San Leandro , CA

Monthly Housing Development Update | January 2021

General statistics, market trends and outlook for housing development in San Leandro, CA


City Housing Update for January 2021


Current Trends:

During this past month of December, the median rental price for a single family home in San Leandro was $2,788 and median sale price for a single family home in the city was $640,900. There were approximately 90 homes listed for sale in the city at the end of December, compared with 90 in November. During the last month, homes sold within 11 days on the market and received 8 offers per sale on average.


City Housing Supply:

As of the end of 2017, the total count of existing housing units in the city was 32,596. Single family housing units make up the majority 65.79% of San Leandro's housing units, 21,446 units total. Multifamily units make up 31 percent, or approximately 10,260. As of last year, the average housing density (people per household) was 2.85, compared with the state average of 2.97. At the end of the period, about 2,129 of housing units in the city were unoccupied, suggesting a vacancy rate of 0 percent.


Regulations & Outlook:

The City has finalized updates to it's residential zoning code that fully comply with State Laws SB 1069 and AB 2299 which allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to be developed on most single family lots. More commonly referred to as “Granny Flats” and “In-Law Units”, in San Leandro as many as 12,653 homes may now be eligible to add some form of second dwelling unit. These laws are intended by The State to boost opportunities for housing production in cities in an effort to address the growing housing deficits local communities face accross The State. Typically secondary units are constructed by homeowners in backyards, converted garages and basements of single family residences. These new regulations could now allow individual homeowners to play a significant role to increase housing production in San Leandro over the coming years. Consider for example, if just one percent of eligible homeowners in San Leandro built an ADU each year, it would contribute an additional 632 units to the city's housing stock over the next five years and create hundreds of new local construction jobs.


Local News & Policy:

The city's latest residential zoning requirements for ADUs can be found on the San Leandro City Page using the link or search bar at the bottom of this report. Recently More information on the latest local policies and requirements for ADUs will be available as they are passed. Check back each month for the latest changes in San Leandro.


Get Involved:

For homeowners and local developers who are interested in getting involved in the ADU movement locally in San Leandro, use Housable to get insights about the ADU housing development potential of specific properties. Housable provides zoning, permitting, estimation and design tools, many of them free of charge, to help homeowners at any step plan, permit and build their ADU projects. Use property design and calculation tools any time, get low cost insights about the ADU potetnial of your property and connect with local professionals who can help with the process when you're ready to get started. Stay up to date with the latest local trends in housing production and join the ADU movement to create more housing in San Leandro, one garage, basement, or backyard at a time.



Exerpts From City Housing Reports


Current Market Stats January 2021


Median Sales Price $640,900.00

Median Rental Price $2,788.00 Based on 840 sqft unit

Total Homes on Market 90

Average Days on Market 11

Average Offers per Sale 8


City Housing Stock 2017


Total Housing Units 32596

Single-Family Units 21446

Other Type Units 890

Unit Vacancy Rate 0.0653

Annual Units Produced (2017) 87


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City & State Housing News

State of CA More Cities Say Yes to Granny Apartments, ADUs https://efficientgov.com/ 07/11/2017

State of CA Wieckowski, Herrera: Secondary units can help housing crisis www.mercurynews.com 14/11/2016



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