Alameda, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Greenslade
(Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)
 The above clipping came from the Oakland Tribune on November 20th 1941.  It shows a modernism home to be built in the area designed by architect William Raymond Yelland.This is a pre-war design almost a full decade before the Eichler homes began to appear in the 1950s.William Raymond Yelland, the Oakland based architect known for his storybook or period revival homes of the 1920s and 1930s would spend his summers out with his family in the Sacramento River Delta Community of Clarksburg.It appears WR Yelland was toying around modernism ideas as early as the late 1930s.  Some homes show up in the New Broadmoor Tract and Estudillo Estates Tracts in San Leandro as early as 1937.  New Broadmoor was done by the Derry Brothers of San Leandro and it has long been my theory that Yelland was the...
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By Michael Greenslade
(Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)
 The above illustration appeared in the November 20th, 1941 edition of the Oakland Tribune.  Because of the date two weeks before Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of World War II.  It is doubtful whether this exact building was ever built.However, the homes in Alameda's Southshore neighborhood appear to share architectural DNA to the 1941 design above.  These homes built around 1955, 14 years later even share the horizontal siding of the original design.  The two car tandem garage in the original design was streched forward to be two garage/carports sharing a large open entrance atruim. 
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SAN FRANCISCO - September 4, 2007 - LighthouseListings.com, an online real estate listing service, now offers all paid listings to be featured in property searches.  Now when a potential home buyer or renter searches their database of property listings, the listings that have been added through their paid services will always appear at the top of the list and display a thumbnail image of the property.  This allows paid listings to receive more attention and visibility to potential buyers and renters over non-paid listings.  With this new feature, LighthouseListings.com delivers more of the same features that other larger real estate listing websites offer but at the lowest price on the internet.  LighthouseListings.com continues to show their commitment to their users by offering a full...
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By Jean Powers, CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California
(Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002)
In June the California Associaton of REALTORS is having their Legislative Day in Sacramento. We will meet in mass and have lunch with our legislative representatives. We will discuss our issues with them. Last year Arnold spoke to us and hopefully we will see him again. He is an excellent speaker. Along with Led Day there will be a mini trade show and for the second year will include a Commercial group of REALTORS. That is great as most Commercial Brokers do not usually include themselves with non Commercial agents. In October we will have our Tech Tuesday and large trade show in Anaheim. Maybe we will see Mickey and the Gang!
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