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Have you lost a loved one and are you facing the emotional wear and tear of probate?

My clients have full lives. Adding the sale of their family home and the move on top can be overwhelming. My goal is to take care of everything. Making their lives a bit easier. This is at the heart of how I provide fabulous service.

You don’t have to navigate these waters alone! I have been entrusted with over 300 probate and trust sales working in tandem with the most experienced local attorneys and fiduciaries in the East Bay. I have the experience to properly assist you. You have a full life to lead. Let me help you live it.

As a probate real estate specialist, I focus on Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, El Cerrito, Hayward, San Leandro , Castro Valley and all of Alameda county. I addition, my associates cover the greater Bay Area. I was born and raised in Berkeley and have lived there and Oakland all of my life. I know the neighborhoods very well.

After 18 years working with many conservators, administrators, attorneys and other fiduciaries, I’ve learned a lot about how we all grow old and come to need others and that we are so much the same. It is amazing how we let things go as we age and – If you don’t have someone around you – the things that can happen are unfathomable. I’ve seen this happen in Piedmont, Pleasanton and East Oakland. Your socioeconomic class doesn’t seem to matter. I talk to some of my friends about this. They say it will never happen to them. I just shrug, look at them, and say “yeah sure”. So, I think I bring some compassion to my work. Actually I don’t see it as work. I love it.

As an owner, builder and experienced real estate agent, I can help you make informed decisions. Whether you are buying or selling. I promise to be there every step of the way. This includes everything from major/minor repairs, to prepare your home for the best possible sales price, appearing in court to provide information the court may require about the transaction, to representing you during the negotiation process of selling your home. No question is too trivial and no issue is to minor to warrant my full attention.

My support staff will make sure all details are given the professional care they deserve.

  • Full time administrative staff
  • Marketing support staff
  • Short sale and legal support

If you need to review the local court rules or have questions about the probate process, you will find that information here.

Are you or a loved one transitioning to a Residential Complex or Assisted Living?

I have also achieved the National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Designation to gain important knowledge about working with different generations of real estate buyers and sellers. By earning the SRES® Designation, I have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing or selling the family home.

“Michael Stephens is a real asset to my law practice. I recommend him highly.”—
Charles Triay, Attorney

Whether you need a FREE Comparative Market Analysis, help with a probate or want to search the MLS, take advantage of the quality experience and relationships I have accrued over many, many years.

Simply put, I’ll take care of everything!

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Active Listing

4327 Malcolm Ave. Chabot Park, Oakland

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath with master suite ranch style home is on a huge level lot, perfect for the kids playground, and just begging for an ADU! (Accessory dwelling unit) It has seen better days and needs TLC. Some of the features are a spacious kitchen, workshop, covered patio and minutes to the Chabot golf course and the Oakland zoo.

Listed at $659,000   Open Sunday December 10th 2:00-5:00pm

Pending Sales

1938 Stuart Street, Central Berkeley near BART

Listed at $599,000

Many original details to go with the holes and issues that make this a real fixer. Built in 1903, this home has 3 bedrooms and one bath. Just a few blocks to block.

Probate sale with independent administration.

Open Sundays July 16th and 23rd 2:00-5:00pm.

Coming Soon

8006 Idlewood Ave., Castlemont, Oakland

Coming in spring 2018

To many updates to mention. Hardwood floors, cool new kitchen and bath, dining room that can accommodate the entire family for the holidays, workshop/garage, laundry room and more.

3155 Lewiston Ave., Elmwood, Berkeley

Coming in the spring of 2018

An amazing location between the Elmwood and Rockridge neighborhoods. 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen, patio backyard, master bedroom with huge closet/office/media room. A short walk or roll to dining, shopping and entertainment.

620 Woodmont Ave., Berkeley hills

Coming in spring 2018

An almost level property tucked away at the very top of the hills. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home needs some TLC but is in good enough condition to move in and update over time. Add a second floor and capture the amazing views from the Golden Gate to Mt. Tamalpais.

Listed around $1,000,000.

5610 Castle Drive, Piedmont Pines, Oakland

Coming spring 2018

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath contemporary features include a spacious family room, bay views, decks, minutes to Montclair Village and regional parks, hardwood and tile floors, updated kitchen and bath.


2524 Milvia Street, Berkeley

A unique opportunity to convert what is a church built onto the rear of a single family home. Maybe convert the church to a master suite and huge family room? You’ll have to think about how to use the 3,201 square feet of space, 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.

Pricing and marketing schedule coming soon.

1237 Russell Street, West Berkeley

A 6 unit building with all studios. This income property has loads of potential. Some units have been updated, some very tired. Full financials and inspections available. Delivered with at least one unit vacant. Across the street is San Pablo Park with recent play area additions. Huge rent upside.

Pricing and marketing schedule coming soon.


5823 Nottingham Drive, Montclair, Oakland

Listed for $739,000. Sold for $829,000!!!

Please stop by and fall in love with the secluded patio wrapped by French doors from the spacious master suite, living room and sunny kitchen. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home has a very cool, Asian influenced master bath, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage and a short ways to the Montclair Village.


1660 Via Ventana Ave., San Lorenzo

In a very well kept neighborhood, this home has plenty of room for a growing family. Near schools and houses of worship. Must see to appreciate the potential.

Open Sundays September 10th and 17th, 2:00-5:00pm

Trust sale.

Sold for $592,000

2006 Magellan Drive, Montclair, Oakland

A few blocks to the Montclair Village for shopping and dining. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home features a master suite, spacious living room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors and more. The property needs some TLC so come on over and take a look.

Probate sale with independent administration.

Sold for $750,000

1650 Tyler Street, Berkeley

Sold for $1,381,500

The best location minutes to the Ashby BART station. This 4 unit property sold with multiple offers and one vacant unit. All units are spacious, in good condition and with off street parking.

1522 Woolsey Street, Berkeley

Sold for $1,674,250

Multi-unit in a super location 4 1/2 blocks to the Ashby BART station and the Lorin district. Sweet Adeline’s for a sweet! 6 units total. One 3/2 owners unit with private deck is vacant. The balance are 2/1’s 2 of which are vacant. Off street parking for every unit. Coin op laundry too.
A probate sale requiring court confirmation.

Sold with 3 vacant units and multiple offers.

3440 Boston Ave., Oakland

Sold for $325,000

This property needs a lot of work and was sold with occupants in the house. A total fixer in an up an coming area.

1701 Hopkins Street, Northbrae, Berkeley

Sold for 980,500!

