Ralene Nelson, Rio Vista REALTOR

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Ralene Nelson, Isleton Real Estate

Ralene Nelson, Isleton REALTOR, serves Buyers and Sellers with Isleton homes for sale. Click the SEARCH tab, then choose Homes for Sale - CA Delta to find information on Isleton Real Estate
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Ralene Nelson, Trilogy at Rio Vista Real Estate

Ralene Nelson, Trilogy at Rio Vista REALTOR serving Buyers and Sellers with homes for sale in Trilogy at Rio Vista . Click on SEARCH, then 'Rio Vista Homes for Sale', for information on Trilogy Real Estate available.
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Ralene Nelson, Walnut Grove Real Estate

Ralene Nelson, Walnut Grove REALTOR, serves Buyers and Sellers with homes for sale in Walnut Grove. Click the SEARCH tab, then choose Homes for Sale - CA Delta to find information on Isleton Real Estate
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Delta Farmers Market

Ralene Nelson, Rio Vista REALTOR, supports the Delta Farmers Market and the Save the Delta Foundation. This Market is not only a place to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, it provides education about agriculture in the Delta region...
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04
Apr

12 Fresh Updates To Get Ready For Spring

It’s that tricky time of year when spring is almost here but there are still some chilly days ahead. While you’re waiting for the sunshine and greenery to make a proper appearance, try boosting your...
28
Mar

Open House Etiquette for Home Buyers

A favorite pastime of many people—whether in the market to buy a home or simply curious—is to attend a Sunday Open House. In fact, checking out open houses is almost a religious experience in Cali...
21
Mar

6 Habits All Successful Home Buyers Have in Common

Welcome to 2019! Resolving to eat more kale and take the stairs are fine resolutions. But if this is the year you vow to buy a home, we'd love to suggest a few new habits to help you get there. Her
14
Mar

How Is Interest Calculated for a Mortgage?

Each month you make payments on your new mortgage, a portion of the payment goes to paying down your balance, or principal, while the other portion pays your interest charge. The proportion of your pa...
07
Mar

Lower Mortgage Rates Give New-Home Sales Best Month Since Spring

Sales of newly built single-family homes picked up at the end of last year, reaching the highest level since May 2018, a newly released report from the U.S. Commerce Department shows. New-home sales i...
28
Feb

Spring Landscape Maintenance Tips

Advice on Garden Preparation, Pruning, Fertilizing, Lawn Care Read these spring landscape maintenance tips as soon as Old Man Winter eases his icy grip on your garden so that you can hit the grou
21
Feb

Buyers Still Prefer Green Home Features, and Will Pay More Up Front to Save

NAHB economist Paul Emrath discusses the results of the latest NAHB home buyer preference survey, in which buyers responded that they still prefer green features in homes and are willing to pay mo...
14
Feb

Experts weigh in on what the 2019 housing market will bring

A year ago, several experts predicted the new tax law would cause a slowdown in the housing market. So far, the limitations on mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions haven’t had a negative impa
08
Feb

Romantic Valentine’s Day at Home

Since many restaurants and theaters are overcrowded with celebrating couples, why not take a look at some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day at home to make your sweetheart feel truly special? ...
31
Jan

8 Smart Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill Costs

Energy use sneaks up on you. One day, you think you're being responsible—flipping off lights, not running the AC excessively, turning the TV off after "Game of Thrones"—and the next day, you're standi
24
Jan

3 Red-Hot Reasons to Move During the Icy Cold Winter

If moving in the dead of winter (or, really, doing anything other than wearing a Snuggie and watching Netflix) doesn’t sound ideal, we don’t blame you. The kids are in school. There are holidays to de
19
Jan

The 3 Most Important Things to Consider Before a Kitchen Remodel

Start by Planning Ahead Remodeling a kitchen is a big undertaking and one that requires careful planning. If you’re thinking about redoing your kitchen, these ideas offer some important things to
10
Jan

