Friday, December 12, 2014

FRIDAY - WEATHER TETHERED, STORM CHASED



South Bay Area Real Estate Market Data - Check it out; Seasonal changes, yearly gains. 
- How to Decorate for the Holidays When Your Home Is for Sale
- Booming Silicon Valley job market may be held back by housing costs
- Ca Millennial Reports: 35% Live With Mom Or Dad, Income Plummets Below 1990 Level
- Residential developer buys 8.5-acre industrial site in San Jose
- $3.5B worth of Silicon Valley property sold
- Shaping the City | Affordable housing design doesn’t have to be boring
- Two galleries explore Bay Area tensions
- 12 Ways to Beat the Home Decor Blahs

Enjoy!
Booming Silicon Valley job market may be held back by housing costs - It's the new career trade-off: Around the country, areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.

Ca Millennial Reports: 35% Live With Mom Or Dad, Income Plummets Below 1990 Level - The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report called "Young Adults Then and Now," a study aimed at comparing the lives of young adults over time, using employment statistics, median incomes, and housing numbers, among other figures. The results are not encouraging for millennials in California.

Residential developer buys 8.5-acre industrial site in San Jose - A Scottsdale developer that specializes in multifamily projects has bought an 8.5-acre industrial site off Monterey Road — but it's unclear if housing is a possibility on the land.

$3.5B worth of Silicon Valley property sold - Among the high-profile office complexes that Hudson is buying are the seven-building, 944,000-square-foot office complex in San Jose known as The Concourse, the five-building Gateway complex in San Jose that totals 612,000 square feet, and the Techmart Commerce Center in Santa Clara. Hudson also grabbed buildings in San Mateo, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Menlo Park's Sand Hill Road district and Palo Alto.


Shaping the City | Affordable housing design doesn’t have to be boring - Earlier this year the American Institute of Architects and the Department of Housing and Urban Development selected four projects to receive 2014 AIA/HUD national awards for excellence in affordable housing design.

Curiously, all four projects receiving awards are in California.

Each AIA/HUD award represents one of four design categories: overall design excellence; design fostering community connections; design contributing to community revitalization; and design optimizing accessibility.

Two galleries explore Bay Area tensions - Two exhibitions, one at San Francisco’s SOMArts and the other a public art project in Old Oakland organized by Block Gallery, aim to explore some of the greatest issues facing the Bay Area today, including the impact of new tech wealth, housing dispossession and evictions. Each takes a decidedly community-oriented approach, engaging a wide-reaching number of artists and supporters, while raising questions about who the audience is and how they are meant to receive the work. They are not flawless efforts, but they are also not lessened by experimental risk taking — and you should see both if you can.

12 Ways to Beat the Home Decor Blahs - A few easy tweaks will make your house feel new to you. Some of my favorites:




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