Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Goings on in Downtown San Anselmo. Cucina to re-open under "old management". True North currently closed.

Apparently, the former owner of Cucina has taken the space back over, is remodeling, and intends to open for business sometime in December. On a recent walk, I saw the following two notices in the window, indicating San Anselmo may soon regain one of its longstanding, popular, and much-loved restaurants. A lot of folks I've spoken with are looking forward to the opening. I'll be there too!



Building a Prefab Home in the Bay Area - A How To Workshop + PreFab Home Tour


We are hosting an exclusive event for our clients on December 5, 2015 that is designed to educate attendees on the process of building a modern prefab home in the San Francisco Bay Area.   We've hosted a similar event in the past, which "sold out" quickly so we are sharing it with our blog followers before the press release goes out.

This event - Building a Modernist & Eco-Friendly Prefab Home in the San Francisco Bay Area - will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.   Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from Los Angeles-based...

435 Clark Dr. Vallejo - Just Sold!


My clients Laura & Patrick officially became the new owners of this fabulous 5 bed, 3 bath, 3120 SF home today. The wrap-around deck with built-in jacuzzi offers stunning views of the San Pablo Bay and the surrounding area. My clients had two must haves in their home search; views & RV parking. With both of those goals satisfied, their move from Fresno to the Bay Area should be a happy one!

Ary Assadi
East Bay Modern Real Estate


3405 Helen St. #5, Oakland - Just Sold



Just closed escrow on this cool upper floor loft in Oakland's Dogtown District. This is my second sale of the year at the Helen Street lofts. I'm thankful to my clients for entrusting me with the sale of their investment property. I made sure the unit received a fresh coat of paint, was properly staged, and professionally photographed. Listed for $450,000, we just closed escrow today at $485,000!

Ary Assadi
East Bay Modern Real Estate

95 Corte Mesa in San Rafael - SOLD!


Timing is everything in real estate.  I represented the Trustee who was selling 95 Corte Mesa; a tenant occupied 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome located in a small development in the outer Dominican neighborhood in San Rafael.  This townhome was renovated 3 years ago with a new kitchen, baths, fixtures, flooring and windows.  Even though selling a tenant occupied property is not ideal for the tenant or seller, sometimes it can't be helped. The tenant had a lease and hoped to continue renting for as long as possible.  Therefore, the trustee and I kept our focus on 1031 Exchange buyers who had limited time to find a replacement property. Our timing was pitch perfect. We found the ideal buyer very quickly.

It was a win-win for...

JUST LISTED! 2939 Otis Street, Berkeley

This bright Berkeley bungalow features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, refinished hardwood floors, comfy window seat, built-ins and decorative fireplace in dining area. Detached one bedroom, one bath cottage can be used as an office, art studio or guest house. Dual pane windows, updated heating, electrical and tankless water heater added in 2007.  Private backyard with gazebo, shed and additional storage all within steps to Ashby BART, local cafes, Berkeley Bowl and Whole Foods.  Open Saturday 11/14, 1-4 p.m. For additional information, please contact Cathy Gamblin (925) 699-2112,



1305 Webster St. #C204 Alamaeda CA: SOLD!

SOLD: 1305 Webster St. #C204 $350,000


Fresh and Stylish

This 1 bedroom 1 bath 2nd floor condo is newly upgraded and in beautiful move-in condition. Cooking and entertaining is a breeze in this sleek and modern open kitchen with granite counters, stylish stacked tile backsplash, new stainless steel appliances and bright new cabinets. Enjoy easy living in this open floor plan filled with natural light as well as custom recessed lighting on dimmers. Slider from living room to deck, which overlooks the pool, creates a wonderful indoor/outdoor space perfect for relaxing or BBQ.

Bedroom is...

Companies moving from San Francisco to Oakland


It's not news to most people that the migration of residents from San Francisco to Oakland is greater than ever. Many people may not realize that many businesses have also started moving across the bay.

While Uber's purchase of the building at 1945 Broadway made headlines, it's just one of many corporate relocations in 2015. The San Francisco Business Times recently featured an article that included 15 of the largest companies to start their Oakland relocation plans. These are in addition to others that moved from other parts of the Bay Area, such as Sunset Magazine's well-publicized move from Menlo Park to Jack London Square.

Other large companies to make the move this year include Brown and Toland (Healthcare), CoreLogic, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the environmental organizing, the Sierra Club.

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