Brentwood, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Asking $675,000 VIDEO TOUR      Location, Location, Location..Beautiful home located on a court in the highly desirable Shadow Lakes community with no rear neighbors. This home Is within waking distance to two of Brentwood’s top rated schools. Enjoy the back yard oasis on those hot summer days with two covered awnings or cool off by jumping into the In-ground salt water pool. Keep that a/c cranking all summer with the paid off solar panels or relax in the hot tub after a long day at work. This beauty is close to the Highway 4 Bypass, Vasco Rd and Marsh Creek saving time on that commute. No need to vacuum because there is travertine tile and hardwood flooring through out. Professionally Landscaped yard with established trees for shade, balanced with newly upgraded, low-maintenance plants...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Brentwood Ca Open House August 26, 2018This Four Bedroom Two Bath Brentwood CA Home for Sale 94513 is open Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 1-4 p.m.This amazing home has a completely remodeled Kitchen featuring Granite Counter Tops and Stainless-Steel Appliances. The bathrooms have been fully remodeled and there are new floors throughout; except for the Vintage Hardwood Floors in the living room and dining room. Tile floors in the Kitchen, baths, and hall, new laminate in the bedrooms.The yard is beautifully landscaped with raised beds and 5 fruit trees. There is plenty of side parking for your RV and Boat. The covered patio and side yards are also great for parties, entertaining, BBQing and Outdoor Living.Located on a corner it is one of two homes on a quite cul de sac.  Easy walking to sh...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Orange County
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Brentwood Condos For Sale If you are looking to buy or sell a condo in Brentwood, California; then you have come to the right place. My website, www.brentwoodurbanliving.com, features all of the 86 Condo Communities within Brentwood, CA. Not only can you view photos, stats, a detailed description, HOA information & much more for each complex, but you can also do an extensive Brentwood Condo Search to find the perfect Brentwood Condo For Sale! Buying a Brentwood Condo is a different process than buying a single family residence, thus it is imperative that you hire an agent who knows the ins and outs of each complex. From whether the building is FHA approved, hat the reserves are, and even what the owner occupany rate is, all aspects are crucial in the Brentwood Condo Buying process.  Whe...
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By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(Century 21 MM)
Its Fruit-Picking Time in Brentwood! Happy spring! Spring time is full of delight with the weather, spring flowers in bloom, birds chirping, and fruit-picking. It is a great time to get the family out and do some fresh picking. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries, cherries, peaches, pears, plums…there are so many to choose from. Strawberries are right in season along with lots of other fruits and cherry picking is ideal in the months of May and June. Did you know that Brentwood is a top spot for cherry-picking? Brentwood has dozens of local farms which are ideal for picking.You can pick your own or purchase pre-picked packages at most farms. In addition to fruit, you can pick vegetables too. Kids love picking fresh fruit so it is a great family outing. Your children can see and le...
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By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(Century 21 MM)
Brentwood Farmers Market With Spring just around the corner, it is a great time to get acquainted with your local Brentwood Farmers Market! Nestled conveniently in Downtown Brentwood, if you have not been, you are missing out. The talk of the town already, this is the local spot for all of your fresh veggies, fruits, and other local goods such as honey, eggs, and artisan cheese. Fresh is the word. Shop local and eat deliciously!Under the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, local farmers’ markets with homegrown freshness are made convenient to you around the Bay Area. What a treat! The PCFMA is a non-profit organization, who aim to empower our local farmers and help them be successful within our communities. Farmers’ markets provide healthier food options that are just plain better...
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By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(Century 21 MM)
What You Need to Know About Cap Rates What is a cap rate as it relates to real estate property investing? Cap rate stands for Capitalization Rate which essentially means the rate of return (income) the property is expected to generate, as it applies to investment properties. What an introduction! For those of us who are not real estate market vocabulary pros, let’s try to break this definition of cap rates down to be easily understood.To start, the capitalization rate is the equivalent of the net operating income which means the same thing as, the current market value. Net operating income (NOI) is the property’s cap rate.To put this into a scenario, if you were to purchase an investment property and were expecting say, a 10% return in profit, how much would you be willing to spend for ...
