Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph above):

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, this poll should reassure you. Even when inflation is rising like it is today, Americans agree an investment like real estate truly shines.

Why Is Real Estate a Great Investment During Times of High Inflation?

With inflation reaching its highest level in 40 years, it’s more important than ever to understand the financial benefits of homeownership. Rising inflation means prices are increasing across the board. That includes goods, services, housing costs, and more. But when you purchase your home, you lock in your monthly housing payments, effectively shielding yourself from increasing housing payments. READ MORE


Reasons to Invest in (or Steer Clear of) Real Estate in 2022

Think you’re interested in purchasing real estate investing for next year?

The pandemic spurred on one of the most remarkable rising housing markets in the history of the U.S. This year, home prices reached a record 19.9%. Up until then, the highest jump was 14.4%, which came prior to the Great Recession of 2008, according to Fortune.

Let’s explore the reasons you might want to consider it and a few reasons why you might want to stay away. An even more pressing question — are you too late to hop in on the hype if you want to buy for investment purposes? Let’s find out. READ MORE

5 Ways To Invest In Real Estate In 2022

You love investing, and at this point nearly all of your money is in the stock market. You know it’s important to diversify, but aren’t sure if real estate investing is right for you. You might think it requires a lot of money up front, or requires a lot of work ongoing.

And while some of that is true, there are new options this year that can make real estate a potential investment for you.

While real estate investing certainly isn’t for everyone, it can be very lucrative. Many people have made millions investing in real estate. If you’re wanting to expand your investment horizons, here are 5 different ways to invest in real estate. READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

FOR SALE – 343 Silver Ridge Dr, Rio Vista

Price Reduction $523,000 – Newer Reflect model, located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy at Rio Vista. Shows like a model, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with upgrades. Plank tile throughout with carpet in bedrooms. Den has double glass doors. Gourmet kitchen with white cabinets, soft close drawers, quartz counters & backsplash, and stainless appliances makes for an enjoyable entertainment space. The Master bedroom has a Mitsubishi air/heat unit that adds additional comfort. Master bath has barn door that provides privacy, walk-in closet with pass-through to the laundry room. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 2259 Revival Ln, Rio Vista, 2bd/2bth/1837sf

Located in the new active adult community, Summit at Liberty, the Lincoln model is bright & cheery, shows like a model home. Professionally landscaped with drip system & low maintence, so just bring your furniture. Very private for lot is fenced. The Lincoln model is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a room that can be used as formal dining, den or as seller, combo den/office. Laminate flooring throughout, blinds & custom paint. Granite kitchen counters, stainless sink & appliances with bar for dining. The pantry is large so will delight your chef. Seller has replaced ceiling fans and has installed ceiling fan in the patio area. Comes with paid solar. The amenities are beautiful, pool, large spa, bocce ball courts, pickle ball & tennis courts & even a wine bar area. READ MORE

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

Events in Northern California this Week-End

Live in The Atrium: Dessa with King Pari

Friday night at The Catalyst Atrium in Santa Cruz

Dessa, an American rapper, singer, writer, and former record executive. She is a member of the indie hip hop collective Doomtree, an American hip hop collective.

Initially drawn to their raw aesthetics and unique sound, Dessa forged a friendship with Doomtree. Soon after, she was asked to join the crew and did so. Since 2005, Dessa has toured with and appeared on all Doomtree albums, as well as on the other members’ solo albums. She was the CEO of Doomtree; however, she relinquished that post to her label mate, Lazerbeak, to focus on her own career. BUY TICKETS

Main St Kitchen Live Music in Walnut Creek

2/25/2022 – 2/28/2022

Location: Main St Kitchen
1358 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Tasty location, food, and well-provisioned bar. Live music on weekends. Try the burrata.

Fri  Feb 25.. ALPHA RHYTHM KINGS 5:30-9:00

Sat Feb 26…CHARLES WHEAL BAND 5:30-9:00

Sun Feb 27..JONATHAN PORTETZ 5-8:30

Mon Feb 28..VINTAGE JUKEBOX 5-8:30

Phone: (925) 933-1001

Walnut Festival 16th Annual Tri-tip and Crab Feed

Saturday February 26, 2022.
Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd, CA. Sat, 6 – 10 PM.

Please join us at our 16th annual Crab & Tri-Tip Feed. Tickets:  click here

General Admission tickets may be purchased by pressing  Register Now

Children 8 & Under tickets for purchase at the door only.

  • 6:00pm – Social Hour
  • 7:00pm – Dinner

About: The first Festival held in 1911 was a celebration of the harvest of grapes and was called ‘The Grape Festival’. During prohibition, grapes were replaced with walnuts as the cash crop of the area and the vineyards became walnut groves. In 1936, the harvest celebration became known as The Walnut Festival.

Mardi Gras Karaoke Night!

Sat, February 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM PST

Campos Family Vineyards, 3501 Byer Road, Byron, CA. Doors open at 6pm, Karaoke starts at 7pm!

We are so excited to bring you for the first time ever at Campos, Karaoke night! We will be offering single or multi singer karaoke… with a mardi gras twist!

Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras wear and bring all your friends!

Oysters OH LA LA will be here with a cajun-inspired menu!

This event is for 21+ over, no children will be permitted. No outside alcohol or beverages of any kind will be allowed. BUY TICKETS

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