Just Listed: Gorgeous Zephyr Gate Townhome

Our first listing of the year is this beautiful West Oakland townhome. At just over ten years old, the space is modern yet warm, with beautiful wood and metal stairs and light flooding in through large windows.   The layout is great – on the top floor, two bedroom suites are at either end of a hallway.  The main floor features an open floor plan with a modern kitchen and half bath. A private, attached garage includes extra space for storage and laundry.

Key Details

Price - $599,000

HOA dues - $230/mo

Beds/Baths: 2/2.5

 Size: 1054 sf

Garage spaces: 2 (tandem)

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Looking in Oakland? Check out this cute San Leandro home!

So I've been a little MIA between helping buyers and bringing on a few very sweet listings.  Today is the day for this lovely San Leandro home to come on to the market. It's a light and lovely two bedroom home with a big yard and bonus casita. 

Duplexes are hot hot hot!

As prices continue to rise, homebuyers are looking for ways to mitigate ever higher mortgage payments.

Enter the duplex. 

Rather than move to a distant 'burb, buyers can offset some of the expense of homeownership in the Bay if they buy a duplex and rent out one unit.  Of course, there is the added work of being a landlord and all the attendant laws that go with that. But then again, the extra income can be very helpful. Plus, a group of friends or multiple generations in a family can be close to each other but not too close (read: under the same roof). 

And if you happen to be looking for a duplex in the East Bay, we just so happen to have a duplex listing right now, check it out at