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Newsletter, 6/19/2020


Homebuying Demand Just Keeps Getting Stronger

It seems that nothing can deter homebuyers. Seasonally adjusted demand for the week of June 1 – June 7 is now 25% higher than it was pre-pandemic in January and February, marking the eighth straight week of rising demand.

Our abiding concern in May was about the number of homes for sale, but that’s improving too. After falling to 21% below last year’s level the week of May 25 – 31, new listings last week continued their recovery; last week’s new listings were 15% below last year’s level. READ MORE


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

Coming Soon – 300 Logan St, Rio Vista, 4bd/2bth/1682sf


Location, Location, walk to town for coffee/dinner. Great opportunity to own a rare 4 bedroom/2 bath home, corner lot, in downtown Rio Vista. 2 car detached garage with breezeway. Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, and newer dual pane windows. Landscaped front and back yards with automatic sprinklers. Inside laundry NO BONDS
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Coming Soon – 508 DeFlores Cir, Rio Vista 4bd/2bth/1617sf


Located in the Homecoming family development, this 4 bd, 2 ba single story home has new paint, new carpet & vinyl. Patio with cover. Room for RV/boat parking. This is a great community for retirement or starter home. No rear neighbors. Refrigerator, washer/dryer convey with property.
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PENDING – 140 Drouin Dr #A-F, Rio Vista, 6-Units


Great investment opportunity to purchase multi-units. Six unit, 3 one bedroom/one bath and 3 two bedroom/1 bath. Needs some TLC. READ MORE


Affordable DIY Backyard Games and Activities

Cool Jumbo Tic Tac Toe

When you think about classic games, Tic Tac Toe is always a standout. This jumbo-sized version is here to transport you back to your playground days. All you need is some wooden boards and paint, and you can bring the fun pastime right to your backyard. What’s cooler about this large tic tac toe game is that it can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Wall Mounted Ring Toss Challenge

There isn’t much uniqueness found in the typical ring toss game, but have you considered elevating it in the literal sense? All it takes is to move it from the ground to the side of your home. As far as DIY projects go, this is simple to do. With some unique number placement, you can make it both challenging and exciting.

Platform Tree House Playground Fun

If you have a nice tree in your backyard, but no interest in making a real treehouse, consider this platform-based play area instead. You’re still able to give your kids the treehouse experience, but it’s kept closer to the ground. The only extra things you need are a few playground accessories like a slide and a wheel so your kids can stretch their imagination.

Coffee Can Stilts Coordination Game

Many kids know all about the plastic stilts since numerous schools use them in the gyms for entertainment and developmental purposes. You don’t need to seek out those plastic stands, however. Just remember to save and wash out those empty coffee cans. They’re surprisingly the right size for kids’ feet, and with the right strings attached, they can easily delight your little one as they wander the backyard.

Relaxing Oversized Outdoor Checkerboard Game

Sometimes you need a game that’s a bit slower even if you’re outside, and checkers is a great option in this case. It’s always been a game that spans generations due to a comfortable dose of strategy and competitiveness that kids can readily get into. Consider creating this life-sized version of the game to excite little ones into learning about the game.
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Interest in Single-Family Homes Hits Four-Year High

Web searches for single-family homes have popped as the coronavirus pandemic has turned privacy into a hot commodity.

Online searches for single-family homes rose to the highest level in four years last month. This comes as the coronavirus pandemic drives buyers to seek out larger houses located farther away from dense urban areas. READ MORE


The Most Common Reasons Homes Lose Value


Your home is likely one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make. While experts disagree on whether or not it’s an investment, you want to get the best price for it you can when it’s time to sell. Though a home can be expected to increase in price in the long-term, there are a variety of factors that may actually lower or stagnate a property’s value. Here are some of the most common reasons why homes lose value. READ MORE

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