Kathy Dittmer, Realtor - SF East Bay DRE 01323768

Kathy Dittmer, Realtor - SF East Bay DRE 01323768 Realtor at BHG Real Estate | Highland Partners; Serving Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley + Beyond Lic#01323768 http://kathydittmer.com

I would love to meet you. We can discuss many topics such as current market conditions, home values, neighborhoods and schools, the process of buying or selling a home, financing and refinancing options... or I can provide you with a list of my extensive resources. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your property search. Significant experience in all aspects of the Real Estate business Developer for over 30 years and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 2001 CAR Certified Property Manager Residential Income Property Management Expertise ● Leases ● Supervision of repairs ● Continuing education regarding landlord/tenant issues, etc. Major Strengths ● Organization ● Leadership ● Excellent Communication Skills ● Follow-through and Detail-oriented

Mission: Highland Partners is a group of top producing agents with a focus on Building Better Communities through Education and Service. I invite you to stop by my offices at 342 Highland Avenue in Piedmont and 2077 Mountain Boulevard in Montclair, whether you are a newcomer to the area or a long time resident. Please contact me personally at 510-334-2001. I look forward to assisting you with all of your Real Estate needs.

Highland Partners
12/16/2014

Highland Partners

What are the criteria for buyers and sellers when selecting a real estate firm?

If we've world together, I'd love to have your feedback featured on Yelp! As much or as little as you want to share-- I'...
03/10/2014
Kathy Dittmer

If we've world together, I'd love to have your feedback featured on Yelp! As much or as little as you want to share-- I'll greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance!

Kathy


Real Estate Agents in Oakland, CA

Timeline Photos
03/10/2014

Timeline Photos

#ThrowbackThursday - March 2008 I represented the seller of 530 Fairbanks in Oakland. The 3-bedroom 1.5-bathroom light-f...
03/07/2014

#ThrowbackThursday - March 2008 I represented the seller of 530 Fairbanks in Oakland. The 3-bedroom 1.5-bathroom light-filled Prairie-style home sold for $655,000.

Details: http://alturl.com/45kw6

Mayor Jean Quan is announcing a plan to bring 10,000 residents to the whole city of Oakland through 15 major housing dev...
03/06/2014
Oakland Mayor Wants 10K More Residents

Mayor Jean Quan is announcing a plan to bring 10,000 residents to the whole city of Oakland through 15 major housing development projects.

In 1999, when Jerry Brown was mayor of Oakland, he created the 10K Plan, a controversial urban planning project that brought 10,000 residents to Uptown…

03/06/2014

Pro Tip: If you're interested in making a 5-10 year investment in real estate in the East Bay, Emeryville may be worth checking out.

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"NOBE" (North Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville) has been seeing tremendous appreciation in home values. One of the reasons ...
03/05/2014
Housing sparks new boom in Emeryville - San Francisco Business Times

"NOBE" (North Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville) has been seeing tremendous appreciation in home values. One of the reasons is the strong community that shows up in support of local businesses.

A former Sherwin Williams factory site in Emeryville — a rare a 8.5-acre property — has been vacant for more than decade.

Despite the high cost of homes here in the Bay Area, buying STILL beats renting!
03/04/2014
10 Cities Where Buying is a Good Bet

Despite the high cost of homes here in the Bay Area, buying STILL beats renting!

Is renting or buying a better financial bet? Every six months, Trulia’s chief economist, Jed Kolko, runs the numbers to answer that question and help you sta...

Why the Luxury Housing Market Is Hot, Hot, Hot
02/27/2014
Why the Luxury Housing Market Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Why the Luxury Housing Market Is Hot, Hot, Hot

When it comes to the luxury housing market, the spring homebuying season could be a good one for REALTORS® with high-end properties in their portfolio.

02/25/2014

Housing was a big topic at the Oakland City Council meeting this morning. Some local tenants have experienced "significant" rent increases as landlords pass on the cost of capital improvements that had no benefit to them. Is that fair? Maybe Oakland needs a much stronger, tenant-focused rent board styled after Berkeley's? What do you think?

02/25/2014

FACT: As of December 2013, home prices in Rockridge were within 1% of their peak.

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#TipTuesday - It's a seller's market here in the Oakland / Berkeley area, and cash is king! Just last week, one home in ...
02/25/2014

#TipTuesday - It's a seller's market here in the Oakland / Berkeley area, and cash is king! Just last week, one home in the Berkeley Hills priced just under $2.5M was purchased by a cash buyer for well above list price... the same day it hit the market!

Free resources for sellers and buyers available at http://kathydittmer.com

"Wouldn’t it be great if Oakland strengthened its commercial tax base and became the next tech hub at the same time?"
02/19/2014
Silicon Valley Has Its Eyes on Oakland Next

"Wouldn’t it be great if Oakland strengthened its commercial tax base and became the next tech hub at the same time?"