Two bedrooms and one bath fixer in the perfect location. A few blocks to dining and shopping.

1151 72nd Ave. Fire Bombed Wreck!!

Sold for $111,000

Start from scratch and create your own home. Burned out hulk near a vacant lot. Buy both???

399 Jennifer COurt, Union City

Sold for $668,888

Major fire damaged fixer. 203K loan or cash. Bring your creative talents!

300 Montecillo Drive, Walnut Creek

Sold for $752,000

The original owners initially bought about 10 acres of land. Fruit orchards for many years. They built the house around 1948-49. They were big time gardeners. Come over and make this house a home!

1284 Dorothy Ave., San Leandro

Sold for $570,000

Move in ready with updates. Roomy backyard. Great location. Beautiful Hardwoods, remodeled kitchen and new tile floors.

1944 108th Ave. Oakland a stone’s throw from San Leandro

Sold at $500,000!

Built in 1927, the same family made this there home. Now is time for the next chapter in the story. Don’t miss the vaulted ceilings, hardwood doors, molding and windows, matchstick hardwood floors, Sun room for afternoon naps, antique lighting, Wedgewood stove, Shaded patio and Artisan stucco finish.

1538 Stuart Street Central Berkeley near BART

This home is all worn out and needs much work. A very cool bird bath highlights the backyard. Don’t miss the crazy party room with volcano and mountain details!

Sold at for $663,000 with 12 offers!

6424 Benvenue Ave., Elmwood/Rockridge, Oakland

Sold at $800,000!

Location, location, location! The heart of Rockridge including BART, shopping and dining are close by. This side-by-side condominium has been nicely updated with a sharp modern kitchen, built-in wrap around bench for the dining area, hardwood floors and coordinated lighting.

7444 Potrero Ave., El Cerrito hills

Sold for $760,000

Welcome home to this spacious property with a full on GG Bridge and SF bay view. There are so many features. A patio off of the living room, family room with a new half bath, view space in backyard with your very own boulder!, near to BART for an easy commute, interior access 2 car garage, random plank hardwood floors, new dual pane windows and more!

3963 Edgemoor Ave., Oakland

Sold for $730,000

Move-in ready. NO yard sign! Wood beam Cathedral ceilings. Features 1 bedroom cottage with private yard in a quiet valley near Millsmont. A short drive to Oakland airport and a few blocks to Burckhalter school.

Probate sale with independent administration.

54 Templar Place, Upper Rockridge, Oakland

Sold for $1,100,000

A quiet cul de sac in a coveted neighborhood. The house has raised a family and now it is time for the next chapter. The property needs a little TLC. Beautiful random plank hardwood floors, sunny rooms for entertaining and a spacious yard anchored by a mighty oak tree.

Probate sale with independent administration.

1855 Trestle Glen Road, Piedmont

Welcome to this conveniently located Piedmont home. Level in from Cavendish Lane. The casual carpool to SF is just down the lane and shopping for organic specialties at Rocky’s Market across the Leimert Street bridge. The updated kitchen has a built in triangular buddy bar. The custom tile work is amazing! The flow from the kitchen is to the front room which features a fireplace and spacious deck. Also on the main level is the master suite with a spacious bath, a 2nd laundry room and roomy guest bedroom with its own private bath access. The lower level consists of the family room with fireplace, deck, bonus room, bedroom and full bath.

Sold for $1,250,000

2434 Edwards Street, Central Berkeley

Close to morning coffee in the center of Berkeley. Needs TLC. Over 1,700 square with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The home has raised a few generations. You can start the next!

Listed at $729,000. Sold for $851,000. Trust sale.

1218 Campbell Street, West Oakland

Well preserved 1895 Queen Anne Victorian with modern updates/amenities and period details. Landscaped yards: Veggie garden, mature fruit trees and fire pit. Light filled rooms with soaring period ceilings. Fir and hwd floors. Richly tiled bathrooms. Oh so nice to have modern amenities!

Listed at $599,000. Sold for $630,000.

405 Coral Reef Road, Alameda, South Shore

A South Shore beauty with updated kitchen featuring granite counters, Pergo flooring, new dbl pane windows and a laundry in the garage. Move-in ready. Enjoy the bayfront attractions and minutes to shopping.

Listed at $789,000. Sold for $852,000. Probate sale with court approval.

668 Amador Street, Richmond View

Good bones describes this property. There is a bonus room down and a backyard itching for a re-do. Probate with independent administration.

Listed at $579,000. Sold for $580,000

2528 Tahoe Ave. Hayward

In need of TLC, this home has two bonus studios in the backyard. The garden is just begging to be brought back to life. This spacious home has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The open floor plan has the kitchen flowing into the dining room which is next to the patio perfect for the grill.

Listed at 549,000 and sold for $579,000. Probate sale with court confirmation.

2210 Vicksburg Ave., Oakland

Huge bonus rooms, wet bar, tiled bathrooms. Laundry room. Gazebo, Attached garage. Move-in ready!

Listed at $449,000. Sold for $450,000. Probate with independent administration.

28680 Etta Avenue, Hayward

This home has raised a family and now is ready for the next to make this house their home. Needing TLC, the home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Many homes in the area have been upgraded. What can you buy in the bay area for this price? Not much!  Listed at $429,000.

Contact the listing agent for disclosures and instructions. Probate sale possibly subject to court confirmation.

Sold for $480,000.

900 Solano Ave., Albany

Listed at $799,000

A beautiful two bedroom and one bath home on the quiet side of Albany Hill. Recently updated with tile, stained hardwood floors, quartz counter tops, tasteful fixtures and more. The restaurants, shopping and attractions of Solano Ave. are just blocks away. At the end of the block is Ocean View elementary school.

Contact the listing agent for disclosures and instructions. Probate sale with independent administration.

Sold for $936,000

916 Regal Road, North Berkeley

A very unique home built of unreinforced masonry. Of course, we did the scans and fully disclosed. The neighborhood gossip says that the same bricklayer built the house next door and across the street.

Listed at $599,000 and sold for $656,000. A trust sale that went very smoothly!

5636 Sutter Ave., Richmond Annex

Great Annex location, 3rd BR really sunroom. Gardeners delight backyard w/shed. Interior access garage. Spiffed up and ready for the new owner.

Listed at 499,000. Sold for $575,000. Trust sale.

7918 Sunkist Drive, Oakland

Enjoy this spacious home in the Oakland Hills featuring killer views of San Francisco, family room with private entrance, spanish tile floors, full bath and fireplace, a yard to grow your veggies, roomy dining and front room with views, Random plank HWD, attached garage & bonus basement storage.

