$1.8 Million Dollar Floating Home

Sure, its a boat that does not move, and they are all located off the coast of Dubai, but check this out! The Real Estate Agency, Kleindeinst Group, has put together 42 brand new “floating homes” off the coast of Dubai. According to the article, 35 of 42 are already sold and the new owners can move in as of 2017. The underwater bedroom is particularly inspired. Check out all of the pictures of these beautiful homes here.underwater-master-bedroom daytime-shot




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The Pain of Being A Berkeley Homebuyer Today

There is a great article over at Berkelyside that details the exact level of pain and suffering it takes to prevail on a house purchase in Berkeley these days. Check it out here.

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Artist Transforms Small Desert Cabin

Using mirrors, the artist, Phillip K. Smith III, has transformed this small cabin in the Joshua Tree desert. The mirrors give the structure the optical illusion that it is floating, or see through. The project is titled, Lucid Stead. You can read more about it and see more pictures here and hererows-mirrors-shack-desert-03.

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My Client, Laina Levy’s Review

Here is my client, Laina Levy’s review of my services. I helped her and her husband buy a house in Alameda:

“Doug is exactly the kind of realtor you want on your side: knowledgeable, honest, friendly, and with a real nose for what will work for his clients. We bought our first house with his help and would use him again, and recommend him to friends, in a heartbeat.”

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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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Piedmont Cottage

Updated 3 Bdrms, 2 Baths light-filled Craftsman on quiet street with bonus space off of garden, ideal for home office or storage. Level garden with deck. Near public transportation, the Rose Garden, top-rated Piedmont schools, College Avenue and Piedmont Avenue shops and restaurants.

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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

2012 CD booklet

     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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