The Incredible’s Mid-Century House

Going to check out the second Incredibles movie? It’s been 14 years since we have seen these guys and their new home is truly a marvel to behold. Dwell magazine has detailed the inspirations The Incredibles design team used to develop this beautiful mid century home. Check it out here.

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Beautiful Mid Century House in Oakland For Sale

Designed by Joseph Esherick, this beautiful 1963 home at 5999 Grizzly Peak Boulevard is currently for sale for $1,999,000. The home was built in 1963 for the Bermack family. It hardly seems to have been updated since that time, and I hope it stays that way! Check out this beautiful house.

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A House Earns More Than A Schoolteacher in San Jose

According to this NBC Bay Area article, houses in San Jose appreciate in value roughly $100 of every hour of every day!  I had to read that sentence twice, because it is almost unbelievable. From the article: “Zillow estimates homeowners in San Jose gain nearly $571 in equity every day. Over the course of a year, that adds up to just over $200,000.”

Just WOW.

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So Much Building!

I swear each day when I drive around Oakland there are more and more housing units being constructed. I can’t even keep track anymore. It will be interesting to see how the market is affected as all of these units are released into inventory. Here is yet one more building going up… right next to MacArthur BART… 402 new units by 2020. Here is the story.

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How to Pick A Real Estate Agent

Some great tips in this article on how to choose a Real Estate Agent to work with. Some nuggets in the article:

  1. Ask your friends/ colleagues for a referral
  2. Pick an Agent that knows the neighborhood you want to buy
  3. Interview at least 3 agents
  4. Ask to contact the agent’s last 3 clients for a review

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Development Opportunity Montclair Firehouse

I am crossing my fingers that whoever decides to develop this beautiful Montclair landmark is able to save the building and not just knock it down and build ugly condos.

The City is conducting tours of the parcel at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information and forms can be downloaded here.

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