Redding, CA Real Estate News

By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
Buying a home not only impacts the homeowner's financial situation, it also impacts the local and national economies. Since 2016 is an election year, there's no doubt the economy and housing's role within it will be a hot topic in the news.Let's take a look at the impact of housing on the local economy and on the larger national economy.22: The number of subcontractors it takes to build the average single-family home.Housing's Impact on the local economy When you buy or sell a home, you not only build your financial portfolio, you benefit your local economy as well. Typically, there are services involved in a single real estate transaction in the 30 days before and after a real estate transaction has closed.Buyers and sellers may use services such as movers, painters, and contractors du...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
 You don't need to break the bank on gifts and decorations to make the holiday season memorable for your loved ones and friends. 5 WAYS TO SAVE ON GIFTS  Make a list and stick to it! It's easy to succumb to impulse buys while you're shopping. If you want to watch what you spend, be sure to stick to your list. Get daily deals delivered to your inbox. Sign up for emails from sites like Gilt.com and Zulily.com, which offer discounts on popular brands for women, men, kids and the home each day. Take advantage of in-store pickup. In-store pickup allows you to save money on shipping fees by having your items delivered to your local store, instead of to your home or office. Hit the sales! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are popular because consumers can save money on big ticket items. Research s...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
 When: December 19th, 2015 9AM- 12PMWhere: St. Joseph Catholic SchoolRace Registration - 1 Mile walk/run $10 - 5 Mile run $15.  This year the Dash will be held in the new course at St. Joseph School. The trail runs along a historic part of the Redding community including crossing over an old stone and iron creek bridge. It is a beautiful run through the trees, over the dry creek, and through the campus.The color run will have a color event at the start of the run/walk and color powder stations throughout the run, as well as provide runners with their own dash of color powder to use along the way!  A free post race pancake breakfast will be provided for all participants.For more informationvisit mccd.eventzilla.net or call St. Joseph School at 243-2302. 2460 Gold StreetRedding, CA 96001(...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
  Get inspired by your surroundings. Collect natural materials such as pine cones or branches and decorate them with ribbons, paint and glitter.Host a decor or ornament swap. If you're bored with your holiday decor and you have family and friends who feel the same about theirs, invite them over to exchange items. It's less expensive than buying new items and you may find some new holiday favorites.Get Crafty! Consider DIY decorations to save a bundle. Pinterest and other craft sites are treasure troves of inspiration for all holidays.Check out pre-Christmas sales. Many craft supply stores offer discounts on holiday decor and ornaments before the holidays. Although the best time to stock up is after the holidays, when discounts are often up to 75% off, you can still find major deals a fe...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
 Express gratitude every day and reap the benefits! Here are 8 key benefits of expressing gratitude all year round.  Improves your attitude. Expressing gratitude makes you feel more positive and optimistic, which can reduce stress and help improve your overall mental fortitude. Builds stronger relationships. A simple 'thank you' lays the groundwork for a stronger relationship, whether you're expressing gratitude to a loved one or to a stranger. Saying 'thanks' is a way to acknowledge a person for their help, which encourages them to feel special. Improves your mental health. The next time you feel upset or frustrated, write down what you're thankful for. Studies show that expressing gratitude helps you to deal better with your emotions and may even reduce the depression. Enhances your p...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
 Are you considering buying a new home? Now is the perfect time to get organized. Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will make, so it's important to be well prepared before taking the leap. Follow these tips to prepare your finances for home ownership.  Get your credit in order. Your credit is a large factor in determining whether or not you qualify for a mortgage, so find out your credit score at least three months before buying. The higher the score, the easier it will be to qualify for a mortgage. Prepare for Expenses Before you Buy. Understand and plan for what you will need to spend before the actual purchase. You'll need enough cash for a down payment, closing costs, and a few months worth of mortgage payments. Go ahead and figure out other expenses like moving co...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
