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What’s Next: Pro Arts and Free Fun


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.

It’s FREE museum day all over the Bay Area.

First Wednesday Author Reading in Oakland

The famous Clift Hotel is celebrating its Centennial

Red Panda Acrobats at the Yerba Buena Gardens

Sea Chanty Sing Along in San Francisco

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,


Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

Weird Wednesday & Great gift opportunities

We’ll get the weirdness out of the way first.  Do you have brass doorknobs on your interior and/or exterior doors?  If you do, you are protecting yourself against disease.  Check it out!


And here’s a tip for really interesting holiday gifts.  Check out MOxy:

For their Second 2nd Friday they’re opening their doors for two days of gallery showings, holiday shopping and a toy drive for local kids.

Located at : 976 23rd Ave, Oakland, California 94606
Friday   December 12: 5-10pm
Saturday December 13th: 11-4pm

Friday they keep the lights burning bright while you peruse the wares of artisans and crafters, as well as our featured exhibiting artists.

Saturday, while the sun is bright, their doors will be open – they have a lot of them – for you keep on shopping and dropping off toys.

However, if you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Berkeley Area,  give me a call at 510-527-0174.  I’m never too busy to take care of you or your referals, and I’ll make sure you’ll be glad you did.

Please check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my online presence. I have two sites I 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,
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

They Call it Gourmet Ghetto, But it’s Not Just About the Food

Good Times in 94709 

The Berkeley Coldwell Banker office is located in one of my favorite zip codes, 94709. In fact, this office location is one of the reasons I became a Coldwell Banker Associate Broker. It’s about the FOOD.  Alice Waters inspired Gourmet Ghetto by creating her famous restaurant Chez Panisse as a reflection of of French Country life. 

All the other shops and restaurants in the ghetto have a reputation for choosing their quality goods as carefully as Alice does her produce. It’s a shopper’s paradise and close to some of the nicest homes in one of the most quintessential areas to live in Berkeley. 

I mention it today because this Saturday is the 18th annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Anyone who has a hunk of chalk (or for $10 you can buy some) can make art on the sidewalks along North Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street.

There’s also music for your enjoyment including The Dylan Platt Band, Lee Waterman Trio, Kathryn Rayne, The Queue, The Elderberries Irish Band, Cathy Morris the Violin Lady, Sean Lee’s One Man Band, Adrian West Trio etc, etc.  For the kids there will be pony rides, inflatable bounce houses, jugglers, face painters and many more surprises.

Come enjoy one of my favorite zip codes at this really fun family event.

Whether you’re moving in or out of  94709, or any other great East Bay Area, I’d be honored to help you. 

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; and this saves you wasted time and disappointment that happens when you find the perfect home but discover it’s already been sold, 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.