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Newsletter, 12/18/20

Will the U.S. Housing Market Crash in 2021?

It’s easy to understand why people would fear such an event. After all, 2020 has been a year filled with uncertainties. We’ve seen a global pandemic, an economic recession, and an unprecedented level of protest. It’s one for the history books.

But does all of this mean that the U.S. housing market will crash in 2021, as it did back in 2008?

While no one can predict future real estate or economic trends with complete certainty, we can say this. At present, it seems highly unlikely that the housing market will experience a major downturn or “crash” in 2021.

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Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

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Perfect home for someone looking to build sweat equity. Home has great potential and is located in a very quiet 55+ Park and City close to all amenities.
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SOLD – 325 Canyon Spring Dr. Rio Vista


Safe Very Active over 55 community! Carpet just cleaned too. Perfect in every way! Large 2567 square foot open floor plan with Paid in full top quality SunPower solar system with battery back up pack capabilities. Very low maintenance, tile roof, corner lot yard with raised garden bed, covered patio and gated entryway. 3 car garage with lots of built in storage racks. READ MORE


Real Estate Could See Best Winter Ever

Holiday Travel

Travel may increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. CDC continues to recommend postponing travel and staying home, as this is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.

If you are considering traveling for the winter holidays, here are some important questions to ask yourself and your loved ones beforehand. These questions can help you decide what is best for you and your family.

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Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

CDC offers the following considerations to slow the spread of COVID-19 during small gatherings. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which all gatherings must comply.

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The 20 Best Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon
That Won’t Cost You More Than $50

Last-minute shoppers, get ready to rock around the Christmas tree. We just found all of the best Amazon gifts you can get now—and close to Christmas.

While you can’t go wrong with an Amazon gift card or one of the many items featured in the retailer’s new Gift Finder tool, we rounded up a few extra-special presents you can order for everyone left on your list. The best part? Everything is under $50 and comes with free two-day shipping for Prime members (just be sure to take note of the product’s arrival status, which is featured in the listing, as delays are expected closer to Christmas). And for those who have yet to join Prime, don’t worry! You can still take advantage of Amazon’s many Prime perks by signing up for a free 30-day trial.

Ready to wrap up your holiday shopping? Take your pick from one of our favorite finds.

Best Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon Under $50

#1.


Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Her: Ellena Rose Dainty 14k Gold Plated Necklace
$49, AMAZON.COM

Elegant and timeless, this versatile piece will suit her style no matter how it evolves over the years. Choose from one of six color, shape, and finish options, though you can’t go wrong with the white crystal design that’s sure to go with everything.

#2.

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Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Him: Cowin E7 Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
$50 WITH COUPON (WAS $60), AMAZON.COM

Music buffs, podcast lovers, gamers, and, well, just about everyone will enjoy these top-notch wireless headphones. The clear, strong sound quality makes it easy to tune out the rest of the world so they can enjoy their favorite form of entertainment from their laptop, tablet, or phone.

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#3
Best Last-Minute Gift for Picky People: Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
$40, AMAZON.COM

Even those that are hard to impress will be delighted by this small but mighty waterproof speaker, which is one of Amazon’s best-selling Bluetooth speakers overall. Earning over 36,000 five-star ratings, the high-quality speaker is a hit with shoppers who love to play tunes while hiking, hitting the park, hanging out at home, and singing in the shower.

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#4

Best Last-Minute Gift for Kids: Razor Tekno Kick Scooter
$40 (WAS $50), AMAZON.COM

Kids (and anyone young at heart) will get a kick out of this wildly popular scooter that features built-in LED lights. The lightweight ride weighs just 5 pounds and folds down, making it easy to bring along wherever their adventures take them.

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#5

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Toddlers: Cubcoats Flynn the Fox Two-in-One Hoodie and Plushie
$35, AMAZON.COM

Both kiddos and grownups will appreciate this two-in-one gift. Little ones can take this stuffed animal with them everywhere and quickly transform it into a cozy hoodie on the go. And while everyone will adore this cute fox, there are more options—unicorns, dogs, and even favorites like Mickey, Minnie, and Minions—to choose from in the Cubcoats Amazon store.

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#6

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Coworkers: Yeti Rambler Insulated Mug with Lid
$25, AMAZON.COM

Whether they prefer to drink their morning cup of joe at home, on their commute, or in the office, this sleek, travel-friendly mug will come in handy on the daily.

