Updated 3 Bdrms, 2 Baths light-filled Craftsman on quiet street with bonus space off of garden, ideal for home office or storage. Level garden with deck. Near public transportation, the Rose Garden, top-rated Piedmont schools, College Avenue and Piedmont Avenue shops and restaurants.
Light-filled 1920’s Craftsman. 1st time on market in 40-years! 4 spacious BR/2 baths on one level, spacious living room. Eat-in-kitchen levels out to huge yard. Close proximity to Dracena Park., Piedmont Ave.; Top rated K-12 schools.
Located in Oakland’s prestigious Claremont Pines neighborhood of Upper Rockridge, 107 Alpine Terrace is a captivating example of traditional architecture, classic architectural details and modern luxury sited perfectly to capture one of the most sought after views in the country. Fully gated and at the end of the cul-de-sac, this luxury retreat offers security and privacy in an elegant setting with panoramic views throughout.
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SF Curbed, our local real estate blog, reports that here in the Oakland, median home prices have increased even faster than in the city of San Francisco. Based on data from Ziprealty, SF Curbed reports the median home price in Oakland has increased from $245,ooo last year to a whopping $432,000 this year! By contrast, San Francisco’s median home price has only increased 20% over the same time period. Wow.
However, the article also notes: “the actual dollar amount (Oakland’s median price) is still only half the median home sale price in San Francisco.” So, although prices are exploding here in the East Bay, home prices here are still an amazing bargain compared to the city across the bay. Below is a graphic of zip code by zip code median home prices here in the East Bay (courtesy of Ziprealty). See the full SF Curbed article here.
Interestingly, the map leaves out one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Oakland, namely Rockridge. The current median price in Rockridge according to DQ News is $700,000.
Updated 2-Story Laurel home with new kitchen, Tahoe-like family room opening to rear yard, side yard and patio. Close to Laurel District shops, restaurants and transportation.
The Sacramento Bee just posted an interesting article about Oakland. The article is titled :”Time to Update That Mental Image of Oakland – It’s Way More Hip Now.” The premise of the article is that there are neighborhoods in Oakland that have become super hip and chic in the past several years, and that Oakland is not what many outsiders think it is: a lawless, crime ridden city. That is the premise of the article, anyway. The article goes on to describe four great Oakland hoods: Piedmont Avenue, Temescal, Rockridge, and Grand Lake. Despite the article’s premise, though, almost all of the neighborhood descriptions describe some sort of crime or criminal activity. Something to make you go hmmmm.
Then again, no one would ever argue that The Sacramento Bee is a bastion of fine and balanced journalism.
If you can get past the hipocracy of the article, there are actually some great suggestions and descriptions of these neighborhoods and the thriving businesses therein. Check it out here.