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What’s Next: Life After “Death”–This Week’s Local Activities

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Halloween and the Day of the Dead are favorite holidays around our house. We love the decorations, pumpkin carving, seeing the adorable trick-or-treating neighbors, and CANDY.  Candy is definitely a rare offering in our home, so I take advantage when it’s around.

And we had a lot left over. Not as many groups going candy gathering lately, but there are a lot of other things to do in the East Bay. In fact, I love how the holiday has grown locally. Solano Avenue shops hosted a special day dedicated to safe trick-or-treating, Berkeley had a day long Dia del los Muertos festival, and the Oakland Museum has its special annual exhibition of altars created by local artists honoring the dead.  You can still catch it, and I recommend it.

Time now, though, to turn our attention away from dead ancestors and toward making our present lives worth living–starting with local fun. Here’s a partial list of what’s coming up the first week of November.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3RD
Free museum days starting the first week of November

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH
First Wednesday: Author’s Reading their works in Oakland

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5TH
Gilman Game Night in Berkeley

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH
Steam Carnival in San Francisco

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH
Discovery Days at AT&T Park

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH
Victorian Walking Tour in SF

And remember, it’s better to wake up and smell the roses then lie buried beneath them, so here’s hoping you enjoy your life every moment of every day!

If you’re looking for a new home to enjoy, or if you’re wanting to move on from the old one, give me a call. I’d love to help.

I’m easy to contact.  As so many of us do, I carry my office with me wherever I go, so phone 510-527-0174.  and you’ll probably reach me. I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next? VACATION time & East Bay Free Fun

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August is the coolest month as far as I’m concerned.  Why? because this is my birth month (hurray for me!) and that’s great but better yet, in a few weeks we’re going on vacation.

We’re road-tripping up north, praying for rain just to feel it’s cool freshness on our skin; but the usual drippy-ness of northern climes are elusive this year.  The weather has been so hot the average river temperature is in the 60’s, which is very hard on spawning salmon.

The drought is hard on all of us on the Best Coast, so no matter what you do this summer, save water, pray for El Nino, and have fun!

For those of you staycationing, here’s some free fun for you for the month of August

I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your summer, and remember to be sure to give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market

Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

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Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next: Pro Arts and Free Fun

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If you ever wanted a peek inside an artist’s studio, the annual East Bay Pro Arts Open Studio is coming up June 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14, from 11 AM to 6 PM.  Whether you want an extensive tour all over the East Bay or to simply poke around your local neighborhood artist’s digs, there are maps available on-line to plan your trip.

This is a terrific opportunity to support the work of local artists, beautify your home or garden, and gift yourself and your friends with a purchases of amazing art of all kinds, from etchings to sculptures to paintings to ceramics to glassware to weavings to quiltings and more and more.

That’s for the coming two weekends.  To amuse yourself this week, here’s the One-A-Day list of free fun events in the East Bay.

TUESDAY JUNE 2ND
It’s FREE museum day all over the Bay Area.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3RD
First Wednesday Author Reading in Oakland

THURSDAY JUNE 4TH
The famous Clift Hotel is celebrating its Centennial

FRIDAY JUNE 5TH
Red Panda Acrobats at the Yerba Buena Gardens

SATURDAY JUNE 6TH
Sea Chanty Sing Along in San Francisco

SUNDAY JUNE 7TH
Fort Mason’s International Arts Festival

I hope you enjoy the month of June in the Bay Area.

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Super Site and discover properties on the market neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for all your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.
If you’re interested in HIGH WALK SCORE HOMES click HERE.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

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Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next: Free Fun with My Daughter in Mind

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I  grew up without a sister.  Sure, my mom was a constant, supportive presence in my life, but I never had to butt heads with a female sibling, so I wasn’t as prepared as some when we had our second child.

My daughter was born 30 years ago today.

She was the first of her sex for us and both sets of grandparents, and visions of dolls, girly outfits, and shopping sprees wafted through the minds of wife and grandmothers alike.  I don’t know what I expected. Possibly a gentler, easy, more pliable child then high energy boys.

Little did any of us know what a singular, amazing girl she would turn out to be, strong in head and heart.  No one made a doll out of her. She graced our family with lessons in authenticity and self-possession.    I would say she’s one of the strongest people I know, and she continues to be an inspiration in all our lives.

Today’s list of free fun was designed with her in mind, based on her varied interests.  Strolls around flower gardens, respect for women, innovative art of all kinds, and a love of the exotic are all things she would approve of.  I hope you enjoy these as well.

TUESDAY APRIL 14TH
Free admission to the SF Botanical Gardens: Perfect Spring Event

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH
Science not for girls? Not according to Rachel Swaby.

THURSDAY APRIL 16TH
Piedmont Avenue Art Stroll

FRIDAY APRIL 17TH
If you like innovative dance, you’ll love this

SATURDAY APRIL 18TH
The famous Cal Day: loads of free events, education & fun

SUNDAY APRIL 19TH
Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade

Enjoy your week!

If you’re thinking of selling and/or buying a home, don’t hesitate to call me for this, and all your other real estate needs at 510-527-0174 , I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Company Super Site.

