Catherine’s Sales Activity

New listing on the market on Friday March 23rd, 2018:

4618 Setting Sun Drive, El Sobrante


Upon entry you will be graced by soaring ceilings and plenty of windows for an abundance of light. This home offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,025 sqft of living space on 2 stories with a 13,000 sqft lot on 2 levels with the lower level ready for your imagination to turn into a garden oasis. The private 600sqft deck invites comfort and relaxation. Listed for $673,000. Open to the public on Saturday 03/24/18 and Sunday 03/25/10 from 2-4pm

Coming on the market March 27th:

527 Madison Street, Albany

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 2500sqft of living space.

Spanning over 2500sqft of living space this updated home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on the lower level including an updated master bedroom and an extra large bedroom plus a reading’s corner overlooking the deck, oak trees and the Berkeley hills. The main level offers a voluminous layout made for entertaining replete with an indoor bbq on the covered patio and a half bath. This home has been well cared for, and is freshly painted and updated. The gentle downslope backyard has been left all natural.

Listed for $1,150,000  Open to the public on Saturday 03/27/18 and Sunday 03/28/10 from 2-4pm

Quick Market Snapshot

Home prices rose both year over year and month over month, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI). Home prices nationally increased 6.6 percent from January 2017 to January 2018 and around 18% in the East Bay.

Looking ahead, the CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that the national home-price index is projected to increase 4.8 percent on a year-over-year basis from January 2018 to January 2019, with a 12-month increase of more than 7 percent projected for California, Florida, Nevada, and Oregon.  This forecast reinforces what I have been experiencing during open houses and the number of offers submitted.  Though buyers are still actively looking for a home on average a house is getting less foot traffic and fewer offers with a more “reasonable” over-asking price than before. Trend should continue in the same direction for the rest of the year especially with the threat of interest rates hiking up.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of my listings, or any homes that you have driven past or are interested in. And also know that I am a great resource for tradespeople so please don’t hesitate to reach out should you need a recommendation for a contractor, gardener, plumber, electrician etc…

And please consider me if you, your family, neighbors or any of  your friends are thinking of selling or buying their homes in the East Bay. I would be honored.


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Open House Alert!! Richmond View

Do You Need:

  1. a one-level home
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. a hot tub in the backyard
  4. updated kitchen and bathroom
  5. dual pane windows
  6. new roof
  7. a she shed or man cave or studio in the backyard with bathroom
  8. VIEWS of San Francisco, the bay and Mt Tamalpais

Then come to my latest listing in Richmond View. Listed for $629,000 this home has it all.

1635 Elm Avenue, Richmond CA 94805 is the perfect home

Open today Sunday February 11th from 2-4pm.  Do not miss the opportunity.  Offers will be reviewed on Tuesday February 13th in the evening just in time for your Valentine!!

For any more info visit: 1635 Elm Avenue or call me at 510-813-0970

Have a great day,

Catherine Krueger



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New listing in Richmond View

1900 Tassajara avenue, Richmond View

This lovely home has been tastefully remodeled with a bright and modern interior. Situated on the corner of Tassajara and Hazel Avenues, within one block of the Tassajara Playground, and in wonderful move-in condition!

Offered at $629,000

Three bedrooms, one and a half baths

Refinished hardwood floors in living/dining/kitchen

Remodeled kitchen with an open floor plan to the dining room, with new cabinets, new countertops and new appliances

Beautifully converted garage off the kitchen, currently used as an art studio, with high exposed-beamed ceiling, bamboo floors, half bath with barn door, and French doors leading to the garden

French doors in the living room leading to side yard

Full bath has original grey and pink tiles and a modern vanity

Fig, cherry, guava, apple, pear, persimmon, pomegranate, nectarine, peach, lemon, lime, and orange trees, plus blueberry bushes and veggie beds

Finished Tuff Shed in the backyard with sheetrocked walls, lighting, and electricity

Significant improvements done since 2013 include: seismic retrofit, new central heating system, dual-pane windows, landscaping

Come visit me this weekend on Saturday 11/18/2017 and Sunday 11/19/2017 from 2-4pm during open house times.


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Sales Of Homes For $500K & Less Plummet In SF Bay Area

This is a reprint of an article I just read.

BAY AREA, CA – Two studies released Friday show the number of homes for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area for half a million dollars or less is falling, according to the studies by CoreLogic and Metrostudy.

CoreLogic research analyst Andrew LePage said that the number of deals last month for less than $500,0000 dropped 28 percent in a year and the number of deals for less $300,000 plummeted 41.5 percent.

