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first time home buyer: What You Should Know Before Buying a Home - 08/11/11 03:55 PM
IF YOU'RE PLANNING OF BUYING A HOME IN 2013, HERE ARE 10 TIPS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF BEFORE BUYING A HOME Before you start looking for your home, get pre-qualified for a loan. Banks, credit unions and mortgage bankers make home loans; mortgage brokers process them. The lenders will take an application, process the loan documents, and see the loan through to the funding stage. We recommend you work with a local lender and if you don't know one, we can make a recommendations. If you have marginal or bad credit, a lender will also assist you in that process. You (2 comments)
first time home buyer: 10 Reasons to Say YES to First Time Home Buyers - 07/30/11 11:47 PM
First Time Home Buyers ruled the real estate market in 2010 and yes, they're doing it again! This young generation of buyers are primarily Generation Y-ers (or Millenials), and according to forecasters this generation is predicted to spend $200 billion dollars in the U.S. this year alone. So why embrace this generation? Here are 10 reasons to say "YES" to First Time Home Buyers: 1. They're well educated 2. They don't sweat the small stuff 3. They know what they want 4. They value your expertise 5. They are motivated 6. They love to text 7. They're contagious 8. They know LOTS (13 comments)
first time home buyer: Meet the Andersons ~ First Time Homeowners - 06/18/11 11:24 PM
One day...on Facebook... she wrote: "Hi Chris and Maria, its Michelle. My husband and I were just pre approved for a home loan. We were hoping you would be our realtors. I left you a voicemail. We are hoping you have time next friday to show some houses?" ...and two months later...
...the Andersons become the happy owners of this beautiful home!
It's perfect and just right.
Please join us in congratulating Jonathan and Michelle. We wish them the very best!
first time home buyer: Redding Homes Under $150,000 - 01/16/11 02:09 AM
There was a time (not very long ago) where you couldn't buy much for $150,000 in Redding California. Today, you can buy a whole lot of house for under $150,000. We have put together this list of homes for sale in Redding, consisting of at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The link below provides you with approximately 90 homes to choose from, all neighborhoods throughout Redding, CA. Get Automatic Email Alerts on Homes for Sale in Redding, CA under $150,000. (1 comments)
The Federal Home Buyer Tax Credit has expired, but if you live in California you will be pleased to know about the "2010 New Home/First-Time Buyer tax credit" that buyers are taking advantage of. Although $100 Million dollars sounds like a lot, keep in mind that it will eventually run dry, this program is on a "first-come-first-serve" basis. NOTE: You can apply for the First Time Home Buyer Credit (see definition below) or the New Home Tax Credit (for brand new, never-lived in homes). Here are a few highlights on California's hombe buyer tax credit: These tax credits are limited to the lesser (0 comments)
first time home buyer: Real Estate Resolutions 2010 - 12/24/09 05:01 PM
Sure you can lose weight, get in shape, launch a business or find a new job. But haven't you also procrastinated long enough about buying a home? How long has it been since you upgraded your home with a new roof, spiffed up landscaping or pulled some other home improvement? And that post-World War II ranch home of yours could certainly use a few energy efficient do-overs. Look to low mortgage interest rates, bargain home prices and other favorable market conditions to give you the resolve to consider home sweet home in your list of must-dos next year. • Join the (0 comments)
first time home buyer: Homebuyer Tax Credit: Extended and Expanded! - 11/09/09 11:32 AM
Dear Home Buyer, Did you know the Homebuyer Tax Credit has been extended and expanded? The tax credit extension has now become law as the president has signed the bill!! Even better news is these provisions go into effect immediately (not December 1st as previously thought). The As part of its plan to stimulate the U.S. housing market and address the economic challenges facing our nation, Congress has passed new legislation that: ·Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010. ·Expands the credit to grant up to $6,500 (0 comments)
