Posts Tagged ‘Dogtown Art District’

3265 Louise Street in the Dogtown neighborhood of Oakland, JUST SOLD!

December 3, 2014

This updated, bright, and airy top unit in a 2 unit Victorian conversion building located in Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood, JUST SOLD! The unit features a large master bedroom that walks out to wrap around deck. Radiant heating throughout unit. Wood flooring in kitchen, plus space, dining, and living rooms. Updated kitchen and bathrooms equipped with subway tile. Skylights for added light. Plus space is perfect for an office or craft room. Laundry room features hookups for washer and dryer. Located near multiple freeways, shopping, and within close distance to BART. Michael Braillard & Shalene Rose, Realtors® with Caldecott Properties represented the seller.

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3263 Louise Street | Oakland, JUST SOLD!

November 25, 2014
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Updated lower unit in a 2-unit Victorian conversion building located in Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood, JUST SOLD! The unit features radiant heating underneath beautifully stained concrete floors and moulding throughout. The large master bedroom opens out to the exclusive use backyard. Both bathrooms and kitchen are freshly updated and have hip subway tile. Laundry closet comes equipped with a washer and dryer. Located near multiple freeway on ramps, shopping, and within close distance to BART. Michael Braillard & Shalene Rose, Realtors® at Caldecott Properties represented the seller.

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What is Dogtown Art District?

November 8, 2011

Dogtown Art District? Where’s that? This is the 2nd in a series of neighborhood videos from the Oakland Association of Realtors® about changing and uplifting the perception of Oakland! Our Own Brad Watson Breaks Down this Eclectic Oakland Neighborhood!

Brad Watson
Broker Associate
510.594.2400 x231
bwatson@Caldecott.com

Which Oakland Condominium Buildings (Condos) Qualify for FHA Loans?

June 7, 2011

Close to half of all condo sales in Oakland in 2010 utilized FHA backed loans.  Though FHA guidelines have gotten a bit more conservative, most borrowers that meet FHA guidelines with credit scores above 680 qualify. 

The loan limit for single family homes (including condominiums) in Alameda County, as of 6/7/2011, remains $729,750.  In 2010, condominiums sold for an average of less than $300,000, so most condominiums qualify for FHA financing, right?  Wrong.

It has become a bigger challenge for a condominium building to qualify for FHA financing than for the borrower to qualify due to the condo building approval process implemented by the FHA.

As of 5/23/2011, there were 42 condominium buildings in Oakland that are approved by the FHA.  Here is a list of those buildings:

  1. 1755 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
  2. 360 Vernon Street, Oakland, CA 94610
  3. 3738-3740 Laguna Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
  4. 407 Orange Street, Oakland, CA 94610
  5. 525 Mandana Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94610
  6. 532 30th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
  7. 55 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
  8. 590 El Dorado Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
  9. 666 Oakland Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
  10. 77 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
  11. 423 7th Street (8 Orchids), Oakland, CA 94607
  12. 926 Chester Street (Chester Street Lofts), Oakland, CA 94607
  13. 127 Bayo Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
  14. 1411 Center Street (Cigar Factory Lofts), Oakland, CA 94607
  15. 455 Crescent Street, Oakland, CA 94610
  16. 460-468 Crescent Street, Oakland, CA 94610
  17. 3721 Fruitvale Avenue (Diamond Park Townhouses), Oakland, CA 94602
  18. 424 Orange Street, Oakland, CA 94610
  19. 330 13th Street (Golden Bridge Lofts), Oakland, CA 94612
  20. 388 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
  21. 322 Hanover Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608
  22. 3403-3409 Haven Street (Haven Street Lofts), Oakland, CA 94608
  23. 2316-2324 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
  24. 10 Moss Avenue (Manor Park), Oakland, CA 94610
  25. 585 9th Street (Market Square), Oakland, CA 94607
  26. 7100 Mountain Boulevard (Monte Vista Villas), Oakland, CA 94605
  27. 4504-4508 Montgomery Street, Oakland, CA 94611
  28. 425 East 11th Street (Mutual Creamery Lofts), Oakland, CA 94606
  29. 567 Oakland Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
  30. 1201 Pine Street (Pacific Cannery Lofts), Oakland, CA 94607
  31. 989 Webster Street (Pacific Renaissance Plaza II), Oakland, CA 94607
  32. 565 Bellevue Avenue (Park Bellevue Towers), Oakland, CA 94610
  33. 180-320 Caldecott Lane (Parkwoods Condos), Oakland, CA 94618
  34. 740 Canyon Oaks Drive, Oakland, CA 94605
  35. 288 Whitmore Street (Rockridge Manor), Oakland, CA 94611
  36. 388 Santa Clara Avenue (Santa Clara Commons), Oakland, CA 94611
  37. 401 41st Street (Temescal Station), Oakland, CA 94609
  38. 222 Broadway (The Ellington), Oakland, CA 94607
  39. 320 Lee Street, Oakland, CA 94610
  40. 3825 High Street (Villa Del Lago), Oakland, CA 94619
  41. 1695 15th Street (Willow Court Lofts), Oakland, CA 94607
  42. 1219 Wood Street (Zephyr Gate), Oakland, CA 94607

