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I have invested in Downtown Oakland because 1) it's affordable 2) it's beautiful 3) it's culturally and artistically enriching 4) the weather is the best in the country and 5) its excellent access to major transportation and other bay area cities.
Mary Wells - What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One lyricsWHAT'S SO EASY FOR TWO IS SO HARD FOR ONE Mary Wells Well well well well Let's get together and go for a walk in the park And while we're walking we can steal a little kiss in the dark I wanna walk with you (I wanna walk with you) I wanna ...
 10 K and the burgeoning condo and residential market.....condos within blocks of each other....ahhhh...burgeoning tech industry ...mmmmmm........one stop place with everything about Oakland...
 One of my customers who is now planning to reside and  invest in Downtown Oakland and is a former resident of Detroit Michigan mentions that Downtown Detroit had and continues to have a bad reputation for crime. The city of Detroit is working no that image. But in the midst of this is a revitali...
A reality: There is crime in Oakland as with most cities. But I'm optimistic that the best  in people shall overcome. I am encouraged today by an article I saw in the Contra Costa Times about Oakland's potential against the landscape of the crime. Last week was a pivotal point in the history of O...
The Bay area : the most diverse area in the world.  No where on the planet will you see a fusion of cultures and a mix of diverse people adapting and learning about each other's culture...It's Salsa this week, and Art shows in the same area of Oakland downtown within blocks of each other...This w...
Come on down and see the beautiful art work August 18 on Saturday. We'd love to meet our internet fans and also show you around the area. Artists on Exhibit(Reception 6pm-8pm): Teresa Brazen Gabriela Hernandez LepeAlanna Spence Click Here to the artist's blog
Two Oakland High Profile core downtown hotels bought by a L.A. Investment group. CIM Group( which specializes in Urban areas such as San Diego, San Jose and Los Angeles) paid 66 Million for the Courtyard Hotel and for the downtonw Oakland Marriot Hotel. Major upgrades and new retail outlets are e...
Here are some things to keep in mind when you buy condos and lofts in California. The marketing agent in many condominiums represent the fiduciary interest of the Seller. It's important for you to have an agent which represents your interests at the negotiation phase. And this phase starts surpri...
A few reasons which indicate more growth in Oakland. Get in now while the market is cool. Think long term. In about 3-5 years you'll be kicking yourself if you didn't invest in Oakland. 1) Grocery chains are venturing into the area. 2) Oakland's commercial space occupancy is on the rise. 3) Plans...
Former Mayor Jerry Brown initiated the 10K program during his term with the goal of  bringing 10,000 new residents to downton Oakland. It is working. The growth has been phenomenal and more growth will occur. As in life,there are pains associated with growth. Some had predicted that the poor woul...

Michael Kelsaw

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Downtown Oakland is undergoing a quiet growth revolution. I believe in Oakland and you'll be amazed at the growth. If you haven't visited Oakland in the last couple of years, you'll be surprised.