Real Estate

Planning Board Goes for Rent Control Study

Jun 12,2014

The Planning Board stopped short of recommending the city enact rent controls Monday, instead voting 4-3 to ask the City Council to consider setting up a task force to study whether people are being displaced by rising rents.

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Photo by Dennis Evanosky. Edward Childs built this home in 1880 for Adolph Schnabel. The design combines elements of the Stick style with the Second-Empire style’s mansard roof.

The Second Empire Style and its Signature Roof

Jun 05,2014

In 1880 Adolph H. Schnabel hired Edward Childs to build a home for him at 2233 Santa Clara Ave. The federal census, taken in June of that year, shows Adolph and his brother Augustus living in Otto Beck’s hotel on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

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County to Charge New Hazardous Waste Fee

Jun 05,2014

Alameda homeowners will see a new fee on their property tax bill effective July 1. Last week the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board adopted a hazardous waste fee of $9.95 per year per household. 

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Pending Sales Unchanged

Jun 05,2014

The California Association of Realtors’ (C.A.R.) Pending Home Sales Index dropped just 0.5 percent from 114.4 in March to 113.8 in April. This is down considerably from the 121.1 revised index recorded this time last year.

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Home Sales

May 08,2014

All real estate transactions listed in Home Sales were supplied to the Alameda Sun by CalREsource. Neither the Sun nor CalREsource guarantees the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information.

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