TURKEY TROT! - NOVEMBER 26, 2015 ENTRY FEES:                                       6 Mile                        2 Mile                   Kids Deistelhorst DashRegistration:                               $25                                     $16                              FREE!                                                         (until Nov. 27th)                                                                                                                                                                               Sweatshirts Extra SWEATSHIRTS:                                              Youth (S-XL)                 Adult (S-XL)            Adult (XXL-XXXL)                                                                                            $20                          ...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
If you're in the market to buy or sell your home, it's important to have a capable advocate in your corner to help you navigate through the real estate process. Here are a few things I can offer when you're thinking of getting into the real estate market. What I can do for buyers:  Lead you throug the process. Whether you're buying your first home of your fifth, it's helpful to have an experienced professional who can guide you through the process and make the experience a pleasurable one. Help you find homes that meet your criteria. Buying a home is a process of elimination, not a process of selection. My experience and knowledge of the local area can help you find the right home to suit your needs. Connect you with a reputable financial professional. Tap into my network of trusted fin...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
Every great kitchen starts with great design. Whether you favor contemporary or traditional styles, kitchen trends today draw inspiration from global resources. You can incorporate all different cultural influences from around the world while balancing the practical needs of your family. To add worldly flair to your kitchen, start by: Getting Fancy with Flooring: Certain materials establish a regional look because they are widely available in that region. In India, where quarries make natural stones easily affordable, kitchens commonly feature floors of glossy marble or other stone. Ceramic tile is abundant in Spain, and a wide variety of styles are available to create the underpinning for any regionally inspired kitchen design. Opening Up with Cabinetry: The material and color you choo...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
What's the secret to nurturing a healthy and active mind as you age? Never stop learning! Learning isn't just for the classroom; technology allows you to learn about a variety of subjects from the comfort of your couch. Here are several free and low-cost ways to continue your education outside of the classroom.Coursera (coursera.org) is a massive open online course (MOOC) that allows people to take classes for free. It partners with universities and organizations around the globe to offer students courses in a range of subjects including the arts, economics, physics and more. Courses last several weeks and allow students to work at their own pace. Students can also elect to take courses within a signature track discipline and receive a verified certificate when they complete the program...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
Streamline your life with the help of social media! Pinterest is a popular, image-based social media site that allows you to create boards dedicated to your interests and hobbies. It can also be used to plan meals, workouts, home renovations, special events and much more. Here are five ways to use Pinterest to make your life easier.  Plan Events. Whether you're planning your wedding, your child's birthday party or a summer barbeque, Pinterest offers a wealth of ideas to help you host a party that your guests are sure to remember. Create a board for your event and pin games to play, food to serve, festive themes and much more. Plan your family's meals for the week. Pinterest is a great place to find new recipes as well as new twists of old favorites. Nurture healthy eating be creating a ...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
 Thinking about buying a home or listing your current one? Whether you're considering a jump into the housing market or just curious about what shape it's in, here are a few facts:  67% of Americans say that now is a good time to buy; 40% say it's a good time to sell. Experts expect a 16% growth in home construction.  *MILLENIALS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF FIRST-TIME BUYERS.* Millenials make up 65% of first-time buyers, and manyof them are older Millenials aged 25-34. 86% of Millenials are buying due to a change in family size. Millenials are predicted to drive two-thirds of household formations in the next five years. *THERE ARE FEWER FORECLOSURES ON THE MARKET IN MOST AREAS*We're reaching the end of the foreclosure crisis. There are fewer foreclosures and short sales on ...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
 Summer brings long sunny days... as well as exposure to harmful insects! Here are ways to protect yourself and your family:  DO wear protective clothing: long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks. DO use insect repellents to prevent insect-related diseases. DO apply a combination sunscreen/repellent product during the day. DO wash bug repellent off at the end of the day.   DON'T use scented soaps, perfumes, or hairsprays when you will be spending time outdoors. DON'T use DEET on children younger than 2 months of age. For pregnant women and children 23 months and older, use products that are no more than 30% DEET.  
