BERKELEY SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT: AMOEBA MUSIC BERKELEY

April 19, 2014 Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Berkeley’s Famed Amoeba Music Even before moving to the Bay Area I had known about Amoeba Music. One of the stalwarts of classic record stores, Amoeba Music has been noted in countless articles and features discussing the extinction of the independent music store. The business has three locations across the West Coast, but you don’t […]

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BERKELEY CA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE: More Inventory on the Horizon?

Posted by: Arron Sweeney

How’s the Berkeley CA Real Estate Market?   Let’s take a look at the Berkeley CA Real Estate Market. As of Sunday, April 13th there were 47 sales pending in the market overall, leaving 36 listings still for sale. The resulting pending ratio is 56.9% (47 divided by 83). So you might be asking yourself, […]

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TOP 2%: THE BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL RANKING

April 18, 2014 Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Berkeley High Ranked Among the Top In the Nation Considering the fact that there are 26,407 public secondary schools in the United States, according to the US Department of Education, being ranked as number 623 is not too bad for the Berkeley High School national ranking. As reported by the Washington Post, this puts Berkeley […]

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BERKELEY CALIFORNIA EVENTS: April 10th – April 16th

April 9, 2014 Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Your Berkeley California events listings for April 10th – April 16th Ayelet Waldman Book Reading: National best-selling author Ayelet Waldman reads from her new novel “Love and Treasure.” This Berkeley resident’s published works include “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” and “Red Hook Road.” Thurs., April 10, 5–6 p.m.  U.C. Berkeley, Morrison Library, Berkeley. Free. Open […]

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BERKELEY CALIFORNIA EVENTS: April 2nd – April 9th

April 1, 2014 Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Your Berkeley California events listings for April 2nd – April 9th Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: One of the greatest dance troupes in America returns to Berkeley for seven back-to-back performances. Tues., April 1, 8 p.m. UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way, Berkeley, $30-$90. Performances through April 6. Music Together Free Day: Come and check […]

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TOP BERKELEY OVERBIDS FOR MARCH 2014

Posted by: Arron Sweeney

The Buying Frenzy Continues It’s no secret that in the current real estate marketplace here in Berkeley, buyers far outnumber sellers. Until those numbers meet in the middle we can expect to see yet another year of mind-boggling Berkeley overbids. How long will this continue? It’s truly hard to say. Many factors contribute to this […]

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HAVE YOUR CAKE AND GIVE BACK, TOO – BERKELEY’S PHILANTHROPIC CAFÉ

March 27, 2014 Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood is home to a cafe based on community and philanthropy. How many times throughout the year are we reminded by either non-profits or financial planners that the money we spend on our daily lattes and espressos could go to a better use? They say that those $3 to $4 (sometimes $5) venti […]

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TWO GREAT BERKELEY RUNNING ROUTES TO GET YOU MOVING

Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Do you prefer running hills or flat ground? Berkeley has both – discover two great Berkeley running routes: Whether you like the challenge of tackling a steep incline or, like me, would rather enjoy the ease of a flat road to reach your personal best, there are two great Berkeley running routes that can help […]

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TWO THINGS SELLERS CAN DO TO MAKE THEIR BERKELEY HOMES STAND OUT

March 26, 2014 Posted by: Arron Sweeney

As you may already know, Berkeley home buyers often see a LOT of houses while they are house hunting. This creates a dilemma for home sellers – how do you stay in the forefront of the buyers minds? How do you “win-out” over your competition? Let’s assume you’ve done everything possible to increase curb appeal and […]

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BERKELEY CALIFORNIA EVENTS: March 26th – April 2nd

Posted by: Arron Sweeney

Your Berkeley California events listings for March 26th – April 2nd Turning the Mind to Goodness: Learn about the four thoughts of mind in traditional Tibetan teachings during a lecture by Mark Henderson. These thoughts: rarity of human birth, impermanence of life, defects of samaras, and the law of cause and effect will help you experience […]

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