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Zillow Zestimate for the median value of a home sold in Alameda
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
Zillow Zestimate for the median value of a home sold in Alameda Zillow Zestimate for the median value of a home sold in Alameda’s main Island,  area 94501 is now $736,800, which is an increase of 6.7% over the past year.  The median price for homes currently listed in the 94501 area is $649,900. Zillow goes further to predicts that home values in Alameda’s area 94501 will increase another 2.6% for 2015. Zillow Zestimate for the median value of a home sold in Alameda’s Bay Farm Island, area 94502 is now $746,100, which is an increase of 4.6% over the past year.  The median price of homes currently listed in 94502 area is $749,000.  Zillow further predicts that home values in Alameda area 94502 will increase another 2.0% for 2015. According to statistics from the East Bay Regional District MLS, the price increase for all of Alameda, areas 94501 and 94501, in 2014 was higher, between 12% to 15%.  While the statistics from Zillow are not always on the money, they do show a trend in the current market.  The trend in Alameda continues to be an increase in home sales prices in areas 94501 and 94502. The market trends indicate that 2015 is the time to sell a home in Alameda.  Inventory is still very low, currently there are 21 single family homes on the market.  Rates are are predicted to remain low and many homes that are for sale have received multiple offers.  All good indicators that the seller’s market is still hot.  Sellers, if you think you want to sell your home, now is the time to talk with a Realtor about the value of your home.  I can help you.  Please call or text me at 510-504-5612. Alameda is a lovely community with good schools, pristine sand beaches, an historic movie theater, great stores, coffee shops and restaurants. I write about events, businesses, restaurants and items of interest to Alamedans. If you like what you see here, please come back for more or visit me on my Facebook page Living In Alameda and 101 Things to Do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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Snap Shot of Alameda real estate market - May 20, 2013 to May 28, 2013
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
Snap Shot of Alameda real estate market - May 20, 2013 to May 28, 2013 This is a snapshot of the Alameda real estate market activity May 20, 2013 to May 28, 2013, a two week period: Last week’s totals as compared with previous 2 weeks.....5/20/2013    5/28/2013 New homes on the market........................................................34.............19 Price changes..............................................................................8...............3 Homes that sold........................................................................26 …..........14 Pending activity - all not just last week........................................83.............87 All properties currently on the market.........................................45.............42 Condos currently on the market...................................................7...............4 Townhouses currently on the market............................................4...............5 Distressed properties: Bank Owned properties..................................................................4.............3 Short Sales....................................................................................2.............2 Average days on the market.........................................................14...........12 (including distressed properties) Average sales price of single family homes..........................$638,367......$648,727 This trend of little inventory and increasing competition is making the market particularly difficult for first-time home buyers. Some buyers are dropping out of the market search. They are frustrated because they keep making offers and losing.  Buyers need to realize that it’s normal for even smart, strategic, aggressive buyers to lose out on a few homes.  Find an agent who will lead you through the process and listen to their suggestions.   It takes a learning curve before buyers become the prevailing bidder in a multiple offer situation. The Alameda market features many older homes which may need repairs.  The trend is for the successful bidder to take the home in its “as is” condition.  That means a successful buyer may pay top dollar and agree to take responsibility for a pest inspection report of $10,000 to $20,000.  But that is the reality of what it takes to be successful in the current Alameda market. The snapshot of the Alameda market shows that the number of new homeson the market are keeping fairly level.  Pending activity has remained constant for several months.  As properties come on the market they quickly becoming pending usually with multiple offers and an escalation of the sales price. Average sales price has decreased from $638,367 the previous week to the current week’s sales price of $648,727.  The fluctuation in closing sales price relates to the prices of those homes closed.  A snapshot of the Alameda real estate market does not show a true picture of the market trend.  More time is needed to determine trends. The average days on the market jumped 2 fold from last month and that is probably due to short sales closing.  Short sales typically take 6 to 9 months. Prices have climbed but there are still good values in Alameda.This is still a good time to be looking for a home since interest rates still under 4.00%.  The low inventory may be the only impediment to finding a home.  However, new homes have continually come on the market this summer.  Buyers need to have an agent who watches the market frequently and knows what is available now. My snap shot of the Alameda real estate market reports are important and provide valuable information over the long run.  But, if you want to know your property’s current market value, or what you should offer on a particular property, you need a Comparative Market Analysis which will comparelike properties; apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Looking for a home in the Alameda? I have lived in Alameda for nearly 40 years. I know the market and can help you buy a home in Alameda.  I can send an email to you every day of any new activity on the market.  Call or text me at 510-504-5612. Follow me on my Facebook pages Living in Alameda and 101 Things to Do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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Things to do in Alameda December 1, 2, 2012