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
Summer is the time for fun outside with family and friends. However, It's also when many accidents occur around the home. Keep your family, friends and neighbors safe with these tips.AROUND THE POOL:Swimming pools and spas may be fun to play and lounge in; however, children and pets can get hurt in and around them. Follow these safety tips to ensure everyone's safety around the pool. Never leave children unattended. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and openings. Make sure everyone knows how to swim. Learn CPR and first aid - they can save lives. Don't swim if the pool has flat, broken or missing drain covers. Drains can suction hair and body parts, causing serious injury to children and adults. Install a fence at least four feet tall around the perimeter of your pool. Make sur...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
A home is the largest investment that most people will make in thier lives. Make sure that is stays in tip-top shape by staying on top of its maintenance.Home Maintenance ChecklistIn the spring: Clear gutters of debris. Inspect your roof and chimney. Wash your windows, and check the window screens. Thoroughly clean your home, and clear and clutter. Paint your home's exterior. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Change the batteries in them if necessary.  In the summer: Install window air conditioners. Clean the filters in your home's HVAC system. Drain/flush your water heater. Open crawl space vents. Look for insect problems, especially termite damage.  In the fall: Clear gutters of debris before the weather changes. Inspect the roof. Have your chimney cleaned and inspected, ...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
Remodeling is a great way to bring your home up-to-date, adapt it to your changing family needs and improve its value. If you're planning on selling, making a few basic home improvements may make your home more attractive to potential buyers. 5 Renovations That Offer the Biggest Returns A new Front Door. (Return on investment: 96.6%) Refresh your entryway, and impress potential buyers with a new front door. If your current front door is in good condition, consider painting or staining it to make it look as good as new. A Wooden deck addition. (Return on investment: 87.4%) Improve the indoor/outdoor versatility of your home by adding a wood deck. An attic bedroom. (Return on investment: 84.3%) Bedrooms are a versatile addition to a home. They can serve as a bedroom, a guest room or a hom...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
       1. Asking Price         This is the number-one factor in the sale of your home. Our sales and marketing program provides exposure to a large segment of potential buyers. The actual market value is then determined by what a buyer is willing to pay.   2. Property Location           The second most important factor in the buyer's mind is location. The proximity to area amenities and schools is typically a concern. In addition, street traffic, proximity to expressways and public transportation are considerations.   3. Property Condition           Buyers look at the structural and mechanical integrity as well as the upkeep and cosmetic appeal of a property. Neutral decor, including floor and wall covering, appliances and fixtures, offers the broadest appeal to potential buyers.   4. M...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    Ringing and Singing – Rod Pierson     I have a few hundred people that I follow here, each one was selected for a good reason. I think it is safe to say that liking what they write is at the top of the list. It's funny how some of the people who you have been following just sort of disappear and drop down the recent blog list. We see so many bloggers on a regular basis, I find it hard to notice when some stop posting. While going through my list and paying attention to those that have not written anything in over 90 days, I find myself saying, “Oh yeah, I haven't heard from them in a while”. Rod Pierson is one of those that I followed shortly after he made his return to ActiveRain after years of being away. I enjoyed his writing style and the topics he chose, it was easy to read. It...
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By Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple
(Coldwell Banker C&C Properties)
  In hot real estate markets around the country, bidding wars are becoming more common. While the process may be intimidating for many buyers, help them compete with other offers with these tips.   1. Prepare. Preparation is the foundation for a great competitive offer. Prepare your clients by explaining what a competitive offer situation is, what the process generally looks like and discuss any pros and cons. The more information your clients have about this time of situation, the better they will be able to handle any curve balls. 2. Discuss concessions. In multiple offer situations, the seller often chooses the offer that is the most beneficial to them. Discuss what your buyers would be willing to give up for a more competitive offer. Maybe they won’t ask for the washer and dryer to...
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