Redding, CA Real Estate News

By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
 Redding CA - Visiting Eureka's Samoa Island - Photo Extravaganza--we recently made a weekend trip to the Coast and spent time on Samoa Island on a foggy Sunday morning. We had adventures and many wonderful subjects to photograph. As a budding photographer, I wanted to stop every 2 seconds to take a shot. David was very patient with me and I finally asked him "Why he was not taking shots"? He says...."Oh, it does not much matter what I shoot....I just take it wherever my inner voice tells me too." I knew this....but I had to have a debate with him on the subject. We continued the day and every once in a while....he'd take a shot. I finally, exasperated told him...."why don't you just be normal and take a regular photo".....he laughed at me. There were a few places that you could not res...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
There's been rumbling around in this head of mine a creative thought about flowers....that came to me in dreams during the night last night and all through the day today. Day dreams of flowers and swirls of color with muted tones of shapes and movement in my mind's eye. A flower for you and for me!   Mind Flowers - Jeanean Gendron I am Jeanean Gendron, your Redding and Shasta County Specialist. I love the beauty that surrounds me here in Shasta County and I share it with you in my Photo Art. You can reach me at 530 276-7417. I answer my phone.
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
Fall has arrived and winter days are just around the corner! Don't you just love this time of year, the wonderful smell of hot cider, falling leaves, pumpkin spice flavors and the most amazing shades throughout town! I love the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas in our area, a time for families to reunite and a time to be grateful for the many blessings we get to enjoy. Festivities throughout Shasta County abound, below is a list of things to do in Redding, CA and communities throughout our area. Enjoy! COMMUNITY EVENTS ~ SHASTA COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES   Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19:  UPrep School presents "Annie" at David Marr Auditorium (Redding) -Leapin’ lizards! The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is giving a whole new generation of children and their families the chanc...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
Redding CA - Redding Real Estate Market Report for October 2011, we are seeing some changes in the real estate market here in Redding, CA. In the last two months our inventory has been dropping. We are seeing a significant change in inventory. Redding Active Listings in 2010 for the Month of October was 765 and for October 2011 it is 427. This looks like a game changer. We are seeing a busy market on the lower end with multiple offers on well priced properties. This may be the beginning of a changing market trend from a Buyer's Market to a Seller's Market. Here is a look at the Month of October. Our numbers are show the biggest change in iventory over 2010 with 100 Sold, 765 Active and 99 Pending. Our prices continue to drop with a Per Square Foot Price in Q3 or 2009 at $134.62 to a Per...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Shasta County Homes SOLD $500K-$999K 2011: The region's inventory continues to decline. The number of homes sold is up 20% over last year at this time. 36 homes have sold year-to-date, 2011, versus 30 homes sold for the same period 2010. Presently there are 95 homes listed for sale in the Shasta Association of REALTORS MLS. The region's market recovery is being aided by numerous factors. Northern California has long been known for it's vast recreational resources. Recent unemployment rates have dropped for 3 consecutive months to the lowest levels since 2008. Local government and the Shasta Economic Development Corporation have developed forward thinking policies to attract new business to the region. These efforts have attracted an emerging high tech element to the area. Unique Propert...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Online privacy can easily be considered a contradiction in terms with the advent of information aggregators. The thirst for personal information has birthed numerous companies that gather and resell personal information to interested parties.  Considerable personal information as been relinquished freely, through TOS agreements, to access the perceived free benefits provided by various Internet service providers. The added value of the Internet is remarkable. However, some users might consider the target marketing of their personal information an expensive, "free lunch." OpOut options are becoming available. While the relinquishment of personal information may appear to have been in freefall a pushback seems to be developing. At least two companies provide services for the removal of pe...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Shasta County Luxury Homes $1MM+ Sold YTD 5 homes have sold 2011, versus 4 homes sold 2011. Presently 22 homes are listed for sale priced from $1MM to $5.49MM. Shasta County Homes SOLD October 2011:The Shasta County market overall is continuing to realize a steady decline in residential inventory. Overall home sales volumes have demonstrated increases year over year since the low of 2007. The region's market recovery is being aided by numerous factors. Northern California has long been known for it's vast recreational resources. Recent unemployment rates have dropped for 3 consecutive months to the lowest levels since 2008. Local government and the Shasta Economic Development Corporation have developed forward thinking policies to attract new business to the region. These efforts have a...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Tierra Oaks Estates has produced 5 homes sales year-to-date 2011, exceeding the 4 home sales for 2010. Presently there are 7 homes listed for sale, including 3 resale homes and 4 new construction to-be-built homes. Tierra Oaks is one of Reddings most highly desirable golf course communities. Estate sized parcels range from .50 to 2+ acres. Homes sizes range from 2,400sf. If you are seeking an upscale home we highly recommend Tierra Oaks Estates and one of these California Tuscan quality homes in this distinguished community. www.reddinggolfcoursehomes.chainrealestate.NET www.reddingcahomesforsale.NET Tierra Oaks and it's golf course homes are conveniently located minutes from the Interstate 5 and a short distance to Redding's metro area. Buyers: Contact Chain Real Estate for personalize...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Twitter and it's "microblogging platform" continue to expand the visitor experience. If you haven't discovered Twitter yet it's a great way to follow daily news, emerging topics of interest and of course relationship networks. The users of Twitter span government agencies, political leaders, corporations and local business. While Twitter is world wide you might be surprised by the amount of local Twitter activity in your area. Just type in the search bar "#" (called a hashtag) and your local area ie. #redding. Following or "listening" is considered a great way to learn about Twitter and what's going on. If you are considering a relocation it might be interesting to note, many employment agencies and employers post their jobs on Twitter. Moving To Redding?: You too maybe surprised by th...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
It's that time of the year again when families throughout Shasta County (and the world for that matter) begin to make plans for their annual Christmas traditions which, for many include the cutting of a  fresh Christmas tree! Christmas tree cutting season opened Tuesday, Nov. 1, in most areas. We've put together this information to help you decide in which direction to go for your tree cutting experience. Be sure to get your permits early to avoid the rush, we learned that a long time ago! Shasta Trinity Forest: Permits for the Shasta-Trinity can be purchased through Dec. 23 by mail or in person at the California Welcome Center (at the Anderson Outlet Mall). The center is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Each permit costs $10 and there is a li...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Shasta County Homes Sales November 2, 2011 The market's inventory continues it's steady decline, while home sales continue to exceed last years results. Current MLS results report 1,091 homes listed for sale. The present inventory represents a 5.4 months supply. 2,012 homes have sold year-to-date, 2011, versus 1,734 homes sold for the same period last year. A 3 to 6 month supply is considered balanced between a Buyer and Seller's market. Real Estate Market forecasting can be challenging. However, we do know Shasta County's declining inventory and increase in home sales are keys in the supply and demand equation. The question is when will these factors lead to eventual price increases? Feedback from our buyer clients who have been watching the market closely, for a period of time, sugge...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
I read a post by Paula Hamilton who has formed a new group "Giving Thanks". Please join. She is sponsoring a new contest "Giving Thanks - Attitude of Gratitude" for the members to share those people who make a difference in our Communities. I am excited about the contest and I will be stalking my Broker, Ross Domke for the next few weeks while I write about what a wonderful and inspirational person he is. It should be great fun because he is a person who makes a difference in so many ways for so many people. He is my personal coach and my business partner. He has my back and he makes me laugh. I can think of many people who have helped me through my life.....but he is by far the most inspirational person I know. I am totally excited about this new project and I'm taking my camera to wor...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
The Harvest Season holiday is here. The theme of decorations can take plenty of poetic license like this "Tin Man" pumpkin. The 70's music group, "America," wrote a popular song titled,"The Tin Man," filled with a generous dose of poetic license as well. Unique Property Specialists: Contact us for transaction assistance in buying or selling Northern California's, golf course, waterfront, equestrian and airpark properties. Search: www.reddingcahomesforsale.INFO Sellers: Contact Chain Real Estate for a free market evaluation for your home because: "Unique Properties Deserve Unique Marketing℠!" www.CottonwoodCAHomesForSale.INFO Buyers: To schedule a viewing of one of these unique homes contact Chain Real Estate source:Shasta/Flex MLS Information deemed reliable on the date of publication,...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
As a Realtor, I live by the Code of Ethics. I live it, I breath it and I apply it. It occurs to me at times that while it does hold Realtors to a standard and code of performance, it can at time hold the Realtor in "Harms Way". While we as Realtors are bound by the Code of Ethics, our clients are not. I have recently been working with an Investor client and it is clear to me that while I respect him, there is not a reciprocal respect for my professional experience and opinion. I will choose not to work with this client. This is a good decision in my personal and professional career. There are times when we do not get that "warning signal" or "heads up" in time and find ourselves in a captured capacity. What is meant by that is that while the client holds no moral standards toward the Re...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Legislation dubbed: "Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States of America Act (VISIT-USA Act)" is pending and would create a real estate visa for foreign homebuyers investing in US real estate. The pending bipartisan bill requires: $500,000 minimum purchase of residential real estate. A minimum purchase of $250,000 must be for the principal's residence (180 days annually) and the balance maybe residential income property(s). 3 year Visas are proposed. Visas would be renewable until sale of property. Family members are to be included, but work visas would be required separately. Selling Price must be above the current appraised value of the property. Selling Terms must be all cash, no mortgages or loans would be allowed. If you are interested in relocatio...