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
Things to do in Alameda Things to Do in Alameda:   Trade your single use plastic bag for a stylish, durable grocery bag on Saturday, December 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the parking lot behind City Hall at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.  The Public Works department is sponsoring the exchange to help with the Alameda County ban on single use bags which begins on January 1, 2013.Things to Do in Alameda:  City of Alameda’s Hometown Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 1, 2012 Noon to 5:30 pm when the tree will be lit at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda.  There will a synthetic skating rink and free holiday games & craftsfor the Kids from Noon to 3:00pm at the City Hall Parking Lot.  You can pre-register for specific skating times at Alameda Recreation and Parks Department or by calling 510-747-7529. Things to Do in Alameda:  The Little Ice Rink was a big hit last year.  Well it is back now at Alameda’s South Shore Center adjacent to Petco on the southeast side of the South Shore Center off Park Street. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The Little Ice Rink will be open through January 21, 2012. Things to do in Alameda: West Coast Accordion Babes Revue:  Presenting “Cabaret, Accordions and French Rock” on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 Things to do in Alameda:  The Alamedas Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 4 morning from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine.  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits and vegetables.  The market is at Webster Street and Haight Avenue. Things to do in Alameda:  Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid will be back with more food trucks on December 1, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the South Shore Center parking lot near Petco.  Eight to ten trucks will including Curry Up Now, Fins on the Roof, Hapa SF, Hiyaa, House of Siam, Mayo & Mustard, Pacific Puffs, The Chairman and We Sushi.  Count me in.  Yummy. Things to do in Alameda:  Alameda Point Antiques Faire on Sunday, December 2 from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You will have great time people watching, buying cools things, and enjoying great food. Entry fee is $10 before 7:30 am, $5 after 9:00 am. If you haven’t been to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire you are missing a great event.   Anything you ever wanted or didn’t want is at the Faire.  This is a great people watching event.  Walking always makes me hungry.  Luckily, there are wonderful gourmet food and drink trucks.  The weather should be beautiful so try and arrive early, doors open at 6 am.  We usually arrive around 9 am when entry is easy and parking is not too bad. There is so much to see and so little time. Since a rain storm is predicted, you should check the Antiques Faire website to be sure it is open. Things to Do in Alameda:  3 O’Clock Jump, a swing and jazz band will perform at a free benefit holiday concert for Alameda’s Toys for Tots on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm at The Alameda Naval Base Theater at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda Point, Alameda.  Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Doors open at 1:15 pm.Mark your calendars for these great events: The popUp Gallery’s Opening Reception of  “Every_Body” will feature the works of eleven artists on Friday , December 7, 2012 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  The popUp Gallery is located at Autobody Fine Art at 1517 Park Street in Alameda.Things to Do in Alamedais all about events for the whole family to enjoy in Alameda.  I write about Things to do in Alameda every Friday, so if you like what you see here, please come back for more or visit me on Facebook at Living In Alameda and 101 Things to do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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Snap Shot of Alameda real estate market - Nov 19 to Nov 26, 2012
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
Snap Shot of Alameda real estate market - November 19 to November 26, 2012This is a snapshot of the Alameda real estate market activity November 19 to November 26, 2012:New homes on the market...........................................................5Price changes...............................................................................2Homes that sold.........................................................................10Pending activity - all not just last week.......................................111All properties currently on the market...........................................30Condos currently on the market...................................................11Townhouses currently on the market.............................................5Distressed properties:Bank Owned properties.................................................................5Short Sales...................................................................................3Average days on the market........................................................13(including distressed properties)Average sales price of single family homes.........................$540,866 The snapshot of the Alameda market shows that the number of new homeson the market last week is down a bit from the previous week’s statistics. Pending activity has decreased from the previous week.  Average sales price has decreased this week from $540,866 the previous week to the current week’s sales price of $510,524.  A snapshot of the Alameda real estate market does not show a true picture of the market trend.  More time is needed to determine trends. Prices have climbed but there are still good values in Alameda.This is still a good time to be looking for a home since interest rates are very low in 3% - 3.5% range.  The low inventory may be the only impediment to finding a home.  