From the monthly archives:

December 2011

The best-est year

December 23, 2011

Behold 300 pounds of calendars ready to send to 1000+ Oakland residents…! Every November, I transform my corner of the office into a gigantic jumble. I spend a good week unboxing, piling, printing and stuffing…then sorting, then bagging…before delivering the mass to the USPS main branch in West Oakland around Thanksgiving. This annual ritual is […]

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Oakland zip 94602 trends

December 8, 2011

Here are the latest trends in the 94602 zip code for single family homes. Keep in mind the small sample sizes corresponding to many of the months.

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Emeryville condo & townhouse trends

December 8, 2011
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Househunting: helpful smartphone apps

December 5, 2011

Here are three nifty apps I recently ran across that I’d to share: CrumbTracks—Store, organize, annotate, and share photos and videos you take during you home search, FREE. MagicPlan—Measure, draw, and publish an interactive floor plan on the web by just taking pictures, FREE. My Measure & Dimensions [iPhone] [Android]—Allows you to track dimensions of […]

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Fraud in the chain of title

December 1, 2011

Here’s another interesting anecdote from Chicago Title in their December newsletter. In this one, two people collude to sell a property that is not theirs. Though crisis was averted, the story highlights the importance of title insurance had it ended otherwise.

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