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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Home Point Real Estate - DRE # 01492725
My East Contra Costa County Real Estate Blog

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2009 

The Alameda and Contra Costa Counties some of the most upscale communities in the country. One of those communities is Pleasanton California. Recently I took a look at the Pleasanton Market. I was surprised at the trend I was seeing and went back over 6 months of sales to look at the trends. Thes...
04/30/2009
Discovery Bay is one of the most unique communities in East Contra Costa County. Originally a weekend get away community it is now a mixture or second homes, commuters and people that telecommute or work in the community. Most of the homes on the water command a higher end market price, although ...
04/28/2009
If you’re thinking of Buying a Home or Selling a Home in Antioch CA, now may be the time to act. This market is still dominated by Bank Owned Homes, but it appears to be nearing the bottom and ready to turn around. These numbers are taken from the MLS on April 22, 2009. I have only looked at Sing...
04/24/2009
Here is this months Pittsburg, CA Real Estate Market Report. If you are interested in Buying a Home or Selling a Home in Pittsburg California or anywhere in East Contra Costa County you need to read this report, especially if you are interested in Bank Owned Homes. This report is based on the MLS...
04/23/2009
If you’re thinking of Buying a Home or Selling a Home in Oakley CA, now may be the time to act. This market is still dominated by Bank Owned Homes, but it appears to be turning around. These numbers are taken from the MLS on April 22, 2009. I have only looked at Single Family Homes. Some of the n...
04/22/2009
I have been asked about the difference in these terms and now offer a brief explanation: Average: You had everything together and divide by the number of units. For example if 10 houses sell you add up the total cost and divide by 10. Median: The house in the middle of a price range. I’m not sure...
04/21/2009
I often tell Home Buyers that homes are like movie theater popcorn. When you go large you get more for your money, at least in terms of unit cost. My primary market is East Contra Costa County; including the cities of Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, and other smal...
04/21/2009
Everyone knows it is tougher to get a loan these days. Many buyers feel locked out from the possibility of borrowing. I spent a good part of my day talking to lenders about ways to help my clients get loans and exploring new possibilities. Well I am going to provide you a few links to some lender...
04/20/2009
In this drastic down market many people owe more on there home than they can sell if for. This is called being upside down. If you cannot afford the house payment of need to sell your options may seem limited. You can pay the bank the difference at the time of the sale, this could be hundreds of...
04/17/2009
This is not the usual Real Estate Blog but should be of interest.  I have posted here that I would be going to a Tea Party and I did. I want to share what happened and give you the best info I can, not just facts but a feel. The party was set to start at 3:15 pm in Pittsburg, CA. For those not fa...
04/16/2009
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