This is the third article of the series comparing similar cities and their real estate, namely Fremont and Livermore. Like the previous articles, I analyze some of the key elements of the homes for sale in the cities and also publish a list of the properties that are “winners” of the lowest prices per square foot. Price per square foot is one of the parameters that people use to evaluate properties for sale, and to find real estate that are relatively good value. Therefore the top of this list are the real estate that represent the best value, in terms of being able to purchase the largest square footage (or real estate) per dollar that you spend.
This one parameter is obviously only one of many characteristics a home buyer should look at in the process of evaluating a property. It is also recommended that a prospective home buyer seeks a professional real estate agent help in identifying the true value of a property, because at the end of the day, analyses like this is crude and does not take into account of many other important elements of a property.
This second article will cover Livermore real estate and Fremont real estate, two San Francisco Bay Area cities in the East Bay and among some of the most attractive cities for first time buyers. Homes are relatively inexpensive compared to toher Bay Area cities and there are a lot of good schools in the area. Livermore is accessible through I-580 (which is fairly congested during rush commute hours) and Fremont is along I-880.
These two cities have similar characteristics. Their median prices for a home are very close to each other, at $629,950 and $609,000 for Fremont and Livermore respectively. Fremont also has a higher median price/sf than Livermore. However, the median square footage of a home is larger in Livermore (1,589 sf) than in Fremont (1,392 sf), so if you are looking for more space, then you might want to consider Livermore.
In reviewing the Fremont property list, I included both single family and townhome/condo residences for the purpose of this report and there are 787 of them. I am taking the home data from the movoto.com website. I summarize the key characteristics below:
- Square Footage – minimum 480 sf, maximum 7,047 sf, median 1,392 sf
- Bedrooms – minimum 1, maximum 6, median 3
- Bathrooms – minimum 1, maximum 4&1/2, median 2
- Garage Spaces – minimum 1, maximum 9, median 2
- Days on Market – minimum 3 days, maximum 428 days, median 35 days
- Offered Price – minimum $235,000, maximum $3,900,000, median $629,950
- $/sf – minimum $268, maximum $1,872, median $439
- $/bedroom – minimum $1,125, maximum $9,450, median $2,093
- Square Footage – minimum 240 sf, maximum 8,774 sf, median 1,589 sf
- Bedrooms – minimum 1, maximum 7, median 3
- Bathrooms – minimum 1, maximum 6, median 2
- Garage Spaces – minimum 1, maximum 5, median 2
- Days on Market – minimum 3 days, maximum 661 days, median 43 days
- Offered Price – minimum $210,000, maximum $5,350,000, median $609,000
- $/sf – minimum $241, maximum $1,225, median $373
- $/bedroom – minimum $1,074, maximum $10,700, median $1,925
We’ll review other cities in our next articles.
