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Want to Invest with 15% Down in Contra Costa County? Most Investment Properties require a 25% down payment or more. At Home Point Real Estate we work with lots of Real Estate Investors in Contra Costa County and beyond. Leverage is a Key Factor with many Investors, as buying with as little cash o...
Having Trouble Getting Your Loan Closed in Contra Costa County?  Here is an infographic from the California Association of Realtors that tells the story of which loans close the easiest and what type of loans people are getting. Don't let this discourage you.  Contact Home Point Real Estate that ...
Shopping for a Brentwood Home – Take a second Look! Well it is February so we are writing about clients we “Love.” I was helping a couple look for a home. There were certain things they needed within a certain budget and they were concerned they would not find it (and so was I). The husband and w...
Is a New House in Brentwood California for you? I had a couple come to me to buy a house that I just loved. They had 3 kids and had lived in a semi-rural property for a very long time, but it was time to move. They had a great income, but little down payment; so they were set up with an FHA Loan....
Hi Ho Hi Ho off to Build Equity we Go! Contra Costa County 203K Loans! This is one of those clients we love. He came to me with minimal buying power, minimal funds and an open mind. Mind you this is a tight market for buyers, where good financing is critical to getting your offer accepted. We loo...
Contra Costa County Apartments – Top 5 for February 2014 Apartment Houses are becoming the Real Estate Investors purchase of choice. An Apartment House offers stability and predictability, good long term positive cash flow, great tax advantages (always consult with a tax professional for details)...
Hidden Gems in the Den! One of my secrets for finding Hidden Gems relies heavily on the fact we have a lot of subdivisions and some lazy agents – especially REO agents. When they build a subdivisions generally they have about 5 or 6 models of homes. However, by flipping the plans, using different...
Selling Your Own Home in Brentwood Ca I work with many Home Sellers in Brentwood CA, Antioch, Oakley, Pittsburg, and Discovery Bay; all in East Contra Costa County. I understand that Sellers want to get the best return possible on a Home Sale.  To that end there might be a temptation to Sell Your...
Everyone says they want a Fixer upper in Brentwood or one of the other nearby towns of Oakley, Antioch, Pittsburg, or Discovery Bay. Well working on your outdoor living space is a great way to add value to your home.  Carla has an excellent post here that you should read. Hidden Gems . . . Can't ...
Six Fantastic Pittsburg California Investment Properties Pittsburg California Investment Properties are very popular due to the easy commute from Pittsburg to other parts of the county. Investment Properties for Sale in Pittsburg are also very affordable; offering a good return on investment mont...

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