Entries by Ken

Rookie Mistakes When It Comes to Buying a Home

Don’t be a newbie: Avoid these common mistakes when buying your first home. We’ve all bought things that we’ve later regretted: Be they those high-waisted jeans, pumpkin-spiced potato chips (they exist!), or the $189 electronic toothbrush your dentist said you had to have. At least the money wasted wasn’t a life changer. But what if […]

15 Easy Hacks for Achieving Feng Shui

Try these simple tweaks to ensure chi flows freely through your home. Could proper feng shui in your home or apartment improve everything from your sleep to your bank account? As practitioners of the ancient Chinese art tell it, yes. At its core, feng shui is a practice based on the idea that humans are linked […]

Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale

Simple touch-ups can do a lot to impress a potential buyer — and possibly clinch a deal. While small upgrades and minor decor replacements may seem like a waste of time when you’re in a hurry to sell your house, one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is listing your home […]

Top Public Elementary Schools in the San Francisco Metro Area

Niche released their 2016 list of top elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and the rankings surprised even me. There are several regions in the Bay Area that are home to great schools and the East Bay is no exception. What surprised me was that the vast majority of the Top 100 schools were […]

JUST SOLD! 1058 Victoria Ave | San Leandro, CA

  Broadmoor Area Cottage  1058 Victoria Avenue | San Leandro, CA  2 bedrooms | 1 bathrooms | 751 square feet | 3,277 square foot lot Sold for $282,000 | Off-Market, Not on MLS  Represented the Buyer

The East Bay’s Safest Neighborhoods

While California is by far the most populated state in the U.S, the state’s crime rate is about on par with the national average, with certain cities reporting much lower incidents of crime than the national average. In fact, 42 of California’s 50 safest cities (84 percent) reported no murders, and the safest city on […]

Make Your Own Earthquake Preparedness Kit

After the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 12,000 Bay Area residents found themselves displaced permanently or temporarily. Of those whose homes remained intact, many were temporarily without water, electricity and phone service. The large volume of smaller earthquakes in the San Ramon area serve as a reminder that we live in earthquake country and that […]