Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Jack London Loft for Lease: 428 Alice St #208 Oakland

New Lease Listing!

Sophisticated Jack London 2bed/2bath Loft with den/office is for lease for $2900/month. Hardwood Floors. Secured garage parking. Fabulous restaurants nearby. BART/Ferry to San Francisco!




For more info or showing, please contact me. 


256 Los Banos, Walnut Creek - SOLD!


I had the pleasure of representing the sellers of 256 Los Banos Ave, Walnut Creek, which closed escrow at $880,000 ($50,000 over the ask price).

I enjoyed staging, listing, and marketing this property and would love to do the same for you!  If you are in the market for an Eichler home or if you already own one and are thinking about listing, please allow my expertise to work for you. 

KEN FOX, Broker Associate
East Bay Modern Real Estate
Modern Representation for Modern Times
510.999.0923|| BRE# 01901262


A Spicy and Sweet Holiday Tradition

Many families have traditions passed down from Grandparents. Others from the old world and some adopt them over the years. My family is not one rich in traditions. My paternal grandmother was the glue that bound our family's traditions and once she passed they pretty much crumbled.


In 1987 or maybe it was 1988 I accidentally launched a holiday tradition with my dad. It started as a one-time experiment that went incredibly right and we have stuck with it every year without fail.


In my quest to figure out my life path after college I worked in the kitchen of a gourmet deli. There I learned...

New Year's Events in Jack London Square


Looking for something to do this New Year's Eve in Oakland's hip Jack London Square area? A few local establishments have announced events for the evening that are definitely worth checking out!

The first is a "Cocktail Gala" at Lungomare restaurant The restaurant will be open into the early morning hours, with two dance floors, a full bar, two DJs, and of course great views from the patio area. A special buffet as well as hors d'oeuvres will be served starting at 7 PM.

Tickets are $55 for entry and all-you-can-eat food and can be purchased at

Another local event will be at our neighborhood's new bowling alley/beer garden venue called Plank. Plank's Exclusive Party event starts at 8 PM and includes a special food menu, a $20 game card, 2 drinks tickets,...

605 Canyon Oaks #F, Oakland - SOLD!


Congratulations to the seller 605 Canyon Oaks Dr, Unit F in the quiet and serene Shadow Woods community of Oakland.  This private retreat was listed at $290,000 and closed escrow at $295,000!

If you are looking for guidance navigating the East Bay real estate market, I am happy to help.  Please email to get started!


1828 Clayton Way, Concord - Sold!


Congratulations to the buyers of 1828 Clayton Way in Concord, who just closed escrow at $500,000 on their new home. Ken Fox and I were fortunate enough to represent our recent sellers of 4026 Salem St. (also in Concord) on this home that provided more space and a much larger lot for their family.

The home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a large finished basement with additional living areas and a workshop. It had been impeccably maintained by the original owner for nearly 60 years! It also features an expansive 15,000 square foot lot, which was perfect for our buyers who were looking for a large space for their children and pets.

If you're looking for assistance in finding a new home in the Concord area, please contact me - I'd be happy to help!

Matt Vance, REALTOR

East Bay Modern Real Estate


852 Marble Way, Petaluma Sold for $570,000!

I just assisted my buyer with the purchase of this fabulous Petaluma home.


Corona Creek area of East Petaluma in greenbelt setting with walking paths.Great single level 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a quiet street bordering open space. Built in 1994, this 1639 square foot home features a formal living/dining room, open floor plan with large family room with fireplace, kitchen and breakfast nook accessing the spacious patio area and backyard for entertaining.Easy access to shopping, transportation, and other amenities....


 79 Forest Lane, San Rafael (The Meadows)

Charming move-in ready condo! Rarely available, ground level, one bedroom, one bathroom with remodeled kitchen, updated bathroom, wood laminate floors, fresh paint, plantation shutters, closet organizers, sliding doors off bedroom and living room to large patio area, one-car garage. Great HOA amenities...3 pools, 2 tennis courts, club house, meandering pathways and open space hiking. Close to Scotty's Market and many other amenities.


I would love to help if you are thinking of selling.  I have all the vendors available to make your...