How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage
One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years in Shasta County seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 26, 2018 in Josh's Blog
What Makes a House a Home For You?
We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones.
No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of a home can ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 24, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream
As we head into 2019 here in Shasta County, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 21, 2018 in Josh's Blog
5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale in Shasta County this winter makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 18, 2018 in Josh's Blog
No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping
Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 14, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019
Every year around this time in Shasta County, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 12, 2018 in Josh's Blog
What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?
National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates.
As a seller in Shasta ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 10, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage in Shasta County has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 7, 2018 in Josh's Blog
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home in Shasta County today instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 5, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Shasta County Market Update - December 2018
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From The Desk Of Josh Barker @ RE/MAX
The average sales price for a home in the month of November was $286,000 up from $274,000 in November of last year. This overall ...
Posted by Josh Barker on December 4, 2018 in Market Updates