Should I Sell My Home

  • While life events like a family milestone or a new job can encourage you to sell your home, the decision often involves many other factors. Understanding your finances, your timeline, and how you’ll sell can provide good insight into whether you’re ready to sell your home. Use our home value tool to estimate how much you could sell your home for.
  • A good place to start is to understand the amount of equity you have in your home, and if the proceeds from a sale can cover the total costs of selling, moving, and potentially putting a down payment on your next home. Use our home sale calculator to estimate your costs and net proceeds.
  • Timing can also impact whether you’re ready to sell. You can get a good signal of how long it will take to sell your home by looking at the average Days on Market for similar homes in your area. You may need to also consider the impact of market trends on your home value and goals.
  • There are many ways to sell a home, each with their different advantages. Compare the costs and benefits of the traditional process with alternatives like selling to an iBuyer. Having a plan is a good sign you’re ready to start the process.


Should I sell my house? 6 questions to ask before you sell

So, you feel like it’s time to move, but you keep asking yourself, Should I sell my house now? After all, there’s a lot of uncertainty out there in the housing market, and selling your home is a big decision.

The fact that you’re asking questions is a good thing—it means you’re thinking about your situation and determined to make an educated decision. So, let’s get you some answers to those questions.

Here’s a look at what you should consider when deciding whether to sell your home.

Should I Sell My House Now, Or Wait?

Just like anything else that gets bought and sold, housing prices in the U.S. (or anywhere else) depend on supply and demand. When supply is high and demand is low, prices go down. When supply is low and demand is high, prices go up.

How To Buy And Sell A Home At The Same Time

Moving is always stressful, whether you want to sell your house and buy a new one because of a job transfer, you need to move to a better school district or your current house isn’t big enough for your burgeoning family.

That stress multiplies when you’re trying to sell your current home at the same time. It’s like playing a game of mortgage chicken.

But if you follow these steps, you can simplify the home buying process, lower your stress and make it a (nearly) painless experience. Before we get to the steps, though, here are some important factors to consider.

Should You Buy Or Sell First?

There are several schools of thought when deciding whether to buy or sell a house first, and each person will have their own considerations. If you’re selling a house with a mortgage, some people say you should sell your old home first so you’re not stuck with two mortgages at the same time. Others say you should wait to sell later so you’re not in between homes.


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

PENDING SALE – 524 Birch Ridge Dr. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,172sqft/4,095sqft lot

$430,000 – Beautiful Carmel model, with custom entry & drought resistant landscaping (front & back). Very relaxing & private back yard, fully fenced for your pet. With upgraded front door, you enter this charming home, 2 bedroom, 2 baths, with bay windows in the nook & primary bedroom. Newer laminate flooring, plantation shutters in great room & 2nd bedroom. 2nd bedroom has build in unit with file drawer & desk space for your computer. Kitchen has newer stainless appliances, refrigerator, microwave & gas stove, oak cabinets, pantry, reverse osmosis & overlooks backyard. Primary bedroom overlooks the back yard & has walk-in closet. Primary bath has double sinks & walk in shower. Electric fireplace adds to the cozy great room. Laundry room has been updated w/sink & stackable washer/dryer. Now step out into this peaceful, relaxing & private backyard, with patio/cover and a lovely water fall. Enjoy your music & a beverage. Garage has built-in storage cabinets & ceiling storage units. Move in ready, so come join the fun at Trilogy. Ammenities include tennis/pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts, 2 pools/spas, gym, golf, computer room & many clubs to join. Are you interested in theater, card groups or other interests? Look no further!! Trilogy has a restaurant & cafe. No Bonds!! MORE INFO

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 – 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

3bed/3.5bath/2,367sqft/6,669sqft lot

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

CZ & the Bon Vivants in Rio Vista!
Sat. 2 PM – 4:30 PM
1 Main Street, Rio Vista.

CZ & the Bon Vivants are thrilled to be at Rio Vista’s Rockin’ The River’s Concert Event!
A full day of music featuring CZ and the Bon Vivants, 2 – 4:30
Rio Vista Riverratz – 80’s Band, 5 – 7:30
Raffle with great prizes too!
WHERE: Downtown Rio Vista
1 Main St.
BRING: Chairs, Snacks & Drinks (Family & Friends! Dog Friendly!)
SUPPORT: Your local Restaurants!
DELIVERY: Food delivery available from PIZZA A Go Go MORE INFO

Groovy Judy, Rock and Funk Band

Sat, Jun 10, 3 – 6 PM
Suisun Valley Filling Station, 2529 Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield

The Groovy Judy Band Tears It Up
Jimi Hendrix’s guitar rocking Sister with Sly & The Family Stone funk grooves, happy Beatles pop melodies with a Chrissie Hynde style vocal. Groovy Judy’s positive vibrations are unavoidable! 21+ MORE INFO

Fairfield Cars and Coffee
Sat, Jun 10, 8 – 11 AM
Journey Coffee Company, 370 Chadbourne Rd, Fairfield

Fairfield Cars and Coffee is the second Saturday of the month from 8am to 11am at Journey Coffee Company, 370 Chadbourne Road.

Monthly event for Fairfield Cars and Coffee. Join fellow automotive enthusiast EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH for your morning cup of coffee. Family friendly atmosphere.

Please be respectful and courteous of other people as well as our awesome hosts so that we can keep this event going. Please don’t leave trash lying around. Don’t forget to like the main page for updates and reminders for each month’s event. Hope to see you out there!


Hot Concord Nights (CA)

Sat, Jun 10, 6 – 10 PM
Los Tacos De Pancho, 2699 Clayton Rd, Concord

Our pre-cruise meet-up spot is at Pancho’s @ 2699 Clayton Road in Concord

Management would like us to respectfully come out with masks and social distancing!

Meet up time is Still 6:00!

Bring your family, friends & appetite, and let’s support the locals..!! MORE INFO

Lodi Craft Beer Festival
Sat, Jun 10, 3 – 6 PM
Lodi Lake, 1101 W Turner Rd, Lodi

Get Tickets Since inception the goal of the Lodi Craft Beer Festival has been to showcase the incredible craft beer that is produced in the California Central Valley. Now, we have been honored by the presence of craft beers throughout Northern California. And yes…Beer is Better at the Lake! The festival is proudly hosted by Lodi Tokay Rotary at beautiful Lodi Lake, providing a cool setting for the Valley’s warm summer days and ample space for our guests and breweries. Our hope is to create a fun outdoor atmosphere for sampling craft brews while enjoying live music, delicious food and fun games. This event has become a celebrated kick-off to summer in Lodi, and undoubtedly the most important fundraising event for Lodi Tokay Rotary. We are proud of the work we do for the local community and beyond. This festival’s proceeds are used entirely for community projects big and small. MORE INFO

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