The Factors of a “Good” Home Location

Why Is Location Important?

First, let’s look at why that particular cliche—that the three most important factors when buying property are location, location, and location—became so popular. Most people decide to buy a property based on how much they like the house or apartment, but you are also buying a plot of land when you buy a property. The house currently standing on that land can be renovated or remodeled, but you can’t change where the home is situated. This fact is seen most clearly in suburban homes, where the limits of a property are marked out.

However, even if you buy an apartment in a city, you invest in a particular location. A city block can be a “good” or “bad” investment in just the same way as the neighborhood of a house. This means that location is often the single most important driving force behind the value of a property. It’s a simple case of supply and demand: Housing supply in great locations is limited by the number of homes in that location.

How Important is Location When Buying a Home

One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘how important is location when buying a home.’ Location is the most important factor in real estate. With all the home buying tips you will find on our website, location is without a doubt the most important factor in determining the property value of two like properties. There’s a reason many great real estate investors refer to the phrase “location, location, location.”Let’s take a look at what you need to know about location in real estate and the reasons why it is important when buying a home.


Location is one of the things that homebuyers will be looking at when considering which property to purchase. Everyone wants a home in a location they find desirable. So what makes a location desirable? Things like schools, convenience, safety, and more! A central location is one of the best ways to determine desirability especially when it comes to the ‘downtown’ area of fast-growing citiesREAD MORE

What’s More Important: The Size of a Home or Its Location?

When it comes to purchasing a home, what’s more important: the size or the location? While both are crucial factors, the one that’s most important to you will depend on your specific needs. Realtors will be the first to tell you that it’s all about the “location, location, location.” However, empty nesters looking to downsize and growing families looking to upsize may need to sacrifice the “perfect” location for more square footage in order to get everything they need. If you’re struggling with the size vs. location of a home, take a look at our guide to solving this age-old dilemma below.

The size of a home is more important if…

  1. You plan to start or grow a family
  2. You already have a large family
  3. You need more space for house guests READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. 12pm-3pm
FOR SALE – 275 Harvest Hills Ln. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,853sqft/6,050sqft lot

$599,000 – Don’t miss this opportunity to own this beautiful Reflect model located on one of the lakes & near the dog park. As you enter, you see beautiful tile floors, and the lake, which gives you a very peaceful feeling. A chef’s kitchen with granite counters, soft closing drawers, some pull-out drawers, 5 burner gas stove top & stainless appliances. The home has been upgraded with a double-sided fireplace, surround sound & built a den with desk & shelving. The main bath has been upgraded to a soaker tub & Corian walls surrounding the tub/shower. The primary bedroom has a bay window, providing a peaceful area to read a book & enjoy the lake. Landscaping is low maintenance with an extended patio & concrete sidewalks around. Prepaid solar & sellers have installed backup Telsa batteries for power outages (paid). So bring your toys & enjoy the amenities, such as the gym, tennis, pickle ball, bocce, golf and join the various club activities. Never a dull moment. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 718 Allender Wy. Rio Vista, 3 bd/2 bth/1346sf

$539,999 – Gorgeous home, shows pride of ownership, and has been renovated since purchased. 3 bedrooms & 2 baths with all new flooring/baseboards, interior paint, light fixtures, etc. The kitchen has newly painted cabinets with quartz countertops with an island. Auxillary electric heaters in 3rd bedroom & living room. Whole house water filter with under-the-sink reverse osmosis. The front yard has been totally relandscaped with a new walkway to the front door, with drought-resistant landscaping, a drip system & timer. The driveway extended as well as the sidewalk to the backyard. The backyard has a sprinkler system as well as a patio. Just bring your furniture and enjoy!! Rio Vista is a quaint town located on the Sacramento River, close to SF, Sacramento & bay area. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 295 Sage Meadows Dr. Rio Vista
3bed/3.5bath/2,367sqft/6,669sqft lot

$559,000 – Calistoga model, with private courtyard, located on a corner lot. New interior paint (including garage) & tile/grout cleaned, gives this home a fresh look. Island kitchen with granite tile, black appliances, w/5 burner gas stove top & maple cabinets. Open floor plan makes this a great home for entertaining & the fireplace makes it cozy. Large master bedroom has bay window, upgraded tile in bath (walk in shower & tub). Den has been enclosed as well as another room, so this could be 4 bedrooms. One can be your den, other can be your craft/sewing room. 2nd bedroom has full bath, with courtyard entrance. Laundry room has sink, cabinets & folding space. Full patio & fencing secures this backyard for your family pet. Trilogy offers many amenities, from tennis, bocce, billards, pickle ball, golf, 2 pools & spas and even playground for grandchildren. Just bring your furniture & make new friends.READ MORE

FOR SALE – 1009 Diamante Dr. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1439st