Selling Your Home This Winter? Get A Fair Price With These 11 Tips

Selling a home is a complex process to navigate in and of itself. The matter becomes even trickier when you add cold weather into the mix. Homeowners looking to increase their chances of selling their
03
Jan

What to do in your Northern California garden in January

Plant Winter and spring months are good times to shop for blooming azaleas and camellias in Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17. Don’t let the flower color alone determine your choices, though; before
27
Dec

8 Design Trends [Buyers] Will Crave in 2019

From architecture that can withstand Mother Nature’s wrath to warm neutrals replacing gray-washed rooms, stay in the know about the biggest interior design predictions for the coming year. Shifting e
13
Dec

Tips for Holiday Visiting

The holidays are coming soon, so 'tis the season to be jolly. That said, it's also important to have good manners during all the fun and fellowship. Even your closest family members and friends sh...
06
Dec

6 Things New Homeowners Waste Money On

You've just moved into your first home. For the first time in your life, it's all yours – no more landlord, no more renting, no more leases. It's an exciting time, but it's also a time fi...
29
Nov

4 Things to Know When Buying Homeowners Insurance

Buying a home can be so overwhelming that it’s easy for first-time buyers, especially, to give minimal thought to the homeowners insurance process. Yet, if something happens to your home, homeowne...
21
Nov

5 Surprisingly Smart Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

Turkeys and tinsel, dreidels and pumpkin pie. Yes friends, the holidays are here again, and it's the perfect time for ... house hunting? OK, we know you're busy enough planning family feasts and much-...
15
Nov

Thanksgiving dinner etiquette: 20 tips to help guests mind their manners

Here’s some Thanksgiving advice from etiquette pros, including The Emily Post Institute, social strategist Deborah Ritch, president and founder of RitchImage, and the U.S. State Department. 1. RSVP.
08
Nov

9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness

Gray skies don’t have to mean a drab indoor life. As fall continues and the days become shorter, it’s too tempting to just hibernate until spring. But there is, indeed, joy to be found in the quieter
01
Nov

10 Easy Ways to Add Holiday Curb Appeal

Liven up the front door and share your holiday spirit with the whole neighborhood this year! Setting the Stage Whether you plan to wrap string lights around the house, hang illuminated ici
25
Oct

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a night of fun and fright, but it does require extra caution when it comes to keeping your little monsters safe. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “on average, twice as many child pedestr...
18
Oct

18 Moves That Will Help You Retire Early and in Style

Exiting the rat race early is not impossible, but you need to plan carefully to make it happen. These tips will help you gather key resources. Do you daydream about retiring as you plod through you...
10
Oct

21 Ways to Save on Your Remodel

This Old House canvassed dozens of industry pros to catalog ways you can wrestle your renovation costs back down to earth. Smart Savings PHO...
03
Oct

How To Create A Man Cave Garage

Did you know that garage man caves are therapeutic? I’m just kidding, but in all seriousness, a man cave garage is sure to be the talk of the town and your home within your home. Man caves give us ...
27
Sep

Inexpensive Fall Decorating Ideas

Autumn itself provides a bounty of fall decorating ideas. No need to decorate for fall with cheap, plastic, fake items when the real thing is charming, more tasteful, and easily creates a beautiful fa...
19
Sep

7 Ways To Use Your Home Equity For Retirement Income

Question: I am a late starter to retirement planning. Should I count my house or the equity in my house as an asset in my retirement plan? If you are playing catch-up on your retirement planning,
12
Sep

Title Insurance is Worth the Investment

Whenever there’s an article in the news about title insurance, all too frequently there is criticism about the cost. This perception occurs because there are fewer claims with title insurance compared...
06
Sep

How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

Whether it’s a family home that you’ve inherited or a home where you’ve raised a family and created memories, letting go of a property can be an emotional experience. It’s important to carefully...
30
Aug

5 Reasons to Sell this Fall

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand re...
17
Aug

These Are The 4 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Applying For A Mortgage