Listed for 599,000. SOld for $680,000. Trust sale. No court!

3001 Kelly Street., Fairview, Hayward

Bring the whole family and enjoy the 18,000 sf lot, fruit trees, covered patio and many bonus rooms. Currently a duplex but the county record shows it as a single family.

Listed at $499,000. Sold for $550,000. Probate sale subject to court confirmation.

3341 King Street, South Berkeley

Golden Duplex. Original built in’s. Large rooms. Near morning coffee and Ashby BART. Needs TLC. Many homes in the area have been re-done. Do not disturb tenants. Full reports available.

Listed for $599,000. Sold for $680,000. Probate with independent administration.

2341 Hughes Avenue, Fruitvale, Oakland

3 units comprising one 2/1, one 1/1 and an updated studio. Four garage spots and three more parking spots. Three large basement storage spaces. Many upgrades. This is a probate sale that is subject to court confirmation. Listed at 329,000. Sold for $401,500.

849 Alice Avenue, Broadmoor/Hollywood, San Leandro

The perfect neighborhood a short distance to Roosevelt Elementary school and downtown. Two bedrooms and one bath with a convenient mud room and eat in kitchen. Tile details throughout. Drought tolerant landscaping and a spacious deck round out the outdoors. Listed at 459,000. Sold for $530,000

544 43rd Street, Temescal duplex, Oakland

Rebuilt, updated and clean Temescal duplex for owner move in. Two Spacious 3 bedroom and 2 bath units perfect for an owner occupant. 9’+ ceilings, granite counters, laundry rooms. Near all of Temescal’s dining spots. BART close by.  Open floor plan. Offers due 6/23 by noon. Contact the listing agent for disclosures and offer instructions. Listed at a very reasonable $879,000. Sold for $900,000!

1005-7 62nd Street income property, NOBE, Oakland

Great upside in rents. 8 unit building only 7 habitable. Needs TLC. Neither LA nor Seller have verified Sq. Ftg. Court confirmation TBA 2120 MLK Way, Berkeley. Listed at $999,000. Sold for $1,160,000!

1015 Euclid Ave., North Berkeley

Email LA for disclosures. Views of SF and Mt Tam. Big upside on rents. Partition sale with notice. Neither L. Agt. nor Seller have verified Sq. Ftg. Financials are estimates. Email LA for disclosures. Listed at $1,699,000. Sold for $1,455,500!

1628 Channing Way, Berkeley duplex

Golden duplex. Upper level gutted to the studs. Lower level needs TLC but could rent now. Off street [parking. Attic expansion potential. BART a bike ride away. Room count if done is Two-2 bedroom and 1 bath units. Buyer to verify. Neither L. Agt. nor Seller has verified Sq. Ftg. Listed at $699,000. Court confirmation completed. Sold for $883,000!

1624 Oriole Avenue, San Leandro

Located near the Bayfair shopping center and easy freeway access. Laundry/mud room. Detached garage. Hardwood floors. New tile in the bathroom. New paint and floors. Sunny backyard waiting for your skills. Affordable!!!! Listed at $359,000. Sold for $430,000!

1046 63rd Street, NOBE

A great location in NOBE. Unit mix 2 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom units. Off street parking. Offers due noon 6/23 by noon. 14 GRM. Email LA for disclosures and instructions. Probate court confirmation. Neither LA nor Seller have verified Sq. Ftg. Listed at $599,000. Sold for $650,000!

2062 Marineview Drive, Bayo Vista, San Leandro

A beautiful Bayo Vista home with panoramic views of San Francisco and the bay. Mostly original details. Spacious family room flows into the eat-in kitchen with views of the bay, hills and SF. The decks afford entertaining space. More closets than you can count. Master suite has make-up vanity and views. Needs TLC. Listed at $699,000. Offers due 6/29 by noon. Contact the listing agent for disclosures and instructions. Probate sale subject to court confirmation. Sold for $801,000!

1301 90th Ave. East Oakland fixer

This home has seen better days. It features 2 bedrooms and one bath and period details. Listed at $179,000. Pending court confirmation 7/14 at 9:30, 2120 MLK Way, Berkeley. Minimum overbid $257,750. A cashiers check for 10% is required to bid. Sold for $245,000!

4548 Fieldbrook, Road, Redwood Heights, Oakland

Tastefully updated home just a few blocks to Redwood Heights school. Move-in ready. Nice flow from the kitchen to patio to play area. Roomy front room with lots of natural light. Nice setup for the in-laws or guests. Great sun for the veggie garden!

Listed st $759,000. Sold for $800,000.

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11103 Golf Links Road, Grass Valley, Oakland

All tastefully updated, this is your wooded retreat far away from all of the pressures of the city. Three bedrooms and two full baths plus the spacious studio perfect for family gatherings, the artist in the family or slumber parties! Listed at $699,000. Sold for $740,000!

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942 39th Street, NOBE North Oakland

Needs lots of TLC. 6 blocks to the MacArthur BART station. Right in the heart of burgeoning Emeryville/NOBE. Two bedrooms and one bathroom. Box beam ceilings in the spacious front room and dining room. Hardwood floors, Picture rail and original baseboard details. Listed at $599,000. Sold after court confirmation for $615,000.

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1705 Jaynes Street, North Berkeley

North Berkeley Westbrae real estate sale. Location, location, location! Walk to North Berkeley BART or the Westbrae/Northbrae neighborhoods shopping. The house needs lots of TLC. A 2 bedroom and 1 bath main house with a newer studio in the back. Listed at $599,000. In contract for $790,000. This is a probate sale with court confirmation. Overbid in court to $860,000!

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1106 Grove Way, Hayward

The perfect starter home if you need a little income too. There is the two bedroom, one bath main house plus the one bedroom, one bath cottage. Ready to move in but both need some TLC. Listed at $499,000 and sold in competion for $503,000.

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1007 107th Ave. Oakland

For many years this has been an investment property rental. Probate sale in Oakland. Many updates to see. Offer accepted for $435,000. Sold for $435,000!

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927 Aileen, Santa Fe neighborhood, Oakland

927 Aileen has seen better days. It is in need of lots of TLC. The rooms are large and the backyard is sunny. The Santa Fe neighborhood is becoming very popular, there is the killer Tomales Unicos shop nearby and BART is a short drive. Listed at $499,000. Sold with many offers for $575,000.

