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What Does $500,000 Get You in the East Bay?

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What does $500,000 get you in the East Bay? A cross section of 1-2 bedroom condos with amenities, some outdoor space and smaller "modicum of charm" single family homes, some updated. Here are a few of over 58 currently for sale in this price point in #Oakland#Berkeley #Alameda #Emeryville

TIPS: Consider homes in a price point lower than your loan amount. Review comps and recent sales along with your agents local market knowledge to arrive at a home value and expect to leave room in your bid to make a competitive offer.

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EMERYVILLE

1 Captain Dr #D251
1 Bed | 1 Ba | 817SF | Condo
Offered for $479,000

6400 Christie Ave #4111
1 Bed | 1 Ba | 743 SF | Condo
$489,000

ALAMEDA

1333 Webster St #A200
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 843SF | Condo
Offered for $469,000

11790 9th #3
1 Bed | 1 Bath |767SF | Condo
Offered for $424,000

BERKELEY

2543 Martin Luther King Jr Way #4
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 484 SF | Condo
Offered for $449,000

OAKLAND 94610

199 Montecito Ave #106
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 625 SF | Condo
Offered for $449,000

OAKLAND 94606

2039 E 22nd St | Single Family Home
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1285 SF
Offered for $442,000

OAKLAND 94603

9943 Plymouth St
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 956 SF | Single Family Home
Offered for $449,000

Cover Photo: (L.) 1 Captain Dr #D251, (R.) 9943 Plymouth St

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation!

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


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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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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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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Last 30 Days in the East Bay - Home Survey

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The East Bay is Hot right now!!

Happy to report that Inventory has loosened up with competitive bidding still the norm. Median prices slowly rise with homes selling within 2 weeks of coming to market.

STATS:

BERKELEY (ALL) 

SOLD 51
New 52
Active 60
Median Days on Market 13

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $1,280,000
New $1,112,500
Active $1,272,000
Sale to List Price 120%

Patty: One of the most active East Bay markets with increasing inventory, a steady sales rate and home pricing leveling off with competitive bidding to up to 20% over ask.

UPPER ROCKRIDGE (OAKLAND)

SOLD 6
New 3
Active 2
Median Days on Market 16

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $1,462,500
New $1,695,000
Active $1,695,000
Sale to List Price 118%

Patty: Sales increased in early spring with few current listings on market and a consistent upper $1m price point with buyers willing to overbid by up to 18% for a home in the Oakland Hills. 

PIEDMONT

SOLD 11
New 9
Active 15
Median Days on Market 12

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $2,050,000
New $1,895,000
Active $1,850,000

Patty: Expect home pricing from $2M-$4M for the large homes and estates in Piedmont. Finally, homes are coming to market with brisk sales keeping pace with new inventory.

ALAMEDA

SOLD 38
New 39
Active 46
Median Days on Market 11

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $895,000
New    $885,000
Active $891,000
Sale to list price 110%

Patty: Wow! Alameda is hot with inventory nearly doubling in the last 30 days and flying off market, while median price has risen  slightly. Expect to cushion your offer by 10% to compete. More inventory may soften final sales pricing - though strike while inventory is plentiful.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate! 

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

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The Last 30 Days in the East Bay

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A brisk market with rising final sale prices. Buyer demand for homes is strong in 50 neighborhoods of Oakland, Berkley and Alameda. Remain flexible, and leaving room for competitive offers is key.

Here are the stats. For more CONNECT! > https://pattyrogershomes.com

BERKELEY (ALL) 

SOLD 44 (+16) 
New 39 (+9) 
Active 46 (+5)
Median Days on Market 12 (-2) 

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $1,300,000 (+$182,500)
New $1,158,000 (+$13,000)
Active $1,222,500 (+$27,500)
Sale to List Price 122% (+5%)

Patty: Sale to List Price rose 5% over last month as more sales were made, yet still limited inventory under $1.2m means bidding remains competitive nudging up final sale pricing across the board. 

