Patty Rogers Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 11/11 & 11/12 at 526 52nd St, Oakland, 2-4:30PM

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Lovingly restored 1910 Craftsman/Edwardian in the vibrant Temescal neighborhood in Oakland.

Fabulously updated 2 Bed | 3 Bath where vintage seamlessly meets modern. Formal dining room with fireplace leads to a spacious living room with original wood wainscoting, leaded glass cabinets and a modern renovated chef’s kitchen with soapstone counters, a prep bar/sink, plentiful counter space and storage and a built in dish drainer. Off the kitchen enjoy direct access to a large sunny entertainer's deck with additional patio area surrounded by lush planting & citrus trees. Full basement with 1/2 bath and multiple rooms lends perfectly to expansion potential. Large detached garage would make a great studio! Walking distance is just blocks to all the best restaurants, BART and I-580. Terrific commuter home.

Offered for $785,000.

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN

  • 11/11 2pm-4:30pm
  • 11/12 2pm-4:30pm

Your Open House Host: Patty Rogers, Broker Associate

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.


How to Improve your Credit to Buy a Home

HOW TO Improve Your Credit...

So you want to buy a home and you are willing to do what it takes to qualify and become approved for a home loan. Credit scores play a big role in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following:

Check for errors in your credit report.

Thanks to an act of Congress, you can download one free credit report each year at annualcreditreport.com. If you find any errors, correct them immediately.

Pay down credit card bills.

If possible, pay off the entire balance every month. Transferring credit card debt from one card to another could lower your score.

Don’t charge your credit cards to the max.

Pay down as much as you can every month.

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Wait 12 months after credit difficulties to apply for a mortgage.

You’re penalized less severely for problems after a year.

Don’t order items for your new home on credit.

Wait until after your home loan is approved to charge appliances and furniture, as that will add to your debt. Wait on purchasing a new car or any other large purchase.

Don’t open new credit card accounts.

If you’re applying for a mortgage, having too much available credit can lower your score.

Shop for mortgage rates all at once.

Having too many credit applications can lower your score. However, multiple inquiries about your credit score from the same type of lender are counted as one if submitted over a short period of time.

Avoid finance companies.

Even if you pay off their loan on time, the interest is high and it may be considered a sign of poor credit management.

For local lender referrals customized to your scenario, connect with your local Realtor who may provide a variety of lending resource recommendations for you to consider. 

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 at 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.

Post Source: Sourced from The National Association of Realtors "Guidebook for Buyers" (c) 2015.

For Sale by Owner? 11 Reasons Why it's Not Great!

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Ever Thought Of Selling Your Home Yourself? It Seems Like It Would Be Easy, Right? Many Homeowners Think Like You Do.

Here are 11 scenario's where a FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) homeowner could have used the help of a professional real estate agent.

FRANK...

Is a smart and tech-savvy homeowner who thought he would skip the agent commission and sell his house himself.  He researched his home’s property value, found a buyer and got the house under contract. It seemed like a done deal.

Until he realized in a panic that he had seriously undervalued the property — by more than $100,000. Frank had misunderstood the report he’d pulled and incorrectly valued the house.The error cost him $30,000 to get out of the contract. 

1. Scams Happen

FSBO scams happen to both buyers and sellers with little recourse besides hiring an attorney.

Judy fell in love with a FSBO home. She agreed not to use an agent and paid the homeowner $3,000 in earnest money.

Then the homeowner changed his mind. With no contract signed and no receipt, Judy lost all her earnest money. She trusted the homeowner when she should have trusted an agent.

Common scams include fraudulent papers (appraisals, loan documentation), foreign buyer deposits (scammer sends too much in a bad check and then requests a refund), purchases through a third-party (a fake attorney, etc.) and asking for personal information.

2. Liability Is All On The Seller

Everyone makes mistakes. A seller (or buyer) who doesn’t have the representation of a licensed agent pays for those mistakes. Attorneys can close a real estate transaction, but they don’t carry errors and omissions (E&O) insurance.

