Bay Area Blog

5 Fantastic Coffee Shops in East Bay

For many people finding a good coffee shop is like finding a good hairdresser. Once you finally find one that gets your coffee order right consistently and makes a brew you love, you stick with it! Others like to bounce around and try new places. If you’re looking for a new coffee place, East Bay […]

May 9th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Don’t Miss These Top Four Bay Area Aquariums

A trip to the aquarium is fun, no matter your age. For kids, it provides an educational experience and reinforces lessons learned at school. While a trip to the aquarium is also educational for adults, it can also improve health. Researchers have found looking at fish in aquariums can lower stress and blood pressure. Everyone […]

April 13th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Best Places for a Bay Area Spring Break Staycation

Photo: Cavallo Point Lodge Spring break is almost here and that means time for some R&R. Instead of traveling this year, consider a staycation in the Bay Area. A staycation does not need to mean you’re going to stay home, rather, you’re going to take advantage of what’s available right in your own backyard. Check […]

March 23rd, 2017 by Property Alliance

Best Places for Trick or Treating in East Bay

Halloween is upon us! It’s a really fun time of year in the Bay area, but for some parents, figuring out where to take your kids to trick or treat in the San Francisco area can be tricky. Is it safe? Will there be lots of candy? Is it close? To help, we’ve put together […]

October 19th, 2016 by Property Alliance

The coolest, most unique vacation rentals in the Bay Area (not hotels!)

Staying in a fancy hotel is fun, but staying in a unique rental can turn your staycation into a great adventure! From caravans and tugboats, to castles and huts, these Airbnb rentals in the Bay area lend a one of a kind experience for their guests. — The Hobbit Hut This quaint hut comes equipped […]

September 29th, 2016 by Property Alliance

6 Best Tide Pools in the Bay Area

Tide pools offer a spectacular look into life under the sea that’s only available when the tides are low. The Bay Area has a great deal of tide pools that are home to these beautiful creatures, so we thought you’d like to see our top picks for the six best tide pools in the Bay […]

September 12th, 2016 by Property Alliance

Best Outdoor Pools around the Bay Area

With the California sun heating up, everyone is looking to find fun activities to keep cool. We compiled a list of some of our favorite outdoor pools around the Bay Area! San Francisco Hamilton Swimming Pool This facility is known as one of the cleanest pools around San Francisco, and one of the most popular […]

July 8th, 2016 by Property Alliance

4th of July 2016 Events in the Bay Area

With Independence Day right around the corner, you’re probably searching for the perfect event for you and your family to enjoy! Look no further, because we compiled a list of some of the most exciting 4th of July activities in the Bay Area. -4th of July Fireworks Cruise -Fremont 4th of July Parade -Pier 39 […]

May 20th, 2016 by Property Alliance

How to Know When It’s Time to Sell Your Rental Property

Selling a Rental Property - When is the Best Time?

There comes a time in every property owner’s life when you decide that it might be time to consider selling your rental property. However, it’s just as crucial to put as much thought and analysis into timing the sale of your rental property as you did when you initially purchased the rental property. In fact, […]

April 19th, 2016 by Property Alliance

12 Must Do Home Maintenance Items for Spring

Man Fixing Roof for Property & Home Maintenance

The snow is melted, the weather is warming up, and you’re ready to get outside. Ahhh….spring! Now that winter is over, it’s a great time to do some home maintenance; keeping up on preventative maintenance is crucial to the value of your home. Doing these small steps prevents big problems in the future! Sometimes it’s […]

March 16th, 2016 by Property Alliance