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Master Speaker Arlene Blum at the Green Council this Week**Wednesday, December 8th, 2 pm** Light refreshments provided by JMC Building Inspection Services I am very excited, and somewhat in awe that we will welcome Arlene Blum to speak at the B.A.R. GREEN Council this week. She was recently part ...
When I was 33 years, three months and the appropriate number of days old, I held a party for myself with invitations done on round paper disks, with the details included like songs on a record. You know, those big black vinyl things. . .OK, I'm really showing my age! Well today, before submitting...
I began last week and the month of November in a manner I won't soon forget: yes, watching the Giants win the World Series! But I was actually referring to something of importance to a somewhat smaller audience: I switched brokerages and have joined the new Berkeley Office of McGuire Real Estate....
Median Home Price, Single Family Homes for sale in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, CA Real Estate Market Update October 15, 2010 As I took our snapshot of the Rockridge neighborhood real estate market this month I saw a slight decrease in median price of the active listings, but a substant...
Rockridge continues to be the hippest, hottest neighborhood in Oakland, CA with the best in small shops, destination restaurants and public transit. The neighborhood wants to encourage you to get Out and About tomorrow with a festival called exactly that! College Avenue will be closed off from Al...
It has been my pleasure over the past few weeks to prepare an especially wonderful bungalow for sale. My clients purchased 5591 Lawton Avenue, Oakland as their first home eight years ago. They were then newly-married and looking to establish a first home with a distinctive Arts & Crafts look. The...
Creative Re-Use: Tennis, Anyone?   I get a monthly newsletter from my favorite home warranty company, Old Republic Home Protection, and may favorite rep., Alex Quinzon. Part of this month's newsletter was right up my alley as it gave tips for reusing a common item that either gets thrown out, or ...
Median Home Price, Single Family Homes for sale in Berkeley CA July 2010 and the Berkeley CA Real Estate Market Update August 12, 2010 As I took our snapshot of the Berkeley real estate market this month I saw some decrease in median price of the active listings, but a substantial decrease in the...
Saturday the 17th, there's an Alameda Green Home Expo taking place at the Alameda Town Centre. The expo is free, and starts at 10 am, with talks on a number of great topics. I am honored to be included, and will be speaking on "Busting Green Home Myths." My talk is scheduled for 11:45 (or so). Th...
Finally there may be Money for Energy Efficiency (ME2) in Berkeley! Federal stimulus funding will be available for whole-house energy retrofit programs, beginning July 6th. The City of Berkeley will be coordinating cash incentives to increase the energy efficiency of your home, apartment building...

Arlene Baxter

Listing/Buying agent, Historic to Green, 2012 REALTOR of the Year, Berkeley Association Berkeley CA & environs
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