So if homeowner Sandy lists “hardwood floors” as a feature and the buyer discovers it’s just a wood veneer, chances are Sandy is going to pay for that mistake.

An agent would have either caught the mistake or covered it with E&O insurance. Let’s face it: this is a litigious society, so what homeowner wants to be a target for lawsuits?

3. Paperwork Is Daunting

The 2015 National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers showed that understanding paperwork was one of the most difficult tasks for FSBOs.

Depending on the state, there are a variety of legal forms and mandated disclosures that are needed, including but not limited to a sales contract, property disclosures, occupancy agreements and natural hazards disclosures.

Sure, ready-made contracts can be downloaded easily enough. But does an untrained seller understand what all that means? Would you know how to customize that one-size-fits-all contract?

4. Sellers Can Get Stuck In A Bad Deal

Like Frank, FSBOs who sign on the dotted line and then realize an error are stuck. They have to pay the buyer (if they’re willing) to get out of or just take the deal.

An agent will save you from that headache.

5. FSBOs Sell For Less

In 2015, FSBOs lost about 16 percent of the sales price with a median selling price of $210,000 (agent-assisted homes sold for $249,000).

Homeowners selling by themselves simply don’t have the time to devote to the process, don’t know the market value, don’t understand market reports and don’t properly market the property.

If the FSBO seller sold to someone he or she knew, the median dropped to $151,900 (because cousin Sue is doing them a favor and expects a deal).

6. FSBOs Spend More Time On The Market

Unless the seller knows someone who wants to buy the home, FSBOs take longer to sell than homes listed with an agent. For the same reasons, they can’t get the right selling price.

No one is “behind the curtain” running the marketing show. 

On average, 18 percent of FSBOs were unable to sell within their chosen timeframe last year.

7. FSBOs Lack Representation

There’s no one looking out for the homeowners who sell on their own. They have no one to call if they have a problem or a question.

Dave found this out when he sold his home himself. Studying for his real estate license, Dave felt confident he could handle the contracts. Then the unexpected happened.

When his house was under contract, a state patrol car pursuing a speeding motorist crashed into a downstairs bedroom. Repairs threatened to push back closing, and suddenly, the buyer was asking for a storage unit, the cost of temporary housing and more.

He was lucky enough to have an agent friend who could step in, but a homeowner with no representation could have been out thousands of dollars unnecessarily.

8. Inspections Are Problematic

Sellers who don’t know the rules can get stuck with unnecessary and costly repairs.

When Sue sold her 10-year-old home, after the inspection, the inspector said she needed to change the stairs from the garage to the house because the code had changed.

He listed other code changes, and the buyer began to demand these be done. Surprisingly, the inspector didn’t know that because these items were to code when the house was built, the seller wasn’t responsible for these changes.

9. Marketing Is Limited

FSBOs have limited resources to market their home.

The 2015 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers showed 42 percent rely on a yard sign, 32 percent rely on friends and family, and about 15 percent use social media.

Relying on the neighbors and Uncle Bob’s connection has its limitations. Even paying for the MLS listing won’t be enough because there’s no incentive for an agent to bring a buyer to a FSBO.

10. Hidden Costs Add Up

The mindset for most FSBOs is saving money. Chances are, these sellers are being nickeled and dim'd into a pretty big chunk of change.

They’re paying for a lot of extras: signage, flyers, photography, MLS listing, attorney (required in multiple states for FSBOs), home warranty (optional but hard to sell without one), home inspection, a wood destroying pest inspection, credit report for buyers (if applicable), web/print advertising, contracts, negotiated repairs and the list goes on.

11. Time Costs The Seller Money

The biggest cost to a homeowner is their time. You might hear the argument that it doesn’t take an agent that much time to sell a house. And honestly, given the technology at our disposal, an agents network and connections and marketing expertise; that’s true — to an extent.