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2550 Dana Street, unit 4C, Berkeley

This is a rare coop apartment near the UC Berkeley campus and all things Berkeley. The residents have to be 55 and older. A one bedroom, one bath unit with a view of the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco and a deeded parking space. Listed at $339,000. Sold for $349,000.

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63 Oakvale Avenue, Claremont neighborhood, Berkeley

If you have ever thought about the perfect home on the perfect street in the perfect neighborhood, you must come to 63 Oakvale Avenue. Built in 1918 and located in the Claremont neighborhood, the classic craftsman details are breathtaking. Four plus bedrooms, 2 plus bathrooms, Grand living rooms, tastefully remodeled kitchen with Carara marble, Carriage house and finished basement all make this a truly special home. Sold for $2,075,000

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2450 Royal Ann Drive, Union City

This is a classic Ranch style home with spacious rooms and a large deck surrounded by orange, lemon and apricot trees. Enjoy the large master suite, family room with fireplace and the open kitchen design. Listed at $699,000. Sold for $775,000!

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31380 San Andreas Drive, Union City

An excellent location in Union City. This 2 bedroom and 1 bath home has a bonus workshop in the backyard. A complete remodel is needed to bring this property back to life. Listed for $517,000. Sold for $517,500.

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5444 Princeton Ave., Oakland. The Fairfax neighborhood

A solidly built craftsman style 2 bedroom home. A perfect starter home with a spacious front room warmed by the stone fireplace. Sold with multiple offers for $350,000.

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1739 103rd Avenue, East Oakland

This home needs a total remodel.   It will be worth it as homes in the area sell for $275,000. One bedroom and one bathroom. This is a probate sale with court confirmation June 4th at 9:30 in Berkeley. Only one showing due to security issues. Listed at $149,000. Sold for $150,000 in 10 days.

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9643 Edes Avenue, Elmhurst

This is a great starter home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The sunny yard has a patio and garden shed. Plenty of room for you to host your first family gathering. Listed at $199,000. This is a probate sale with independent administration. Sold for $227,900

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2421 Monticello Avenue, Maxwell Park

The owner of 2421 Monticello Avenue has added too many custom features to list. The comfortable and sunny sitting room conveniently adds space to the dining area for large family gatherings. Your office is a sunny space that looks out upon the deck and backyard. You won’t believe the master bedroom with wall wash lighting and a closet big enough for even the most passionate clothes hound!  Three bedrooms and 3 baths. Listed at $499,000. Sold in 10 days for $605,000!

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27725 Gainesville Avenue, Hayward Palma Ceia

An open floor plan and sunny yard. The home needs TLC! Listed at $349,000. Sold in competition for $389,000!

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1593 Gardner Blvd., San Leandro

A spacious 4 bedroom and 3 bath home on a large 10,000+ square foot lot. Just over the fence from John Muir school. Enjoy the many fruit trees. Apple, orange, grapefruit, avocado and more! Open floor plan kitchen and hardwood floors throughout. Needs TLC.

This is a probate sale requiring court confirmation.

Listed at $379,000. Sold in competition for $430,000.

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5416 Market Street, NOBE!

Located in the hot NOBE district of Oakland. Not to far from the MacArthur BART transit village. A HUGE 2,369 square foot home needing your special TLC. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths plus too many bonus rooms to count! 9′ ceilings, hardwood floors and eat-in kitchen upstairs.

Listed at $499,000. Sold in competition for $512,250.


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2316 Lakeshore Ave. Lake Merritt, Oakland

The lake has become a hub of activity and excitement recently. This property has a very nice view of the lake to downtown. Close to Grand and Lakeshore Avenue attractions. Monthly salsa on Saturday afternoons at the pergola. The property has spacious bedrooms and family rooms. Morning coffee on your deck! Listing price to be determined. Listed at 499,000. Sold in 10 days for $612,000.

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3820-22 San Juan Street, The Fruitvale, Oakland

A super location near the best carnitas tacos the the bay area! The front two bedroom unit has in-unit laundry and interior access from the garage. The rear unit has been updated. Enjoy the view from the platform over what we believe is a pool. Listed at $279,000. GRM 11.07.

Sold for $302,000

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2009-2011 84th Ave. East Oakland

Long term tenant in the front unit. The rear is vacant. The front unit has been updated. This is a probate sale with independent administration. Sold for $279,000. This is a first time buyer who plans on holding the property for many years.

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1371 Monterey Street, Richmond Annex

The perfect location whether you commute to Marin County or want to jump on El Cerrito Del Norte BART. Spacious rooms and nice flow from the front room, kitchen and attached garage. Hardwood floors, tile surround shower/tub.

Sold for $287,000. Listed at $279,000


47475 Towhee, Warm Springs, Fremont

Listed at $599,000.Accepted offer $753,000. Minimum overbid $791,150. Sold for $820,000!!! Perfect for the first time home buyer. New carpet and paint will get it ready for your move in. Then plan the remodel after you have a chance to see how you live in your new home. The highly rated Warm Springs elementary school is nearby.

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3329 Suter Ave., Upper Peralta, Oakland

A perfect city residence for those downsizing or acquiring their first home. Nicely updated country kitchen and bathroom with Asian influences. The bonus basement space is currently being used as an office and gym. The custom benches create a perfect space in the backyard for al fresco dining and family get togethers.

Sold with multiple offers for $377,000.

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2201-2203 E. 20th Street, San Antonio, Oakland

This property is a spacious duplex, each unit has 2 bedroom and one bath. The upper unit has an additional 1/2 bath and a view of the San Mateo hills. You will find the upper unit is very clean and move in ready while the lower unit needs TLC and has hardwood floors, leaded glass cabinet doors, box beam ceilings and more.

Sold in over asking in competition for $400,000.

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2552 Sacramento Street, Central Berkeley

Court confirmation  6/18 at 9:30am, 2120 MLK Blvd., Berkeley. A fantastic opportunity to create a home of your own. This family home needs some TLC. Note the 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Convenient to BART and all parts of town.

Sold for $460,000

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747 Peralta, Thousand Oaks district, North Berkeley

In the perfect location a few blocks from Solano Ave. This home features 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a large family room and full attic perfect for an office or play area. The house has been well cared for and is ready to move into.  Enjoy the view of the bay and San Francisco or lounge in the custom deck and benches in the back yard.

Sold for at $1,120,000, $121,000 over asking!

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4229 Wells Ave., Central Pleasanton

Not far from he bustling downtown district, this 3 bedroom and 2 bath home features a fireplace in the spacious family room and more than enough patio area for family get-togethers. On the market 3/14. The first Sunday open house will be 3/16, 2:00-5:00pm. Listed at $529,000. Sold with 2 offers for $602,000.

