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    Craigslist housing rental scam

    By Ron Matz | March 17, 2016

    Picture this – you’re in the market for rental and a friend tells you to check out the website,  You find a number of available properties in your area. You click the pictures, read the descriptions and find the one for an amazing price.  You make contact with the owner – awesome!  They tell... Read More

    Now is the best time for Real Estate

    By Ron Matz | December 15, 2015

    Thinking winter isn’t the right time to buy or sell a home? Think again. It’s true, traditionally winter has been the “dead zone” when it comes to real estate sales.  However, this time around ending 2015, inventory is exceptionally low. On average, as much as 50% less homes are available this year than in previous years.... Read More

    Just when you thought the summer’s market was hot

    By Ron Matz | October 5, 2015

    The Chico real estate market heated up over the summer – and it wasn’t just the weather. The number of homes sold increased as much as 20% with average days on market at just 4 days.  The average sales price increased by 5% to $272,000. Sellers are able to sell quick because of the limited... Read More

    Open Houses – Oct 3rd and 4th – Laffins Team

    By Ron Matz | September 30, 2015

    Open houses this weekend – Check out the following homes: Saturday October 3rd 11 am to 4 pm:  19 Marydith Lane Chico, CA 95926 11 am to 4 pm: 1520 Neal Dow Ave Chico, CA 95926 Sunday October 4th 2 pm to 4 pm:  110 Secluded Oaks Court Chico, CA 95928   Read More

    Average rate on 30-year mortgages falls

    By Ron Matz | September 28, 2015

    Los Angeles Times reports Thursday, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.86% from 3.91% a week earlier. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages eased to 3.08% from 3.11%. The average rate on five-year adjustable-rate mortgages declined to 2.91% from 2.92%; the fee held steady at 0.5 point. The average rate on... Read More