Featured home: 3563 Skyline Drive in Hayward

A Hayward Highlands home with exceptional views

Where: 3563 Skyline Drive, Hayward, CA 94542 (listing | tour)

Built in 1974, this Alameda County estate offers incredible views and a beautifully remodeled interior. Inside the home, tile flooring, a wet bar with attached sink and a fireplace are a few of the many amenities you’ll find. The kitchen has been updated with a granite counter and backsplash, as well as beautifully-designed oak cabinets. With three levels, the home provides different windowsill views of the sprawling landscape outside. Step outside to one of three decks or the terraced hill and the views become even more spectacular. The backyard requires little maintenance while offering a stunning setting for entertaining family and friends.

Conveniently located near miles of trails, parks and schools, and listed less than two weeks ago, this Hayward highlands home shouldn’t be on the market for long.

The 1,878 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • 3 decks
  • Master bedroom and bath
  • Remodeled kitchen with granite counter and backsplash
  • Tile flooring
  • Updated features throughout

Listed at $835,000 by Jo Ann Luisi of the Pleasanton/Livermore Valley office.




Former Gallagher & Lindsey Agents Flock to Alain Pinel Realtors

After One Year, APR’s Alameda Office Now 2nd Largest in Alameda

Former Gallagher and Lindsey Agents at APR New Agent Orientation

ALAMEDA, CA – The Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) office in Alameda has doubled in size to 28 real estate professionals after former Gallagher & Lindsey (G&L) broker and agents joined APR at the end of last month. After less than a year in operation, the APR office has grown to the second largest real estate office in Alameda in number of agents, and the brokerage has the second largest closed sales volume and closed transaction sides year-to-date.*

“Alain Pinel Realtors’ focus on high quality professionals, excellent customer service, and creating luxury experiences has proved to be a successful recipe for rapid growth, having become the 5th largest residential real estate firm in the nation with just a quarter century in the business,” said Phil Weingrow, Vice President and Manager of APR’s Montclair and Alameda offices. “We have applied the same principles in Alameda, and I’m thrilled to have expanded with the addition of so many quality agents from Gallagher and Lindsey.”

At the end of last month, G&L Broker/Owner Michael Studebaker decided to return to real estate sales and close G&L’s real estate sales arm after almost 50 years of operation. After considering several brokerages, he chose to join APR, bringing many of his agents with him.

“Our new Alameda team blends the iconic history of Gallagher and Lindsey, familiar to all of Alameda since they’ve opened in 1967, with a family-owned, nationally ranked, globally connected industry leader,” said Sally Han, Sales Manager of APR’s Alameda office. “We look forward to taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to bring our agents and clients in Alameda the best possible real estate experience.”

Notable recruits in addition to Studebaker include former Alameda Association of Realtors® (AAOR) Presidents Ann Bracci, Angela McIntyre, and Troy Staten. With Han, the APR Alameda office now has four former AAOR Presidents in their office.

APR made a splash in the Alameda real estate market last October when they opened in the Alameda South Shore Center with an elaborate grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting by former Mayor Marie Gilmore and a generous donation to the Alameda Point Collaborative, the largest supportive housing provider for homeless families in Alameda County.

*All market statistics are from Trendgraphix: Year-to-Date 2015, All Properties, Total Sales


Last month, Alain Pinel Realtors and Private Mortgage Advisors hosted an exclusive East Bay client appreciation event in the glass dome at the Rock Wall Wine Company. With over 200 attendees, the event gave VIP clients and guests the opportunity to test drive and ride in the Tesla Model S with Tesla specialists. Refreshments from local Asena Restaurant and Rock Wall Wine Company were served. Check out some highlights in the video below:

Alain Pinel Realtors Celebrates Alameda Office Opening

Alameda Office Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Marie Gilmore

Alameda Office Opening with Mayor Marie Gilmore

Alain Pinel Realtors celebrated the opening of their new Alameda office with a ribbon cutting event and grand opening party on October 23rd. Attendees included Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, who performed the ribbon cutting, and Alameda Chamber of Commerce board member Kari Thompson.

At the event, the firm gave $5k to the Alameda Point Collaborative, the largest supportive housing provider for homeless families in Alameda County. The supportive housing community uses all its resources to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Among the 14 Realtors working out of the new office, seven rank among Alameda’s top 50 agents, including the #1 agents by dollar volume, David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, and the former President of the Alameda Association of Realtors, Sally Han, APR Alameda Sales Manager.

Located at 2212-B Southshore Center West, Alameda, the new 2,300+/-sf office space will showcase 21st Century technologies throughout, and will also be the first completely paperless APR office. The space will feature contemporary artwork curated by the Gray Loft Gallery, rotating on a quarterly basis, with receptions for the artists for each installation.

“With a growing part of our business coming from Alameda, our new office will serve the tremendous increase in demand, the accelerating prices of the community, and the wonderful housing option Alameda offers with its convenience to San Francisco and the greater Bay Area,” said Phil Weingrow, APR Montclair Village & Alameda Manager. “With its old world family charm, as well as a growing group of businesses, we are excited to have a new home in Alameda.”

To see more photos from the event, visit our gallery on Facebook.

2212-B Southshore Center West | 510.809.1111 .

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Alain Pinel Realtors Opens New Alameda Office


Alain Pinel Realtors is excited to announce our continued expansion in the Bay Area with the opening of our newest location at the South Shore Center in Alameda.

“With many of our associates already living and working in the City of Alameda, it was an obvious next step, to bring our technology and marketing expertise to a top quality location in Alameda, one of the most desirable communities in the East Bay,” said Phil Weingrow, Vice President and Manager of Alain Pinel Realtors Oakland Hills – Montclair Village.

The community, once known for its Navy base, has slowly transformed into a modern 21st century city. The geographic benefits including incredible views, beaches, and easy commutes via ferry and BART. With great school, restaurants and shopping, it’s no surprise the average price of a single family home has jumped from the mid-$500’s in the beginning of 2012 to over $850,000 currently. Earlier this year, APR announced the highest recorded sale of a single family home in Alameda’s history.

The new office is located at 2212-B Southshore Center West and can be reached at 510.809.1111 .

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