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Newsletter, 7/30/2020

Last updated on August 3, 2020

Fed to Keep Rates Near Zero

The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero. This will keep the cost of loans down until the economy starts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fed also announced Wednesday it would be extending its lending and credit initiatives until the end of the year to help make it easier for Americans to get a loan. READ MORE


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®
PENDING – 585 Stewart Wy. Rio Vista, 4bd/2.5bth/1,867sf


Located in Homecoming, 2 story 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with RV parking, large lot. Newer interior paint and carpet upstairs. Kitchen with oak cabinets/floors, granite tile counters, newer stainless gas stove and refrigerator. Lot is large enough for pool or parking for extra cars or RV/boat.
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PENDING – 241 Gardiner Wy. Rio Vista 3bd/2bth/1517sf


Rio Vista located on the Sacramento River makes for a great water recreation town. Great starter home or even for retirement, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on corner lot. All new interior paint, beautiful oak hardwood floors, new vinyl in kitchen. Living room/dining combo and large family room with wood burning stove. New sprinkler system in front yard. there is room for RV parking, gate to right of garage opens. 2 car garage. Corner lot with new sprinkler system in front yard. READ MORE


Virtual European Walking Tours

Walking in Barcelona, Spain


This is a walking tour of Barcelona Spain. This was shot from a first person perspective with natural sounds to give you a sense of what it is like to travel there. I hope you enjoy!  Watch on YouTube


Rome, Italy Walking Tour Part 1


Don’t miss our walk in Rome, Italy Part 2. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/iV-524rqJcY We recorded this 4k ultra hd video during our trip to Rome, Italy on June 2019. Rome is the capital city of Italy and the third most visited city in Europe. An average of 7-10 million tourists visit Rome each year. Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Our guided walking tour is about 3.7 miles (6 km) long, starts at Porta del Popolo, ends at St. Peter’s Basilica and covers most attractions and historic sites of Rome. WATCH ON YOUTUBE


City Walks: Dublin, Ireland in the old town center

ON a fine September morning we take a walk across the River Liffey and over into the Temple Bar section of the old town center and up to Christ Church Cathedral. Then over to Dublin Castle, on to St. Stephen’s Green, through Trinity College, and back to O’Connel St. Dublin is an amazing place, full of history, architecture, and pubs. The foods not to bad either though hotels and accommodation is a bit expensive. WATCH ON YOUTUBE


Buying a Home in a Hot Market Amid Coronavirus: 4 Tips.

While much of the U.S. economy is feeling pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, housing markets in certain areas seem to have kept their stride over the past few months. Thanks in part to low mortgages rates, not only is real estate in these places selling almost as quickly as it was before coronavirus, but it’s also bringing in offers at or above the original asking price. READ MORE


Home Sellers Pocketed Record Profits as the Coronavirus Pandemic Surged in the U.S.

Nationally, home sellers made a profit of about 36% on their sales in the second quarter of 2020, according to a recent report from real estate information firm ATTOM Data Solutions. That translated into a median $76,000 gain over what they originally paid for the property. It’s also just over 14% more than what sellers made in the second quarter of the year. READ MORE

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