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Housing Market Predictions 2022

Housing Market Stats

2022 Annual Predictions

2023 Annual Predictions

Home sales

6.9 million

7 million

Home prices

Up 6.2%

Up 2.5%

Mortgage rates (30-year fixed)

3.6%

3.9%3

So, you’re thinking pretty hard about buying or selling a home in 2022 and want to know how the housing market will look. Well, housing market predictions are about as reliable as a weather forecast—no one can predict what’s going to happen with 100% accuracy. But we can check out what real estate experts are saying and make some guesses about the future from there.

Remember, a housing market forecast can only give you an idea of what to expect if you buy or sell a house in the coming months. Never let it control your housing decisions—only your personal situation and finances should do that!

With that said, let’s take a closer look at what the market is doing.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Selling Your Home

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Keep your emotions in check and stay focused on the business aspect of selling your home.
  • Hiring an agent may cost more in commission, but it can take a lot of the guesswork out of selling.
  • If you decide to sell on your own, set a reasonable sale price and keep the time of year in mind.
  • Prepare for the sale, don’t skimp on the visuals in your listing, and disclose any issues with the property.

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10 Secrets No One Tells You That’ll Help Your House
Fetch Top Dollar

 

Maybe you’ve bought and sold a home before, or maybe this is the first time. Regardless, now you need to get top dollar for it.

Yes, you can tidy up, bake some cookies so the house smells nice, and place fresh flowers (research says roses, lavender, and fuchsia most sway buyers) around the house. But these are the typical techniques most sellers deploy. Really want to get the best price possible—or even spark a bidding war?

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Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

JUST LISTED – 2398 Walters Way #44, Concord, 2 bed 1 bath 720sqft


Asking $379,500 – Quiet location, end of cul de sac, Unit 44 is close to carport parking & is ground floor unit. Two bedroom, one bath, with vinyl flooring throughout. The kitchen has Formica counters with painted white cabinets. Refrigerator, washer/dryer convey with property. Small patio/fenced. Low HOA fees are $275, including a community swimming pool. Perfect home for first-time buyers or retirement, close to shopping. READ MORE


JUST LISTED – 30 S 2nd St. Rio Vista, 2bed/1.5 bath/2,192sq.ft.

Asking $699,500 – Are you looking for a home and in need of a business space? Or perhaps a home with a possibility of in-law quarters? This home might meet those requirements. Victorian style home with partial wrap-around porch provides a cozy place for morning coffee or afternoon beverage. 2 bedrooms up with 1.5 baths on the main floor. The possible room upstairs to add at a minimum 1/2 bath. Laminate flooring on the main floor with carpeted stairway & in bedrooms. HVAC & tankless water heater with inside laundry. 2nd building has been used as a commercial, however, could be added onto & remodeled to be ADU/2nd unit. This building has refinished original hardwood flooring, 1/2 bath & kitchen area. Also makes a great place for a small business & has a Mitsubishi heat/air unit. The back parking lot, accessed by an alley, has ample room for RV, boat storage, or conversion to a lovely backyard with a patio area. This site has so much potential, just use your imagination. Zoned mixed-use. 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 maintenance, so just bring your furniture. Very private for the 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. The seller has replaced ceiling fans and has installed a ceiling fan in the patio area. Comes with paid solar. The amenities are beautiful, pool, large spa, bocce ball courts, pickleball & tennis courts & even a wine bar area. READ MORE


FOR SALE – 13 Amador Cir, Rio Vista, 4bds/2.5bths/1,989sq.ft.