Applying for a mortgage may seem like a tricky process, but it doesn't have to be. With a little guidance, anyone can get started on the path to becoming a homeowner. With that in mind, we've laid out
10
Aug

What to Look For in a Mortgage Planner

Finding the right mortgage planner is no different than hiring someone for a job. It is easy to think about the process more than the person, but choosing your mortgage planner is no different than hi
27
Jul

Tips For Choosing A Senior Living Community

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, retirement is defined as the act of withdrawing, going away, retreating. Tips For Choosing A Senior Living Community When it comes to the modern definit...
20
Jul

Retirement Based on Lifestyle, Not Income

There’s a rule of thumb that says you should budget a certain percentage of your income towards retirement. Many experts say you should set aside 10 to 15 percent of your income for your golden ye...
13
Jul

How to Save for Your Retirement

Having a student loan payment each month as a college graduate leaves little room in the budget to contribute to a retirement savings account. College grads without student loans are much more like...
06
Jul

Housing Trends for Baby Boomers

New Features Keep Pace with this Active Generation Baby boomers, who were the largest American generation until the Millennials took over, are either retired or quickly nearing retirement age. Boomer
29
Jun

Want To Downsize In Retirement? Problem One, Millennials Don’t Want Your Stuff

For many Baby Boomers looking to sell their homes and make a move in retirement, finding Millennials willing and able to buy their houses might turn out to be a serious hurdle. But that’s not the only
22
Jun

Retirement: 3 things to consider before moving

One in three Americans has nothing saved for retirement, according to a recent Time.com article. If you're one of them, and are living entirely off Social Security, you may decide to move in with fami
15
Jun

3 Ways Real Estate Can Boost Your Retirement Income

There's big appeal in the idea of investing in real estate right now. And it's not just because of all the attention these days on President Donald Trump, who made his fortune in the industry. ...
07
Jun

How To Make Sure You’re Buying A Home In A Safe Neighborhood

"Crime levels have declined sharply in the US over the past two decades. According to FBI statistics, the rate of violent crime fell 50% between 1993 and 2015, the most recent full year available," sa
25
May

Six Surprising Retirement Trends You Need To Know

Tiny homes. Rockin' communities where Jimmy Buffet is your spirit animal. Rockin' a strenuous hike minutes from home. Yeah, this is not your Grandfather's retirement. Long gone are the days when pe...
24
May

8 Downsizing Tips Before You Move into a Senior Living Community

You’ve evaluated living options and found the ideal place to live out the next chapter of your life. Now what to do with all that stuff that’s accumulated over the years? Here are eight downsizing tip...
16
May

Buying a retirement property? 6 things to consider before pulling the trigger

Every day in America, nearly 11,000 people turn 65. Take a second to think about that — 11,000 every day, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. The last “baby boomer” will reach 65 in the year 2029.
10
May

Ready to Retire? It’s Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy

Take steps before your retirement party to get all the perks coming to you. Preparing for retirement means saying goodbye not only to your co-workers and a steady paycheck, but also to employer
03
May

Planning for Retirement; The Relocation Decision

A change of scene can be good for your well-being Moving can improve your psychological well-being, even if it is forced by an unexpected event. To move or not to move, when you retire — t...
26
Apr

Relocating In Retirement: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

While most Americans show a desire to age in place, retirement can also be the ideal time to sell your home and relocate or downsize. Kids are typically grown up and moved out of the home, and the nee
21
Apr

Aging in Place

Homeowners are getting older, and to continue on in their current house, improvements are necessary. “Aging in place,” however, is not just about adding railings and ramps—in fact, 46...
13
May

How to Best Support Seniors on Moving Day

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Trilogy at Rio Vista Realtor, moving your older parents or friends can be stress for you and for them, just thought I would share these moving day tips to help ease the
25
Apr

