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By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Brentwood Farmers Market With Spring just around the corner, it is a great time to get acquainted with your local Brentwood Farmers Market! Nestled conveniently in Downtown Brentwood, if you have not been, you are missing out. The talk of the town already, this is the local spot for all of your f...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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What You Need to Know About Cap Rates What is a cap rate as it relates to real estate property investing? Cap rate stands for Capitalization Rate which essentially means the rate of return (income) the property is expected to generate, as it applies to investment properties. What an introduction!...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Contra Costa County Real Estate Market Update 2017 has quickly moved into its second month. Welcome to February. It is time for a real estate update for our area. There have been several changes in the real estate climate, especially in California. These are changes worth discussing because part ...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Wineries in Brentwood, California Welcome to Brentwood, California! Home to many great qualities like having top entertainment spots, delicious eats, the best parks around, and also, home to acres and acres of vineyards, making wine tasting easy-access. Local wines are offered in our restaurants....

By Brett Everett, High leverage, low cost, private money lending
(Peer-to-Peer Trust Deeds)
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Good Morning Active Rain!  This is my first post on the A/R and wanted to share a $1,050,000 private money bridge loan that I closed a few months ago on a beautiful home in San Diego.  My niche is private money lending in California, originating the following types of loans: Fix and Flip Bridge L...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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What 2017 Real Estate Trends Investors Need to Know We know that real estate investing comes with both risks and rewards. Part of being successful as an investor is being able to change and adapt to all real estate environments. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the market around you. Let...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Walnut Creek Community Information Welcome to the city of Walnut Creek, located in a beautiful part of California just miles east of the East Bay Region of the San Francisco Bay area. Uniquely, our area here is rich in resources, and gorgeous open space. In addition to the overall convenience fac...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Sigmund Freud & Low Down Payment Jumbo Mortgages In psychology, projection is a form of defense in which unwanted feelings are displaced onto another person, where they then appear as a threat from the external world.  Now in a minute, I am going to ask you to relax and tell me a little bit about...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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When is the right time to hire a property management company? 2017 is still new to us, but it is here and happening so let’s dive in strong! Happy New Year and happy investing to you in 2017. If you are a real estate investor, it is important to know current information of property management com...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Tips for Financing Your Investment Property 2017 is literally right around the corner. Do have a resolution to invest in the New Year, in Contra Costa County? 2017 is your time to shine and make your dreams and aspirations come true in the real estate market. Interest rates are remaining low and ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Looking for a tasty treat while visiting Walnut Creek in California? Look not further then at A Sweet Affair Bakery. This little gem is family owned and operated. It was first established by Terry Babcock in 1984 and now run by his two daughters, Sarah and Jennifer. What keeps this bakery unique ...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Welcome to the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce! If you are a business professional, large or small, the benefits await. The chamber of commerce has so much to offer local businesses. They provide the business community with support, advocacy, education, and netwo...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Walnut Creek, California Walnut Creek is a large and important city in Contra Costa County, California that is essentially located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. Neighboring cities such as Oakland are easily accessible and the area serves as a junction and hub for I-680 and...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Contra Costa County, California Contra Costa County is a large county located in California, primarily suburban and includes large cities such as Walnut Creek, Richmond, Concord, Martinez, and LaFayette. There are 19 active cities in this region which each have their own sub-communities. Martinez...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Multi-Family- Looking Ahead to 2017 2016 has been a good year with interest rates and benefits for real estate investors especially when using 1031 exchanges to your investing benefits. Multi-family housing has become in demand because it is a great way to invest in real estate by having more ten...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Buying Small Apartments The bigger the deal, the bigger the risks are. Therefore, starting small with buying small apartment complexes may be the best option for you. The benefits for a new investor are great. You can get a loan easier, or participate in a 1031 exchange as we like to talk about i...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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Rules and Exceptions to 1031 Exchanges Recently, we have been blogging about general information and benefits of participating in 1031 exchanges as an investor. It can sometimes be heavy information although a fairly simple concept, and a great opportunity in your real estate endeavors. Now, it i...

By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
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I am looking for a buyer in Antioch for this adorable condo. Please spread the word!2304 Peppertree Way, AntiochThis adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is perfect for a first time home buyer looking for a well cared for condo with a need for convenience. There are restaurants, parks and shopping...

By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
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The Bay Area housing market this summer was actually quite slow compared to previous years. Summer months are typically booming for the housing market so this was most definitely not what people, especially those working in real estate had anticipated, especially with such a solid Fall and Spring...

By Matt Irvin, Experience & Dedication
(The Irvin Team~Remax Accord, Irvin Real Estate, Inc PM)
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1031 Exchanges- Why the time is NOW There is no doubt about it, the time is now to learn more about and participate in 1031 exchanges. A 1031 exchange is an excellent use of the tax system, in the form of a deferment that has made many investors very successful. 2016 is becoming known as the best...

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