Saturday, July 31, 2010

Urban Farming in Berkeley, Another reason to look at South Berkeley as a great place to live

Please check out Sprial gardens located at the corner of Sacramento and
Oregon streets in Berkeley, California.  In August they are hosting some really cool classes:
All classes start at 1:00, workdays start at 11:00

August 1: Fall and winter Gardening in the Bay:  Daniel Miller will share more information about growing food with a focus on the timing and specific techniques for fall and winter garden so that you can eat from it year round
August 8:  Looking at the US Farm Bill:  Navina Moon
August 15:  Cooking from the garden: Joy Moore, will offer a demonstration of ways to enjoy the gift of fresh homemade quick and economical and nutritious meals
August 22: Beekeeping:  khaled Almaghari will be sharing techniques for setting up anhive and maintaining it naturally.  he will be bringning in a small colony for a live demonstration and raw honey in the comb to sample

And for information about buying or selling a home in Berkeley or other parts of the East Bay please check out my website:  There is information about neighborhoods, open houses, property searches, home valuations and more.

Open Homes, Sunday. August 1, 2010

For a complete list of Sunday open homes for Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington,
Oakland, and Emeryville and other parts of the East Bay please click here.  And for more information about buying or sellling a home in the East bay including neighborhood information, home valuations, an much much more please visit my website:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunday Open Homes in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Ceritto, Emeryville for July 25, 2010 for Sunday

Please visit my website for a comprehensive list of Open Homes in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Ceritto, Emeryville and other parts of the East Bay:  Click Here and for other information about buying or selling a home in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington and other East Bay communities or for home valuations, mortgage information, community information and much more.  email:,   and visit my website:  Enjoy the weekend in our fabulous Bay Area!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Buying or Selling a Home in Berkeley? 94703 is the hottest zip code in the USA

If its in the Chronicle it has to be true, right?  Well it is.... in black and white. I've been spouting off for a long time about the benefits of buying a home in South Berkeley, particularly in The Lorin District.  It seems as if the rest of the world might be catching up with me.  And what's good for home buyers in South Berkeley in this case is also good for home sellers.  At least according to Zip Realty who track such things across the nation.  When I say hot what is meant is that the sales price is consistently higher than the origninal list price.  In this case the number is 7.7%.  I truly believe that The Lorin will be the next "Temescal"  It has all the right ingredients and right now is an affordable entry point to those who want to live in this vibrant city.  If you want to read the whole article Click Here.  And if you want information about buying or selling a home in South Berkely or other parts of the East Bay please visit my websit: or call me 510-368-2854 and have a great day enjoying the bay area!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Open Homes for Sale in the East Bay on July 4, 2010

Click Here for a comprehensive list of Open Homes for sale this weekend, on Sunday July 4th. If you are buying or sellling a home in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville or other parts of the East Bay check here every weekend for a complete list of open homes for sale. and if you want more information about buying or selling a home in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Piedmond, Albany or other parts of the East Bay please feel free to check out my website. There is a lot of useful information: property searches, mortgage info, neighborhood info. And there is no need to register unless you want to. Use it with anonymity.
And please let me know if I can be of service. Best wishes for a happy 4th of July!
Bill Fletcher

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Berkeley/North Oakland Events for July 2010

East Bay Neighbor just learned of a couple of interesting events that are happening in Berkeley over the next few weeks. The first is on July 4th.  the West Berkeley Neighborhood Associations are hosting a block party!  Its on Chaucer Street between San Pablo and Curtis from 2-4. There will be a pot luck, barbeque, Green Fairy Farm animals, Yeast bay Brewery Home brew, Carole's lemons, white elephant stuff, home made crafts, back yard produce, live music with the Scottish Fiddler Society and more. this is a great opportunity to learn a alot about Berkeley's Left Bank Neighborhood by meeting neighbors and participating in the local get-to-gether

If you are interested in Urban farming, the Magic Gardens Nursery is hosting a kind of get to know chickens weekend on July 17 and 18.  There will be demonstrations by Montclaire's 4-H club including showmanship techniques, as well as models of new types of chicken coops and cabanas.  The Urban farm movement is growing and more and more folks want to raise their own chickens.  If this appeals to you this is a great opportunity for learning, as well as networking with others of similar interest.

North Oakland is starting a new farmers market on Saturdays from 9-2 right behind 5715 Market Street. this is a sign of things to come in this up and coming neighborhood!

Remember, if you want local knowledge about the East Bay, check in here often.  If you want real estate information please visit my website for all real estate related needs.  whether you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the East bay you owe it to yourself to check me out.
Have a great 4th of July!