’s latest housing market forecast for 2021 shows that the housing boom will continue but the seasonal trends will normalize. 

  • Spring and summer home-buying seasons in 2021 will be strong.
  • The existing home sales will increase by 7 percent in the year 2021.
  • The rise of millennials will push the housing demand up.
  • Home prices will hit new highs, even though the pace of growth slows.
  • There would be no double-digit price gains.
  • The home prices will appreciate by 5.7%.
  • Single-family housing starts are now predicted to increase by 9 percent.
  • Low mortgage rates will keep purchasing power healthy, but monthly mortgage costs will rise as mortgage rates steady and home prices continue to rise.
  • Mortgage rates will still remain low with an average of 3.2% throughout the year.
  • Buyers seeking affordability and space will drive interest in the suburbs.
  • The pandemic has merely accelerated this previous trend by giving homebuyers additional reasons to move farther from downtown.
  • Sellers will get top dollar for their homes.
  • Fast sales will remain the norm in many parts of the country which will be a challenge felt particularly for first-time buyers


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

FOR SALE – 832 Summerset Dr. Rio Vista 2bd/2.5bths/2,334sf

Asking $525,000 – -Welcome to the Trilogy Active Adult community in Rio Vista. Only home in development with pool and is solar heated (leased), great for exercising and grandkids. This beautiful Catalina model with new interior paint, tile floors in entry, great room & gourmet kitchen. Stainless sink, oak cabinets, newer countertop and island for bar stools. Casual dining in great room with formal dining & living room w/fireplace for entertaining. Great room w/fireplace, entertainment center & shutters. Master bedroom has bay window, overlooking pool & door to patio. Golf cart garage w/ cabinets. Two patio areas w/privacy screening. Tankless water heater & solar lease.

FOR SALE – 2131 Saint Andrews Dr, Rio Vista 2bd/2-1/2bths/2337sf

Price Reduced $520,000 – Islander model on the 16th fairway, located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy at Rio Vista. New interior paint, carpet and new tile in the master bath, just bring your furniture to this gorgeous home and watch the beautiful sunsets. Gorgeous kitchen for the gourmet cook, gas cooktop, 2 built-in ovens & trash compactor. Cherry cabinets & granite slab counters, the island provides space for bar stools. Nook in kitchen overlooks the 16th fairway & patio. Great room w/fireplace & upgraded mantle & slider to patio. Formal dining room & den with built-in desk/bookshelves. Master suite overlooks fairway w/slider and large master bath w/new tile floors, jetted tub, & large walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom with ensuite bath as well as hallway 1/2 bath. 3rd room is a lovely craft room with built-in loveseat. Fenced yard for your pets w/lovely fountain. Laundry room w/sink & cabinets. Clubhouses provide 2 pools, (indoor & outdoor with spas), BBQ area, tennis courts, bocce, gym & more. Solar home. READ  MORE

Real Estate Could See Best Winter Ever

Defying high unemployment and an economic recession, the housing market has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. That isn’t likely to let up heading into the winter months, said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS® during Tuesday’s “Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum” at the virtual 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.  READ MORE

Prepare Your California Home for Winter: Exterior

…selling a home isn’t all doom and gloom right now. It’s actually a seller’s market in most areas, meaning homeowners can get top-dollar for their properties — not to mention sell in record-setting time.

It could offer homeowners a unique opportunity, too. With remote work arrangements growing and morning commutes a thing of the past for many, it could just be the perfect time to sell the house and move to that dream city — be it by the beach, in the mountains, or even just back home near friends and family.



100+ Secret Santa Gifts That Everyone Will Wish You Drew Their Name For

This holiday season, whether you’re at home or at the office, when you’re armed with this list of Secret Santa gifts, people are going to be lining up to be a part of it. Get ready to crush the white elephant game at work with gifts for your co-workers like hilarious desk accessories, stress-relieving spa items, and of course, food. You’ll even find budget-friendly items appropriate for your boss, like an executive pen that’ll make them feel like the HBIC and a journal/planner combo that’ll level up their management game. You might even pick up a new best friend or two in the Secret Santa exchange when you’re giving out funny and unique presents like screaming goats and sweet and spicy hot sauce. The list of gift ideas goes on and on, with something for someone with any interest, affinity, or guilty pleasure. You’ll even find small items that are perfect gifts as stocking stuffers. Even if you’ve got to pick up a few items from this list of gift exchange game-changers, your wallet won’t be hurting. It’s curated to make gift-giving fun, thoughtful, and easy on your wallet. MORE INFO

