Oakland, CA Real Estate News

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Oakland (includes Piedmont and Emeryville) The Median Sale Price for homes in Oakland during November was $815,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m  price range. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for your home value, visit: www.searchalleastbayhomes.com  You can also call me on my cell at 510-919-5741 for a more personal conversation.I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Things to do in Oakland December 8 - December 31  Great Santa Run December 8, 2019Enjoy the Great Santa Run San Francisco this year and support a great cause, Heart In Motion. Strengthening communities through promoting volunteerism and leadership development, bringing together Bay Area's youth... Click here for more info.   Ricky Watts - Artist ReceptionDecember 12, 2019Join Ricky at Golden Gate Sotheby's Montclair Gallery for an opening reception celebrating his latest body of work. A continuation of exploration with aerosol paint as a medium, a few of his favorites to date... Click here for more info.  Disney Junior Holiday Party December 19, 2019Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland! Children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disne...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Things to do in Oakland December 5 - January 5  A Christmas Carol Nov. 29 - Dec. 24, 2019The Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition is back! Now in its 43rd year, A Christmas Carol is a cornerstone of the A.C.T. repertory and has become a holiday tradition for families all around the Bay Area. Click here for more info.     LumiNight Lantern FestivalNov. 29, 2019 - Feb. 2, 2020Experience the never seen before world of LumiNight, an 8 acre magical walking safari that includes; Noah's Ark, Animals from Chinese Zodiac, A Land of Dinosaurs, The Great Barrier Reef, and so much more! Click here for more info.   The Great Dickens Christmas Fair December 1-22, 2019This is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victoria London. It's a twilight evening in Charles Dickens' London Town, a city of win...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Oakland's Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday Friday, November 29 - Sunday December 1November 29 is "Plaid Friday" which celebrates weaving together of small businesses to create a strong fabric of diversity and creativity. Plaid Friday was born in Oakland, a city known for strong "shop locally" campaigns. Small Business Saturday is November 30. In the spirit of these two shop-local holidays, Cole Hardware is giving away some discounts during these days (please contact your local Cole Hardware for more info).  Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday are relaxing and enjoyable alternatives to the big box stores' Black Friday events and are designed to promote locally and independently-owned businesses during the holidays.   Let us all support our local businesses. If you are lookin...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Join us for Montclair Village's Annual Holiday Stroll    Join Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty at the17th Annual Montclair Village Holiday Stroll Holiday festivities light up Montclair Village with photos with Santa, a trolley ride around the village and performances by local choirs. Make sure to stop by our Gallery Office and enjoy holiday entertainment with cookies and hot cider!Thursday, December 5th  |  5:30PM to 8PM1986 Mountain Blvd, Oakland Text me at 510-919-5741 if you plan to attend!     The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home.If you are ready to search for your next property or are looking for your home value, visit:www.searchalleastbayhomes.comClick here for the monthly market reports!   
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Oakland(includes Piedmont and Emeryville) The Median Sale Price for homes in Oakland during October was $838,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m  price range. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for your home value, visit: www.searchalleastbayhomes.com You can also call me on my cell at 510-919-5741 for a more personal conversation.I would love the opportunity to earn your business.   
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
A Photo op with Santa!  Cole Hardware is will be hosting a photoshoot for your cute little pooches this Sunday! Your bestfriend will truly have something to remember this year with Santa Claus! The proceeds will support The Milo Foundation, a non profit rescue and adoption center for domestic animals, and you will receive a 5"x7" photo keepsake. Please register here and to get more information on this event. Santa Paws: Pooch Pictures with Santa Sunday, November 10 2-6pm Cole Hardware Rockridge Store ($10 proceeds go to The Milo Foundation)   Let us all help our local community and help our loving animals. Get involved as a volunteer. There is so much we can do together.   The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home.If you are ready to search for your next property or are ...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
A helping hand for our seniors  The Bay Area is known for having the wealthiest people in the world, but it is also home to thousands of seniors whose income level falls below the federal poverty line. They live with the daily threat of hunger. Being food insecure can worsen their existing health problems that can in turn lead to hospitalization. Let us all make sure that our seniors get all the nutrition they need to fight off disease and infection.   Join Cole Hardware as they host a food drive to benefit two wonderful organizations whose mission is to help feed our elderly neighbors: Groceries for Seniors in San Francisco and St. Paul's Pantry of Hope in Oakland. Please bring any non-perishable foods during the drive. Besides canned foods, they also welcome boxed foods, pastas and ce...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Things to do in Oakland November 16-30 2019  Comic Con & Exotic Animal Expo November 16-17, 2019Conex Comic Con & Exotic Animal Expo (an annual make-a-wish benefit) is two separate events that feature a series of family friendly activities.Do your black Friday shopping early at our event to help local non-profits... Get more information here.    Wizard WorldNovember 22-24, 2019Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Wizard World Bay Area to celebrate the best in pop culture. Brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended pop culture tour and has it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More! Get more information here.    Oakland Turkey Trot November 28, 2019Earn your day's ind...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Things to do in Oakland November 2-11 2019   Discovery Day at Oracle Park November 2, 2019This FREE event is unlike any other - with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games and astounding activities for all ages! The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content - on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. Get more information here.    