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Michael, Home Buyer in Antioch, CA

How's the rental market in Brentwood, CA and Antioch, CA?

Asked by Michael, Antioch, CA Fri Jun 5, 2009

I am looking to buy SFR for investment property. Is it a good time to buy? Is Brentwood better than Antioch as far as rental? Thanks for your advice.

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I have no idea which Brentwood the Corte Madera agent thinks has a soft market but the Brentwood in Northern California, next to Antioch CA, is very strong, rentals priced at market rates are rented under a month. I would not purchase in Brentwood in hopes of e-Bart coming any time soon. Antioch also has a strong rental market. As to which one is better there is not a clear winner, each has pros and cons. Brentwood has traditionally had strong appreciation and strong rentals desirability but you will pay more for the house and therefore have a lower rate of return based on rents received. Antioch was hit harder by the foreclosure crisis and therefore has a greater potential for appreciation when the market rebounds. The rental market is strong in Antioch as well and there is no reason to believe that will change in the future especially factoring in the widening of route 4, in progress, and the eventuality of BART.
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East County has by far the BEST values for investment property. The Cap rates and ROI are fantastic! Are you thinking of buying a single family home for a rental or a condo or townhouse or multi-plex? Typically, a single family home in Brentwood will get a bit higher rent than Antioch but it depends on what your budget and needs are. Rates are still low, prices definitely are and the opportunity for investors in East County are great.
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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!

Tony Abad
Realty World
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Hello again Michael, You may want to talk to someone from the area that knows this market and what's going on here!
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Hi Michael,

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!
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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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Hello Michael, the rental market here is very good. It really depends on where the house is and whast kind of housae it is, ( Bedrooms,Baths Sq.Ft. etc.). The homes are moving quite fast and Antioch has more people so it seems to be moving a little faster but not by much.

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View Craigslist as well for possible rental rates.
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