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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
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Ellen Albrig…, Real Estate Pro in Discovery Bay, CA
Ellen Albright answered:
Where is the best area to buy Oakley, Brentwood or Discovery Bay?
As a 22 year resident I have never come across any gangs. I have raised both my children here and can't imagine living anywhere else.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
Recovering a portion of moving cost
Sherri,

The first question I have is what type of sale was this and what did you agree to? Did you sign any sort of non CAR "As-is" addendum?
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 hous...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in 94513
Cathy Daniel, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Cathy Daniel answered:
I'm have an offer in on a flipped property. They have responded wanting me to sign an 'as is' clause. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
Completely normal since the seller never lived in the property and has no prior knowledge of "problems." For peace of mind purchase a home warranty. Congratulations on your ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Home Buying in 94513
Christy Brock, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Christy Brock answered:
commute form West Brentwood to Fremont Ca does anyone know how long that would take if need to be at work at 830am mon-fri
Hi Diana,

The commute would be anywhere from 1 hour 10 minutes to 2 hours with heavy traffic traffic/ accidents.

Good luck,
Christy
Service First Real Estate
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Home Buying in Brentwood
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
What are good areas in Brentwood to buy investment property ? I am looking for area with good schools.
I am a Broker in Brentwood and live in Brentwood. There are not many "Bad" areas in this town. It is very nice community. My kids are in the public schools and we are very happy with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Florine 'bam…, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Florine 'bam Peters answered:
First time buyer
Yes Tyrone I would need to have you speak with our financial representative to first do a credit report and if your income will suppot the price range you want to look into please fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Nick Solis, Real Estate Pro in 94596
Nick Solis answered:
If a property is for Auction could you buy it from the bank before the Auction date????
If you wanted to buy a home prior to trustee sale than you would have to work with a Agent and current home owners to work out a offer and have the owners agree to work thru the short s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What hapenned at the October 5th Auction? How much did that house go for?
With no house identified, it is impossible to tell you:
I can guess that no one knows yet; the odds are that the lending bank bought it back and will be LISTING it for sale as an REO.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
Is the climate humid in Brentwood or mostly dry??
It is not Texas or Southern humid. Humidity is not the issue. It is also not a dry desert heat either. This has been a hot summer, hotter than normal, but generally it is not as hot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Home Buyers Seminars
Not in Brentwood, but Operation Hope in Oakland provides the 3 hour workshops twice a month. http://www.operationhope.org/oakland
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
Opinions and review of Trilogy in Brentwood
The homes are very nice. Not many resale homes, but a few on occasion. Buying new can be expensive. You will be required to landscape the backyard. Have you considered Summerset? I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in Brentwood
Mark Schwell…, Real Estate Pro in 94513
Mark Schweller answered:
What is the process for buying a HUD house?
HUD homes are assigned to a listing agent and prepared for marketing on the MLS in much the same way as a standard foreclosure. Several key differences do exist: 1) Your agent must be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Home Buying in 94513
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
Jack Howell, Real Estate Pro in 94513
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 94531
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
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
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