Albany Haunt Raises Fear and Money!

By October 29, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

Albany Haunt not only raises your fear level but also raises money  for Alameda County Community Food Bank.  Krista and her family went to Albany Haunt this past weekend.  It is the brainchild of Sam DuBois, a creative teenager who decided that, in exchange for $2 and a donation to the local food bank, he would do his best to scare the bejeebers out of you. They went. It worked! This year’s theme is “Fear the Farm.” Krista spoke to Sam’s mom  and was so impressed with the support she gives her son to help him see his vision through year after year. Though she’s not sure she’d give up her front yard for 6 weeks she is sure glad that his mom does! 1048 Peralta, Albany. Check it out- if you dare! And bring $2 and a can of food.


Beautiful new Albany Listing!

By October 22, 2014 @ 10:56 am



Check out our beautiful new listing in Albany! Rosie and I have been working so hard for the last three months on updating this lovely home just steps from Solano Ave.  A great 3/2 close to shopping, restaurants, parks, and BART and in the Albany school district!  Great floor plan and lots of space!  Check out the website at:
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Berkeley Sunday Streets This Sunday, October 12!

By October 9, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

berkeley streetsIt’s going to be another lovely weekend, with weather stretching into the high 80s on Sunday- which is going to be perfect for Berkeley Sunday Streets!  If you haven’t been before, this is a must-do, particularly on what is sure to be one of the East Bay’s banner beautiful weather weekends.

Berkeley Sunday Streets will be occurring this Sunday, from 11am-5pm and takes place on Shattuck Ave for 17 blocks from Rose Street to Haste Street. Streets will be closed to car traffic to allow room for vendors.

This weekend will feature many events for the whole family, but a few highlights include:

And many, many more fun activities!

For a full listing of all Berkeley Streets events this weekend, please visit Which ones will you attend?  See you there!

How to get rid of fruit flies in the home

By October 2, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

fruit fly trapHard to complain about the beautiful weather we’re experiencing right now– Indian summer in the East Bay is such a lovely thing!– but sometimes there comes a little uninvited visitor every so often.  That’s right.  We’re talking fruit flies.  The tiny plague.  Fruit flies thrive in damp places so you might find them congregating near your trash disposal, or anywhere you keep fruit– pantries, kitchen tables, no space is safe.

We’ve all done battle with these little gnats, that multiply out of nowhere and are seemingly implacable.  Here are a few solutions that are worth a shot.

1. Try these 4 homemade traps from– these traps are green, easy to make, and very effective.  Also includes a bonus recipe for Lemongrass spray from the home, which not only deters fruit flies but will make your home smell fantastic

2. If you’re looking for a way to prevent the return of fruit flies, try these 10 preventative tips from AboutEducation.  These common-sense tips will keep your home fruit fly free!  Once you’ve purged the problem, that is.

3. If you’re less interested in a humane solution to the fruit fly problem– your house is now a battlefield, after all– you can try these 3 tricks from WikiHow to eliminate your problem.

What tricks have you tried?  If you’ve tried any of these, let us know in the comments how they worked for you!

NEW LISTING :: 1630 Belvedere Ave., Berkeley

By August 13, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

New Listing – 1630 Belvedere Ave. in Berkeley!

1630 Belvedere Ave., Berkeley Beautiful Craftsman Remodel

You know how sometimes it just feels good?  When the house has a certain je ne sais quoi?  This is one of those, the house that my 7 year old has deemed “The Coolster House.”

1630 Belvedere in Berkeley is a sparking, 2 bed/1 bath home, completely remodeled top to bottom.  It is where original Craftsman charm meets modern day sophistication.  This gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom North Berkeley home has been immaculately renovated to preserve originality while incorporating contemporary finishes. The sellers made sure that every detail was given proper attention, every redesign maintained the original character of the home, and that every space was used to its fullest potential.  Really!  

And know what else makes this house so cool?  The location.  Ahhhh, the location.  

The neighborhood is what draws many people to the area. Belvedere Ave. is an exceptionally quiet street… yet head a few blocks east and you will find parks, BART and the Gourmet Ghetto; head north and you will stumble upon Monterey Market and the new Westbrae Biergarten; west is the 4th St shopping district and Acme Bread; south is easy freeway access, Berkeley Bowl West, and more.

1630 Belvedere in North Berkeley will be open this weekend.  Come and check it out for yourself.


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