The North State Real Estate Market has seen it's impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, as has the entire nation. In an already competitive market with a historically low inventory, Redding ranks among the most affordable in the state. At the end of 2019 there was a total inventory of 536 homes, fast forward to the end of 2020 and Shasta County has a total of 246 homes for sale. The low inventory is in part because of record low interest rates making for a good investment which encourages a lot of first time home buyers to purchase. There are also a number of homeowners that do not want to sell because of health related vulnerabilities. New construction will be a viable solution, and new builds have been going up everywhere including an large addition to a popular Shasta Lake neighborhood.