The 2024 real estate market promises to be interesting, with a mix of emerging trends and continued developments from 2023. Here are some of the hottest home trends to watch out for…

Market Trends:

  • Potential market shift: With mortgage rates hopefully stabilizing or even decreasing, a turnaround in home sales is anticipated. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) predicts a 13.5% increase in existing home sales and a 19% rise in new home sales for 2024. This could lead to a more balanced market with more options for both buyers and sellers.
  • Focus on affordability: High home prices and mortgage rates have put affordability in sharp focus. This is driving demand for smaller homes, townhomes, and condos, which offer more accessible price points.
  • Rise of secondary markets: As traditional urban centers become increasingly expensive, buyers are looking to suburbs and smaller towns for more affordable options. These areas are likely to see increased demand and development in the coming year.

Design Trends:

  • Smaller is smarter: As mentioned before, square footage is shrinking, with a focus on efficient and functional layouts. This trend is particularly popular among millennials and first-time buyers.
  • Outdoor living spaces: The pandemic has fueled a desire for connection with nature. Homeowners are incorporating decks, patios, and balconies into their designs to create seamless indoor-outdoor flow.
  • Smart home technology: Smart thermostats, lighting systems, and security features are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer convenience, energy efficiency, and peace of mind.
  • Bold and personalized design: Gone are the days of beige walls and cookie-cutter layouts. Homeowners are embracing bold colors, unique patterns, and vintage finds to create spaces that reflect their personalities.

These are just a few of the hot trends to watch in the 2024 real estate market. It’s an exciting time to be buying or selling a home, so stay informed and make sure you’re working with a knowledgeable real estate agent who can help you navigate the market and find your dream home.

Remember, these are just predictions, and the actual 2024 trends may unfold differently. However, they offer a good starting point for thinking about what the future holds for real estate…

Real Estate and Design Trends to Watch in 2024

From ecosystem conservation to “new” darker neutrals in exterior paint, we look at the trends set to take hold in the industry next year.

Three Key Takeaways

  • Advise buyers that nobody should copy trends for their popularity since they change over time; a better approach is to seek joy.
  • Aging boomers have more options to choose from, from staying put with features that aid safety to going to a facility with specialized care.
  • Landscapes that conserve nature and shelter pollinators and wildlife are designed for private backyards and shared communities.

Staying abreast of what’s new and innovative in design and real estate is important, not to be trendy but to learn about innovative materials, systems, and products to live more sustainably and benefit the planet. Also, new uses for rooms can maximize square footage and our surroundings to add joy to our lives. The following 10 trends are worth considering since they can positively influence whether homeowners reside in single- or multifamily housing. READ MORE

Hot 2024 Real Estate Trends Feature Wellness Benefits

Zillow recently announced its six hottest home trends to watch for in 2024. Four of them are wellness-related. No one should be surprised by this, as homeowners are increasingly acknowledging and appreciating the links between their living spaces and quality of life. That’s showing up in both home improvement and resale reports.Here are the trends the real estate platform cited, and why designers and real estate professionals interviewed in writing about them agree — with a few caveats.

Sensory Gardens and Pathways
What Zillow reported:“Sensory gardens have been surging in popularity, with homeowners and home buyers prioritizing functional and beautiful outdoor space as a way to reconnect with nature. Listings mentioning sensory gardens or pathways are up 314% compared to last year.” READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR
JUST LISTED – 518 American Falls Dr, Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,689sqft/4,948sf

$450,000 – Located in Trilogy at Rio Vista, the active adult community, beautiful Hillsborough model. As you enter you will note the owner’s pride of ownership. This Hillsborough model is 2 bedroom, 2 baths, with a 25 yr solar lease. The owner has, for the most part, made this an all-electric home, with the exclusion of hot water heater. The entry & kitchen have tile floors, the great room is laminate & bedrooms/den are carpeted. Granite kitchen with stainless appliances, pantry & pendant lighting fixtures over the island. The patio wraps around with sidewalks on both sides of the home. The seller has installed a sink with cabinets in the garage with overhead storage too. All appliances convey so just bring your furniture and enjoy all the amenities, 2 pools/spas, tennis & bocce courts, billiards, gym, golf, & various clubs. There is something for everyone. READ MORE

PENDING SALE – 667 W Tyler Island Bridge Rd, Isleton

$350,000 – Country Living, owns a little bit of the Delta, close to the Sacramento River, so get your fishing rod ready or those water toys. Built on a 1/4 acre, the 3 bedroom 1 bath has so much potential. The bath has been remodeled with a new subfloor, LVP flooring, tub/shower & basin cabinet. Partial dual pane windows & 1 bedroom has slider to the back yard. Room for vegetable garden & chicken coop included, so have fresh eggs & vegetables every day. Newer gas stove & refrigerator included as well as washer/gas dryer. The workshop & shed do not have electricity. Although the home does not have central air, the seller has installed 2 newer wall air conditioners that provide ample cool air for the entire home. Hot water heater was replaced in January of 2023. The forced air heater has been serviced every year. Septic is fenced for safety & leach lines run down each side of the workshop. The home will have new interior paint. Pictures are to be taken when the home is ready for show. READ MORE

