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Easy to Eat in Style in the East Bay

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Have you noticed how nice the weather’s been in the Bay Area lately? Sunny, but with a fresh breeze that keeps us free from the intense heat we experienced in August. It’s finally perfect for outdoor entertainment. We can take longer walks without our dog having to stop every few feet to lay panting on her belly neath a shady tree. This is our Indian Summer, and we cherish it.

Another thing we love locally is the ever-increasing number of completely excellent restaurants. I learned that, joining Berkeley in food madness, is Oakland which is becoming well-known for it’s culinary delights. Did you know that it was named the top U.S. food city in USA today?

I hadn’t realized the Bay Area had become so famous for our foodie culture until I noticed that PBS had a show about it called “A Culinary Journey” describing its evolution. And evolve it has. In my office I’m constantly hearing about great new restaurants emerging here and there around the bay. Add to that, Epicurious is right down the street, offering a variety of snacks to sample and sit down restaurants to enjoy.

Of course, eating out every day, though sometimes a necessity, is hard on the budget when you eat in style, so here’s a list of restaurants around U.C. Berkeley that offer tasty food at low prices. Bon Apetite, and for more bargain fun, let’s check out some of this month’s Bay Area Entertainments: 

I hope I’ve guided you to great East Bay eateries, but if you’re looking for a Real Estate Agent, I’m happy to help.  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
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

Discovering Berkeley Area Neighborhoods

The Unique, Multi-cultural & Beautiful East Bay 

If you live in the Bay Area, you know why it’s a tourist Mecca. It’s an astoundingly beautiful and incredibly interesting place. It’s not one of those places of which it’s said “It’s a nice place to live, but I wouldn’t want to live there.” 

EVERYONE wants to live here

At least that’s the way it seems. Many of my buyer clients are from out of the area, and I mean way out of the area, like India and China (or Southern California, which is on a whole other planet as far as I’m concerned.) 

Most want to know what it’s like to live in and around Berkeley, so I’ve provided some details about life insome of my favorite East Bay neighborhoods on my website.  In each area, which I’ve defined by zip code, you’ll find photos of high walk score homes currently on the market and short descriptions and/or links to a variety of shops and restaurants located there. 

If you or a friend want to know more about some of my favorite East Bay neighborhoods, take a look at my website or keep reading this blog. As a life long resident of the Bay Area, having lived in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Orinda, now in Kensington, I know the East Bay and would love to share my knowledge with you! 

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.