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    Posted on October 22nd, 2008 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Remember my house in Brentwood? Today I saw it again for the first time in a long time. I was out there on a wild goose chase caused by a camera company (which will not be named) and UPS. I ended up going to the old house to look for a package that was delivered to me there, instead of the house I’ve been living in for three years.
    I knew the house was back on the market, with an asking price $240,000 below what I sold it for three years ago (talk about good timing). Today I found out that the bank foreclosed on it in the last few days. The lawn in front of my old house was dead, with the only green being a patch of weeds (the photo above was taken when I moved in). Inside was totally empty. Two or three other houses on the street were in similar condition.
    It was sad to see what has happened… living here in the the Oakland Hills, I’m kind of shielded from the housing disaster. But spend five minutes in Brentwood and you’ll quickly see just how devastating it’s been.


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    • Funny, just yesterday I read about foreclosures in Los Banos, CA, and I thought about your house and Brentwood, and wondered if there many foreclosures there.