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By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(Century 21 MM)
Wineries in Brentwood, California Welcome to Brentwood, California! Home to many great qualities like having top entertainment spots, delicious eats, the best parks around, and also, home to acres and acres of vineyards, making wine tasting easy-access. Local wines are offered in our restaurants. Local folks enjoy taking wine tours, being a part of wine clubs, and enjoying all the wine tasting from Brentwood’s finest. What wineries does our area offer?  Hannah Nicole Vineyards At Hannah Nicole, they believe slow and steady wins the race. Working hard by hand, taking their time, and avoiding machinery are what make this place special, delicate, and delicious. With 54 acres of vineyard, Hannah Nicole sure has their hands full of work. The vineyard is also home to the most award-winning vi...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Five Important Home Selling Tips!The Five Important Home Selling Tips: Never over price your home. Yes you can come down on the price if it does not sell, but the longer a home sets on the market it gets a stigma, especially in this Sellers Market. If anything you might try pricing under the market to get a lot of showings and a bidding war going. Don't let people know why you are selling the home. Don't post the why or other details on Facebook or other social media. When you tell close friends make sure they do not share the information. This information could be used to undermine you in negotiations. For example if you have to move for work and have a deadline for the new job; this rush may encourage low offers. Or perhaps you are concerned about getting the kids enrolled in school b...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
What do I need to do to Buy a House Now?Many of you reading this already have a home, but you may want to move up or have friends that should buy a home now. Buying a home may sound rather basic, but there are some things to consider: The very first thing is get a loan lined and determine how much you want to spend. Many people need to push themselves to get into the first home. It is often a big financial stretch, but others may not have to stretch as much. Do not buy more home than you need, just because you can. Also just because one lender does not have good news for you does not mean that another lender will not be able to help you. This creates the odd paradox of getting a Realtor before you get the loan, if you have not already lined a loan up. A good Realtor works with different...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Brentwood California Home Prices – September 2016Brentwood California Home Prices continue up in 2016 because Brentwood California Homes offer the best living at the best prices. Brentwood California is the Premier East Contra Costa County Community, with Luxury Homes at very affordable pricing.Brentwood California provides excellent shopping, dinning, golf, and water sports on the delta. Brentwood is a very modern community that has retained it's small town charm. Setting on the edge of the county agricultural core there are plenty of fruit and vegetables stands for the freshest produce and local farmers markets. Brentwood has many communities, with lots of newer homes, including gated communities and 55+ communities. Here are the Brentwood Home Prices for the past year by Quarter and ...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Summerset Homes in Brentwood CA – September 2016Summerset Homes in Brentwood CA remain some of the most popular Active Adult Community Homes in Northern California with their excellent pricing, low HOA Dues, and fantastic amenities. Summerset is actually four communities, Summerset I, Summerset II, Summerset III, and Summerset IV.Each Summerset Subdivision features a club house with a pool, gym, library, commercial kitchen large gathering room, a facilities manager and more. Most have pool tables, tennis courts, and boccie ball. All the communities are gated with security. Many homes set right on the golf course. At the club houses you will find many groups, clubs and activities; including group trips. Summerset is for people 55 years and older, at least one of the residences needs to b...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
East Contra Costa County Home Prices and Market Trends – Feb 2016East Contra Costa County Home Prices are on the way up and this is because East Contra Costa Homes are affordable and quality homes. With BART extended out to Antioch California (and further extensions in the works), with the widening of Highway 4, and the expansion of the bypass; East Contra Costa County Homes are becoming more in demand.The quality of life in East Contra Costa County is a constant draw to Home Buyers. Some of the highest rated schools in the state are in Brentwood, Summerset Homes and the Vineyard offer fine 55+ Housing, there are homes with Deep Water Docks on the Delta, there is great golfing and water recreation, and the communities set on the edge of the county's agricultural core. Let's take a look ...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Should You Really Put as much Money Down as you can on a Home Purchase? – Buying a Home Part 3There are a lot of great Home Loan Programs, even some programs for Zero Down Payment Home Loans. Yes you can Buy a Home with No Money Down. Even if you do not qualify for a Zero Down Home Loan, most people can get an FHA Loan with 3.5%. There are lots of Home Loan Programs.There are lots of Home Buyers that can afford to pay cash for a home; and many that can put down a traditional 20% or more on a Home Loan.But should you put as much money down as you can? If you can pay cash should you? Or is there a better way to do it? Keep in mind that in general if you put less than 20% down you will have a slightly higher loan rate or mortgage insurance that will make the cost of the loan a little highe...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