100+ Unforgettable Ugly Christmas Sweaters That’ll Win Christmas Day

You’ll be the hottest piece at your Christmas party wearing one of these ugly Christmas Sweaters. When you need a tacky pattern that only a 1980’s grandma could dream up and only your mom would tell you is attractive for your holiday party, these holiday sweaters and sweatshirts are your ideal pick. You’ll find the perfect sweater for a wide variety of interests from funny Christmas sweaters featuring memes to handmade tacky Christmas sweaters that are one-of-a-kind to DIY ugly Christmas sweaters so you can try your hand at all things unattractive. Your whole group can hop on that ugly Christmas sweater trend bandwagon this holiday season with Christmas for women that are hilariously risque, dog ugly Christmas sweaters so fuzzy buddies can come to the holiday party, and couples ugly Christmas sweaters so your attached-at-the-hip couple friends don’t have to be an inch apart. No matter your choice, your ugly Christmas sweater party is going to be next level. These tacky Christmas sweaters also make great stocking stuffers for men looking for something to wear at Christmas dinner, or excellent inexpensive gifts to give at the office’s White Elephant exchange or the Secret Santa your friend is running. Whether it lights up, is decked with pom poms, or covered in bedazzled Christmas trees, if you’re gonna wear a sweater, make it one of these and be the star of the party. MORE INFO

53 Unique Gifts For Couples That They’ll Both Love

Finding a good gift for a single person is never easy, but finding a gift for a couple can be twice as challenging! But fear not! Your search for something to give to your favorite lovebirds can all be found within this hand picked gift guide for couples. Whether the couple you’re buying a gift for are just dating or have been married for decades, there’s something in this gift guide for everyone, like practical things, creative and fun gifts, and truly outrageous gift ideas for the impossible to shop for types. MORE INFO

100+ Gifts For Men That Are Guaranteed Every Guy Will Want

Not even the man who has everything will have every item on this list of gifts for men. The depth and breadth of the selection of presents spans every occasion, from Valentine’s Day to your anniversary, has great gifts for guys of every age, from teen boys to grandfathers, and has something practical for dudes with a variety of interests, from travel to coffee. Get him something thoughtful and memorable, like a personalized leather wallet. Or something that looks luxury but is actually incredibly budget-friendly, like a ship in a bottle whiskey decanting set. Men in your life will find any of these items great gifts that they can use in all walks of their lives, from the office to the gym to a lazy Sunday morning. Whether he’s your brother or your bro, treat him to something special that he’ll use for years to come. MORE INFO

Gifts For Women (Mom)

Shop for the perfect gift for mom by going through this unique gift guide for mommies. Whether you’re shopping for mother’s day, a birthday, or just a special occasion, you’ll find great gift ideas for mom such as a wine dispensing purse, a bathroom planetarium light, and personalized wood photos. MORE INFO

35 Work From Home Essentials

Working from home is an absolute blessing – you no longer have to deal with frustrating traffic, annoying co-workers, or fear of getting sick from your infected colleagues. But working from home needs to handled the right way by setting up a dedicated work area and having the best items to completely transform your work-for-home experience, making you more productive while also achieving a better work-life balance. Since everyone at ThisIsWhyImBroke works from home, we’re experts in this topic, and we’ve compiled what we believe to be the ultimate list of work-from-home essentials, with all of them being products we use daily and personally swear by. We’ve included a wide range of products like essential oil diffusers to set a calming workplace environment, and sit-stand desks to improve your overall health, and other essentials like coffee makers. Keep in mind this is not a budget conscious list, everything we’ve covered in this list we believe to the best, and investing in your work environment is absolutely recommended if you plan to do it for the long term, and it might even be tax deductible or your employer might be willing to cover the cost! Of course, if budget is a concern, we definitely recommend browsing this list and purchasing more inexpensive versions of all products we’ve listed below. MORE INFO


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