Maureen Kennedy, Piedmont CA Broker

Real Estate Agent - Pacific Union Real Estate-GMAC
Organize a picnic, bring the low folding-chair, spread the blanket.  It's Movies in the Park time!  And I'm again co-sponsoring the series.  Remaining movies include: Curious George--Friday, July 11thEnchanted--Friday, September 12th All movies start around dusk, in Piedmont Park at the curve on ...
The quarter wrapped up with just 21 closed sales (compared to 46 in '07 and 33 in '06), averaging $605/sf, closing in a typical 30 days, at just a tad below the original asking price, on average.  The average sales price this quarter was $1.894 million, though homes in this group tended to be qui...
I've sold $5 million in real estate in the last ten days!  Interestingly, all three homes were mid-century classics, two in Piedmont and one just over the line off LaSalle Avenue.  I'll look forward to introducing you to these new homeowners!
This is a special home for the right circumstances! You may remember that in 2006 I sold a well-maintained 1-bedroom, 1-bath vintage (read ''untouched since the '40s'') unit in this recently condominiumized four-plex set within a classic Berkeley-style garden on a residential street.  It was a hu...
On Jean Street, right behind Ace Garden on Grand Avenue, is a hidden gem.  And the roses are still blooming, though take this opportunity to note ''see Rose Garden'' next year the week after Mother's Day, when it's at its prime.  I enjoyed the garden by myself last Sunday, morning cup of tea in h...
The New York Times had a nice piece in the business section on Sunday regarding how to renovate, without putting too much of your own stamp on the house.  ''Yes, it's your home.  However, you do have to keep resale in mind because situations change, and you never know when you're going to have to...
  First the bad news.  Click here for the CHP description of the new law, and what happens starting 7/1/08 if you are stopped driving and talking on a hand-held cellphone at the same time. Note to parents of under-18 drivers:  They can't drive and talk under any circumstances--I had no idea! Then...
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What I Did this QuarterYou may think I sell houses, but I really help people make great real estate decisions.  This quarter I:  wrote this e-newsletter filled with useful stuff; met with two different clients to give feedback and advice on their planned renovations; passed on information about g...
So What's Going on in this Market??Only 11 homes sold in Piedmont this past quarter, compared to 18 homes during the first quarter of 2007 (and 21 during 1Q06).  The average price per square foot settled in at $606/sf, lower than last quarter's $631/sf, but consistent with the pattern of the last...

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This blog is a summary of my local eNewsletter articles beginning January, 2006.