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July 9, 2019

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

 

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current ...

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July 8, 2019

Shasta County Market Update - July 2019

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From the Desk Of Josh Barker @ RE/MAX

The first half of 2019 continues to remain on pace year over year in regards to the number of home sales and the number of listings on the market ...

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July 2, 2019

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

 

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with ...

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June 24, 2019

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

 

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are ...

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June 17, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

 

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and ...

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June 10, 2019

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

 

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.

How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to ...

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June 3, 2019

Shasta County Market Update - June 2019

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From the Desk Of Josh Barker @ RE/MAX

Home Sales 

Home sales in the month of May totaled 293. This number is down from 304 home sales in the same month, one year prior. The 3% drop ...

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May 30, 2019

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly.

In the mind ...

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May 23, 2019

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some ...

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May 14, 2019

New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a ...

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