But it will take a homeowner a whole lot longer. They don’t have the expertise or the access to the resources agents have. What is their own time worth to them? How much time will the seller spend researching the market and contracts? How many phone calls and inquiries will the seller have to field? Is the seller going to leave work to unlock the house each time there’s a showing? How will he know if it's a real buyer?

FSBOs Don’t Have The Expertise Or The Access To The Resources Agents Have.

If you are thinking of becoming a FSBO homeowner to sell your home, make an informed decision to use an agent instead. Connect with us for the information you are seeking, let us determine scenario for the sale of your home that meets your financial needs while making the process easy for you.

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 at 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.

Excerpts and links in this post sourced from Inman.com  Post by: Chris Rediger

Ha! Ha! - Funny Real Estate Video I had to share

Some of you may have seen this on the Ellen Degeneres Show. I admire the pluck of these agents for sharing their "talent" and for even making and publishing a video, though I'm not sure I'd take this route. What do you think of the quality of his rap and editing in the 2nd video? Did he want it to be perceived as funny as it is? However, it has gone viral! I am producing a video about my business. Do you think I should include my humorous side, or should it be all business?

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers of 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.

Commuting from the East Bay - What is it Like?

How long does it take to commute to San Francisco from the East Bay? Is it painful and how much does it cost? With so many moving to the East Bay from San Francisco while continuing to work there, it's a tremendous consideration.

Here's what we know about how to get across the bay in time for work.

 
 

BART: From the North Berkeley Bart station to Montgomery it's a 30 minute ride and $4 each way.

DRIVE: It's also around 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, depending upon how close you live to the freeway. The on ramps of  80/I-580 and 880 FWY's all converge at the Bay Bridge which makes it crowded on the way to the toll and at the SF side exits. The current toll is $6. You can get a Fas Trak® electronic toll to make use of the express lanes and access your transpo costs online. Some commuters share their ride, using the carpool lane to take advantage of the HOV lane and split the toll costs.

CarPool & VanPool: There are pick-up points for a "casual carpool option", where willing drivers will meet at a designated spot to share their commute. Check out 511 Rideshare If your group is larger, you can opt for Van Pool. You will also find park & Ride lots on this site and App. They had a Ride Matching Service. 

 
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AC Transit: The transbay AC transit lines give you 3 ways to plan your trip, using Bing and Google maps, plus 511.org to see nearby routes and services. AC transit is a great way to travel and see the sights depending upon your time constraints. It takes a little longer depending upon where you live.

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San Francisco Ferry: Select the terminal you want to depart from Harbor Bay, Alameda Main Street, Oakland Jack London Square and depart at the SF Ferry Building, SF Pier 41, or AT&T Park in San Francisco. Some of the routes run year round with weekday and weekend service while AT&T Park is seasonal. Taking typically 55 minutes, you can enjoy the majestic views and hop in an Uber to make it from the Port to your destination.

Your length of commute depends upon the time of day, traffic patterns, public transit delays and so forth, however it is easy to see that you can arrive to your San Francisco destination in around an hour give or take. Living the East Bay lifestyle is well worth a commute and we are fortunate to have such a well oiled mass transit system to accommodate the ebb and flow of East Bay commuters.

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers of 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.

Rent Vs. Buy? Hmmm...What to do.

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The housing market across California has had large price gains over the past years, with statewide median prices attaining November 2007 highs. Consumers often contemplating whether it is more beneficial to buy a property now or continue renting. To assist with this decision, the California Association of Realtors (CAR), has looked at the costs and benefits of renting versus owning property in California and eight of its local regions over a seven year time horizon.

The costs of buying include the monthly mortgage payment, insurance and taxes, and improvements and repairs. These costs were offset by the benefits of buying: mortgage interest and property tax deductions, and investment appreciation. The costs of renting include the monthly rent payment and renter insurance, which were offset by the benefits of renting: the appreciation on investing the down payment in the stock market.
For the State of California, consumers can save 96.5 percent per month by buying a property. 

