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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! 

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

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Last 30 Days in the East Bay for July 2018

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Job growth is driving the demand for housing while hikes in mortgage Interest rates, increasing down payment requirements and tightening mortgage qualifications are challenging the consistently increasing market activity and rise in home pricing over the last 6 months. In some East Bay neighborhoods there is a slowing in new and active homes to market, median pricing and list to sale price, signifying a market shift and the first downtick since the beginning of 2018.  

STATS: July and (Change since June)

BERKELEY

SOLD  73 (+11)
New 35 (-18)
Active 57 (-20)
Median Days on Market 22 (+7)

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $1,220,000 (-$105,000)
New $998,000 (-$52,500)
Active $1,150,000 (-$45,000)
Sale to List Price 115% (-4%)

Patty: Berkeley stats are a good benchmark for East Bay market activity. 9 more homes SOLD in July, with decreases in new (-18) and active (-20) listings to market. Homes are staying on market for +7 days, at approx. 3 weeks. List to sale price has decreased by 4%. Make a home purchase in Berkeley while inventory is available.  

ALAMEDA

SOLD 39 (No Change)
New 14 (-13)
Active 22 (-6)
Median Days on Market 25 +(13)

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $1,100,000 (+$225,000)
New    $958,000 (-$43,000)
Active $958,000 (-$33,500)
Sale to list price 114% (+2%)

Patty: Alameda inventory has slowed for the second month in a row with approx 50% less new listings to market. Median SOLD pricing has increased while median offer pricing of new and active listings has decreased. Buyer demand continues, with final sale prices creeping up to 14% over ask.

EMERYVILLE

SOLD 13
New 10
Active 17
Median Days on Market 17

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $685,000
New     $624,000
Active  $599,978
Sale to list price 111%

Patty: Alameda inventory has slowed since last month, with about 30% less active listings though the same amount of homes have sold since last month showing steady buyer demand, with final sale prices moving up by a small margin. Expect to offer up to 12% over ask to compete.

PIEDMONT

SOLD  7 (-6)
New 4  (No Change)
Active 6  (-1)
Median Days on Market 16 (-2)

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $2,500,000 (+$485,000)
New $2,096,000 (+$20,000)
Active $2,495,000 (-$177,000)

Patty: July shows a slower market as will happen during the summer months with sale pricing and homes coming to market at a lower median price than the previous month. The market remains consistent in Piedmont with buyer demand for new and active listings. Expect a start point for homes here to be near and above the $2m mark. 

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, Lic #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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Old World Elegance in Rockridge

Just SOLD!

5351 Belgrave Place No. 1C, Oakland, CA 94618

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1414SF | 1 Garage Parking

Sold for $1,100,000

Represented Buyer

Near the Claremont Country Club, this beautifully updated Belgrave Place corner condominium offers spacious open living/dining with fireplace, wet bar, built-ins and hardwood floors throughout. Light filled, a wall of windows runs the length of the home providing access to the incredible sprawling deck.

The kitchen features quartz countertops, stainless appliances and a desk nook. A gracious master suite with updated bath includes double closets with a lovely 2nd bedroom and 2nd updated bath and in-unit laundry.

With peek-a-boo Bay and Oakland Hills views the home is steps from College Avenue shops and restaurants.

What We LOVE:

The outdoor deck is sumptuous and the entire home is spacious and on one level. The condo building is 100% owner occupied and location is superlative for shopping, socializing and dining. Removing 1 wall will make this an open plan entertainer's paradise.  

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

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

Photos Courtesy Sheila Johnson, DRE#01933417, Pacific Union International

 

 

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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


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

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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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East Bay Real Estate Market Report

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#EastBay #HomeSales are robust!

Interest rates have risen with 2 more expected rate hikes expected this year. Inventory has loosened, with more active homes on market and homes selling within 1-2 weeks on market. The time to buy and sell is now!

STATS:

BERKELEY (ALL) 
SOLD 64
New 53
Active 77
Median Days on Market 15

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $1,325,000
New $1,050,500
Active $1,195,000
Sale to List Price 119%

Patty: Berkeley is a jamming market. 11 more homes sold than last month with inventory increasing steadily since March. Final Sale prices have declined by 1-2% since March and median pricing has increased by a small margin. Expect to add up to 20% to your offer to compete in this busy market. 

LOWER ROCKRIDGE (OAKLAND)
SOLD 4
New 4
Active 5
Median Days on Market 16

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $1,989,170
New $1,147,500
Active $1,195,000
Sale to List Price 118%

Patty: The charming craftsman homes and condos here make for a popular buyer destination. A slower moving market with only a couple of more sales and few more new and active listings than the previous month. Homes sell in the Low to High $1m range and move within a week of coming to market. Final sale prices are competitive. 

PIEDMONT
SOLD 13
New 4
Active 6
Median Days on Market 18

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $2,015,000
New $2,076,000
Active $2,672,000

Patty: Home pricing has risen with 13 homes sold and not much inventory on or coming to market. Expect a start point for homes here to be near and above the $2m mark. So little inventory signals competition for available homes and high buyer demand.

ALAMEDA
SOLD 39
New 27
Active 28
Median Days on Market 12

MEDIAN PRICE
SOLD $875,000
New    $995,000
Active $991,500
Sale to list price 112%

Patty: Alameda inventory has slowed since last month, with about 30% less active listings though same amount of homes have sold since last month showing steady buyer demand, with final sale prices creeping up by a small margin. Expect to increase offer your price of up to 12% over ask to compete.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 

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

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Alameda Secret Garden Bungalow - Just SOLD!

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Congrats to our Buyers who are proud new owners of their home sweet home in #alameda

2262 Clinton Ave, Alameda, CA
1 Bed | 1 Ba | 666SF
Sold for $725,000
Buyer Representation

Secret Garden Bungalow with fantastic "Modicum of Charm" and permitted extra cottage in rear of lot. Office, art studio, retreat?? Beautiful landscaping in fenced yard, single car garage. Great location!

Next Level East Bay Real Estate! 

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


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New Industrial Chic Home In Contract!

Brand new construction, ultra industrial contemporary West Oakland home of 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths is 2125SF.  

3428 Helen Street, Oakland, Ca 94608

Spotless, chic, and IN CONTRACT for our buyers! 

Another “Modicum of Charm” home found. We can’t wait for them to enjoy this remarkable home and Oakland’s cool urban lifestyle.

Listed for $899,000. PENDING. Buyer Represented.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate

PATTY ROGERS | Rogers & Thacker Group | The Grubb Co. | Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 

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