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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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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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 I especially like the Garden door and the Alps door!


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