Posts Tagged ‘west oakland condo’

Top unit of Beautiful Edwardian Victorian in popular West Oakland, JUST SOLD!

August 26, 2014

Many original architectural details remain at 1608 14th Street in Oakland, as well as structural upgrades. This charming Victorian was completely remodeled, both interior and exterior. Upgraded features include: new kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, new bathrooms with granite and tile. As well as new wiring and plumbing. Easy access to BART, downtown, and freeways. This top unit, JUST SOLD!

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JUST SOLD! 1201 Pine Street #365, Oakland

June 25, 2014

This condo at the Pacific Cannery Lofts, JUST SOLD! This unit features recessed lighting, engineered flooring and a spacious open floorplan. Building includes a dog washing station as well as a bicycle garage. Great West Oakland location. Lush walkways and courtyards. Gated community and garage parking. Don & Raynette Dunbar, Realtors at Caldecott Properties represented the Seller.

JUST SOLD! 1201 Pine Street #139, Oakland

May 19, 2014

One of the largest & most popular floor plans in Pacific Cannery Lofts complex. 2 bedrooms + den, 2 baths with 2 parking spaces. Mario Feusier, Broker Associate with Caldecott Properties represented the buyer.

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

The Cigar Factory Lofts

December 16, 2010

Spectacular brick & timber West Oakland lofts
priced from the high $200ks to the high $400ks

Beautiful and rare brick and timber historic warehouse, the Cigar Factory Lofts offer quintessential loft living in one of the hottest Oakland neighborhoods!

Well-appointed finishes and details in each unique floorplan include:

– Rich architectural elements, including exposed roof trusses and wooden beams, and exposed masonry red walls and clean modern finishes throughout including simple square moldings and smooth surfaces
– High efficiency luxury stainless steel appliances including gas stove, dishwasher, microwave/hood, refrigerator, and full size side by side washer and dryer
– Cherry cabinets, honed natural stone countertops, prep islands, and hot water dispensers in kichens
– Large tubs in all baths
– High-quality fixtures and faucets
– Maple hardwood flooring throughout
– New flat glass skylights in all 2nd floor units
– Large operable windows in light wells to provide additional light and ventilation
– Bike parking area in lobby with lockable bike rack
– Security cameras on building exterior with interior monitoring system

“Green” features:
– LED lighting throughout which dramatically reduces energy consumption
– High-efficiency gas furnaces with HEPA filters for premium air quality
– High-efficiency appliances
– Low-flow toilets and showers
– No-VOC interior paint
– Tankless hot water heaters
– Refurbished wooden windows to maintain historic facade
– Reclaimed wood flooring in common area from the original Cigar Factory
– Recycled content insulation

Contact us if you would like to check out one of these stunning lofts for yourself!

510.594.2400
info@caldecott.com

 
Listing Agent: Sara Garabedian from Red Oak Realty 510.280.2105

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!

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