Entries by Ken

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 […]

Black-Owned Restaurants in Oakland

This list of Oakland’s Black-owned restaurants, pop-ups, and caterers was captured from the greater list of Bay Area Black-owned restaurants and pop-ups prepared by Soleil Ho, SF Chronicle Restaurant Critic, and maintained by Soleil Ho, Tracey Friley, Sophi H., Rose E., and community submissions. 2nd Half Bar & Lounge: Bar , Open for Takeout or […]

Oakland-Berkeley Inner East Bay Region Real Estate

Supply & demand statistics, median sales price trends, sales and values by city and district, the luxury home market, and the ongoing effects of COVID-19 June 2020 Spring Market Report Depending on the statistic, these charts will reflect trends in the Inner East Bay or for Alameda County. The Inner East Bay is comprised of […]

Alameda County Real Estate Market Begins to Bounce Back – Slowly

Alameda County Real Estate Market Begins to Bounce Back – Slowly Market activity begins to tick up after severe shelter-in-place plunge. Median home sales prices are up. Interest rates hit new low. May 2020 Crisis Update Shelter-in-place caused steep drops in activity across the board in what is typically the busiest selling season of the […]

Advice for First Time Home Buyers During the Coronavirus

Buying your first home is an exciting time. However, the coronavirus makes the entire process a much more challenging prospect. In its wake, the coronavirus has upended events and drastically changed our daily lives. Many first-time homebuyers are now wondering if it’s still a smart time to buy.  The reality is that it’s entirely possible […]

House Review: 392 49th Street with Owners John and Perry

Current owners answer questions about what makes this home special. How many years have you lived in this house? We have lived here for the past fifteen years, since August 2005. When moving into the house fifteen years ago; how did you know it was the one? We fell in love with the neighborhood, Temescal […]

Market Update, East Bay Takeout, Loan Forgiveness and More!

We hope you and your family are well and staying safe. We’ve been missing for the last couple of months with our newsletter, but I am glad to say, we are back! What a crazy start of the year it has been. Real estate was off to an unusually hot start at the beginning of […]

Alameda County Real Estate & the Coronavirus

April 2020 Report The first thing to remember is that there is a time lag – usually 3 to 6+ weeks – between a new listing coming on market, an offer being negotiated and accepted, and when the transaction actually closes sale. This means that almost all of the sales price data we have, as […]

What the CARES Act Means for you

As we’re all dealing with the effects of COVID-19 on our lives, I want to share encouraging news: the government has approved the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which will help millions of people in this critical time. Perhaps even you. This sweeping legislation is unprecedented in the history of our […]