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Summer 2018 East Bay Newsletter!

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Just blasted out The SCOOP!

My Summer 2018 Newsletter for East Bay real estate updates, lifestyle, design, local info and details on my referral program! Check it out and Subscribe for the latest updates and opportunities! 

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Co. | Broker Associate, BRE#00669968

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Amazing Kensington Mid-Century Home JUST SOLD!

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JUST SOLD! Simply Amaaa-zing Kensington Mid-Century Home

50 SUNSET DRIVE , KENSINGTON, CA 94707

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2646 SF | 2 Garage Parking

SOLD for $1,750,000

In 1951 Clifford Conly, Builder and Architect, imagined this quintessential 2 story Contemporary "Modicum of Charm" Mid-Century home that takes in the stunning Yamaguchi designed landscaping through huge windows on all levels. Featuring soaring ceilings with a mix of redwood and oak on the interiors. Filtered Bay views, viewing deck, meditation bridge - a real back yard oasis. Unfinished basement, workshop in 2 car attached garage in a fabulous location.

WHAT WE LOVE:

The architecture and authenticity of the preserved high end mid-century home! The unbelieveable landscape design and the satisfaction of facilitating the purchase for neighbors who long admired the home! Buyer Representation.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, DRE #00669968 

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5 Removable Wallpaper Tips

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Change your wall and change your space!

Here are 5 tips for successful application.

1. Go for Quality. Make sure your paper is a good weight and not too sticky…just tacky. Not in design:)) To avoid damage to the walls choose a high quality brand of removable wallpaper.

2. Wash it. Clean the wall atleast 1-2 days before hanging. It must be completely dry.

3. Painted Wall? If you have painted or primed the wall, make sure you leave 3 weeks drying time after painting, before hanging your paper.

4. Protect the wall while hanging. Use something like a 3’ ruler behind the paper to protect the wall when using a utility knife to trim the paper.

5. Changing paper location? Keep the backing from your initial installation. Pull/peel from the top corner of first tile pulling down toward the floor (not out). Your paper won’t get stretched out of shape this way.

Remember to check the manufacturers guidelines too! This is a great way to add personality and elan to any room with the ability to remove and change design at will!

Check out these removable wallpaper vendors. (many offer samples for a fee)

Photo Courtesy artfire.com

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, Lic #00669968  

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12 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

Transform your home from drab to fab by choosing the right color for your home's interior or exterior.

FAST FACTS:

  1. Light colors highlight or bring forward and dark colors recede.
  2. Make paint and trim colors in the same hue or color group. Stark contrasts are not pleasing to the eye.
  3. Separate rooms? Consistent color will marry the spaces. Open floor plan? Changing color or tone, will define the spaces.
  4. High ceilings or architectural details? Use 2 shades on the same swatch to highlight the details.
  5. Does your home bring the outside in through large windows or window walls? Choose an outdoor color of the same shade, to further the look.
  6. Exterior paint? Choose within the same palette as other homes on the block. Visually standing out may not be appealing.
  7. Use eggshell primer over existing paint, for color to match swatch. Use test swatches first! Wait for it to dry before evaluating. Check at different times of day and night. Wet paint is lighter and darkens as it dries.
  8. Use deep or dark colors on a feature wall or in a room with a certain purpose, Ex. dining room, library.
  9. Sheen? On high travelled areas use satin or semi gloss. High gloss or enamel for trim in areas with water (kitchen, bath). Flat paint where the walls aren't touched (leaves fingerprints).
  10. Choose low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint to minimize paint fumes. Got fumes? Well ventilate with fans. 
  11. To shorten project time, choose a one-coat paint. Costs a little more but worth it if you are DIY-ing.
  12. Paint finishes? Faux finishing techniques add personality to a room. Use museum wax when paint is fully dried for a deep sheen. Create a pattern or border with stenciling. Trompe l'oeil is the art of painting scenes on the wall. Paint old floors in a single color or pattern.

Be as creative as you can without overdoing it, luckily it's paint and can be covered. Consider hiring a professional.

Reach out to me for an East Bay Painting Contractor recommendation. 

Visit these companies for paint color options!

Photo Credits #behrpaint

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate DRE #00669968


1st OPEN. Fab. Modern. Updated. Oakland Townhouse.

NEW!! Just Listed

FIRST OPEN!! Sun 6/24 2:00-4:30PM

1510 Pullman Way | Oakland, CA 94607

Directions: West Grand Ave to Frontage Rd to 14th St

2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1644 SF | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $847,500

LISTING REPRESENTATION

Built in 2017 and beautifully renovated, this spacious Contemporary “Modicum of Charm” 3-level townhome includes 2 top floor master suites with hall laundry.

What we LOVE:

The spaciousness of living on 3 levels with the thoughtful high-end upgrades and tasteful design choices make for a modern, upstyle contemporary lifestyle and it's a super convenient commuter home! Walking distance to BART. 8 Miles from San Francisco. Low HOA's.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Modern Contemporary Townhome
  • 2 Bed | 2.5 Ba | 1644SF
  • Built in 2017
  • 3 Levels of living
  • Cozy living room fireplace 
  • Wide plank wood flooring
  • Modern designer lighting & fans 
  • Quartz kitchen countertops 
  • Eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar and nook 
  • Updated Piedrafina bath counters 
  • Fab sunny private outdoor patio & garden 
  • Upgraded appliances included
  • Walking distance to BART. 8 Miles from San Francisco
  • Low HOA’s 

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate DRE #00669968

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Simply Amaaaazing Kensington Mid-Century Home!