Pleasant Valley street

2005 Pleasant Valley Ave. Lower Rockridge, Oakland

Court confirmation 6/03 at 9:30am, 2120 MLK Blvd., Berkeley. Looking for a Pied a terre in an ideal location? Welcome home! Custom glass mosaic tile details. A tranquil location on the backside of the complex. Enjoy the pool and work out room. Smack dab between College Ave./Rockridge & Piedmont Ave. Close enough to BART to matter. 665 square feet. HOA $282.00. Listed at $259,000. Sold for $267,000.

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3077 Capp Street, The Dimond, Oakland

A recent fire necessitated a major remodel. Some of the finishes include: Granite counters in the kitchen and Quartz in the bathrooms, Hardwood floors in the front room and kitchen, new double pane windows and a landscaped front yard. The backyard is spacious and has many fruit trees. A full bath was added also. Enjoy the views across the valley and up to the hills from your deck. Listed at $359,000.  Sold with multiple offers for $453,000.

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30023-25 Vanderbilt Street, Hayward foothills

This Hayward foothills duplex shares the street with single family homes and other duplexes. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, dining area, storage room off of the one car garage, a sunken living room with fireplace and spacious covered patio. The Fairway Greens park at the end of the block is very kid friendly.

Now pending. Court confirmation 5/12/2014, 9:30 at the Berkeley court house.

52 Offers! Sold for $520,000 in court overbidding.


26224 Gamboa Street

DSC_0853A great 4-plex in central Hayward. Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, storage lockers and parking. On-site laundry. CAP RATE 6.7.

Listed at $499,000.

Sold for $651,000 with a 3 day loan contingency. 19 offers!


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2357 Thackeray Drive, Piedmont Pines, Oakland

4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths. Listed at $749,000. Level in to the two car garage. This is not a cliff hanger as are many homes in Montclair. Tastefully updated bathrooms and kitchen. Master suite with fire place, bonus workshop or activity room, the kitchen flows into the spacious front room. Warm yourself by the fireplace. Located on a part of Thackeray that is more level than steep. Gleaming hardwood floors. Plenty of closet space.

Sold for $808,887.50


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260 Caldecott Lane #302, The Parkwoods in the Oakland hills.

The Parkwoods is one of the premier condominium projects int he East Bay. It is surrounded by open space and luxury homes. The complex itself is very well maintained. The trees and lawns are manicured. Enjoy the pool, clubhouse and activity room. The S.F. direct bus stops nearby for an easy commute. The unit for sale is a “Carmel” model. The largest in the complex. It boasts 2 large bedrooms (One a master suite with a walk-in closet), a bonus loft and deck.

We received many offers. The estate is VERY happy. No court date yet. Keep an eye in the MLS where it will be posted.

This is a probate sale subject to court confirmation.

Listed for $399,000  Sold for $476,000! 6 offers!


1042 Oakes Blvd., San Leandro, CA

Oakes Blvd. is one of the most desired locations in the city. The tree lined boulevard is close to Roosevelt elementary school. One of the best in San Leandro. This home is in need of updating. The floor plan has spacious bedrooms, ding and family rooms to enjoy. Enjoy the balcony off of the master bedroom.

We received a very good offer.

This is a trust sale.

Competitively listed at $499,000. Sold for $455,000

The family is very excited to have a home in such a great neighborhood.


2516 Etna Street, Southside-Elmwood district, Berkeley

This Colonial Revival house was built in 1910. In amazingly good condition, it still needs work to bring it back to life. The leaded glass built in cabinets and windows, beautiful picture rails, tiled fireplace, excellent balustrades and Palladian window details are almost all intact. The attic is very large with the peaked roof typical of the Colonial Revival style and a great candidate for expansion. The administrator has allowed me to landscape the front yard and apply the proper 4 color exterior painting it deserves. The house will look fantastic with loads of curb appeal.

This is a probate sale subject to Independent Administration.

Listed for $799,000

Sold for $850,000!!!  The couple that purchased the home look forward to many dinner parties and completing the updating with a period flavor.


1831 Capistrano Ave., 1000 Oaks North Berkeley

In the best location of the Thousand Oaks neighborhood, this property needs just about everything. Bring all of your creative talents to bring this house back to life. The rooms are large, there are many built in cabinets, a large pantry/office and a large basement that might be a perfect family room. Install french doors out to the sunny backyard and creek.

Court confirmation 8/25. Minimum overbid $898,250.  WOW!!!!! Overbid in court for $973,250!!!

Listed at $599,000


3933 Laurel Ave., Laurel district

The Laurel district is a hidden gem in Oakland. This comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has excellent curb appeal, spacious decks for entertaining and sunny rooms. As a bonus the house has air conditioning for those just to hot summer days.

Sold for $459,000

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4035 Panama Court, Piedmont Avenue district

A few blocks from Piedmont Avenue yet a million miles away. Tastefully updated, this brown shingle style home boasts new bathrooms, sunny eat-in kitchen, custom tiled fireplace and spacious bedrooms. Don’t worry, there are two off street parking places. Enjoy the urban farmers backyard that includes apricot, apple, figs and lemon trees. The raised veggie beds and spice garden completes the experience.

Listed at$699,000, Sold for $770,000!



3416 Wall Ave. Richmond Pullman district

An updated kitchen and baths still need to be completed. The rest needs TLC. Large sunny yard. Newer roof. This is a probate sale subject to court confirmation. Please contact me for more information about probate real estate in Richmond, Oakland, Berkeley and the greater East Bay.

Sold for  $129,000


21851 Meekland Ave., Cherryland district, Hayward

A single family home on a HUGE lot. Perfect for the owner of a small business needing to store vehicles and materials. Updated kitchen and bath plus a 2 car garage!

Listed for $249,000
Sold for $258,800


1525 Blake Street, Central Berkeley

This Central Berkeley home needs TLC. Three bedrooms and two baths. The  spacious family room opens onto the large, sunny backyard. Close to morning coffee, the Homemade café and other fine restaurants. The prime location is minutes to Cal to the east and University Ave. to the north and beyond that Northbrae. A clean pallet waiting for your creative inspirations!

Listed at $399,000. Overbid in court to $515,000!!


1437 Trestle Glen Road, Crocker Highlands

 A 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath fixer in one of the best neighborhoods. Highly rated Crocker Highlands school located nearby. Many original details. Ready for your creative  magic!

