Thursday, June 16, 2011

5707 Ayala Ave, Oakland in the Rockridge District

I stopped by 5707 Ayala Ave on tour today. This property is still on the market after 43 days which is not the norm in the desirable Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. The average price point for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in Rockridge is roughly around $799K depending on square footage & if the house has "good bones." After two price drops, this house is now a great deal at $675K. This house has beautiful hardwood floors, ample space, and boasts architectural details throughout. There is a lovely deck outside and an detached garage that could easily be turned into an office space. The drawbacks of the property are the shared driveway and that it is by the freeway. However, once inside you do not hear the freeway noise and it's shielded by lovely foliage that makes you actually feel rather remote.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

3 Orchard Lane, Berkeley, CA.

On tour today I saw a beautifully restored craftsman above the U.C. Stadium in Berkeley. If you are looking for a retreat that boasts incredible views, sunny patios, flourishing gardens and ample space this is the place for you.
Nestled amongst the oak trees off the Arlington, you will find a beautiful home that has 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths with a master bedroom that opens onto your private deck with panoramic views. Enjoy a book and a glass of wine by one of the five fireplaces throughout the home.  The outdoor space has several different areas to entertain and there is a short path down the hill that leads you to the hustle and bustle of campus life in Berkeley. Listed at $1,045,000.