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.

November 19, 2013

Dear Izabella,

We are extremely grateful to you for the EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE your team provided us throughout the process of buying our home. I have observed and known many realtors that have serviced our area. You, by far, have provided more KNOWLEDGE, hard work, and professionalism. Your POSITIVE ATTITUDE, understanding of the real estate market, and commitment to providing us exactly what you promised during your initial interview, were precisely what we wanted in the realtor we contracted with. And, YOU DELIVERED! Thank you very much, Izabella, and our referrals you can absolutely count on!

Your happy clients,

Anatoly & Karen Sun

September 17, 2013

Izabella Lipetski, Realtor has been awarded the prestigious Certified Buyer Resource (C.B.R.)

Realtor Award with the C.B.R. (Certified Buyer Resource) Designation
Designation by California Real Estate Academy in August, 2013.
The course objective is to help participants master Purchase Contract technical skills and knowledge - all with critical for performing the best possible job for their clients legal and ethical emphasis. By taking this course the participants learn to elevate their professionalism, public recognition and service their clients as stated in Realtor Code of Ethics and as required by Real Estate law.
Realtors who receive the C.B.R. Designation have successfully completed the advanced course on Purchase Contract and risk management. They acquired a professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. By obtaining her C.B.R. Designation, Izabella has shown her continued commitment to upgrading her knowledge and skills as a Realtor.

California Real Estate Academy 

Million Dollar Home Sold with Izabella's help

Gorgeous Bay View Home
7 Castlebar Pl, Alameda, CA 94502
Approx 4,958 Sq Ft
4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths
Beautiful view
Master has tub with jets
2 fireplaces and elevator

Izabella Lipetski represented the buyer
Not intended to solicit currently listed properties

Alameda MarketWatch

I am currently working with qualified buyers who would love to make Alameda their home. Having already represented buyers and sellers in your neighborhood this year, I am adept at ensuring a smooth, seamless process. If you or anyone you know is interested in a confidential one party showing to a highly qualified buyer, or if you’d like to discuss listing your home, please don’t hesitate to contact Izabella Lipetski.
Here’s Helpful Information To Help You Understand The Value Of Your Biggest Investment.

Homes Currently For Sale…

Sq. Ft.
Yr. Built
Asking Price
1178 Park Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
4 bd/ 2 ba
1,791 sqft
2101 Mosley Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
4 bd/ 2.5 ba
2,219 sqft
776 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
4 bd/ 2 ba
1,914 sqft
2128 Chipman St, Alameda, CA 94501
4  bd/ 2.5 ba
2,219 sqft
3251 Calhoun St, Alameda, CA 94501
2 bd/ 1 ba
1,397 sqft

Sold Properties 

Sale $
Sq. Ft.
Yr. Built
1800 Nason St, Alameda, CA 94501
1,598 sqft
Aug 21, 2013
916 Paru St, Alameda, CA 94501
2,431 sqft
Aug 16, 2013
214 Diapian Bay, Alameda, CA 94502
1,972 sqft
Aug 15, 2013
418 McDonnel Rd, Alameda, CA 94502
 1,625 sqft
Aug 15, 2013
1107 Fontana Dr, Alameda, CA 94502
1,584 sqft
Aug 16, 2013

Average Alameda Listing Price     $665,590          +5.4%         Week ending  Aug 28     
Median Alameda Sales Price          $628,000         +25.6%          May ’13- Jul ‘13

BUYING OR SELLING a home can be one of the most exciting and stressful times in your life. If you need assistance, I value my clients and am committed to working with passion, professionalism and confidentiality on your behalf. Contact me, and I will utilize my years of experience to help you navigate the ever-changing real estate market.                       

Izabella Lipetski, Realtor
CA DRE License #: 01372992