Probate with Court Confirmation

Listed at $499,000 Sold for $607,000 with 9 offers!!


650 Alcatraz Ave. North Oakland

This centrally located 9 unit building has a CAP rate of 7.6 and GRM of 8. Market rents. A terrific investment.
Listed at $759,000
Sold for $746,100
A probate sale with court confirmation


2006 45th Ave., Oakland

A court confirmation sale. This Fruitvale district home needs lots of TLC. The bonus sun room and ¼ bath are not shown in the tax rolls. A cash buyer is recommended.
Listed at $119,000
Sold for $119,000
Probate sale.


1426 San Pablo Ave., Northwest Berkeley

This single family house is in the west Berkeley commercial zone. Parking access through the alley in the rear. Law office or similar?
Listed at $299,000
Sold for $240,000
A trustee sale


4325 Rilea Way, Oakland

An I.A.E.A. sale. Just a little cosmetic TLC will make this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium shine. Enjoy your private patio and the views of the Oakland hills.
Listed at $199,000
Sold for 159,000


1536 Virginia, North Berkeley

Super location close to N. Berkeley BART or a short ride to 4th Street or the Gourmet Ghetto on the Bicycle Blvd. that is Virginia Street. Sunny backyard and patio perfect for a summer get together BBQ.
Listed at $499,000
Solf for $450,000


1641 Grand View Drive, Berkeley

A very unique 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with a secluded sunny patio to spend time with friends. The lot next door has restrictions that no structures can never be built. Your solitude is ensured!
Listed at $599,000
Sold for $560,000


858 Huron Avenue, Outer Mission, San Francisco

Nice original details such as stone fireplace and crown molding, tastefully remodeled bathroom, sunny backyard and a full size and height basement.
Listed at $459,000
Sold for $430,500


5727-29 Ayala Avenue, Oakland

This side-by side-duplex near Temescal and Rockridge needs TLC. The lower level is perfect for expansion with garage, bonus room and laundry. This is a probate sale.
Listed at $459,000
Sold For $440,000
Probate sale


5227 Fleming Avenue, Maxwell Park, Oakland

An affordable 2 bedroom home located in a family neighborhood close to everything. Many upgrades to the house have been done, including new windows and kitchen. The rest is up to your imagination.
Listed at $329,000
Sold for $250,000


16990 Grovenor Drive, Parsons Estates, Castro Valley

The premier neighborhood in Castro Valley. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home needs TLC. At over 1,900 square feet, it will turn into a super family home. Close to regional park trails.
Listed at $459,000
Probate court confirmation
Sold for $451,000


6630 MacArthur Blvd. units #10 and #17

A small 19 unit complex between Seminary and 73rd Ave. Both are 2 bedroom units are super investments or a real deal cheaper than rent! Needs TLC.
Unit #10: 2 bedrooms and 2 bath listed at $41,400, sold for $43,200
Unit #17: 2 bedrooms and 1 baths listed at $43,200, sold for $41,400
Probate court confirmation


2315 Curtis Street, West Berkeley

A real strip-it-to-the-studs, two bedroom, one bath fixer. Large sunny yard. Buy this house. The neighbors will love you!!
Listed at $279,000
Probate court confirmation
Sold for $353,000


785 Cindy Lane, Livermore

Very competitively priced, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has vaulted ceilings, a family room with a wood burning fireplace and a large, sunny backyard just waiting for your green thumb!
Listed at $469,000
Probate court confirmation
Sold for $450,000


4161 High Ridge Place, Castro Valley

Very competitively priced, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has bay views, wood burning fireplace in the spacious family room, wrap around decks and 3 car garage. It needs some updating so bring your imagination.
Listed at $429,000
Probate court confirmation
Sold for $450,000


2300 85th Avenue, Oakland

An excellent investment opportunity. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen dining nook, laundry room.
Listed at $69,000.
Sold for $54,000


3033 Dohr Street, West Berkeley

A 2 bedroom, 2 bath with family room.
Listed at $429,000
Probate sale
Court Confirmation
Short Sale, Sold for $245,000


1441 Campus Drive, Berkeley Hills

This mid-century 4 bedroom, 3 bath has a one-level layout with green building elements way before they were chic. Radiant heating, wall vents for natural air conditioning, cementious siding for less landfill, and a pleasing Asian-influenced design.
This is a probate sale subject to court confirmation.
Listed at $579,000.
Probate sale
Independent Administration
Sold for $588,000


6342 Jarvis, Newark

Located in the desirable Lexington Square complex, this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse has vaulted ceilings, Spanish tile roof, wrought iron balcony railings, 2 car garage and a nice private backyard just right for entertaining.
Listed at $489,000
Probate sale Sold for $376,415


396 Maud Avenue

A San Leandro fixer with hardwood floors, breakfast nook and built in cabinets.
Listed at $299,000
Probate sale
Sold for $270,000


3849 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland

Needs TLC. This 2 plus bedroom, 1 bath home has a large sunny backyard and room for a home office.
Listed at $339,000
Probate sale
Sold for $286,500


3025 Arizona Street

This Laurel district bungalow has a formal dining room, hardwood floors and a deck which is excellent for a BBQ.
Listed at $459,000
Sold for $427,300


36665 Charles Avenue, Newark

New paint and flooring make this attractive ranch home shine. Spacious patio, 2 car garage, quiet street… what more could you want? 3 BR, 2 Bath.
Sold for $379,000. Trust sale.


5406 Normandie, Oakland

Located in lower Maxwell Park near Mills College. On a nice street where neighbors care for their homes. This affordable 2 bedroom home needs TLC.
Sold for $267,357. Probate sale.


4151 Keller Avenue, Oakland Hills

A conveniently located side by side duplex in the Oakland hills. Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and one garage space Features include hardwood floors, updated through out with new fixtures, new counter tops and paint. Each unit has a spacious patio area. An excellent owner occupant opportunity. This is a probate sale with independent administration.
Sold for $475,000. Probate sale.


5911 Balboa Drive, Montclair

Tucked away in the Shepherd canyon area of the Oakland hills, this two bedroom one bath home has large picture windows that look out on the bay. A shaded patio is perfect for the BBQ.
Sold for $501,000. Trust sale.


