- 8 Architectural Tricks to Enhance an Open-Plan Space
- Four Homeownership Myths to Avoid
- Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report Offers Interesting Real Estate Insight
- East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks
- U.S. Construction Spending Hits a New Post-Recession High
- CBRE Global adds to bulging Sunnyvale property portfolio
- Design Solutions for Oddly Shaped Backyards
Four Homeownership Myths to Avoid - Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so you might want to talk to your REALTOR® for advice and also consider whether or not you’re getting stuck on one of these common real estate myths before signing on the dotted line. For instance, remember that you’re buying a home to suit both your future needs and your current ones, so if you want to travel in the future, a home with a lot of outdoor upkeep may not be wise. In addition, it may be best to purchase a home based on your family’s budget and needs, not your guesses about what the future may or may not hold regarding the market.Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report Offers Interesting Real Estate Insight - “In the interest of personal safety and protecting the value of what is likely their biggest financial asset, prospective buyers and investors should be aware of any natural disaster risk impacting a potential home purchase,” says Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. “There is no reason homebuyers need to be surprised with natural disaster risk information when wading through a stack of disclosures at the closing table given the widespread availability of this data online and even through mobile apps.
East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks - East Palo Alto serves as a stark illustration of the growing divide caused by the tech boom. The Palo Alto side of the creek is flush with tech money -- and it's not unusual for people to throw down millions for a single-family home -- while nearly a fifth of East Palo Alto residents live below the poverty line. With the tech industry raising the cost of living and pushing folks out of other cities, East Palo Alto is one of the latest communities to attempt the balance between gentrification and preserving its roots.
U.S. Construction Spending Hits a New Post-Recession High - According to the Commerce Department, total construction spending climbed 0.7 percent from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.083 trillion, which is the highest level since May 2008. Since U.S. construction spending rose to the highest level in more than seven years in July, it appears that the construction sector overall is one of the strongest parts of the economy and could help fuel growth. Private building led the way, with both residential and nonresidential construction hitting new post-recession highs.
CBRE Global adds to bulging Sunnyvale property portfolio - CBRE Global Investors has closed on two long-expected multi-property acquisitions in Sunnyvale, the latest addition to its vast roster of property in the city's Moffett Park district.
Design Solutions for Oddly Shaped Backyards - Is your backyard narrow, sloped or boxy? Try these landscaping ideas on for size. Some of my favorites: