Redding, CA Real Estate News

By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
I was recently at the Fall Home Show here in Redding. We had a booth and were out talking to people here in Shasta County about HUD homes and the benefits that are offered in FHA financing. I took a little break to walk around and talk with some of the other booth exhibitors and I met a client of mine. She was there for her business and we were delighted to see each other. It's been going on over two years that we did a short sale on her home. She was sharing with me that they are just about ready to buy again and how excited they were. We talked about how much things have changed and that when they do buy, it will be with the intention to pay off the home and raise their family and eventually retire in the home. Our conversation brought several general observations forward for me. The ...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
I am so excited! People are coming for the ActiveRain Meet Up this coming Friday afternoon at C.R.Gibbs at 4:00 in the afternoon! Yeah! So far the people that have replied are some new and some long time members. Some are activie and some intend to get active and some are brand new. Those that have replied to our invitation are: Steve Chain Ross Domke Angelo Passidakis Laura Reilly Chris and Maria Jeantet Rick Phillips John Warner I'm really looking forward to meeting Steve Chain. I love the meetups. We should make an effort to do this more often and I think the Holidays are a perfect time and I can feel the cheer. We will be keeping you posted and sharing all our fun soon. Hope you are all having meetups and Happy Holidays! If you live in Shasta, Tehama or Siskiyou and would like to co...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Toys For Tots began in 1947. In 1995 the Secretary of Defense authorized Toys For Tots as an official mission of the US Marine Corps Reserves. In 1996 the commander of Marine Forces Reserve authorized Marine Corps League detachments and other local organizations to assist in the program. Numerous Redding and Shasta County businesses host dropoff locations and pickups of new unwrapped toys.
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Bethel Church in Redding has been hosting The Holiday Feast for approximately 16 years. The honored guests are those families and friends in the Redding community who maybe facing limited opportunities to take part in Christmas Celebrations . Hundreds of meals are served. Live music and choir are provided throughout the day. Each table is hosted providing upscale table setting, service and food providing for a very pleasant dining experience for the guests. Redding Holiday Feast December 10  
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
Redding CA Short Sale Agent - Learning About Alternatives to Foreclosure--On the Edge of Losing Your Home? Pull yourself back from the brink. Millions of homeowners today are having trouble paying their mortgages and don’t know what to do next. If you or someone you know is in this situation, a short sale may be your best solution. Alternatives to Foreclosure--A short sale is a dignified solution to foreclosure and can have a lesser impact on your financial situation. This includes your eligibility to secure a home loan for the future. Compared to short sales, the consequences of foreclosure are significant. To learn the benefits of a short sale, and what this means for you, read my free report available here. As a CDPE-designated agent, I have extensive training in helping homeowners a...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
The Ski Park is scheduled to open this month and certain to depend on snowfall. This year's snowfall is getting off to a bit of a slow start. Mount Shasta's forecast suggests a chance of snow late next week. Weekend temperatures are forecast in the 20's and 50's, with the next chance of snowfall coming Tuesday. The present snow pack can be viewed from the live webcam. Have a great week! (December 9,2011). 1/2 day through season pass specials. Mount Shasta Board & Ski Park is the newest ski park in California, after opening in 1985. The park will open 9am - 4pm for day skiing and until 9pm for night skiing . Night skiing CLOSED/ Scheduled to open Friday December 16. See the live webcams for real time snow and road conditions. Present Snow Level Reported: 6" at upper levels Conditions: 0 ...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
I remember a post over a year ago by Missy Caulk about Cloud Computing. The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server... She's a very smart lady and she is also generous and kind. My response was one of skepticism and concern. She was good with me as she always is. I am signing up for backup service that is "IN THE CLOUD" and in sharing that fact, a good friend raised much the same concern that I did in my comments with Missy's post, so long ago. In fact, it was so similar that I had to laugh. I remember Missy sharing with me that whether I realized it or not, I was already operating in many capacities within "THE CLOUD". AR is in the Cloud. How many of you have backed up your posts here in the RAI...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
