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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
This is not a question that a Realtor can answer, for two reasons:
1. It could be construed as STEERING if a Realtor directs you toward, or away from, a neighborhood for any number of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Applewood
Lisa Cessaro…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Lisa Cessaro moore answered:
Rental Property in Brentwood, CA (Contra Costa)
Mr Boomba,
As a Realtor that works and lives in Brentwood, there are many possibilities for homes in your price range. I would want you to know however, that we are experiencing multip ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 2, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
We are looking a referal for a great speech pathologist and ABA Service provider for our autism son.
I know someone @ Kaiser in Martinez if you are interested.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 General Area in Brentwood
Jack Howell, Real Estate Pro in 85383
Jack Howell answered:
Purchasing probate sale house in Brentwood -- how long does it take?
There is no hard and fast answer. Probate issues can be very simple at times. On the other hand it only takes a one legal issue to stall the proceedings.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman asked:
Moving into larger home I am curious if anyone has moved into a larger home in Brentwood recently what your experience has been like, please share your story with me!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Angel Luis H…, Real Estate Pro in 94520
Angel Luis Hernandez answered:
looking for a safe neighborhood in the Brentwood area .also how far is Brentwood from San Francisco? how long is driving time?very much Maria
Hi Maria,

Brentwood is a great and safe area. You can go online and google crime rates and say the are lower than the national average.

Driving from Brentwood to San Francisco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Sandra Strob…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Sandra Strobel answered:
Is this a gated community? What is the crime rate there if any?
Great question. I would recommend you search the City of Brentwood Police department website.
They have a really cool crime mapping ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Market Conditions in Deer Ridge Country Club
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Contra Costa County Property Tax question/ SHORT SALE
Hi Dan,
First let me say that a short sale is not a 'right' and your lender will need to agree to do it. With regards to property taxes, they will need to be settled in the transactio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Foreclosure in Brentwood
James Tan, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
James Tan answered:
Looking to buy in Brentwood but not sure where
How about at Shadow Lakes or Deer Ridge ? These are beautiful integrated golf course communities right on Balfour, and near the Hwy 4 Bypass. Some of the homes have an obstructed view ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Patrick Mcca…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Patrick Mccarran answered:
How much are Contra Costa County property taxes and what kind of discounts or exemptions are available for owners over age 65?
The base property tax also known as the ad valorem tax is 1%. However each county, city and subdivision has additional taxes or assessments. These will vary depending on the agreement b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Ask a question...
Hi Fran

You need to ask your question...........try again!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in Garin Ranch
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Glick answered:
Hello, I would like to refinance but how do I know the value of my house and whether this value will allow me to refinance?
Hi Miriam

The value and low refi costs are mutually exclusive. That's the good news.

As for value, we can do (free of charge) what is called an AVM (automative valuation method). ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Financing in Brentwood
Mark Schwell…, Real Estate Pro in 94513
Mark Schweller answered:
Homepath rules help
Just because your offer was rejected, doesn't mean that another offer wasn't accepted by Homepath. If you log on to you should be able to see if there is an accepted offer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 5, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Nick Solis, Real Estate Pro in 94596
Nick Solis answered:
Have a question about short selling a house in Disco Bay and paying property taxes.... any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!?
Dan, there are many factors when looking to get out of a distressed property. This info really needs to be personalized for you and your family. Its important to look at your exact situ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Home Selling in 94513
Adda Pina re…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Adda Pina renner answered:
How much is it for the down payment?
There are non-profit organizations that will gift you the down payment and closing costs to buy your home so it would cost you "zero down payment". If you do not want to go thru a non-p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Rental Basics in Garin Ranch
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
What are the minimum time frames for living in a Homepath home and for receiving the $10k tax credit?
Homepath generally requires you to move into the home within 60 days of closing and live in the home for one year.

The tax credit required you to live in the home as your primary res ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Selling in Brentwood
Mark Schwell…, Real Estate Pro in 94513
Mark Schweller answered:
what and where are the 55 communities in Brentwood, CA?
There are several 55+ communities in Brentwood. Trilogy is currently building new construction at the Vineyard, which is a resort style community and a tremendous investment currently. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Stas Matias, Real Estate Pro in 33950
Stas Matias answered:
What is the process of buying a house at Auction. We have $250K cash for Brentwood, CA?
Im not sure where you are buying but i myself get homes from BB&T Bank and I sell them to my investors cheap before they even get on the MLS. They get 1st shot at them at great pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Brian LeBars, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Brian LeBars answered:
We are looking to buy home for cash in Brentwood, CA . Found a few for $235K, but our agent will not put offers at asking. waste of his time.
Cash is attractive but comps sell homes. You may want to consult with a different local agent and see what the trend is in the area. I would be happy to provide you a trusted source if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 13, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
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