Total home sales in the U.S. 2011-2020

In 2018, there were 5.96 million homes sold in the U.S. and this figure was projected to increase to 6.12 million by 2020. The number of home sales has steadily risen since 2011, except for a slight dip in 2014.Housing market
The number of housing units in the U.S. steadily rose between 1975 and 2010, but has remained stable since then. In 2018, there were 138.45 million housing units in existence in the United States. The volume of homes started in the U.S. has also been increasing since 2011. This trend mirrors the economic recovery after the global financial crisis and property crash (2007-2009).Home prices
The average sales price of new homes has also been rising since 2011. Buyer confidence seems to have recovered after the property crash, which has increased demand for homes and also the prices sellers are demanding for homes. At the same time, the affordability of U.S. homes has decreased.

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

424 Western Hills Drive, Rio Vista
2 bed/3 bath/1 pt. bath 2,178sf

Located in the beautiful Trilogy at Rio Vista Shea development, this Calistoga model provides so much room for family & entertaining, with 2 car garage and golf cart garage. The interior patio is great for private dining. New interior paint, newer upgraded carpets throughout, & appliances. The kitchen has oak cabinets with granite island and Corian counters w/backsplash. Gas cooktop with double ovens. The fireplace in the great room makes for a cozy evening. Larger master bedroom with shutters and bath with tub and renovated walk-in shower. This model provides a 2nd bedroom with a full bath and den could be a 3rd bedroom. Mitsubishi HVAC heat pump installed in the 2nd bedroom. Queen murphy bed located in den stays with home. The third bath is in the hall. Half bath located off the entry. The dining room can be used for multi-purpose. Laundry room with sink. Very private backyard. Prepaid Solar. READ MORE

OPEN HOUSE – SATURDAY from 1-4pm & SUNDAY from 1-4pm
1113 Michelbook Lane Rio Vista 2 bed 2-1/2 bath 2,528 sq ft

This gorgeous Yountville model on almost 1/4 acre, with so many stunning upgrades, every inch of lot is landscaped. Located in Trilogy by Shea, the active adult community. This 2 bedrooms 2.5 bath home has hardwood in the great room, dining room, hallways & den. Crown molding in kitchen, great room, dining room, den & master bedroom. Tile floors in kitchen, baths, and laundry (with sink) Granite kitchen with stainless appliances, 5 burner gas stove top with built-in microwave & oven. The great room has silhouettes/drapes & the master bedroom has shutters & new carpet. Upgraded master bath with tile counter & shower with jetted tub. The second bath is upgraded too. Dual control heat/air and central vacuum system. Large tiled patio(700 sq ft) with cover(580 sq ft) and sensational landscaping provides a park-like ambiance & privacy. Three car garage with a sweeping driveway with space for 5 cars. No rear neighbors. House sits on a pie-shaped lot. Just bring your furniture, move-in ready. READ MORE

Things To Do in the Rio Vista Area this Week

Sunday in Fairfield – Cars and Candy meet up at Jelly Belly, 9am-12pm

Cars and Candy meet up at Jelly Belly! Sunday, Feb 23, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm Bring the kids and your nice ride!

All car makes and models welcome
$10 Donation per Car to be entered in a raffle for prizes
Complimentary Factory Tours, Food & Drinks Available, Family Friendly
1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533

Saturday in Dixon – Dixon Rotary’s Annual Crab Feed, 6pm

The Rotary Club of Dixon is holding their 16th Annual Crab Feed on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with a no-host bar at 6pm and dinner at 7pm.

DIXON – Support the Dixon Rotary Club at their 16th annual Crab Feed! Let loose with a no-host bar, all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, pasta, salad and bread, raffle baskets, an auction and much more! Afterward, the Time Bandits will have you up and dancin’ off that meal before you can say “crab”!

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner
Dixon Fairgrounds, Madden Hall
Tickets: $60
For more information, call 707-678-5191 or visit

Saturday in Lodi – Evening of Excellence Crab Feed
5:00 pm to 11:30 pm

On Saturday, February 22th 2020, Sportz 4 Kids Inc. will be holding our 3rd Annual Dinner charity event. This will be an exciting evening for all adults. There will be a dinner, dance, along with a raffle and live silent auction.
Our goal for this event is to raise money for local taekwondo athletes that can be helped through our Non-Profit. These athletes have spent countless hours training and competing to qualify for extraordinary events and tournaments. Our goal is t­hat every athlete that is qualified to compete can attend National tournaments, which is costly. We would like to raise enough funds to cover each competitor’s entry fee, airfare, and hotel expense when possible.
Thank you for your support and contributions. Your generosity will help these kids achieve a goal they have been striving for.
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S Hutchins St, Lodi, California

Tax Benefits of Buying, Owning and Selling a Home

Uncle Sam wants you to own your home. The tax code grants tax benefits that reduce your costs of buying, owning, fixing up and selling a home. Here are brief descriptions of the tax benefits of owning a home — the deductions, the credits and an exclusion that encourage homeownership.


What Expenses Are Deductible When You Sell a House?

There’s no itemized or above-the-line tax deduction available for expenses when you sell your house—”sell” being the operative word. But the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) does offer an exclusion from capital gains tax when you sell your primary residence. You won’t be taxed on some if not all of any profit you realize if you meet certain rules, and deductions can reduce your gain and help you qualify. READ MORE

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