Friday, November 21, 2014

FRIDAY - TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF & ON


- How To Wash Your House
- How to Beat Newly Hot Real Estate Markets
- California forecasted to add more than 10,000 construction positions by end of year
- Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work
- Nine Reasons to Buy a House Right Now
- Spotlight on Los Altos: The Most Expensive Housing Market in the U.S
- 9 Ways to Configure Your Cabinets for Comfort

Enjoy!


How to Beat Newly Hot Real Estate Markets - Competition is fierce in today’s emerging hot real estate markets because the inventory of available properties is still extremely low. In areas like Silicon Valley, though, the economy is humming and buyers have plenty of money.

California forecasted to add more than 10,000 construction positions by end of year - On the housing front, California is under-supplied with new homes in the wake of a recession that prompted homebuilders to halt or pull back on production. Now, construction permits are on the rise, a trend that is expected to continue over the next three yearsyears, according to the report. A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand is helping single-family housing production to rev up.

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work - Young people looking to launch their careers often are forced to choose between a place with affordable housing but little upward mobility versus a region with strong upward mobility and scarce affordable housing. The Atlantic notes that “When good jobs for the middle class and affordable homes are living in different cities, it represents a slow-motion splintering of the American Dream.” It presents a problem for the livelihood of Americans that affordable homes cluster in the cities with lower wages and less upwardly mobile families.

Nine Reasons to Buy a House Right Now - If you’re in the market to buy a home, then now might be the perfect time to seal the deal on your purchase, as there are several conditions working in the favor of home buyers. Firstly, gains in home prices have slowed down and mortgage rates historically remain low. Furthermore, loan requirements are softening, and with fewer buyers around the holidays, there could be less competition and more bargaining power for buyers. 

Spotlight on Los Altos: The Most Expensive Housing Market in the U.S. - So why the huge premium to live in Los Altos? For starters, it goes back to location. Los Altos is conveniently located just 40 miles south of San Francisco, five miles south of Stanford University and 15 miles north of San Jose, allowing residents experience both San Francisco and Silicon Valley from a close distance. And there’s no overlooking the effect of the latest tech boom.

9 Ways to Configure Your Cabinets for Comfort - Make your kitchen cabinets a joy to use with these ideas for depth, height and door style — or no door at all. Some of my favorites:





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