5 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Home

  1. Am I ready to move? Selling your home involves a whirlwind of activity, packing, and potentially finding a new place. Ensure you’re emotionally prepared for the transition.

  2. What’s the market like? Research current selling trends in your area. Is it a buyer’s or seller’s market? This can impact your pricing strategy and timeline.

  3. What’s my home worth? Get a comparative market analysis (CMA) from a realtor to determine a realistic selling price. Don’t just rely on online estimates.

  4. Can I afford to sell? Factor in realtor fees, closing costs, and potential repairs alongside the expected profit. Are you financially prepared for the upfront investment?

  5. Do I need to make repairs? Make a list of necessary fixes to improve curb appeal and avoid buyer requests that lower your offer.

How Do You Know You Are Ready to Sell Your Home & Move

Selling your home and moving is a significant life decision. It’s a mix of emotions – excitement for a new chapter and the bittersweetness of leaving familiar surroundings.

Here’s a deeper dive into how homeowners can navigate this turning point:

Life Stage Shifts:

  • Growing Family: Maybe your starter home feels cramped now that your kids are getting older. Do you need more bedrooms, bathrooms, or a backyard for them to play in? Consider if your current home can accommodate your evolving needs or if it’s time for an upgrade.
  • Empty Nesters: On the other hand, if your children have flown the coop, a large house might feel empty. Downsizing to a smaller, more manageable space could be appealing.
  • Job Relocation: Sometimes, a job opportunity arises in a new location. Weigh the pros and cons. Can you maintain your current lifestyle if you have to sell your home and move?…  READ MORE

From Farewell to Fresh Start: A Homeowner’s Guide to Moving On

The decision to sell your home and move signifies a turning point. Excitement for a new chapter mingles with the bittersweetness of leaving familiar surroundings. But where do you begin? Here’s a breakdown of the key steps to navigate this transition smoothly:

Preparing to Say Goodbye:

  1. Market Knowledge is Power: Delve deeper than national trends. Partner with a local realtor for a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This provides a realistic picture of your home’s value based on comparable properties in your area. Understanding current market conditions – seller’s or buyer’s market – will influence your pricing strategy and timeline.

  2. Enhance First Impressions: Buyers form opinions quickly. Boost your home’s curb appeal with simple fixes. Fresh landscaping, a vibrant coat of paint on the front door, and a tidy lawn create a welcoming atmosphere.

  3. Stage for Success: Declutter ruthlessly. Potential buyers need to envision themselves living in the space. Depersonalize and create a neutral yet inviting atmosphere with strategic furniture placement and lighting.

  4. Fix & Upgrade: Address any necessary repairs promptly. Leaky faucets or a damaged roof raise red flags for buyers and could lead to lower offers. Consider strategic upgrades like fresh paint or updated hardware that offer a high return on investment… READ  MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR

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FOR SALE – 357 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista
2bd/2bth/1172sf/4,391sf lot

$439,000 – Honey, stop the car, I want this cottage-like home on the golf course at the 6th tee box & with spectacular views!! The patio is perfect for morning coffee, afternoon beverages & BBQ. The Carmel model, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for retirement. Laminate flooring, new exterior & interior paint & light fixtures is move-in ready. The kitchen has granite counters, oak cabinets, pantry closet & overlooks the golf course. The primary bedroom has a bay window that provides an excellent sitting area & view. Amenities galore, from the 18-hole golf course, tennis/pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts, full gym, billiards, computer room, indoor & outdoor pool/spas, and library plus an aesthetician & masseuse available in the health center. Start packing!! And head to Trilogy in Rio Vista, the Active Adult Community. WEBSITE

PENDING SALE – 517 Wallace St. Rio Vista
3 bed/2 bath/1,346sqft/5,680sqft lot

$485,000 – If you like the small-town feel, then this home will fit your needs, Rio Vista, located on the Sacramento River, also known as the Delta area, is a great starter home, with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Larger great room & roomy kitchen with white appliances. The Homecoming development has a park close by that is great for playtime & picnics. The back yard provides room for your pets. WEBSITE

