Friday, March 11, 2016

FRIDAY - early to rise


- New Survey Shows Real Estate Boom Threat to Nonprofits Across Bay Area
- Finally, some good news about the Silicon Valley housing crisis
- The Evolving American Household: Growth in Multigenerational Living
- If a real estate ad says ‘vertical garden,’ it’s probably in SF
- 11-story hotel planned for Santana Row area
- How to Make Your Living Room More Inviting

Enjoy!


New Survey Shows Real Estate Boom Threat to Nonprofits Across Bay Area - One of the most chilling of the findings is that 68% of the non-profits surveyed think they may have to move in the next five years, because of skyrocketing commercial rents.

Finally, some good news about the Silicon Valley housing crisis - Last week the city council in Mountain View, California, took a significant step toward addressing Silicon Valley's housing affordability crisis. According to the Mountain View Voice, the city council "largely gave a thumbs-up" to a new planning document for its North Bayshore district that envisions the creation of up to 10,250 units of high-density housing, though further review will be needed before the document is final. Mountain View only has about 32,000 households total, so that would be a substantial 32 percent increase.

The Evolving American Household: Growth in Multigenerational Living - A growing share of American households now has three or more generations of the same family living under the same roof. During much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, extended families who were living in tight quarters was the norm, before the post-World War II baby boom pushed more nuclear families to begin forming their own households. But a combination of economic, cultural, and social forces is helping to spur a new rise in multigenerational households.

If a real estate ad says ‘vertical garden,’ it’s probably in SF - Compared with the rest of the country, home-for-sale ads in the Bay Area are far more likely to mention vertical gardens, easy freeway access, top-rated schools, side-yard access, dual or double-pane windows and architectural styles such as Mediterranean, Art Deco, Craftsman or Midcentury.

11-story hotel planned for Santana Row area - Developer Tony Baig's VillaDevelopers Inc. is proposing an 11-story hotel on the half-acre site at 2850 Stevens Creek, according to planning documents filed this week. The project would include 173 guest rooms and a top-floor restaurant and balcony overlooking the area, which is San Jose's main retail node.

How to Make Your Living Room More Inviting - Consider these common-sense decorating ideas to make this room more comfortable and cozy. Some of my favorites:




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