The Realty World Neighbors Gallery Wall now features original photography from local student Eileen Syrop. Now 14 years old, Eileen grew up in the east bay. “I try my hardest to find the beauty in simple things, and when I find it, I love to take photos to capture that beauty,” she says.
Beside photography, Eileen enjoys film editing, cooking, and playing the piano. One of her main influences is her mother, who was an art teacher in Taiwan.
Visit our downtown office to enjoy her photography for a limited time!
Our Buyer Clients are anxious to find the following:
1. Nurse seeks “urban living” condo or townhouse under $400,000 in the Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo or Oakland areas.
2. Veteran of the United States Navy and his wife seek a single family home under $500,000 with enough space for entertaining.
3. World traveler seeks a single family ranch-style home near the San Mateo – Hayward bridge around the 880/92 interchange. Must have a 2-car garage with enough space for recreational vehicles.
RECENT SUCCESS STORIES:
1. First-time Buyer Clients and new parents of a 9.2 lb. baby boy born earlier this week will be closing escrow on their new home tomorrow.
2. First-time Buyer Clients in contract on a home with 3% credit from seller for closing costs. (Yes, this does still happen!)
TIP for PREVENTING CHEWED BASEBOARDS:
Slather them with dishwasher soap. This says our dog’s trainer Laura of Laura for Dogs.
When my stepson Taylor visited us earlier this year, he walked into the house and said, “This place needs a dog!” Perhaps I’m paraphrasing a bit but the message he was conveying is that the house had no life in it. It was cold.
We saw this as a perfect opportunity to visit the local animal shelter with Taylor during his visit. The little guy you see in the photo here is “Piglet”, formerly known as Casper. He was the sweetest, quietest little dog at the shelter that day. In fact, he was so sweet that when Taylor crouched down to pet him, Piglet very gently crawled into Taylor’s crouched lap and curled up there.
We adopted Piglet that day.
Fast forward a few days and weeks, we were surprised at what a big, hefty bark such a little dog had. We also realized that Piglet wasn’t a mature dog. Our vet said he was between 9-12 months old. He was (and is) still in the “puppy stage” and as such, needs to CHEW. Like a baby teething. CHEW, CHEW, CHEW, CHEW!
When our work schedules were such that we forgot to give Piglet a proper chew toy or bone to gnaw or if he couldn’t find my shoes (he NEVER chews Greg’s shoes — too stinky), Piglet resorted to chewing THE BASEBOARDS!
Let me say this: I was not mad about the baseboards at all. The life and love this dog brings into our home is tremendous compared to the need to eventually replace those baseboards. Plus, we enrolled him (or actually, me) in Obedience Training. It is exhausting for both me and Piglet. When we get home, Daddy doesn’t know how hard we worked at class, so he opts to be Piglet’s litter mate, playing with Piglet and being quite the opposite of the disciplinarian.
Little Piglet graduated this week and he’s enrolled in the next 6-week class with Laura for Dogs in Dublin. We strongly recommend protecting your house and making it a home. Make it a home by adopting and saving a life and protect it by making sure its occupants learn know how to conduct themselves…
For the record: I WAS mad about Piglet chewing my shoes.
Think “zen” when you approach this home in the historic Prospect Hill neighborhood of downtown Hayward! With a very active neighborhood association, this oasis is only a few blocks from the downtown Cinemark theatre, farmers market, post office, city hall, BART, restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, etc. Only a few extra blocks away are the Japanese gardens and the Senior Center.
A glass-walled living room looks onto a koi pond in the back yard. Bamboo floors and rich Philippine mahogany complete the scene in the living area. The kitchen is inspired by the best 5-star restaurant kitchens in San Francisco. To add nostalgia to the scene, the bathrooms are decorated in hot retro tones. The overall scene will be appreciated by the most artistic and eclectic folks in the bay area who work hard, play hard and rest with equal fervor.
This home will be available by March 31st. Stay tuned for Open House dates!
(Of upcoming interest: 20th Annual Asian Heritage Festival on May 19th!)