If you’re interested in HIGH WALK SCORE HOMES click HERE.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris_sig

Chris Neddersen,
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

Fun Without the Fat: Monday One A Day Fun Day

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Wayne Thiebaud

Many of the restaurants in Napa are know for their fine food and gorgeous presentations.  Desserts in this land of Wine and Money are memorable, but also way too hard on the waistline.
You can, however, wallow in deliciousness without adding a pound if you head for the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville.  There you can indulge in the sight of 100 of Wayne Thiebaud’s works on paper, many appealing to our taste buds as well as our eyes with his lucious representations of fruits, vegetables and desserts.  See the art and subject matter that launched the artist to his current fame.  There is a price of admission (only $3.50 for seniors) so those of you with a taste for FREE FUN will appreciate the following selections:

TUESDAY August 19th
Free sneak preview of “When The Game Stands Tall”

WEDNESDAY August 20th
Free Astronomy Lecture at the Randall Museum

THURSDAY August 21st
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll

FRIDAY August 22nd
Taiko Drumming at the Hotel Nikko in SF

SATURDAY August 23rd
Annual Oakland Chinatown Street Fest

SUNDAY August 24th
The SF Mime Troupe comes to Berkeley

Enjoy your week in the beautiful Bay Area!

If you’re interested in specific information about buying or selling a home in the Berkeley Area, you can give me a call at 510-527-0174. Or check me out online. I have two sites made for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Chris_sig

Chris Neddersen,
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

One a Day Fun in the Bay Area


A Father’s Day Treat


As most of you know who are regular readers of this blog, I’m a big WWII history buff. That’s why I was delighted to learn that the USS Hornet berthed right here in Alameda is having a “Living Ship Day” on Father’s Day, June 15th. There will be a $10 BBQ, a free magic show, and a band performance. Living Ship Days demonstrate what it was like to go to sea on an aircraft carrier.

For those days before Father’s Day, here are some fun, FREE and CHEAP activity suggestions.

TUESDAY JUNE 10TH
Art, live jazz and snacks from the Doug Adams Gallery in Berkeley 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 11TH
Free guided walking tours of Jack London Square & Downtown Oakland

THURSDAY JUNE 12TH
5$ Thursdays at the Asian Art Museum

FRIDAY JUNE 13TH
Free fireworks after the Giants Game at AT&T Park

SATURDAY JUNE 14TH
SUNDAY JUNE 15TH
FATHERS DAY!!

And to all you Dads out there, have a happy Father’s Day!

Whether you’re moving in or out of this amazing Bay Area, I’d be honored to help. 

For SELLERS, I’ll help you prepare and market your home for sale that will give it the widest appeal and best exposure; thus attracting a bevy of buyers and the best chance for multiple offers and competitive bidding. To learn more, go to go to What’s Next Homes.

For BUYERS I’ll set up an REAlert account that will search the MLS real estate site–using requirements that you provide–for properties that meet your needs.  Once found, pictures and details will be delivered directly to your email courtesy of Coldwell Banker! 

It’s the best way for you to get a look at first-time-on-the-market properties; which saves you wasted time and the disappointment when you find the perfect home but discover it’s already been sold. This is a common occurance when using the usual home finding sites like Trulio, Zillow, etc.  They are fun to search, but their information is often out of date. Not so with REAlert.

If you’re specifically interested in high walk score homes, click here to find those that are currently on the market in great East Bay neighborhoods. To learn more, go to go to That House Detective

Or, just give me a call at 510-527-0174.

Monday’s One-A-Day Fun


The Dawn of Summer 

June is the month when our thoughts lightly turn to VACATIONS.  Those of us on a budget welcome fun ideas that don’t cost a lot, so in light of that here’s something I ran across the other day: FREE museum passes courtesy of the Contra Costa County library system.  It’s called “Discover and Go”. It’s a program where you use your library card to reserve free tickets to local participating museums.
 
This will come in handy for us soon.  My wife and I will be attending a real estate seminar in San Jose mid June. She’s interested in quilting, so we’re going to use her library card to get free admission tickets to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

I’m anticipating a very good Summer.  Let’s begin with this list of free fun for this week.

TUESDAY JUNE 3RD
WEDNESDAY JUNE 4TH
Discovery Museum Free Admission Day
THURSDAY JUNE 5TH
Free First Thursdays at the Berkeley Museum
FRIDAY JUNE 6TH
Jack’s Night Market at Jack London Square
SATURDAY JUNE 7TH
SUNDAY JUNE 8TH
Eats, Beats, and Brews in Downtown Berkeley

Enjoy your first week of  June, and remember: whether you’re moving in or out of this amazing Bay Area, I’d be honored to help. 

For SELLERS I will:
  • Help you prepare and market your home for sale
  • Shine up your home boosting “curb appeal”–with your economy in mind 
  • Provice access to all the exposure and marketing materials that Coldwell Banker, an international brokerage has available
  • Use my experience to help you decide upon a sensable sales price with the best chance for multiple offers and competitive bidding. 
  • Set open homes, showing times and directions with your comfort in mind
  • To learn more, go to go to What’s Next Homes.

For BUYERS 
  • I’ll set up an REAlert account that will search the MLS real estate site
  • Use your requirements to search for properties that meet your needs.  
  • Send pictures and details of homes directly to your email courtesy of Coldwell Banker!
  • Set up an appointment for you to view the home
  • Help you decide on your offer price and negotiate strongly on your behalf
  • To learn more, go to That House Detective

If you’re specifically interested in high walk score homes, click here to find those that are currently on the market in great East Bay neighborhoods. 

Give me a call at 510-527-0174.