What to expect in the 2022 spring housing market, as told by 3 charts



In the long term, rising mortgage rates could slow down the housing market. After all, each uptick in mortgage rates prices out some buyers from the market. But the short-term impact is the opposite: Worried that rates will continue to shoot up, more homebuyers plunge into the market. READ MORE


REAL ESTATE NEWS

Buying a Home in 2022?
3 Tips for First-Timers and Seasoned Buyers Alike


Key points

  • Low inventory and high home prices make 2022 a tough time to buy.
  • Here’s how to navigate the housing market and mortgage application process.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have purchased a home before, this year’s housing market is shaping up to be a challenging one. Here are three tips to help you navigate it and come out successful in your search for a new place to call your own.

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.
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California First-Time Home Buyer Assistance Programs for 2022

First-time homebuyers are often daunted by the financial hurdles of buying a house—particularly in California, a state famed for many of the most desirable (and expensive) real estate markets in the country, from Los Angeles to San Francisco and beyond.

But the good news is that many first-time homebuyers in California qualify for special loans and financial assistance that can lower the costs of homeownership. While these programs are geared toward home buyers with low or moderate income, many may qualify who might not realize they do—so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re stressed about making those monthly mortgage payments.

Here is a rundown of the various Golden State-sponsored programs for first-time homebuyers, as well as who is eligible and how they can help lower the costs of homeownership so that it’s more within reach. READ MORE


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

SOLD – 1025 Vintage Dr, Rio Vista


Located in the active adult community, Trilogy, this Spinnaker model is on the 2nd tee box. Home shows pride of ownership. Do not miss out on the opportunity to own this beautiful home. The seller has completely remodeled the kitchen and master bath, new flooring, blinds, and fixtures throughout. The master suite has a bay window and a view of golf. The kitchen has new cabinets, granite counters, a stainless sink, and new stainless appliances. The great room has open space for entertaining and room for your oversized entertainment center. The laundry room has a sink and cabinets for storage. Newer water softener and home water purifying system. All-weather patio cover with fenced and low maintenance yard. Trilogy offers many activities including 2 pools (indoor & outdoor), billiards, tennis courts, bocce, gym, and more. 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


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


Coming Soon – 349 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista, CA, 2bd/2bth/1767sf

349 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista
349 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista

Located in the active adult community, Trilogy, this home is located on the 6th fairway with a fabulous view of the pond, facing SW. The patio has a partial cover enclosure that protects homeowners from golf balls. Perfect place for entertaining. This Belmont model, open floor concept has newer laminate flooring, with upgrade mantle, entertainment area for TV, and trim around all windows to give a finished look. The home is painted in designer colors. The Master bedroom has a slider to private stamped patio. Perfect location for morning coffee or afternoon beverage. Amenities offer activities for everyone, from tennis, pickleball, table tennis, drama clubs, golf, bocce, billiards, computer room, 2 swimming pools & spas (indoor & outdoor), BBQ at the outdoor pool, dog park. Just bring your furniture!! READ MORE


Events in Northern California this Week-End

Family Fun Festival at SPARK SOCIAL SF, San Francisco

On Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Join us supporting small businesses

About this event

San Francisco join us for our TWO day show

SO many amazing local makers and we’ve got a full day of fun lined up:

✨ 40+ LOCAL MAKERS

? Live Music by Malik DJ

? Kids Activity

? Henna by Frankie Stewart

? Epic backdrop

Join us for a day of fun for everyone – pet-friendly + kid-friendly + photo op + Live Music + Food Trucks + Rad People

SPARK SOCIAL SF, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA

For more information please visit our site www.creativecommunal.com


Hot Air Music Festival 2022 – “Triple Helix” in San Fransisco

Sunday, March 6, 2022, 3:30 PM  4:30 PM

  San Fransisco Conservatory of Music ~ 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA

My piano trio “Triple Helix” will be performed at the Hot Air Music Festival in 2022. MORE INFO


Capitol Beer Fest 2022 ~ Capitol Mall, Sacramento

Save the date! March 5, 2022 we’ll be back out on Capitol Mall for the 12th Annual Capitol Beer Fest! Expect the same high-quality event you’ve come to know and love that includes four hours of some of the nation’s best brewers, a great variety of food trucks, and live music!

Safety is our TOP priority. Capitol Beer Fest is committed to hosting a safe event. To help ensure we can move forward, either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours OR a negative antigen test no more than 24 hours before our gates open will be required. If you are using an antigen test, please take a picture of the negative test with your ID in the same image. Please read our Health and Safety Protocols for complete details.

If you’d like to join our mailing list to keep up on announcements and sales, you can contact us.

The generosity of brewers, attendees, and partners make this event possible and 100% of the proceeds go to the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.  Check out more pictures from past events here.

Last, but certainly not least, please remember everyone working the event is volunteering to support local youth fitness programs.  So let’s all get along and have a good time! BUY TICKETS


Sacramento Spring Home and Garden Show

Fri, Mar 4 – Sun, Mar 6, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Meet and learn from top local experts in a casual, comfortable, no-pressure environment. You’ll see the newest in landscaping, gardening, patios, fencing, decks, heating and air, solar, insulation, remodeling, new construction, plumbing, kitchens, baths, closets, home furnishings, appliances, lighting, roofing, painting, gutters, home security, windows, doors, siding, tile, stone, granite, BBQs, pools, spas and more. READ MORE

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