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Brentwood : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Mark Schweller answered:
The west side of Brentwood has elevated golf course views that add value and Heritage high school wsa built within the past decade and has the latest and greatest amenities, as well as quality test scores. These neighborhoods are Deer Ridge and Shadow Lakes, which run generally West of the Highway 4 Bypass. Visit to search the MLS for free in Brentwood. ... more
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Wed Mar 14, 2012
Neil Case answered:
Why on earth would you want to work with a realtor who doesn't respect what he/she does to the point that they would give you back 50% of the commission? All you will get is a bottom of the barrel agent. ... more
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Jana Korner answered:
Hi Lola,

This is a contact number for someone that I know who has been successful with the HARP program. Give her a call and see if she can help them.

Laurie Wright | Personal Banker
tri counties bank
1760 Challenge Way| Sacramento , CA 95815

p: 916.648.9370 ext 07118 | f: 916.648.9377 | web:

Good luck!
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Fri Jan 20, 2012
John D Fink answered:
Hi, I am a local realtor and property manager in Brentwood. I have a home I manage on Diamond Spring Ln for almost three years now. It is a great, family style neighborhood and I have had no issues in that time at all. If you find something there, I would suggest you move on it. ... more
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
Mike Okamoto asked:
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Sat Nov 19, 2011
Terri Vellios answered:
Hi Joanna,

This is good advice. Perhaps a blog post with links to inform the general public of where to research the license, and what is required of Real Estate Sales Persons and Real Estate Brokers, including Mortgage Companies when advertising. ... more
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Sun Oct 9, 2011
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
If you have never owned a home and you normally do your taxes, I would strongly suggest that you hire an accountant at least for the first year. They will be able to tell you what is and is not deductible that these items change from year to year. Your deductions will change, but only someone who is qualified and know your situation as a whole can determine how to move forward. ... more
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Sat Oct 8, 2011
Harold Sharpe answered:
There was in 2010. and depending on where you buy there may be. Some times the best place to ask is your local lender where you intend to buy. Sometimes Individual counties have first time home buyer incentives. lets say you plan to buy a home in Riverside county. Do a google search for "first time home buyer county of riverside" this came up for the county of riverside
Get the idea?

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
Brian LeBars answered:
I would contact Tim Scheiber out there. He has a great knowlage of the inventory as well as homes that have been listed by investors!

Tom (925) 487-3172

Feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions! ... more
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Tue May 31, 2011
Steve Mohseni answered:
I keep it simple.....location location location....good schools, access to jobs and low crime neighborhood. Being close to public transportation, shops and near parks also are big pluses. But what you have to realize is that you will not find it all in one property and/or if you do, you will be paying a large premium that may not pencil out to be an investment that offers cash flow. There are lot of variables to consider....I advise you to identify your investment goal and consult a real estate professional to guide you through the process. Best wishes! ... more
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Wed May 18, 2011
Michael Emery answered:
Class action lawsuits can temporarily decrease property values due to the fact that finding a lender to lend on the property can be a problem.

Plus there is no guarantee that the lawsuit will be successful and the homeowner may be required to pay for part or all of necessary repairs PLUS the attorney fees.

If you're considering buying this home I would talk to your lender. They may not wish to lend on a property that is tied up in potential litigation.
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Mon May 2, 2011
Heidy Hurst answered:
Hello kathy,

The Mariposa(Meritage)area is a gated community. This is a prime location for safety and retirement. I've lived in the Brentwood area for 13 years and have lived inside gated communities as well as outside. My first choice is living within the gates. Brentwood's rental market has always been a hot market. Renting during the interim should not be an issue.

Garin Ranch is on the East side of Brentwood. The homes and neighborhoods are fair/good and surrounded by a couple of local schools and close to down town. It's not the first choice for most buyer's when seeking homeownership as the west side tends to attract more desireability.

Should you seek further information, I am here to help..


Heidy Hurst, Realtor #01280003
ReMax Accord
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Sun Feb 20, 2011
Nick Solis answered:
Hi Ray,
When your looking at things like this personalized answers are really important. Its best to sit down and chat with someone who can help you.

Generally speaking a VA loan will work for someone in a situation like yours. But there are always variables.

We are located in Brentwood on second st are free to drop in or make and appointment if you want some info.
I can sit down with you and take a detailed look and present you with feedback and options.

Good luck.
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Sat Feb 5, 2011
John D Fink answered:
Good Morning. There is only one developer doing this type of home is Portofino Estates, Discovery Builders off Lone Tree Way. There are existing subdivisions that offer that type of home in the resale market. I would be happy to give you any information that would be helpful. Please email me directly or register on my website. Thank you. ... more
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Fri Feb 4, 2011
Isabelle M.J. Javier answered:
Hi Dawn,

Although Deer Ridge and Shadow Lakes are well liked, I really like the neighborhood by Mediterraneo Ave. Floorplans are well laid out and the proximity to the park, elementary school and The Streets of Brentwood are great.

I also feel Apple Hill still has much charm to it. Kids can walk to school and the neighborhood has great amenities.

Good luck with your search,

Isabelle M.J. Javier
DRE# 01118928
People & Properties
Sotheby's International Realty
360 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
925-209-1370 (direct)
925-837-8569 (fax)
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Dave Shepard answered:
Yes there a few of them right now. There are also some short sales. If you send me your requirements as far as price, bedrooms and baths, I will send you a list.
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Sat Feb 26, 2011
Roswell Moore, answered:
Hi Wayne,

Here's your answer:

* 1 Unit -20% down
* 2 - 4 Units - 25% down
* HomePath Purchase - 10% & no mortgage insurance.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

All the best,

Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner
480-422-5095 direct

We are a Direct Lender, Mortgage Bank where we originate, process, underwrite and fund FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, Conventional, loans to Canadians & other Foreign Nationals, on time. NMLS ID 263779 | AZ BK 0903725
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Discuss this question with your landlord and or attorney-- if your agreement was stay a month longer past your lease, yes, you will need to pay rent --again discuss with your landlord and or attorney. ... more
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Evan Homer answered:
Hi Carter,

Brentwood is a great place to live. I have lived here for 10 years and have watched it grow. I myself have 3 small children and we have found it to be a great place to raise a family and there are many other families like ours in town. You will definitely find what you are looking for in one of several neighborhoods around town. Schools are generally good and I would say the only real drawback is a commute. However, commuting to Concord is not too bad if you can avoid highway 4 at rush hour. If you have other questions, feel free to contact me.

Evan Homer, Realtor
(925) 642-5760
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Sat Jul 24, 2010
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
There are none for sale right now. The link below will show you all the homes for sale in Brentwood right now. Perhaps there is one for sale nearby. Let me know if you would like to see any of them. ... more
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