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Construction in Oakland's Brooklyn Basin About to Begin

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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...

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...

1264 Wainwright Avenue, San Leandro - Just Sold!

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Congratulations to our buyer that just closed on his new home at 1264 Wainwright Avenue in San Leandro! This home was completely remodeled with a new 600 square foot addition, and was located just minutes from BART and Downtown San Leandro.  

The home featured 4 bedrooms and 2 baths across 1,514 square feet in the Cherry Grove neighborhood.

Peter and I would love to help you with your search in the East Bay. Contact us any time at the number or e-mail below.

MATT VANCE and PETER ASHBAUGH, Realtors

East Bay Modern Real Estate

510.604.8000 | [email protected]

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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...

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...

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...

3689 Lily Street, Oakland - Just Sold

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Congratulations to our first-time buyers that just closed escrow on their great new home at 3689 Lily Street in Oakland for $805,000!

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201 4th Street #507, Oakland - Just Listed

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Jack London Square

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...

3951 Oakmore Road, Oakland - Just Sold!

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Congratulations to our buyers that just closed escrow on this stunning tudor in Oakland's beautiful Oakmore neighborhood for $1,225,000!

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585 9th St. #443, Oakland - Just Sold!

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Congratulations to our buyers that just closed escrow on their new home at 585 9th St., #443 in Oakland for $715,000!

The Condo

This spacious unit featured 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, as well as a separate den/office area. Built in 2009, it was in excellent condition with hardwood floors and upgraded finishes throughout. Both bedrooms and the living room featured views of...

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