This morning, I was touring Zephyr's new listings.  I was driving to see a great condo in a great location close to cafes, restaurants and shops.  Easy access to the freeway, close to many different forms of public transportation.  Hmm, nice block with a nice mix of architectural styles represented. As I spied the facade, I noticed peeling paint. A lot of it. I had a moment's hesitation. The same hesitation that I suspect that many buyers are likely to have.

I went into the condo. It's a...


Last night I attended a presentation by Scott Silvera in his Oakland store, SCOUT.  His talk, Scout's Foolproof Exterior Color Schemes was fun and informative and a great plug for their no-VOC paint line, Mythic.  Scott has an amazing ability to pick paint colors that look great together.  He gave great tips and offerred color schemes for all sorts of houses (mostly East Bay architecture--Shingled Bungalows, Bungalows with Stucco, Mediterranean, and Queen Anne Victorians).  The staff...

"Thank you, Jane for the very professional way you managed the sale of our home.  We are residents of Pennsylvania, so, out of necessity, you handled many of the details that we would otherwise do including the preparation of the house and grounds for sale.  You selected ..." [read more]

Abbie and Ely Gonick
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