50 Sunset Drive | Kensington CA 94707

3 Bed | 3 Ba | 2646SF | 2 Parking Attached Garage

IN CONTRACT - BUYER REPRESENTATION

Offered for $1,388,000.

Builder and Architect Clifford Conly imagined this quintessential 2 story Contemporary mid-century "Modicum of Charm" home built in 1951, that takes in the stunning Yamaguchi designed landscaping through the huge windows throughout the home. Featuring soaring ceilings with a mix of redwood and oak on the interiors. Filtered Bay views, viewing deck, meditation bridge - a real back yard oasis. Unfinished basement, workshop in garage.

AGENT NOTE: Purchased by neighbors who long admired the home!

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate DRE #00669968

#localrealestate #lifestyle #homesales #kensington #househunting #listagent #homeseller #buyeragent #homebuyer #berkeley #oakland #alameda #pattyrogers #realestatebroker #thegrubbco #eastbayrealestate #sanfranciscoeastbay #modicumofcharm #40yearsinrealestate #hiphomes #NoBS


Chic, Ultra Industrial Home SOLD | Oakland

This Chic, Ultra Industrial home just SOLD!

Congratulations go to our wonderful buyers who get to experience Oakland’s cool urban lifestyle in true style. 
 
3428 HELEN STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94608
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 2125SF | 1 Garage Parking

Spotless brand new construction in this ultra industrial West Oakland home. The home features a suspended staircase, soaring ceilings, an elegant floor plan, luxury finishes, wide plank oak flooring, custom tile, quartz counters, radiant heating and designer lighting. Spacious backyard and views make this a true "Modicum of Charm" home. 

SOLD for $1,015,000. Buyer Represented.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, Lic #00669968  

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Curb Appeal - 10 Tips!

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The first impression of a home from the street is what motivates you to look further.

Tips to spruce up your curb appeal:

1. Grab a friend. Make a list of work for the exterior. Ex. torn screen, cobwebs, chipped paint. A 2nd set of eyes helps.
2. Mount house numbers in an area of visibility that match the style of your home.
3. Look Up. Repair or replace the roof to remove any major expense for buyers.
4. Walk Around the house. Check out rain gutters, shutters, foundation footings, deck boards, plant beds. Remove, repair or refresh.
5. Stuff. Bikes, yard equipment? Put in garage or stack in corner. Try to put things out of site.
6. Clean. Rent a pressure washer. Wash everything, deck, siding, driveway, walkways. 
7. Lighting. Replace old/outdated lighting fixtures on front door/porch.
8. Paint. If you are not going to paint the entire exterior, refresh doors-trim-shutters. Touch up where needed.
9. Landscape. Trim along drive/walkways, install edging, trim plants, mulch beds, use potted plants, repair driveway, patio or sidewalk cracks, replace missing bricks.
10. Plant. Add color to flowerbeds. Add potted greenery or flower pots to front door area.

Make buyers want to view the interior of your home!

Next Level East Bay Real Estate! 
PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Co. | Broker Associate Lic #00669968  

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Highlights of the Tour in Oakland

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Patty Alert!

Highlights of Broker’s Tour in Oaklands’ Claremont Pines! Check out this 'Modicum of Charm' gem! #eastbayhomes #midcentury #claremontpines

What we LOVE:

Always love a fabulous Mid-Century Modern home with unique center courtyard with water feature pond, fire pit and walls of windows that make indoor outdoor living extra cool, especially at night. It’s in really great condition with a lower level bonus apartment with patio access.

It’s cool and clean to begin with, with further fab modern potential!

3 Bed | 3 Bath |2869 SF | Built in 1946 | Attached Garage
Offered for $1,595,000

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Co. | Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 


Photo Courtesy of List Agent, Aaron Brown, Lic#01821230, The Grubb Company

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Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report

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As compiled in the Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) are stats for remodeling projects in all regions of the United States.

Included are narrative descriptions of the projects and a chart of costs, projected resale value and percentage of the recouped investment for 21 home remodeling projects. #homedesign #homeimprovement

Determine which upgrades, additions or remodels may bring you the biggest return on your investment and which projects you may do “just because”.

The report states that in San Francisco, the highest return on investment recoups $179.5% for an upscale garage door replacement, 139% for a midrange wooden deck addition and 133.5% for a steel entry door replacement.

Surprisingly, in San Francisco, the lowest returns are reported at 70.9% for a midrange backyard patio and 81.7% for an upscale master suite addition.  

Connect with me to learn about current local trends, popular projects, materials, colors, finishes and for local vetted vendor recommendations to make your remodel a WOW moment!

For Stats on Kitchens, Bathrooms and more review the FULL REPORT:

© 2018 Hanley Wood Media Inc. Complete data from the Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded free at www.costvsvalue.com.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Co. | Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 

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