New Beer Garden & Community Hub Set For MacArthur BART Stop Development

Farm League is opening a restaurant called Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack that will be located within a larger complex near Oakland’s MacArthur BART station. The project, a collaboration between Farm League and Ben Frombgen of San Francisco’s Bcooperative, will consist of a small indoor section with a larger outdoor beer garden and will serve “approachable food and beverage in a fun and relaxed setting.”

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On top of the world + steps to the best the city has to offer, this Corona Heights Victorian, luminous, embraced by the hills of Eureka Valley, has the imprint of history w/ a sophisticated city polish. Formal living rm w/ a handsome gas FP, high ceilings + formal dining w/ box beam ceilings give way to a professional, custom kitchen w/ brilliant light + walk-out deck w/ views – Twin Peaks to the Bay. A serene bedroom & full bath complete this level. Below are a custom library + Master bed w/ integrated office + media space & private deck. The stunning full bath w/ soaking tub, vessel sink & nat. stone tile. Huge storage + studio/wine rm & 1 car garage PKG. EZ Trans, Shop, EAT, See a Film, Hike. All in the Heart of the City!

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Why these San Francisco companies are moving to Oakland

Three San Francisco companies moved to Oakland in the first quarter of 2015, contributing to a 20 percent jump in lease activity in the downtown, Uptown and Lake Merritt neighborhoods. New office and retail leases, expansions and completed company relocations rose to more than 120,000 square feet in the three neighborhoods, up from 100,000 square […]

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Know Your Contract Contingencies: California’s Real Estate Inspection Contingency 14(B)(1)

Real estate contingencies typically fall under three major categories: appraisal, home inspection and mortgage approval. Think of these contingencies as a buyer’s and seller’s safety net. If a home does not appraise at a certain value, if an inspection reveals a major problem, or if the buyer cannot obtain adequate financing, the parties can back out of the contract without penalty.

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Oakland’s Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) Requirement

Before selling, building or installing a new water meter an Oakland homeowner will need certification that their sewer lateral (PSL) is in good condition. Certificates are good for twenty (20) years if the lateral is new.
If the lateral was only repaired or passed the city’s inspection with no repairs needed, the certificate is valid for seven (7) years.

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Zillow expects pace of San Francisco home-value appreciation to fall sharply: Should you sell now?

Zillow predicts the pace of home-value appreciation will drop by more than half over the next 12 months in the San Francisco metro area. The implications could be profound in the Bay Area, which has enjoyed one of the nation’s hottest housing markets over the past several years and where homeowners have come to expect beefy […]

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