2023 Cost of Living Calculator
Cost of Living scores and indexes are a way to compare the overall price of goods and services between different areas of the United States. The national average is 100, so when you look at a place’s COL Index you can instantly see how much more or less you’ll have to pay to live there.
If a place has a cost of living index of 135, then it is 35% more expensive to live there than the national average. If a place has a cost of living index of 85, then it is 15% cheaper than the average for the entire country.
The biggest factor in Cost of Living is housing costs – buying a house or apartment, or renting one.
You get a custom cost of living comparison that includes housing, food, utilities, transportation, healthcare costs (including premiums and common surgeries), taxes, and child care prices.
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Questions to Ask a Realtor When Relocating
Having a realtor when moving is extremely useful. But it is even more important to find a good and reliable realtor. You should not hire the first person you see suggested online. You should do an extensive search and check all of their reviews and references before making the final call. Here are some of the best questions to ask a realtor when you’re relocating.
What are the most important questions to ask a realtor when relocating?
It goes without saying that you should always check their online reviews, but it’s helpful to ask them a bit more about their work and their online presence. Based on their answers, you can come to your own conclusions. We at Verified Movers are here to help you out finding the ideal realtor. Without further ado, these are the most important questions to ask a realtor when relocating.
5 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Moving Company
Moving to a new home means making a lot of decisions in a very short amount of time. From selecting the best supplies to choosing the right move date, the number of to-dos can become downright overwhelming. The most important relocation decision also happens to be the hardest: choosing the right moving company. With thousands of local and interstate moving companies located throughout the country, there’s no shortage of choices vying for your business. It’s important to know what questions to ask moving companies when interviewing them for the job. To find a company that best fits your specific needs, here are five questions to ask before hiring a moving company…
Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®
FOR SALE – 181 Cedar Ridge Dr. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,433sqft
New Price $519,500 – Look no further!! This Clipper model is like a new home, completely renovated, from new sheet rock to all new cabinets throughout, new baths, laminate flooring, quartz counters, appliances, and new interior & exterior paint. Located on the 11th fairway, bring some patio furniture & enjoy the scenery. This model provides a living room/dining room & a nook/great room. Trilogy provides so many amenities, including 2 swimming pools/spas, bocce courts, billiards, tennis courts, pickleball, gym & more. READ MORE
PENDING – 348 Kestrel Way, Rio Vista
Step into this Savita floor plan & you will know this is your new home. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home offers you the great room concept with tile floors and carpet in the bedrooms. GE profile stainless appliances in the kitchen with granite slab counters & beech sierra natural cabinetry. Pantry closet & counter that accommodates bar stools for extra seating. Dining space has a bay window that provides that extra space for larger table. Primary bedroom has slider to the patio & walk in closet. Bath has double sinks & upgraded walk in shower. The 2nd bath has tub with shower over & linen cabinet. Backyard with patio is private with beautiful roses in bloom now. Low maintenance landscaping with automated sprinkler system. Trilogy, the active adult community offers so many activities that include golf, tennis bocce/pickle ball, billiards, gym & pools/spas. There is even a playground for your visiting grandchildren & dog park for your fur baby. There are over 40 plus clubs, from card groups, dancing & theater. Move in ready, so just bring your furniture. The bonus is prepaid solar lease, this provides a more economical PGE bill. MORE INFO
PENDING – 731 Turnberry Ter Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1410 sqft
$405,000 – NO BONDS-Spinnaker model with private backyard. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home feels like a very relaxing cottage for a retirement home. The patio provides a quiet place for morning coffee & afternoon beverage. Den has built-in book/curio shelves & bay window. The Master bedroom has a bay window, which creates room for a sitting area. New hot water heater. Enjoy amenities such as golf, tennis, bocce, pools/spas & a new gym, and more. READ MORE
Pending Sale – 295 Sage Meadows Drio Vista
NEW PRICE $549,000 – Calistoga model, with private courtyard, located on a corner lot. New interior paint (including garage) & tile/grout cleaned, gives this home a fresh look. Island kitchen with granite tile, black appliances, w/5 burner gas stove top & maple cabinets. Open floor plan makes this a great home for entertaining & the fireplace makes it cozy. Large master bedroom has bay window, upgraded tile in bath (walk in shower & tub). Den has been enclosed as well as another room, so this could be 4 bedrooms. One can be your den, other can be your craft/sewing room. 2nd bedroom has full bath, with courtyard entrance. Laundry room has sink, cabinets & folding space. Full patio & fencing secures this backyard for your family pet. Trilogy offers many amenities, from tennis, bocce, billards, pickle ball, golf, 2 pools & spas and even playground for grandchildren. Just bring your furniture & make new friends.READ MORE
Events in Northern California this Weekend
The 31st Clayton Garden Tour
Sat, May 20, 10 AM
Clayton Historical Society, 6101 Main St, Clayton, CA
Visitors will find a native garden, another with an aviary pond and one with a whimsical vintage setting “full of something to see everywhere you turn,” noted Linda Cruz of the Clayton Historical Society, which sponsors the event.
