Posts Tagged ‘Shalene Rose’

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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4117 Terrace Street in Oakland, JUST SOLD!

December 1, 2014

Brown shingle craftsman in the heart of Piedmont Avenue shopping and dining district, and just blocks away from Macarthur BART and Temescal shops and restaurants. Hardwood floors, dark wood trim, many gorgeous original light fixtures, a Claw foot tub in bathroom upstairs, and many other authentic period details grace this charming home. This home has a Walkscore of 97, & SOLD for well over the asking price! Michael Braillard & Shalene Rose, Realtors® at Caldecott Properties represented the seller.

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Adorable picket fenced Victorian at 417 Haven Street in Martinez – JUST SOLD!

August 8, 2014


This home located on a corner lot near downtown Martinez, JUST SOLD! Old world charm with gorgeous moulding, refinished wood floors. Freshly painted throughout. Updated kitchen with fabulous open layout, newer appliances, & granite counter tops in both kitchen/bath. Dual pane windows throughout the home. Paver stoned patio in backyard. Nice sized attached garage. Michael Braillard & Shalene Rose, Realtors® with Caldecott Properties represented the seller.


JUST SOLD! 3816 Enos Avenue, Oakland

July 18, 2014

This charming, bright, & airy 1940s traditional home located on a fantastic street in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood, JUST SOLD! This vintage home features era light fixtures & door knobs, built in ironing board, original kitchen cabinetry & tile in pristine condition, crown moulding throughout & random plank wood flooring. Michael Braillard & Shalene Rose, Realtors® with Caldecott Properties represented the seller.

JUST SOLD! 2626 Minna Avenue, Oakland

July 18, 2014

This adorable, bright & airy, Mediterranean bungalow located on a corner lot in Oakland’s Allendale neighborhood, JUST SOLD! The home features tons of charm with crescent shaped doorways & windows. Hardwood floors throughout. Open floor plan plus checkerboard linoleum, Wedgewood stove, newer cabinetry, farm sink, & butcher block counter tops in kitchen. Both bedrooms are a nice size & have generous closet spaces. Great curb appeal but easy maintenance front yard & raised garden boxes in the back. Michael Braillard & Shalene Rose, Realtors® with Caldecott Properties represented the seller.

Caldecott’s Shalene Rose featured in the SF Chronicle!

July 20, 2011

S.F., Oakland in top 10 most walkable U.S. cities

Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hoofing it to shops and services is easy in San Francisco and Oakland, according to a survey being released today that ranks the two among the top 10 most walkable big cities in the country.

Among the nation’s 50 largest cities, San Francisco was the second most walkable, after New York, and Oakland ranked 10th, said Seattle’s Walk Score, which assigns numerical ratings on a scale of 1 to 100 that quantify how close any address is to amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, schools and parks. Being within one-quarter mile of destinations garners the highest ratings.

An independent report from CEOs for Cities showed that each Walk Score point was worth $3,000 in home value.

“Since the MLS prohibits using the word ‘walking’ with marketing, Walk Score offers a nondiscriminatory interpretation, provided by a third party, of where the property is located in relation to stores, restaurants, public transportation,” said Francine Di Palma, an agent with Pacific Union in San Francisco. “More buyers, young and old, want to be in an area where services and amenities are easily available and Walk Score assists with this.”

Access to amenities

Dense neighborhoods with easy foot access to amenities have serious upsides for both society and the environment, experts said.

“As gasoline gets more expensive and as Americans begin to grapple seriously with what to do about climate change, we’re seeing the end of the old American dream of big homes and easy driving, with a renewed focus on urban living as the ideal,” said Gabriel Metcalf, executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association think tank. “I think it’s a great sign to see people caring about Walk Scores when they decide where to live.”

Both San Francisco (Walk Score: 84.9) and Oakland (Walk Score: 68.2) are full of areas that offer lively destinations, Walk Score said.

