http://www.zilpy.com/US/California/Contra_Costa_County/Brent .... http://www.zilpy.com/US/California/Contra_Costa_County/Antio
Another tool for rent comparables .... http://www.rentometer.com/
Yes, great time to buy. If I had to choice between Brentwood and Antioch, I would pick Brentwood. Maybe because I already live here. :)
I hope this helps!
The market for rentals is soft. The job market is very soft there. Long term it will be a good investment because the Bart into the city, etc. If you can get a good tenant in place with a stable job it will be a great investment. Have you considered the San Jose REI Club with Geraldine Barry. I think she does REO tours in Antioch. Good luck!
Zilpy is a helpful site to look for rental prices. There are a lot of great properties in both Antioch and Brentwood available now. Typically, Brentwood tends to run a bit higher in terms of rent, but it's pretty negligible so I wouldn't eliminate one or the other. I would be happy to talk to you more about this or show you some opportunities in those areas.
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