10 Dove Lane, El Sobrante

This Quail Hill townhouse is located on a quiet cul-de-sac backing up to the Wildcat Canyon open space area. Hawks soar nearby and deer are your neighbors. Its hillside location affords views to the North towards San Pablo Bay. The attached 2-car garage and space for 2 more cars gives ample parking. New Berber carpeting, fixtures and a fresh coat of paint… move in condition! 1,606 square feet, earth-tone tile counter in kitchen and baths, minutes to the freeway, regional parks and shopping.
Sold for $378,000. Probate sale.


855 Santa Ray Avenue, Crocker Highlands

This Crocker Highlands home needs lots of work. A real contractor special. An opportunity to buy into a great neighborhood and a reasonable price.
Sold for at $464,000. Probate sale.


5175 Parkridge Drive, Oakland

Fantastic views from this 2 bedroom 2 bath Oakland Hills home. Hiking trails near by.
Sold for $585,000. Probate sale.


5911 Balboa Drive, Oakland

This well-built home has many features that make it a steal. Just a little over 1,000 square feet with a basement area to expand on. The kitchen can be updated and opened up to give it a special look. Glass backsplash tiles? Skylights? Knock out a wall? Let your imagination go wild! The neighbors are looking forward to meeting the new owners and welcoming them to the neighborhood. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunny patio, bay views, hardwood floors, Montclair school district, expansion potential. Listed at $499,000
Sole for $501,000. Trust sale.


855 53rd Street, North Oakland

Near Children’s Hospital, this triplex was once a great big house for an extended family and could be again. It still has the crown molding, built-in cabinets, hardwood floors and sunny back yard. This diamond in the rough needs a lot of work and is a great opportunity. Please stop by and discuss this and other probate sales.
Sold for $657,000. Probate sale.


3147 Sheffield Avenue, Oakland

A stone’s throw from the Glenview district and a few doors from Redwood Day School . Sheffield is a little known oasis with many Tudor style homes. In need of a little TLC. Listed in the $500’s.
Sold for $550,000. Trust sale.


12069 Broadway Terrace, Oakland Hills

This rustic country cottage has views of the bay, Golden Gate and Mt. Tamalpais. The gentle slope allows for level in parking and deck flowing out into the backyard. Plenty of room to entertain and for children to play. Originally constructed in 1926, probably as a summer cottage for San Franciscans wanting a rest from the fog. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, galley kitchen and sunny breakfast room next to the kitchen. Top rated schools complete the package.
Sold for $642,000.


4080 Kuhnle Avenue, Oakland

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Leona Heights. Hardwood floors, granite and tile counters, designer colors and cathedral ceilings make this a fantastic home.
Sold for $568,000


1933 69th Avenue, Oakland, CA

A craftsman in the Havenscourt neighborhood. Roomy floor plan, covered front porch, newer roof, some updated electrical and more. 2 bedroom 1 bath. An excellent opportunity for that needs a little TLC.
Offered at $329,000.


1963 San Rafael Street, San Leandro

This classic Assumption Parrish bungalow has been thoroughly detailed. 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths, over 1,200 square feet, dining area, laundry room, large lot with fruit trees and a detached garage.
Sold for $528,750. Trust sale.


3316 Elmwood Avenue, Oakland

This property has the potential for many live/work space activities. The original 530 sq. ft. home is right out of a fairytale. The two-story storage building and the former music room with skylights are built out and readyfor use. The area is convenient to the Fruitvale district and just across the bridge from Alameda. As part of the Coliseum redevelopment district, the area has seen massive live/work and condo development in recent years. This is an As-Is probate sale. One bedroom, 1 1/2 bathrooms, off-street parking, fruit trees, covered patio.
Listed at $392,000. Trust sale.


4657 Hedgewick Avenue, Fremont

Located in the Irvington area near John Blacow school. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has a unique 2 way brick fireplace, spacious family room, sparkling pool and great outdoor brick BBQ and fireplace. Bring the whole family! The kitchen and bathrooms are tastefully remodeled.
Sold for $615,000. Probate sale.


740 43rd Street, North Oakland

This North Oakland craftsman has recently been tastfully remodeled. The owners are finishing up the last details. The kitchen retains the original 1920‘s style. The high coved ceilings give it a nice sense of space. Minutes to Children’s Hospital, BART and Emeryville. Available in early September.
Listed at $454,500


2495 Cheshire Court, San Leandro

Located in the Sandpiper townhouse development, this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath end unit has cathedral ceilings, tile kitchen, marble counters in the bathrooms, brick fireplace and great neighbors. The dining room flows out to the landscaped yard for entertaining. Recently updated bathrooms, new carpet and more.
Offered at $559,000


1656 17th Street, Oakland, CA

A craftsman only a few blocks from the future development at the old train station and across the street from a loft conversion project in the works. A 2 bedroom 1 bath house offering excellent period coving and molding details, hardwood floors, covered porch, brick fireplace and two off street parking spaces. Or build a garage!
Trustee sale on the market late September.
Offered at $389,000.


5936 MacCall Street, Oakland, CA

A typical California stucco bungalow needing a completed remodel. A good project for contractors looking for a property to flip. Good North Oakland neighborhood a few blocks west of Shattuck Avenue. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
probate sale on the market mid September. Listed at $379,000.


854 54th Street, Oakland

The perfect condo alternative… no neighbors above or below! The owners have remodeled the house including new windows and bathroom. Landscaping completes the picture. The efficient use of space offers 2 BR, 1 BA, ample kitchen space, a front room and dining room. A new fireplace makes the home warm and welcoming. To save space, the laundry, hot water heater and furnace are located in the basement. Close to Children’s Hospital and the up-and-coming Emeryville area, this property is centrally located to downtown Oakland, Berkeley, BART, and minutes from the Bay Bridge.
Listed at $379,000


1869 Arrowhead Drive, Oakland

Situated on a quiet drive in Montclair, this 3 BR 2 BA home is a tranquil retreat to come home to. Decks on each level look over a wooded area. The recently remodeled kitchen and bathrooms ensure years of carefree living. The bonus room downstairs is perfect for your home office or playroom. 1,600 plus square feet, canyon views, 2-car garage, hardwood floors, granite counters in kitchen, new Berber carpeting.
Listed at $739,000


241 15th, Richmond NE

Opportunity knocks for the handyman. Nice details throughout this craftsman. Near BART and minutes from I-580, this up and coming area has some bargains.
Bring an offer!!!
Listed at $429,000


2510 Filbert

Almost any use you can think of can fit this 4,250 s.f. warehouse. Zoned R-50 mixed use, the area has housing and light industrial. The property next door is applying to build 55 condominiums. Artist, cabinet maker, film company, or church, the sky’s the limit. Easement access to rear secured parking area.
Offers anytime.
Listed at $459,000


