Home Buyers

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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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How it Affects Homeowners, Buyers & Investors

By Steven J. Kopff, CPA

With passage of the GOP tax legislation, tax season started early for accountants across the nation. This month, I've invited my client and certified public accountant, Steve Kopff, to share his insights and answer some frequently asked questions about the newly passed law. As my long-time accountant, Steve also works with many of my clients – saving us thousands, if not millions of dollars to date.

Given the new tax plan is still in flux, we’ve asked to Steve to guest blog every quarter through the end of the year to provide updates and strategies on how to maximize your real estate investments. Thank you Steve! -- DJH

When does the tax bill go into effect?

The “Tax

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Now that the holidays are behind us and the days are getting longer--not shorter--people are thinking about getting their homes ready to sell. Spring is the perfect time for this! We here at the Dave J Higgins team had a fantastic 2017 with 33 homes sold and 3 more that went into contract before the end of the year. Thank you one and all!

We are excited about our upcoming listings and have a great variety of inventory coming on the market! Here's a quick snapshot of what's to come in Q1 of 2018; check DaveJHiggins.com again soon for more details, open house schedules, and photos:

1. 323 Monte Vista. This one bedroom, one bathroom condominium is perched perfectly atop Monte Vista, just a short distance from the fabulous shops and restaurants of

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Looking for some fun and unusual things to do with the family during the Holiday Season? The Bay Area has a wealth of interesting, kid-friendly activities and events throughout December and January! We pored over the lists of options and have come up with our own Top 10 List of fun Holiday Activities for you:

  1.   Bay Area Discovery Museum - Meet two LIVE reindeer
    Come see Snowflake and Blizzard (friends of Rudolph’s) and learn all about what they like to eat (besides carrots!), where they migrate when they’re not delivering toys, and how they survive in the cold.
    When: This Sat/Sun, Dec. 16-17 and Sat. Dec. 23 
    Where: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
    For more information: click here

  2.   Lighted Boat Parade - San Francisco  
    This is the oldest
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What Makes a Great Agent?
By David J. Higgins

It’s no secret – East Bay luxury real estate is a red-hot market – with homeowners expecting significant returns on their property investment. Yet, with houses practically selling themselves, one might ask, “Why do I need an agent?”

Well, there’s more to selling a house than just planting a “For Sale” sign in the front yard – it literally takes a “village.”

Our process begins with performing the necessary due diligence – meaning inspections and a thorough understanding of the property’s condition, then, addressing concerns and mitigating the caveats. We rely on a team of highly skilled contractors, engineers, landscape professionals and others, to assist.

Next comes the “choreography.”

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We’ve had a BUSY late Summer and Fall here at the Dave Higgins team! We sold five fabulous homes in October, four in November and are set to close or go into contract on 4-5 more in December and early January 2018. Phew! And now holidays are right around the corner. But first...

Dwell-Like Fabulous Crocker Highlands Renovation
I’m excited to be showing two more homes in Crocker Highlands these next few weekends. First, we’ve just listed 1284 Bates Road which has been beautifully remodeled from top to bottom and feels like you’ve stepped inside a Dwell photo shoot. Features include a sun drenched living room with fireplace, flowing into the dining area and sleek / chic kitchen plus 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. Downstairs is the master suite with

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 6466 Hollis Street #245, Emeryville, CA 94608. $699,000
6466 Hollis Street #245, Emeryville, CA 94608. $699,000
Spacious, three level top-floor, corner unit in the Glashaus condominium complex, located in the heart of Emeryville. This spectacular property offers ideal separation of space starting with an office or lounge level that would be ideal for home office or theater, followed by a light-filled open kitchen and entertaining level with walls of glass and vaulted ceilings. The top floor is dedicated to bedrooms, including a master suite and laundry closet with washer and dryer.  Sleek, modern finishes, walls of glass offering dazzling urban views, and elements of industrial chic, such as the timber and steel staircase, have been tastefully blended with

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1475 E. 38th Street, Oakland, CA 94602 in the wonderful Glenview neighborhood

Coming Soon!

This renovated 1910 Glenview Craftsman home has been tastefully updated for the modern lifestyle. As you approach, you are warmly greeted by a friendly covered porch perfect for evening visits. Positioned slightly higher than street level, the home maintains fabulous privacy, and as you walk through the front door, eyes are drawn to the lovely vintage fireplace anchoring the open living area.

A versatile den space separates the living room from the kitchen and offers the flexibility to be used as den, office, or for formal dining. The spacious eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances has been designed for flow and function. Recently expanded upon, it

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Top of the world views as seen from 6033 Skyline Blvd in the Montclair District of Oakland California. Priced at $2,998,000.00  
Take the tour of this stunning five bedroom, three bathrooms home here.

 

Designed by award winning David Stark Wilson, this dream home offers pano views of San Francisco from almost every room, & has been recently remodeled to stunning perfection. Unique, organic elements are paired w/modern concrete, Venetian plaster & custom accents to create a zen-like atmosphere. White Oak cabinets & a stunning waterfall island with 150 yr old-growth Cedar counter top frame the kitchen, & seamless transitions from inside to out offers the ultimate in California lifestyle. Master Suite w/spa-worthy bathroom, steam shower and soaking

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Crocker Highlands French Provincial located at 716 Longridge Rd, Oakland CA 94610  Just a block up from Lakeshore Avenue with a walk score of 89.

Just listed and coming to market June 22nd is this fabulous 1927 example of French Provincial architecture.  Stately exterior and grounds with gentle set back, cascading natural rock water feature and level rear gardens perfect for play.  Access a neighborhood trail from the private rear gardens allowing direct access to Mandana Blvd and Lakeshore Avenue featuring fabulous coffee shops, restaurants, and retail.

Prominent living and dining rooms, light-filled plus room and updated eat-in kitchen can be found on the main level.  Upstairs are three bedrooms including the master suite, full hall bath and

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