8 Home Issues That Scare Off Home Buyers

8 Home Issues That Scare Off Home Buyers
From the desk of one of Rio Vista's top REALTORS, Ralene Nelson: If a home is priced right it will usually sell - however, if a buyer encounters one of these other issues, price doesn't matter so much. Call me for a free consultation. Do you know what issues most often turn off buyers or kill a sale? Here are some of the big ones. From a leaky or aging roof to a positive radon test in the basement, there’s probably a lot on your home sale to-do

Baby Boomers: Here’s How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

Baby Boomers: Here’s How to Sell Your Home to Millennials
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: These are great tips no matter what demographics your potential buyers fit into. Shopping for a home has evolved over the years. Here's what you need to know about the new generation of buyers. For years we’ve seen the shift in Baby Boomers ditching their large suburban homes for the excitement of urban life. And we’re noticing the reverse from millennials: leaving behind small spaces along with the hustl

The Four Keys to Selling Your Home Faster

The Four Keys to Selling Your Home Faster
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson: Just thought I would share these four keys for selling your home faster. Entice buyers by avoiding these 4 common turnoffs. You love your home. You’ve made lots of happy memories there and put time and energy into decorating and furnishing. But when you need to sell your home and it sits on the market for weeks, with no one seemingly interested? Baffling. Rather than dwell on what’s wrong wi

Bay Area Homes Are Selling at the Nation’s Quickest Pace

Bay Area Homes Are Selling at the Nation’s Quickest Pace
Bay Area house hunters hoping to score a property this spring before interest rates move even higher should be prepared to act quickly and decisively, as homes in the region are selling faster than anywhere else in the country. The National Association of Realtors’ latest existing-home sales report says that U.S. properties — including single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and co-ops — sold in an average of 45 days in February, two weeks quicker

More U.S. Workers Are Telecommuting Amid Traffic Woes

More U.S. Workers Are Telecommuting Amid Traffic Woes
From the desk of Trilogy at Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson: Oftentimes when I work with buyers interested in working from home, the 2 biggest issues are - home office space and high speed internet. Both of those issues have been addressed at Trilogy. These 2bd/2+bath homes have all of the amenities conducive to working from home - AND Trilogy is located close to the Bay Area and Sacramento which makes an easy drive when meeting with clients and colleague

6 Vices to Avoid If You Hope to Sell Your Home in 2017

6 Vices to Avoid If You Hope to Sell Your Home in 2017
From the desk of Ralene Nelson, one of Rio Vista's top REALTORS: It is so easy to over do it when you are getting ready to sell your home... this is why it is always a good idea to pick up the phone and call a REALTOR for a free home evaluation before you start making improvements. Call me today at 707-334-0699. Everyone has a few flaws. But if you plan to sell your home in 2017, these foibles can literally cost you—we’re talking tens of thousands of do...

Housing in 2017: Discouraged Democrats, Revived Republicans, and Middling Millennials

Housing in 2017: Discouraged Democrats, Revived Republicans, and Middling Millennials
Americans’ Dream of Homeownership falls for the first time in five years, but Republicans are feeling new optimism about the housing market in 2017. The outcome of the 2016 presidential election took many by surprise, and injected both optimism and pessimism into consumers’ expectations about the housing market in the year ahead. Republicans are feeling a surge of confidence about the housing market in 2017 while Democrats turned bearish, accordin

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring To List Your Home For Sale

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring To List Your Home For Sale
Winter offers some unique opportunities for sellers, so ignore your instincts to let your home hibernate. It’s one of real estate’s most enduring mantras: If you want to list your house, you should sit out the winter season and let it hit the market in the spring instead. But like so many things in life, finding the best time to sell a house or list that Boston, MA real estate is more complicated. “The general school of thought — and it most of

8 Important Credit Report Dos And Don’ts When Qualifying for a Home Loan

8 Important Credit Report Dos And Don’ts When Qualifying for a Home Loan
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson: These are some important “dos” and “don’ts” related to credit reports to help you get the best possible terms on your next home loan. It’s no secret that your credit report and FICO scores play a big part when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage loan. Your credit scores, payment histories, and amount of outstanding credit give lenders insight into how well you manage your finances, how extended you

Water Conserving, Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures are Required in Single Family Homes in California Starting in 2017….

Water Conserving, Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures are Required in Single Family Homes in California Starting in 2017….
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR: I thought this was some legislation worth sharing. If you are selling your home and it hasn't been upgraded to these current standards, you will be required to upgrade all of your plumbing fixtures.  Due to legislation passed in California several years ago, starting in just a few weeks on January 1, 2017, ALL single family homes constructed before 1994 in the state must install water conserving plumbing fixtures. Som