Friday, February 9, 2018

Boring wood Beetles? Or exciting!

This home on my block was listed in sep 2015 for $988k, it sold in October 2015 for 1.321m. It was listed in Dec 7 2017 for 1.299m, it just closed for 1.45m. About 9% over a year for appreciation; our median price appreciation between 2016 & 2017 for a 3 bedroom home in Alameda was 9%. If it's being tented then it had wood boring beetles. It's a wood shingle home so this was smart to protect their investment. Beetles eat hardwood and the only way to kill them is to tent. Termites reside in the ground, come up to eat the softer wood and then go back in the ground. I have ready many many pest inspection reports so helping people understand these reports is integral to my work. #kaakepropertieslivealameda #alainpinelrealtors

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fall Colors in the East End of Alameda

Fall color on the East End

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Are first impressions lasting impressions?

I created this short video to show how first impressions are true of homes as well as people.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Live Alameda video

I created this video to showcase some fun Alameda moments and give people an introduction to the unique services I provide my clients.

Live Alameda from Kaakeproperties on Vimeo.