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Wed Dec 14, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Wed May 13, 2015
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
What is the property address? I would be more than happy to ask the listing agent for the HOA documents.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
ashcoftop answered:
If you do not want to voice an opinion on my question then where can I search to find this kind of answers.
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Hollie answered:
Thank you all.

It seems that the house 1412 Sail Ct can't access Delta. Am I right?

The closer to fast water the better?

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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Corrien Faso answered:
Hi Luiso:

One of my investors owns a deep water dock home that has been a vacation rental for the past five years. The home has been rented the whole five years with the exception of this past December. The home was getting some upgrades. The HOA allows monthly rentals on this home. This home has been a very good investment for client.

The home recently went on the market. It is fully furnished and the owner is willing to sale the home with all the furnishings. The address of the home is 2166 Sand Point Road, Discovery Bay.

We also have a rental handbook and vacation lease agreements. If you would like to learn more about this home and the profit of the home, please call me at 925-368-8638 or email me at Or visit my website:

Corrien K. Faso
Realty World - Pigati & Russell Realtors
100 Cortona Way #150
Brentwood, CA 94513
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Wed May 29, 2013
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
I deal almost exclusively with investors. There are lots of issues with real estate investing and there is no simple answer. Return on Investment is in generally declining. The more money down generally the better return. There are also opportunities to make money on appreciation, but that is more speculative.
If you e-mail me directly I will send you a free E-Book on Real Estate Investing. I will also send you some spreed sheets I use with other clients to evaluate homes for investing. It will give you an idea of some factors to consider.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Sandra Strobel answered:
I should add, the Special Taxes & Assessments can be 100's of dollars higher in other areas of Discovery Bay.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Donald Farrow answered:
A couple of years ago you would have been wise to find a foreclosure specialist. It was a specialty market and some of us went through some extensive training and certification to become experts. The two major certification programs are Five Star REO Certification and CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert). I have them both.
Today's market, though is getting back to normal. Out of the 40 active listings in Discovery Bay, only 2 are REO's (foreclosures) and only 1 is a short sale. My advice to you is to find someone who really knows Discovery Bay and who is very active in this market. Your focus should be on finding the right home for your needs - not necessarily focusing on foreclosures. Find a Realtor who will qualify your needs when it comes to lot orientation, proximity to fast water, sun exposure and other important factors.
An active Realtor can also help scout out the market to find the perfect home for you even if it may not yet be on the market. Please feel free to review my sites or to contact me if I can be of further assistance. Good Luck in your search.
Don Farrow
Broker Associate, Marples and Associates Realtors
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Esther Kennedy answered:
Discovery Bay has a mix of short sales, conventional sales and a few foreclosures. In the current market, many foreclosures are investor flips and are purchased at auction. I represent buyers for all three. I would be happy to set you up on a drip campaign so that you can preview the current
Active listings and choose homes that you would like to view.
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Esther Kennedy answered:
Discovery Bay is a wonderful community with waterfront, golf course and gated communities with walking trails, community pool, decorative lakes and beautiful landscaping. The summers are much warmer than Nipomo’s 70-75 degree averages, with our 80-90 degree averages.

It is a perfect area for retirement with its nearby orchards and fields of strawberries, with over 40 farms in the vicinity that produce fruits and vegetables that are sold here and in many other farmers' markets in the bay area. That's as fresh as it can get!

You can walk to a golf course, drive 5 minutes to a winery and vineyard, handpick your own cherries and strawberries straight from the farm, have a choice among 50+ lovely parks, participate in the annual cornfest, and still be just an hour or so away from San Francisco.

Inventories of homes are low and homes are selling on the water starting from the low $500,000’s and in the gated communities of the Lake and Lakeshore homes are starting in the mid $300,000’s to mid $400,000’s. Here is a link where you can search for all homes that are available at Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Donald Farrow answered:
The lowest priced lakefront home is 1323 Discovery Bay Bl at $229,000. The lowest priced deep water home is 2122 Portside at $359,900. Both properties will need a little work. For an updated list of active homes in Discovery Bay go to and click on the fifth tab down titled "All Discovery Bay Homes for Sale" This link is updated directly from the MLS in real time.
Call me if you would like more information 925-234-0856.
Don Farrow
Broker Associate
Marples and Associates Realtors
Discovery Bay
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Bhanson answered:
If your not ready to buy.....but are considering renting an Executive Home, ours will be available January 1, 2013

2003 Custom Built Turcott House
End of Culdesac (pie lot)
2,600 SQFT
3 / Bedrooms / plus Office
2.5 Bathrooms
3 Car Garage
Incredible Pool & Spa
Hardwood & Stone Flooring throughout
Professionally Maintained Landscaping (Asian & Mexican theme)

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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Chris Soukoulis answered:
I have searched and have been un able to find any lease options for you, If you need help with a regular purchase or lease you have my number. Have a great Sunday afternoon

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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Sandra Strobel answered:
Hi Patrick. I am a qualified, well respected agent specializing in Discovery Bay. I have a ton of experience with Short Sales and USDA purchases. Pleas give me a call if you are still searching for a Realtor. (925) 766-3791. ... more
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Jeff Enslen answered:
Curious to know what came from this? Kid friendly, pet friendly and activity friendly you can't go wrong with the Discovery Bay area. The real estate market is great and homes here are close to all the things families want. ... more
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Mon May 14, 2012
Wndrwmn39 answered:
I live in the lakes and Dilinger305 is completely wrong. I know all of the Sheriff's Deputies in DIscovery Bay, and the information provided couldn't be more false. It is a VERY safe neighborhood. ... more
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Fri May 6, 2011
Marston Myers answered:
Yes, deep water home prices are still coming down BUT on an individual basis. What do I mean by that? Many of the DW homes are Short Sales or Foreclosures and will not close at the "asking" price yet some are traditional sales. Depending on how much is owed on that traditional sale and the motivations to sell, the traditional sale may well come "down" to the market and be a much better value than the SS or Foreclosure sans drama.

Email me and I will set you up on a MLS search with your specific criteria so you will see what I see as homes come on the market.

Effective May 1, 2011 when working with me, Marston Myers, on a traditional sale, I will pay up to 1% of the purchase price towards your closing costs. Limitations may apply based solely on the Lender and Loan product you choose. In Discovery Bay that is about $3k to $8k in your pocket. I have been a Discovery Bay Realtor for over 10 years and Broker for 5 years. I am very familiar all the deep water neighborhoods pros and cons.

Best of luck with your search!

Marston Myers - Broker
Area Pro Realty-People's Choice
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Joe and Marsha Fagnani answered:
No one has a magical crystal ball... in all of our years of knowing the Discovery Bay area we have never seen the prices as low as they are right now. Who knows what the prices will continue to do! Discovery Bay is a great place to live and own property that is for certain. Make an offer and see where it goes! Good luck! ... more
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