Chico, CA Real Estate News

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
When your mortgage payments are no longer affordable, you have several options to consider. For homeowners in this situation, two of the most common courses of action are short sale or foreclosure. But what is the difference between short sales and foreclosures – and which is the better option for most homeowners? Read on to learn more about short sale vs. foreclosure. What is the Difference Between a Short Sale and a Foreclosures in California? Continue reading on The Pink Couch....
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By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
Getting free doesn't have to mean running away.   Today, many homeowners find themselves unable to escape an unmanageable mortgage. Some of them are being given some bad advice. They are being told that walking away from their mortgage and letting the bank foreclose is their best possible option. It is called Strategic Default, and it has terrible consequences. As a real estate professional who has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, I make it my mission to know the best possible options available to distressed homeowners for both their present AND their future. Read the report on my site entitled Escape Your Unmanageable Mortgage: Getting free doesn't have to mean running away. Then, call me and schedule your free, confidential consultation Sandi Bauman ...
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By Tammy Waller Aviles, Broker
(Waller Real Estate)
Today I will be looking at the January 2012 Chico real estate market statistics for single family residences, which appears to an improvement over last year. We had a total of forty six homes sold with an average selling price of $270,327, a median selling price of $240,000 and an average day on the market of 91 days. The majority of the homes were sold as a standard sale-meaning not a short sale or REO property-broken down to twenty nine standard sales and seventeen properties sold as "distressed" or 64%.   In comparison to January 2011, there were a total of 40 homes sold-13% less than our current year. The average selling price was lower during this period as well coming in at $253,490 with a marginally improved median sales price of $240,150. The quantity of standard home sales ver...
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By Tammy Waller Aviles, Broker
(Waller Real Estate)
Today marks the launch of Chico Real Estate Trends, a blog featured on the local newspaper, Chico Enterprise Record's blog -NorCal Blogs! I will be posting information on our current real estate market. Today marks the launch of Chico Real Estate Trends-To start I am looking at the Chico real estate market yearend review for 2011-specifically, the single family residence market. For added reference I will refer back to statistics that are taken during the peak of our market-second quarter of 2006, as well as the statistics from the prior year.    As far as quantity of homes sold during the 2011 year-it wasn't all that bad. There was actually an increase over 2010's total units sold. In 2010, there were 760 homes sold with approximately 53% of that number sold as a "distressed property"...
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By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
     Short Sale and         Foreclosure Resource Chico CA Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales   Chico, CA 12/30/2011 — Sandi Bauman, Broker at Chico Homes, has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.   According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures.  For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction.  REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know ...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
The Tuscan style of architecture with it's origins, in the Tuscan region of Italy, are unique and well appreciated. The development of the California Tuscan Style has come to represent the blending of this authentic "Old World" architecture with the conveniences of modern world construction. One feature that readily distinguishes the Tuscan Style is the courtyard. The courtyard outdoor room can further be enjoyed by the addition of bifold doors to the home bringing the outdoors indoors. La Cantina Bifold Doors manufactured in San Diego CA, are crafted in a variety of , and are another example of products matching our passion for creating the California Tuscan style home. The bifold doors are available in widths upto 24'. LaCantina's 5 year/10 Year warranty further match Chain Enterprise...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the region's rich cultural and recreational resources. Lots are available for discerning buyers to create a custom golf course home. There are numerous advantages to new construction including customization opportunities and recent energy efficient technologies rarely available in a resale home. Single family vacant lots for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently include 5 active listings. Active Price Range: $70,000 - $135,000 Acres: .22 - .63 Average DOM: 365 Canyon Oaks Golf Course Lots Active List Chico CA Homes For Sale, Sept...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Northgate Aviation Chico Jet Center provides FAA Private Pilot License Testing and is a Chico FAA CATS Testing center. They are a well established full service aviation facility. I jumped at the opportunity, after testing today, to capture a photo of this unique biplane. The plane on display is part of the Chico Air Museum, collection. The museum's website lists the plane as a Russian designed, Antonov AN-2. The plane was first built in 1947 and was produced for over 40 years. California Airport Airparks: California provides numerous opportunities for pilots to own their own home with airport access. These properties range from airport communities with upscale homes including adjoining hangers to rural communities with limited RV uses. Opportunities also exist to choose lots and design...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the regions rich cultural and recreational resources. Lots are available for discerning buyers to create a custom golf course home. Single family vacant lots for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently include 16 active listings and 1 backup/pending sale. Active Price Range: $59,900 - $460,000 Acres: .22 - 3.72 Average DOM: 168 (1 @ 782 ) Canyon Oaks Golf Course Lots Active List Chico CA Homes For Sale, March 28, 2011 www.chicohouses.NET Buyers Seeking Personalized Transaction Assistance With Canyon Oaks Homes For Sale Please Conta...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the regions rich cultural and recreational resources. Featured Home: This artisan quality 3,590 sf. home has 3 bedrooms, 4+ baths. The tasteful exterior only begins to reveal the quality features including African mahogany floors, chef's kitchen, double refrigerators, spa bath, sculpted walls, iron railings and the list goes on. Buyers should prepare to be wowed when viewing this home offered at $849,000. Single family homes for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently include 12 active listings, 2 backup and 1 pending sales. Active...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the regions rich cultural and recreational resources. Lots are available for discerning buyers to create a custom golf course home. Single family vacant lots for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently include 18 active listings and 1 pending sale. Active Price Range: $59,900 - $460,000 Acres: .22 - 3.72 Average DOM: 131 (1 @ 764 ) Canyon Oaks Golf Course Lots Active List Chico CA Homes For Sale, March 10, 2011 www.chicohouses.NET Buyers Seeking Personalized Transaction Assistance With Canyon Oaks Homes For Sale Please ContactChain...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
