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I want to say congratulations to my fabulous buyers and great friends who just closed escrow after winning this home in multiple offers.  A fabulous four bedroom abode in Piedmont at 40 Prospect Rd. Located in a really sweet section of town just blocks from the best of Lakeshore Blvd and Grand Ave., this home is layered in charm. Barrel coved plaster ceilings, elaborate crown molding, a fresh, lower level media room and a perfect patio for evening gatherings off the sunny kitchen.


40 Prospect Rd. Piedmont, CA 94610 

Looking for a home to buy?  Reach out to me for a list of coming soon properties yet to hit the market.
David Higgins



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The market in Crocker Highlands continues to propel forward at a record-setting pace.  This stunning Mediterranean with park like rear gardens located at 820 Portal Avenue just sold for $1,494,000.00 or $756.00 per square foot.  High quality, modern aesthetics mixed with modern upgrades and a fabulous area were all working in its favor.  Selling in the dead of winter for such a high price is testimony to the desirability of the Crocker Highlands and Trestle Glen neighborhood.  


Backyard Gardens of 820 Portal Ave in Crocker Highlands 

Prepping the home for market was strategically performed through a series of steps that began with a designer consultation to go over color palates for the home, as well as interior and exterior upgrade decisions. Next,

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Just listed a block away from Blue Bottle Coffee is this quintessential Temescal Bungalow with a detached 2nd area in the backyard featuring additional bathroom and kitchenette. 


4143 Manila Avenue, Oakland Ca, 94609 is being offered by David Higgins for $829,000.00

Temescal Craftsman located a block from Blue Bottle Coffee. Light filled living and dining rooms, Oak hardwood floors, stunning architectural details and sunny kitchen with updates. Positioned amongst the rear gardens you find a cozy detached plus space offering full bathroom and kitchenette. Adjacent is an additional bonus space perfect as a workshop, home office or storage. The tranquil, private gardens and decks adorning the grounds are perfect for play and garden parties. A true oasis in

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Iconic Edward A. Killingsworth mid-century modern maintained with vintage character.

143 Calvert Ct., Oakland Ca, 94611 

Now you can take the full video tour at www.143CalvertCourt.com

Rarely does a home become available on the market with such pristine and vintage lines as 143 Calvert Ct. Located on the Piedmont side of Montclair in Oakland, it's known historically in publications as ‘The Spaulding House’.  This true 1965 mid-century masterpiece was designed by the renowned mid-century architect Edward A. Killingsworth who was commissioned by Mrs. Spaulding to design the home for her and her husband. Sitting on a tranquil street, this is Killingsworth's only residential commission known to have been built in Northern California. 


Who was Edward

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Just Listed in Crocker Highlands is this fabulous storybook home ideally located between the best of Glenview and Lakeshore Blvd.  Just blocks from Crocker Elementary and the best of the Trestle Glen / Crocker Highlands neighborhood, this home awaits the making of your happy memories.


www.1230Holman.com  1230 Holman Rd in Crocker Highlands. 

This romantic home features lush private gardens and A+ floor-plan. Formal living and dining rooms, abundant natural light and Oak hardwood floors. The adorable kitchen with Viking range and custom finishes connects to a breakfast room overlooking peaceful garden vistas. Three spacious bedrooms are found upstairs and the bathrooms have been updated. An additional lower bonus space with wet bar takes you to the

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East Bay Parks to ExploreIn an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle and to see the fantastic public parks that the East Bay Regional Park District maintains, this edition of Dave’s Faves focuses on some of the local parks that my family, friends and I love to spend time exploring and visiting.

Offering a variety of activities, trails and adventures, our local parks provide a fantastic opportunity to get out and explore the natural surroundings that make our particular part of the world so special. Unplug and unwind free from the hustle and bustle of the city and the electronic devices we rely on so much and get out there and discover the natural wonders in our own backyard.

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

Originally called Round Top Park, Sibley Volcanic Regional

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Commute to San Francisco by Ferry, Car, Bus or your own boat!

Mark Twain once said "Buy land, they don't make it anymore." The same can be said for this rare dockside townhome on Ballena Bay. Restrictions keep future water properties like this from being built making this a fabulous fun filled investment. Vaulted ceilings and sleek updates make this home an entertainers delight while walls of glass take full advantage of the water just outside your front door. The wrap around deck off the living room leads directly to your private deep water dock for mooring your boat or watercraft of choice.  Get all the details including at 416Tideway.com

A first open house is scheduled for July 17th and pictures should be online for viewing by July 14th.

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Rarely available corner unit in the sought after Park Sequoia Condominium Complex just one block from the best of Piedmont Avenue. This great space offers many highlight features such as indoor, outdoor flow through glass doors opening to a spacious private patio and gardens. The bathroom has been smartly configured to give the feeling of having a true master suite while also allowing guests to enter from a secondary door in the hall. The updated kitchen opens toward the living room making it great for entertaining while also giving the chef a view of the gardens. The second bedroom is ideally positioned kitty corner to the master so there are no common walls between the two. The Park Sequoia has a laundry room on each floor as well as separate bike

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Just listed in Oakland's Favorite Urban Forest
1880 Arrowhead Drive, Oakland CA 94611  Get all of the details including showing schedule here at the property website.

The Home:
Three level living from this dramatic Montclair home in the heart of Oakland’s favorite urban forest. Light filled floor plan with open kitchen living area perfect for entertaining and gatherings. Spacious master suite with private deck and attached loft space perfect as a home office or retreat space. The first level of the home offers fireplace and full bath lending itself perfectly as a media/game room or home office. A large two car garage is attached with direct entry into the home. Oversized in proportion it offers ample additional storage.

The Area:
Just over 1.5 miles into

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For this edition of Dave’s Faves, we’d like to focus on five of our favorite art galleries in the East Bay that promote local artists as well showcase fine arts and artists from all over the country and the world.

One of the best ways to spruce up a new home, or revitalize an existing tired space, is with a unique and decorative piece of art. Whether your tastes lean toward contemporary or modern, oil and canvas or steel and stone, by visiting some of the fantastic galleries here in the East Bay, you’re sure to find that one unique piece that stirs up a variety of emotions and speaks to your inner artist.

Oakland Art Galleries Contemporary PaintingSLATE Contemporary, located in Uptown Oakland, presents emerging and established artists in a formal and, as the name would imply, contemporary

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