Month: February 2017

4 Steps to Prepare for Homebuying Season

4 Steps to Prepare for Homebuying Season

When people are seeking houses for sale in Mt. Shasta, they typically wait until the snow is gone, which can be anytime between March and May. However, this year the market got a jumpstart with Buyers starting their search in January. Maybe all the news about rising mortgage rates has inspired them to get moving. […]

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Why Zillow Zestimates are Inaccurate

The Problem With Zillow Zestimates

Zillow is a great tool for home buyers. It allows people to research and shop for homes in any location, regardless of where they live. In fact, Zillow is responsible for delivering a respectable percentage of clients through our doors here at J. Harris & Associates Real Estate in Mt. Shasta, CA. One of Zillow’s […]

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Tom Brady celebrates Super Bowl LI victory

Records Are Meant to Be Broken

Did you watch the Super Bowl? What looked like a blowout for the first three quarters, turned into a thrilling display of effort and skill that drove the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. So, why am I writing about football on a real estate blog? Because watching this event got me thinking about how […]

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Writing a check for earnest money deposit

Earnest Money vs Down Payment, What’s the Diff?

When purchasing a house, new home buyers sometimes confuse the earnest money deposit with the down payment. So, what is the difference between an earnest money deposit and a down payment? Let’s take a look. Earnest Money Deposit The earnest money deposit (EMD) is to indicate to the Seller that you, the Buyer, is serious […]

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