99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase
Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in America and in Shasta County in 2018. However, the clear majority of recently surveyed housing ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 29, 2018 in Josh's Blog
5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale in Shasta County this spring makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 25, 2018 in Josh's Blog
20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]
When listing your house in Shasta County for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
Your real estate agent will have a list of ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 22, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Is a Major Home Renovation Worth It in the Long Run?
Let’s say you have a 4-bedroom colonial style home in a great school district. The neighborhood is amazing, and you are very comfortable there, but your kids are all grown up and the original benefits of the home no longer apply.
Posted by Josh Barker on March 21, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home in Shasta County, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its Luxury Market Report which showed that in ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 18, 2018 in Josh's Blog
The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]
Interest rates in Shasta County are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.
The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
Rates are still low ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 15, 2018 in Josh's Blog
You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!
Saving for a down payment, whether in Shasta County or elsewhere in the United States, is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we wanted to ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 14, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes
The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009....
Posted by Josh Barker on March 12, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year
Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market in Shasta County will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 5, 2018 in Josh's Blog
2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home
Every homeowner in Shasta County wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 4, 2018 in Josh's Blog
Shasta County Market Update - March 2018
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From the desk of Josh Barker,
First and foremost, Thank You! Thank you for all of the great responses we receive from these monthly market updates. I appreciate your feedback and ...
Posted by Josh Barker on March 2, 2018 in Market Updates