If you looking for an "average home" in Castro Valley, you can find one in the $400,000 range.
According to the website trulia.com, the median price for a home sold between mid-October and mid-December was $468,000.
What can you get for that price? Here's one example.
A three bedroom, three bathroom house at 4511 Edwards Lane is listed at $455,000.
The home, built in 1948, is 2,320 square feet, including an in-law addition. It's been on the market for two months.
Another example is a two bedroom, two bathroom house at 4092 Nichandros St., which is listed at $435,000.
The home, built in 1956, has 1,800 square feet. It's been on the market for about seven months.