“San Francisco has 31 neighborhoods we refer to as walkers’ paradise with scores of 90 or higher,” said Josh Herst, Walk Score CEO, citing Chinatown, the Financial District, Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Telegraph Hill and Nob Hill as among them.

Oakland’s most-walkable areas include Downtown, Civic Center, Chinatown, Lakewide, Old City, San Pablo Gateway, Piedmont Avenue and Waverly.

Homes near shopping

“Oakland has areas like Piedmont and Rockridge with a lot of single-family homes close together but also close to shopping areas,” said Matt Lerner, Walk Score chief technology officer. “It’s expensive because it’s such a desirable form of housing with the benefits of single-family homes such as yards, but near to restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops.”

But more-affordable transit-oriented developments such as Fruitvale Village also ranked high, he said.

Started in 2007, Walk Score soon became ubiquitous in real estate ads, with agents touting properties’ walkability. The company said more than 10,000 websites now feature its neighborhood information, which includes a suite of mapping and data services.

“It adds more information to what people are seeing online,” said Shalene Rose, an agent with Caldecott Properties in Oakland. “These days, buyers can gain a lot of knowledge about a property before venturing out to actually see it. If they don’t know the area that well, the Walk Score helps them know what type of neighborhood it is, and they can assess whether it’s worth going to an open house.”

Walk Score said its unique proposition is putting a quantitative rank on walkability.

“We try to make it very easy for people to compare the houses they’re looking at,” Lerner said. “One reason it’s caught on is that it’s very personal: Every house has a Walk Score.”

Top 10 walkable cities

Walk Score ranked the 50 largest U.S. cities by how easily residents can walk to amenities like shops, restaurants and parks, on a scale of 1 to 100.

1. New York (85.3)

2. San Francisco (84.9)

3. Boston (79.2)

4. Chicago (74.3)

5. Philadelphia (74.1)

6. Seattle (73.7)

7. Washington, D.C. (73.2)

8. Miami (72.5)

9. Minneapolis (69.3)

10. Oakland (68.2)

Source: Walk Score

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This article appeared on page D – 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Caldecott Welcomes New Agents Shalene Rose and Nina Chalmers

January 18, 2011

It is our pleasure to welcome 2 new agents to Caldecott Properties: Shalene Rose and Nina Chalmers!

Shalene began her real estate career with Wells and Bennett Realtors, where she was among the top ten agents in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated with a degree in Ecology/Biology from San Francisco State University. Shalene has lived in the East Bay since 2000 and currently lives in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland with her son Keaton, dog Fibi, and husband Cortt Dunlap, owner of Awaken Café, a green espresso bar and art gallery in the heart of downtown Oakland.

Committed to ecologically and socially responsible business, Shalene donates a portion of every sale to the Bay Institute, a local environmental organization working to protect and restore our bay.

Shalene can be reached on her cell phone at 510.381.3117, email, or visit her website

Nina is an award winning, top producing Realtor that draws on her 15 years of experience that includes residential sales, project management and relocation consulting most recently with Coldwell Banker in Orinda, CA. While working as a Relocation Consultant, she was instrumental in effecting numerous successful transfers throughout the U.S. for employees of Fortune 500 companies: AT&T, International Paper, Ross Stores, CIT Financial Services, Macromedia, Exxon, State Farm, Northrop Grumman, US Secret Service and Sempra Energy

Nina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University where she majored in History and English. Prior to entering the real estate business, she taught high school English. Nina has been a volunteer for Children’s Hospital, the Assistance League, and ARF\Animal Rescue Foundation and is an active member of American Association for University Women. In addition, she is board member and Chairman of the Architect Committee for her Homeowners Association. Nina is an active tennis enthusiast who has translated her drive for winning on the court into being a winning Realtor.

Nina can be reached on her cell phone at 925.253.8939 or email

For Shalene’s agent page, click here.

For Nina’s agent page, click here.

Welcome to the Caldecott Family, Shalene and Nina!