 If you are interested in obtaining an FHA loan for a condo project that is not on th list, it is possible to get a condo building approved.  I am happy to assist with this process.  It requires, among other things, the approval of the home owner’s association.

If you are interested in purchasing a condo in the East Bay with an FHA loan or getting your building approved for FHA financing, please feel free to contact me to discuss.

We also have a good place for you to see what listings are available in most of these buildings:  http://www.caldecott.com/?page=building_directory&buildings.  If you don’t see a building here, drop me a line and I can assist you with more information.

Andy Read
Broker
Caldecott Properties
aread@caldecott.com
510.594.2400 x 222

Stunning Custom Live/Work Loft in Oakland’s Hip Jingletown Art District

October 20, 2010

505 Lancaster St. #3 | Oakland
offered at $399,000

MLS# 40493227
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,870
Age: 4 years
HOA Dues: $125/mo
Garage: Yes
Open House: Sunday 10/24 2-4:30pm

Mid-level patio overlooking black bamboo courtyard

Stunning live/work loft in Oakland’s hip Jingletown Art District just across the Park Street bridge from downtown Alameda and its shopping and dining.

Spread out on three levels, this loft features such designer finishes as remote-operated window coverings and lighting, custom built-ins throughout, walk-in master closet with Elko organization system, two-story living room and soaring windows.

Spare Room/2nd Bedroom comes complete with your own stripper pole!

Truly a must-see loft, this space epitomizes urban chic and modern design.

First Floor: Modern converted/conditioned 2-car garage with built-in desk (for two), closet, refrigerator, washer/dryer, sink, Murphy bed, dancer pole, custom lighting, storage space and French doors to quiet landscaped patio. Full bath w/ custom tile, multiple shower heads, chic vanity and mirror and other designer touches. This lower level room can be used as a garage again should you desire.

Second floor: Open kitchen, living, dining area, with built-in desk and storage. Kitchen includes stainless refrigerator w/ filtered water dispenser, instant hot water, dishwasher, granite counters, polished concrete floors and large pantry. Sliding door to private terrace. Floor to ceiling windows and skylight.

Third floor: Master bedroom overlooking living area, with large master bath with shower & large soaking tub. Huge walk-in custom closet with Elko custom storage & organization system.

Marketing schedule:

Broker’s tour 10am-1pm: Thursday 10/21/10

Sunday open house 2-4:30pm: Sunday 10/24/10

Broker’s tour 10am-1pm: Thursday 10/28/10

Sunday open house 2-4:30pm: Sunday 10/31/10

Offers on Tuesday 11/02/10 by 2pm

Features include:

  • Custom lighting and shades that can be operated remotely (you can control lights and shades from car or bed)
  • Huge custom-designed master walk-in closet, with Elko organization system

Filtered drinking water with instant hot/cold water in kitchen (plus through refrigerator)

  • Gorgeous polished concrete floors
  • Floor to ceiling windows, skylight, and ceiling fan
  • Mid-level patio overlooking black bamboo courtyard.
  • Downstairs bath with custom tiles and steamy shower for two
  • Removable dance pole for fun entertainment and/or exercise.
  • The unit is gated and has plenty of street parking

About the neighborhood:

Jingletown is a unique Oakland neighborhood made up of artists, professionals, families, industry, quirky restaurants and a friendly café that displays local art and photography. Located off 880 along the estuary between the Park Street and Fruitvale bridges, it is convenient to the Fruitvale BART Station, freeway access points, the Oakland International Airport, and Alameda’s upscale Park Street.

For more information/photos about this listing, click here, or please contact:
   

 

Brad Watson
Broker Associate
510.594.2400 x231
bwatson@Caldecott.com

Kareen Marshall Geraghty
Sales/Leasing Agent
510.594.2400 x 224
kareen@caldecott.com

Willow Court Lofts :: 3% Buyers Credit Toward Closing Costs!

