Play Ball!

If you are a baseball fan, you are in luck:  it is time to play ball!  Within minutes of us here in Hayward, you can see professional baseball played by arguably two of the best teams in baseball.  I love baseball…almost as much as I love football.  So, occasionally I will hop on BART for the 12 minute ride or brave the freeway to go to an Oakland A’s game.  I really don’t know why people gripe about the A’s park…for baseball, it works just fine and remains affordable for those of us who still have to buy our own tickets rather than getting them from a corporate sponsor.  We can actually see the field lights from our house here in downtown Hayward…and see the fireworks on nights that feature them after the game.  Very cool.

The “other” team across the Bay is pretty good, too (LOL).  It is a bit more of a trip (32 minutes on BART, plus walk/bus/train time to the stadium), but you can’t beat AT&T Park for a great time…great food, great people watching and oh yeah, great baseball.  So, ‘BATTER UP” let’s get this show on the road and get the hot dogs ready!

For a free magnet that features both the A’s and Giant’s full regular schedule, give us a call here at Realty World Neighbors and we will drop one in the mail to you….or better yet, stop by our office for a visit and we will give you one!


Yet another Historic Prospect Hill home sold!

Prospect Realty World Neighbors’ Anna May, Greg Jones and Associate Simon Wong helped negotiate the purchase of this Historic Prospect Hill home!

This neighborhood has a very active neighborhood association that helps keep up the quality of life for its residents. This 1438 square foot home built in 1920 recently sold for $525,000.

Our agents actively promote the Prospect Hill neighborhood. CLICK HERE for an article written by Simon Wong quoting Anna May and mentioning Greg Jones who are both Prospect Hill residents. Anna May currently serves as the neighborhood association president; Greg Jones is a past President.


Median Prices–Castro Valley

Schools, schools, schools.  The pressure on housing in communities with a strong school system and high performing schools is heating up again as the market also heats up.  Castro Valley has enjoyed the highest 12 month increase in median prices in the area.  Median prices in February 2012 were $379,000.   What do you think median prices in February 2013 were?

1.  $468,000

2.  $522,500

3.  $495,000

4.  $504,000



You guessed it!  The median price in February was $522,500, up nearly 38% over the 12 month period.  We will provide March to March data soon, but you can certainly see the trend.  And congratulations to Castro Valley schools in helping your community’s property values stay strong!

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

It is a tough market for buyers…who would have thought.  We are seeing 10-20 offers on every property listing, almost always over asking price and often cash buyers.  Hang in there buyers, there is just the house out there for you, but be patient.

Saturday’s News and My Quotes

Well, they did get my name wrong in the article!

Another comment I heard this week about this write-up is a reminder that Cherryland is not actually in the City limits. It’s in the “unincorporated” part, not in the City of Hayward.

Also, starter homes can be purchased for less than $300,000 in many Hayward neighborhoods.