The Christmas Tree has long been a tradition for the Holidays as we celebrate a month of festive parties and gathering. The Christmas tree is a decorated evergreen coniferous tree, real or artificial and a tradition associated with the celebration of Christmas. The Christmas tree is traditionally brought into the home and decorated with Christmas lights (originally candles), ornaments, garlands, tinsel and candy canes during the days around Christmas. An angel or star is placed at the top of the tree, representing the host of nagels or the Star of Bethelehme from the Nativity. Celebrating with you today are photos of lovely Christmas Trees and the decorations for sale at the Cookie Jar. It's my favorite place for gift and cookies. Sparkles and Ornaments at the Cookie Jar - Jeanean Gendr...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
As the Holiday Season move forward, I am inspired to do something of heart and spirit. During the Season of Giving, it is only natural to reflect back and to step up to things tht need doing. I am grateful for the inspiration to do this at this time. I wrote my first post about the Community Work and the Outreach Program that goes on with the Good News Rescue Mission and you can read it here. This dedicated Community Resource is a beautiful effort by many in our community to extend a helping hand to those facing hardship and the crisis of being homeless. Offering hot meals, warm clothing and shelter, the work at the Good News Rescue Mission is all about redemption and rehabilitation for those needing help. The holiday season while beautiful is also cold for those without. It is a Season...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
Redding CA - December's Season of Celebration & Sharing - The Cookie Jar--we have a most special store here in Redding, California. It is "The Cookie Jar". Two beautiful ladies decided to open a "made from scratch and baked fresh each day" cookie store. It has to have been about 4 or 5 years ago. Well at first there was just cookies and then next thing there were plates for the cookies and gift wrapping. Then there were Cookie Jars. Well the story goes on to be one of a very successful business built around the goodness of Cookies. Sounds good to me. They offer so many fine gift ideas around Cookies. The Cookies themselves are a fine gift for anyone. We used to be located next door to the "Cookie Jar" and all my closing gifts were ordered from the Cookie Jar. I would buy a dozen cookies...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
The Holidays brings a special time for me in my business and life and that is to touch base with those people that I have done business with during the year and in past years. It is a particularly fun time for me and like many things I do in life, I make it fun for myself. I do reach out and touch my clients, family and friends throughout the year but the Holidays bring a special time when I have the opportunity to add a personal touch from the Gendrons and to communicate a very personal note of care and good wishes. It's a mini-project for me and I work at it for several months in gathing all the little things together for the activity of handwriting my Holiday cards and getting them mailed. I first shop for cards and I always end up spending more money that I plan but alas....I want t...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
So many changes in my life and so much growth in the last four years. I first joined ActiveRain in September of 2007. I had been meaning to look into ActiveRain and this blogging thing my Bay Area friends kept talking about and mentioning but time was always short and things always delayed. One day, I found myself joining and setting up my profile on ActiveRain. I am rather a strong personality and I typically do things in an very committed way. It is an all or nothing proposition for me as an individual in most things I choose to do and ActiveRain was no different. I read the Guidelines and joined groups and put out my first post on that same day. Here is my first post. As I look back over time, I've seen tremendous change in myself as a person and as a Realtor. I've just learned so mu...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
Good News Rescue Mission Testimony: Hilary's Story from Good News Rescue Mission on Vimeo. Redding's Good News Mission is an amazing place of hope for many people in crisis. I have a special place in my heart for the Good News Mission. They extended a helping hand to my Son on several occasions. They are a refuge for those in crisis and who face being homeless. They offer people the opportunity to get back on their feet and a safe haven in hard times. There are many facets to the work that the Mission does in our Community. I'm going to focus on the different aspects in a Six Part Series of the Holiday Spirit of Sharing in Our Community. My heartfelt intention is to bring a beautiful perspective to the on-going work to help the homeless in my local community. We have a National Crisis ...
