Debra J. Dryden Sells Piedmont, Oakland & Berkeley

Debra J. Dryden Sells Piedmont, Oakland & Berkeley Real Estate Expert located in Oakland. I am here to help with any of your buying and selling property needs!
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After 37 years of representing buyers and sellers in Piedmont, Oakland and Berkeley, I continue to thrive on the diversity and challenges of my career. You can imagine the changes I have experienced since I started in 1978 when the purchase agreement was one page and before fax machines and cell phones even existed. Advances in technology have re-invented the real estate industry and not only have I stayed current, I am ePRO certified. In order to counsel my clients with the highest standard of care, I am constantly enhancing my knowledge of the latest developments and utilizing my risk management skills. Most of my business comes from repeat clients and referrals for which I am very grateful and work hard to sustain. Having been the top producer for all 28 offices of a well-known franchise company for many years, I and am now focusing on the quality and balance in my life and work. Providing personal service is a big investment of my time and I want my clients to know that they are number one and receive all the time and attention they need.

While U.S. home price appreciation is expected to moderate in the coming year, price growth in California should increas...
01/09/2018
California, Bay Area Home Price Growth Continues to Outpace U.S. Rate

While U.S. home price appreciation is expected to moderate in the coming year, price growth in California should increase slightly, putting it at double the national rate by the end of 2018. Read more in the Pacific Union blog. (Photo: iStock/NicolasMcComber)

While U.S. home price appreciation is expected to moderate in the coming year, price growth in California should increase slightly, putting it at double the national rate by the end of 2018. #corelogic #franknothaft #homeprices

For the second time in 2017, Bay Area home prices reached a new all-time high in November, while Napa begins 2018 ranked...
01/09/2018
Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Prices Again Reach New All-Time...

For the second time in 2017, Bay Area home prices reached a new all-time high in November, while Napa begins 2018 ranked as one of the best U.S. cities for staying fit. These stories and more in the Pacific Union Real Estate Roundup. (Image: iStock/sasun1990)

For the second time in 2017, Bay Area home prices reached a new all-time high in November, while Napa begins 2018 ranked as one of the best U.S. cities for staying fit. Kick of the new year with the latest housing headlines of interest in Pacific... #alamedacounty #andrewlepage #contracostacounty

For the second time in 2017, Bay Area home prices reached a new all-time high in November, while Napa begins 2018 ranked...
01/09/2018
Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Prices Again Reach New All-Time...

For the second time in 2017, Bay Area home prices reached a new all-time high in November, while Napa begins 2018 ranked as one of the best U.S. cities for staying fit. These stories and more in the Pacific Union Real Estate Roundup. (Image: iStock/sasun1990)

For the second time in 2017, Bay Area home prices reached a new all-time high in November, while Napa begins 2018 ranked as one of the best U.S. cities for staying fit. Kick of the new year with the latest housing headlines of interest in Pacific... #alamedacounty #andrewlepage #contracostacounty

Lighting involves three basic lighting types - ambient, task and accent. Here’s a look at all three and how they can b...
01/04/2018
The 3 Types Of Lighting Every Room Needs

Lighting involves three basic lighting types - ambient, task and accent. Here’s a look at all three and how they can brighten your home.

Especially during these long, dark days of winter.

Number 8 is certainly a sturdy choice! Check these out for a glimpse of some unconventional places people call home.
12/28/2017
10 Of the Most Unusual Homes in the World

Number 8 is certainly a sturdy choice! Check these out for a glimpse of some unconventional places people call home.

If you feel like you could use some inspiration to design your future home - or just like checking out the weird ideas some people have - this post is just for you! Would you choose to live in a former church, or a renovated water tower? Or how about a completely transparent house, or one that is a�...

How excited will YOU be when I put the keys to your new home in your hand? Post your reaction as a GIF
12/26/2017
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How excited will YOU be when I put the keys to your new home in your hand? Post your reaction as a GIF

If you've been toying with the idea of selling your home, don't wait. New construction could play a big part in the mark...
12/08/2017
Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming

If you've been toying with the idea of selling your home, don't wait. New construction could play a big part in the market soon, so call me today!

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits we...

These can be fun! Take a careful look at these ten houses, but try not to focus on just one. Which house drew your atten...
11/30/2017
The ‘Dream House’ You Look At First Reveals Everything About Your Personality

These can be fun! Take a careful look at these ten houses, but try not to focus on just one. Which house drew your attention first?

People spend years of their life thinking about their dream home — whether it’s one with a white picket fence on a quiet street, or one with enough room for farm animals, or one with a huge play structure for the kids to play on. Houses are something everyone can relate to — we almost all...

Did you know about all of these tips to prepare for winter? Can you think of any others?
11/20/2017
6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does in October

Did you know about all of these tips to prepare for winter? Can you think of any others?

In winter, your ceiling fan direction should be clockwise. That and other tips, like when to buy kitchen appliances, at HouseLogic.

If you’re freshening up your kitchen in any form, before you spend any money, it pays to get informed about the curren...
11/17/2017
5 Kitchen Trends To Watch In 2017

If you’re freshening up your kitchen in any form, before you spend any money, it pays to get informed about the current kitchen design trends

A kitchen remodel is the singular most cost-effective room remodel you can put into your home.

The proposed tax reforms are a serious concern for the Bay Area homebuyers and the future of the housing market. Pacific...
11/13/2017
First-Time and Bay Area Homebuyers Have Much to Lose From Proposed...