“Debbie is super creative, and Joe collects vintage items beautifully arranged,” Cruz added about the Ortegas’ design. “The garden was so perfectly clean – who knows how she keeps it up.”
All proceeds from the tour support the Clayton Museum, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Tickets can be purchased for $35 at www.claytonhistory.org or at R&M Pool, Patio & Gardens, 6780 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton. Tour-day tickets will be $40. READ MORE
Contra Costa County Fair
Sat, May 20, 8 AM
Contra Costa County Event Center, 1201 W 10th St, Antioch
The 23rd District Agricultural Association is home to the Contra Costa County Fair that has hosted hundreds of thousands of guests for over 75 years. The Fairgrounds celebrates all that is best in Contra Costa County while preserving the agricultural heritage of the community.
Contra Costa County Fair salutes all of our Youth Exhibitors who compete at our Fair each and every year!
All Day Events/Attractions
Xtreme Sports Zone
Midway of Fun Carnival
Arts & Agriculture Pavilions
Matchbox Twenty Concert
Sun, May 21
Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord, CA
Rock superstars Matchbox Twenty are finally embarking on their long-awaited tour! This summer, the platinum-selling band will hit the road for their Slow Dream Tour, set to take over 50 major cities! This highly-anticipated trek will feature the band’s smashing hits and fan favorites. Moreover, the band is also set to debut new songs from the upcoming album, Where the Light Goes. On Sunday, 21st May 2023, Matchbox Twenty will light up the Concord Pavilion! The Grammy-nominated band has been known to deliver a supercharged setlist coupled with the band’s energetic performance! If you’re keen on hearing massive rock anthems like “3 am,” “Push,” “Unwell,” and more, then quickly score your tickets now before they sell out!
Lodi Wine Experience
Fri, May 19, 6 PM – Sat, May 20, 3 PM
Lodi Lake, 1101 W Turner Rd, Lodi, CA
Previously “ZinFest,” the newly reimagined Lodi Wine Experience will feature two days filled with premium Lodi wines, fresh, locally-sourced food, and entertainment.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. with the exclusive Signature Dinner at the Lake – a much-loved experience heavily attended by Lodi’s winegrowing community. Events continue at the lake on Saturday, May 20, with the Grand Tasting from noon to 3 p.m. More than 2,500 wine lovers are expected to attend this year’s celebration of Lodi wines. READ MORE
7th Annual Sacramento Taco Festival
Sun, May 21, 5:30 PM – Mon, May 22, 12:30 AM
1830 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento
The 7th Annual Sacramento Taco Festival is Northern California’s original fun-filled taco-about it event.
Admission is FREE!!, Entry for all contests only $10
This includes: Taco Eating Contest, Pie Eating Contest, Chihuahua Beauty Contest