Newsletter from the desk of Ralene Nelson, REALTOR® serving
Rio Vista and beyond…

Real estate is still the best investment you can make today, millionaires say—here’s why

1. ‘Owning made me rich.’ Barbara Corcoran
2. ‘Residential properties can generate income year-round.’ Bethenny Frankel
3. ‘The right investment will continue to appreciate.’ Grant Cardone
4. ‘Buying is smarter than renting.’ Peter Hernandez
5. ‘You get six-figure tax breaks.’ Holly Parker
6. ‘It doesn’t tie up a lot of cash.’ Dottie Herman
7. ‘Real estate offers unlimited options.’ Daniel Lesniak
8. ‘People will always need a place to live.’ Robert Martinez
9. ‘You can invest in land that produces income.’ Marcello Arrambide

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

SOLD – 1856 Nason St. Alameda

Charming Central Alameda home that has been updated throughout with a contemporary kitchen, designer paint and fixtures, laminate plank flooring, a fully landscaped backyard with two patios, and all-new dual pane windows throughout the house. Updated retro bathrooms with classic mid-century tile and fixtures. The home comes with a newly installed roof, a new cement patio, updated kitchen, and a recently painted interior and exterior. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with access to the new park, this beautiful home is just minutes away from the Webster Tunnel, Grocery Outlet, restaurants and shopping. Close to desirable Alameda Schools, parks and the Beach. READ MORE

OPENHOUSE – 660 Hawk Ridge Drive, Rio Vista,
2 bed 2 bath 1,837 sq ft ~ Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday 1-4pm

Like new Reflect model in Active Adult Community, Trilogy by Shea w/prepaid solar. Corner lot, very private backyard home. Two bedrooms, 2 upgraded baths, master bedroom has bay window & shutters. Two-sided fireplace with built-in lower cabinets with shelves. Gourmet kitchen w/upgraded Espresso stained cabinetry package, Quartz counters, gas stove, soft closing doors, lazy susans, trash/recycle bins, under counter lighting & 5 stages, custom reverse osmosis water purification. Surround sound & dual media outlet package & flat panel TV prewire pkg. Bedrooms have upgraded carpet & pad. The whole house LED lighting, expanded Nexia house lighting/door locks control system which works from phone app or Amazon Alexia, via voice control. The seller has installed ceiling storage in the garage, whole-house power surge and laundry sink. This home has more upgrades than the average home. Just bring your furniture and enjoy your morning coffee or wine in the afternoon on a very private backyard. Lots of amenities.  READ MORE

Things To Do in the Rio Vista Area this Week

Saturday in Walnut Grove – Chinese New Year Celebration 12pm – 4pm

Ring in the Year of the Rat in Historic Locke! This year’s celebration, hosted by the Locke Foundation, includes a lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, a presentation at the Old Locke Chinese Gambling House, tea ceremony, and lucky red money envelopes (while supplies last). Explore Locke’s fascinating history while celebrating with friends and family at this FREE event on Main Street.

Sunday in Isleton – 22ND ANNUAL SPAM FESTIVAL
10am – 4pm

Spam! Spam! Spam! Dare to join in a cooking contest, spam toss, or even spam eating? If you are, show off your skills and go for it. Or be a spectator of this spamful event, either way, it’s going to be fun.

Check out the flyer for details or the event page.

Saturday in Vacaville – Vacaville Moose Lodge Crab Feed 2020, 6-10pm

Vacaville Moose Lodge 1967
6585 Gibson Canyon Rd
Vacaville, CA

The Moose Lodge Annual Crab And Prime Rib Feed is scheduled for Saturday, February 15. The Crab dinner starts at 6 pm. Dinner includes salad, pasta, garlic bread and all-you-can-eat crab and or Prime Rib. There will be 50/50 raffles and auctions. This event is open to the public. The cost is only $50/person. or $65 for Prime Rib and Crab Only 200 tickets are available, so get your reservation in early! Tickets may be purchased at the Lodge or online. READ MORE

Real Estate Investing; Tips & Trends

10 Tips of Successful Real Estate Investing

If you’ve been watching reruns of HGTV’s “Income Property” and wondering if it’s time to buy a rental property and become a landlord, you’re not alone.

Between our slow-growth economy, historically low-interest rates, and the mood of millennials to rent instead of own, income property has been on an uptick since the Great Recession.


Four Trends For Real Estate Investors In 2020

When you’re making an investment during uncertain economic conditions, you’d like to be able to separate the short-term zigs from the long-term zags. This is especially true for investors in rental property because it’s so difficult to get into or out of a market; you can’t just call up someone and place an order.2020 will be an especially challenging time for investors because the economy is slowing, trade wars could drastically affect specific localities, and some of the hottest real estate markets are already cooling down.


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