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Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Apr 16, 2021

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There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year.
The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe…

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Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

By Donna Padula | Apr 15, 2021

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home | Simplifying The MarketAs vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., […]

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93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

By Donna Padula | Apr 14, 2021

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks | Simplifying The MarketA recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment […]

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Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

By Donna Padula | Apr 13, 2021

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes | Simplifying The MarketOver the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares: “The very nature of the pandemic, through the health implications, social distancing, […]

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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

By Donna Padula | Apr 12, 2021

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure | Simplifying The MarketThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost 50% Leave Forbearance […]

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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Apr 9, 2021

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If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs.
With benefits that include a …

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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

By Donna Padula | Apr 8, 2021

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits | Simplifying The MarketA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […]

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

By Donna Padula | Apr 7, 2021

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market? | Simplifying The MarketLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […]

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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

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VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Donna Padula | Nov 8, 2019

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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…

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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

 

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Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!

By Donna Padula | Dec 26, 2018
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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…

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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…

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Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?

By Donna Padula | May 23, 2018

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High? | Simplifying The MarketInterest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The current pace of acceleration has been fueled by many factors. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, had this to say: “Healthy consumer […]

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