Bay Area BBQ & Beer FestivalNovember 2, 2019Join in for an amazing day filled with amazing BBQ & Beer! Guests will experience unlimited pours of craft beer from regional breweries as well as access to dozens of BBQ vendors selling amazing food! Get more information here.    Cirque du Soleil | Amaluna November 3 - January 12After directing her daughter's coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Realtor shout out- Face the past, and get ready for the future.  Some people think I am selling houses, but in reality, what happens when someone decided to move is life altering. You have to face the past, and get ready for the future. When multi family members are involved, it is always easy. Luckily, my clients were close and supportive of one another.  “We were referred to a local real estate office by a good friend. Elisa Uribe was the agent assigned to us. We called, set up an appointment and met her at our home a week later. We immediately liked her and felt at ease as we discussed the plans for putting our house that we have lived in for over 30 years for sale. Throughout this whole process she has been resourceful, thorough, knowledgeable and very professional. We appreciate ev...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?   You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders.But there can actually be financial benefits to putting down a small down payment—as low as three percent—rather than parting with so much cash up front, even if you have the money available. THE DOWNSIDEThe downsides of a small down payment are pretty well known. You’ll have to pay Private Mortgage Insurance for years, and the lower your down payment, the more you’ll pay. You’ll also be offered a lesser loan amount than borrowers who have a 20-percent down pay...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Oakland(includes Piedmont and Emeryville) The Median Sale Price for homes in Oakland during September was $865,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m  price range. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for your home value, visit: www.searchalleastbayhomes.com You can also call me on my cell at 510-919-5741 for a more personal conversation.I would love the opportunity to earn your business.   
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Next Level Concierge  Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty  In August, Sotheby's International Realty launched our Next Level Concierge Program for home sellers. Our program goes above and beyond all others providing the following: Streamlined Property Preparation• Cash-free, stress-free process• Structural repairs, cosmetic improvements, staging• No loan documentation required• Pay at close of escrow Trusted Vendor Selection• Expertise at all price points• Qualified and insured vendors• Contract administration• Customer satisfaction guarantee Buy-Before-Selling Advantage• Move on and move forward faster• Move out before preparationand showings• Improve accessibility andappearance• Make non-contingent “cash-like”offers Contact me to find out more510-919-5741e.uribe@ggsir.comwww.Ne...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Things to do in Oakland October 4-14 2019   Hardly Strictly Bluegrass    October 4-6, 2019Located in Golden Gate Park the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival brings together artists, fans and music lovers and provides them with the opportunity to enjoy various performances by famous musicians, artists & more.Click here for more info.       Tiny Living FestivalOctober 5-6, 2019The Tiny House Festival is coming to the Bay Area! Experience tiny living through tiny house tours, talks and workshops. Enjoy music, food trucks, vendors and fun activities for the whole family all weekend long. Click here for more info.      Art, Wine & Music Festival  October 5-6, 2019The Art, Wine and Music Festival returns to Pleasant Hill. Featuring a non-stop live music lineup with kid's fun area, artists boo...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Being a Realtor is about big shifts in someone’s life  Some people think I am selling houses, and sure that is the why behind it when we meet but as you can see from my clients testimonial below, being a Realtor is about big shifts in someone’s life. 2 years ago, we met online, and the day we met in person, we mutually could tell we were a good fit and before I left, the decision was made, her house was going on the market and the behind the scenes prep work started the next day. I was so impressed with her tenacity to take on so many projects herself. She was inspiring and all her efforts really paid off.  “I lived in my home 27yrs. Putting it up for sale was the hardest decision I ever made. Elisa gave me some words of wisdom that I will never forget. You see I am 61 yrs old. She said...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Realtor shout out- Keeping communication open is key  Some people think I am selling houses, but in reality, I help buyers find homes too. My website www.searchalleastbayhomes.com is a great website for my client and I to keep communication open and easy without it taking too much time out of their day. If they save a home, I get notified on my phone, and tour the property in advance. I love my job and I love my clients. If you are at a point in your life where you are looking to cash out and change your life, I hope you give me the opportunity to earn your business. I can be reached at 510-919-5741 and would be happy to talk about your home ownership needs.  The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home.If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for y...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?  As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. Here’s a brief overview.A short sale comes into play when a homeowner needs to sell their home but the home is worth less than the remaining balance that they owe. The lender can allow the homeowner to sell the home for less than the amount owed, freeing the homeowner from the financial predicament.On the buyer side, short sales typically take three to four months to complete and many of the ...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Dispelling Refinancing Myths   “Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.   YOU’RE NOT TOO LATE.  For years now, we’ve been hearing that interest rates will be on the rise, and although there have been some small increases, you’re still in a great position to drastically lower your interest rate. The general rule is if your mortgage interest rate is more than one percent above the current market rate, you should consider refinancing.   IT’S NOT TOO TIME CONSUMING.Don’t brush off refinancing just because it seems like a long and daunting process. An informational call with a lende...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Oakland(includes Piedmont and Emeryville) The Median Sale Price for homes in Oakland during August was $820,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m  price range. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for your home value, visit: www.searchalleastbayhomes.com  You can also call me on my cell at 510-919-5741 for a more personal conversation.I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  
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