Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 8, 1940 · Page 46
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 46

Oakland, California
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Sunday, September 8, 1940
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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1940 Ti iff r- - DEVELOPMENT, REAL ESTATE AND BUILDING NEWS i ! HERATY HOMES IN MELROSE HIGHLANDS 40 Families In New Area Melrose Highlands Is Scene of Great Building Activity SHEFFIELD VILLAGE RESIDENCES 'Village' Seen By an Aviator Brilliant Coloring Marks Off Each Roof Of Individual Homes 2?M u d Homes la Melros Highlands are attracting many visitors this Fall; with these two-bedroom hornet on Greenley Drive the current attraction. The Phil Heraty organization is offering these residences. IN MORAGA'S TREE-CLAD VALE t'l """"" ' V 1 - iiiiiiiii'si'irifrmim,,,,. '"''ulJ! I III '.fV. f TiliriviYirrt: HI 1 1 lei! 'IT ft Moraga; Estates and Moraga Woodlands, the Fred T. Wood developments In Contra Costa County, present an environment especially suited to this "Farm-House" type of home. The covered porch, connecting to the garage, affords protection in Summer or Winter. This horn was recently completed. Outdoor ife in Moraga Estates The approach of Winter Is causing many people to speed up their plans for new homes in Moraga Estates and Moraga Woodlands, states Fred T. Wood, head ot Fred T. Wood, Incorporated, developer of both of these properties In Contra Costs County, at the junction of the new Tunnel Road with the , Orlnda and Moraga Highways. Wood reports active purchasing interest - in the completed homes which are now open for inspection. The building department of the organization has three homes under eonstruction, and seven are in the fanning. and estimating stage. vTaU and Winter in this sunny region ere wonderfully pleasant seasons, and the residents of Moraga Estates and Moraga Woodlands spend many pleasant hours In thetf gardens," Wood states. "People are anxious to get located In homes out here before Winter sets in. Beside being the smart and modern way tf living, it Is most healthful, as many residents testify. Another . advantage of Moraga Estates and Moraga Woodlands is their proximity to the urban centers. It is only a pleasant, 15-min-nte drive from here, to downtown -Oakland and 30 minutes, via the Bridge, to 6an Francisco. Busses now connect with the Eastbay in-terurban transportation system and with the San Francisco trains. Proximity to Oakland has also facilitated the installation of city utilities In both properties. Paved roads extend to every building site, and gas, water, electricity and telephone service are in. Both properties have been approved by the Federal Housing Administration. "Values are increasing rapidly In both Moraga Estates and Moraga Woodlands, but large building sites may still be purchased at reasonable Cost and on easy terms." Many Speakers at State Realty Meet Among the many Nationally-known leaders who will appear on the business program of the Cali fornia Real Estate Association's 36tb annual convention at Long Beach, October 8-11, will be the following, according to H. L. Gianetti, State president: Herbert U. Nelson, executive vice-president, National Association of Real Estate Boards. Chicago. 111. who will address the convention on "Real Estate Trends of the Present Times"; Hugh Potter, of Houston, Texas, developer of the famous River Oaks homes and former president of the N.A.R.E.B.; J. W. Wheeler, prominent lnnd developer and realtor of Seattle, Wash.; F. Orln Woodbury, prominent real estate operator of Salt Lake City; Col. W. M. Garland, Harry H. Culver, past presidents of National Association of Real EslatB Rnnrrf.. Porter Bruck, past president, Am erican uitle Association; W. O. Harris of Los Angeles, past International president of the Lions International. Paint Used in Movie Eighteen hundred color paint were used in the nrnn- aratlon of the animnW cartoon '"Gulliver's Travels" for the screen. Sjx hundred variants of the primary colors were used and eight months' time consumed in uuir application. Salesmanship Talk Set for Wednesday "Salesmanship in Closing" is the title of an address to be given before members of the Oakland Real Estate Board at Hotel Coit, Wednesday noon, September 11, by Mortimer Smith, vice-president and manager of the Oakland Title Insurance and Guaranty Company. Because of the important technical Information to be discussed by the speaker, a special invitation has been issued to salesmen by Norman Ogilvie, president of the Realty Board. The session is the organization's regular monthly luncheon meeting. The vast majority of realty transactions which are brought to a title company escrow counter to be closed and which fail of closing, Smith says, arc