Category Archives: free events in the Berkeley Area

What’s Next: New RE Regs & Local Free Fun

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It was an extremely warm weekend. All I could do was sip a cooling beverage while watching football.  Really, it was all I could do. If I had the fans the players have that mist them while blowing cool air I might have been able to do a lick of work, but I don’t.

Anyway, after a weekend of ups and downs (Not me. I kept pretty still. But my teams were a different story! Bears and Raiders: UP. Niners, a big DOWN) I’m heading for the Walnut Creek offices to learn about new legal and financial regulations in the Real Estate world.

Ordinarily I’d be resistant to spending 5 hours of my day in training , but this time I’m actually looking forward to it. It might not be the most fun a person can have, but I will be in relative comfort while improving my agency skill set. And I’m also well aware of how  important it is to stay on top of what’s happening in my industry. It’s the best way I know to give my clients the most informed service I can.

But let us now talk of fun.  Here’s a short list of what’s going on this week in the Bay area.  Enjoy:

TUESDAY September 22
Do a little lunchtime sketching around S.F.

WEDNESDAY September 23
Soul concert in Albany

THURSDAY September 24
Campfire party at the Presidio

FRIDAY September 25
Free Harbor tours out of the Port of Oakland

SATURDAY September 26
Environmental Poetry Festival in Berkeley

SUNDAY September 27
Bay Area Blues Festival in Martinez

Have a great time, and keep cool!

Give me a call at 510-527-0174 and let’s talk about your real estate needs. 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: This Weeks Fun For YOU

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I hope you all had a great Father’s Day experience with either your dads or children or both.  My dad is gone, so it’s a melancholy time for me when I think of those days of used-to-be, but now that I have my own children to celebrate with, it certainly isn’t lonely.

My daughter took us to the Royal Cafe in Albany for breakfast. The Mama’s Royal Cafe in Oakland used to be a haunt of mine, but the newer one near my house is a terrific substitute.

After breakfast we went to see “Inside Out” brought to us by our favorite local filmmakers, Pixar.  It was a wonderful film that taught  while touching our hearts. Unforgettable!

The whole time we took advantage of modern communication to include the out-of-town youngest in everything we did, so it really did feel like the whole family was together.

In short, it was a great Father’s Day for me, full of fun and family. Now let’s plan for more with a selection of this week’s Free Fun Activities in the Bay Area.

TUESDAY
Author Alex Dolan discusses his latest thriller.

WEDNESDAY
Ever wanted to search for Bigfoot? Come to Berkeley

THURSDAY
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt and Beer Garden

FRIDAY
Free Circus at the Yerba Buena Gardens

SATURDAY
San Francisco Pride Festival 

SUNDAY
Scottish music and dancing at Golden Gate Park 

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.

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

Chris Neddersen,

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Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

 

One a Day Fun in the Bay Area


USA! USA!

I hope all of you dads enjoyed your Father’s Day. I got spoiled by my family in the morning with presents and coffee and breakfast in bed. In the afternoon my wife and I traveled to San Jose to participate in a Real Estate Seminar today and Tuesday. We’ll be watching the World cup as well. San Jose is a big Soccer town, so we’ll catch team USA vs Ghana at the World Cup 2014 Outdoor Viewing Party and enjoy the noise and fun of excited fans all rooting as one. 

Here’s this weeks free fun in the East Bay.

TUESDAY JUNE 16TH 
World Cup Viewing all week at the San Francisco Civic Center

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17TH 

THURSDAY JUNE 18TH 

FRIDAY JUNE 19TH 
For you Burning Man people there’s the East Bay Burner Social in Oakland

SATURDAY JUNE 20TH
Perfect for Summer:  Woodies on the Wharf in Santa Cruz

SUNDAY JUNE 21ST
USA vs. Portugal at your nearest sports bar or living room

If you’d love to live in this amazing area, I’d be honored to help. I’ll set up an REAlert system for you that will search MLS real estate using requirements tailored to your individual needs. It’s the best way for you to get a look at first-time-on-the-market properties that meet your specific criteria, AND they’re delivered directly to your email courtesy of Coldwell Banker!

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.

If you’re interested in more 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.  

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.

1-A-Day Free Fun in the Bay Area


Super Sunday in the East Bay

Sunday was a pretty amazing day. The views from the Berkeley Hills home I was holding open were sparkling clear, and the home itself is lovely.  There were so many eager buyers I wasn’t lonesome at all or lacking in good conversation.  The place was packed. I felt like I was hosting a party, and all this despite, and possibly because of, the wonderful Himalayan Faire that was also taking place at nearby Live Oak Park in Berkeley. 

Let’s see what free activities the coming week has in store:

TUESDAY MAY 20TH
Yoga at the Grace Cathedral Labyrinth

WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST
Free Circus Class at Circus Center in SF

THURSDAY MAY 22ND
$5 Night at the Asian Art Museum

FRIDAY MAY 23RD
Bites Off Broadway: Food Truck Block Party in Oakland

SATURDAY MAY 24TH
Free comedy showcase in Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley

SUNDAY MAY 25TH
Carnival Grand Parade in SF

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 occurrence 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.

1-A-Day Fun this week in the Bay Area


5th of May & Every Day Fun

The Cinco de Mayo festival in Richmond has grown in popularity. I regret to say I’ve never been, for Sunday–when they usually hold the celebration whether it’s the 5th of May or not–is a realtor’s busy day. 
Each year I’m determined to take a break and enjoy the food, the sights, and the dancing that remind me of the many wonderful trips I’ve taken to Mexico. In fact, right now, just thinking about it fills me with the desire to begin trolling online vacation deals that will take me south of the border once again.
  

In the meantime, here’s a list of this weeks fun, FREE, or very cheap events right here in the Bay Area. 

But first:
DON’T FORGET TO RESERVE YOUR RESTAURANT SEATING EARLY FOR DINNER OR BRUNCH ON MOTHERS DAY!

TUESDAY MAY 6th
Eta Aquarids meteor shower from May 5-7, 2014

WEDNESDAY MAY 7TH
SFMade festival: see what’s being manufactured locally

THURSDAY MAY 8TH

FRIDAY MAY 9TH

SATURDAY MAY 10TH

SUNDAY MAY 11TH
MOTHER’S DAY; YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO

It 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 the 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.