A group of 35 classmates from all different parts of the community – the publisher of Enjoy magazine, City of Redding employees, people in the health-care arena, employees of Northern Valley Catholic Social Service, just to name a few, along… Continue Reading
Do you remember the days when, in order to buy a house, you scrimped and saved until you had a big enough down payment to go out and find your dream home? How about the days when you could buy… Continue Reading
No matter which way you turn you are hearing about the downturn in the real estate market. Everyone is talking about how much money they have “lost” on their home since things took a turn for the worse. But is… Continue Reading
Q: Dear Lara, we were thinking of putting our house on the market eventually, so we invited a realtor over to look it over and give advice about the market and the best time to list it. We didn’t fill… Continue Reading
What a wacky market! What else can you say? Longtime real estate agents and appraisers alike are saying, “I’ve never seen a market like this before.” Appraisers call me regularly, asking about houses I’ve sold, trying to find out if… Continue Reading
Q: Last winter our roof had a very minor leak. We repaired the leak and repainted where it leaked, and no one would ever know it happened. Do I need to disclose this to a potential buyer? A: By law… Continue Reading
Even if you are living under a rock you can’t help hearing about the real estate market and how crazy it is.
Perhaps if you are a seller, though, it has taken a little bit longer to realize that it no longer is a seller’s market where you get to call the shots. Continue Reading
Someone recently asked me whether Realtors specialize in country versus city and/or locales. When this person visited the area some years ago, she said Realtors tended to steer her east of Redding rather than west.
And when her country home was for sale in 2006, she was told seller’s Realtors don’t show the homes they’ve listed. Continue Reading
Q: I’ve had my house listed for six months and it has only been shown twice. I have a beautiful home and I just don’t understand why no one is interested. Do you have any thoughts of why there is no activity?
A: There are a lot of factors that could play into this, and without knowing everything about your personal situation I cannot give a specific answer. In my opinion, though, a lack of activity on a listing is usually a result of one (or both) of two things: price and/or exposure (marketing).
“After all that excitement of listing the house, the agent put the sign in the ground and I basically never heard from them again.” This is something I hear all the time from frustrated sellers. Real estate agents jump through… Continue Reading