lost because the agent handling such a deal has not properly prepared it. He holds, also, that a realty transaction adequately prepared is ninety per cent closed. "Because of the important service to the buyer and the seller and the agent involved in a realty transaction, that Is rendered by the title company's escrow agent, the matters to be presented in this address are of direct dollars and cents value lo every realtor," said President Ogilvie in announcing the meeting. Emergency Rentals Plan Is Approved As tht defense program develops It is already clear that there will be need in some communities for rental housing of an emergency nature. A proposal by the National Association of Real Estate Boards and endorsed by the California Real Estate Association through its National regional Vice-president, Charles B. Shattuck of Los Angeles, plans to set up special JPHA machinery through which such bousing, where needed, might be created so far as possible by private effort, with the Reconstruction Xlnance Corporation, if necessary, as senior partner. If defense emergency housing can be supplied through private effort, with such aid as may be needed rather than through direct building by the Federal Government, it can be created more quickly, with less adverse effect on other1 existing housing, and it will have greater salvage value in any Instance where cessation of employment brings a ,c.utck end to the need of extra hous-Tieft' attucfc pointedout, ' J Forty new - home owners have moved into Melrose Highlands since his organization became the selling agents for this home development less than eight months ago, it was announced yesterday by Phil Her aty, realtor-builder. More than a hundred homesites have been sold, twenty new homes are under con struction, and others are starting each week, Heraty said. 'Modest income families from all parts of the Eastbay have appreciated the advantapes of homes in this new Melrose Highlands home area," Heraty said. "All are sold on FHA terms, with prices on two-bedroom homes beginning at $35f)0 and even for a three-bedroom home in Colonial style seldom going over $4750. The variety of sites available, all averaging 50x100, and also the vari ety of plans by which homes may be acauired have made them doublv attractive. In the monthly payments, which conveniently include taxes, insurance and mortgage insurance, the range is from $25 to $35, actu ally not as large as rent for a comparable home. ' ATTRACT FAMILIES Families with children have been particularly attracted to Melrose Highlands. Tranfportation, schools and stores are conveniently near, and the energetic educational program has merited the attention of all potential buyers. For the home owner's protection, all homesites are carefully restricted. All homes are FHA approved and inspected during construction. Climate and the surrounding view of the valley have attracted many, but to most home seekers the low cost of the sites and ease of the financing arrangements are the final selling points. We have designed three different plans by which families may acquire their homes, in cluding the following: PLANS TO SUIT ALL "The ready-built plan: Here the home seeker selects from among the wide variety of four-, five- and six-room homes we have available. "The built-to-order plan: Here we build the house to the home buyer's specifications and arrange all financing details after he has selected his site and the house he wants. "The site purchase plan: Here the buyer selects his site and arranges his own building plans, with or without the use of our plan service, as he prefers. Under this plan, sites may be purchased on easy install ments. Our service is available, if desired, when the owner desires to finance construction of his home. PWmmmmL.'' "li''i-. n.iim , . Il(..,n, mhhii.t - I i tTTI The two attractive homes, pictured above, are characteristic of the residential activity in Sheffield Village, the E. B. Field Corporation's unique development at Foothill Boulevard and Dutton Avenue, Oakland. A 'WARD-WAY' HOME fl! a Hi r m m b w mm m & workers is definitely assured, and the extensive resources of the Montgomery Ward store in East Oakland will be made available for persons interested vi building a suburban home, away from the concentrated centers of population." "Sheffield Village stands out from the rest of the landscape because of its brilliant coloring," a commercial aviator informed the E. B. Field Corporation, in charge of the property. He staled: "Each roof, with its distinlive hue, the curving lines nf (he newly-paced streets, the tiny valley with its gently sloping hills and the smart outline of the new homes, make the "Village" tand out as vividly in the map-like vista as Treasure Island in the center of San Francisco Bay." "Every new home added to the many already