Oakland

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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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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Patty Rogers - Realtor Life

Real Estate on the go on a beautiful Spring day! #realtorlife #eastbayrealestate #eastbayhomes #officeoutside #todaysoffice

Next Level East Bay Real Estate
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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How can Real Estate Agents Help Each other?

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#realestatereferrals #referralfee 

When a client makes a big move to another City or State we want to make an agent referral with confidence. 

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While we follow and friend other agents on social media, reaching out in real time to know agents in other markets helps build a strong agent referral network.

As a Real Estate Broker Associate in the San Francisco East Bay, I make and receive agent referrals from San Francisco and beyond, paying a 25% referral fee through escrow. 

Take advantage of my nearly 40 years of real estate experience to find the right “modicum of charm” home or provide expert listing representation for your referrals in the San Francisco East Bay.

Let’s help our clients have a smooth transition by making great agent recommendations.

"Follow Me" on social media and share my referral program with any Agent you think may benefit. I'd love to learn about you and your real estate market.

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

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#berkeley #alameda #piedmont #igotyourback #thegrubbcompany #thegrubbco
#aroundtheblock #40yearsinrealestate #listingagent #buyersagent #realestatecloser
#hiphomes #NoBS


Condo or Home? Which one to buy?

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Are you a first time home buyer thinking about a condo vs. a single family home purchase?

Consider the benefits of buying a condo. 

Typically, condo's hold value with less maintenance cost, as general common area maintenance and large repairs are covered by HOA dues. Look for an HOA with healthy reserves and ask about any upcoming projects which may require owners to pay a special assessment fee. Understand the CCR's, covenants, rules and restrictions which govern the HOA and your HOA dues. 

In a single family home you must make interior and exterior home repairs, on demand. It's a larger investment of time and money. The ability to add value to the interior of a condo rather than the exterior, means a smaller outlay for home improvement. 

Bonus...condo pricing is at the lower end of the market. Our East Bay condo market is thriving with units asking $350k and up. Remember to add in HOA costs and consider that condos are currently selling for approx. 10% over the asking price. 

Think of buying a condo as a first step toward your next purchase of a single family home. Connect to discover condo's in the East Bay! 

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

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By 2020, the global home automation market will be worth over $121.73 billion.* From (The Clapper) of yesterday to today’s remote monitoring features, smartphone hub systems can manage your home through your smartphone or tablet. 

Most people are interested but don’t ask about home technology when viewing a home. Smart home tools can be used for safety (locks, security, monitoring), privacy (lights) and energy usage (thermostats) to drive down costs. Cameras are an added benefit, but not necessary and some use  technology for doorbells, smart appliances, voice control and let’s not forget about music.

Adding smart technology features may increase the interest-in and the value of your home. A move-in ready home should have smart technology, don’t be afraid to ask about it! 

*National Association of Realtors “Smart Homes & Realtors” Report

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

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A Grateful Thanksgiving!

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Thinking about family, friends, colleagues and clients on Thanksgiving! So grateful for all of my real estate clients and happy for them...thinking of you in your beautiful homes. Wishing you a wonderful time, celebrating the abundance on our tables and in our lives.

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 with Abio Properties, has been previewing and matching stylish homes to satisfied Bay Area homebuyers and breaking sales records with her listings. She is known for finding and selling unique homes with a "Modicum of Charm" and is a shrewd negotiator who understands how to successfully orchestrate deals.

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