Call-For-Action: Tell Congress No Mortgage Tax in Transportation bill

| Posted on September 8, 2015

C.A.R. Opposes Mortgage Tax C.A.R. is opposing a provision in the Senate version of the long-term Transportation bill that creates a new tax on mortgages to pay for transportation infrastructure. While the U.S. Senate has already passed the bill, the House has not passed its version of the legislation. Action Item Call your Member of […]

13th Annual Oral Lee Brown Foundation Walkathon

| Posted on September 4, 2015

The Oakland/Berkeley Association of REALTORS is pleased to present the 13th Annual Oral Lee Brown Foundation Walkathon, on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:30am. The Walkathon will be held at Lake Merritt near the entrance to Children’s Fairyland on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The entire community is invited to support this foundation by participating in […]

REALTOR® SAFETY: A Warning & Invitation

| Posted on September 2, 2015

*WARNING* It has been reported that a couple in the Montclair area may be casing homes. The male and female Caucasian couple appear to be in their mid to late 20s and drive a dark green Toyota sedan with peeling paint. Please be extra vigilant during your open houses and consider watching the REALTOR® Safety […]

California Real Estate Magazine: September 2015 Issue

| Posted on August 24, 2015

  September 2015 A glimpse of what’s inside this issue: The Economics of Water H2O Shortage has real ramifications for housing A Housing Conundrum Why now is the time to tackle the affordability crisis Traffic Troubles Transportation sustainability concerns grow as the population does Click here for the full issue.

OBAR Has a New CEO!

| Posted on August 19, 2015

The OBAR Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of DaVina Lara as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Oakland/Berkeley Association of REALTORS®. DaVina began her duties as of August 9, 2015. Stop in to the office and say hello!

Beware of Scams and Other Internet Fraud (Zillow)

| Posted on August 17, 2015

Scams are a reality of shopping online and offline. Zillow strives to provide a safe online community, but you should always be wary of giving personal information, financial information, or payments of any kind to people you don’t know personally. Important: If you find a fraudulent listing on Zillow, please report it by clicking “Report […]

Developers hope to keep Pyramid a beer destination (Berkeleyside)

| Posted on August 11, 2015

Many local beer drinkers were surprised to learn of the abrupt closure of West Berkeley’s long-running Pyramid Alehouse last month. The closure was part of a consolidation effort on the part of Pyramid’s parent company, North American Breweries, which says it is shifting focus to its Portland and Seattle locations. Now, Retail West Inc., the group behind the Gilman District’s […]

After 200 days in office, here are Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf’s top priorities for housing, development (San Francisco Business Times)

| Posted on August 11, 2015

Seven months into her first year as mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf is looking to sustain a rising tide of private investment while protecting the city’s existing residents from increasingly expensive housing costs. Schaaf said Oakland needs more housing development at all income levels, a policy position echoed by local planners and developers but opposed […]

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