In several counties, given price and rent appreciation, buying will net the individual income over the seven year time frame. For example, buying in San Francisco and Alameda will net the owner 119% and 106% respectively per month over the purchase time horizon.

These results are given with the caveat that the buyer must have on hand the standard 20% downpayment, and are driven by the large increases in both rental prices and home prices across the state. Again, over the 7 year horizon buying make sense financially in these counties.

Along with incorporating price levels, the analysis includes tax deduction benefits as many of the costs associated with homeownership general upkeep, inflation, insurance, mortgage rates; as well as the opportunity cost of not investing in the market, and general price levels. On the rental side, it annualizes average rent and rent increases for the county (eg. it would understate the benefit of renting a rent stabilized unit) and includes rental insurance, and security deposits. 

For more personalized recommendations given your own income, and local situation with regards to purchase and rental prices, try the Realtor.com Rent Vs. Buy Calculator (click “advanced options” to tailor the analysis for your location.)

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Research and Economics Team analyzed the difference between renting and buying a home in light of recent market and policy developments. Housing costs and tax implications of buying a home and renting a home were computed as a part of the analysis.

I'm happy to sit down with you to crunch the numbers to find out if purchasing a home is right for you in this climate of high rents. You may find that it is, and there are down payment assistance programs available if you're not sure if you have the funds and reserves to make it happen. Let's explore the possibilities together.

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers of 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.

Homes JUST SOLD in Berkeley and Alameda

Looking for a home with a "Modicum of Charm"?

Patty Rogers, Broker Associate with Abio Properties in Oakland, recently represented buyers in the purchase of the following Berkeley and Alameda Homes. One was on market and the other off-market. Patty is known for finding homes with a "Modicum of Charm" and these homes don't disappoint. One mid-century modern and the other an Alameda Craftsman...more next level real estate!

99 EVERGREEN LANE, BERKELEY, CA 94703 is

Bucolic mid century modern

Agents Note:

What a fantastic location for this fabulous 4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 story mid-century find with floor-to-ceiling windows that take in outstanding views of the Claremont Hills. Move-in ready with lots of upgrade possibilities. This home has more than a "modicum of charm" it's downright fabulous. My buyers are designers who have amazing plans to restore and upgrade the home to new glory. Listing Courtesy Bay Area Properties. Represented Buyer. Closed July 2017. More>

RECENTLY SOLD AT $1,350,000

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1334 COURT STREET, ALAMEDA, CA 94501

Off-Market Alameda Craftsman to Call Home!

Agent Note: 

Built in 1922, this coveted 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Alameda Craftsman with all of the wood and original details on a huge (6000SF) lot with long driveway. Sellers refinished wood floors and painted for the buyers; a rare treat. SOLD off-market. Represented Buyer. Closed July 2017.

RECENTLY SOLD AT $1,080,000

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers 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.


Your Home is For Sale. Now What? 10 Things to Do.

You have collaborated with your real estate agent to prepare your home for sale. You've decluttered, made repairs, removed curtains, cleaned the windows, swept the sidewalk and painted either the interior, exterior or both. Now that your for sale sign is in the ground, what can you do to make the sale a success?

It doesn't end there. Now you are entering the sales period and here are 10 things you can do to keep the momentum going, especially in the early days of your home listing hitting the market, when buyer interest is at its' peak.

1. BE READY TO SHOW AT ANYTIME

Buyers aren't on your time schedule. Many prospects are busy at work, hoping to squeeze in a showing after work, or early on Saturday before the kids baseball game.

Be flexible and accommodate your agents requests to show the home at different hours. You never know who the buyer is going to be and your scheduled Open House times may not meet their timeline. It would be shame to miss out on the right buyer.

2. LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

Before every showing, turn on all the lights in your home, throw back the shades and let the light in. It's not a big expense and it will give your home a natural glow-y feeling. Most buyers ask for homes that are light and bright. 

If you have dark corners, try inexpensive, yet stylish IKEA or big box store light fixtures to add light to any room.

3. BRRRR! KEEP COOL

If it's a warm day, turn on your air conditioner. We know, the doors to the outside are opening and closing, but that's okay. As soon as your showing is over, you can readjust the temp.

4. COME ONE COME ALL

Invite your neighbors to your Open House. If you have a local neighborhood message board online, (Facebook, Nextdoor) advertise it there or craft invites for your neighbors, even the ones you don't know. Neighbors usually want to see what other homes in the neighborhood look like and may have friends or family looking to purchase.

5. KEEP IT CLEAN

Think about what a prospect is thinking when they walk into your home. Make sure laundry is picked-up and stowed away. Keep your kitchen counters and sink clear and air out the home from cooking smells. Wipe down the coffee table and check for dust. Wipe out the bath sink/tub. Run the vacuum. Having your home show ready at all times during your showing period is a bit of a pain, but worth it, considering all you have done to make it look it's shine-y best.

6. THE KIDS ROOMS

It makes sense to tone down the decor in the kids rooms. Negotiate with your kids, have them help you pack away all of the princess pics or Star Wars decor. A really busy kids room can take the prospects focus on how the room may look for their kids who may be of a different age or have different interests. Talk to your kids about their "next room" and plan the new decor together.

7. KEEP SAFE

Keep your valuables or tempting items out of site. Better yet, lock them away. Camera's, passports, bank statements, jewelry. It's pretty rare for prospects to liberate anything from your home but the possibility exists. Better to be safe than sorry.

8. INSURE YOURSELF

Check with your homeowners insurance as to what they cover in case of accident in your home or on your property during the sale of your home. Remove slippery area rugs, pick-up toys, shovel snow from your walkway and put down salt to minimize slippage. Fix the loose step or sliding door that closes a little to hard. Look for hazards and mitigate them to avoid accidents.

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Anna Nowocinska Photography

9. OUTTA SITE

Look at showing time as downtime for you. Run to your neighbors, return a library book, run an errand, grab a cup of coffee elsewhere. Meeting buyers seems like a good idea because you love your home and want to share the love.

However the first buyer that asks you a question that you can't answer or puts you in a compromising position will be challenging. Better not to be present to have to answer questions about neighbors, home maintenance or other innocent questions that can end in the prospect turning away. If you want to communicate your homes attributes, the vendors you use and a list of upgrades you have made, talk to your agent about putting together a small notebook of info for prospects to review or for hand-off at close of escrow.

Your agent understands your home, is expert at fielding questions and will provide feedback from potential buyers to help you re-adjust how the home is shown and to answer buyer questions if they have not done so already.

10. TAKE IT EASY

Not being present during showings will help your stress levels. Buyers can be insensitive, making off-hand comments about your paint color, home design or personal belongings. If you're not there, you won't hear any of it. 

Your agent is in the business of selling homes and understands how to handle buyers. Allowing your agent to manage buyers through the process to the hand-off of keys will keep you focused on the important negotiations and the facilitation of a quick sale.

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers 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.


Quick DIY Home Projects for the Weekend

There are plenty of small DIY projects you can handle in your own home with a few dollars, repurposing materials, a trip to your local home improvement store and a little sweat equity to save a few bucks and make an impact in your home. Here are a few of our favorites.

Front Entry Etagere

You may not have built-in shelving, or an entry table at the front door to welcome your guests. Try choosing a small-scale table with a shelf and draws to hold your purse, keys and scarves. Add baskets to the bottom. Re-paint the furniture to match your homes color scheme. Add a shelf with mirror and hooks for keys or an outstanding more decorative mirror to the wall. Decorate your table with fresh flowers or trays to act as a catchall.

