Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

#1307 at The Ellington, Jack London Square - Just Sold!



Just in time for Christmas, my clients closed on the purchase of this gorgeous 2 BD, 2 BA, condo at The Ellington in Jack London Square on December 21! Known as the slowest time of the year in real estate speak, December usually sees less properties on the market and fewer buyers as well, however, it's a great time for those who want to purchase in an environment that sees less competition. And that was exactly the case with this unit as well. Most of the two bedroom units at The Ellington have sold in the $1.1 million and higher...

2016 Mid Century Modern Gingerbread House Competition Winners


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Check out this unique competition featuring a fun twist on the traditional storybook gingerbread house. These talented bakers with a passion for mid century architecture put together some tasty looking modernist gingerbread creations.

The winning entries can be found here:

East Bay Eats: Public Market in Emeryville


Picture: courtesy of Public Market Website

The East Bay has a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes. I like going out in the East Bay better than San Francisco, because in general, there's less hype, better parking, lower prices and the food is just as good!

One of my easy go to's for casual (but still good) eating, is The Public Market located on 5959 Shellmound St in Emeryville.

It used to be a dated food court but has been undergoing a great transformation. It has been growing and is sporting now a nice selection!

In this rainy weather, I usually go for comforting, warming food and choose ...

1220 Waterview Drive in Mill Valley - Just Sold!

My listing at 1220 Waterview Drive in Mill Valley received multiple offers and just sold for $1,850,000.

I worked diligently with my sellers to prepare, stage and market this recently updated spacious 3,174 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home featuring an open kitchen, dining, living and family room area with a LaCantina door leading to the outside decks that make it perfect for entertaining. Upper level has a master suite with views of the bay, Angel Island and Alcatraz, two bedrooms with lofts and second bathroom. Lower level boasts an au pair/guest suite with additional family room, bedroom, bathroom and possible office or wine room. This unique property has a 2 car attached garage, laundry room, ample storage and a large useable yard. Adjacent to expansive open space with access...

December 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Update & Outlook

The holidays are in full swing which typically means a seasonal slow-down in the real estate market however do these trends hold true in Marin County? Let’s take a look at real estate sales trends thru November 2016 and also explore some other interesting trends and market facts:

  • Quick Market Snapshot
  • Vanishing Breed – The Under $1 Million Dollar Home in Marin
  • Median Price in Marin – Does Inventory Match Sales?
  • Luxury Market in Marin – Are Trends Developing?

Market Snapshot: Still strong

Through November of this year sales of single family homes are down about 7% from last year (ty = 1949 ly = 2093) and listings are down about 4% (ty = 2511 ly = 2612) still generally considered a seller’s market. Median price of homes this year...

311 Oak St. Penthouse 31 - Just Listed!

Urban chic meets sophisticated modern in this stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,334 SF (per tax records) penthouse loft in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square.


My Favorite East Bay Holiday Lights


Photo Credit: Oakland Zoo

Looking for some night-time sparkle? Here are a few of my favorite East Bay holiday light displays not to be missed: