Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential property in Hayward since 1970.  If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Hayward we can help.  With over 40 years of experience behind us our family owned business can help navigate these uncertain real estate times.


Before the appearance of the Spanish padres and the founding of Mission San Jose, the Hayward area was occupied by the Costanoan Indians for some 3,000 years. They lived in cone-shaped straw and mud huts, coming down from the hills to the bay to gather shellfish and hunt sea lions for their diet.

In 1851, during the time of the Gold Rush, William Hayward made his way to “El Rancho San Lorenzo,” squatting on land in Palomares Canyon. In 1852, at the invitation of Don Guillermo Castro, Hayward bought 40 acres of land spanning what is now the downtown Hayward area. He opened a general trading store which soon prospered into a stagecoach stop, a post office, a hostelry and a dairy farm. Later, William Hayward became Post Master, Justice of Peace, County Supervisor and Eden Township Roadmaster. Hayward and his second wife, Rachel, also established the “Hayward’s Hotel,” one of the area’s finest resorts.

Although Don Castro named what is now downtown Hayward “San Lorenzo,” many people referred to the town as “Hayward’s Place” or “Hayward’s” because of the famous Hayward Hotel. When the post office was established in 1860, the town was given the official name of “Haywood,” due to a clerical error. In 1876, “Haywood” was incorporated as the “Town of Haywards,” with a population of 1,100. In 1894, the “s” in “Haywards” was dropped and on September 18, 1928, the status of the community was changed to the “City of Hayward.”

General Informaiton

Area: 62.55 square miles

Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay” because of its central and convenient location in Alameda County – 25 miles southeast of San Francisco, 14 miles south of Oakland, 26 miles north of San Jose and 10 miles west of the valley communities surrounding Pleasanton. Serviced by an extensive network of freeways and bus lines, Hayward has two BART stations (Hayward and South Hayward), an Amtrak station, and the Hayward Executive Airport, with easy access to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose airports.


  • In Hayward, as of May 2011, the median sales price for an existing Single-Family dwelling was $272,950, and $156,000 for an existing Condominium – Bay East Association of Realtors.
  • Total Housing Units: 48,406 as of January 1, 2011 (CA Department of Finance).

Median Household Income

  • $76,663 – Source:  Claritas, Inc. 2007


145,839 residents as of January 1, 2011 (CA Department of Finance)

Ethnic Breakdown (Census 2010):

  • African American: 11.3 percent
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 24.5 percent
  • Hispanic or Latino: 40.7 percent
  • White: 18.8 percent
  • Other: 0.2 percent
  • Two or more Races: 4.0 percent

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About Us

Since 1970 Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential and commercial real estate throughout the greater East Bay. We are boutique real estate company with a single focus, exceptional customer service from start to finish. Rinetti & Co. Realtors has the experience and practical knowledge to adapt to changing market conditions while providing our clients expert advise when buying or selling a home. If you’re considering making a move please contact us and see the difference Rinetti & Co. Realtors can make for you.


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Rinetti & Co. turned out to be the perfect place for me to do business...I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone buying or selling property. - Mary K.

...As I am sure you are aware, a house is stucco, wood and nails, but a home is where a lifetime of memories are created. Our mother was very proud of her home, it meant so much to her.

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If anyone in the East Bay is looking to buy or sell a home, please consider my friends and agents Tianne Rinetti-Vittoria and Perry Vittoria! They helped us buy our house and did an amazing job! They go above and beyond.”

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1103 MacArthur Boulevard
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