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Rebuilding My 19th Century Victorian

It has been awhile since my last update. Work is moving along at our Lower Rockridge Victorian project. The foundation is complete and all the floors have been leveled. The framing quickly went up and you can really get a feel for how large the kitchen will actually be. The french doors will lead out to […]

Solar Power – How Much Can You Save?

Solar power has come a long way in efficiency and price. Once you committed to having solar panels installed which route do you take? You can buy through a company like Sunpower, lease through a company like SolarCity. Each has its benefits and promise savings but how accurate are those promises?

Smart Homes: Efficiency & Security

I am sure you have seen some of the new gadgets out there that are designed to make our lives easier and more efficient. With the proliferation of smartphones, we are living in a more connected world and our homes should be no different. Check out some devices that can do just that!


In November of 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule to integrate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth In Lending Act (TILA) disclosures and regulations. These changes are the biggest change to the real estate industry in over 20 years and will affect anyone buying, selling, or […]

Just SOLD! 895 Lucerne Street | Livermore, CA

JUST SOLD! 895 Lucerne Street | Livermore, CA 94551 5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2,748 square feet | 8,533 square feet lot Listed for $899,950 | Sold for $900,000  Represented the Buyers My buyers were able to close on this home at asking price with a couple thousand in credits from the sellers towards closing costs. Moving […]

Demo: At My 19th Century Victorian

Hope you enjoyed my last post on the beginning of my restoration and rebuild of the 19th Century Victorian my team is working on in Lower Rockridge in Oakland. After all the plans were completed and approved, we wasted no time taking the house down to the studs, tearing down the old addition, and preparing […]

A Sneak Peak Into Living In The Tri-Valley

  As a resident of the Tri-Valley for a few years now, I know it is a great place to live, work, and play. To get a glimpse of what the Tri-Valley offers, our office, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, has produced a series of videos and here is the latest one! Hope you enjoy!