A Review from my Colleague, Ruth Stroup

Here is what my colleague, Ruth Stroup has to say in her review of my work:

“Doug has a great balance of professionalism and humor – and you need that these days when buying or selling real estate.”

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2014 Holiday Music Mix

Here is this year’s Holiday Music Mix. The theme this year is Holiday Time Around The World. The mix contains latin, reggae, polka, celtic, and Brazilian versions of some of your favorite Holiday tunes. I hope you enjoy them. Just in case you have missed any of the previous year’s holiday music mixes, I have included them here as well.

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     2014 Holiday Time All Over The World

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     2013 – Mistletoe and Martinis

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     2012 – Holiday Hootenanny

2011 CD booklet

     2011 – A Scratchy Vinyl Holiday

     2010 – Ghosts of Christmas Past

     2009 – A Chilly Holiday

     2008 – Holiday Hit Parade

     2007 – Jingles

  2006 – Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

     2005 – Holiday Mixer

     2004 -A Chili Pepper For Your Hot Toddy

     2003 – At Home By The Fire

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Chic Urban Condo

This sleek, modern and hip downtown Oakland loft style condo is built to impress. The main entrance to the unit is a private street entrance. Upon entering the living room, one immediately notes the two story tall ceiling, and plenty of space.  The unit features cement floors, a modern, eat-in kitchen, two full bedrooms and two full baths, a private street entrance and an outdoor patio.

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Funky Doors

Check out these 25 doors at demilked.com. I especially like the Garden door and the Alps door!

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Oakland Magazine’s Best Realtor x 2!

Many thanks to my clients and friends who voted for me in the 2104 Oakland Magazine Best of contest! I really appreciate it. This marks the second time I have been bestowed this honor. Check it out here. You will have to scroll down about 3/4 of the way, but there I am! Take some time and peruse the other winners too. logo-oak

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Giant Long’s Store at 51st Closing

I have known that it was going to happen for quite a long while, but the time is finally here. This Saturday is the last day for the giant 87,000 square foot drug store will be open for business. In my mind it is always Long’s Drugs… even though it hasn’t held that moniker in years. I used to go to buy plants, potting soil, thread, school supplies, you name it. I bought my last crock pot there at 2 AM when I had a middle of the night crock pot emergency.

I have eaten many hot dogs with saurkraut at the Top Dog in the front of the store, and I have made many keys for my listings at the key copier in the lobby as well.

But alas. Saturday its all going away so that Safeway can build some new monstrosity. Check out the SFGate story about the end of an era here.

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Oregon Man Lives In A Retrofitted 727 Airliner

Bruce Campbell, a retired electrical engineer, has an interesting place to call home. He lives in a retired Boeing 727 plane that he purchased in 1999 and has been steadily working on ever after. The plane is parked on Mr. Campbell’s property in Hillsboro, Oregon. For the full story and to see more photos, click here.

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