Thursday, June 07, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
We are filled with Dub Nation pride these days! But it also is starting to sink in for Golden State Warriors fans that our home team won't be playing in Oakland's Oracle Arena for much longer. The NBA stars are scheduled to move to a new complex in San Francisco in late 2019.
Oracle Arena is an aging facility, despite a 1997 renovation. But it has been blessed with a storied history and a magical home-court advantage – one of the best in the NBA – that no one fully understands (even if they claim to).
The Dub Nation surely will follow their Warriors to S.F. when they walk off the Oracle Arena’s hardwood for good. But that is not the end of the Oakland arena’s story.
There’s a rich history. There’s a future. And we are feeling downright sentimental about all of it. Indulge us…
1. Arena's Place in Sports History
Jim Hadnot, a center for the Oakland Oaks, the first basketball team to play ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
The latest East Bay buzz is about how people are flocking to see Walnut Creek homes for sale, especially commuters and millennials drawn to downtown housing for its increasingly hip urban-suburban vibe.
New condos built near the Walnut Creek BART station are the latest draw for buyers, especially first-timers who are priced out of San Francisco. The Riv condo project, for example, just added 48 homes to the market, and developers recently broke ground on the THREE luxury condos by Lenox.
That got us thinking about other exciting downtown Walnut Creek developments. Check out these new and soon-to-be favs:
Patrick Dougherty's architectural artwork.
World-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty, who weaves willow tree saplings into giant whimsical shapes, has created a temporary public art installation titled "Sure Enough" in Civic Park, thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts grant secured by the city and Bedford G ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
The generation mocked for spending too much cash on avocado toast and $4 lattes is now the largest prospective home buying generation of our time. And these millennials are hungry for some East Bay real estate.
If you want to sell your house in Oakland, Walnut Creek, or elsewhere, you should know what your prospective buyer wants.
Let’s start by defining the generation. Millennials are 20 to 36 years old, with peak births in 1990. That means a surge of millennials will turn 30 soon – and 30(ish) is the national average age of first-time homebuyers.
You’ve probably heard about how poorly millennials are faring in today’s housing market. The number of hopeful buyers far outnumbers the meager number of homes for sale, and the winners are bidding way over the list prices.
Realtor.com recently identified San Jose – where the median list price is $1.24 million, gu ...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Summer blockbuster season is fast approaching, and two highly anticipated Oakland movies will play major roles in theaters.
So, grab some popcorn and settle in as we give you a preview of these breakout indie films that had Sundance buzzing earlier this year and have us buzzing with hometown pride. Watch the latest trailers, linked below.
Sorry to Bother You
Hip-hop artist Boots Riley set his directorial debut in his hometown of Oakland, where he and his crew attracted plenty of attention while filming this quirky sci-fi satire last summer.
“Sorry to Bother You” tells the story of a black telemarketer who uses a “white voice” to move up the ranks. He lives in an Oakland garage with his activist-artist girlfriend. The star-studded cast includes Danny Glover, David Cross, and Patton Oswalt.
The surreal feature film was a hit at Sundance this winter and was the centerpiece of the San ...
Friday, April 27, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
We have kids. We get it. Spending a beautiful Sunday afternoon touring East Bay homes for sale isn’t magical fun for little ones. They get bored. They get squirrelly. And at some point, not even snack bars, juice boxes, or your iPhone will short circuit that impending meltdown.
So that’s when you promise to end a real estate day with a special brand of East Bay family fun.
As Abio Properties’ co-founder Linnette Edwards says, exploring these kid-friendly places isn’t just a bribe (yeah, we said it) so your children will let you see “just one more" Berkeley home for sale. It’s an opportunity to discover what Alameda and Contra Costa counties have for families.
So, go get spacey at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Scream for iScream in Berkeley. Stretch fidgety legs at Codornices Park. Blow them away with a warehouse filled with pinball machines at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. Fuel up with a slice of Zachary’s deep dish. Heck ...