Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell
The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.
The supply ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 28, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?
When homebuyers begin their research in Shasta County, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 25, 2019 in Josh's Blog
The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes
In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 22, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms
A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime. Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other item we ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 21, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!
If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 18, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth
Homeowners who purchase their homes in Shasta County before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 17, 2019 in Josh's Blog
The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!
You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 16, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?
Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently in Shasta County throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 14, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!
Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter altogether by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate.
For those homeowners staying at ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 11, 2019 in Josh's Blog
Shasta County Market Update - January 2019
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From The Desk Of Josh Barker @ RE/MAX
First and foremost, Happy New Year! I hope that all of you had an enjoyable and restful Holiday season. This month we will kick off the ...
Posted by Josh Barker on January 8, 2019 in Market Updates