Alameda

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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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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Don't Settle.

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With so many unique "Modicum of Charm" homes in the East Bay, it's easy to find the home and lifestyle you're looking for.

Photo | Lake Merritt - Oakland, CA

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

#realestate #localrealestate #lifestyle #homesales #househunting #listingagent #homeseller #buyersagent #homebuyer #berkeley #oakland #alameda #piedmont #pattyrogers #realestatebroker #rogersandthacker #thegrubbco #eastbayrealestate #sanfranciscoeastbay #modicumofcharm #igotyourback  #aroundtheblock #40yearsinrealestate #realestatecloser #hiphomes #NoBS


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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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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Last 30 Days in East Bay Real Estate - Stats

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Overall the East Bay continues with a brisk real estate market, improving inventory and buyers poised to leap in the 50 neighborhoods of Oakland, Berkley and Alameda. Here are the stats for 4 neighborhoods. Connect with me for more neighborhood info.

BERKELEY

  • SOLD 15
  • New 27
  • Active 40
  • Median Days on Market 11

MEDIAN PRICE

  • SOLD $1,375,000
  • Active $1,077,500
  • Sale to List Price 113%

Patty: A brisker market in Berkeley allows buyers to choose from more, yet still limited inventory while keeping room in the budget for a winning bid.

NORTH BERKELEY HILLS

  • SOLD 3
  • New 4
  • Active 7
  • Median Days on Market 11

MEDIAN PRICE

  • SOLD $1,375,000
  • Active $1,249,888
  • Sale to List Price 109%

Patty: Homes for under $1.5M are available, with a short viewing period and buyers ready to offer and compete in the market place. Inventory is slowly picking up.

ALAMEDA

  • SOLD 31
  • New 20
  • Active 27
  • Median Days on Market 11

MEDIAN PRICE

  • SOLD $780,000
  • New $764,500
  • Active $839,000
  • Sale to List Price 108%

Patty: With a fairly brisk market in Alameda, homes are available under $1m. Buyers are well prepared to offer competitively, with an eye on homes with added value potential.  

PIEDMONT

  • SOLD 4
  • New 2
  • Active 2

Median Days on Market 3

  • MEDIAN PRICE
  • SOLD $2,575,000
  • Active $1,773,500

Patty: Currently on market, only two 3 and 4 bedroom homes available for under $2m. Piedmont home purchases are at a premium with buyers poised to leap. Bring your best first.

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! Patty Rogers, The Grubb Co., Broker Associate, BRE#00669968  Doing business by your referrals.

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6 Fix-it Hacks That Will Amaze You!

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We all know a few household hacks that save us time and money when getting a small repair job done. Here are our top 6!

1. Instead of marring the wall when you pull out a nail with a claw hammer. Put a sponge on the wall under the nail to rest the hammer on. No mark!

2. Drilling a hole in the wall? Fold a post it note about 1/3 of the way from the sticky end on the right side, and stick the note to the wall, making a shelf to catch the shavings.

3. Trying to turn a nut with a wrench that's too large...use a stack of coins of different sizes until you have a snug fit between the wrench and the nut.

4. Need an eyeglass screwdriver in a hurry? Take a paper clip and give the end of a paper clip a hard whack with a hammer (on the floor), to make a temporary screwdriver....the end should be thin enough to tighten your glasses.

5. Having trouble hanging art with wire on the back on a nail? Place a fork, tongs down and facing out, over the nail. Slide your wire over the back until it sits behind the fork. Pull out the fork and your art is hanging securely.

6. Just removed a nail from the wall but don't want to putty the spot? Use white or colored chalk to fill the hole!

Stay in the moment and make it simple...right?

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, The Grubb Co. Realtors, BRE#00669968

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