built in Sheffield Village adds beauty to the picture," Continued on Page 4M This home is being built through the Montgomery Ward Building Service Department for the account of Mr.' and Mrs. Garland C. Oliver. It Is located at 5501 Clinton Avenue, Richmond, three blocks east of San Pablo Avenue. The Ideal Spot for Yoga? Blew Hme RIGHT IN THE HEART OF OAKLAND NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION rooms, 6 rooms, 7 rooms 5 Many 'Ward-Way' Homes Building The first home to be built in San in the Eastbay area has continued at a rapid pace, and our desire to make this new home building service available lo more and more prospective owners is being realized. ; "The Walnut Creek area is ex-nected to be the eenler nf future ae- Lcardro through the Montgomery tivity of Ward's new building serv-Ward building service was ordered ice in the near future. A group of this week, and another, the first homes are now being planned to be .v,. a. t i, r .iu, built in this area, and it is predicted model for the city i.f Austin v, has ' r , ' that a great demand will be found also been ordered, it is announced. fr our npw SPrvico in Contra by Ralph Jarvis. Costa County. The future of Con- He stated: "The expansion of this tra Cnpta as a preat reservoir area new building service to every city for the future homes of Eastbay; "T Built by A. R. LAPHAM, Builder ot The Better Class Homes Paint Economical According to the president of a large cirporation, it is the poorest sort toll economy to let eauinment and buildings run down for the pur pose or saving on paint bills. Taint not only adds many years to the life of the property, he declares, but newly applied paint in the proper colors increases natural illumination. This, in turn, eliminates eye strain, speeds up production and adds to the physical safety of the employees. "A well painted factory is always a good advertisement for the goods produced, whether it be foodstuffs or machinery," he states. $4200 FHA ON YOUR LOT fj $25.80 Per mo. This Distinguished 3-Bedroom Home BECHTEL CONSTRUCTION Authorized Ruihlrr of PACIFIC System HOMES 3810 Broadway IIU mbolilt 75.11 OPEN EVENINGS AND KI'NOAYS , Has Large Living Room, Dining Room. Lnlrance Hall. Gas Furnace, Garage, Hardwood Floors, Tiled Sink and Tiled Bathroom. Over 300 Designs and Plans for Inspection. Complete Facilities for Planning, Financing and Ruilding Homes Drive Up Cooliilie From Hopkins, Direct to Lincoln Highland! H. G. MARKMAM & CO. MAIN OFFICE 4144 Coolidge Avenue ANdover 5 544 IU1 n IB & mm Let's, Talk Turkey! What do you want in a Home? Environment? High type neighbors ... no vacant lots or old houses . . . landscaped front yards and paved streets. Location? Exclusive residenlial section convenient to schools, shopping and transportation but out of congested centers . . . nnd a healthy, warm, dry climate. Plan? Individuality and distinction ... home of which you can be proud . . . eomfortable mart . . . colorful Restrictions? Protection for your investment against factors that tend to depreciate value. Price? Low down payment and easy FHA monthly terms that include taxes, interest and msu, nee. Listen, Mister, You're Talking About SHEFFIELD VILLAGE Foothill Boulevard at Dutton Oakland's fastest telling residential area. "Thrrp't reason" E. B. Field Corporation ' Telephon SWeetwood 6123 Your new home may be built by yourself or any approved local contractor, using Montgomery Ward materials FHA approved -Word supervision and inspection of all materials WARD guarantees WARD centralized buying Custom built to suit your special requirements Many models to see in all stages of construction sli for free list of addresses of model homes Phone or Write MONTH) MERY WARD 29th Ave. and East 14th St., Oakland FRuitvalc $700 Local 201 ! Ask for list of model homes under construction YOU'LL find this Bank especially prepared to give you experienced, prompt service in arranging the exact type of loan you need eitlier on standard bank terms or through longer-term FHA (Title II) loans. Finance at Anglo Bank for consistent help throughout the life of your loan. 1560 Broadway, Oakland Other Offices in San Franciico, San Joe, Bakcrsficld, Chico, Hanford, Lemoore, Modesto, Redding, Red Bluff Member Federal Depoiit Iumuca Corperatioa IMPROVE PRESENT YOUR HOME Under lieu, low-cost Fit A Plan You can easily enjoy greater comfort in your present home and increase its value hy modernizing under the new, easy payment FHA Home Modernizing Plan. To find out how easy it is to make such Improvements, call at the FHA Better Housing; Bureau or mail the coupon for further information. This Bureau is here to help yon Improve your home. Open afternoons from 1 to 5. I FHA Better Housing Bureau, I 1924 Broadway, Oakland, Calif. 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