Thursday, May 12 2022

Like many cities in the Bay Area, 2021 has been a record year for Emeryville Real Estate. Sales volume more than doubled year-over-year, the median sale price rose 2.95%, and homes sold 17.65% faster than in 2020.

Emeryville rents stabilize after post-pandemic decline

After a post-pandemic “spike” in August 2021, median rents in Emeryville saw slight declines to end the year. One-bedroom units are priced at a median of $2,430, while two-bedroom units sit at around $3,000.

In 2021, rents for 1 bedroom units have increased by around 5% and those for 2 bedrooms are practically stable.

Emeryville is ranked the 5th most expensive city to rent in the Bay Area after SF, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and Mountain View.

Read the full report on Browse All Current Emeryville Rental Listings here.

Single-family homes and 3-bedroom units see the largest median increases

  • Median sale prices for all Emeryville homes rose 2.95% in 2021 to $550,000
  • The median sale price of studios increased by 3.39%, from $346,500 to 358,250
  • One-bedroom homes also rose from $473,000 to $502,500 by 6.23%
  • Median selling price of two bedrooms decreases by 4.65% from $760,000 to $725,000
  • Three-bedroom median sale price increased 36.68% from $730,000 to $997,912
  • The median sale price of single-family homes increased by 17.5%, from $800,000 to $940,000

2021 sales by property type


Median list: $349,500
Median Selling Price: $358,250
Median day on market: 41

1 Bedroom Condo

Median list: $482,000
Median Selling Price: $502,500
Median day on market: 45

2 bedroom condo

Median list: $699,000
Median Selling Price: $725,000
Median day on market: 37

3 bedroom condo

Median list: $998,000
Median Selling Price: $1,145,625
Median day on market: 32

Single-family homes

Number of houses sold: 9
Median list: $788,000
Median Selling Price: $940,000
Median day on market: 36

2020 versus 2021

  • 62.3% increase in total sales volume
  • 58.2% increase in the total number of homes sold
  • 2.95% median selling price increase
  • 17.65% decrease increase in average days on market

This heat map shows the different sales hubs within Emeryville.

Sales by condominium complex

The graphs below show the average selling price and the total number of units sold for the various condominium complexes in Emeryville.

2021 Sales Spotlight

BMR sells for $174,000, Stanford Ave SFH “reversed” for $1.4M

Emeryville’s lowest sale price in 2021 was Andante Condominiums unit #1305. The sale was a below-market-rate unit originally purchased in 2005 for $109,000. It received 25 bids and sold after 24 days on the market for $174,600.

If you are unfamiliar with Emeryville’s Below Market Rate Program, find more details at the city website.

from Emeryville upper the sale price in 2021 went to a single-family home located at 1241 Stanford. The property that we spotlighted in march was purchased by an investor for $580,000 and completely overhauled. The corner lot has been expanded from its original 884 square feet to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

It was put on hold within 15 days and sold for $215,000 asking for a final sale price of $1,400,000.

A complete list of properties available in Emeryville can be viewed here.

This report is prepared by Nicole Gruen, longtime Emeryville resident and Coldwell Banker real estate agent. Want to buy or sell in Emeryville? Support your resident real estate agent.

**All data is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.


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