The Tuscan style of architecture with it's origins, in the Tuscan region of Italy, are unique and well appreciated. The development of the California Tuscan Style has come to represent the blending of this authentic "Old World" architecture with the conveniences of modern world construction. One feature that readily distinguishes the Tuscan Style is the choice of windows. Kolbe and Kolbe "Old World Classic" windows crafted in sustainable "Lamboo" materials are just one example matching our passion for creating the California Tuscan style. There is great art to be found in combining emerging technologies that support green sustainable practices without compromising quality. Isn't that really the best of both the new and "Old World?" Green Solutions: While the construction industry has be...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the regions rich cultural and recreational resources. Single family homes for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently include 11 active listings, 2 backup and 1 pending sales. Active Price Range: $429,000 - $898,500 Square Ft Range: 2,083- 3,590 Average DOM : 142 (days on market) (2@616-756) Pending Price Range: $505,000 - $1,109,950 Square Ft: 2,780 -5,058 Average DOM: 194 (1 @ 774 ) Featured Home: This luxurious 3,448 sf. home has 3 bedrooms, 2+ baths and includes features like travertine, granite, subzero and climate controlled ...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
        Butte Creek Country Club is a community with a well established country club lifestyle. Conveniently located to the Highway 99 corridor providing access to the region's rich cultural and recreational resources.                   Butte Creek Country Club,  provides membership for full golf course benefits.             Buyers: There are presently 6 homes listed for sale in Butte Creek CC, with 2 pending and 1 accepting backup offers. The homes for sale are priced from $375,000 to $849,000. Homes range in size from 2,659 to 3996 sf. Please contact for details and to schedule a showing. Sellers: If you are a Butte Creek CC homeowner considering selling we would also be pleased to provide a free market analysis of your home because: Unique Homes Deserve Unique Marketing!℠   Featured...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
  Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the regions rich cultural and recreational resources. Single family homes for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently includes 11 active listings and 2 backup sales.     Active Price Range: $439,950 - $898,500 Square Ft Range: 2,083- 3,590 Average DOM : 142 (days on market) (1@602)   Pending Price Range: $505,000 - $1,109,950 Square Ft: 2,889 -5,058 Average DOM: 86 (1 @ 728 )   Featured Home: The exquisite 3,182 sf. home pictured below is 4 bedrooms,3bath.  If expansive kitchen, steam shower, pool, spa and waterfall are features y...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
        Butte Creek Country Club is a community with a well established country club lifestyle. Conveniently located to the Highway 99 corridor providing access to the region's rich cultural and recreational resources.             Butte Creek Country Club, as the name implies provides membership for full golf course benefits.             Buyers: There are presently 8 homes listed for sale in Butte Creek CC, with 1 pending and 1 accepting backup offers. The homes for sale are priced from $379,000 to $849,000. Homes range in size from 2,659 to 3996 sf. Please contact for details and to schedule a showing. Sellers: If you are a Butte Creek CC homeowner considering selling we would also be pleased to provide a free market analysis of your home because: Unique Homes Deserve Unique Marketing...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
When a property is not selling sellers ask; If my price is too high why don't buyers make me an offer? That is a fair question. When market inventory is high buyers are seeking listings that capture their attention. Buyers can become saturated with choices. Buyers are seeking to distinquish the obvious value at this point. Market leadership is required to successfully compete in this market. It is not enough to just be present in the market. Market leadership requires being first in condition and price to effect the sale. We've all watched the marathon races with large numbers of entrants. Ultimately the multitude of runners dwindle and our interest is focused on the leader of the race. Real estate marketing is much the same type of race.     Sellers: Contact Chain Real Estate for a fre...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
  Canyon Oaks Subdivision is a gated community offering some of Chico's most sought after luxury homes. The Canyon Oaks Country Club is known for world class golf. The community is conveniently located near Bidwell Park, shops, Chico State University and the regions rich cultural and recreational resources. Single family homes for sale in the Canyon Oaks Subdivision presently includes 12 active listings and 2 backup sales.     Active Price Range: $370,000 - $898,500 Square Ft Range: 1,725- 3,590 Average DOM : 124 (days on market)   Pending Price Range: $505,000 - $1,109,950 Square Ft: 2,889 -5,058 Average DOM: 86 (1 @ 728 )   Sellers may notice the relationship of DOM's for "pending sales" versus "active listings." This information appears to confirm that Chico buyers are responsive to ...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Have you noticed the, "Welcome To Chico," sign restoration project south of town? It's great to see the restoration progress reach completion. If you are looking for signs of a great community to live and work in Chico has many amenities both gracious and plentiful. Chico is rich in culture, education and recreation. The community is host to the Bidwell Parks, Chico State University, Lake Oroville and numerous art and cultural events. If you are considering relocating Chico welcomes you. If you are new to the area we encourage you take a look around. You might be pleasantly surprised.   Chico Home Buyers And Sellers Seeking Assistance With Chico Real Estate Transactions Please Contact: Phone: 530-370-1818 Email: steve@chainrealestate.NET SEARCH CHICO REAL ESTATE SEARCH CHICO INFORMATION...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
GM's new En-V 2 wheel electric car is a concept vehicle making the rounds of automotive trade shows.  It appears very nimble and resembles the "Segway" scooter.  The vehicle kneels or tips forward to allow driver/passenger to enter and exit. The GM spokesman refers to the function as "landing and taking off." I wonder how many En-V's will fit in a compact parking space? Source: yahoo news/mashable Buyers Seeking Assistance With Chico CA Homes For Sale Please Contact Chain Real Estate: Phone: 530-370-1818 Email: info@chainrealestate.NET Website: www.chicohouses.NET Feel free to contact us or view our website for Chico Houses and GREEN building information. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed Chain Real Estate - All Rights Reserved
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