Category Archives: Berkeley Activities

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  They are fun to search, but their information is often out of date.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.

1-A-Day free fun in the Bay Area


Post Mother’s Day Let Down

Yeah, it’s a thing.  Don’t let it happen to you or a mom you love. Mother’s day is only once a year, but their and your need for fun is an ever-present thing. Special occasions often throw a harsh light on the ordinary day, which seem dull and boring in comparison. 

I  believe that we, and our moms, should live rich, full lives everyday, especially in the glorious Bay Area. That’s why I provide you with this verbal perscription of one-a-day fun. 

Tell your friends.

Now let’s see what’s up this week in the Fun, Free Events catagory

TUESDAY MAY 13TH
Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour winds up on Mt Diablo

WEDNESDAY MAY 14TH
Summer walking tour of Victorian-era Oakland

THURSDAY MAY 15TH
Berkeley Broker’s Open Homes: Call or Email me for sneak peek at new homes for sale

FRIDAY MAY 16TH
Bay to Breakers Expo 2014

SATURDAY MAY 17TH

SUNDAY MAY 18TH
Tour a Million Dollar Berkeley Hills Home! I’ll be there to take you through. 2:00 to 4:30.

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; 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.