Homeownership Finally Makes Political Debate
This is not a political post!
Finally, the issue of home-ownership has become a platform talking point in this year’s presidential debate. Yesterday, one of the candidates running for President spoke out about the importance of ...
Posted by Josh Barker on February 17, 2016 in Josh's Blog
Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s
Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a ...
Posted by Josh Barker on February 15, 2016 in Josh's Blog
Homes Selling Quickly Across The Country
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, homes were on market for an average of 58 days in December. This was slightly longer than the 54 days in November, but still better than the 66 ...
Posted by Josh Barker on February 10, 2016 in Josh's Blog
Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016?
First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metrics and industry issues”. Their 2015 4th Quarter Edition revealed some ...
Posted by Josh Barker on February 8, 2016 in Josh's Blog
February 2016 Market Update
From the Desk of Josh Barker
The Shasta County housing market is off to a great start in 2016. The home inventory is low and the buyer demand has remained high which is translating into shorter market times for many home sellers. This month I will ...
Posted by Josh Barker on February 1, 2016 in Market Updates
Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially
Here are the top five financial benefits to owning a home based on a study done by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University:
Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available.“Few households are interested in ...
Posted by Josh Barker on February 1, 2016 in Josh's Blog