The Bay Area Real Estate Market continues to soar to record highs!!!

The Bay Area Real Estate Market continues to soar to record highs!!!  According to the Mercury News:  Bay Area home prices reached a new record in March with median sales topping $820,000, continuing an unprecedented six-year streak as buyer demand outpaces the supply of available homes.

Here are some highlights since last April of 2017 in the East Bay along the 880 corridor!

  • Inventory up 50% since last April
  • Days on Market - 16 days
  • Up 35% in Berkeley
  • Up 25% in Newark
  • Up 20% in Union City and San Leandro
  • .....AND in Contra Costa County....Up 50% in Richmond - Unbelievable!

Watch the May 2018 East Bay Real Estate Weather Report to learn more about what's going on in your these areas:  East Bay, Contra Costa County, West Contra County, La Morida, Tri-Valley, and the Delta.

If you are interested in finding out what your home is worth today please make sure to contact me at 510-552-5280 or realizahomes@gmail.com.

Just Listed - 2673 Teal Lane Union City CA 94587

Presented by Adrienne Realiza, Realtor Legacy Real Estate & Associates Welcoming and radiant, this 2 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom Union City Townhome features a vaulted ceiling with skylight at entrance, family room with fireplace, a backyard garden and a sought-after central locale.

Welcoming and radiant, this 2 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom Union City Townhome features a vaulted ceiling with skylight at entrance, family room with fireplace, a backyard garden and a sought-after central locale. Complete with new rustic laminate wood flooring, newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms. The charming townhome delivers the benefits of life in a quiet community and is conveniently located in Central Union City, close to schools and accessible to major freeways: 880, Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges. A few minutes drive to Union Landing for shopping, restaurants and Cinemark Theatres!  Offered at $590,000.  Open House May 12 & 13 from 1-4pm.

For more information go to:  http://www.realizahomes.com/condo-townhome/ebr/40820960/2673-teal-ln-union-city-ca-94587

15 Before & After Photos That Prove the Power of Home Staging

There's no denying it: Homes that are staged well definitely stand out. Not only does the right amount of decluttering, organizing and accessorizing make your home more attractive, it can actually increase its value. According to the National Association of Realtors' 2015 Profile of Home Staging Report, 32 percent of buyers' agents believe their clients are willing to offer one percent to five percent more for staged homes. What's more, 81 percent of agents said home staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home. If that's not enough to convince you, take a look at these before-and-after photos to really illustrate how powerful home staging can be.

1. Cool kitchen

Attractive barstools and place settings make you want to sit right down for lunch! The hardware upgrade on the cabinets makes a big difference too.

2. Dining room do-over

A fresh coat of paint and right-sized furniture create an appetizing room that's welcoming without being over-the-top. (Removing that potty chair from the picture was a wise move as well.)

3. Room with a view

This living room went from sad to sophisticated with the help of the right furnishings and accessories. Who could focus on that stunning view with those flimsy outdoor chairs in the way?

4. The personal touch

Homeowners are often advised to keep their rooms neutral and remove many of their personal effects. But by adding a few well-placed items to the countertops, this kitchen just became a lot more enticing.

5. The beauty of decluttered space

Organizing and decluttering go hand-in-hand with home staging. It's a shame to bury a fireplace behind so much stuff.

6. Updated decor

Many consumers have a hard time envisioning themselves in a space if the decor is too distinctive or distracting. Keeping items current and appealing to all is a way to attract as many buyers as possible.

7. Bedrooms don't need to be bold

While you may love the idea of an extreme shade, not everyone wants to wake up to dramatic hues. In addition to lightening the wall color, moving the bed away from the window enhances the view.

8. Brighter bathroom

Nothing makes a bathroom sparkle like clean, cream-colored walls. Fresh-flowers, white hand towels, and an elegant soap dispenser take this bathroom from drab to eye-catching without any remodeling required..

9. Gorgeous guest room

This stunning space was packed with potential but failed to live up to it. In addition to new chairs, the right lighting and taking the photo from a better angle transformed this room.

10. Wall art adds a wow factor

The right wall hangings can take a room from comfortable to curated with minimal effort.

