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April 1, 2020

Shasta County Market Update - April 2020

Good afternoon,

First and foremost I hope that this email finds you and your family healthy and safe. To say that all of us, all over the world, are shaken by the latest events is an understatement. I want to take a moment and say thank you to all of ...

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March 27, 2020

Real Estate News and Regional Medical Response

Mortgage Loans

The mortgage industry continues to see changes on a daily basis. Loan programs with unreliable funding sources are being shut off. In addition, credit score requirements as well as down payment minimums are changing in some cases as well. Our office is recommending that any borrower that has ...

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March 26, 2020

Mortgage Forgiveness and Congress Passes Stimulus Package

Good afternoon everyone,

Today is Thursday 3/26/20 and there are a few updates I would like to share with you.

Mortgage Payment Relief

The Governor of California is working with large mortgage lenders like Wells Fargo, Chase bank and others to provide flexibility on making mortgage payments. The ...

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March 25, 2020

Impact of Coronavirus on Real Estate as of March 25

 

How is the market doing? Consider sharing the following...

Its day by day...some of our clients are telling me they want to wait for now, and I am supporting that decision while continuing to keep them updated on the market. Other clients are wanting to buy and sell ...

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March 24, 2020

Best Way to Send Highest Quality Pics and Videos to Your Real Estate Agent

 

Here is a quick tutorial on how to send the highest quality photos and videos of your home to your respective real estate agent while sheltering in place. 

A wonderful website to use is www.wetransfer.com, which is optimized for mobile phone use. 

 

1. OPEN ...

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March 9, 2020

Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the ...

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March 2, 2020

Shasta County Market Update - March 2020

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From the Desk Of Josh Barker @ RE/MAX

Real Estate Market Report for Shasta County

The fundamentals in the local real estate market are strong. The vast majority of homeowners are enjoying a large equity position in ...

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Feb. 17, 2020

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of ...

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Feb. 10, 2020

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for the sale ...

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Feb. 3, 2020

Shasta County Market Update - February 2020

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From the Desk Of Josh Barker @ RE/MAX

Real Estate in 2020 is off to a strong start. Low interest rates, combined with a strong economy, are contributing to healthy buyer demand. This month we will quickly ...

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