13 Surprising Extras That Add Value To Homes

From the desk of one of Rio Vista's top Realtors, Ralene Nelson: If you are getting ready to sell your home, give me a phone call and I will stop by for a free consultation with regard to the current
16
Apr

Magic Number: The Ideal Credit Score For Securing A Mortgage

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Rio Vista Realtor: Understanding credit scores is a complicated process. And, it is important to contact a Mortgage Specialist early on to understand the impact a credi
09
Apr

Single and Set for Retirement: ‘How I’m Building a Healthy Nest Egg on My Own’

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR working with retired buyers and sellers: As a REALTOR working with people buying and selling in Trilogy at Rio Vista, I see people every day struggling with ret
01
Apr

10 Ways to Reduce Your Housing Costs in Retirement

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR serving Trilogy at Rio Vista: During the course of working with my clients I am asked all sorts of questions. When it comes to finding affordable housing and ...
25
Mar

Should Seniors Buying a House Do It With a Reverse Mortgage?

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Trilogy at Rio Vista REALTOR: As a REALTOR selling houses in a retirement community I get asked all kinds of questions - but this question is unique! Many home purchas
19
Mar

7 Ways Your Expenses Will Change in Retirement

Transportation and clothing costs decline, but watch out for new health care costs. From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR serving retirees in Trilogy at Rio Vista: If you are looking to retire in a
12
Mar

Centurion Award 2013, 2014, 2015!

Dear Ralene, Congratulations on achieving the 2015 CENTURION® award. Your hard work and dedication to your customers, your community, and the CENTURY 21® System have enabled you to earn t...
05
Mar

How To Raid Your Retirement Account To Buy A Home

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Rio Vista REALTOR: If you have questions about what is the most cost effective way to buy a retirement home, feel free to contact me anytime. If there was one thing
20
Feb

10 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Increase Home Values

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Realtor serving Rio Vista, Isleton, Walnut Grove: Now is a good time to think about selling your home. There are very few homes for sale in the area, which means that w
13
Feb

What’s My Home Worth? 9 Factors That Affect Resale Value

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR serving the California Delta: As a real estate agent, I see the following factors on a regular basis. However, I come to the table with lots of cost-effective i
03
Feb

Forget Downsizing In Retirement

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Realtor serving the California Delta: Whether it's important to live close to family, or just looking for a slower pace and an active lifestyle, contact me if you are i
25
Jan

SECOND ANNUAL FRESH CRAB FEED!

Unlimited fresh crab, pasta, green salad & garlic bread. Bring your own adult beverage! Unlimited fresh crab, pasta, green salad & garlic bread. Bring your own adult beverage. Dessert Auction!
16
Jan

How Real Estate Fits Into Your Retirement

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR serving the California Delta: "I work with retired people everyday helping them get into their ideal retirement home at the Trilogy at Rio Vista community. 
06
Jan

A 3-Step Downsizing Plan for Seniors

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR: One thing about the homes for sale in Trilogy at Rio Vista, they may be smaller then the current home you are leaving, however, they are beautifully designed a
26
Dec

12 Rules To Live By When Buying Into A Retirement Community

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR serving Trilogy at Rio Vista: Not only do I work with people Buying and Selling homes in the Trilogy at Rio Vista Community, but I also live here. Rio Vista is
18
Dec

7 Ways To Save On Winterizing Your Home

From the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR: When you move into a new home in the Trilogy at Rio Vista community, you will be pleasantly surprised at the benefits of solar energy. Your utility bills will
10
Dec

Last-Minute Tax Breaks For Homebuyers

From the desk of one of Rio Vista's top Realtors, Ralene Nelson: Thinking about tax breaks is a good thing, whether you are thinking about buying or selling a home, call me and I will get your questio
19
Nov

Staging Tips for Selling During the Holidays

Before you deck the halls, see which holiday decor can help you sell. It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the roads are cover
11
Nov

10 Best Cities to Retire in California

Sunny California is a great place to retire, right? Well, there are certain cities and towns which are better suited than others to retire in California, as is the case with any other state. But, for ...
05
Nov

