Did you know that, as a Berkeley homeowner, you can schedule one free bulky waste pick-up per calendar year? Just call (510) 981-7270 to schedule for an upcoming Wednesday. They’ll pick up a maximum of 3 cubic yards, which they say is [...]
If you are a regular reader of this newsletter, you have many times encountered the notion that, everything else being equal, the amount a property sells for per square foot of living space tends to be lower for large homes, and higher [...]
Sewer Laterals and Drainage We’ve had a number of office discussions about water-related issues since the first “atmospheric river” passed our way, and I heard something about sewer laterals that I wanted to pass along. A sewer lateral is the underground pipe [...]
RESOURCEFUL I try to recycle as much as possible, but I pretty frequently find myself staring at something trying to figure out what to do with it. I recently downloaded the “Resourceful” app to my phone, and I really like it! [...]
REAL ESTATE ANSWERS: How have the massive fires in recent years affected homeowner’s insurance locally?
How have the massive fires in recent years affected homeowner’s insurance locally? I spoke with Ruth Stroup with Farmers Insurance, who is always a great source of information about the insurance world, and asked her what changes she’s seen as a result [...]
Many times over the years, when counseling new buyer clients, I have pointed out that the majority of the homes in Berkeley are older, built in the early part of the 1900s. I know this anecdotally, and from looking at so many [...]
There were 2 local measures on the November 2018 ballot that were approved by voters that will impact local real estate going forward. The first was Measure P, which passed with 72% of voters saying yes. Measure P increases the Berkeley city [...]