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Real Estate Broker/Owner - The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM - Cal Bre# 01146115
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.
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...
Home has over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, open floor plan with spacious rooms! Raised Ceilings in entry way make for a dramatic entrance. Large living room and spacious family room perfect for entertaining. Home has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a laundry room. Spacious backyard and attache...
Many companies offer a "Know Your Numbers" campaign as part of their health care package.  Employees get a quick check of their blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and glucose levels.  This helps you get a picture of what your general health looks like at that moment.  Then you know where you...
Financial activist and author Robert Kiyosaki has stated that "real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow".  You've decided that you want to start building your real estate portfolio.  You've bought a nice piece of prope...
Have you picked up your pumpkin yet for Halloween?  Its not too late.  October 31st is still nine days away.  East Bay pumpkin patches have everything you need to make your jack-o-lantern the best it's ever been.  There are several different patches to choose from.  And each offers so much more t...

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