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Real Estate Broker/Owner - North State Financial, Inc.
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The County of Contra Costa, California was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California, with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. The County is the ninth most populous county in Califo...
Here is a snapshot of the Housing Activity for homes sold during 2006,  as compared to 2005, for the city of Brentwood and Contra Costa County.    If you would like more info, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have rega...
Be sure to check out the Brentwood Cornfest, 2007.     Fun for the entire family!   Located in the downtown area of Brentwood, California, in the heart of East Contra Costa County.  Just a short drive from the Bay Area or Sacramento.  Lots of activities that include Live Music,  Entertainment, Si...
Brentwood is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area. The community was named after English home of John Marsh, landholder.The latitude of Brentwood is 37.931N. The longitude is -121.694W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet. At the time of ...
Anyone have some feedback on the real ROI for a home with Solar Panels,  and the selling points for this type of home to a potential buyer.   I have a listing that is coming up that has solar panels, with battery system installed.  I have not had a straight answer from appraisers or other associa...
For anyone on the Realtor side of the business, just a quick update on the 100% financing loans available.  This info might be old news to some of us, but I still hear almost daily from Realtors that they are scared of the 100% financing buyers, and that they have heard about the "fallout in subp...
Its funny how many times people in our industry jump ship because they think about Greener Pastures.  I frequently speak to agents that are looking for a new home.  Obviously, most owner/brokers today are pursuing the Numbers Game.....the more agents and the less overhead, the better the bottom l...

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Mortgage, Real Estate, and Owner/Broker Topics. Trying always, to keep it positive!!!