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Light Up your Kitchen

Change out your kitchen lighting for a decorating boost and ambiance upgrade. Head to your local big box store for affordable prices and a large selection. Good taste doesn't have to cost a lot. Choose lighting that matches the colors or metals in your home, turn off the power from the fuse box to the fixture, take down the old fixture, connect the new lighting and feel accomplished.

Paint or Wallpaper One Wall

You will be surprised how color, pattern and texture can add drama to your home. You don't have to paint or wallpaper an entire room to make an impact. Choose one wall as a feature wall instead. Think about adding self adhesive/self-positioning wall paper, which can be removed for a different design or to restore the wall to it's original condition. Self-adhesive, non-permanent wall paper is popular and comes in an array of patterns to make a big or small statement. If you choose to paint the wall, choose a color that co-ordinates or contrasts with the other walls. Remember to use eggshell primer so the color remains true to your chosen color swatch or primer the wall and then do your test patches to make sure the color is true.

Connect with me for other home improvement ideas that can make a big impact. 

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers 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.


East Bay Dog Parks - The Run Down!

With so many moving to the East Bay, knowing where your pet family will have room to roam is part of your decision on where to live. Here are the in's and outs of where to take your pooch to exercise and play with other dogs and make new friends in the dog parks of Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda.

OAKLAND:

Photo Credit - Joaquin Miller Dog Park

Joaquin Miller Dog Park at 3590 Sanborn Dr. is almost 5 stars, if it had a little more grass. You will find the regulars in this fenced-in park to let your fur baby wander.  Don't forget to pick-up after your dog...some people don't.

Head for Mosswood Dog Park at 3612 Webster St. for an urban park setting with big and small dog pens.

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Photo Credit - Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve

Take your fur baby to Grove Shafter Park at 3630 Martin Luther King Jr. Way for its' central location and big and small dog pens.

For outstanding views of San Francisco, the bay and Mount Diablo and verdant greenery of the hills, Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Park at 6800 Skyline Blvd at Elverton is naturiffic and offers several hiking options. Lots of dogs and off-leash pups. Not much shade. There's a Quarry Pit and Labyrinth and a few steep hills. Parking near the entrance. Great for kids too! More Info

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Photo Credit Leona Canyon Oakland Hills

In the Oakland Hills is a secret dog park that you will want to keep secret. Located in a private neighborhood, Leona Canyon on campus Dr. off Keller Ave is nestled between hills with trails and a few hills for the more adventurous.  

Bridge view Trail in the Lower Oakland Hills at Leimer and Bridgeview weaves through redwoods and oaks and breaks off to other trails with plenty of trees for shade. Head down to Causal Creek for a little meditative reprieve.

BERKELEY:

For a very cool doggy hangout try Ohlone Doggy Park at 1800 Hearst Ave. It's so cool, they even have their own website ohlonedogpark.org

Photo Credit  - 8th Avenue Alameda Small Dog Park

Photo Credit - 8th Avenue Alameda Small Dog Park

Take in views of the Bay and San Francisco at Cesar Chavez Dog Park at 11 Spinnaker Way.

ALAMEDA:

Along the coastal trail, just a few steps from the Beach at the West end of 8th Street is Alameda Small Dog Park. It's dirt and sand but there is a bit of grass for small dogs. A large dog park is next door. It's a bit dusty though there are trees for shade. Lot's of room to stretch out & lots of parking.

Here's Maxie, my former aide de camp and companion in real estate.

Here's Maxie, my former aide de camp and companion in real estate.

A really large double fenced park for dogs that love to run while their dog parents take in the views of the city and harbor head for Main Street Linear Dog Park at Atlantic Ave., next to the Ferry at the end of Main Street. 

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers 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.

As a dog lover, Patty looks out for your needs and interests to make sure you make a successful move for every member of your family!