PRICE CHANGE – 718 Allender Way, Rio Vista
3bed/2bath/1,346sqft5,306sqft lot

PRICE CHANGE $525,000 – As you approach this gorgeous home, it radiates pride of ownership. The driveway has been extended with new concrete on both sides of the home. New exterior paint with newer drought-resistant landscaping w/new walkway to front door & drip system w/timer. As you step inside, the home has new interior paint, baseboards & LVP flooring throughout. The kitchen has painted cabinets with quartz counters, a stainless sink & refrigerator. Then step out to the newly landscaped backyard w/new patio, custom pergola, 8 X 12 pool, security fence & all new perimeter fencing, as well as french drains from back to front. The primary bath has painted cabinets, new mirrors & light fixtures. His & Her closets with a barn door that provides bath privacy. The home has all-new light fixtures, hardware, a whole house fan, water filtration & softener, & reverse osmosis, and electric vehicle chargers. Just bring you furniture & enjoy this move-in ready home and bask in the sun with a BBQ. Room for RV parking. A solar lease is only $89 a month, 25 yr lease & transferable. Just bring your furniture and enjoy!! Rio Vista is a quaint little located in the heart of the Delta, close to San Francisco, wine country, and Sacramento. Enjoy water sports, fishing & duck hunting. MORE INFO

FOR SALE – 500 Coronado Way, Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/2,048sqft

$529,500 – Don’t miss out on this stunning Burlingame model, located on a corner lot with minimal exposure to rear neighbors. The entrance has been upgraded with stamped/dyed concrete as well as, the 2 rear patios. This home has great curb appeal, & as you step inside, you can feel the warmth from the soft decorating neutral tones & plush carpet. The flex space provides you with additional room for entertaining, both for seating & dining and the gourmet kitchen equipped with stainless appliances for the chef includes an island for bar stools & sink. Extra counter space also provides as excellent spot for a buffet or displaying your treasures. This home has a nook for casual dining & space for a formal dining room table, as well as a den/study. The gas fireplace with w/upgraded mantle in the great room makes for a cozy room too. The primary suite is larger than most and accommodates a king bed with ample room around. Slider to private patio w/privacy screen provides a cozy spot for morning coffee/nightcap. The primary bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower & walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom is located in front of the home, this provides privacy for both guests & homeowners. Move-in ready, just bring your treasures and join the fun in this Active Adult Community. 2 pools/spas, tennis courts, bocce ball, and billiards. READ MORE

1.935ac Poppy House Rd. & Norman Richards Dr. Rio Vista

$410,000 – Zoned Commercial, No Cannabis. Contact Ralene Nelson at Re/Max Grupe Gold | BRE# 01503588 | 707.334.0699 | 107 Main St. Rio Vista. WEBSITE

4873 Lone Tree Wy, Antioch, CA

Events in Northern California this Weekend
Christmas In The Bay Area
Sat 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm, Sun 8:15 am, 9:45 am, 11:15 am, 12:45 pm
4873 Lone Tree Wy, Antioch, CA

We are so excited to host you at one of our Christmas Candlelight Services. Thank you for spending this special time with us! Please register for your preferred service time to let us know that you’re coming at This registration does not reserve a seat, but instead helps us make sure attendance is well spread out throughout all Candlelight Services.

Don’t let your friends and family miss one of the biggest things we do all year long!! Let them know we’ll have real snow for the kids to play in!

We look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones! WEBSITE

Ms. Monét Live at Dále Vino Wine Bar
Sat, Dec 23, 3 – 6 AM
51 Marina Blvd Unit C, Pittsburg, CA

Award -Winning vocalist and Pittsburg native Ms. Monét Dále Vino will be performing live at Dále Vino. Limited tickets will sell out! WEBSITE

Christmas Formal Party
Sun, Dec 24, 5 – 9 AM
2643 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA

The Holidays are here, and you don’t want to miss out on one of the best Christmas parties popping off in Antioch. WEBSITE

Sacramento Ballet presents Nutcracker with the
Sacramento Philharmonic
Sat, Dec 23, 2 – 6 PM
SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, 1301 L St, Sacramento

Classical dreams do come true in the heralded return of Nutcracker filled with new and sweeter surprises. SacBallet continues its beloved, annual holiday tradition set to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

Classical dreams do come true in the heralded return of Nutcracker filled with new and sweeter surprises.

SacBallet continues its beloved, annual holiday tradition set to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. This year SacBallet presents its newest staged production with choreography by Sacramento hometown dancers Nicole Haskins, Colby Damon, and Julia Feldman. California Walnuts is Nutcracker 2023 Presenting Sponsor! WEBSITE

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