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Modern Ito Design Falls Prey To Modern Berkeley Economics

Modern Ito Design Falls Prey To Modern Berkeley Economics

“A shortage of funds has prompted UC Berkeley to abandon its plan to construct a new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive downtown. The building, a distinctive and innovative design by Tokyo architect Toyo Ito estimated to cost $143 million, was to replace the museum’s present, seismically endangered... Read More »

It’s March Margarita Margarido Madness As 5950 Goes Live At $5.5M

It’s March Margarita Margarido Madness As 5950 Goes Live At $5.5M

With the flick of a switch and a plugged-in tip, The Margarido House (5950 Margarido Drive, Oakland) has officially gone from coming soon to on the market online. The marketing site features a full gallery, plans and description for the five bedroom, five bath and 4,665 square foot LEED... Read More »

A Reader’s Report And Recommendation Across The Bay: 2830 Garber

A Reader’s Report And Recommendation Across The Bay: 2830 Garber

A plugged-in San Francisco tipster crosses the bay and reports on 2830 Garber Street: I saw it yesterday and I have rarely seen so much traffic at an open house. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the top floor, and all of the bedrooms have Golden Gate... Read More »

Designer East Bay Apples To Apples For 737 Second Street #405

Designer East Bay Apples To Apples For 737 Second Street #405

If you didn’t see it a year ago its website is still live and it’s worth a look. And if you did and wondered what happened, a plugged-in reader reports: “This property is now an apple…changed hands in just under a year. Original buyer paid $1.975M in Jul ’08 [asking... Read More »

When The Fundamentals Make Sense (But Please Not Before)

“ is emblematic of a major force currently propelling the real estate market: investors and speculators snapping up foreclosed homes. Along with first-time buyers, they are a primary source of increased sales volume.” ∙ Oakland group buying Contra Costa foreclosures Read More »

JustQuotes: East Bay Agents And Stagers Beware

“An unusual wave of burglaries has hit unoccupied houses for sale in this affluent 1.8-square-mile bedroom community in the hills east of Oakland, and it is testing the forced cheerfulness of real estate agents who are already reeling. Last weekend, two staged houses were burglarized in nearby Orinda, a... Read More »

Budding Big Buildings Across The Bay (Oakland And Emeryville)

Encinal Jackson has submitted an application to build a 56-story mixed-use tower at 1938 Broadway in Oakland. At 715 feet, the proposed tower would nearly double the height of Oakland’s current tallest building, the Ordway at 1 Kaiser Plaza. The proposed tower would contain 1.5 million square feet of... Read More »

When Being “Priced Out Of The Market” Is A Blessing In Disguise

When Being “Priced Out Of The Market” Is A Blessing In Disguise

A first-time buyer across the bay picks up a “three-bedroom, two-bath house in East Oakland, for $199,500. The previous owner had paid $475,000.” Perhaps being “priced out of the market” was a blessing in disguise. The previous owner? Not so blessed. UPDATE: And simply speaking of the East Bay... Read More »

There’s Green (And Perhaps Even Platinum) Up In Them Thar Hills

There’s Green (And Perhaps Even Platinum) Up In Them Thar Hills

The Margarido House (5950 Margarido Drive) is slated to become the first LEED certified Platinum home in Northern California. And while it wasn’t built in San Francisco (nor is it on the market), it was built right across the bay in Oakland (and there will be tours). The details... Read More »

Across The Bay But A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 1824 Magellan

Across The Bay But A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 1824 Magellan

It’s across the bay. And we can’t vouch for it. But a plugged-in tipster recommended it, and there’s a chance you might like, so we’re rolling the dice. In our reader’s words: My friend has a house up for sale in Montclair that is open this Sunday. I’ve worked... Read More »