Blog Posts By Date: May 2016

05/27/2016

Custom Designed South Berkeley Town Home Available Now!

Come experience the splendor of this South Berkeley town home! The spacious 1300 foot two bedroom, two bathroom apartment includes an office/bonus room, that can easily be converted as a third bedroom with an en suite bathroom. This open floor plan home provides a long list of amenities so you will experience what it truly means to be a Berkeley resident. This modern interior decor includes soaring ceilings, hardwood and tiled floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights and double pane energy efficient windows. The large kitchen is located in proximity to your spacious open living room area with stainless steel appliances to satisfy all of your culinary needs. You will find a gas-fired stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and ample cabinet space. Stone counter tops will complement the functional style of this custom area. Each of the bathrooms is comprised of lavish details built to accommodate true comfort. Spacious bedrooms allow you to unwind and relax. A private patio is perfect for watching the sunrise or enjoying conversation of those in this wonderful town home community. https://youtu.be/P1DpA7Pgvac   more...

05/25/2016

Loft in Oakland Available Now!

Tom Dolan-Designed True Live/Work loft deal for Artisans or those with artistic flair. Soaring ceilings and concrete floors, newly painted walls. Industrial windows bathe the loft in light. The central courtyard with fountain is a great place to socialize or relax in the tranquil environment. https://youtu.be/yDen6tdABy4 Cathedral ceilings will inspire! Concrete floors will welcome you. Where have the lofts gone? Many "folks" have asked. Well look no further. A true loft, to be lived in, memories created and a home to entertain. An open floor plan, for those who are looking for the loft experience, you will not be disappointed. For more information on this stunning loft, please call: 510.250.7918   more...

05/25/2016

Contemporary Two Bedroom/ Two Bath in Oakland's Grand Lake Neighborhood!

Contemporary two bedroom and two bath home available in Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood. This home is a beautiful urban oasis! Nestled on a picturesque tree-lined street, this residence features a spacious manicured front yard and an enclosed expansive front porch. Wonderful city scape views from both upstairs bedrooms. Your home has all of the touches of yesterday, with a taste of todays remodeled and stylish design, living room with gleaming hard wood floors. Artfully remodeled kitchen and baths, light filled open floor plan with walls of windows and doors leading to an enormus downstairs room that can be used in multiple ways. Updated kitchen equipped with granted countertops. Newly updated bathrooms. Large basement adjacent to a full bathroom, with abundant storage and shelving. Consider this residence your own personal retreat! A must see! For more information: 510.250.7918 https://youtu.be/irsiDM88gaw   more...

05/23/2016

18801 Mt. Lassen Dr.- Open House!

18801 Mt. Lassen Dr.- Open House!

​Beautiful three bedroom, two bath home, nestled in the Palomares Hills. Carpeted throughout, this home features an open floor plan with formal living room, fireplace, plantation shutters, formal dining area and a bay window seat to enjoy the neighborhood. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="/images/blog/2017/09/18801-Mt.-Lassen-Dr.-Open-House-.mp4"][/video] The living room opens to a gorgeous, manicured backyard with patio and gazebo-style covering. The living room leads into a spacious eat-in-kitchen. Large main bedroom suite features high ceilings, two over-sized separate closets, newly remodeled en-suite bathroom with granite counter-tops, double sink, soaker/shower bath. The spacious second and third bedrooms feature windows that capture the midday sunlight. This home includes recreation center access with community swimming pool, tennis courts and basketball courts. There are also hiking trails and parks in close proximity! Open House Where: 18801 Mt. Lassen Dr. Castro Valley, CA 94552 When: Sunday, May 29, 2016 2-4pm ​ Contact Benjamin Scott for more information. Phone: 510.289.1184 Email: bscott@adventpropertiesinc.com   more...

05/18/2016

Advent Is Now On YouTube!

Advent now has a YouTube Channel! Here you will find beautiful videos of our latest available properties and other videos from Team Advent! To your right are a few examples of what you can expect from our new channel! Click here to go directly to Advent's YouTube Channel. "Like" Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Instagram Subscribe on YouTube https://youtu.be/lAnH4Wm8S48 https://youtu.be/nCYMTXa_km4   more...

05/11/2016

Rent Control Ballot Measure Considered in Oakland!

Rent Control Ballot Measure Considered in Oakland!

