Key Trends in the 2021 Cost vs. Value Report

The release by Zonda of the 34th annual Cost vs. Value report finds exterior improvement projects continuing a multiyear trend of providing the greatest return on investment (ROI) for homeowners. Indeed, 11 out of the 12 projects with the highest ROI were exterior improvements. At the top is the replacement garage door (No. 1), sidings (including manufactured stone veneer at No. 2), and windows. The indoor exception, sitting at No. 3, is the minor kitchen remodel – a modest face lift of kitchen surfaces that offers a relatively high return when done prior to the sale of a house.

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

JUST LISTED – 343 Silver Ridge Dr, Rio Vista

Asking $549,500 – Newer Reflect model, located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy at Rio Vista. Shows like a model, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with upgrades. Plank tile throughout with carpet in bedrooms. Den has double glass doors. Gourmet kitchen with white cabinets, soft close drawers, quartz counters & backsplash, and stainless appliances makes for an enjoyable entertainment space. The Master bedroom has a Mitsubishi air/heat unit that adds additional comfort. Master bath has barn door that provides privacy, walk-in closet with pass-through to the laundry room. The laundry room has a sink. 2nd bath has Step Through Tub/Shower with jets, great relaxation after golf or tennis. The back yard is fenced with gates, a retaining wall with drainage, and a propane firepit. Low maintenance landscape with beautiful spring/summer color. The community provides lots of activities; golf, tennis, billiards, bocce ball, gym, indoor pool/spa, outdoor pool/spa, BBQ & more. Just bring your furniture. This is a must-see to appreciate all the extras. READ MORE


8 home improvements that won’t add value –
what to avoid when renovating

Knowing which home improvements won’t add value to your home is vital if you are planning to sell up – or considering investing a large sum of money in a home remodeling project.

In recent years, you can’t move without being inundated with advice on how to make more money on your property. From big projects to small tweaks, there are plenty of changes you can implement that will guarantee you a better return on your investment when you eventually move on.

You’ve heard them all – from upgrading your home’s energy efficiency and building an extension to converting the loft space and remodeling your bathroom – but is the cost, hassle and disruption involved really worth the return you’ll reap in the end?

We’ve asked the experts for their take on the projects to avoid. READ MORE

10 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value

Buying a house can be a great investment, but only if you increase its resale value while you live there. That means exploring which remodels and upgrades are worth the time and effort.

Instead of losing yourself in a sea of home improvement ideas and dreams, evaluate which pursuits come with the highest return on investment (ROI) to ensure you not only improve your space for you and your family but for potential buyers in the future as well. READ MORE

Things To Do in Northern California this Week-End

California’s Monster Sportsmen Expo Is OPEN! 
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA

Sportman’s show offers a wide range of products and services for outdoor activities. The visitor will find a variety of motor boats, motor homes and camping equipment needs as well as for fishing and hunting. Also interesting destinations for a vacation adventure will be presented. In addition, professionals in seminars helpful tips for a successful hunting or fishing and a good young people can participate in various competitions.

The currently valid regulations of the state’s Covid protection ordinance apply at the time of the event.

On the whole, the organizers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 18. January to 21. January 2018, about 625 exhibitors on the Sportsman’s Show in Sacramento. READ MORE

Lodi Home Improvement Show
Fri, Jan 21, 12 PM – Sun, Jan 23, 5 PM
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford Street

We have all spent the last couple years looking at our houses and thinking about all the improvements we’d like to make. What better way to support your small, local companies than coming to the Lodi Home Improvement Show! We offer homeowners and future homeowners the opportunity to visit these vendors in one place at one time. Guests can get tips and new ideas to help improve and beautify their homes and yards.  Your local companies need your support! Come let them make your house into the home of your dreams!

Custom kitchens & baths, windows & doors, sunrooms & floors,  gutters & roofing, HVAC & solar, painting & coating, cash & carry items and much more!  Show specials and discount prices at the show!

Shop, compare & save!! Show prices are the BEST prices!

It will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Visit Our  Facebook Page for show updates and information..

Show times:
Friday: 12PM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 5PM

Door Prices:
Adult $8.00
Senior (60 years or older) $6.00
Military $6.00
Kids 12 and under Free

Text the word LODI to 855-881-SHOW(7469) For a 50% off admission coupon

Monster Jam – Friday, Saturday, Sun
Sacramento Golden 1 Center

Monster Jam® is action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts, and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, these 12,000-pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger®, Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, and more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. The Series Champion receives an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. This is full-throttle family fun. The Official Monster Truck SeriesTM only at Monster Jam. READ MORE/BUY TICKETS

Blankets & Wine Comedy

Sat, 3:00 PM, Golden Gate Park Polo Field • San Francisco, CA

Join us for a cozy evening of outdoor comedy & wine! BYO booze & blankets, and enjoy some refreshing comedy from the Bay Area’s best.

About this event

Because of daylight savings we will now be starting at 3pm!!!!!

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Masks required (unless vaccinated)
  • Socially distanced
  • Wash hands / sanitize properly
  • New lineup EVERY WEEK
  • Bring your own blankets and booze
  • Enjoy yourself!!


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