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Oakland Home Prices: It’s Crazy Out There Folks!

You wanna know what’s crazy? Sales prices in Oakland. If you are a buyer looking to purchase in Oakland, I’m sure you have felt the surge in sales prices in the last few months. Well folks, it’s not your imagination: the median sales price for homes in Oakland is up 25% from the prior quarter […]

Sales Price / Square Foot quickly on the rise

    Hey guys!  We just listed this Sa-weet condo in the Gourmet Ghetto – 1828 Delaware Unit 2.  We held it open on Thursday and the feedback was great! Located in a quaint, 4-unit building this condo boasts privacy, community, creativity, and convenience. What is so special about this great condo is the yard…the PRIVATE […]

What is this Crazy Market Going to Do?!?!?

Struggling to buy in today’s market, buyers, new and experienced alike are beginning to ask really big questions about jumping into such a competitive market knowing that they will most likely be “house rich but cash poor”, that they may not be able to afford the taxes the first few years and eat ramen to […]

3% Down Payment?

3% down payments are back!  In order to help low-income and first time home buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin backing these types of loans.  What do you think? Do you think this will set up the coming of another housing bubble or have borrowers learned not to borrow more than they can […]

High Rental Rates Equal Higher Mortgage Rates?

High rental rates near BART don’t necessarily equal higher mortgage rates.  KQED recently posted this cool albeit somewhat depressing map showing you where you can find an affordable 1 bedroom near BART.  While this may be hard to look at from a renter’s point of view, we need to remember that owning closer to BART […]

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