Asking $725,000 – Your beautiful dream home is on the market!! This remodeled home has a newer kitchen & baths, saltwater pool, spa, and gorgeous bbq kitchen with bar/firepit, refrigerator, ice maker & more. RV parking for 2, so your ski boat & RV will fit in the RV garage. The garage is equipped with sewer connection & electricity. Sliding doors open up to the pool area. Home is 3 bedroom, can be 4, & 2.5 baths. The master sitting area was the 4th bedroom, so can be closed off. The Master bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower, and a bidet & master bedroom have a large deck with views of the N hills. A spiral staircase off deck takes you to the pool area. The family room has an entertainment bar w/refrigerator & sink. Step out to the backyard to a swimming pool with solar heating, BBQ kitchen with all the amenities, an outdoor shower w/tankless water heater, and a stage for a band. No rear neighbors. The home also has a double-car garage as well, with indoor laundry. READ MORE


Events in Northern California this Week-End

2022 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival ~ Apr 9, 11 AM – Apr 17, 6 PM

Japantown Peace Plaza, 1610 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to the 2022 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival! We are excited to welcome all of you to our in person festival taking place on:
– Saturday, April 9
– Sunday, April 10
– Saturday, April 16
– Sunday, April 17
There will also be a virtual component to our Festival, so come join us in person or virtually from wherever you are located!
Check out our website at: http://nccbf.org/

TAC Jazz Fest in Oakland ~ through Apr 17th
Temescal Arts Center ~ 511 48th St, Oakland, CA

April 9th, 6pm: The Holly Martins (Kasey Knudsen, Eric Vogler, and Lorin Benedict) with Jon Arkin

April 9th, 9pm: Danielle Wertz

April 16th, 6pm: Tammi Brown, Mads Tolling, and Dan Robbins

April 16th, 9pm: Howard Wiley

Jazz in the Neighborhood is excited to present this series at a new venue, and we are planning to continue presenting events at the TAC in the near future.

Evening concerts at the TAC will feature a cast of Bay Area heavyweights: Raffi Garabedian, Clairdee, Kasey Knudsen, Danielle Wertz, Tammi Brown, and Howard Wiley. Tickets for each show are $20, click the links below to purchase! No one will be turned away for lack of funds, contact us for more information.

Additionally, each TAC JAZZ FEST date will have a free jam session from 2-4pm with a performance by more incredible local musicians who will back up the sessions, including Akira Tana, Mario Guarneri, Erik Jekabson, Frank Martin, Mary Fettig, Gary Brown, Kristen Strom, Scott Sorkin, Ken Okada, Tammy Hall, Jason Lewis, Tony Peebles, Randy Vincent, Pat Klobas, and Dave Rokeach. Check out our events calendar to see who’s playing each day, and come play at the session before checking out the evening concerts! READ MORE


Kid’s Carnival at Hiller Aviation Museum

Sunday 4/10/2022, Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the excitement with special activities just for kids!

  • Paint-a-Plane Cessna Cardinal
  • Scorpion Helicopter Checkout
  • Paper Helicopter Construction
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Open Cockpit Aircraft

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San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival Bullfight
Sunday, 4/10 at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock

The Carlos Vieira Foundation is proud to host the 3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival presented by PFSA, the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America! The festival will be held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, CA on April 9th, 2022. The celebration is open to ALL people to come discover the culture and heritage of the Portuguese people and honor their contributions to the San Joaquin Valley and the state of California.

Gates to the fairgrounds open at 1pm with Carnival Rides and Live Music . Admission to fairgrounds is free, admission to bullfight arena is only $15.

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3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival

About this Event
The Carlos Vieira Foundation is proud to host the 3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival presented by PFSA, the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America! The festival will be held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, CA on April 9th, 2022. The celebration is open to ALL people to come discover the culture and heritage of the Portuguese people and honor their contributions to the San Joaquin Valley and the state of California.

This family-friendly event will showcase traditional Portuguese dancing, music, and cuisine. The festival will be kicked off by a Portuguese parade followed by plenty of activities including folklore and philharmonic performances, bull on a rope by Joe Vas, a wine and cheese tasting, a cultural exhibit, carnival rides, and plenty of Portuguese food and craft vendors. We will also have exciting performances on the 51FIFTY Stage throughout the day including Emily, Taylor Amarante, Hugo Brito as Vavo Brito, Anthony Morais, Alcides Machado, Luis Miguel Rocha and performing with his full band, David DeMelo! Sunday will feature a traditional Portuguese Bloodless Bullfight! READ MORE

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