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How's that for a title? Yesterday morning I noticed that I was getting a few errant comments showing up on my "Home Page" and I thought to myself that I had noticed a problem with comments now and again. I'd be surprised to have a comment from someone that did not show up on my Home Page. I know that there is an intensive effort to update the "back end" of AR and so being software developers ourselves, we've been expecting that there would be some hiccups. I pretty well ignored the first few and then I began to notice comments that I did not know about. In checking on several of my old posts.....I have comments setting there that I did not know about. I want to apologize to my friends and visitors. I like to comment back on each comment I receive. It's like an extended conversation for ...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share your creative side during the holiday season with a creative writing challenge. Join in on the challenge with the  ActiveRain Holiday Greeting Card Contest! To all my dear friends here in ActiveRain, I am sending you this Holiday Greeting Card to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season filled with love and light and to wish you a New Year filled with all things good. May you be Happy in all you Do! This card is designed with the idea of rebirth. It is a favorite photo of mine. It took on a life of it's own as I worked to enhance it for a very special post. I share it with you with a heart full of love. Enjoy your days to the fullest! I chose to make my card for Real Estate Professionals and for my ActiveRain f...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
We are having an ActiveRain Meet Up in Redding on Friday, December 16th at 4:00 PM at C.R.Gibbs. Please save the date and don't be late. We will have lots of fun. Come for drinks and hors d'oeuvres and a time to get 'face to face' and celebrate the Holiday Season. I'll be sending out some emails with the details but if you are in Shasta, Siskiyou or Tehama Counties and are a member of ActiveRain, please come join us and we will celebrate the RAIN and share good news. It will be fun and we can get to know each other better. Please RSVP so that I can make sure we have room for everyone. Have a great holiday season and we'll see you on Friday the 16th for an ActiveRain Meet Up! Bring your best smile, because we'll be taking lots of shots to share on AR. There is added incentive to come. Ke...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Are We Listening or Just Hearing? During a time when jobs were quite scarce a telegraph company was seeking an operator. On the day the interviews were to take place the lobby, of the company, was packed with job seekers. There was a buzz in the room as the applicants talked, all having this unique skill set in common. Being a telegraph company there was the familiar sound of Morse Code in the building. However one man was listening as the operator for the telegraph company tapped out the code, that could be heard in the lobby. The message was, "if you hear this please come directly into the office we have a job waiting for you." Hearing just happens, but listening requires conscious effort. Growing up I enjoyed my grandfather's gift for storytelling. He went to be with the Lord in the ...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
I've been missing from the RAIN for the last two days.....David brought home the flu from his trip. He is about three days ahead of me. I knew it was bad because he just does not go to bed and he did. Well, let me tell you that it is a very bad flu. It comes on very mild and builds up a head of steam. I've spent the last two days in bed with fever. I'm now in the everything is wet period. Cold childs and just soaking everything. David tried to go get meds today and he was weakened. We have to do an inspection tomorrow and I'm meeting with a client for a new listing on Saturday. Suck it up. Just a reminder how important it is to live every moment and make sure that you told all those people you love how much you love them. We had that bad, bad flu in the late 1990s and I for the first ti...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
The Ski Park is scheduled to open Mid December 2011. Mount Shasta's forecast suggests a chance of snow late next week. Weekend temperatures are forecast in the 20's and 40's. Snow pack is accumulating, as viewed from the live webcam. Have a great week! (December 1,2011). 1/2 day through season pass specials. Mount Shasta Board & Ski Park is the newest ski park in California, after opening in 1985. The park will open 9am - 4pm for day skiing and until 9pm for night skiing . Night skiing CLOSED/ Scheduled to open Friday December 16. See the live webcams for real time snow and road conditions. Present Snow Level Reported: 10" at upper levels Conditions: 0 Lifts: All 0 Open, 4 Closed Terrain: All 425 acres 0 Trails: All 32 Closed Status: Snow Pipes and Lift Conditions 0 Douglas Chair Lift T...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Shasta Market Summary Home Sales , November 2011, continue to trend up heading toward the end of year. Inventories are continuing their declines month over month and year over year. Current Shasta MLS raw data reports 1,021 homes listed for sale representing a 5.1 months supply. 2,199 homes have sold year-to-date, 2011, versus 1,889 homes sold for the same period last year. A 3 to 6 month supply of homes for sale is a sign of a healthy market for buyers and sellers. Real Estate Market forecasters are challenged as some watch the "shadows" while others report the bright spots nationwide. However, we do know Shasta County's declining inventory and increased home sales are keys in the supply and demand equation. Historically 3,176 homes sold YTD, at the peak of 2005. Unique Property Speci...
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