April 25, 2015

Average SF home rent has jumped nearly 15 percent in the past year — to $3,129 last month.

 Read more at- http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/04/22/rents-soar-in-san-francisco-up-37-percent-nationwide

April 23, 2015

See how much income you'd need to afford a home in most California cities

California median home prices have risen by $120,000 in the last three years, once again putting them out of reach of most households in the state.   The median sales price for homes in California - the middle-priced home in a ranked list - was $393,000 in January 2015, according to real estate tracking firm Zillow.com.   A household would need to make about $78,000 a year to reasonably afford a home at that price, assuming a 20 percent down payment. Almost two thirds of the state's households make less than $78,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  The household income needed to afford a median-priced home ranges from $27,000 in the farming town of Tulare to $442,000 in the Silicon Valley town of Palo Alto.   This graphic shows the amount of income a household would need to buy the median-priced home in each California city with more than 30,000 residents.
Go here to read more and see the graph:  

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article13255952.html#storylink=cpy

S.F., Oakland and San Jose named worst cities in the U.S. for renters

No newsflash here: San Francisco, after recently beating out Manhattan for both price and scarcity of offerings, has been crowned the worst city in the country for renters. But according to Forbes, the second worst city is not Manhattan. It’s Oakland. And the third worst: San Jose.
Studying the jump in rents from the last quarter of 2014 to now, as well as the vacancy rate, median household income, % of income paid for housing, as well as comparing the cost of renting to that of covering the average mortgage, Forbes listed the best and worst rental markets.
And apparently, the whole Bay Area kind of sucks: KQED writes “Over the past year, vacancy rates for all three cities are under 4% and rental costs have surged 12.8% in SF, 10.5% in Oakland, and 11.3% in San Jose. Will the bubble ever burst? Or are we all destined to be priced out, singing a bitter elegy for our former hometowns on our way out?”
To read more, go to:  http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/04/21/sf-oakland-and-san-jose-named-3-worst-cities-in-the-usa-for-renters/

March 12, 2015


This Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th from 2pm - 4pm.

1548 Buena Vista, Alameda, CA 94501

This house is a must see! Beautifully updated and ready to move in.

March 9, 2015

*Beautifully Updated Alameda Home*

A Must See! Stylishly updated home. The inviting 1-story design is bright & spacious. Hardwood & tile flooring, updated bathrooms, new landscaping, updated kitchen w/ granite counter top & nook, nice porch. Fireplace in the living room. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. 
1548 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Listed by Izabella Lipetski

January 20, 2015

January Market View for Alameda

      Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and had a very Happy New Year! 

Average Listing Price

  • $818,730 +86,804
  • +11.9%
  • week ending Jan 14

Median Sales Price

  • $671,000
  • +51,000
  • +8.2%
  • Oct '14 - Jan '15

  • 29 Homes for Sale
  • 3 Open Homes
  • 463 Recently Sold
  • 51 Foreclosures
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed

December 2, 2014

Alameda Real Estate Market View

Average Listing Price

  • $834,256
  • for week ending Nov 19

Information deemed reliable, not 
  •  -$8,372
  • -1.0%

Median Sales Price

  • $725,000
  • Aug '14 - Nov '14
  •  +$107,500
  • +17.4%

Home Standings

39 Homes for Sale
490 Recently Sold
47 Foreclosures