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By Angelo Passidakis
(Real Living Real Estate Professionals)
First Time Buyer - Investor Opportunity - Redding CA--It's hard to find properties that provide the Cash Flow to pencil as a good investment. When they do, they don't last long. This property pencils. See the Calculation. First Time Buyer - Investor Opportunity - Redding CA-this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a 2 car garage is a good opportunity for First Time Home Buyers. Located in a good location with 1,244 square feet of living space. Three bedroom upstairs with a full bath and a half bath downstairs. Open living area makes for a great floor plan. Located in Starview, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a 2 car garage is a good opportunity for first time home buyers. Nice back yard that is big enough for a garden, pool or workshop. Integrated Kitchen, Dining and Living Area. Dining Ar...
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By Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
(The Address Realty)
Today is Thursday and I have so much to get done before tomorrow. I have to get endless details taken care of today. We have a booth at the Home Show this weekend and will be busy most of Friday through the weekend and tearing down on Monday. It will be fun and we've been planning lots of fun things for the Show. We created and printed 5000 beautiful postcards for a handout. David has created a gorgeous Poster for inside the booth. We have a HUD banner that looks great and one of those cool Open House flags that everyone has now. There are still a few details that I need to finish up for that event. So today is thoughtful Thursday.....cuz I need to be sure to think of everything that has to get done today or tomorrow.....so we have time to set up. On that note, here is a flower for us a...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Our neighbor is an avid gardener. Approximately 40 turkeys were making their across the street. A few decided to fly up on the fence. We can't help with turkeys, but we can help if you find yourself on the fence regarding the purchase of your next Redding home. Unique Property Specialists: Contact us for transaction assistance in buying or selling Northern California's, golf course, waterfront, equestrian and airpark properties. Search: www.reddingcahomesforsale.INFO Sellers: Contact Chain Real Estate for a free market evaluation for your home because: "Unique Properties Deserve Unique Marketing℠!" www.CottonwoodCAHomesForSale.INFO Buyers: To schedule a viewing of one of these unique homes contact Chain Real Estate source:Shasta/Flex MLS //Unemployment data source: CA gov EDD and consi...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Can The Sly Fox Home Buyer time the bottom of the real estate market? Experts will tell you judging the top or bottom of the real estate market is almost impossible. Nationwide the market news is still somewhat mixed. However, recent nationwide reports state inventories are declining and that is certainly the case in Shasta County. Unique Property Specialists: Contact us for transaction assistance in buying or selling Northern California's, golf course, waterfront, equestrian and airpark properties. Search: www.reddingcahomesforsale.INFO Sellers: Contact Chain Real Estate for a free market evaluation for your home because: "Unique Properties Deserve Unique Marketing℠!" www.CottonwoodCAHomesForSale.INFO Buyers: To schedule a viewing of one of these unique homes contact Chain Real Estate ...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
It's could be said a large percentage of California real estate value went up in smoke, the last few years. The old saying is "firemen run into homes when everyone else is running out." Perhaps that is because the fireman is prepared. Are you prepared like a fireman? Unique Property Specialists: Contact us for transaction assistance in buying or selling Northern California's, golf course, waterfront, equestrian and airpark properties. Search: www.reddingcahomesforsale.INFO Sellers: Contact Chain Real Estate for a free market evaluation for your home because: "Unique Properties Deserve Unique Marketing℠!" www.CottonwoodCAHomesForSale.INFO Buyers: To schedule a viewing of one of these unique homes contact Chain Real Estate source:Shasta/Flex MLS //Unemployment data source: CA gov EDD and...
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