Will The Housing Market Go Up or Down in California in 2022?

Each month C.A.R. surveys 1,000 California consumers regarding their sentiments about various aspects of the housing market or the economy that directly impact housing to create a California Housing Sentiment Index. In March 2022, the overall housing sentiment index reached 67 (unchanged from last month). It showed that consumers acknowledged the current market challenges and felt increasingly pessimistic about homebuying opportunities.

Consumers who thought it was a “Good time to buy” dropped to 17% in March, an increase from 16% last month. Still, about one in every four consumers is holding out hope that it will be easier to find a home in the next 12 months and nearly two in every three believe that home prices will rise over the same period of time.

Despite the robust gain in home prices and rising interest rates, homebuyer demand remains unexpectedly strong.  There is some evidence that inventory is gradually starting to thaw, but real estate faces many variables in the months ahead. Encouragingly, the number of new listings being added to the MLS each day has finally started to exceed closed sales and C.A.R. is still forecasting at least 10% growth in home sales this year. Here’s what consumers feel at this time.


How to Get Ready for the Hot Season

You’ve survived a long, cold winter. Now is the time to prepare for a long, hot summer. Whether you live in an area that stays relatively warm year-round or gets frigid with snow and ice, this article will help you prepare for “summerizing.”

The steps for summerizing your home are much like the steps in winterizing your home. Keep the summer heat from costing you extra in cooling bills – help your house recover from winter – and get ready for some time outside.


Summerize Your Home

Tips To Summerize Your Home

Summer maintenance is really about keeping things running smoothly so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the more sublime pleasures of summer-like alfresco dinners with friends and family, puttering in the garden, and lazy afternoons reading in the hammock.

Keep Your Space Cool

This is the first order of business and the most important step. Make sure your air conditioning is running efficiently by putting in a clean air filter and cleaning air vents. During periods of heavy A/C use, replace filters every 30 days. Outside, clear the area around the unit so that the air intake vents aren’t blocked by shrubs, leaves, or other debris. Keep the thermostat set at the highest temperature that still feels comfortable and make sure it’s set to “auto” and not “fan.” READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

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

Price Change $699,900 – 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

FOR SALE – 30 S 2nd St. Rio Vista, Residence and Commercial Building

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. READ MORE

PENDING SALE – 2398 Walters Way #44, Concord, 2 bed 1 bath 720sqft

Price Reduced to  $325,500 – 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

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

PRICE REDUCED – $555,000, Located in the new active adult community, Summit at Liberty, the Lincoln model is bright & cheery, and 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. 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

PENDING SALE – 670 Rubier Way, Rio Vista, 4bd/2.5bth/1859sf

Asking – $545,000. This popular 2 story home in Rio Vista’s family development, Homecoming, is a move-in ready home. Exterior & interior have new paint including all cabinets (kitchen & baths) & railings/staircase. Laminate flooring in living/dining & family rooms with a tiled kitchen. The fireplace in the family room makes a cozy room in the cooler months. Carpet upstairs, with laminate in the master bedroom. The Master bedroom has his/her closets, double sinks in the bath & cabinets are painted. Hall bath also has a painted cabinet. The front bedroom is utilized as their classroom, it is a nice size bedroom with a walk-in closet. No rear neighbors make the backyard very private for BBQs. Home is equipped with a car charger for your electric car! Just bring your furniture. READ MORE

PENDING SALE – 470 Belvedere Dr. Rio Vista
2bd/2bth/1,853sf/6,421sf lot

Asking $575,000 – Located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy, this beautiful Reflect model, with a larger lot, has been professionally landscaped with paver stone patio and walkway on side of house. Artificial turf side yard, & piped electricity to BBQ area. The backyard is a beautiful area for entertaining your family & friends. Close to the dog park, and there’s path around the lake. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home has granite counters with expresso cabinets, convection microwave & oven, and island. Tile throughout with carpet in bedrooms. Laundry has space for an additional refrigerator/freezer & garage has a utility sink. Water softener & water filtration system under kitchen sink. Just bring your toys and enjoy the activities that include 2 swimming pools/spas, tennis & bocce courts, 18 hole golf course, & more while enjoying a low HOA fee. READ MORE

JUST SOLD – 343 Silver Ridge Dr, Rio Vista

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. A 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. The Master bath has a barn door that provides privacy, and a walk-in closet with a pass-through to the laundry room. The laundry room has a sink. 2nd bath has Step Through Tub/Shower with jets, which is great relaxation after golf or tennis. The backyard is fenced with gates, a retaining wall with drainage, and a propane firepit. Low maintenance landscape with beautiful spring/summer color. The community provides lots of activities; golf, tennis, billiards, bocce ball, gym, indoor pool/spa, outdoor pool/spa, BBQ & more. Just bring your furniture. This is a must-see to appreciate all the extras. READ MORE

Events in Northern California this Week-End


Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I Street, Sacramento

The Open Air Jazz Festival is a concert to bring communities together and celebrate Sacramento’s historical association with jazz. The California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation (CBCCF) will hold this event to further its community outreach and cultural development strategy.

Jay King, CBCCF’s President and CEO, who also happens to be a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, has conceptualized the Jazz Festival based on his decade’s long association with leading jazz luminaries and his desire to give Sacramento’s residents something to cheer about after two unprecedented, unpredictable years. With an estimated 5,000 attendees, the event will bring significant economic value to the city and further its reputation as a beacon of diversity and cultural consciousness. READ MORE

Sacramento Vegan Food Festival Spring 2022

Sun, May 15, 2022, 11:00am – 07:00pm
Capitol Mall, Sacramento

Sacramento Vegan Food Festival moves to CAPITOL MALL Downtown Sacramento.

Closing down multiple city blocks with multiple stages for Live Music, Guest Speakers and Cooking Demonstrations.

Lots more food vendors than before, more entrances and lots more entertainment. Also extending the hours due to popular demand. From 11am to 7pm . Giving you more time for food options and drinks. This festival is also now a biannual event with a Spring Edition and a Fall Edition. All 100% Plant-Based Food Event!! Get your tickets early and save. Limited time for Early Bird Price, so get your tickets early!! Children 12 & Under are Free!! READ MORE

May Kids Club: Fiesta
Sun May 15, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Fiesta like there’s no Mañana.

You are invited to a Mayo Fiesta! Attendees will be delighted by tons of fiesta fun, food, games and crafts. Following the event, guests can stay for a special screening of The Road to El Dorado, at Veranda LUXE. Event festivities begin at 10am and the movie begins promptly at 11:30am. READ MORE

Food, Wine & Live Music by North

Saturday, May 14,  4:30pm – 8:00pm

Sierra Vista Winery,4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville

North Forty Band will be playing from 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Ranch Girl BBQ Food Truck will be here from 3-6pm. As always we will have wine by the glass or bottle for purchase. No outside food or alcohol allowed. Early Bird Reservations until Wed. 11th

WC- $5   |  Gen Public $10, Tickets after Wed. 11th & at the Gate, WC-$10  |  Gen Public $15

For more information about the band check out the link below


Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10am-7pm, Sunday, May 15, 2022,10am-7pm
Weber Point Event Center in Downtown Stockton


Join them for a new two-day festival celebrating Stockton’s diverse cultures with delicious food, crafts and makers, and a variety of music, dance, arts and more! Bring the entire family for this festive event celebrating our beautiful city. READ MORE

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