East Bay

956 Loma Linda Ave. El Sobrante - Just Listed


Situated on a quiet street, 956 Loma Linda is a well maintained 3 BD, 2 BA single family home with spacious and private front and backyards. The home features an updated kitchen and baths, solid hardwood flooring and tile throughout, and a large, double height 2 car garage. The transition from indoors to outdoors is made seamless through sliding glass doors from both living and dining areas leading directly to the sunny backyard. Both living and dining rooms feature recessed lighting, and all of the home's windows and sliding doors have been recently updated.

Conveniently located to nearby schools, shopping (Hilltop Mall), and all other necessities. El Sobrante is an ideal commuter location, take Hwy 80 directly to San Francisco or Oakland, or choose BART as your mode of transportation. Live...

Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.

Zillow recently reported that:

“With Rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many renters find themselves gazing over the homeownership fence and wondering if the grass really is greener. Leaving aside, for the moment, the difficulties of saving for a down payment, let’s focus on the monthly expenses of owning a home: it turns out that renters currently paying the median rent in many markets could afford to buy a higher-quality property than the typical (read: median-valued) home without increasing their monthly expenses.”

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The East Bay is perfect for viewing wildflowers!

Rainfall this winter and spring has been at a record high. The last time it rained that much was in 1997 and I remember one thing that stood out: wildflowers! The best time to see them is mid-March to mid-April.

Here are my favorite spots in the east bay to watch them bloom this spring:

  1.    Mount Diablo State Park
  2.    Sunol Regional Wilderness
  3.    Tilden Park
  4.    Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
  5.    Lake Chabot Regional Park

But honestly,...

The Emerson

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I've lived in Emeryville for 5 years and even though I am aware that it is located right by the bay, I did not expect to see what I saw on the 7th floor deck of the Emerson: breath taking views! The Oakland harbor with its creature like cranes, the San Francisco hills, the Bay Bridge, with skyline of San Francisco, the Golden Gate bridge and the Marin headlands. Literally: views for days. The roof deck of this building is what got me sold. I started day dreaming of super bowl parties, brunches, romantic sunsets with wine and early morning mediation while watching the sunrise. Being a realtor, I see a lot of beautiful buildings, but this one made me want to move!...

The East Bay Makes the NY Times' List of Places to Go

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Much has been written this past year about Oakland and the East Bay.   Last month, the New York Times released a list of their top 52 places to visit in 2016 and The East Bay came in at number 39. From Oakland’s new restaurants to the urban wineries, there’s something for everyone to do and experience!  

The article also mentions the Brooklyn Basin project, which is coming along nicely.  Check out photos and videos of the project here. The Brooklyn Basin website also features an interactive map that shows the marina, trails, restaurants, commercial space, and...

Rents in SF Set New Record - Time to Buy in the East Bay!

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Just this week, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article discussing something that many San Francisco residents probably already know: Rents in the City have set a new record. The average apartment rental price in the first quarter of 2015 was a whopping $3,458, higher than any other large city in the country!

Moreover, high-end buildings in some of the City's most popular neighborhoods now have 1-bedroom apartments that are $4,000 per month or more. It's no surprise to me that over 50% of buyers I've represented in the last year have been San Francisco residents that are moving to the East Bay.

Despite all the news of a competitive East Bay housing market, there are still lots of opportunities to buy a home in Alameda...

Holiday Virtual Food Drive Benefiting Alameda County

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Click here to donate now! - It's so easy to help someone in need!

East Bay Modern is participating in a virtual holiday food drive benefiting the Alameda County Community Food Bank. It's so easy to help someone, or families, in need during the holiday season. The nice thing is that this is a virtual food drive, so all you have to do is click!

Please help us reach our goal of $1,000!

Every little bit helps less people be hungry during this holiday season. It's a great way to give back to the community.

Donate now!

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Oakland's Haven

The Jack London Square District in Oakland is quickly becoming a foodies' paradise.  Not only is there a great Farmer's Market every Sunday, the neighborhood has managed, even in this economy, to attract high-quality eateries like Bocanova, Chop Bar, Encuentro Cafe & Wine Bar, Miette Bakery, Blue Bottle Coffee, and the recently opened Haven.

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Haven is the latest in casual, fine dining offerings from the Daniel Patterson Group (Plum-Oakland & Coi-San Francisco).  The menu is Californian cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Kim Alter and features local, fresh ingredients sure to fit all palettes.  The warm and inviting décor blends the contemporary architecture of the brand-new Jack London Artisan Food Market with the loft-style residential condos of the neighborhood.  And, it's prime waterfront location makes for an...