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Temescal Street Fair - This Sunday from 12-6!

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Temescal Street Fair this Sunday from 12-6!

This event takes place on Telegraph Avenue between 41st and 51st Streets in one of Oakland's most popular neighborhoods. It includes great good, live music, local vendors, and much more. It's a great way to explore the area and learn more about Oakland.

Even better is that attending the event is FREE and getting to the event is easy -- the area is highly bikeable and just a few blocks from the MacArthur BART station.

To view more details including a line-up of all the musical performances, you can visit the following link: http://temescalstreetfair.org/Home...

738 Willow St., Oakland - Just Listed!

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A perfect fusion of residential meets commercial is on display in this Green Point rated modern architectural masterpiece. This home combines low maintenance with highly utilitarian living, a perfect blend for today's discerning entrepeneur. Conveniently located just blocks away from the W. Oakland BART station, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1740 SF...

Oakland's Construction Boom is in Full Swing!

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Oakland's commercial and residential construction boom shows no signs of slowing down. The San Francisco Business Times reports that there are currently a total of 12 high-rise buildings slated for construction in Oakland! The two most recently proposed high-rise towers will result in a total of 334 new residential units and will be located at the intersection of 15th and Webster Street. This is just one of the latest residential construction projects to take make waves in Oakland.

On May 5th, it was reported that Lane Partners is in contract to make a ...

Construction in Oakland's Brooklyn Basin About to Begin

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(Photo credit: Signature Development / BAR Architects)

The San Francisco Business Times reported this week that Oakland's massive Brooklyn Basin development on the estuary is set to start construction on it's first building this year, after almost a year of site clean-up and preparation.

This first building will consist of 241 rental units and will break ground later this year, with completion by late in 2018. This first building will consist of 7 stories and will be next to a new park, something that many Jack London Square residents have wanted for years.

For those of you not familiar with Brooklyn Basin, it is the largest development in Oakland in years, projected to cost $1.5 billion. It will include some of the first...

Oakland's Restaurant Scene Continues to Sizzle!

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More and more, everyone from top chefs to food blogs and Bay Area residents are raving about Oakland's popular and growing restaurant and bar scene.

This was once again recognized in a recent survey conducted by the real estate site Estately.

Oakland placed number one in the nation in four categories: Coffee, breakfast, Chinese, and food trucks. It also ranked in the Top 5 cities for Gluten free options, Halal, Japanese, Mexican, Soul Food, Thai, and Vegetarian, and was ranked higher than San Francisco in almost every category. Clearly, Oakland's well-known diversity has contributed to a wide range of amazing food options in the area. Many well-known chefs have been looking to Oakland for their new restaurants as San Francisco has become very cost prohibitive.

The Bay Area didn't fare as well in categories such as...

Station House Townhomes Breaking Ground in West Oakland

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Oakland's latest housing project is well underway! A significant portion of the exterior framing has been completed on West Oakland's latest housing development know as The Station. The project is being built by the developer, City Ventures and will consist of 171, 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses that will be offered for sale, as well as 4,500 SF of retail space. This is the first major resdiential development in West Oakland since 2008 and proves to be just one of many new projects in Oakland's recent development boom. The units are being touted as all electric and solar powered and will bring much needed economic and residential vibrancy to this rapidly changing West Oakland neighborhood.

Although pricing...

1123 30th St., Oakland - Just Sold

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Congratulations to our lucky buyers that just closed escrow on their new home located at 1123 30th Street in hip West Oakland for $795,000!

This spacious 2,083 square foot home featured 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and had been completely renovated down to the studs. It's also just blocks away from shopping and restaurants in Emeryville.

If you're looking to purchase in the area, Peter and I would love to help. Reach out to us anytime so that we can discuss how we can help you with...

Investors are choosing Oakland more than San Francisco

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Roland Li recently wrote a great article for the San Francisco Business Times titled “It's now better to invest in homes in Oakland than in San Francisco.

He describes the affordability of single-family rental properties and higher return from Oakland properties.  Matt and I meet new buyers and investors each week who are looking to exit the SF market.   Oakland is attractive for many reasons, affordability being critical.   

In January I blogged about Zillow’s forecast for the hottest zipcodes and appreciation for 2016.  Zillow projects...

Oakland Approves High-Rise Hotel + Apartments in Uptown

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In the last week, one of the most significant pieces of development news in the last decade in Downtown/Uptown Oakland appears to be coming to fruition -- a new 27-story tower at the corner of 19th Street and Telegraph Avenue.

The new project, currently referred to as 1911 Telegraph, which could break ground as early as next year, is slated to feature 330 apartments (both market-rate and affordable), a 7-floor...

201 4th Street #507, Oakland - Just Listed

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Unit #507 is hip, sophisticated, and ready to move in! This stunning, light-filled unit features an open layout, high ceilings and industrial finishes throughout.

With a fresh coat of modern paint and updated carpet in the bedroom, you’re all set to start enjoying life in Jack London Square. The unit is an open 924 square feet, with...

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