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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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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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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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#localrealestate #lifestyle #homesales #berkeley #oakland #alameda
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Free in Berkeley this Weekend!

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Very cool  thing to do this weekend in #Berkeley for FREE! 

11-5pm | Saturday April 14th | Rain or Shine

Check out the Bouquet Market | A Curated Seasonal Vintage Flea + Maker’s Market in support of local artisans, small brands and vintage purveyors curated by @Wallflowersf

FEATURING:

  • Bouquet Market for fresh blooms, apothecary lotions, soaps and more
  • Vintage 1920’s-1990’s apparel, and handmade clothing plus caps, tees, bags
  • Furniture, large scale, re-furbishers, mid-century, vintage and home decor accessories, candles, wall hangings
  • Jewelry of all eras and designs, from fashion to costume to statement jewelry. 

North end of Berkeley’s Fourth Street Shopping District
1717 Fourth Street | Berkeley, CA | 94710
In the open area between Rejuvenation & Z Gallerie

Park in UC Berkeley lot at corner of Fourth Street + Virginia

MORE > https://www.bouquetmarketplace.com  On FB @bouquetmarket |  On Instagram @bouquet_market

Browse, Buy and Dine on Fourth Street while you're there! 

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

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Berkeley Sunday Brunch Tour!

Bonus to living in the East Bay? The dining scene.

Check out this very cool Berkeley Sunday Brunch walking tour through Edible Excursions in collaboration with the Downtown Berkeley Association. 

Resident guides offer behind-the-scenes access to local chef’s and restauranteurs in the vibrant Downtown Berkeley food scene. 

Get your brunch on from chicory coffee and beignets to avocado toast, breakfast pizza, crepes, mimosas and specialty cocktails. Learn about the area history and discover new fab dining while visiting 6 notable restaurants.
Angelines Kitchen
Babette Cafe
Revival Bar & Kitchen
Gather Restaurant
Maison Bleue Cafe
Gio's Pizza and Bocce

Join the regular tour, customize it, or make it private with your own group. 

Sunday from 11am-2pm  
There is a great DISCOUNT through 5/31/18. Check Edible Excursions website for pricing and to book.

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

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12 Fun Facts About Oakland, California!

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Some Fun Facts about Oakland. Better known as: The Bright Side of the Bay. The Town. Oaktown. O-Town. 

  1. Oakland is 54 square miles - it’s bigger than San Francisco.
  2. There are 29 zip codes, 3 cities, 3 area codes and 119 neighborhoods in Oakland.
  3. The median age is 36 with a population of about 400,000 people. CA median age is 46.
  4. Lake Merritt is a salt water lake declared a wildlife refuge by Dr. Samuel Merritt, Oakland’s mayor in 1870.
  5. There are over 600 churches and temples in Oakland.
  6. Oakland is home to over 80 parks and boasts 50+ locations on the National Register of Historic Places.
  7. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. was founded in Oakland in 1928 by William Dreyer and Joseph Edu.
  8. Bruce Lee started fighting and training here.
  9. The Port of Oakland spans over 19 miles of shoreline and is the owner of the Oakland International Airport. 
  10. Still open today, Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, est. 1883, is where Oakland resident and Author, Jack London hung out.
  11. Did you know the city has hundred’s of secret staircases?
  12. The median single family home price is $750,000, up 3% from 2017.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 

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

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#localrealestate #lifestyle #homesales #berkeley #oakland #alameda
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East Bay is Blooming in Spring Flowers. Here is Where.

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No really! Just stop and smell the roses! It's just a good idea! Here's where to take in the spring blooms in the East Bay.

