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Posted in BUYERS, ELMWOOD, FEATURED PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOOD, OAKLAND, ROCKRIDGE with tags , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2014 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

66th St color sketch

The list price of my new 3+bed/2 bath Rockridge listing at 445 66th Street is $850,000. This slightly exceeds last month’s East Bay median home price – a landmark $824,000!


Stop by this SUNDAY May 25 from 2 to 5pm. Take a look at this Lower Rockridge Craftsman near BART, Rockridge and Elmwood.

Walk Score 94.

The property at 445 66th Street, cross street Dana, is tastefully remodeled. Its handsome cook’s kitchen includes marble counters and six-burner stove. Beautiful landscaping features deck, patio and magical gardens. Fenced backyard. Driveway provides parking for three cars.

Recent Sales in The Claremont Hills

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, ELMWOOD, FEATURED PROPERTIES, OAKLAND, ROCKRIDGE on December 12, 2013 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

60 Hiller -- color sketch

60 Hiller Drive, Oakland
List $1,495,000 — SOLD OVER ASKING

45 Alvarado -- color illustration
45 Alvarado Road, Berkeley
List $1,495,000 — SOLD OVER ASKING

The Claremont Hills November sales data show the following:

Zip code 94705 — median sales price $1,230,000
7% increase from last November 2012
24% decrease from October 2013

Zip code 94618 ZIP — median sales price $939,000
9% increase from last November 2012
13% decrease from October 2013

Pacific Union’s East Bay region — median sales price $752,000
14% increase from last November 2012
3% increase from October 2013

NOTE: Pacific Union’s East Bay region includes Albany, Piedmont,
El Cerrito,Kensington, and certain ZIP codes within Berkeley and Oakland (but not all).

Julie Nachtwey
Berkeley/Oakland Specialist Since 1986

Julie Nachtwey

Pacific Union and Christie’s International Real Estate | A Member of Real Living
C 510.376.7440 | | | #00922389

Your referrals are always welcomed!

“Walkers Paradise” in Rockridge

Posted in OAKLAND, ROCKRIDGE on March 18, 2013 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert


6457 COLBY color sketch

Craftsman has Walk Score 97 


Such a pretty remodeled 3++/2+ Craftsman – and just blocks to

Rockridge BART, shops, cafes. As stated on

More information and photos on

“Daily errands don’t require a car.”

Light-filled eat-in kitchen opens to sunny deck with space for dining

and a BBQ.

Lots of room including formal living and dining rooms, plus family room.

Main floor also includes a bedroom with full bath.

Upstairs offers two bedroom and full bath, plus lots of storage. Master

Bedroom has almost floor-to-ceiling windows for enchanting views.

Lower level is finished office space with built-ins and separate entrance.

Two-car garage and long driveway offer plenty of off-street parking.

Fully-fenced yard features a lovely Zen garden.

THREE SUNDAY OPEN HOUSES: March 17, 24 and 31

PRICE: $895,000

LISTING AGENT: Julie Nachtwey, Pacific Union International  home office 510.540.8743   cell 510.376.7440




Posted in EVENTS, OAKLAND, ROCKRIDGE on October 14, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Rockridge Street Fair

My husband Fred was helping me take down signs on our way home from my Sunday open house at 415 63rd Street in Rockridge.  Suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of a party…

User-friendly Rockridge retail district had moved to the middle – middle of the street, that is. Independently-owned stores, restaurants and local groups hosted the entire neighborhood during a street fair Sunday, October 9.  We were instantly drawn into the festivities.

Delicious food and drinks were ours to sample as we walked along College Avenue, from Alcatraz all the way up to Manila Avenue. Our favorite highlights included young circus arts performers and the wellness area, where you could get a massage. We loved the music and festive atmosphere.






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What’s in a blanket?

Posted in ROCKRIDGE on February 4, 2010 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

What’s in a blanket?  Warmth? Protection? Safety?  Love?  All of the above are woven into blankets by Hiroko Kurihara.  I was fortunate enough to meet Hiroko at a holiday trunk show several years ago.  The blanket cloak I purchased from her has been a favorite of mine ever since.