my home is in Redwood Heights...

In 1999, my husband and I purchased a major fixer in Redwood Heights.  At the time my daughter Nia was 2 1/2and my son was 8 months old.  I was so excited about moving into the neighborhood that I lived in during my elementary and middle school years.  I visited Redwood Heights Elementary as soon as I was in contract on my house and found several teachers from my youth in the hallways.  There was an immediate warmth that embraced me with this neighborhood.  The reasons I bought in this community was the elementary school, the recreation center, the diverse community and it was a true neighborhood that fit my budget.  I didn't want to compromise and purchase a small house that I would outgrow, I wanteda three bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a yard and a sidewalk out front.  For my husband and I, it was not important to walk to BART or a high-end restaurant, as we just loved being a quick 5 minute car ride to almost anywhere we needed to be. 13 years later I am still in my 1951 Redwood Heights horseshoe shaped rancher and I have no intentions of moving.  I have restored many aspects of the property, I know all of my neighbors and it is comforting and familiar like your favorite down throw.  Over the past 3 years my neighboring houses are selling for less,  making Redwood Heights a great place to invest.  Here you can get a larger home in one of Oakland's stand out communities.  Check out the newest neighborhood video visioned by and created for Red Oak Realty, Redwood Heights.  (continue on below to view market stats.)


Keep in mind the prices above are averages and will vary based up, size, condition, lay-out and upgrades.

Modern Landscaping

A few years ago, Liz and Eric sold their small house in Temescal and were able to buy a large home in Redwood Heights. This neighborhood is sometimes overlooked, but it's a great place to live. Plus, your money goes a lot farther compared to others. Liz and Eric's home in Redwood Heights was built in the 1970s, and they've renovated it to give a nod to mid-century design.

They also opened up the entrance to the backyard with these great double doors. It opens up the kitchen, brings in natural light and frames the gorgeous landscaped backyard.

What I like the most about their landscaping (besides that they designed it themselves) is the various focal points.  The water feature, the private corner spa area, the deck, variety of foliage and the grass.

Coming Soon to Redwood Heights, Oakland

Take shelter in your new home

As you walk along the path to the front door of 3390 Guido you will enjoy the cool breeze and shelter of the pine tree above.  Once you cross the threshold of the front door the the large rooms,  easy floor-plan and cheery kitchen will capture your heart.  This house was rescued 8 years ago.  Once a victim of a fire and re-built with plain white cabinetry and ordinary vinyl flooring, Ellyn gave this house new life and made it a home.  In the last eight years this house has had updated bathrooms, updated kitchen, new furnace, new hot water heater, seismic strengthening,  new drainage, new landscaping, new interior and exterior paint and lots of love!  Open Sunday July 18th, 2010 from 2-4 - 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, offered at $615,000

Redwood Heights, Worth a Second Look!

Students, parents, neighbors and artists pitch in to create this gorgeous mosaic at Redwood Heights Elementary School.

Wow, this week my son Miles is graduating from Redwood Heights Elementary School! Ten years ago, when my husband and I purchased our home in this neighborhood, I was so excited that my children would be attending my former school. I have been a Redwood Heights parent for the last nine years, kindergarten - 5th grade for both my daughter, Nia and son, Miles. I love my neighborhood, very down to earth, yet full of life.  Recently Redwood Heights home prices took a slight dip in price, making this a great time to consider a move to this neighborhood.

This charming neighborhood, with a neighborhood association established in 1944, is the perfect place to purchase a home. From storybook Tudors to mid-century ranch homes and prices currently ranging between $550,000 - $750,000, this neighborhood is full of value. Redwood Heights residences like myself appreciate this satisfying community with Redwood Heights Elementary School and Recreation Center at the heart. I really enjoy the social nature of the neighborhood -  it is common that folks wave to me as I am driving or walking during my daily chores.

Above you will see the newest addition to Redwood Heights Elementary, our retaining walls are now studded with a handcrafted mosaic mural the vision of neighbors and artists, Claudia Goodman - Hough and Pam Consear.

This summer enjoy the outdoors as the recreation center with “Movies in the Park” at dusk on select Fridays.  Grab a sweater and a lawn chair and head over to 3883 Aliso Ave.

June 25 - The Wizard of Oz

July 9 - The Princess Bride

July 24 - Bolt

Redwood Heights Oaktown Scavenger Hunt Winners 2010

Residents participate in an annual Oaktown Scavenger Hunt put on by parents of Redwood Heights Elementary, just one of many community events hosted by Redwood Heights Elementary School parents.


Redwood Heights Home Just Got A Cool Price Reduction

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This sunny 1940's home on Reinhardt Street in Oakland just got a $30,000 price reduction, making Redwood Heights affordable to first time buyers.  (I love the vaulted ceilings in this living room!)    I work with the listing agent, Leif and will be holding it open for him this Sunday.  Being a Redwood Heights resident, I know the inside scoop for this neighborhood.  Email me if you have questions.  - Deidre

Coming Soon in Redwood Heights!

For the last few months I have been working on this beautiful 1940's home in Redwood Heights. Every improvement that has been made over the past few weeks have been meticulously chosen to satisfy this home's new owner. I call this home Javier's House. Here Javier lived and played, and together with his mom, made many memories. This house is on an over sized lot with two backyards! In the second backyard Javier's uncle built a handsome fort which served as a catalyst for many an adventure as well as sheltered Javier and his mom from a summer's hot night. It is my job to market all of my listings in the best manor to entice as many home buyers as possible. Sure I have seen listings that fall short of their advertisement, but I do believe you will be refreshed when you visit this home. SAVE THE DATE! Sunday June 1st I will be hosting the first open house/garden party. Come, say hello and join me for a lemonade out in the garden.