7 Key Real Estate Trends For 2022-2024

1. House Hunting Goes Digital

2. People Move From Cities To The Suburbs

3. The Sun Belt’s Popularity Continues To Rise

4. Single-Family Housing Demand Creates Shortages

5. Home Prices Continue To Rise

6. Mortgage Rates Drop

7. Rental Property Market Declines



California Housing Market Report & Predictions

Despite a big drop in housing sales, house prices across the State of California actually rose again in December. 2021 was a strong year. Despite slower sales in December, it was the best year for existing single-family home sales in California in over a decade.

The California statewide median house price rose 1.8% to $796,570 in November. That was also a year-over-year gain of 11.0 percent from December 2020. Condo prices however did decline 1.2% from November to a new median of $612,750. CAR reports that home price growth is still increasing.

These 8 Trends Will Dominate Real Estate in 2022

The 2021 real estate market was like a high-speed rollercoaster ride for buyers — one full of twists, turns, and upside-down loops. While the wild ride isn’t over just yet (sellers still have an advantage going into 2022), the market could ease up a little on first-time buyers, according to real estate experts. To help you better navigate buying a home in the year ahead, we’ve pinned down eight trends that analysts expect will shape the real estate market. And with those trends in mind, real estate agents and mortgage experts relayed their best tips for first-time buyers.

From the continued demand for more living space to first-time buyers snapping up vacation rentals, here are the trends that will shape the 2022 homebuying market.


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

SOLD – 733 Brookside Ln. Rio Vista

Vieira’s Resort, located on the Sacramento River is an excellent location to retire or for a first-time homebuyer. This home has been renovated in the last 5 yrs, kitchen includes new appliances, cabinets, counters & flooring. New laminate floors in living room/dining & hall. Baths & Laundry have the same flooring as the kitchen. The kitchen has island cooking/bar space. The living room has a vaulted ceiling & a wood-burning stove. Large master bedroom full width of home, w/skylight & large walk-in closet. Coleman central heater & newer swamp cooler, new hot water heater. Concrete around home & 2 sheds for storage. The back patio faces the picnic area. Just bring your fishing boat & rods!! READ MORE

Things To Do in Northern California This Week-End

Modesto Wedding Expo

Sunday 11am-3pm at Modesto Center Plaza

It’s time to plan your wedding! Join us for one day, at one location to meet with wedding professionals who have answers and are there to help you plan a beautiful day.
It may not feel like it right now, but wedding planning is supposed to be fun! Bring your mom, sister, maid of honor, bridesmaids, fiance, groomsmen, your I Do Crew, Team Bride, or Team Groom with you and have a day that is just about having some planning fun.
Wait until you see what we have planned at this amazing venue!
Wedding Professionals | Fashion Shows | Demos | Prizes & FUN!
For Exhibitor Opportunities please contact Nicki Mesenburg at 650.465.9641, or Nicki@InternationalWeddingFestival.com.

Lunar New Year Pop-up in Sacramento

Sat, January 29, 2022, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

The Creative Space, 1525 U Street, Sacramento, CAWe’re kicking off this year’s pop-ups with a Lunar New Year Pop-Up! There will be all sorts of delicious food and baked goods, and amazing local handmade products! Pick up some frozen, restaurant-quality dumplings from Cali Dumpling or some ready-made Vietnamese dishes from 16 Plates. Got a sweet tooth? There are plenty of bakers and desserts to choose from! It’s going to be an awesome day that you do not want to miss out on!This event is free to the public and pet friendly. Face masks are required to be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status.

San Francisco Symphony

Sat. & Sun. Jan 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM

San Francisco Symphony, Davies Hall. 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
CONDUCTORS & PERFORMERS Michael Tilson Thomas CONDUCTOR Yuja Wang PIANO San Francisco Symphony PROGRAM Piano Concerto No. 1 Franz Liszt Symphony No. 1 Gustav Mahler
Jan. 29th READ MORE and Jan. 30the Read MORE

East Bay Music Foundation 3rd Annual Chamber Music Festival

Sat, Jan 29, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St, Berkeley, CA
East Bay Music Foundation 3rd Annual Chamber Music Festival
Celebrate the best of the East Bay’s young musicians as they play great chamber music together!

About this EventJoin us for a wonderful afternoon of chamber music, with music by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and more!EBMF is committed to hosting a safe event in the midst of yet another wave in the pandemic. Please observe the following rules:

  • All attendees must wear either N95 or KN95 masks at all times while indoors.
  • All attendees ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated (two doses) and must bring proof of vaccination in order to enter the Berkeley Piano Club. Children under the age of 12 may only enter with either proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative PCR test. Although boosters are highly recommended, we are not requiring them for entry at this time.
  • **NEW IN 2022** While this concert is free, all audience attendees are required to register for a (free) ticket in advance. This allows EBMF to manage capacity and record contact-tracing information in advance rather than at the door. No one will be admitted without a ticket. READ MORE

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