Category Archives: Market trends

New info regarding trends and analysis of the local Shasta MLS market

New Urbanism in Redding California

Redding sprawls out in suburban, automobile centricity. Over the last few years, we had a couple of developments aimed at a more human centric design, most often referred to as New Urbanism. All of the examples have met with mixed … Continue reading

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More inevitable cat photos

Butch, the neighbor’s cat wandered by our backyard BBQ for Mother’s Day. The key to hunting is to look relaxed. When he spots something, he hits them with the ol’ hypnotic eye. Butch the cat! Hope you had a most … Continue reading

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Where the rubber meets the track on Kool April Nites

Hope to see you at Kool April Drags this evening, and over the rest of the weekend. The weather is supposed to be perfect. I’m only a casual fan, but I run their website. This event is their biggest of … Continue reading

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We took the Bullet Train to San Diego

We spent a few days in San Diego after taking the Bullet Train out of Redding. It just took a few hours. I remember when it took all day on I-5 back in the bad old days. What a great … Continue reading

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A basket of Tulips

February is early Spring in Shasta County. We have lots and lots of emerging bulbs. These showy tulips look wonderful all bunched together. Ironically, Tulip Mania was responsible for an economic bubble and collapse, similar to the housing cycle we … Continue reading

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1,474 Megapixel view of the Inaugural

Click on the image below to see a spellbinding view of the recent innaugural by David Bergman. The photographer’s blogsite is here: http://www.davidbergman.net/blog/2009/01/22/how-i-made-a-1474-megapixel-photo-during-president-obamas-inaugural-address/ Or at GigaPan here: http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=15374&window_height=867&window_width=1663 Really quite a technical photographic achievement that now has become an amazing … Continue reading

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Welcome to deflation

The other day I wrote about gasoline prices falling twice in one day. It’s fallen again. Before you rejoice too much about the sudden cheap gas, you may want to consider it as a leading indicator of a deflationary economy. … Continue reading

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Fleas

Apparently, I spent much of my adult life sheltered from what must be a daily reality for some. I showed an inexpensive bank-owned house yesterday evening to a curious buyer. Among other issues, it was infested with fleas. Up until … Continue reading

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And then there were 3……..

Two Redding area Title and Escrow companies have shut their doors. Alliance Title closed shop statewide, and Chicago Title closed their Redding doors as well. Their respective escrows are being handled by one or another of the 3 remaining companies: … Continue reading

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Welcome to Shasta Lake City, home of foreclosures apparently.

This is one of the first signs seen by visitors as they roll into Shasta Lake City off Interstate 5. I’m all for attracting buyers to your business, but what’s the real message here? Not a welcome sign any city … Continue reading

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