May 19, 2014

New Listing for Sale!

2133 Santa Clara, Unit 205
Alameda, CA

Beautifully updated unit, ready to move in.

Highly sought after "Spa" HOA. Secure building with gated parking and private storage. Elevator building. Central courtyard with pool. Inside laundry, eat in kitchen. Great Alameda location convenient to everything. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. New painting, stainless steel appliances, etc.
For more information or a private tour, please contact Izabella at 510.506.2072
Harbor Bay Realty

May 18, 2014

New Listing!

     960 Shorepoint, Unit 206, Alameda, CA

One bedroom, one bathroom condominium at 960 Shorepoint Court! Updated bathroom. Balcony with the tile floor.Near Alameda beach. Near transportation. Community Pool, Sauna, Security gate, Clubhouse, Greenbelt and Gym/Exercise.

Contact Izabella if you would like to schedule a private showing for any of the properties. 

For Sale

      1032 Melrose, Alameda, CA 94502

This Townhouse has 3 beds, 2 ½ baths, & appr. 2,004 sq feet. Built 1974. Large H model plus-space at top of stairs.Dinning room & Family room/kitchen overlook private patio.Wet bar & 1/2 bath on main level. Fireplace. Inside laundry. Inter garage access. Near shops & transportation. Community pool.


1156 Malibu, San Jose, CA

April 12, 2014

Izbaella's New Million Dollar Listing

1156 Malibu Dr, San Jose, CA 95129
Listed for $1,050,000
Single-Family Home ~ 3 bd/2 bath ~ 1,908 sqft

March 21, 2014

Buying a Home Less Expensive than Renting – by 38%!

 House in Hands Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%!

The other interesting findings in the report include:
  • Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the past year, low mortgage rates have kept homeownership from becoming more expensive than renting.
  • Some markets might tip in favor of renting this year as prices continue to rise faster than rents and if – as most economists expect – mortgage rates rise, due both to the strengthening economy and Fed tapering.
  • Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying – and rates haven’t been that high since 1989.
Buying a home now makes sense. You can lock in a mortgage payment before home prices and mortgage rates rise as experts expect they will. If you rent, your housing expense will only continue to increase.


I've had a great, but busy, start to 2014 in the Real Estate market.
I am back to keep you all informed on how the market is doing. So please continue following me.

My most recently sold property, where I helped the seller, was 3421 Solomon Lane, Alameda, CA 94502. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome is located in Garden Isle. This home was sold within a few days at $561,300.