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Old 03-27-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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Hey, fair enough. Nothing wrong with Hayward. They got hosed with that road realignment around their downtown.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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What i was saying is that one of Oakland's primary features is its affordability and with all things being equal in both cities people be they locals or transplants will go for the more well known, and presumably more "desirable" city. We will still get transplants but at a much smaller rate. Most likely folks looking for deals will just head on over to Freemont, Hayward or out to Walnut Creek or Dublin. If our rents get to high we lose before we establish ourselves and get passed right over.
I don't think "affordability" is Oakland's key amenity. For me diversity and integration is the primary reason I never botgered looking for a place in SF. Not that long ago, SF was 20% more, but SF is super segregated, and that was a deal breaker for me. Still is today.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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Hey Jade , no i get what you're saying and that is a primary reason why I wouldn't to move to Seattle where my wife is from. I don't want to live anywhere where being black is synonymous with being poor. However while you and I and a number of other people appreciate Oakland for its diversity and integration, a much larger section see it as a second choice. I don't agree with them but I don't think we should dissuade them from coming by pricing ourselves out. In most cases once people move to Oakland they love it even if they were resistant to start. This cities bomb like that.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Hey, fair enough. Nothing wrong with Hayward. They got hosed with that road realignment around their downtown.
Hayward is, how shall we delicately put it...a bit of an armpit. Big bit.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Oakland residential tower approved

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The Oakland Planning Commission approved a 24-story residential tower on the east edge of Lake Merritt on Wednesday..

“This project has come to symbolize a lot of competing priorities in Oakland,” Weinstein said. “I don’t think you can be for affordable housing and against market-rate housing. It can’t just happen — it requires subsidy that comes from the city.”
UrbanCore's Oakland residential tower near Lake Merritt approved despite dissent - San Francisco Business Times
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Ellis Partners secures permits for 26 story, 17 story apartment high-rises

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San Francisco developer Ellis Partners has secured permits for an apartment high-rise on a parcel abutting its new Water Street Market, now a parking lot at Harrison and Embarcadero streets with an unobstructed sight-line. If it’s constructed, the 293-foot-tall building would overshadow much of the bustling waterfront district.
Oakland
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Ellis Partners secures permits for 26 story, 17 story apartment high-rises



Oakland
Great to hear about more residential projects going up. Hope some will be condos for sale as well and not just rentals.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA USA
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Philz Coffee coming to Rockridge (inside new Safeway - 6310 College Avenue)

http://www.philzcoffee.com/Store-Locations

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatTh...wntown-Oakland
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Great to hear about more residential projects going up. Hope some will be condos for sale as well and not just rentals.
Yes I know. Injecting hundreds to thousands of new residents - by way of high rise towers- into Jack London Square, Uptown, City Center, Lake Merritt, and Brooklyn Baasin will increase the activity in those respective areas, as well as add height and density to downtown Oakland, which it needs.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:42 PM
 
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Yikes.

The quality of the building and the amenities are top-notch, I will say. The appliances and flooring (carpet) were disappointing for a modern, luxury building. The units just felt bland. The windows are great, though.

Also, the neighborhood just isn't there yet. But then neither is SoMa, I suppose.
I just saw this ad for a 1 bed unit at the Grand. Now it is almost $4,000 for a 1 bed in these modern luxury high rises. Then in the older buildings, 1 beds in Adams Point are now over $2,000!!!!

Live the GRAND Lifestyle Today
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