Friday, May 27, 2016

FRIDAY - sun bleached

Interiors

- 15 Dramatic Fireplace Transformations
- California REALTORS' applaud Gov. Brown's 'build by right' housing proposal
- Moving out of the Bay Area?
- INNOVATE OR DIE: WHY THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE ITS UBER
- Million-dollar homes: the new norm in Bay Area
- Amazon adds 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Tracy
- Better Ways to Use Your Dining Room

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California REALTORS' applaud Gov. Brown's 'build by right' housing proposal - Gov. Brown's proposal, in the May revision to the 2016-17 budget, includes a "build by right" proposal that would create a voluntary permit streamlining approval process for developers to use. The proposal will exempt from detailed local government reviews developments already zoned and approved for housing when 5 to 20 percent of the newly constructed units are set aside for low-income residents.

Moving out of the Bay Area? - An annual poll asked respondents how they felt about a constellation of issues that often affect the region, including transportation, housing, economic growth, education, jobs and even the drought. Overall, the poll painted a gloomy picture for the Bay Area, with a majority who answered saying high housing costs are their biggest concern, followed by traffic and the cost of living.

INNOVATE OR DIE: WHY THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE ITS UBER - You don’t need to be an expert to realize the office market is changing. With more Millennials in the workforce and the adoption of technologies that allow businesses to be mobile and grow in nontraditional ways, office needs and leasing standards are changing.

Million-dollar homes: the new norm in Bay Area - "Once a rarity, the million-dollar home is now fairly commonplace" in numerous U.S. markets, said Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for Trulia. He has authored a new report showing that the San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland metro areas -- in that order -- have seen the nation's most dramatic increases in the share of million-dollar houses.

Amazon adds 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Tracy - The new lease exemplifies Amazon's enormous growth ambitions and provides more capacity for the e-tailer to service Northern California. The city is a popular location for distributors and logistics companies because it provides access to multiple geographies. The Prologis business park has direct access to Interstates 580, 205 and 5, providing access to San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento metro areas. It's also close to major BNSF and Union Pacific rail facilities.

Better Ways to Use Your Dining Room - Ready to rethink a formal dining room? Here are some great ideas for turning your home’s least-used room into a fun multitasking area. Some of my faves:


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