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

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

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 retirement income issues. Just thought I would share this article on building a healthy nest egg, and being single. It goes without saying that squirreling away for retirement is a big deal goal—one that’s often made a little easier when you have someone socki

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

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 purchasers are seniors. Some become homeowners for the first time, but most have been and want to remain homeowners. They just don’t want to remain in their current house. They may want a house that has no stairs, or one that is closer to family or friends or in a wa

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 I knew for sure last year it was that mortgage rates would be going up. They’ve gone down. According to Freddie Mac , rates on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have fallen to 3.62% as of February 25, 2016. Last year mortgage rates rose above 4%. (If you’re readin

Forget Downsizing In Retirement

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 interested in the retirement community: Trilogy at Rio Vista. You will love these elegantly styled, energy efficient homes, located right on the golf course and 10 minutes from the Sacramento River. Maybe a bigger house is better in retirement. When Marian W

How Real Estate Fits Into Your Retirement

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.  Homeownership used to be considered the American Dream. Most baby boomers grew up with a goal of owning their own home. Now, many members of the younger generation question whether it is a good idea to buy real estate. No wonder – having watched the housing

12 Rules To Live By When Buying Into A Retirement Community

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 one of the 10 best cities to retire in California due to: Cost of living, low crime rates, nearby to doctors and grocery stores.  Rocketing prices, dwindling inventory, yearlong waiting lists, buyer lotteries—no, it’s not the 2005 housing bubble. It’s the c