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The name "IRVIN" has been associated in Contra Costa real estate for over 40 Years. Licensed in September of 1992 I am a second generation real estate professional serving Contra Costa County.
Invest in Multi-Family Housing Now- Real Estate Investing Last week, our blog was an introduction to what 1031 exchanges are. This week, we would like to talk about why it is a great idea as an investor to reposition your equity and invest in multi-family housing. Profit, profit, profit! That’s r...
1031 Exchanges- What You Need to KnowYou may be familiar with the general idea of this term. You may have heard of it in regards to real estate and investing. But, do you actually understand the meaning of what a 1031 Exchange is? Let’s break it down with what you need to know about 1031 exchange...
Real Estate As An Investment- An Introduction Contra Costa County, CA is a great place to invest in real estate. You have bought and sold a few properties and feel like you are ready to get involved in real estate investment. However, you aren’t sure which channel is right for you. After all, the...
Fall is the Time to Buy & Here’s Why - Contra Costa County, CAHave you been thinking of buying lately but haven’t made any moves? Let us tell you why your time to buy could be now. As a buyer, you may know the market changes from what can be known as a buyer’s market to a seller’s market. A buyer...
Real estate investment is key to diversification.  What does that mean?  Stocks and bonds are what people typically think of when it comes to a financial portfolio.  But to truly diversify, you should consider investing in real estate.Real Estate Investment = Diversification of AssetsYour company...
Christmas Eve is exactly two weeks from today.  The end of the year is just three weeks away.  It's not too late to take advantage of tax breaks before we close the books on 2015, though.  Here are a few homeowner tax tips to consider before this year ends.Homeowner Tax TipsThe biggest and arguab...
It doesn't quite feel like Christmas until you see the festive decorations go up.  When the night skies are fully ablaze with thousands of twinkling lights, you know that Christmas is near.  But where can you go to see them?  Lights of the Valley put together a list of the best Contra Costa neigh...
It's true.  In a perfect world, you would have at least 20% of the purchase price to put down on your dream home.  And your credit would be in pristine condition.  However, for most of us, that just isn't the case.  The truth is, you do not need perfect credit to buy your perfect home.  "But how ...
Garin Ranch Beauty! Single story home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus office/den. Nestled on a 6,474 sq. ft. corner lot, walk to downtown, and all three schools. Bright, open floor plan featuring dine-in kitchen with center island, gas cooktop stove with plenty of counter & cabinet space...
The Federal Reserve is the United States' central banking system.  They are the ones that have kept interest rates low since the financial crisis of 2008.  This is where lenders look to when they determine base interest rates.  The latest jobs report last month was better than expected.  Many fin...

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