How to get the Right Home Loan - Buying a Home Part 2or Which Came First the Lender or the REALTOR?In part one we covered the obvious – What are you buying a home for? Once you know why you are Buying a Home you need to start searching for a loan.Now most Lenders are going to say “Talk to me first” and of course I know many quality lenders and I love it when they send me a client that have been working with to get them ready to buy a home. This seems logical as we need a loan before we can start shopping for a home.But I do not mind when potential buyers come to me first, without getting a loan arranged. And there is a good reason to maybe start with a quality REALTOR. We know lots of lenders, there are lots of lending programs out there. When one lender tells you “No” either to a loan ...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
What Do New Buyers Want different than Repeat Buyers?Different Buyers want different things in a home. The California Association of Realtor (CAR) put out an infographic showing the different priorities of New Buyers versus Repeat Home Buyers. Take a look:I do not think that many of these answers are much of a surprise. Generally Repeat Buyers can be more selective and therefore look for bigger homes in better areas (Hence the term Move Up Buyer). A First Time Buyer would obviously be one that is tired of renting. I do find it interesting that more First Time Buyers move because of a change in family situation. Are you interested in a New Home? First Time Buyer? Repeat Buyer (Move Up Buyer)?Home Point Real Estate is located in Brentwood Ca and provides service to the East Contra Costa C...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
Rent Payments Can Really Add Up!No matter how much you pay in rent, you might be surprised what it adds up to over the years. Investing your money in a home may be a wiser financial choice. With the current home prices and mortgage rates, this is an excellent time to look into buying your own home in Brentwood,California.Common Concerns of Renters and Homeowners - Advantages and ConsiderationsBUYINGProperty builds equityResponsible for maintenanceTax deductible mortgage interest*Responsible for property taxesFree to change decor and landscapingResponsible for hazard insuranceNot dependent on landlord to maintain propertyRENTINGLandlord is responsiblefor maintenanceNo equity gainsLandlord is responsible forproperty taxesRent payments are not tax deductiblePossibility of evictionNo contro...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Buying a Home in Contra Costa County – Are you Buying a Home to Live in it or Invest?This question may seem rather basic and of course you know why you are Buying a Contra Costa County Home; but why you are Buying a Home will impact how you approach your Home Search. If you are looking to Invest in Real Estate the first thing you should do is request a copy of my Real Estate Investing Book. There are lots of questions when Buying an Investment Home. Are you looking to Flip or Rent? What is more important Cash Flow or Appreciation; or what balance do you need? What is your tolerance for risk? Buying to Invest involves a different type of lending. A Real Estate Investor is always looking to maximize return on the property within the Investors risk tolerance and goals. See Homes for Sale N...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
What could get me out of Real Estate?OK I am probably in Real Estate for life, but I wanted to share a project with you that is very personal and is on Kickstarter.Go to my Kickstarter PageBack when I was a teenager I played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons; this is back when D&D was very controversial. Some people contacted me through some friends to play the game. I played with them and they wrote an article on game – very critical. (I want to say I agree with much of the criticism, but find today that many video games are far worse with seemingly less concern.)In my discussions with some of the writers we discussed the fact that it was a very creative game with many positive aspects; and rather than criticize that maybe we should make something better that addressed a lot of the issues....
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By Steven Teoh, Los Angeles South Bay, Palos Verdes
(West Shores Realty)
In Brentwood there were 17 single family home sales in October 2015, down from 23 in October 2014 and a 31% increase from the 13 sales closed last month. The average list price for single family home sales in October 2015 was $4,516,588 compared to $3,942,000 for October 2014, representing a 15% increase. For the three-month period from August to October 2015, the average list price was 10% lower than the same period of the prior year. Average sales price for October 2015 was $4,348,610, compared to that of August through October 2015, which was $3,739,575. These results indicate that the sale price is trending up. Comparing October 2015 to September 2015, Brentwood saw a 22% increase in average sale price, and a 10% increase compared to same month of the prior year.  Click here Read mo...
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By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
How Hot is the California Real Estate Market?The California Association of Realtors (CAR) put out a lot of great infographics. Normally I provide a lot of commentary and insight.  I think this infographic really speaks for itself:Of the top 20 markets in the country 11 are in California and 7 of those are in Northern California.Home Point Real Estate Sells Homes in Oakley Ca, East Contra Costa County and beyond. Ask about how to get our Book on Selling your Home for Free. For all your Real Estate Needs call Home Point Real Estate at 925-260-4321. 
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