The median price for a home this month in Alameda is a little less than $550,000, according to the website trulia.com.
What can you get for that price? Here's one example.
A three-bedroom, one-bathroom house at 201 Haight Ave. is listed at $539,000.
The home, built in 1944, has 1,047 square feet. It sits on a corner lot and has been on the market for more than two months.
Another example is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 413 Sunset Road.
The home, built in 1963, has 1,393 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $750,000. It's been on the market for about two weeks.