$465,000 – From curb appeal to beautiful upgrades, this Pebble Beach model is move-in ready. From white cabinets, a granite kitchen with stainless appliances, to wood flooring to plantation shutters, this home is exceptional. 2 Bedrooms & 2 baths have carpet in bedrooms & double doors in the den, making this home very cozy. Upgraded landscaping to drought resistance and a patio with cover. Bring your furniture and join the numerous activities available & take advantage of the amenities your HOA fees include, tennis, bocce, billiards, 2 pools/spas, gym, and more.READ MORE

FOR SALE – 623 California St, Rio Vista

2 bed/1 bath/934sqft/4,792sqft lot

$405,000 – Adorable cottage/bungalow, 2 bedroom, 1 bath and has been updated. Larger backyard with patio & raised garden beds for your vegetables. The kitchen has been remodeled & there is an inside laundry & single car garage. Convenient location, walk to town for breakfast, snack, and/or dinner. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 1536 Michigan St. Fairfield
3 bed/2 bath/1,260sqft/4,792sqft lot

$485,000 – This is a great starter or retirement home, close to shopping, Hwy 80 & Amtrack & perfect home for a commuter. This 3 bedroom & 2 bath home has new interior paint, carpets, laminate flooring, light fixtures, dual pane windows, tankless water heater & newer roof & air condenser. Master bath has new vanity & flooring. Kitchen has new flooring, appliances, stainless sink, painted cabinets, & resurfaced counter tops. Home has a large family room, perfect for entertaining. Patio is the length of home. Although 1 car garage, home has carport for at least 2 cars & RV parking on side. Larger lot & drought resistant front yard & shed. Just bring your furniture, home is move in ready. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 731 Turnberry Ter Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1410 sq ft

$434,900 – NO BONDS-Spinnaker mod1:30el with private backyard. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home feels like a very relaxing cottage for a retirement home. The patio provides a quiet place for morning coffee & afternoon beverage. Den has built-in book/curio shelves & bay window. The Master bedroom has a bay window, which creates room for a sitting area. New hot water heater. Enjoy amenities such as golf, tennis, bocce, pools/spas & a new gym, and more.  READ MORE

Events in Northern California this Week-End

Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Show
Sat & Sun. Nov 5 -6, 10 AM – 5 PM
Center Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA

Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Show – 11/05/2022Start Date: 11/05/2022
End Date: 11/06/2022
Venue: Centre Concord
5298 Clayton Rd
Concord , CA 94521
Types: Rock & Mineral Shows

Honkey Tonk Harvest at E2 Family Winery
Sat, Nov 5, 3 – 9 PM
E2 Family Winery, 9301 W Hwy 12, Lodi, CA

Akire Design & Productions, in partnership with E2 Family Winery, will be bringing Country to the Country, in an all-day local music festival, Honky Tonk Harvest, on November 5, 2022.

Bringing the country to the country. Country music concert being held at E2 Family winery during their harvest season. Come join the fun of live country music, shop, drink and eat, and of course dance!!

A four-band lineup with instructional line dancing between bands. READ MORE

Legendary Ladies in Country Music
Sun, Nov 6, 1 PM
State Theatre of Modesto Inc, 1307 J St, Modesto, CA

Featuring award winning Joni Morris and her After Midnight Trio

In this rollicking, soul-filled country western music show, Award Winning Vocalist Joni Morris and her “After Midnight Trio” perform unforgettable hit songs by legendary singers Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and many more.

Add some humor, lavish costumes and lots of audience interaction, and this is one country show you can’t miss.

Leo Stutzin of the Modesto Bee said of the performance’ “It’s a Solid Gold Smash.”

This performance is a fund raiser for Modesto Performing Arts to support its summer 2023 productions of Damn Yankees and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Doors open at 1; show at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $30 & $25


Vintage Aircraft Display
Sat, Nov 5, 1 PM – Mon, Nov 7, 2 AM
700 Terminal Cir, Livermore, CA

Enjoy viewing vintage aircraft at the Livermore Airport every weekend from 6 am to 6 pm.
Take a trip back in time in our vintage airplanes! MORE INFO

Murphys Day of the Dead 2022
Sat, Nov 5, 11 AM – 5 PM
Downtown Murphys, CA

Have fun at the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebration in Murphys during the day on November 5th. Then make plans to attend Jazz Cellars Dinner at the Murphys Hotel that evening!
Murphys Dia de Los Muertos will be back on Saturday, November 5, 2022! We’ll have traditional artisan vendors, food, drink, and a community altar in the Park and, as always, our businesses will be displaying ofrendas honoring those who we have lost but are still with us in spirit. We plan to bring back live entertainment in 2022 and expand our other activities, keep your fingers crossed. Thank you to all of you who attended, participated, and supported the event in 2021! READ MORE

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