Archive for July, 2010

Oakland California’s Best Hot Spots – Travel + Leisure

July 30, 2010

Photo: Steve Kepple

This great article from Travel + Leisure Magazine outlines the hottest sports (food, sights, nightlife) in Oakland, from Downtown to Uptown, from Dogtown to Jack London Square. Check it out!

 Oakland California’s Best Hot Spots – Articles – Travel + Leisure.

Willow Court Lofts: True Live/Work Lofts in Oakland starting at only $249k!

July 28, 2010

 The Willow Court Lofts, located at 1695 15th Street, is an 18-unit loft building located in burgeoning West Oakland.  The project, designed by Oakland loft pioneer Thomas Dolan Architecture, features a wide variety of 2-3 story floorplans built around two central courtyards.  The project was converted from an existing warehouse and no unit has a residence located above it.  These are true live/work lofts designed for creative functionality with concrete and softwood flooring, some units even feature their own roll-up doors. The Willow Court Lofts are conveniently located just .8 miles to West Oakland BART which is just one stop away from San Francisco, 1.7 miles to Jack London Square, the SF Bay Ferry Terminal and the forthcoming Jack London Market, 1.9 miles to the Bay Bridge toll booth, 2.0 miles to Oakland’s Fox Theater which recently underwent the largest historic theater renovation in the history of the United States, and just 7.0 miles to San Francisco. Starting at $249,000


  • True live/work lofts
  • Polished concrete flooring
  • Exposed beams
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops
  • Soaring ceilings
  • Softwood flooring
  • Ceiling fans in some units
  • Roll-up doors in some units
  • Conveniently located near freeways,  West Oakland BART and downtown Oakland ~ be in SF in 15 minutes!

For more photos, floor plans and pricing, check out, and check out our open house every Sunday from 2-4:30pm.

Andy Read, Broker
510.594.2400 x222

Jeanine Weller, Realtor®

Shoot, Edit and Post Virtual Tours straight from your iPhone 4!

July 28, 2010

Oh, the iPhone ~ how did we ever work in real estate without you! Look at what one of our brilliant (and tech-savvy) agents, Michael Braillard, did with his iPhone 4 while at a quiet open house last weekend…he shot, edited AND posted an HD virtual tour of his listing ~ ALL FROM HIS PHONE.

Thanks to this handy $4.99 app, iMovie lets you “tap to add or record video into your project. Drag to trim the length of clips. Pinch to zoom the timeline and get a closer look. Slide to quickly scrub through the video in your project. It’s a completely natural way to make a movie.”

Simple as that!

Check out Mike’s virtual tour here:

If you’d like more information on Mike’s listing, 3063 California Street, Oakland, contact him at:

Michael Braillard, Realtor®