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    Thursday, June 28, 2018   /   by Abio Properties, Blogger

    Discover North Berkeley and the World-Renowned Gourmet Ghetto

    Quiet tree-lined streets, historic Craftsman bungalows, and the world-renowned Gourmet Ghetto make North Berkeley a unique and heavenly draw among buyers searching for Berkeley homes for sale.
    Located just north of Downtown Berkeley and the U.C. Berkeley campus, this in-demand neighborhood offers a diverse mix of single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-unit complexes. The farther uphill you head, the more you will find charming Arts and Crafts styles – the kind that put famed architect Bernard Maybeck on the map.

    A typical Berkeley Craftsman home
     
    And all these North Berkeley homes are mere minutes from remarkable restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, galleries, sidewalk dining, and easy transit options such as the North Berkeley BART station. Live Oak Park is a super friendly, easy-to-reach North Berkeley centerpiece with playgrounds, community center, Codornices Creek, tennis courts, and the site of communit ...

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      berkeley neighborhoods, gourmet ghetto, north berkeley

    Friday, May 26, 2017   /   by Abio Properties, Blogger

    Head for the Flats: East Bay Home Buyers Want Walkable Neighborhoods

    Remember when homes in the Berkeley and Oakland hills commanded premium prices and multiple offers because of their quiet suburban appeal and spectacular Bay and City views?

    Well, a new era of buyers have been flipping that East Bay home sales trend on its head. Now the flats are where it’s at, in part, because they are so walkable.

    Hot neighborhoods include Bushrod, Temescal and Rockridge – all easy walks to BART stations, bus stops, schools and booming commercial districts with farm-to-table dining, bookstores, craft brew pubs, funky and upscale shops, gourmet markets and children’s stores.
    Abio Realtor Elisabeth Watson says when she moved to the Berkeley Hills 12 years ago, the flats didn’t register as desirable unless they were very close to BART. Now she’s strategizing with hopeful homebuyers faced with a highly competitive market in the flatlands of western Berkeley and Oakland.
    “In a market ...

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      abio properties, neighborhoods, walkability, berkeley, oakland, rockridge, temescal