My list of favorite haulers is short and sweet -- Newton's Apple Hauling. Newton is just the best. I don't think he charges enough. He will haul whatever you want, wherever you want it -- donation, recycling, yard debris, toxic waste drop-off, or … [Read more...] about Haulers
In today's Real Estate Classroom, I want to tell you all about the amazing technology called "trenchless sewer lateral replacement." Now, you might not think that sewer laterals are very exciting, but just wait! First, a little information you … [Read more...] about Trenchless Sewer Lateral Replacement
This spacious, 2+ bedroom vintage cottage has been lovingly renovated with careful attention to creating an open design that integrates with the outdoors. The “great room” flows from the large picture window at the front, overlooking the tree-lined … [Read more...] about Renovated Craftsman Cottage
My best appliance repair resource is Galvin Appliance in Albany, (510) 527-2244. They are great at fixing all kinds of stuff, even if you didn't buy it there. I recently referred them to a client whose great old vintage stove needed help, and she … [Read more...] about Appliance Repair
Nope, you can't have him. I'm not joking. A great handyman is extremely hard to find. (I have only known one handywoman over the past 25 years, Jan the Handywoman, and I miss her terribly). If you are one of my clients (we have worked together in the … [Read more...] about Handyman
This light-filled, 3-bedroom/2-bath home is located on a quiet, tree-lined lane that dead-ends at a walking path to the highly-rated Kensington Hilltop School. The street is home to long-term residents, multi-generational families, kids, dog-walkers, … [Read more...] about On a quiet lane near Tilden Park…
As with handymen, great roofers are few and far between. Oh, there are plenty of roofers out there, but not plenty of roofers that can be counted on to do the job well. Roofing is one area where you do not want to hire the "cheap" guy. Over the years … [Read more...] about Roofers
This lovely, Santa Fe style home is on a tree-lined street close to excellent Albany schools, Solano Avenue, and Northbrae shopping. The home has been expanded, remodeled, and upgraded, including a gorgeous master bedroom suite, open kitchen/family … [Read more...] about Santa Fe style home in Albany
A pre-emptive house offer is an offer made by a buyer in advance of a pre-determined offer date. Buyers use pre-emptive offers to try to dissuade a seller from waiting for other offers. Do pre-emptive offers work? A … [Read more...] about What is a pre-emptive house offer?
Nope! There is no rule or regulation that requires you to work with a real estate agent when buying a home in the east bay. However, many people, including myself, would say that you are on a fool’s errand to try it. Here’s why. A plum or a … [Read more...] about These days, do I even need a real estate agent to help me buy a house?
I edged between a very pregnant woman and her very vocal mother-in-law. Reaching the refrigerator, I extracted my Tupperware container of chocolate-chip cookie dough. Yes, I was baking cookies at a real estate open house. Yes, it is a cliché. But … [Read more...] about real estate feeding frenzy in 5 steps