Local girl Summer Shappell appeared on a national TV show called “The Voice” this week. She did great, and you can watch it here:
Summer Schappell is the granddaughter of Bill Schappell, with whom I shared an adjacent desk at the real estate brokerage in 2009. Back then she was a very young, up and coming singer who had performed around Redding and recorded in Nashville. She and her band gave a terrific performance for an appreciative audience at the Asphalt Cowboys BBQ that year, and I took these photos and posted them here on Really Redding. Looks like a lot of hard work is paying off for Summer. I happen to know proud grandpa Bill had a hand in that effort.
Years of work to leads to “overnight success,” that’s Really Redding.
The videos are mostly fan-produced, which is nice. What’s not all that nice is that Craig gets no pay for play. I see some ads, so somebody somewhere is getting paid.
The music “industry” model has been broken for some time now. But I know some artists are finding different ways to get paid. If you like what you hear and wish to support the artist directly, you can make a purchase at Craig’s website by clicking below. Craig and his family would appreciate it.
The City of Redding has a new government website. CityofRedding.org. The old website looked very much turn-of-the-century in style, and the URL was an awkward ci.redding.ca.gov, or something like that. Anyway, the new site looks more user friendly for touch devices, and has some new features well worth exploring. Getting better all the time, it’s Really Redding.
I’m happy that the Pope is visiting the U.S. today. I admire him. I was raised a Catholic, although I have not considered myself to be such since a young man. This Pope seems much different than most during my lifetime. Pope Francis appears more humble, thoughtful, and less imperious. I find him inspiring. Last year we toured the Vatican on a somewhat rainy day, and I was lucky to capture some very nice photos. I thought the occasion of his visit a good excuse to look them over again.
Below, we pose in St Peter’s Square, where the Pope addresses crowds. There was so much gorgeous art and architecture at the Vatican, it was overwhelming.
From Wikipedia: “Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to interfaith dialogue.” A much needed spirit for our times. Welcome to the U.S, Pope Francis. We are blessed by your presence.
Just a quick post of the beautiful view of Redding from The Bluffs condo community, where I was yesterday shooting a home that is being put up for sale. Spectacular Fall (almost) days. It’s Really Redding.
I love taking photos and writing about Redding and our beautiful Shasta region. And my daughter and I earn our living helping people buy and sell real estate here. Who do you know that is buying or selling? Please let them know about us, and our family brokerage, The Address Realty. Thanks!!
There’s a big home on 1.1 acre in Churn Creek Bottom land. “Unique two story home on over an acre near town. Home offers 5 bedrooms and a total of 4 garage spaces! Enjoy the peace and quite of this wonderful location. Plenty of room for a pool and livestock!” Or a pool for your […]
Wow, does time fly. A few day where there were no deals to post, and then it tuns into weeks. We can’t honestly post a Foreclosure Deal of the Day if it isn’t exactly a deal at the asking price. Nobody would ever read Foreclosure Retail Priced Home of the Day, would they? And so […]
Here’s 2 units on 3+ acres in the desirable Grant School district west of Redding. 16351 Trail Dr Redding 96001 is a house and a manufactured home. The home is 1830 sqft 3/2. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Lynda Martz of The Real Estate Group. She writes of it: “Country […]
We’ve grown to respect and admire cinder block construction. Block construction may not be considered elegant, but it is highly efficient and sturdy. High R value walls are well suited to Redding’s summers. Also very quiet inside! This one is located not far past Shasta College, so looks like a deal to us just on […]
Here’s a foreclosed home offering golf course living in desirable Palo Cedro. “Take Hold Of The Moment! It Just So Happens To Be That This Nicely Sized Home May Possibly Be Within Your Grasp! This Property Situated At 22444 Golftime Dr Is Located In The City Of PALO CEDRO. According To Tax Records This Property […]
Here’s a government owned home on 3 acres in the popular Country Heights neighborhood. “Recently updated with new paint, carpet, appliances, Section I clearance, three acres backs into greenbelt for seclusion and privacy, Open kitchen to family room with nook and sep living room, three bedrooms 2 baths, great area” So writes the foreclosure […]
Here’s a neat looking 1352 sqft 3/2 in lovely Shasta Lake City. Very close to all the schools. “Investors Delight!! Lots of potential in this Shasta Lake City home that features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, on nice sized lot with two outbuildings. Garage has been converted into living space unsure about permit status. POF and […]
So this one is listed as a 1965 sqft 3/1. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Diane Abair of Bears Den Realty. She writes: “Country feeling with huge deck in back yard overlooking area. Three bedrooms, 1 bath, open floor plan with dining area, spacious living room, some arched doorways” Which […]
Here’s a west Redding 3/2 with some renovations. “Clean home with new carpet, vinyl and interior paint! Good floor plan, fenced yard, gated rv parking and greenbelt view. See attachments for PAS requirements and WFHM offer submittal information in MLS document section.” So writes the agent representing the bank/seller, foreclosure listing agent Lynda Martz of […]
Here’s a foreclosed home in the Forest Homes neighborhood off Shasta View. “This home near Clover Creek needs some TLC and repairs. The back yard is large, and there are nearby parks and schools.” So it’s got that going for it, which is nice. Anyway, so writes foreclosure listing broker Angela Mallory of Zion Real […]