While there are a number of misconceptions surrounding whether it is best to rent or buy, one of the biggest may be the notion that renting is simpler. For example, when the refrigerator in a rental needs repair, the responsibility falls on the landlord. When new homeowners sign their name on the dotted line, responsibility is theirs. Yet stating that renting is the "simpler" choice takes a narrow view of the total set of questions and issues that go into the buy-versus-rent decision. Here are a few of the misconceptions on the topic of buying (1 comments)
Call Chris & Maria Jeantet for additional information or explore the MLS for a complete list of Shasta's inventory. (0 comments)
first time home buyer: First Time Home Buyers: Getting Your Finances in Order - 08/06/08 11:00 AM
7 Steps to Getting Your Finances in Order There's freedom in having a financial plan, a written guide to help you buy your FIRST home! It takes discipline, committment and an attitude of "yes, I can do this"! Use these 7 quick steps to get you going: 1. Develop a family budget. Instead of budgeting what you'd like to spend, use receipts to create a budget for what you actually spent over the last six months. One advantage of this approach is that it factors in unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, illnesses, etc., as well as predictable costs such as rent. (2 comments)
first time home buyer: 5 Ways to Find a Great Real Estate Professional Online - 07/28/08 04:41 PM
If you're reading this, chances are you like to go to the internet for information. You'll agree that the internet has changed everything. We basically have information at our fingertips, instantly! Most people go directly to the internet when looking or researching a topic, why not when selecting a real estate agent? Here are five recommendations on finding a great Realtor online: 1. Look for responsiveness: Identify three agents you feel you connect with and email them a property inquiry. Committee, organized, full time agents will get back to you right away. Some don't even check their email daily or forget to respond. 2. Credentials: (9 comments)
first time home buyer: Home Instincts - 05/23/08 03:18 PM
My Home Instincts by Maria JeantetI use to work in the Human Resources field where I developed certain "human instincts" beyond those we are born with. HR professionals know well what I mean. Now that am a Realtor, I have developed instincts I call "home instincts" - those that go beyond just noticing the beauty of a home. It's seeing a house from a whole different perspective, my clients perspective. When I walk through a house, I look for things that the "dad" likes, I pay attention to the feel of a house and the flow (how every room comes together), whether or not (3 comments)
first time home buyer: Real Estate Deals ~ Redding CA - 03/27/08 11:10 AM
Everyone's looking for real estate deals these days and they'll find them! Being in the business affords us the ability to find our clients such us first time home buyers and investors some really good deals here in Shasta County!
Approximately 10% of the MLS listed properties are either in a pre-foreclosure or foreclosure situation. No wonder we're seeing more and more investors willing to invest in California! The time is right and the choices are many. Check this list of hand-picked properties we recommend. If interested, give us a call and we'll provide you with more information.
Chris (0 comments)
first time home buyer: Redding CA First Time Home Buyers - 01/15/08 09:25 PM
Why Is this a good time to buy? With home prices continuing to decline and foreclosed homes on the rise, 2008 is THE YEAR to buy your first home. As a first time home buyer, you should know that there are many factors that lean in your favor. Let me explain: As I write this article, the National Average Mortgage Rate for a 30 year fixed is 5.87% and a 15 year fixed at 5.43%, we thought 6.5% was LOW. What does that actually mean? It means "lower mortgage payments" plain and simple. The lower the interest rate on your loan (assuming you'll be borrowing a loan) (0 comments)
first time home buyer: Northstate Buyers - 12/11/06 05:43 PM
Yes, times have changed but not so for Shasta County. While our market has seen high inventory of homes in the last few months, and slower sales, buyers are still flocking to this area from all over the place. Reason? Affordability! Everyone wants a piece of California - and they can have it in Shasta County. Our Median Home price is still below $300,000 compared to the rest of the State (at well over $550,000)!! Not to mention the quality of life we have to offer. Best schools, low to almost no crime, country living within 15 minutes from the City (population (0 comments)
Redding CA Real Estate Couple ~ Chris and Maria Jeantet
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