The Grubb Company

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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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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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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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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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
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