1 in 5 Americans Have Moved During the Pandemic

Millions of Americans have relocated this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Pew Research Center. New data released this week shows that 22% of Americans either moved or know of someone who did.The reasons vary, researchers say, such as college students moving out of dorms as schools closed abruptly, homeowners and renters leaving communities perceived as unsafe, and people moving from housing they could no longer afford. The findings are based on a survey conducted in early June of nearly 10,000 people. READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

885 Goose Pond Drive in Trilogy at Rio Vista, 2bd/2bth/1,837sf

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. READ MORE

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2bd/2-1/2bths  2337sf

Islander model on the 16th fairway, located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy at Rio Vista. New interior paint, carpet and new tile in the master bath, just bring your furniture to this gorgeous home and watch the beautiful sunsets. Gorgeous kitchen for the gourmet cook, gas cooktop, 2 built-in ovens & trash compactor. Cherry cabinets & granite slab counters, the island provides space for bar stools. READ MORE

Fun Things to Do at Home

Host an English Tea Party

Some of us can remember being a little girl and having tea parties, chatting with our imaginary friends and sipping tea. Now that you are older, why not have a real tea party? Have the family dress up in their best outfits and host an English Tea Party. There are guidelines, recipes, and even games to play on the internet. Do a bit of exploring and planning, then host the perfect tea party at home for your family.

Have a Spa Night

Plan an evening where you can do an at-home spa night. Light candles, put on relaxing music, and make your atmosphere resemble a spa. You can do facials, manicures, and pedicures. You also can have bubble baths. Schedule it so that each person is doing a different thing and rotate the process. Your family will enjoy this time of pampering and relaxing.

Make a Family Scrapbook

Choose an assortment of family pictures taken during different events. Compile these photos into groups and begin to make a scrapbook. Perhaps you want to focus on a special trip your family took or another meaningful event you wish to document. The ideas for creating your family scrapbook are endless. Personalize this and make it your own; after all, this is your story!

I hope that out of this list you will find some new things that you want to try at home. We have already done most of the things on this list as a family, and we look forward to doing the few that are left. Have fun and make some unique family memories that will be remembered for years to come.

Learn Calligraphy

Learning a new technique is always interesting. Calligraphy is a well-known type of writing with special pens. Craft stores and department stores have kits designed to assist you in the learning process. Write out poetry or some of your favorite quotes. You never know, you might acquire talent and be able to frame some of your work.


Realtor.com® Reports Record-Breaking Traffic on Listings

More consumers are shopping for properties online. Realtor.com®’s monthly traffic surged to an all-time high of 86 million unique users in June, which topped May’s record of 85 million unique users. Also, on June 25, realtor.com®’s traffic reported a record high of 7 million unique users on a single day.

But home shoppers have fewer homes to view online. Total listings remain 31% below a year ago.


With record-low mortgage rates, originators and real estate agents aren’t taking a holiday anytime soon

39% said they are prepared for a possible second wave of COVID-19

The housing market has seen its ups and downs as a result of COVID-19, and now, the summer homebuying season is in full force.

The National Association of Realtors released its Market Recovery Survey on Thursday, revealing that 45% of its members had reported that their market has slowly entered recovery mode.


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