All Blog Entries by David Higgins

Dave J. Higgins is renown among clients and colleagues for his concierge luxury real estate services, and a deep understanding of the local market. A frequent recipient of the Grubb Company’s “Platinum Club Award,” Bay Area tech luminaries, pro athletes, and bona fide rock stars have sought out his expertise for nearly two decades.

A devoted dad of three, Dave provides significant endowments benefitting local teams, clubs, as well the Crocker Highlands PTA Give Back Program. Whenever he’s not busy selling homes, you can find Dave and his family “glamping” in their vintage Airstream. 

Ready to buy or sell? Contact me today! 510.390.6929 – homes@davejhiggins.com

Found 51 blog entries published by David Higgins.

1067 Norwood Avenue, Oakland CA, 94610 / Fabulous Cape Cod in Crocker Highland.  Take the tour at www.1067Norwood.com

Spectacular Cape Cod home situated just doors from Trestle Glen Road in magnificent Crocker Highlands.

The main level of this home offers a spacious light-filled living room anchored by a traditional wood-burning fireplace, remodeled chef's kitchen which has been gracefully opened to the family/dining area, and walls of windows offering both neighborhood and canyon views.  The additional sun-room is perfect for cozy weekends with a novel, and the updated 1/2 bath and spacious two-car attached garage are icing on the cake for easy living. 

Four bedrooms upstairs including a fabulous master suite with spacious 'Anthropology'

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2545 Leimert Blvd, Oakland CA, 94602 in wonderful Oakmore Highlands

The David Higgins Team at Cush Real Estate is proud to present this grand Oakmore home in the heart of Oakland and just minutes from Montclair Village and HWY 13 Access.

Video tour and updated details can be found here as they are added..

Grand Oakmore Mediterranean with lower-level AuPair! Spacious Light-filled living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace and formal dining room flowing onto the rear private patios surrounded by lush gardens. Updated chef's kitchen with stone countertops and breakfast bar, stainless appliances, wine refrigeration system and a separate plus room with a built-in command center. Expansive master suite with soaking tub and separate shower

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The Andante Condominium Building, 1121 40th Street #1401, Emeryville CA, 94608 

Beautiful penthouse located in the heart of Emeryville. This spacious top floor corner unit in the fabulous Andante building is located just blocks from the best of Emeryville. With an excess of 1300 sq. ft of living space this is the most desirable unit in the building. The updated chef’s kitchen seamlessly blends with the open living and dining spaces creating a wonderful space for entertaining. Stainless appliances, stone countertops, and ample storage make it an epicurean's delight. Two Master suites located on either end of the unit offer great separation of space and privacy. Updated triple-pane windows deliver both wonderful insulation as well as sanctuary level

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Lovely Mediterranean Jewel on one of Crocker Highlands flagship streets. Set upon picturesque grounds with mature verdant gardens, this home rates as a 10+ on the emotional scale.
Open Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28 as well as August 3rd & 4th from 2-4:30 pm.  Get further details and take the complete gallery tour here.   For further information about Crocker Highlands and other homes for sale in the neighborhood, click this link.

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933 Sunnyhills Gnome

Hey East Bay, we’ve decided to add a dash of ‘Fun Factor’ to our business and officially announce our ‘There’s No Place Like Gnome’ contest. Starting with our newest listing at 933 Sunnyhills Rd., we’ll have our own little gnome stashed away in one of the pictures of the home. Is he in the kitchen? The yard? If you find him you will be entered in a drawing for a $150.00 gift certificate to Shakewell on Lakeshore Ave! You can only find the gnome on our website DaveJHiggins.com (so don’t look on Zillow, etc). Good luck and Gnome on! p.s. he's not in the video, he's in the still shots - don't tell anyone if you find him! Tell us where he is at mktg@davejhiggins.com and make sure to give us your contact info!!  The drawing takes place on Sept 15,

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A Contemporary Piedmont Manse Marries Eco-Friendly to Modern Materials

By Ramona d’Viola - Columnist – Oakland Magazine

Developer Ben O’Neill was looking to build a home for his own family when he found the “virgin” lot at 53 Cambrian Avenue in a posh Piedmont zip code renown for its schools. The quarter-acre of undeveloped land (almost unheard of in the 21st-Century world of East Bay luxury real estate) became the tableau for an eco-friendly, net-zero energy modern manse – with literal roots in the property.

Looking up from the street, the impressive 4,462 sq. ft. home (designed by Robin Pennell of Oakland’s Jarvis Architects) is a massive, energy-efficient structure with a three-story front elevation. At four bedrooms, three full baths, and two

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Our Local Luminary this month is Interior Designer Lauren Lee, Principal of InSite Design. 

How long have you been in business? 
My business partner Audrey Tse and I created inSite in 2001.

Describe your design style? 
I like many looks from very contemporary to traditional to regional design styles.  No matter what the design look is, I always design towards creating a sensible functional layout and a comfortable living environment.

What was your favorite aspect of designing the Cambrian property? 
The property has great light and I wanted to capture and enhance that throughout the interior, so using a very natural, soothing palette was very fun to create. 

One of my favorite elements of the project is that we incorporated the actual cleared

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Having JUST LISTED this absolutely adorable cottage off of Piedmont Ave., it inspired me to create a list of my favorite venues on one of Oakland's best shopping and dining neighborhoods. But first, let me tell you about this little gem with a 96 Walkscore. 4329 Howe is the perfect pied-à-terre, and a great condo alternative. This lovely little home boasts a fabulous floorplan and well-proportioned living and dining rooms with corner fireplace. The country kitchen with classic gas Wedgewood stove flows onto the level-out patio & gardens for evenings of relaxation and play. With a new furnace, updated plumbing, new water main and sewer lateral with compliance certificate, this home is now looking for its perfect mate, could it be you? Stop by one of my

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Location, Location, Location Takes on a Whole New Meaning in the Era of Climate Change

It’s hard to forget images of the devastation in the Caribbean Islands, flooded communities along the Eastern Seaboard, or the massive wildfires and mudslides in California. Deniers be damned, the climate is changing, and fast.

For those of us living in the coastal East Bay, the impact to climate change is tangible every fire season – yet how many of us are fully cognizant of how and, more importantly, where – climate change and rising seas, will impact our community, especially when investing in Real Estate?

 “Real estate investment may no longer be about the next ‘hot’ neighborhood, it may also be about the next dry neighborhood.”

-- Erika Bolstad,

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Looking for something fun and interesting to do tonight? If you haven't already experienced it, you should check out Oakland's Art Murmur / First Friday event. While these are 2 separate events, they take place every First Friday of the month from 6-9pm. Art Murmur hosts an evening art walk featuring arts and mixed-use venues collectively open to the public. Plan your visit to some of the 50+ venues using their Google map, which you can save to your phone. Wander from gallery to gallery, taking in the latest exhibitions and meeting artists. And if you can't make it out tonight or don't like the crowds, a nice alternative to First Friday is Saturday Stroll, where all the same galleries are open from 1-5p and is a lovely way to spend a…
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