The top 100 properties in Fremont and their respective $/sf numbers are: 4176 Thornton Ave, Fremont $268/sf 39951 Fremont BLVD #314, Fremont $292/sf 4197 Ogden Dr, Fremont $294/sf 39993 Fremont BLVD #106, Fremont $303/sf 3159 Rowe Pl, Fremont $305/sf 39139 Argonaut Way #210, Fremont $308/sf 34655 Bahama CMN, Fremont $310/sf 34655 Bahama CMN, Fremont $310/sf 2836 Parkside Dr, Fremont $310/sf 4516 Guiso CMN, Fremont $312/sf 4254 Ribera St, Fremont $313/sf 5568 Magnolia TER, Fremont $313/sf 4111 Greenland TER, Fremont $315/sf 36914 Bolina TER, Fremont $318/sf 4148 Greenland Ter.,, Fremont $324/sf 35632 Barnard Dr, Fremont $329/sf 35632 Barnard Dr, Fremont $329/sf 38263 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont $329/sf 4074 Bell TER, Fremont $330/sf 44333 Parkmeadow Dr, Fremont $331/sf 38228 Paseo Padre Pkwy #26, Fremont $335/sf 4096 Murray CMN, Fremont $336/sf 38500 Paseo Padre Pkwy #106, Fremont $336/sf 400 Orchard Dr, Fremont $337/sf 12 Blue Coral TER, Fremont $337/sf 35677 Beeching Ln, Fremont $338/sf 4500 Capewood TER, Fremont $338/sf 39618 Royal Palm Dr, Fremont $340/sf 4100 Murray Commons, FREMONT $343/sf 4100 Murray CMN, Fremont $343/sf 2920 Benjamin Grn, Fremont $343/sf 34328 Portia TER, Fremont $343/sf Fremont $343/sf 4673 Theta St, Fremont $345/sf 5553 Roundtree TER, Fremont $346/sf 34182 Aberdeen TER, Fremont $346/sf 4626 Norwood TER, Fremont $346/sf 33252 Jamie Cir, FREMONT $346/sf 5610 Chestnut CMN, Fremont $346/sf 4616 Millbrook TER, Fremont $346/sf 4971 Hyde Park Dr, Fremont $347/sf 39646 Trinity Way #END, Fremont $347/sf 4404 Mowry Ave, Fremont $347/sf 39646 Trinity Way, Fremont $347/sf 3991 Wildflower CMN, Fremont $348/sf 38883 Viento Ct, Fremont $348/sf 33630 Harrier TER, Fremont $349/sf Wolcott CMN #104, Fremont $350/sf 4656 Rothbury CMN, Fremont $350/sf 5597 Roundtree TER, Fremont $352/sf 4317 Lenoso CMN, Fremont $353/sf 4680 Devonshire CMN, Fremont $353/sf 4317 Lenoso CMN, Fremont $353/sf 5564 Roundtree TER, Fremont $354/sf 4037 Caribbean CMN, Fremont $355/sf 3656 Gainsborough Ter, Fremont $355/sf Magnolia TER, Fremont $355/sf 37220 Yolo TER, Fremont $355/sf 4680 Devonshire CMN, Fremont $355/sf 36134 Fanshawe, Fremont $356/sf 5576 Magnolia TER, Fremont $356/sf 36134 Fanshawe St, Fremont $356/sf 4558 Doane St, Fremont $356/sf 5576 Magnolia TER, Fremont $356/sf 5705 Poplar CMN, Fremont $357/sf 3391 Manchester CMN, Fremont $358/sf 38500 Paseo Padre Pkwy #305, Fremont $358/sf 37815 Fernwood Ct, Fremont $358/sf 3362 Wolcott, Fremont $359/sf 4175 Bidwell Dr, Fremont $359/sf 3362 Wolcott CMN, Fremont $359/sf 4536 Merced CMN, Fremont $360/sf 4502 Merced CMN, Fremont $360/sf 39332 Sundale Dr, Fremont $361/sf 38526 Royal Ann CMN, Fremont $361/sf 4349 Vincente St, Fremont $361/sf 38526 Royal Ann CMN, Fremont $361/sf Bright CMN, Fremont $361/sf 4012 Malva TER, Fremont $362/sf 4310 Calypso TER, Fremont $362/sf 3881 Wildflower CMN, Fremont $362/sf 38627 Cherry Ln #28, Fremont $363/sf 38267 Cherry Ln #28, Fremont $363/sf 4170 Bell CMN, Fremont $363/sf 38563 Royal Ann CMN, Fremont $364/sf 5226 Morris Way, Fremont $365/sf 4500 Merced CMN, Fremont $366/sf 38455 Bronson St #227, Fremont $366/sf 1976 Bishop Ave, Fremont $366/sf 38587 Kirk TER, Fremont $368/sf 4344 Stevenson BLVD, Fremont $369/sf 37200 Meadowbrook Com #202, Fremont $369/sf 4201 Sora TER, Fremont $369/sf 39495 Albany CMN #G, Fremont $370/sf 4777 Mowry Ave, Fremont $370/sf San Juan Ct, Fremont $370/sf 34233 Tempest TER, Fremont $370/sf 34884 Sausalito TER, Fremont $371/sf 4107 Tawny TER, Fremont $371/sf 4106 Hansen, Fremont $371/sf