The proposed tax reforms are a serious concern for the Bay Area homebuyers and the future of the housing market. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her expert perspective on the potential impacts of the changes.

The proposed tax reforms are a serious concern for the Bay Area homebuyers and the future of the housing market. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers her expert perspective on the potential impacts of the changes. #eastbay #irs #mortgageinterestdeduction

With the vintage laundry room decor ideas on this list, you can transform a room in your house that you dread, to one yo...
11/06/2017
25 Ways to Give Your Laundry Room a Vintage Makeover

With the vintage laundry room decor ideas on this list, you can transform a room in your house that you dread, to one you actually want to spend time in.

Vintage laundry room decor ideas that will give your space a charming look. Find the best designs and get inspired!

San Jose remains the nation's most in-demand real estate market as October winds down, while Bay Area cities have the co...
11/06/2017
Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Still Claims the Nation’s Three...

San Jose remains the nation's most in-demand real estate market as October winds down, while Bay Area cities have the country's lowest eviction rates despite sky-high rents. These stories and more in the Pacific Union Real Estate Roundup. (Photo: iStock/SpVVK)

San Jose remains the nation's most in-demand real estate market as October winds down, while Bay Area cities have the country's lowest eviction rates despite sky-high rents. Check out these and other housing headlines of note in Pacific Union's weekly... #airbnb #apartmentlist #attomdatasolutions

With SO MANY options out there for home improvement, discovering the ideas that’ll increase your return on investment ...
11/02/2017
Top 5 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Home - Consumer Reports

With SO MANY options out there for home improvement, discovering the ideas that’ll increase your return on investment can be difficult! This article gives some fantastic options to do exactly this! What do you think?

Consumer Reports' exclusive survey of more than 300 real estate pros and the advice of our on-staff experts can help you make your home 10% more valuable.

A mortgage preapproval letter can put you head and shoulders above other buyers who may be interested in the same home a...
10/26/2017
How to Get a Mortgage Preapproval

A mortgage preapproval letter can put you head and shoulders above other buyers who may be interested in the same home as you.

A mortgage pre-qualification can be the first move “A pre-qualification is a conversation,” says Yael Ishakis, a mortgage loan officer with First Meridian Mortgage in Brooklyn, New York. A mortgage preapproval takes a much deeper dive into your personal finances than a pre-qualific

Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the implications of the devastating Wine Country fires on the Napa and...
10/23/2017
Rising From the Ashes: How Will the Wine Country Wildfires Affect...

Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the implications of the devastating Wine Country fires on the Napa and Sonoma county real estate markets.

Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines the implications of the devastating Wine Country fires on the Napa and Sonoma county real estate markets. #calfire #contracostacounty #johnburnsrealestateconsulting

Whether you’re designing your kitchen from scratch or incorporating details from an existing space, give these looks a...
10/12/2017
Up-and-Coming Kitchen Trends

Whether you’re designing your kitchen from scratch or incorporating details from an existing space, give these looks a once over. Pick and choose the elements you love and you’ll have the tools to create a space that’s both on-trend and timeless.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a house, and your kitchen’s design can say a lot about you and the rest of your house. If you’re looking for an update, here are a few up-and-coming trends for the design of your kitchen. Dark Floors If your walls or cabinets in your kitchen are...Re...

Becoming more energy efficient isn't just for those who want to save the environment. Whether it's something as big as i...
10/09/2017
5 Steps Toward Energy Efficiency at Home - Trending Home News

Becoming more energy efficient isn't just for those who want to save the environment. Whether it's something as big as installing solar panels, or something as small as turning off the lights, when you cut back on how much energy you use, you save money!

Energy bills are something every homeowner must deal with, but there are ways to reduce your energy bill without sacrificing your comfort. Here are a few ways you can make your home more energy efficient. Replace Your Water Heater Water heaters make up approximately 15-25% of energy costs, so gettin...

Homeowners who are tackling a few remodeling jobs before putting their properties on the market would do well to conside...
10/02/2017
Kitchen Renovations Offer Homeowners the Largest Returns

Homeowners who are tackling a few remodeling jobs before putting their properties on the market would do well to consider completely overhauling or upgrading their kitchens, the projects that offer the biggest returns on investment at the time of sale. Learn more on the Pacific Union blog. (Photo: iStock/EpicStockMedia)

Completely overhauling or upgrading a kitchen are the interior home-improvement projects that offer the biggest returns on investment at the time of sale, with Bay Area sellers recouping more than the national average. #houzz #joyscore #nationalassociationofrealtors

Can you believe that Tesla’s new Solar Roof is actually less expensive than a normal roof? And that's not including al...
09/28/2017
Solar Roof

Can you believe that Tesla’s new Solar Roof is actually less expensive than a normal roof? And that's not including all of the money it will save you!

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable energy future by creating products that are so compelling, there is no alternative. Solar energy has always been part of our master plan, and we recognized the need for a roof that is simultaneously affordable, durable, beautif...

Check out the pros and cons of different down payment amounts
09/16/2017
What Is the Standard Down Payment on a House?

Check out the pros and cons of different down payment amounts

A 20% down payment on a house is considered the standard, but it's not set in stone. Check out the pros and cons of different down payment amounts.

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08/14/2017
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The ALS Association Golden West Chapter https://t.co/HIFLWew1QF

The ALS Association encourages scientific research to find a cure for ALS, heightens awareness of the nature of the disease, stimulates volunteerism and activism, and increases awareness of government leaders to encourage support of research and patient care.

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