The real estate market was thrown into a tumultuous state when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Between people losing work and being afraid or unable to move, the year in lockdown made a significant impact on the market.

Even as life regains a sense of normalcy, there are several factors that will continue to impact housing prices, buyer behavior, and the real estate market in general. Here, 11 members of Forbes Real Estate Council share their expert predictions for the future of the real estate market through the end of 2021 and into 2022.



What a More Remote Future Means for the Market

According to a recent study by, the ability to work from home even a day or two per week has the potential to reshape housing markets as the rise in remote work is also a key driver of homebuying growth this winter: 23% of sellers are looking for a home office and 19% no longer need to live near their workplace, up from 6% in March. READ MORE

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate report. Here are three hot topics from the list and how they impact today’s housing market. READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

Coming Soon – 205 S. 2nd St. Rio Vista, CA

Asking $500,000 – 2,861 square foot multi-family home on a 0.31 acre lot. 3 Homes on 1 lot. For more Information contact Ralene Nelson at 707-334-0699

Coming Soon – 349 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista, CA

This 1767 square foot single-family home has 2 bedrooms and 2.0 bathrooms. This home is located at 349 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista, CA 94571. For more Information contact Ralene Nelson at 707-334-0699

Coming Soon – 841 Brannan Island Rd. #21, Isleton, CA at Spindrift Marina

Located at Spindrift Marina. For more Information contact Ralene Nelson at 707-334-0699.

Events in Northern California this Week-End

St. Valentines Weekend in Sacramento’s Last Old West Saloon
St. Valentines Weekend in Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento is one of the top places in Sacramento to visit on Valentine’s day weekend and we have a special for you at River City Saloon while visiting. $4 champagne all weekend and karaoke on Friday and Saturday night. Some come in and serenade that someone special. READ MORE

Jamestown Outdoor Marketplace


Location:18275 HWY 108
Event Start Date:02/12/2022
Event End Date:02/12/2022
Event Time:10AM-4PM

This is a great event in Historic Jamestown that happens every 2nd Saturday of the month. We have food, live music, games and more! We also have some of the BEST vendors from all over California. Being so close to Yosemite, we get a great flow of people coming from Northern and Southern California. Join the fun!

2022 Japantown Lunar New Year Festival

Sat, Feb 12, 11 AM – 3 PM, 2223 10th St, Sacramento, CA

When – Sat, February 12 2022
Where – My Sisters House Treasures, 2223 10th Street
Time – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bill Maher
Sat, Feb 12 – Sun, Feb 13

Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country.  Four of his ten stand-up specials for HBO – 2014’s “Bill Maher: Live from DC,” 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” as well as the hilarious, “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong,” – have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University.  He now resides in Los Angeles.

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