The top 100 properties in Livermore and their respective $/sf numbers are:4189 East Ave, Livermore $241/sf 810 N O St, Livermore $275/sf 1599 Oslo Ct, Livermore $277/sf 3375 Edinburgh Dr, Livermore $278/sf 906 Dolores, Livermore $279/sf 5359 Charlotte Way, Livermore $280/sf 4143 Camrose Ave, Livermore $283/sf 1351 Melanie, Livermore $285/sf 5583 Hopps Ln, Livermore $285/sf 5402 Starflower Way, Livermore $286/sf 1045 El Dorado Dr, Livermore $287/sf 545 Cinnabar, Livermore $287/sf 5808 Elder Cir, Livermore $290/sf 452 Windermere Cir, Livermore $292/sf 3601 Glasgow Cir, Livermore $292/sf Knottingham Cir, Livermore $293/sf 4014 Loch Lomand Way, Livermore $295/sf 5380 Hillflower Dr, Livermore $295/sf 4116 Camrose Ave, Livermore $296/sf 3063 Rodeo Ln, Livermore $297/sf 2682 St Helena Ct, Livermore $297/sf 5497 Goldenrod Dr, Livermore $298/sf 1072 Glen CMN, Livermore $298/sf 5582 Maybeck Ln, Livermore $299/sf 538 Escondido Cir, Livermore $300/sf 549 Alameda Dr, Livermore $300/sf 5557 Firestone Rd, Livermore $301/sf 848 Bellflower St, Livermore $301/sf 6460 Scenic Ave, Livermore $302/sf 2133 Bluffs Dr, Livermore $302/sf 5453 Kathy Way, Livermore $302/sf 5876 Elder Cir, Livermore $302/sf 2703 Yountville, Livermore $303/sf 1169 Central Ave, Livermore $303/sf 4033 Camrose Ave, Livermore $304/sf 2988 Lusitana Ct, Livermore $304/sf 2437 Harewood Dr, Livermore $305/sf 527 Lorren Way, Livermore $305/sf Camrose Ave, Livermore $306/sf 4581 Kimberley CMN, Livermore $306/sf 734 Traviso Cir, Livermore $307/sf 1119 Madison Ave, Livermore $308/sf 165 Northwood Commons #165, Livermore $308/sf 1001 Murrieta BLVD #26, Livermore $309/sf 1228 Hibiscus Way, Livermore $309/sf 927 Lucerne St, Livermore $309/sf 6186 Winterberry CMN, Livermore $309/sf 2636 Lucca Ct, Livermore $310/sf 3189 Salisbury Ct, Livermore $310/sf 1001 Murrieta BLVD #82, Livermore $311/sf 313 Kensington CMN, Livermore $312/sf 710 Wall St, Livermore $312/sf 702 Daisyfield Dr, Livermore $313/sf Faltings Dr, Livermore $314/sf Livermore $314/sf 1057 Potenza Ct, Livermore $314/sf Livermore $315/sf 3918 Thornhill Dr, Livermore $315/sf 4740 Kimberley CMN, Livermore $315/sf 1528 Corte Reina CMN, Livermore $315/sf 2863 Carmen Ave, Livermore $316/sf 1852 Altamont Cir, Livermore $317/sf 964 Hansen, Livermore $317/sf 1393 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore $318/sf 5864 Lobelia Way, Livermore $319/sf 5593 Oakmont Cir, Livermore $319/sf 1182 Sherry Way, Livermore $320/sf 974 Roma St, Livermore $320/sf 585 Morgan CMN, Livermore $321/sf 503 Holmes St, Livermore $321/sf 4634 Kimberley CMN, Livermore $322/sf 5348 Hillflower Dr, Livermore $322/sf 5523 Carnegie Loop, Livermore $323/sf 316 Fontonett Ave, Livermore $323/sf 1159 Caroline Ct, Livermore $323/sf 975 Murrieta BLVD #15, Livermore $324/sf 1316 Boxwood Ct, Livermore $324/sf 5854 Fruitwood CMN, Livermore $324/sf 3057 East Ave, Livermore $324/sf 231 Flagstone CMN, Livermore $324/sf 5289 Kisa Ct, Livermore $324/sf 2177 Fernbrook CMN, Livermore $325/sf 5832 Lobelia Way, Livermore $325/sf 879 Havasu Ct, Livermore $325/sf 2896 Vine Ct, Livermore $325/sf 916 Via Seville, Livermore $326/sf 1801 Marini Ln, Livermore $326/sf 3004 Lusitana Dr, Livermore $327/sf 6467 Dove Ct, Livermore $327/sf 888 Mohawk Dr, Livermore $328/sf 1360 Vancouver Way, Livermore $328/sf 839 Sunset Dr, Livermore $328/sf 2985 First #1206, Livermore $329/sf 604 Morgan Commons, Livermore $329/sf 1321 Lillian St, Livermore $329/sf 5319 Starflower Way, Livermore $329/sf 1866 Corte Cava, Livermore $330/sf 2816 San Minete Dr, Livermore $331/sf 75 Tourmaline Ave, Livermore $331/sf 1992 Pinewood CMN, Livermore $331/sf