Two years ago, I had my San Francisco dreams dashed. How was I supposed to know that the very tech boom that was allowing me the luxury of my…

Trending: Neutrals, rich caramels, and bold accent colors.
02/19/2014
Color Trends: What's New, What's Next?

Trending: Neutrals, rich caramels, and bold accent colors.

Which colors will dominate decor in the coming year? Experts share the latest research.

Tonight's sky
02/19/2014

Tonight's sky

In light of East Bay Municipal Utility District yesterday asking customers to cut water use by 10%...
02/12/2014
What the drought means for the East Bay

In light of East Bay Municipal Utility District yesterday asking customers to cut water use by 10%...

Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage.

Approaching a milestone on my new Twitter! Who'll be the 100th person to follow me @kathydittmer? https://twitter.com/Ka...
02/12/2014
Kathy Dittmer on Twitter

Approaching a milestone on my new Twitter! Who'll be the 100th person to follow me @kathydittmer?

https://twitter.com/KathyDittmer

Realtor at @BHGRealEstate | Highland Partners; Serving Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley + Beyond. Decades of Development & Property Mgmt Experience. Lic#01323768. San Francisco Bay Area

#TipTuesday -
02/11/2014
How to Hire a Contractor

#TipTuesday -

TOH general contractor Tom Silva explains what to look for when hiring a pro for your remodel

"Oakland-area home prices have come roaring back since the housing bust, jumping 26% for the 12 months through last Sept...
02/10/2014
10 hottest housing markets for 2014

"Oakland-area home prices have come roaring back since the housing bust, jumping 26% for the 12 months through last September."

To update those stats through the end of 2013, Oakland saw the median value of homes sold climb to 36%!

From Oakland, Calif., to Memphis, Tenn., these major metro areas are expected to see the biggest increase in home prices this year, according to...

One example straight out of Berkeley--
02/10/2014
Bay Area homeowners add units for family, financial growth

One example straight out of Berkeley--

[...] the family tapped its home equity and some savings to replace a dilapidated garage out back with a new, 640-square-foot cottage that will serve as office, workshop, playroom and guest room - and adds 50 percent to their square footage. The family is among a growing contingent of Bay Area homeo...

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring
02/07/2014
5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market arrives:

#ThrowbackThursday - In February of 2005 I represented the seller of a 0.2 acre lot at 2055 Leimert in Oakland. The sale...
02/06/2014

#ThrowbackThursday -

In February of 2005 I represented the seller of a 0.2 acre lot at 2055 Leimert in Oakland. The sale of the cleared & excavated land included plans for a 5000 sq. ft. house with building permits & engineering drawings.

By the end of 2007, this 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom home had been built and sold in September of that year for $748,000.

It's fun to see the evolution of the property and it's appreciation over the last nine years. Today, Zillow and Trulia estimate the value of the property right around $1,500,000!

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It's an historic day for East Bay real estate!  This $3.4M single-family home at 1200 Saint Charles Street in the heart ...
02/05/2014

It's an historic day for East Bay real estate!

This $3.4M single-family home at 1200 Saint Charles Street in the heart of Alameda's Gold Coast neighborhood just sold. The property was listed last December for $3.3M, which means it sold for $100K over asking. It was also the highest asking price ever in Alameda for a single-family home.

The c.1898 four-level Colonial revival home has over 6,000sqft of living space and sits on three-quarters of an acre. It was on the market less than two week before it went into contract.

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The lean housing inventory is causing competition and overbidding on almost all listings. There really are ways to win b...
02/05/2014
Bidding Wars: Homes Selling Over the List Price in Piedmont

The lean housing inventory is causing competition and overbidding on almost all listings. There really are ways to win but you need to be an educated buyer.

Multiple bids are driving up home prices throughout the East Bay. Here's one in Piedmont that benefited from multiple bids.

Beautiful sunset from the Berkeley hills-
02/04/2014

Beautiful sunset from the Berkeley hills-

Rosie Nysaether - Fine Homes Specialist
01/31/2014

Rosie Nysaether - Fine Homes Specialist

Nice to see so many arts-related must see and do's here:

Popuphood, Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible, Oakland Art and Soul Festival, Remember Them: Champions for Humanity, Oakland Asian Cultural Center and so much more--

#ThrowbackThursday - Lake Merritt, c.1870-1900Did you know Lake Merritt was actually the first designated wildlife refug...
01/30/2014

#ThrowbackThursday - Lake Merritt, c.1870-1900

Did you know Lake Merritt was actually the first designated wildlife refuge in North America? Oakland Mayor Merritt declared it as wildlife refuge for migrating birds in 1869. In 1870, the state of California designated Lake Merritt a state game refuge.

Bay East Association of REALTORS
01/29/2014

Bay East Association of REALTORS

How have mortgages changed in the past year?

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