302 Spyglass Dr. Rio Vista,
2bd/2bth/1439sqft/4805sqft lot

$430,000 – Welcome to Trilogy at Rio Vista, the active adult community, located near the Sacramento River. Do you enjoy water sports, fishing and/or tennis, golf, or bocce, This is your retirement, resort-style living. This Pebble Beach model home provides you with a 2 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 full baths. Very private backyard to enjoy your morning coffee or beverage in the afternoon, and have a BBQ. The home features a kitchen with a pantry closet, white tile counters & black splash with oak cabinets & a white electric stove & a microwave, and a dishwasher. Carpet throughout with tile entry. Trilogy offers so many amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, 2 pools (indoor and outdoor) billiards, a computer room, a library, a full gym, & cafe in the Vista Club. The restaurant is being renovated & will be beautiful. Come join the fun!  READ MORE

FOR SALE – 212 S 7th St Apt A, Rio Vista
3 units: A-3/1, B-2/2, C-2/2 or 1/2

$805,000 – Great opportunity to own investment property, 3 homes on 1 lot; Unit A is 3/1, Unit B is 2/2, & Unit C 2/2. Lot is very private, with lots of room for BBQ & fun. Located in Core Rio Vista, walk to town, restaurants, & groceries. Large grassy area for play. Stable renters with a good payment history. Do not disturb renters in Units A & B. Unit A built in 1930 & Unit B in 1948. Unit C was a barn/garage converted with permits. With a little TLC, these units are great for tenants just starting out on their own. All 3 have single-car garages. WEBSITE

PENDING SALE 15967 Isleton Rd, Isleton
4bed/2bath/2,836sqft2,836 sf/1.37acre lot

$475,000 – This is an opportunity to own a home next to the river. Original home built in 1940, 1260 sq ft, then 3 stories added to home. The lot is 1.37 acres, with room to add a pool. This home has 4 bedrooms & 2 baths with lots of space for entertaining. The home is heated with 4 pellet stoves, 1 on each floor, & the natural breezes cool off the home in the summer. The boat dock is a lease with the State of California, acting through the State Lands Commission. The lease is dated 6/21/18 for 10 years. The gangplank is damaged. This home features 2 wrap-around decks. The laundry room & 2nd kitchen are located in the original house with a bedroom/sitting room. The primary bedroom is located on the 3rd floor with an elevated space for sitting & watching the boat traffic on the Sacramento River. The newer section has dual-pane windows, and the original section is single-pane. The lot provides so much space for entertaining your family & guests as well as 3 storage units. Only 1 storage unit has electricity. Home is a project waiting for your building & decorating skills and is priced to reflect that. All appliances convey with sale. WEBSITE

1.935ac Poppy House Rd. & Norman Richards Dr. Rio Vista

$410,000 – Zoned Commercial, No Cannabis. Contact Ralene Nelson at Re/Max Grupe Gold | BRE# 01503588 | 707.334.0699 | 107 Main St. Rio Vista. 4873 Lone Tree Wy, Antioch, CA

Events in Northern California this Weekend
Spring Car Show, Antioch
Sat Jun 22 2024 at 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Lumpy’s Diner, 5891 Lone Tree Way, AntiochLumpy’s Diner Spring Car Show hosted by The Midnighters. Car registration is from 8am-10am. First come, first serve. Registration fee is $30 at the Midnighters booth. Open to all years, makes and models. Show starts at 10am and awards at 2pm. Come out and join the community to enjoy all the beautiful cars, vendors, music and delicious food! See you there… WEBSITE

Groovy Judy Band, Rio Vista
Saturday, June 22 · 8 – 11pm
Flamingo Lounge, 110 Main Street Rio Vista

We’re ready to rock and groove Rio Vista at The Flamingo Lounge, 6/22, 8-11pm. ???? We’ll provide the tunes & positive vibes that’ll keep you grooving all night long.????✨ WEBSITE

Sacramento River Cats vs. Round Rock Express
Sun • Jun 23 • 1:05 PM
Sutter Health Park, West Sacramento

Buy Sacramento River Cats vsRound Rock Express tickets at the Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento, CA for Jun 23, 2024… GET TICKETS

The Doobie Brothers & Robert Cray Band
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Toyota Pavilion At Concord | Concord, California

The ground is trembling as the rock music giants arrive on the California streets! The Doobie Brothers are on the way for a live rock music array as they drop their “The 2024 Tour” on Saturday, 22nd of June, at Toyota Pavilion At Concord, California. Along with the Grammy Award-winning artist Robert Cray, prepare for an exceptional rock music display with The Doobie Brothers leading the way. WEBSITE

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