Although some segments of the Bay Area's housing markets are slowing, properties in Alameda County are still commanding substantial premiums. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a deeper look at the East Bay numbers, as well as related market data from around the Bay Area.
May 26, 2016 • Posted in East Bay
Schools, a nearby thriving commercial strip, and attractive homes all make Berkeley's Thousand Oaks a popular place to settle down, and its geology lends the neighborhood a unique, rugged appearance. But as in other sought-after East Bay enclaves, home shoppers should be prepared for plenty of competition.
February 17, 2016 • Posted in East Bay
The island city of Alameda is no longer a local secret. It has become a highly desirable location for both East Bay homebuyers and those coming from San Francisco, and its East End neighborhood offers plenty of big pluses.
October 15, 2015 • Posted in East Bay
As in other highly walkable and vibrant East Bay neighborhoods, demand for real estate in Oakland's Grand Lake remains intense, driving up home prices and ensuring speedy sales.
September 4, 2015 • Posted in East Bay
Tech workers who are priced out of San Francisco's exorbitant real estate market aren't the only Bay Area residents scrambling for homes in the East Bay. Recently ranked as one of the country's top 10 colleges and a perennial breeding ground for entrepreneurs, the University of California, Berkeley is also a prominent driver of demand for East Bay real estate.
July 8, 2015 • Posted in East Bay
East Bay home shoppers in search of a favorable location and relatively affordable real estate when compared with neighboring communities should put El Cerrito on their list of places to explore, though buyers should still expect to pay a premium to close a successful purchase.
March 25, 2015 • Posted in East Bay
With some of the most dramatic views in the entire Bay Area, a tranquil atmosphere where residents enjoy privacy, and quick access to nature, it’s easy to see why homes in the Berkeley Hills are among the most coveted in the East Bay city.
February 4, 2015 • Posted in East Bay
East Bay home shoppers who place a walkable neighborhood high on their list of must-haves should investigate charming, centrally located Piedmont Avenue, home to one of Oakland’s liveliest and most eclectic business districts.
November 26, 2014 • Posted in East Bay
While the Gourmet Ghetto put Berkeley on the country’s culinary map, lesser-known and quieter Northbrae has its own rich food history -- as well as other pluses -- that make it popular with East Bay homebuyers.
August 6, 2014 • Posted in East Bay
With its expansive, elegant homes and prime location, Alameda’s small Gold Coast neighborhood is perhaps the island city’s most desirable enclave.
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