East Bay Real Estate

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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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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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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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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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  

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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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Curb Appeal - 10 Tips!

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The first impression of a home from the street is what motivates you to look further.

Tips to spruce up your curb appeal:

1. Grab a friend. Make a list of work for the exterior. Ex. torn screen, cobwebs, chipped paint. A 2nd set of eyes helps.
2. Mount house numbers in an area of visibility that match the style of your home.
3. Look Up. Repair or replace the roof to remove any major expense for buyers.
4. Walk Around the house. Check out rain gutters, shutters, foundation footings, deck boards, plant beds. Remove, repair or refresh.
5. Stuff. Bikes, yard equipment? Put in garage or stack in corner. Try to put things out of site.
6. Clean. Rent a pressure washer. Wash everything, deck, siding, driveway, walkways. 
7. Lighting. Replace old/outdated lighting fixtures on front door/porch.
8. Paint. If you are not going to paint the entire exterior, refresh doors-trim-shutters. Touch up where needed.
9. Landscape. Trim along drive/walkways, install edging, trim plants, mulch beds, use potted plants, repair driveway, patio or sidewalk cracks, replace missing bricks.
10. Plant. Add color to flowerbeds. Add potted greenery or flower pots to front door area.

Make buyers want to view the interior of your home!

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

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Increasing Bay Area Home Prices - What to Do?

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RISING HOME PRICES

With a 6 year streak of rising home prices in the Bay Area, and median prices jumping double digits in each of last eight months, buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of available homes.

SALES PRICING

Year to Year sales price records shows an 11% increase in Alameda County for  a current median sale price of $810,000 and 8.4% price jump in Contra Costa for a median sale price of $591,000. 

FACTORS

Median prices in the entire Bay Area jumped nearly 15% in the last year owing to a booming tech sector and the region’s job growth which is outpacing new construction.

More mid and high-end homes are on the market with a lower inventory of affordable homes.

BUYERS

It’s a challenging time for buyers who need to make sure their agent helps determine a winning offer strategy.

SELLERS

Sellers face the challenge of pricing realistically and must think about selling now, rather than holding in hopes of further pricing increases. 

INTEREST RATES

The economy has made nearly a full-recovery since 9 years ago ago when the housing downturn took its toll. Interest rates usually rise when the economy is robust as with the latest increase of March 21, 2018. It may be wise to move to lock in today’s rates.

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

Excerpts for this post from @theeastbaytimes | Bay Area Home Prices Continue Upward to Record Heights | By Louis Hansen | Bay Area News Group

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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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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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