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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Are the special assessment taxes in rose garden area of Brentwood tax deductible?
Hello Zjh917, No they are not tax deductible. Congratulations on your purchase.

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in Brentwood
Cecily Tippe…, Real Estate Pro in 94513
Cecily Tippery answered:
Brentwood vs. Discovery Bay....feedback appreciated!
New to Trulia but just saw your question....I live in Discovery Bay, older community with a mix of all types of homes from deep water to golf course, originally a resort community. Base ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Home Buying in Brentwood
Runa Charlie, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Runa Charlie answered:
Considering buying a 3-4 bedroom house as a investment property and renting it out. Between, Brentwood, Mountain House & Antioch which would be best.
We have properties for sale in Chicago IL
Multi-Family Home for $40,000.00

THIS PROPERTY IS BEING OFFERED WITH DOWN-PAYMENT AND OWNER FINANCING!
(OR A CASH OFFER OF $17,000.00)

... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Buying in Brentwood
Runa Charlie, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Runa Charlie answered:
Is the Applewood area in Brentwood, California (Nor Cal) a good area to invest?
Hi Shibani we have properties for sale in Chicago IL
Multi-Family Home for $40,000.00

THIS PROPERTY IS BEING OFFERED WITH DOWN-PAYMENT AND OWNER FINANCING!
(OR A CASH OFFER OF $17, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Buying in Brentwood
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Once the contact is signed can the seller back out?
The offer probably had a loan contingency which would then allow them to do this. Or that is what it sounds like. Yes the loan mod would make them not qualify.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Steve, Home Buyer in Brentwood, CA
Steve answered:
Buying an investment property in Rose garden of Brentwood , is it good or not ? The special assessment property tax is too high....
What is the "Brentwood Admin Fine" special assessment tax? It is about $3,500 and listed on a home in Brentwood Park that we are looking to purchase.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Jelena Petro…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Jelena Petrovic answered:
I want to start saving for a house. For first time home buyers, what would be a good down payment price?
depends on the loan, but if it is FHA in Texas it's 3.5% of the sales price :)
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Nelson Khan, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Nelson Khan answered:
Senior Communities
Summerset is the primary senior community in Brentwood. It features numerous amenities and activities so it easy to get to know your neighbors.

Just a few of the features: Swimming ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Jay Taylor, Other/Just Looking in Santa Ana, CA
Jay Taylor answered:
Where is the best area to buy Oakley, Brentwood or Discovery Bay?
Brentwood is not an unsafe place to be in. I have a friend who has shifted there recently but does not feel that way at all. Hope you feel the same, forget this safety issue and enjoy t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Kim Blodgett, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Kim Blodgett answered:
We may be relocating to the area if my husband accepts a position in Concord. We will be on one income and can spend up to $425,000. What areas?
Allow New Home Negotiators to pick you up and deliver you back from your home. New Home Negotiators will escort you to the New Home Community of Your Choice, buy the coffee or lattes an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
What's the safest neighborhood to live in? Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley or discovery bay in order from 1 safest - 4 least safest?
This is always very subjective and is the kind of questions that gets agents into trouble. there are different types of crimes that vary by area and even different areas within each co ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 94513
Tac Cacciola, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, CA
Tac Cacciola answered:
New homes at Carmel Estates in Brentwood, CA HOA is $171/Month, is that a little too much for just a gated community in this area?
that amount in carmel estates is very low considering apples hill and surrounding complexs where is can range into the $300.00
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 22, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Neil Case, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Neil Case answered:
Looking to invest in a house in the Brentwood area. Looking for a safe easy to rent neighborhood. Is Brentwood still a good long term investment?
Shibani,

Assuming you are referring to Brentwood NorCal. There are many great areas in Brentwood to buy an investment property. AND there are many areas that are, in my opinion, not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 27, 2013 Home Buying in Brentwood
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
How much is my house worth?
There are some very fine local agents here, all of whom can help you get an accurate value of your home. I too am a local agent and would love to help you out. My number is 925-260-43 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Home Buying in Apple Hill Estates
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Is free rent back in a short sale normal? Selling agent states that it is
Let me address your comments and questions:

Comment: “The selling agent”
A: I assume by “selling agent” you mean the listing agent (normally, the “sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Brentwood
Dan, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Dan answered:
How is the new home community Lexington Park in Brentwood? They are asking 600K for the top house
Jack, I live in Portofino in Brentwood which is the same builder. We love it here. The purchase process was something to get used to. The Lexington Park homes are selling fast as is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in Amber Park
Shannon Sher…, Real Estate Pro in Lawton, OK
Shannon Sherman answered:
Recovering a portion of moving cost
Your best bet is to talk to your agent about your concerns, and see what they and the sellers agent can work out.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in 94513
Sherri Burris, Renter in San Francisco, CA
Sherri Burris asked:
Deducting a portion of rent Moved in Feb. 1. House was not clean and 3 bedrooms could not be used for 14 days due to the heavy smell of urnine. Can I deduct a portion of the rent for the days a portion of the house…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in 94513
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