1378 Francisco Street, North Berkeley

This Berkeley bungalow is perfectly situated near BART and between 4th Street and the Gourmet Ghetto. The property has been neglected and needs lots of work. Perfect for contractors and the homeowner up to a challenge. Two bedrooms and one bath, detached garage, hardwood floors, sunny back yard
Open Sundays 10/16 and 10/23, 1-5pm
Listed at $499,000


850 33rd Avenue

This duplex fixer is located in the Fruitvale district of Oakland with easy access to Alameda and I-80. Each unit has 2 bedrooms and one bath with over 1200 square feet of living space. The large sunny lot and building need your help. On the market mid-July 2005.
Priced very competively at $329,000


1355 Francisco Street, Berkeley

This North Berkeley Spanish style two bedroom and one bath FIXER needs your help. Close to the North Berkeley BART station for an easy commute to San Francisco and convenient 4th Street shopping and UC. Hardwood floors, full basement with lots of potential, newer roof and furnace, stone fireplace, attached garage.
Offered at $549,000.
Sunday open house June 5th, 1-5pm.
Offers June 7th.


108 Commodore Drive, Marina Bay, Richmond

This attractive Cape Cod townhouse is located in The Beaches area of Marina Bay, a gated community surrounded by walking paths, marina and greenbelt. The great location offers a short drive to work, shopping or the outdoor activities of Marin County, and is convenient to Berkeley, Albany and Oakland.
Offered at $469,000


1011 Hearst St.

This completely remodeled 1912 craftsman has 2 bedrooms, a bonus room and 2 bathrooms. Where possible, the materials have been recycled or made of materials that are easy on our natural resources. Near 4th Street shopping and dining, close to North Berkeley BART station, landscaped yards, custom details throughout.
Listed at $629,000


1047 Sierra, Berkeley

This craftsman fixer in North Berkeley has seen better days but the future looks bright. Located in an upscale neighborhood, the house features hardwood floors, a portico over the brick driveway, oversized lot and views from the upper floor. Near upper Solano Avenue shopping, dining and morning coffee.
Offered at $699,000


16578 Cowell Street, San Leandro

My client’s offer on this 3 bedroom 2 bath rancher was accepted. Don’t let the San Leandro mailing address fool you. This is in unincorporated Alameda County which means Castro Valley Schools! It is convenient to I580 and East Bay regional parks. A large family room and private backyard will host a growing family. This is exactly the house they wanted!!


564 Haddon

This stately residence is located in the beautiful Haddon Hill nieghborhood of Oakland. Currently in probate, the first open house will be in mid-January. With 3 plus bedrooms and 2 plus baths and over 2500 square feet, the potential is great. The property is in need of repairs and is just waiting for your creativity and hardwork to bring it back to its glory days. Listed at $579,000


4045 Meadowlark Court, Castro Valley

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in located on a cul-de-sac in a desirable nieghborhhod near Marshall Elementary School. A recent fire required a total remodel. Hardwood floors, maple cabinets, tile baths and new landscaping are just some of the features you will enjoy. Coming on the market in mid-January, 2005. Listed at $519,000


825 Peralta, Berkeley

I am pleased to have represented my client in the purchase of his new home. As many of you know, I grew up just up the street at 757 Peralta. I have introduced many of you to your new neighbor. Please make him welcome. I miss being so close to the Avenue with all of its attractions. You’re all very lucky. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions about selling or buying real estate.


1170 El Centro, Oakland

My clients, The Tolers, are very pleased to be part of your neighborhood. They look forward to transforming their new purchase into a warm and attractive home they can live in for many years. They will be at the house working so stop by and introduce yourself. All parties to the transaction were very happy and pleased with the outcome. If you’re curious what your home might sell for, or the market conditions in general, give me a call.


12635 Knoll Way, Castro Valley

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home has a knock out view from the pool. Spend your days entertaining or just lounging around the pool and patio. There is plenty of room for a growing family in the attractive home. Coming on the market in mid-February, 2005, in the mid $500’s.


3022 Shattuck

Centrally located, this Lorin Neighborhood duplex in South Berkeley is close to shopping, morning coffee, and BART. The current owner has added many upgrades, and there is potential for a 3rd unit. The Lorin Neighborhood got its name from the old Lorin trolley stop at Adeline and Alcatraz. You can read more about the history at the property!


3250 Sheffield

Located in the lower Glenview district, this 4 bedroom and one bath home has been thoroughly updated. Near parks, shopping, transportation and across the street from the very desirable Redwood Day School. Some details include solid maple cabinets, surround sound wiring and hardwood floors.


Berkeley Duplex

1512 Virginia Street – Only a half a block to the North Berkeley BART station and in between 4th Street shopping, the Monterey Market and U.C. What a location! This property needs TLC to restore the hardwood floors, moulding and yard to its former condition.


Delightful Leona Heights Rancher

4282 Knoll Avenue – This 2 bedroom one bath home is in excellent condition. The grape vine trellis, Apple, lemon, orange, pear, lemon and margarita bush ( lime tree! ) compete for your attention with the herb garden, lillies and rododendrums. Great hiking trails across the street lead to breath taking views of the bay from Francisco to Mt. Tam to San Mateo.


North Oakland Duplex

813 44th Street – This probate property is near Childrens Hospital, BART, Emeryville and transportation. The area is experiencing a tremendous upswing in values. The mirror image house next door was recently remodeled and sold for $405,000!


Temescal Fixer

435 44th Street – This great house remained in the same family since it was built in 1905. The original wood paneling, crown moulding and floors remained intact and were never painted or covered. The attic just begs to have a skylight and lighting added to create a fantastic family room or office. With a full size basement, the upside for this property is big.


Piedmont 50’s, With A View

36 Dudley Court – Occupied by the original owners since it was constructed in 1951, this home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Piedmont. The view of the bay and San Francisco is spectacular. Adding to the future value are the highly rated schools of this small city. The property is in need of some updating but the price will be worth it.


Piedmont Tudor

1054 Winsor Avenue – Just around the corner from the very desirable Wildwood Elementary School, this home has an attached garage and is a blank palette for the not faint of heart. It is in need of major rehabilitation from the foundation on up. Just one more of the many probate properties I have been retained to market.


2316 Jefferson Street, Central Berkeley

The neighborhood is perfectly located. Near the bourgeoning restaurant row on San Pablo Ave. Not far from Downtown BART. This property needs TLC.
Listed at $379,000
A probate sale with court confirmation.

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