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#7

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Friends: What Do You Meme? Party Game
$30, AMAZON.COM

Give your pals just what they need to throw an epic game night at home with this hilarious game. Give it a go during your next girls night in, and everyone will be roaring with laughter in no time

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#8

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for the Person Who Has Everything: Funny Pizza Socks
$10, AMAZON.COM

They may have everything, but do they have a set of scrumptious socks? These cozy cotton accessories are perfect for men, women, kids, and anyone who loves pizza! You can also get them in similar designs featuring ice cream, tacos, bacon, coffee, and more

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#9

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Mom: Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
$40 WITH COUPON (WAS $50), AMAZON.COM

Encourage your mom to relax and make time for self-care with this bathtub caddy that will make her next soak feel even more indulgent. With sections for storing candles, snacks, a glass of wine, and even a book or tablet, this handy little tray has everything she’ll need to make any night at home feel like a trip to the spa.

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#10

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Dad: Goodthreads Men’s Sherpa Fleece Vest
$40, AMAZON.COM

Designed for layering, guys can throw this fuzzy fleece vest over everything from dress shirts to sweatshirts. It’ll be just the thing he reaches for when he wants to bundle up this winter.

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Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Teens: Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen Hip Pack
$32, AMAZON.COM

Fanny packs are officially back—and the cool teenager in your life will know exactly how to style this versatile bag, which comes in 15 colors and prints. Both boys and girls will love throwing this on before heading out to meet friends or hit the town.

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#12

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Your Love: Love You Most Mug Set
$35, AMAZON.COM

Give your significant other a daily reminder of your love with this sweet set, or gift the bundle to newlyweds or any couple that holds a special place in your heart

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#13

Best Last-Minute White Elephant Gift: My Bucket List Journal
$23 (WAS $35), AMAZON.COM

Everyone will appreciate this unique find, which features pages for journaling your bucket list. With lists to complete, thoughtful prompts, a world map, and a place to insert photos, it has everything you need to plan, dream, and reminisce for years to come.

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#14

Best Last-Minute Baby Gift: Babyganics Hero Essentials Gift Set
$28, AMAZON.COM

This bundle features everything babies will need and parents will appreciate. Each set comes with wipes, shampoo, body wash, hand sanitizer, and other must-haves, so families can use it now or throw it in a bag for later to ensure they always have the essentials on hand.

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#15

Best Last-Minute Food Gift: Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Honey Gift Set
$50, AMAZON.COM

With three gourmet goodies inside—salted honey, spicy honey, and Meyer lemon honey—this sweet and spicy bundle will be enjoyed by all.

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#16

Best Last-Minute Hostess Gift: Cheese Cutting Board and Charcuterie Set
$37, AMAZON.COM

Gift this charcuterie set—made up of a bamboo cutting board, stainless steel knives, and cheese markers—with a couple of your favorite cheeses or a bottle of wine, and your favorite host will have everything they need to keep the fun going all holiday season long.

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#17

Best Last-Minute Parents Gift: Echo Dot (4th Generation) Smart Speaker
$30 (WAS $50), AMAZON.COM

Busy parents can always use some extra help, which is why they’ll love this smart speaker with Alexa. The compact smart home hub makes it easy to program the rest of one’s smart devices, plus, they can use it to schedule reminders and alarms, ask Alexa questions, stream their favorite entertainment, make calls, and so much more. While you may not be able to gift a personal assistant, this handy little device comes close.

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#18

Best Last-Minute Family Gift: Knock Knock What I Love About You Journal
$10 (WAS $12), AMAZON.COM

Not sure what to get your mom, dad, grandparent, sibling, or another family member? This fill-in-the-blank journal will make their heart melt! With prompts to get you started, the customizable book is a thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gift that they’ll cherish forever.

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#19

Best Last-Minute Entertainment Gift: Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote
$40 (WAS $50), AMAZON.COM

Give family, friends, or anyone on your holiday list who loves a good binge-watching session the gift of endless entertainment options with the Amazon Fire Stick. This $50 streaming media player  features 4K ultra HD picture quality and an Alexa-compatible, voice-controlled remote.

#20

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Everyone: Amazon Essentials Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Vest
FOR WOMEN: $27, AMAZON.COM

Everyone from teens to grandparents will love this cozy and warm down vest, which comes in a variety of classic and fun colors. The machine-washable vest folds down into an included carrying bag, making it easy to throw into suitcases, backpacks, and more.

To buy for men: $27; amazon.com.

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