Homelessness in Berkeley and Oakland

I went to a very interesting presentation at the Oakland Berkeley Association of Realtors last week on homelessness in the two cities. The panel featured the current Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley City Council Member, Sally Hahn, and Oakland Assistant to the City Administrator, Joe DeVries. Here is the infographic from the meeting.

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Modernist Berkeley Bungalow

Stunningly beautiful modern urban Bungalow in Berkeley. Two bedrooms and one bath with hardwood floors through out. Brand NEW kitchen featuring Heath tile, and brand new bath with a huge, oversized tub. Very private back yard with decks, and an extra unit that could be an office or spare bedroom. Don’t miss this one!

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Westbrae Victorian

Amazing opportunity to join the beautiful and friendly community-oriented Westbrae neighborhood in North Berkeley! Nestled on a quiet street (with no through traffic), this sweet, airy 2-bedroom, 1-bath storybook Victorian features high ceilings, tall windows, refurbished hardwood floors throughout, and lots of light. With its peaked roof, charming front porch, and vegetable garden, you will always feel welcomed home.

Lovingly and meticulously restored, the bathroom boasts modern plumbing and fixtures in period style including tank-with-chain-pull toilet and claw foot tub. The kitchen and separate laundry room are updated with contemporary appliances and durable custom concrete countertops that provide 21st century convenience while harmonizing with the look of this turn-of-the-20th-century abode. Easy flow between the spacious living room and formal dining room invite entertaining. An as-yet undeveloped attic space offers options for future expansion.

From the kitchen, a pair of French doors opens onto a secluded, sunny deck and charming garden, with an enormous garage/artist studio/shop space behind. A craftsperson’s dream, this fully-renovated structure is two stories tall and wired for 210-voltage. Double swing-doors in front and a large roll-up door along the back wall provide entry/exit for two cars or other vehicles, furniture, equipment, and projects, as well as additional ventilation.

Attached to the garage/studio, a separate unit with kitchenette and bathroom provides yet another location for work or artistic endeavors and/or accommodates visiting family and friends.

With a walkability score of 83 and a biking score of 98, Fourteen-Sixteen Neilson is centrally-located, close access to shops, restaurants, nightlife, and public transportation. Monterey Market, Westbrae Beer Garden, Gioia Pizzeria, Monterey Fish Market, and a large community garden with available plots, are all practically just around the corner!

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Claremont District Home

Located in the prestigious Claremont district, close to BART and College Ave. this attractive home has a flexible floor plan. Big art studio adjacent Street level: Eat-in-kitchen, BR/BA, library, paneled dining room and living room opening to a deck. Lower level: 4 BR/2 BA. 3rd Level: Big art studio adjacent to the large rear garden.

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Berkeley Contemporary

Classic Mid-Century Style on top of the hill overlooking Tilden Park. Stainless Updated Kitchen, Corian Counters, Dual Pane, Large Back Patio, Gazebo & Hot Tub, Fireplace, Huge-Garage/w Workshop, Storage & RV parking. The perfect flow of living space in the lovely North Berkeley Hills! Adorable!

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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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