Good Debt VS. Bad Debt: Know the difference

When you think of consumer debt, it’s important to understand that there are distinct differences between certain types of debt. Here’s a breakdown that explains both “good” and “bad” debt – and wh...
16
Oct

7 Tax-Break Tricks For Homeowners

The combination of demographics and the recession has put empty nesters and relocators on a collision course for a big tax mistake. They “inadvertently” lose their ability to use their $250,000/$500,0...
08
Oct

How to Stage Your Home for Fall Showings

Staging a home is like vacuuming before company arrives: You might not notice it when it’s done well, but you definitely notice when it isn’t. Fall’s biggest buyers are millennials with a sharp eye...
21
Sep

An Ecosystem With a Long Reach: The Bay Delta is California’s Heart

We have a tendency when we talk about an ecosystem to try and draw a bright and distinct boundary around it. We want to define our terms clearly. The desert is the desert and the redwood forest is the...
15
Sep

It Pays To Be An Ag Major: 7 Local Students Are Off To College With Scholarships

Friends of Dixon May Fair awarded $12,500 in scholarships to these very deserving residents from Dixon, Vacaville and Rio Vista. By Kathy Keatley Garvey Seven Solano County residents majoring in a
12
Sep

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Finance a New Home

Unless you have a suitcase full of cash, chances are you’ll need a mortgage loan to help buy your dream home. If you plan to buy a home with financing, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you ne
03
Sep

New Home Sales; Sales Rise 5.4% In July

Note from the desk of Ralene Nelson: We have new homes available in Trilogy at Rio Vista, call me for more information at 707.334.0469. Sales of newly-constructed single-family homes rose 5.4% in J
27
Aug

How to Choose the Best Possible Contractor For Your Next Renovation

Most real estate enthusiasts and experts look forward to flipping properties as a means to earn nice, fast income. And why shouldn’t they? After all, flipping is all about buying an undervalued proper...
21
Aug

How to Stage a Home Everyone Will Want for Their Own

First impressions mean everything — especially when it comes to viewing a potential home. As visual beings, a cluttered space or a jarring wall color can be enough to make us turn around and walk out ...
19
Aug

Mortgage Rates; 3 Real Estate Effects of an Interest Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve’s September meeting and interests are making big headlines these days. Not only do interest rates have a huge affect on housing and the economy, the news around them can create big...
05
Aug

June water savings in California exceed governor’s decree

Despite the sweltering summer heat most Californians met or hurdled Gov. Jerry Brown’s emergency 25 percent mandate, according to June figures released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Bo...
29
Jul

Levees and ferries and sloughs and bridges that go up and down

There was a commotion this evening among the fishermen and water-skiers who had been barbecuing on patios and playing cards and guitars at Snug Harbor on Steamboat Slough. Sounds of distress he...
22
Jul

Home Values on the Rise: You Could Be Making Money on Your Home

In most metros surveyed, homeowners underestimated how much home values had increased. A home is the biggest investment most Americans will ever make, yet most of us know surprisingly little about
09
Jul

Salmon season on the Sacramento opens July 16

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club is proud to host Capt. Joe Aksamit, owner of Joefish Guide Service, as the guest speaker at the July 17 breakfast meeting. Joe will be sharing his trolling techniques fo...
27
Feb

Homes of Retirees: I Want It My Way

Pretty much everything you think you know about the homes where today’s retirees live and want to live is wrong, based on the results of the new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey, “Home in Retirement: Mor...
17
Feb

Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California’s delta smelt

The Supreme Court on Monday kept in place environmental orders in California that protect the endangered delta smelt and limit the pumping of river water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The
19
Apr

SOLD – 142 RIVERVIEW DR Oroville

SOLD for $510,000 Property Description for 142 Riverview Dr, Oroville CA 95966 Perfectly located, above the dam and below the foothills w/a million dollar view for less than a million, this cu...