On May 24 at 1pm, the Oakland City Council's Community and Economic Development Committee will consider placing a measure on the November ballot that would extend rent control to owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes. The proposed measure was written by tenant activists and includes a slew of punitive provisions including: Extending rent control and Just Cause for Eviction protections to owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes Limiting rent increases to 60% of CPI Eliminating the existing tenant complaint driven system, instead requiring landlords to petition for all increases above CPI Creating an independent Rent Board and giving tenants four out of the seven seats Eliminating rent control exemptions for substantially rehabilitated units Eliminating illegal use and failure to renew a similar lease as just causes for eviction OBAR urges you to reach out to Mayor Schaaf and the City Council to tell them that this measure will not address Oakland's affordability crisis. It will simply punish the small property owners who are already being squeezed out of Oakland. Please also attend the committee meeting on May 24 to show support for property rights in Oakland. Contact Deputy Government Affairs Director Aly Bonde with questions at aly@theobaor.org. ​ What: Rent control ballot measure committee meeting When: Tuesday, May 24 at 1pm Where: Oakland City Council Chamber, 3rd floor at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA Contact information: ​ District 1 - Councilmember Dan Kalb Phone: (510) 238-7001 Email: dkalb@oaklandnet.com District 2 - Councilmember Abel Guillen Phone: (510) 238-7002 Email: aguillen@oaklandnet.com District 3 - Councilmember Lynette McElhaney Phone: (510) 238-7003 E-Mail: lmcelhaney@oaklandnet.com District 4 - Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington Phone: (510) 238-7004 E-mail: acampbellwashington@oaklandnet.com District 5 - Councilmember Noel Gallo Phone: (510) 238-7005 E-mail: ngallo@oaklandnet.com District 6 - Councilmember Desley Brooks Phone: (510) 238-7006 E-mail: dbrooks@oaklandnet.com District 7 - Councilmember Larry Reid Phone: (510) 238-7007 E-mail: lreid@oaklandnet.com Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan Phone: (510) 238-7008 E-mail: rkaplan@oaklandnet.com Mayor Libby Schaaf Phone: (510) 238-3141 E-mail: lschaaf@oaklandnet.com   more...

05/11/2016

Possible Eviction History Changes in Oakland!

Possible Eviction History Changes in Oakland!

​Protect Your Access To Applicants Eviction History Call now or lose your rights at a huge cost!   How would you like to inherit repeat non-payers of rent because of a "hiding" law that prevents you, the owner, from knowing the specifics of an applicant's rental history when running credit reports? AB 2819 (Chiu) will permanently hide all unlawful detainer (court eviction) actions, unless the wronged rental property owner files a judgment in court within 60 days for outstanding monies owed. If the owner does not take this action within 60 days, the repeat non-payer will move into the rental without the owner knowing their history. Sometimes owners don't file a judgment for outstanding monies. Sometimes they just want possession of their unit because the situation has been so stressful and draining. This bill unfairly places ALL costs, burdens, and responsibilities for ensuring public notice of tenant defaults on the property owner with a specific time limit. If you choose not to file within 60 days, the resident gets their poor rental history wiped clean. Call Your Assembly Member Now If you live, work, own or manage a property in Alameda or Contra Costa counties, please call your Assembly Member as soon as possible and ask him or her to VOTE NO on AB 2819 (Chiu) when it is taken up on the floor. Please call on or before May 15, 2016! Here are the simple steps:             ·  Call the Senator's office listed below ·  When the call is answered, identify yourself and state that you are a member of the                East Bay Rental Housing Association ·  State that you live, work, own OR manage residential rental property in the City of                  _______ ·  State you are calling to ask the Legislator to VOTE NO on AB 2819 (Chiu) ·  Thank the Assembly Member's staff for taking your call. That's it! Click here to read a letter explaining the issue in detail and why EBRHA is urging a NO vote. Please call the following Assembly Members: Asm. Catherine Baker / District 16 (916) 319-2016 Asm. Susan Bonilla / District 14: (916) 319-2014 Asm. Rob Bonta / District 18: (916) 319-2018 Asm. Kansen Chu / District 25: (916) 319-2025 Asm. Jim Frazier / District 11: (916) 319-2011 Asm. Bill Quirk / District 20: (916) 319-2020 Asm. Tony Thurmond / District 15: (916) 319-2015   more...

05/06/2016

Advent Partners with Roofstock.com

Advent Partners with Roofstock.com

Advent Selected as the Premier Property Management for Roofstock.com Advent Properties, Inc. has been selected as the premier Property Management for Roofstock.com launch in the San Francisco/ East Bay Area! This seamless investment home platform to purchase and manage homes has selected Advent after a rigorous vetting process. Advent is proud to partner with Roofstock.com for the purchase and management of homes in the San Francisco/ East Bay Area! Check out the YouTube video below for more information about Roofstock.com   https://youtu.be/3BUEV02qD8c   more...

05/02/2016

Advent In The News!

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Advent Properties' President, Benjamin Scott, was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article giving advice on becoming a Property Manager. "A lot of landlords will have them (referring to Property Managers) collect rent and do showings. To me, that is a landmine," Scott said. Read the full article here.   more...