Open House Oakland Upper Rockridge 6201 Contra Costa

March 24th, 2011

Open this Sunday 3/27 from 2:00 to 4:30 6201 Contra Costa Road  $1,795,000 Oakland’s Upper Rockridge Beautifully handcrafted Mediterranean getaway situated atop desirable Upper Rockridge, overlooking San Francisco, the Golden Gate, and beyond. The lush, bougainvillea accented courtyard leads to a newer home seasoned with old world details; wood cathedral ceilings, textured plaster walls, Tunisian […]

Is the 30 year fixed mortgage going away?

March 18th, 2011

Changes in conforming loan limits and tomorrows buying power.

February 15th, 2011

I was just updated by a senior mortgage consultant (Brian Moggan with MSP home loans) who works with many home buyers in the Oakland Piedmont and Berkeley area and he said that the FED is not likely to extend the temporary increase in the conforming loan limit. (currently at $729,000) So why does that matter to […]

Buying our Lincoln Heights home in Oakland with Brian Santilena

February 7th, 2011

Working with Brian was one of the best part of our home buying process. He not only made us feel comfortable and well-informed about the process but was also very proactive about everything. As first time home buyers, we never got nervous because he managed the communication well and never overwhelmed us with too many […]

The cost of getting a mortgage loan is going up

February 2nd, 2011

In the spirit of keeping it simple, the fees charged to Buyers when obtaining a mortgage are about to cost more.  The primary people that are going to feel the pinch are lower FICO and higher loan to value (LTV) borrowers.  According to Brian Moggan at Mortgage Services Professionals that would be somewhere around FICO’s […]

Parkwoods Condominium for sale in Oakland CA

January 31st, 2011

Parkwoods Condominium in Oakland CA. This charming “Berkeley Model” unit is located way back in the rear of the development.  It is peaceful and quiet as well as clean and spacious.  It has roughly 728 square feet of living space (as per the public record) and 1 large bedroom with a walk-in closet.  Doors from […]

Homes sold in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge during Q4 2010

January 27th, 2011

This video covers homes sold in Oakland California’s Upper Rockridge neighborhood during the 4th Quarter of 2010. If you would like more information about Upper Rockridge please feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Real Estate sold in Oakland’s Rockridge District 5556 Masonic Ave

December 27th, 2010

I recently placed Buyers into this sleek, split level home in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge Neighborhood.  5556 Masonic in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  It has updated bathrooms and is a perfect candidate for future expansion.  We actually had a great local architect (Richard Janzen) out to the property to check the […]

Home sold in Upper Laurel – Lincoln Heights of Oakland CA

December 25th, 2010

See what these clients said about workinng with Brian Laurel District / Lincoln Heights home with big bay views on Frye St. has recently closed escrow for $605,000.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a large rear patio and up-slope garden.  The kitchen was wonderfully updated with granite counters, natural stone […]

Crocker Highlands comtemporary home sold

December 25th, 2010

This is a Beautiful home that I sold in Oakland California’s Crocker Highlands neighborhood.  It is beautiful 50’s contemporary with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths that closed for $1,250,000.  Redone from “tip to toe” it has an updated kitchen that opens to a dining room/living room combo, large windows that have pleasant views of the […]

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