October 8, 2010
Beautifully Modern Oakland Lofts, starting at only $235,000!
Who’s ready for the weekend?! It’s supposed to be a great sunny one for us, a perfect day to come by Willow Court Lofts this Sunday (2-5pm) to check out these NEW PRICE REDUCTIONS + 3% Buyers Credit! 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.
OPEN SUNDAYS 2-4:30
 
For more information about these great deals or to learn more about Willow Court Lofts, please visit WestOaklandLofts.com or contact:
Andy Read, Broker
510.594.2400 x222
aread@caldecott.com
or
Jeanine Weller, Realtor®
925.200.3857
jweller@caldecott.com
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Oakland Pride Day! 9.5.2010 Labor Day Weekend, 12-6 pm

August 17, 2010

Caldecott Properties to sponsor a booth at Oakland Pride Day ~ Stop By!

Show us your love for Oakland. Show us your PRIDE. Join us on September 5, 2010 for the largest LGBTQ Pride Festival in East Bay. Check out the music, food, booths, individuals and organizations that are making a difference for our LGBTQ community.

Sunday 12-6pm
Labor Day Weekend

Uptown Oakland
19th Street & Franklin Street

$5 Admission

Four Stages ~ Live Entertainment!

Global Health Pavilion
Family & Kid Fun Zone
Food, Visual Artist & Community Exhibitors

DJs: Latin, Hip Hop, House, Disco, Electronica, R&B, Pop & More!

For more information about Oakland Pride, visit http://www.OaklandPride.org/.

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

FEATURES:

  • 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 www.WestOaklandLofts.com, and check out our open house every Sunday from 2-4:30pm.

Andy Read, Broker
510.594.2400 x222
aread@caldecott.com

Jeanine Weller, Realtor®
925.200.3857
jweller@caldecott.com

Discover Dogtown!

April 14, 2010


What is Dogtown?

Dogtown is a small and diverse neighborhood in West Oakland named for the dogs that once guarded the local junkyards. A mix of artist studios, modern loft houses, and revived Victorian homes has since replaced the guard dogs and the junkyards. True to its history, the area retains a balance of residential, light-industrial and work-shop uses.

Dogtown presents an excellent opportunity to live and work in an exciting and developing community situated in the heart of the Bay Area.

The Dogtown Arts District is conveniently situated on the Emeryville border adjacent to the Bay Bridge on-ramp. Dogtown features an eclectic mix of architecture ranging from Queen Anne Victorians to modern live/work lofts. An easy walk to Starbuck’s, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Can’t Fail Cafe, Home Depot and other retail outlets.

What’s happening in Dogtown?

Extra Space Storage is putting the finishing touches on arguably the best looking mini-storage facility in the Country! In addition to providing a new colorful structure to the neighborhood the building will have a glass-walled, 3,000 square foot retail space on the corner. The owner has been in conversations with local vendors and is planning on a coffee shop, a florist, and other neighborhood serving retail services in a market hall style format. Look for this to wrap up this summer!

City Slickers Farms has started construction on what will be a beautiful urban organic farm. City Slickers is a West Oakland based non-profit that focuses  on growing affordable fresh produce on urban farms throughout West Oakland. When completed, the park will have produce fruits and vegetables that will be sold on location on Saturdays. The park will have a community space in the front and be surrounded by a beautiful fence made from reclaimed wood and lined with espalier fruit trees.

The Dogtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) has recently applied for a City of Oakland grant for $75,000 to add street trees, motion activated lights, a new modern fence and to paint the façade of the building on the corner of 34th and Hollis St. The façade improvement will make the corner of 34th & Hollis one of the most bright and colorful in the East Bay!

Who lives in Dogtown?

In addition to the many homeowners who have lived here for 20 + years, Dogtown has become home to an influx of new working professionals and first-time homebuyers that have found Dogtown the best place to make their initial home purchase. The neighborhood has also seen tremendous growth in small, local businesses that have decided relocate to the warehouse shop spaces in the area.

For more information about Dogtown, please contact:

Michelle Vasey, Co-Owner
mvasey@Caldecott.com
510.594.2400 x 223\

Andy Read, Broker
aread@Caldecott.com
510.594.2400 x 222

 

New Listing – 3405 Haven Street, Oakland, CA

December 14, 2009

Haven Street Lofts is an intimate 4-unit complex built in 2006. Each unit has a unique floor plan with modern loft characteristics. 3405 features an open living area with soaring ceilings and french doors to its own private patio and attached garage. The Dogtown Arts District is conveniently situated on the Emeryville border adjacent to the Bay Bridge on-ramp. Dogtown features an eclectic mix of architecture ranging from Queen Anne Victorians to modern live/work lofts. 2BR / 2BA / 1260SF / $479,000

For more information contact:
Andy Read
Caldecott Properties
510.594.2400 x222
aread@caldecott.com