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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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Quote on HOME!

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Nothing is more exciting than helping families find their homes! Happy House Hunting #homebuyers Enjoy your weekend!  

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, Lic #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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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


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

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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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Things to Do This Weekend in the East Bay

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3 GREAT FREE Things to Do in the #EastBay this weekend!! #eastbaylife

2018 Sunday Streets Berkeley

SUN June 3 | 11 am to 4 pm
Shattuck Ave from Rose to Channing, Berkeley
FREE
Check out the Cornerfest Music Festival, Berkeley World Music Fest, Vine Street Block Party and Spats Retro Dance Party, plus a Pet Parade, Arts & Crafts, Street Food and Dance Performances
@sundaystreetsberkeley
http://www.sundaystreetsberkeley.org/

52nd Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest

SAT June 2 | 9 am to 1 pm
9-11 am: Registration, Noon: Judging begins
1 pm: Awards Ceremony
Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park, Otis & Westline Drive, Alameda
FREE
Bring your shovels and participate or bring the family and just watch!
@oaklandparks
https://www.alamedaca.gov/recreation-uncategorized/events/5564

Oakland Carnival @mosswoodpark

SAT June 2 | NOON - 7PM
Mosswood Park 3612 Webster St., Oakland
FREE
Celebrating Caribbean, South, Central and North American Carnival Culture
Live music, dance performances, kid zone, african marketplace and international food village
#oaklandcarnival2018
https://www.oaklandcarnival.com/

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

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