Is it Time to Retire

Is it Time to Retire
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: I work with people getting ready to retire everyday. I represent buyers looking for a home for sale in Trilogy at Rio Vista. Trilogy is a great place to retire; it's security gated and safe, sits right on a golf course and is just 25 minutes away from city life.  Many folks approach retirement by asking, what percentage of my current salary will I need to replace? That percentage is usually less than

7 Tips for Downsizing in Retirement

7 Tips for Downsizing in Retirement
From the desk of Rio Vista Realtor Ralene Nelson: When getting ready to retire, it is always a good idea to consider all of your options. This article explains how to improve your retirement finances by moving into a smaller house. Couples often start their married life in a tiny starter home, upgrade to a slightly larger home to raise a few kids, and then stay in that hopefully mortgage-free home in retirement. But many retirees no longer need a se...

Aging in the Right Place

Aging in the Right Place
From the desk of one of Trilogy at Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson; If you are in your mid-fifties it is so important to start thinking about where you are going to spend your retirement years. When it comes to our generation of Baby Boomers, a little exercise and self-control has meant the quality of life expectation has soared, and it is not uncommon to live into your 90's. This article talks about the housing issues that face our generation as it gets

Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community

Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
From the desk of one of Trilogy at Rio Vista REALTORS Ralene Nelson; If you are planning on moving to a smaller home or retirement community, first, take some time to review these Do's and Don'ts, then come take a look at Trilogy at Rio Vista - you will love how it feels. Call me at 707-334-0699. You’ve decided the time is right to move to a smaller home, apartment or retirement community. But where do you start? The entire process seems extremely overw

Tax Breaks for People Over 50

Tax Breaks for People Over 50
From the desk of Rio Vista Realtor Ralene Nelson: Just thought I would share these tax breaks for all of you boomers out there. Growing older qualifies you for a variety of tax perks that aren’t available to younger workers. After age 50, and especially at age 65, you can qualify for extra tax breaks. Older people get a bigger standard deduction, and they can earn more before they have to file a tax return at all. Workers over 50 can also defer or av...

Boomers say Internet, travel, pet care are basic needs

Boomers say Internet, travel, pet care are basic needs
From the desk of one of Trilogy at Rio Vista's Realtors Ralene Nelson: When selling Trilogy at Rio Vista homes I work with baby boomers everyday and at the Trilogy development they get the internet connection, shopping is just 20 minutes away, a local Rio Vista veterinarian is available and many more pet care facilities in Antioch and Fairfield are just minutes away. Trilogy is a gated retirement community on the golf course with energy efficient affordabl

7 Safety Upgrades and Tech Tools for Seniors Living Alone

7 Safety Upgrades and Tech Tools for Seniors Living Alone
From the desk of Rio Vista Realtor Ralene Nelson: Because I work with both retired buyers and sellers with homes for sale in Trilogy at Rio Vista, safety and independence are concerns that I pay attention to every day. Aging in place is the hottest housing trend for modern seniors. You may remain in your current home or you may choose to downsize, but aging in place means staying independent and living on your own terms, regardless of your age or abilit

Tips to Help Your Transition Into Retirement

Tips to Help Your Transition Into Retirement
From the desk of Ralene Nelson, Trilogy at Rio Vista Realtor: Every day it is my pleasure to work with home buyers in the process of retirement; downsizing and retirement home buying. Feel free to give me a call at 707-334-0699, I would love to discuss with you the benefits of homes for sale in Trilogy at Rio Vista. When I took the leap to join the ranks of the retired I thought life was going to be a breeze. All of the tough stuff was behind – right? T

Buying a Home That Will Age With You

Buying a Home That Will Age With You
From the desk of one of Trilogy at Rio Vista's top Realtors, Ralene Nelson: I specialize in working with retirement age home buyers in Trilogy at Rio Vista, call me at 707-334-0699. When seeking your dream home, keep in mind the qualities that will make it a great place to live for many years to come. When you’re in your 40s and 50s, it may seem too early to worry about what life will be like post-retirement. But if you are shopping for a place to settle

How to Best Support Seniors on Moving Day

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 stress. When moving day arrives for an elderly relative or friend, emotions may be running high, but you’ll want risk of physical injury to be low. From packing their things to the big moving day, the key to a successful move is good planning and communica