However, new homes have continually come on the market this summer.  Buyers need to have an agent who watches the market frequently and knows what is available now. My snap shot of the Alameda real estate market reports are important and provide valuable information over the long run.  But, if you want to know your property’s current market value, or what you should offer on a particular property, you need a Comparative Market Analysis which will comparelike properties; apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Looking for a home in the Alameda? I have lived in Alameda for nearly 40 years. I know the market and can help you buy a home in Alameda.  I can send an email to you every day of any new activity on the market.  Call or text me at 510-504-5612. Follow me on my Facebook pages Living in Alameda and 101 Things to Do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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New Disaster Services Workers Sworn in in Alameda
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
New Disaster Services Workers Sworn in in Alameda New Disaster Service Workers (DSW) were sworn in on Tuesday, November 19, at Alameda.   Each DSW had completed 5 weeks of classes. The classes included  Personal Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation, Disaster Medical, Fire Suppression/Hazardous Materials, Disaster Search Techniques, Basic Incident Command System(ICS) and a Completion Exercise. Captain Sharon Oliver, of the Alameda Fire Department swore the DSW graduates in.  She welcomed them to CERT and expressed her appreciation for their willingness to participate in the Alameda CERT program.  Following a disaster, CERT volunteers will be providing aid and assistance within the limits of their training to reduce the disaster's impact on their community. The DSW were now eligible to join Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).  There are 4 Districts in Alameda which coincide with Alameda Fire Districts.  The new DSW will primarily aid in disaster events, but they are not included in the day to day emergency response activities typically associated with law enforcement, fire service or emergency medical service. Alameda is a lovely community with good schools, pristine sand beaches, an historic movie theater, great stores, coffee shops and restaurants. I write about events, businesses, restaurants and items of interest to Alamedans. If you like what you see here, please come back for more or visit me on my Facebook page  Living In Alameda and  101 Things to Do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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The City to transfer ownership of the Meyers House to Alameda Museum
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
The City of Alameda to transfer ownership of the Meyers House to The Alameda Museum If the transfer of the Meyers House is approved by the City the Alameda Museum would assume full responsibility for annual maintenance and for capital improvements the House may need.  The Museum would continue to operate the House as a museum. City Manager John Russo said the city doesn’t intend to ask the Alameda Museum to compensate the city for the property.  Since Russo was hired as City Manager in 2011 he has worked to put nonprofits in charge of city assets. The City is facing fiscal problems and since the bond Measure C was voted down last spring the City is finding that it must tighten its belt.  The City Council deleted a $25,000 subsidy to maintain the Meyers House in 2008.  But the City continues to subsidized the $38,700 yearly rent. The Colonial Revival home was built for the Meyers Family in 1887 based on H. M. Meyers’ plans.  H. M. Meyers was a noted local architect whose works includes the Posey Tube, and many Veterans Halls in the county.  His last surviving daughter, Jeanette B. Meyers gave the house to the city in 1996.  The City gets between $17,000 and $20,000 a year from the Meyers’ estate to help  maintain the house. The City Council will make the final decision early next year. Alameda is a lovely community with good schools, pristine sand beaches, an historic movie theater, great stores, coffee shops and restaurants. I write about events, businesses, restaurants and items of interest to Alamedans. If you like what you see here, please come back for more or visit me on my Facebook page  Living In Alameda and  101 Things to Do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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The Lost Airports of Alameda
Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
The Lost Airports of Alameda“The Lost Airports of Alameda” will be the subject discussed by the Alameda Sun publishers, Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos on Wednesday, November 21 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street in Alameda. Most Alamedans know that we were once host to the Alameda Naval Air Station, but the City also boasted five airfields in its history way before the Navy showed up.  “Biplanes once took off and landed at an abandoned race track at the north end of Sherman and Bay Streets.” Their program is free to the public.  My suggestion to you is to arrive early.  This popular duo is always entertaining and they have a huge following.  You will be regaled with wonderful stories and learn something about Alameda’s rich history. Alameda is a lovely community with good schools, pristine sand beaches, an historic movie theater, great stores, coffee shops and restaurants. I write about events, businesses, restaurants and items of interest to Alamedans. If you like what you see here, please come back for more or visit me on my Facebook page  Living In Alameda and  101 Things to Do in Alameda. I CAN HELP YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA EVELYN KENNEDY, CRS, SRES, ePro CALL ME AT 510-504-5612 OR VISIT SEARCH FOR ALAMEDA HOMES FOR FOR FREE ALERTS FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA, OAKLAND, EMERYVILLE, SAN LEANDRO, SAN LORENZO AND CASTRO VALLEYFREE HOME EVALUATION FREE SEARCH FOR HOMES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY FREE MARKET REPORTCalBRE #00979900 EMAIL ME AT EVELYN@EVELYNKENNEDY.COM
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