Location Archives: contra-costa-county

Are You Self Employed? Know What Lenders Look For When Getting A Mortgage

Since the inception of qualified mortgages this year, the process to successfully to close on a mortgage has been compliant heavy by industry standards. Such is especially true if you own your business. It’s no mystery there is a general consensus amongst business owner consumers, banks do not make ability to qualify easy for the […]

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Buying A Flipped Home? Mortgage Stipulations To Be Aware Of

House hunting? If your appetite for a turnkey renovated home is a flipped house, you may end up jumping through more hoops to close escrow. What Is A Flipped Home? A flipped property is a situation where the house is acquired usually by a real estate investment company (also could be an individual) and is re-offered […]

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What’s going on in Brentwood? + An Analysis of East County Market Trends

Click here if you’re looking for the an up to date link to Homes for sale in Brentwood, CA 94513 as of 03.10.2014  An Analysis of Market Trends in East Contra Costa County Critical Market Indices: Days on the Market Sold Price as a % of List Price Median Home Price Price per Square Foot Changes in Inventory Levels or […]

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How To Buy A Home By Selling Another

In the last few years, many consumers bought homes with low down payments and have seen a dramatic rise in their home-equity-opening the door to trade up to more a desirable homes and/or locations. Perhaps the family is expanding and or timing is right to trade up. As attractive as the concept sounds, due to […]

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Bay Area Home Prices and Sales Dip in September

The number of Bay Area homes sold in September fell more than what we would seasonally-expect. Prices also declined from August. DataQuick reports: Bay Area home sales dropped more than usual in September compared with August but climbed slightly above the year-ago level thanks to more robust sales above $500,000 this year. For the second […]

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Rent Increases Finally Slowing

The skyrocketing rise in rents across the Bay Area is finally showing signs of slowing down. Thank God. The Contra Costa Times reports: The average $2,006 a month asking price for all types of units was up 2.6 percent from the second quarter, considerably lower than the 5.2 percent jump earlier this year. The annual […]


$2,000,000+ Home Sales in Lafayette and Orinda

Sales of multi-million dollar homes are continuing to grow in Orinda and Lafayette. $2M+ homes are selling at the fastest pace since 2007.   Also worth noting, it seems like Lafayette has been performing better than Orinda since 2006. On the ground, it certainly feels like Lafayette has been a little trendier. Interesting.

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