It’s been 20 years!

It does not feel like it has been this long, but this October marks twenty years that I have been a full-time realtor in Berkeley. I started in real estate with my salesperson’s license in October 2002, and then completed the additional [...]

2022-09-16T18:08:49+00:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Berkeley, General Interest|Tags: , , , |

Bulky Waste and an E-Waste Resource

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 [...]

2022-06-28T17:37:07+00:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: Berkeley, Data, General Interest, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Variations in Sold Price per Square Foot

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! [...]


A GREAT CAUSE Since as far back as I can remember, I have always loved libraries. When I was growing up, I loved the independence of wandering the aisles and choosing my own reading adventures. As a teen, the library was a [...]

2021-06-08T16:28:49+00:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Berkeley, General Interest|Tags: , , , , |


HOW TO CHOOSE LED BULBS I spend a lot of time looking at light fixtures and choosing bulbs, because replacing light fixtures is one of the most cost-effective ways to create an updated look in a home for sale. Choosing LED bulbs [...]

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