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JustQuotes: East Bay Agents And Stagers Beware

“An unusual wave of burglaries has hit unoccupied houses for sale in this affluent 1.8-square-mile bedroom community in the hills east of Oakland, and it is testing the forced cheerfulness of real estate agents who are already reeling. Last weekend, two staged houses were burglarized in nearby Orinda, a... Read More »

Budding Big Buildings Across The Bay (Oakland And Emeryville)

Encinal Jackson has submitted an application to build a 56-story mixed-use tower at 1938 Broadway in Oakland. At 715 feet, the proposed tower would nearly double the height of Oakland’s current tallest building, the Ordway at 1 Kaiser Plaza. The proposed tower would contain 1.5 million square feet of... Read More »

When Being “Priced Out Of The Market” Is A Blessing In Disguise

When Being “Priced Out Of The Market” Is A Blessing In Disguise

A first-time buyer across the bay picks up a “three-bedroom, two-bath house in East Oakland, for $199,500. The previous owner had paid $475,000.” Perhaps being “priced out of the market” was a blessing in disguise. The previous owner? Not so blessed. UPDATE: And simply speaking of the East Bay... Read More »

There’s Green (And Perhaps Even Platinum) Up In Them Thar Hills

There’s Green (And Perhaps Even Platinum) Up In Them Thar Hills

The Margarido House (5950 Margarido Drive) is slated to become the first LEED certified Platinum home in Northern California. And while it wasn’t built in San Francisco (nor is it on the market), it was built right across the bay in Oakland (and there will be tours). The details... Read More »

Across The Bay But A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 1824 Magellan

Across The Bay But A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 1824 Magellan

It’s across the bay. And we can’t vouch for it. But a plugged-in tipster recommended it, and there’s a chance you might like, so we’re rolling the dice. In our reader’s words: My friend has a house up for sale in Montclair that is open this Sunday. I’ve worked... Read More »

Green Building Over In Oakland And Over BART (1100 Broadway)

Green Building Over In Oakland And Over BART (1100 Broadway)

It’s across the bay (Oakland) and it’s not residential (commercial), but we’re suckers for “Green” buildings (no, not the color) and interesting animations. When complete, 1100 Broadway will rise 20-stories over the 12th Street/City Center Bart Station, will renovate and incorporate the historic Key System Building next door (without... Read More »

They’re Not Building Any More Land Condos Across The Bay

“Oakland’s condo building boom has ground to a near halt. While construction has continued on existing projects, Patton said no new projects have broken ground during the first half of 2008. A June report on the East Bay condo market from the Mark Co. lists at least a dozen... Read More »

Name This East Bay House Compound In One Photo/Map Or Less

Name This East Bay House Compound In One Photo/Map Or Less

It’s not our usual fare, and it’s a bit outside our wheelhouse (at least this month), but we do aim to please. Plus it’s Friday, it’s hot (did you notice that pool?) and it’s past time for a cocktail. So a reader’s question to end the week: “Any idea... Read More »

Across The Bay (But Modern Museum Architecture Is On The Brain)

Across The Bay (But Modern Museum Architecture Is On The Brain)

“He doesn’t have the name recognition of a Frank Gehry or a Daniel Libeskind, but Toyo Ito is one of Japan’s most acclaimed and adventurous architects. Looking at the design for a downtown Berkeley museum that would be his first building in the United States, it’s easy to see... Read More »

One Of Only 49 Oakland (The City) Eichlers: 8100 Phaeton Drive

One Of Only 49 Oakland (The City) Eichlers: 8100 Phaeton Drive

It’s an Oakland (both in terms of the city and Claude) Eichler across the bay. If our tipster is correct, it’s one of only 49 ever built (in terms of the city). And once again, a retractable roof (although this time over the atrium). ∙ Listing: 8100 Phaeton Drive... Read More »