Emily, I bought a lovely Arts and Craft 2-bedroom home in Oakland, not knowing that I would listen…
Margot Faubion
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I’m really sorry you had this experience, but this is *exactly* what I’m talking about. I’ve been an Oakland resident for 10 years and I’ve lived in every area — from West Oakland to East Oakland & in-between, and I can tell you that Oakland is an amazing place to live (I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!), but it’s NOT for everybody. In my opinion, it’s not exactly for the type of person who is willing to spend $700k on a 2-br bungalow on a tiny lot.

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