Category Archives: Investing

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosure

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the... 

  • Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every step of the way can not only make the journey much less stressful,... 

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    When buying a home in Chico, Lake Almanor, or anywhere else, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside... 

  • Mortgage Rates Little Changed

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Mortgage Rates Little Changed MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 24, 2015) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates... 

  • 2016 home sales to be best since 2006: Realtor.com

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Total homes sales next year are expected to reach the highest levels since 2006 on the back of new construction and the existing housing market, realtor.com reported Wednesday. The report contains several surprises.... 

  • Sales of new homes rebounded strongly in October

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    © AP Photo/Steve Helber, File   Sales of new homes recovered in October after a steep drop in September, indicating a return to stability in the housing market.  The Commerce Department says new-home sales climbed 10.7... 

  • Spooky or Spectacular?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can’t know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods are to families with small children unless you see small... 

  • What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules MoneyTalksNews Marilyn Lewis  Applying for a home loan soon should get easier and less confusing. That is the goal, at least, of changes to the mortgage... 

  • What Does the Cost of Living Index Mean?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    The cost of living index measures the relative cost to live in a certain region. There are several theories about how to arrive at the cost-of-living index, but in general it measures the differences in the cost for goods... 

  • Buying an Investment Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Although the housing market is heating up, buying an investment in order to flip it may not be the right plan for you. Buying a flip home relies on market prices going up higher than the cost for you to refurbish it for sale....