A report by Metrostudy shows that only 12 percent of new homes are priced under $500,000 because prices in suburbs are rising.

“Many first-time buyers face a daunting challenge in one of the nation’s priciest housing markets,” LePage said in a statement.

Greg Gross, Metrostudy regional director for Northern California, said in a statement, “The story in this market continues to be affordability.”

Last month, the median price for new and used homes in the Bay Area was $739,000, down from $740,000 in August 2017. The median price last month is up 13.7 percent from $650,000 a year ago as buyers bought in areas with higher-priced homes, according to LePage.

The all-time high median price is $775,000 set in June of this year.

Last month’s sales of new and used homes dropped 7.5 percent from 7,934 to 7,338 in a year. Last month’s sales were also 11.7 percent lower than the historical average for September.

Historical data for the report start in 1988.

El Cerrito Statistics since January 2017:

Median is a 3bedroom/2bath house with 1,541sqft on a 5,120sqft lot selling for $900,000 at $584/sqft.

The lowest sale so far in 2017 is a small 1/1 home on El Dorado that sold for $325,000.

The highest sale is on Madera Circle.  Home was a large 6bedrooms/6baths with 7,419sqft of living space and sold for $2,218,500.

For specific neighborhoods please contact me via email, text or phone call and I will be happy to share with you a market analysis of your neighborhood.

Best regards,

Catherine Krueger, Realtor

510-813-0970 cell phone

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Open House Alert October 15th, 2017!

Here is an overview of my latest listing in Richmond View:

More photos and info can be seen at

Come visit me this Sunday October 15th from 2-4:30pm to view this lovely home with filtered views of the Bay.

3-bedroom, 1-bath home with large, gently sloping backyard and new Trex deck and a great bonus space downstairs off of the garage.

New kitchen with brand new white cabinets, dark grey quartz counter tops and it also includes a white Fisher-Paykel refrigerator, Bosch stainless steel stove and dishwasher

New bamboo floors and new Pella dual-pane windows throughout

Upgrades include: central heat (2011), full insulation in ceilings and walls (2014), and new roof (2010)

Sewer lateral compliant and very low pest report.  Large basement with full height ceiling perfect to be transformed into a workshop, hobby room or storage room.


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Looking for a quaint fixer to make your own??

Great home in the heart of Richmond Annex in need of TLC. Corner lot with easy access to freeways and one block from El Cerrito Natural Grocery store and food annex, restaurants, beer garden.  Walking distance to El Cerrito public library and elementary school (2 blocks).  Enjoy a nice spacious backyard open to many possibilities of transformation with the convenience of a 2 car garage and extra storage room. This special home can be yours.  Listed for $475,000. Make the upgrades you want and reap the benefits. Open this weekend from 2-4pm. for photos and details.

Catherine Krueger

510-813-0970 for questions.

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325 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito

Open House tomorrow Thursday August 24th, 2017 from 9:30am till noon.

Open House Sunday August 27th, 2017 from 2-4pm.

Don’t miss this fully updated home in the heart of the St Jerome’s neighborhood. Sellers have spared no details in this immaculately updated home. Listed for $929,000

This updated, beautiful home is in St. Jerome’s neighborhood, one of the most coveted and sought-after areas in El Cerrito. The wonderful gardens offer fruit trees, veggie beds, and a lush landscaped backyard with an al fresco dining area, wired speakers for the evening ambience touch, a lighted patio, and a tree house too!

3+++ bedrooms, 3 baths

Front porch for shaded leisure and neighborly greetings

Open-concept living/dining room with a tastefully updated fireplace, hardwood floors

Gourmet kitchen with bright white cabinets, concrete countertops, Thermador stove and dishwasher, and other stainless steel appliances

Cozy and well-appointed deck with terracotta tiles off the kitchen

Main level 3 bedrooms plus an office, and 2 bathrooms including a luxurious bathroom complete with marble flooring, high-end bathtub and a custom teak vanity worthy of any 5-star hotel

Lower level currently offers a large family room, full bathroom, and a huge climate-controlled wine cellar/bar area with its own draft beer tap. Concrete counters and stained concrete flooring along with recessed lighting complete this amazing space. Could also be used as an au pair or separate living space as it has its own private entry.

Generously-sized workshop, laundry area, and more storage space

Driveway equipped with an EV car charger, attached garage with ample storage

Walk score 81: “Very walkable”, with close proximity to BART, shopping, restaurants, parks, Solano Ave, Colusa Circle, and the freeway


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