NORTH BERKELEY HILLS 

SOLD 11 (+5) 
Active 14 (+6)
Median Days on Market 7 (-4)

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $1,285,000 (+$267,000)
New $1,379,00
Active $1,741,500
Sale to List Price 121% (+6%)

Patty: The $1.2m - $1.7m price point is the most active with homes flying off the market within 7 days. Competitive bidding is making final sale prices rise, 6% in the last 30 days. Think of purchasing in higher $$$ areas off-season or be prepared to compete.

EMERYVILLE | OAKLAND

SOLD 9
New 10
Active 11
Median Days on Market 11

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $659,100
New $599,000
Active $599,000

Patty: Last 30 days showed lower price points than current market offerings. Emeryville offers mostly condos; as one of the most affordable, entry level housing areas in Oakland and is great locale for commuters. Find 2 bed/1 & 2 bath condos under $1m.

ALAMEDA ISLAND

SOLD 27
New 12
Active 21
Median Days on Market 23

MEDIAN PRICE

SOLD $925,000
New    $824,000
Active $849,000
Sale to list price 112%

Patty: Lots of inventory in Alameda, with approx. 3 weeks to compete for homes under $1m, many requiring upgrades or overhauls, depending upon age and improvements. At final sales price 12% over asking, make effective offers to call Alameda your home. 

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

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3 Different Oakland Homes JUST SOLD!

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SOLD this week!

3 very different Oakland Homes. All the positive vibes coming from my clients as they are moving on or in, makes me truly happy! It’s an honor to be part of it! 

#oakland #rockridge #eastbayrealestate #modicumofcharm #hiphomes

1

Reimagined Rockridge Craftsman!

5701 KEITH AVE | OAKLAND, CA 94608
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1978 SF | Garage

Offered for $1,495,000
SOLD for $1,850,000
Listing and Buyer Representation

What WE LOVE: The ”modicum of charm” larger than usual footprint in this 2- story Craftsman with beautifully upgraded original details and it's close to BART, perfect for the buyer! MORE>

2

Historic Top-Floor Firehouse Loft Conversion!

1095 59TH STREET #4, OAKLAND, CA 94608
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1460SF | Brick Loft | 2 Parking

Offered for $865,000
SOLD for $1,000,000
Listing Representation

WHAT WE LOVE: The “modicum of charm” original brick walls and arched windows, top class remodel and WOW Oakland City and Hills views! MORE>

3

Tasteful Modern New Construction!

3235 B LOUISE STREET , OAKLAND, CA 94608
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1747 SF | Attached Garage

Offered for $899,000
SOLD for $1,000,000
Buyer Representation

WHAT WE LOVE: Meeting our buyers wish in this “modicum of charm” tasteful new construction, very well-appointed designer home, requiring zero upgrades! MORE>

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

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It's #BuyerStory Friday in the Montclair Hills

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It's #BuyerStory Friday!!

As first time home buyers, this was our clients 1st offer, one of ten and they were the winning offer! Major Congratulations are in order! We’re so pleased they will soon be proud owners living in their Montclair Hills oasis. Sale is pending.

5944 Marden Lane | Montclair | Oakland 94611

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1779SF | 8586SF Lot | 2 Car Garage

Well located Montclair Hills Multi-unit compound with stunning succulent gardens and enormous potential.

What we LOVE: 
It’s a “Modicum of Charm” compound in a great location, with curb appeal, on a cul-de-sac. The upper 2 bed | 1 bath features wooden beams, french doors, updated recessed lighting and dual pane windows throughout. The home is surrounded by terraced, award-winning exotic, tropical and succulent gardens. 

The 1 bed | 1 bath in-law has a fabulous walk-out deck overlooking the gardens. Fireplaces and original hardwood in both units. 

The huge 2 level, 2 car garage has cathedral ceilings, a workshop space and conversion potential. To top it off, there are panoramic Montclair Hills views. 
It’s truly a paradise.

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

Photos Courtesy: Elan Chertock | Alain Pinel Realtors Lic#01723397

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