Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
For first-time home buyers and buyers who want to trade in starter homes for something bigger, entering the red hot Bay Area real estate market can feel like facing down a 250-lb linebacker at the Super Bowl – who wants your wallet, your savings, your debit card and PIN numbers.
But buying a home doesn’t have to be scary or suck you dry if you pay attention to the "hidden" pockets of affordable housing in the Bay Area, especially in Contra Costa County.
(By affordable housing, we mean relative affordability, considering that the median home price in many Bay Area cities tops $1 million!)
Check this out: The median price for a single-family home in August was as low as $390,000 in San Pablo and $561,000 in Brentwood. Brentwood’s median increased 16 percent year-over-year, but it’s still a bargain by Bay Area standards, as the Mercury News ...