41% of Home Buyers Say They’re Willing to Go Over Budget

The perfect home often comes at a higher price than buyers initially expect. A new study from Lombardo Homes, a home builder in Michigan and Missouri, shows that 41% of more than 1,700 home buyers surveyed between Feb. 28 and March 6 say they’d be willing to go over budget by an average of $25,000 in order to get the home they want.

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

FOR SALE – 885 Goose Pond Drive Trilogy at Rio Vista Home

Gorgeous Reflect model with prepaid solar, located in the Trilogy Active Adult Community. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home is move-in ready, just bring your furniture. Tile floors with carpet in bedrooms, custom decorator colors, and two-sided fireplace at lounge/office w/brown topaz glass. Kitchen upgrade with beech Sierra stained cabinets, quartz counters, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Additional cam lighting in the home. Hunter Douglas faux wood blinds throughout with vertical Afton blinds at sliding doors.

FOR SALE – 733 Brookside Ln. Rio Vista, 2bds/2-1/2bth/2567sf

Lovely Yountville model with Solar is located in the Trilogy Active Adult Community. Home boasts of charm with decorator colors. Tile floors, fireplace, french slider & shutters create a cozy great room. Kitchen is a chef’s delight with granite counters, Tile backsplash, 5 burner gas stovetop, island for prepping & Reverse Osmosis. Butler area provides pantry & serving Space for your chef. The second bath has been upgraded with a walk-in shower & 1/2 bath with sink/cabinet. The Master bedroom has a spacious built-in that provides a lot of storage. Master bathtub has been removed and custom cabinet added in space & closet been customized.

68 Fun Summer Activities for Your Best Season Ever

Prepare for the most unforgettable summer to date, thanks to these recipes, craft projects, trips, and more.

Transform a Stock Tank Into a Swimming Pool

Always dreamed of having your own pool? Use a stock tank from the hardware store for an affordable way to cool down in the privacy of your own backyard. Get the tutorial.

Try a Foil Packet Recipe on the Grill

Perfect for grilling season, foil packet recipes are mess-free, making them an ideal choice for a backyard barbecue.

Grill Fresh Corn on the Cob

One of summer’s perfect specimen’s is corn on the cob. For perfect grilled corn, brush 12 husked ears with olive oil. Grill on medium-high until tender, about 20 minutes. Brush with herbed butter.

Take a Hike (or a Bike!)

Gather friends, family, and, of course, pets for a long hike or bike ride on a cool evening.

Hit the Road in an RV

Itching to get away for a few days without breaking the bank? Then say hello to an RV road trip. Map out your route before you go, then roll the windows down and set off to a few never-before-seen spots around the country.
RELATED: Going Car Camping? Here Are the 20 Best Tips, Tricks, and Ideas

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Expect listing prices to rise this summer

Since the housing market reached what many see as its bottom in mid-April, signs of recovery have re-emerged in May. While the spring home-buying season was delayed due to state shut-downs, the summer is anticipated to be 2020’s peak home-buying season.

According to realtor.com’s May Monthly Housing Trends report, data shows that the national median listing price hit a new all-time high of $330,000 in May, despite rising just 1.6% year over year.


List Prices Hit a New High, Inventory Shortages Abound

The housing market started showing signs of strengthening in May as states started to reopen after being on lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, realtor.com®’s latest May Monthly Housing Trends report shows. More listings are coming on the market and home prices are standing firm.

The national median listing price reached a new record high of $330,000 in May, realtor.com® reports. Thirty-five of the nation’s top 50 metros saw median listing prices increase year-over-year.


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