Baxter's Berkeley and East Bay Blog

Real Estate Agent - Red Oak Realty



I enjoyed showing the staged, vacant unit today of my gorgeous listing, the Rose Walk Complex. For residents of Berkeley, California, this is a truly iconic property, and whenever I show this property it's a real pleasure as visitors are always so impressed with the quality of design and construc...
Posted about 4 years ago
As you drive north on the Arlington (past my house!) you will come around a curve and suddenly you're in a different village. In fact, you've also crossed into a different county, from Alameda in Contra Costa. And you've also crossed from a City with a very bureaucratic city government, to a town...
Posted about 4 years ago
A piece of legislation was just signed that should be a tremendous incentive for home buyers in California to take action, and soon! AB132 provides $200 million for home buyer tax credits, dividing the money equally between purchasers of new (previously unoccupied) homes, and first-time buyers of...
Posted about 4 years ago
In my post from a couple days ago I discussed the frustration of buyers who want a spacious North Berkeley home, ideally with a high Walkscore. I regret that I didn't patent what I use to call the "Latté Factor." It was my way of telling clients unfamiliar with our area where they would find a se...
Posted about 4 years ago
For the past week in Berkeley, CA we've had gorgeous spring weather. Starting with the narcissus, we've had a progression of beautiful things in bloom: camellias, magnolias, daffodils, freesias and now tulips, cyclamen and a deep blue California native ceanothus. It's thrilling to hear the buzz o...
Posted about 4 years ago
It's been quite a few years since I was given a seat assignment for a class, and a #2 pencil for the exam. But so it was as 75 of my East Bay colleagues and I filled the Berkeley Assoc. of REALTORS® conference room to be lead through the details of the new RPA which will debut on April 20th. This...
Posted about 4 years ago

Arlene Baxter

Listing/Buying agent, Historic to Green, 2012 REALTOR of the Year, Berkeley Association Berkeley CA & environs
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Arlene Baxter's musings on the state of real estate in Berkeley, CA and its neighboring communities, and the joys and pleasures of this area that inspire so many fine folks to want to live here. In-depth East Bay real estate market updates, restaurant reviews, architectural appreciation and garden gandering!