Recent Listings by David

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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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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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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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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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You won’t believe why this Crocker Highlands home sold for 36% over asking price

When we listed this stately French Provincial home in late June of 2017, interest was intense as inventory in Crocker Highlands real estate remains predictably low. With its bucolic grounds, classic proportions and traditional appeal, the two-story, three-bedroom home received six bids – with one in cash – before closing in two weeks. In today’s white-hot market, that’s not uncommon, however, what is uncommon was the final selling price of 36% over asking.

This home’s pedigree – and location – already gave it plenty of curb appeal, so we wanted to maximize its sale price. Our extensive pre-sale preparations included hardwood floor restoration, kitchen and eating

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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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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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Over an acre of land with tree-lined canyon views, secondary buildings including a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom non-warranted guest house, and a beautiful renovated 1951 mid-century home.  Continue reading to see video below.
11310 Elvessa Street, Oakland, CA 94605, Chabot Highlands OPEN HOUSE 6/11/17 & 6/18/17 2-4:30pm

Discover Oakland’s greatest secret! Amazing, expansive country lots with tree lined canyon views, minutes from town and the Bay Bridge to San Francisco in the tranquil Chabot Highlands neighborhood. Sitting on almost an acre of land, this 1951 mid-century has been updated with meticulous detail by its current owner/preservationist. 
Aerial drone from above of 11310 Elvessa Street, Oakland, CA 94605

Floors have been laid, landscaping was

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