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June 2018
June 2018

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Salesforce has 10,000+ employees and is the largest tech employer in S.F. (Photo: Salesforce FB)
Salesforce has 10,000+ employees and is the largest tech employer in S.F. (Photo: Salesforce FB)

 

The top ten "Best Places to Work" list just came out, ranked by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal and based on votes by employees. Surprisingly the list included both traditional as well as expected high-tech companies.  All were large companies around the Bay area. Why should this matter to you? Because in ...


June 2018
June 2018

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Low Inventory and Buyer Demand Defy Impact of New Tax Law

Summer's almost here and it's already hotter than hot in our local real estate market. With continued low inventory and higher prices, homes seem to be in reach for only the highest earners.

The federal tax law passed in December was expected to suppress home buying. It limited the itemized deduction for all state and local property and income tax combined to $10,000 per year ...


June 2018
June 2018

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411 Sheffield Road

Bay Farm Beauty!

411 Sheffield Road is located on Bay Farm Island in Alameda.

This 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms contemporary home offers a modern lifestyle. The beautifully renovated kitchen and dining area create an open floor plan that flows nicely into a lovely patio with garden and mature landscaping.

Upstairs, you will find two master bedroom suites. Downstairs is an ideally located guest bedroom and a full guest bathroom.

Built in 1979, the home features a ...


May 2018
May 2018

Bay Area Memorial Day Events Honoring our Fallen Soldiers and their families

Presidio Memorial Day Event

Alameda Memorial Day Events- USS Hornet, May 28

The USS Hornet is hosting their annual ceremony to remember the veterans who have given their lives in service to the United States of America.  The remembrance ceremony will begin at 11 AM on the Hangar Deck.  The ceremony should be a half hour program followed by the wreath toss off the Fantail.  They hope guests will stay for the remainder of the day for various ...


May 2018
May 2018

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1717 137th Avenue

1717 137th Avenue

This sunny split-level traditional is located in the Assumption Parish and offers a spacious formal living room with custom crown molding, gas insert fireplace, and beautiful hardwood floors.  The dining area leads you into a cheery kitchen with white oak cabinets, granite tops and all new stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove.

1717 137th Avenue

You'll also find on the main level a guest bedroom, full bath, and a bonus room-- perfect for an office or family room.  Upstairs ...


May 2018
May 2018

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USS Hornet Memorial Day Event

 

USS Hornet

Are you looking for a way to honor our fallen soldiers and their families this Memorial Day weekend?  The USS Hornet Retired Air Craft Carrier is hosting it's annual event to show appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices our service men and women make to protect our Country.

Event Details- May 28

The USS Hornet is hosting their annual ceremony to remember the veterans who have given their lives in service to the United States of America.  The ...


May 2018
May 2018

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Oakland Hydration Station

 

Oakland City council Approves 110 Hydration Stations for schools

By Oakland Realtor Rosie Nysaether

The Oakland City Council just approved the installation of 110 hydrations stations throughout the Oakland Unified School District.  This action was the result of finding elevated lead levels in the drinking water at McClymond's High School last year.

The school district moved quickly to remove all of the water fountains with elevated lead levels at its schools then replaced them with a ...


May 2018
May 2018

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This gorgeous single story 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms home offers easy living with an open floor plan and spectacular Bay views that can be enjoyed from the covered patio or from the extended observation deck.  The home features an upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dualpane windows, solar tube lights, gas fireplace and 2 car garage.

This home is in the Crestmont community near walking and biking paths and the Oakland Hills Tennis Club and highway 13.

Open House events are ...


May 2018
May 2018

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San Pablo Dam

San Pablo Dam Weekend Fun

The San Pablo Reservoir is a wonderful place to spend the day fishing, boating, hiking and picknicking.  If you are looking for something to do this weekend or Mother's Day weekend, consider enjoying our very own San Pablo Dam.

Things to Do

Picnicking

Picnicking is great at the San Pablo Dam Reservoir.  Near the children’s playground, the picnic sites have great lake views. Fully equipped with tables and barbeques, some locations offer gazebo shade. There are 9 ...


May 2018
May 2018
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The average sold price for the 1st quarter was $1,571,153 compared to $1,267,625 the same period last year — that’s almost a 24% jump in appreciation, year over year.  With very little inventory continuing to be a factor, sellers can expect the Spring season to be even more robust.

What’s your home worth this year?  As your Oakland Realtor professional with over 16 years of experience selling homes in Crocker Highlands, I would be happy to help answer any of your real ...


April 2018
April 2018
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Home is your joy. Your passion. Your comfort.

Having sold homes for over 16 years in Crocker Highlands, Montclair, Temescal, Rockridge, and Piedmont, I would like to share some of my favorite improvements with you.

Rosie Nysaether Realtor

Create a cozy corner:

Many of our older homes, with their large formal living rooms, have dead space on one end or the other that you can create into a separate, more intimate seating area for quiet conversations or for reading a good book.

Brass is back!

After more ...

July 2016
July 2016
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New Listing: 6037 Chabolyn Terrace~Rockridge, Oakland 94618  Listed for $799,000

One of the best things about where we live is the variety of homes found on every street. Grand English Tudors, charming Mediterraneans, Mid-century ranches. But walking into a cabin in the popular Rockridge neighborhood caught me by surprise.  The owner had lived there for almost 25 years, and her life decorated every wall and shelf of the home.  At 88 years old, she was ready to begin a new chapter, and I was ...


June 2016
June 2016
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How to fill that boring white wall? Or a dull, long hallway?  Instead of buying expensive prints or posters, frame several of your favorite record albums from your favorite decade! Not only will these valuable collectibles bring back memories of Led Zeppelin, ABBA, The Who, and Harry Chapin, but will add some retro art chic to even the most traditional home.  And yes, they also make great house warming gifts for young homeowners whose entire music collection is invisibly stored in the ...


June 2016
June 2016
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I was excited to get started on preparing this home for sale -- great floor plan, wonderful bones and and a mature landscaped yard. But it had been a rental for years, and we only had a few weeks to polish it up.  After greening up the front lawn, painting the interior, replacing fixtures and dropping in quarts countertops, this classic Monterey Colonial was ready for market.

Quietly set back from the street, it welcomes you in its courtyard with scented beds of Jasmine. Spacious rooms, lots ...


June 2016
June 2016
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When I met with Jim to discuss the sale of his late sister's house, he told me that as her trustee, he had been managing her home for her.  His warm, friendly eyes were magnified by his wired rimmed glasses, and his lips were firm as he told her story.

Taken ill with a stroke, she left her home, still full of books, clothes and a full refrigerator, and moved into a nursing home.  But she knew that she would soon return, and so she asked her brother to care for it until she ...