11. Less is more

Home stagers will often suggest placing some of your items in a storage unit to make your rooms appear more open and spacious. This photo illustrates why that's such a smart idea.

12. Accent on color

The walls can stay neutral but adding a pop of color through accent pieces like throw pillows and well-placed chairs pull a room together.

13. Let there be light.

This attic bedroom went to dim and dreary to quaint and cozy with the addition of a nightstand and table lamp. The complementary geometric patterns bring interest to the small space without overwhelming it.

14. Empty just isn't as appealing

Even if an empty room looks great on its own, showing buyers how to show off the space is inspiring.

15. Every detail counts

In case you needed any additional convincing that home staging makes an enormous difference, this montage of makeovers should do the trick.

These 37 Cheat Sheets Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Decor is the mood setter for the home. Having the right setup in your house can help you and company feel more relaxed, alive, and welcomed. In a day and age where your home may be the only sanctuary you can find, it’s important to set it up right. Here are some diagrams with examples of things to consider for making your abode the best it can be.  

Learn more HERE:  http://www.bestrealestateblog.com/37-cheat-sheets-to-decorate-your-home?m=RRbXsNuqmdGhowYPLUNV

Younger Generation of Home Buyers Turning To Non-Traditional Loans In Record Numbers

The vast majority of people buying homes are financing their purchase through a loan. According to the Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors®, 88% of buyers finance their home purchase. And when you look at the younger generation of buyers, that number jumps to a whopping 98%. And that younger generation of buyers? They’re exploring non-traditional lending options in record numbers.

Read more here: 

 

"Wanna buy a house in the EastBay...here's a tip: Move Quickly"!

{ "Wanna buy a house in the EastBay...here's a tip: Move Quickly"! } Awww man. The #eastbay along the 880 corridor is sizzling 🔥🔥🔥Hotttt! In March we saw inventory move on average in 3wks (usually that type of activity we see in late Spring and early Summer). .
[ 🔥BIG INCREASES in Alameda County was Union City and Newark with homes at median prices topping $1 Million. ] .
[ 🔥Biggest Jump in CC county was the 42% increase in #richmondca since March last year! 🔥 ]
[ Stats in EB 880 corridor compared to March 2017 ]
• Inventory down 20%
• AVE DOM: 17 days
• Sales up 13% .
☆ Median Sales Prices in March ☆
#unioncityca $1,075k
#newarkca $1,010k
#haywardca $712k
#sanleandroca $715k
#sanlorenzoca $660k
Please call me at 510.552.5280 if you have any #realestate questions!
Bay Area weather report can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/i3djOqUPXYI
#teamadriennerealiza #legacyrealestateandassociates #bayarea #unioncitycarealtor #unioncitycarealestate #tricity #bayarearealestate #homeownership #besttricityhomes #myunioncity #theune - #regrann Regrann from @legacyrea_adriennerealiza -

Selling a House During a Divorce

Considering everything you’re thinking, feeling, and dealing with, one of the last things you want to think about is selling your house.  Selling a house is a stressful thing to do even when you’re not getting divorced. But when you are, it can be even more stressful.  Hopefully this guide will help you along the way and make it as smooth of a process as
possible.


First off, you’re not alone. (I was one of them who had to sell a house with my ex-boyfriend.  We weren't married, but still, a break-up is the same thing. We also had to
deal with Family Law because we had a child together).  While there are many reasons people sell a house, divorce is certainly a common one.  And because of that, we agents
see the most common issues time and time again.


This guide was written to help you understand some common issues you should expect and how to deal with them.  While this is not legal, marital, or financial advice, hopefully this guide will help you protect yourself from losing time, money, and your sanity while selling your house.
We’ll begin by looking at some of the common roots of the problems. Then we’ll get into some of the most typical problems, followed by what you should do to make the sale of
your house as smooth as possible.


With that said, this guide might not cover every question or concern you might have.  So, if you have a thought or a question you’d like a real estate agent’s perspective on,
please feel free to reach out to me directly. I’m glad to help.  Download the guide here.

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