The following piece was written by Judy Dutton, and was published on on March 12, 2018. The Foggiest Idea is quoted. You can read the entire piece here.

In Fremont, the median home sales price is still high, at $1.1 million, but that breaks down to $611 per square foot. So, home buyers here are getting a whole lot more for their money.

“Fremont is shielded enough from the San Francisco madness that it still presents value,” says Richard Murdocco, adjunct professor in the public policy graduate program at Stony Brook University in New York.

“And lower real estate prices affect people’s perceptions. When people feel they’re getting more for their money, happiness goes up,” says Murdocco, who writes “The Foggiest Idea,” an award-winning column on real estate.