Our Blog

Latest Local and National Real Estate Articles

Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

By Donna Padula | Jan 27, 2022

Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation right now. Here’s why. […]

Read More

Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?

By Donna Padula | Jan 26, 2022

Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change? | Simplifying The MarketAmericans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com: “More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .” The study also found that many existing […]

Read More

The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

By Donna Padula | Jan 25, 2022

The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here | Simplifying The MarketMany members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from renting. As you […]

Read More

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

By Donna Padula | Jan 24, 2022

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 | Simplifying The MarketYou may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional […]

Read More

Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Jan 21, 2022

Some Highlights

According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row.
Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real esta…

Read More

Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

By Donna Padula | Jan 20, 2022

Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low? | Simplifying The MarketOne key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are […]

Read More

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

By Donna Padula | Jan 19, 2022

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act | Simplifying The MarketLast week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the highest point it’s been in almost two years. If you’re thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Experts have been […]

Read More

Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

By Donna Padula | Jan 18, 2022

Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move | Simplifying The MarketAs you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out of the sale of your current house. You also want to know […]

Read More

JMS Sales can deliver a high-quality affordable home to your family in 5 months!

By Donna Padula | May 19, 2021

Manufactured Homes by JMS Sales, Inc. Paradise & Magalia   With over 37 years of experience in the manufactured home industry, JMS Sales can deliver a high-quality affordable home to your family in 5 months!   JMS Sales will provide the best time and value!   Come check us out or come get a second opinion now!  …

Read More

Free For Sale By Owner Guide

By Donna Padula | Feb 23, 2020

If anyone’s looking to sell their home and looking for the most amount of money, I have a book the on that, let me know if you would like a free copy. Call/text me, Donna Padula 530-517-0513

Read More

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Nov 8, 2019

Some Highlights:

The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership.
In 2018, $161 billion was loaned t…

Read More

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Nov 1, 2019

Every Hour in the U.S. Housing Market: 

614 Homes Are Sold
95 Homes Regain Positive Equity
Median Home Values Go Up $1.38

 

Read More

Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!

By Donna Padula | Dec 26, 2018
Read More

Meet Donna Padula, Your Chico Area Realtor for 30 + years

By Donna Padula | Jun 8, 2018

Hi, I’m Donna Padula with the Donna Padula Real Estate Team at eXp Realty. Welcome to Chico, Paradise, Butte and Glen Counties. We live in a wonderful area here with lots of recreation, three large lakes, boating, hiking, fishing and snow skiing close by. The Donna Padula Real Estate Team has been helping home buyers…

Read More

Escrow Transaction Checklist for Home Buyers and Sellers

By Donna Padula | Jun 8, 2018

Donna Padula a Realtor serving Chico and surrounding areas to discuss her escrow transaction checklist. When you are in escrow on a property it is smart to know who is responsible for what, so the transaction can move smoothly. 1. Title & Escrow – Escrow is a neutral third-party that handles all funds that come…

Read More