Entries by Ken

A Message From the Sellers of 2535 Tulare Ave

After living in Rockridge for six years, we decided to look for a place to call our own. For months we had been searching for the perfect home and were unsuccessful. One night we went out to look at a couple of houses with our realtor. We toured 2535 Tulare Ave and everything about it […]

East Bay Real Estate Report – November 2020

Greater Oakland-Berkeley Region, Inner East Bay Real Estate Markets November 2020 Report with Emphasis on City Market Dynamics   The first 2 graphs reflect Alameda County data, which generally tracks very close to Inner East Bay trends.  The long-term median sales price chart below is similar to those for most markets around the Bay Area – […]

East Bay Real Estate Report – October 2020

Oakland-Berkeley Inner East Bay Region Real Estate 7 Months into the Pandemic  October 2020 Report  The table below compares Q3 statistics across 5 years. Median and average house values continued to rise, while condo values were relatively flat. There was an increase in the number of sales, and of higher-price home sales in particular. Overbidding declined […]

A Message From the Sellers of 422 61st Street

What was it like when you first found this home? Finding our home on Colby Park was like discovering a secret garden.  We had lived in the neighborhood for a year before we even knew that Colby Park existed as it seems to hide amongst all the other things to do in Rockridge.  The community […]

Oakland-Berkeley Inner East Bay Real Estate

September 2020 Report Surprisingly, the terrible fires did not significantly impact the number of deals being made in most Bay Area counties during the last 2 weeks of August – the exceptions being Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Monterey and Napa Counties, which saw declines of 13% to 33%.  Comparing the second week of August (before the […]

Top Neighborhoods to Live in Oakland, CA

Few things are as overwhelming as moving to a new city and knowing nothing about it. Often, the first thing that comes to mind when considering a new city is the type of neighborhood to live. Choosing the perfect neighborhood for you and your family is almost as important as picking the perfect home itself. […]

3 Things to Consider Before Refinancing

Shop around Unlike when you are buying a home in an extremely competitive market, you don’t need extremely tight timelines so I highly advise that you shop around. The typical lenders that we might turn to for a purchase may not be the best options for a refinance. Most lenders prioritize purchases anyways so refinances […]

Oakland-Berkeley Inner E. Bay – Aug. 2020 Report

The Greater Oakland-Berkeley Inner East Bay Real Estate Market  August 2020 Report  Depending on the statistic and source of data, this report will generally pertain to cities of the “Inner East Bay” but sometimes reference Alameda County data. Median Home Sales Price Trends Around the Bay Area, condo markets have typically been softer than house […]

East Bay Real Estate Report – July 2020

Big rebound in market activity continues; Median house sales price hits new quarterly high July 2020 report for Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, City of Alameda, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito & Richmond Despite the ongoing health and economic crisis precipitated by COVID-19, the real estate market made a dramatic recovery from the steep decline in April. The median […]