Morcom Rose Garden - The Amphitheater of Roses

700 Jean St., Oakland

Not too far from Lake Merrit is the East Bay's oldest and largest public 7 acre rose garden. Accredited by the American Rose Society it is among the country's Top 10!! Bonus: Don't miss the multi colored blooms, reflecting pool and 10-tiered waterfall. >More

Berkeley Rose Garden 

1200 Euclid Ave., Berkley, CA

With over 3000 rose bushes and 250+ varieties of roses, check out the 3.6 acre garden and terraced amphitheater located in a canyon just 2 mi. from UC Berkeley campus. Bonus: Fab views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. >More

Tilden Regional Park - Regional Parks Botanical Garden

Wildcat Canyon Road at S. Park Drive, Berkeley, CA

After visiting the Rose Garden head over to the 10 acre botanical garden in the Berkley Hills. Beginning in march the native California flowers are on display. See each type of California landscape represents the diversity of native plants by region. Bonus: Don't miss their spring plant sale. >More

UC Botanical Garden at Berkley

200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA

With more than 13,000 plants UC Berkeley are known for their diverse collection covering regions of the world. Check out The Orchid, Fern and Carnivorous Plant House. Bonus: It's Free.

Mt. Diablo State Park  

96 Mitchell Canyon Rd., Clayton, CA

The wildflowers are in full bloom in April, well worth the entrance through the North or South Gates.  Bonus: Head to the 1848ft. summit for 360 degree bay views and an historic visitors center. >More

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Company | Broker Associate Lic # 00669968

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Quote of the Day!

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What is important to you? Every person lives differently. Understanding where you want to live, neighborhood amenities, your commute and how the location, style of home and truly what you are into, helps me match you with that modicum of charm home that will enhance your life!

Views forever? Garden, maybe? Original architectural details? Old School Charm? Mid-Century Mod? Must have front porch? Bike to work? Only hardwood floors will do? Attached garage? Must have vintage bathtub! New appliances a must? Walk to shops and restaurants, BART?

As an agent, understanding the communities and unique homes in the East Bay means I'm able to match you to not only the right home, but the lifestyle you're hoping for!

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

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#pattyrogers #realestatebroker #brokerassociate #thegrubbco #eastbayrealestate #sanfranciscoeastbay #modicumofcharm #homesforsaleinoakland  #homesforsaleinberkeley #igotyourback  #aroundtheblock #40yearsinrealestate #realestatecloser #hiphomes #NoBS


The Best Real Estate Assistant

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World's best assistant! Cooper - my handsome senior, Tibetan Terrier rescue, offering hugs and happiness to all he encounters! #rescuepup #tibetanterrior #realestateassistant #eastbayrealestate #pattyrogers #modicumofcharm #hiphomes #doglover

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!
PATTY ROGERS | THE GRUBB Co Realtors | Broker Associate Lic # 00669968 


Right Now! Berkeley Dance, Music Theater #eastbaylife

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Check out Berkeley's upcoming entertainment!!

Nothing like a night out catching the hottest entertainment in the East Bay at local venues. Live entertainment is my favorite and is always a game changer! 

3 Must Do's:

Ragtime: A Musical of America’s Melting Pot
Berkeley Playhouse
2460 College Ave Berkeley CA
Performances 2/16-3/18

Revel in the “new music” of Ragtime in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, in a sweeping epic following 3 diverse character groups whose fates become intertwined while they meet the likes of Harry Houdini and Henry Ford in an rousing American story and Tony Award winning musical, vibrant with song and dance. 
Tickets berkeleyplayhouse.org @berkeleyplayhouse #berkeleyplayhouse Photo Courtesy Admiral Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater:
Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall
UC Berkeley Campus-Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA
Performances 4/10-4/15

The Guardian raved, "The current Ailey dancers inhabit Revelations as if it were freshly made, and perform it with irresistible élan…”
Tickets calalperformances.org @cal_performances #calperformances #zellerbachhall #alvinaileyamericandancetheater Photo credit calperformances.org 

Boston Pops: Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams
Hearst Greek Theatre at
UC Berkeley  Campus- Dana Street
Performance - Saturday 4/21

Celebrating 22-time Grammy Winner John Williams, listen to film scores from Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films by “America’s Orchestra” in an intimate setting with spectacular views. Rain or Shine!
Tickets calperformances.org @cal_performances #calperformances #hearstgreektheater #greektheater 

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

Photo credits courtesy calperformances.org

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