Berkeley Hills (Berkeley, CA)
By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
 VA Mortgage Loans in Berkeley California and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the highlights of this incredible program: - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing. - No monthly mortgage insurance. - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements. - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment.   Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Berkeley California: You must first verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Berkeley California VA loan lender can order your...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Lots of fun stops on our short holiday adventure. My 13 year old is checking out UC Berkeley and had to buy a Cal sweatshirt while we were o campus. I used to play around the campus as a teenager here and there, so it was interesting taking my daughter there.   UC Berkeley - Wandering Around The Campus
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By Barbara Reynolds, Buyers Agent, Listing Agent, Luxury Homes, Invest
(McGuire Real Estate)
It’s a little dusty, needs work and definitely could use a spruce up.  But, beneath the dust and weathering, there’s this charming Berkeley cottage with a small view of the Bay.   A former Berkeley librarian lived in this cute Cinderella cottage for over 40 years.  She collected a library full of books over the years and many other nick-nacks.  Now it’s been cleared out and is ready to be spruced up and go to the ball with someone else. It’s priced at $375,000.  We already have quite a bit of interest.  But if you’d like more information, you can check it out at www.1144keith.com.  Or, better yet, give me a call! For a consultation on luxury homes in the East Bay, feel free to call me in my office: 510-847-2409. Barbara Reynolds, your East Bay real estate specialist Originally posted on...
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By Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging
(Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA)
1990 Mediterranean for Today's Living ~ Open House This Mediterranean home is respectful of traditional detailing, but has the amenities and flow for current day life with...Dead-on views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay!  Designed by David Wilson, this home has details that will not be lost on the discerning buyer - wonderful curved walls and rough hewn ceilings echo an earlier era of California Mediterranean architecture but include finishes of modern design as well. This is a beauty of a house that needs to be seen. This home offers: 4 Bedrooms + Office 3.5 Baths Over 3100 sq/ft of Living Space STUNNING Views of the SF Bay Multiple Outdoor Living Areas Located at:  959 Miller Ave, Berkeley Offered at:  $1,649,000Open House:  Sunday July 1st ~ 2:00-4:30   FULL Photo Tou...
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By Arlene Baxter, Listing/Buying agent, Historic to Green, 2012 REALTOR of the Year, Berkeley Association Berkeley CA & environs
(Red Oak Realty)
I am delighted to present a wonderful home not far from my house in North Berkeley. Right now there is a regatta in the San Francisco Bay, and you can watch that from the living room of this new listing at 923 Creston Road in Berkeley, CA.   You will find the utmost of charm, calm and quietude in this split-level North Berkeley hills home! Only a few minutes to Monterey Market or the Gourmet Ghetto, and yet you feel as if you're a million miles away from the cares of everyday life once you arrive on coveted Creston Road. San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge look beautiful from this retreat in the hills! Tilden Park and Lake Anza are close at hand, and the UC Berkeley campus is easily accessible.   This home provides delightful architectural details: beamed wood ceilings in living an...
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By Barbara Reynolds, Buyers Agent, Listing Agent, Luxury Homes, Invest
(McGuire Real Estate)
Time was when a prestige neighborhood in the Berkeley or Oakland hills was the destination of choice for people looking for a house.  Well, get out of your car and put on your walking shoes, because now the determining factor is becoming how “close to coffee” you are.  Or to put it another way, what’s your “Walk Score"?   I was working with a young couple determined to buy their first house in Berkeley.  They have unilaterally eschewed the “Hills” as being too far away from everything.  And we are focused on homes within 10 blocks of coffee.  That would be the “flats” or bungalow neighborhoods of Berkeley, where houses and lots are smaller, neighbors ... and coffee are closer.  (That translates into Walk Scores of 80’s and 90’s versus 40’s for the Berkeley Hills.)  I’ll bet Alfred Peet ...
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By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
This is a quick follow up blog to a story I posted on October 25th (The Past Couple of Weeks...) regarding a client of mine who wanted to sell her Berkeley Hills home. I referred her to a great agent at Marvin Gardens Real Estate (yep...that's the name of the company), and he did a wonderful job pulling everything together in order to promote a smooth selling process and garner a clean offer. It's two weeks later...results?  You bet.  2 offers, the higher of which came in $11,000 over the asking price with a 45 day free rent-back after close of escrow.  (I love it when that happens)... To be safe, I'll leave it at that.  Although anything can happen between now and COE, the first hurdle has been cleared.  Let the escrow begin! So far, so good. Localism is what it's all about.  Although ...
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