Welcome to Shasta County Real Estate Guide and The Redding Area Business Reviews!

Shasta County is located in Northern California. The area includes: Redding, Anderson, Cottonwood, Palo Cedro, Shasta Lake City, and smaller neighboring communities. As you can see from the photos below, Shasta County is a beautiful place to live with great views and many things to do: from hiking to boating to skiing and much more nearby.

This site will provide you with information on our current Real Estate market, lending programs available and/or in development to help stabilize the economy. You'll also find some helpful reviews of Redding Area businesses. My mission is to better educate you so that you can make the best decision for your Real Estate needs. The reviews and recommendations on local area businesses are based on my personal experience, so if you haven't yet, go give them a visit and support our local community.

If you have any comments or want to talk about anything relating to Real Estate or our local businesses, I'm here to listen and help guide you. Just drop me an email here or click on the mail icon located to the top right.

Whiskeytown Falls

Enjoy a great hike to beautiful Whiskeytown Falls in Redding, CA. More »

Moon at Day

This is actually a photo of the Moon taken during the day. More »

View of Mount Shasta

Mt. Shasta is approximately an hour drive from Redding. There are many things to do in the quaint little town of Mt. Shasta. If skiing is what you enjoy during the winter months, check out Mt. Shasta Ski Park. More »


View 202 Restaurant Now Open For Business – Redding

View 202 Restaurant

View 202 Back Patio Overlooking Sacramento River

View 202 Restaurant in Redding is now open for business.

The much anticipated View 202 riverfront restaurant, formerly the Rivers Restaurant, has recently opened its doors. Another restaurant owned by Joe Wong, who also owns, Applebee’s, Burger King, Marie Calendar’s, and Logan’s Roadhouse in Redding.

Me and a girlfriend met up for lunch yesterday at View 202. Since I haven’t been there yet, I definitely wanted to check it out. One thing about me is that I like checking out new places to dine, obviously that’s why I write about it.


Market Street Steakhouse Review – Redding

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Looking for a place to go on your next date night or perhaps meet up with friends for dinner and drinks?  Market Street Steakhouse in Downtown Redding has been one of the favorite places to go for date night.  The Ribeye Steak and Seared Ahi is always a must to order along with a nice bottle of red wine.  The Chef has always been consistent with our order and prepares the food just right.  We’ve never been disappointed, so if you’re looking for a good steak house, this is the place!

We’ve come in on a weekend, even on a Thursday and there would end up being a long wait, so reservations are definitely recommended toward the latter part of the week.  The staff are always friendly and some of them have gotten to know what we usually like to order from our meals to the type of wine we enjoy.


FHA Short Refinance for Underwater Homeowners

FHA Short Refinance may be an option for Underwater Homeowners.  In my previous post on HARP 2.0, certain eligibility requirements were necessary to qualify for a HARP loan.  Particularly speaking, your loan must be owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.  As promised, I have found another refinance option for Upside-Down Homeowners should you not meet HARP guidelines.

FHA Short Refinance is another program available for homeowners owing more than what their home is worth.  The program is designed to reduce the  principal on negative equity homes.  This program may be a great way to get a reduction in principal and lower monthly mortgage payments.  BUT, and I say that with large emphasis, you must meet certain criteria and your current mortgage lender must participate in the FHA Short Refi program.


Refinance Your Underwater Home with HARP 2.0

If you are one of the many homeowners unable to obtain traditional refinancing due to property decline, you may be eligible for Making Home Affordable’s Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP). HARP is a federal mortgage refinancing program announced through the Obama Administration last year. The program is to allow borrowers who are underwater on their homes or who have little equity to refinance at current low interest rates. There is no cap on LTV (loan-to-value) for current fixed rate mortgages. Meaning, homeowners would be able to refinance through HARP even if you owe twice or three times more than the value of your home.