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Bay Walk Live-Work Community in Marina Bay Breaking Ground



59 E Younger Avenue, San Jose - Just Listed!




Imagine living your perfect CA lifestyle in a quaint 1920's bungalow + in law unit w/ year-round al fresco dining/entertaining in a private backyard garden setting complete with mature fruit trees and comfortably nestled in a charming neighborhood w/ tree-lined sidewalks perfect...

What Happens to My Monthly Payment When Interest Rates Go Up?

I have been asked this question many times lately and found a great chart to help you visualize the impact of interest rate changes. This is top of mind for many prospective home buyers as interest rates creep up slowly from historical lows. In the example below, if you can make a monthly mortgage payment of $2,316, at 3.75% interest, you can qualify for a $500,000 loan. At 4.75%, you can qualify for a $450,000 loan and your monthly payment will be $2,347. Keep in mind that these figures are approximate, and may be affected by other factors such as credit scores, other liabilities, etc. 



Sales Record at The Sierra at Jack London Square


I just set a new sales record at The Sierra. After just 3 days on the market and 3 offers later, my ecstatic sellers closed today on the sale of their penthouse loft. Listed at $875K, we sold this baby for $990K!  We listed this property in the middle of December, which is notoriously the worst time of the year for real estate. Even worse was the fact that there were 5 other active listings in the same building. But the proof is in the pudding. Prepping, professional staging and photography, droning and superior marketing make all the difference.Thanks to Leila Seppa Photography for the unmatched photography & videography that made this listing stand out from all the others! ...

58th Annual Oakland White Elephant Sale


Photo credit: Oakland Museum of California

Bargain hunters and collectors, mark your calendars for this unique East Bay tradition! The White Elephant Sale is like a mega garage sale on steroids. With sale proceeds benefiting the Oakland Museum of California.

Held each year in a large Oakland warehouse, the sale is organized by departments and staffed with a legion of Oakland Museum Women's Board volunteers to assist with your purchases. There is even a shopping map...

From renting to owning in 7 steps!

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Are you currently renting? Are you tired of subsidizing your landlord without building equity? Maybe you would like to own your own place but just don't know where to start. Here is a list that'll get you going!


1.     Start your research now
No matter if you want to buy in the near future or in a couple of years, starting to look at listings and getting clear about the neighborhoods you would like to live in will be an advantage! Check out houses you like and see for what they sell for. Also see how long listings stay on the market before they sell.

2.     Get pre-approved
You need to know how...

2016 Marin Real Estate Market Summary

Marin Infograph - Real Estate 2016

2016 – Best Year Ever…AGAIN

Median prices – UP, Average prices – UP. The Marin real estate market remains as strong as ever.

Outlook for 2017

When is a Good Time to Buy?

The average home price in Marin in 1965 was $30,710. In 2000 it was $722,800, and last year it was nearly $1,200,000. In fact, in the last 51 years there have only been 3 years where the average price decreased. So, the answer is simple as soon as you can.

Reasons to Buy Soon:

1. High Rents
2. Very low interest rates
3. Tax Benefits
4. Appreciation
5. Pride of Ownership

If you are considering buying a home in 2017, be sure to register to attend our ...

2750 26th Ave Oakland - JUST LISTED

 Just listed and open today (Jan 14) and tomorrow (Jan 15). 

Located on a quiet street in Oakland, this charming house nearly a century old has so much to offer. It has two-bedrooms, one-bathroom, plus a den on the street level, and a room and a bathroom in the basement.  It has been well-maintained and cared for by one owner for nearly 40 years.

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Adopting an Urban Life Style

Congrats to my recent homebuyers.  They are putting the finishing touches on the condo they just purchased in the Adams Point Area. They are moving to Oakland from Walnut Creek and are eager to start the New Year with restaurants, entertainment, and Lake Merritt just minutes away.