Friday, June 24, 2016

FRIDAY - checking out the daytime moon

Laurel Way

The Simple Beauty of a Backyard Rock Garden

- The Simple Beauty of a Backyard Rock Garden
- C.A.R. analysis finds presidential elections have little impact on California housing market
- People Are Still Fleeing the Bay Area—But The Places They’re Moving to Have Changed
- Bay Area homes: prices up, sales down from 2015
- Bay Area consumers alerted to outbreak of hackers stealing mortgage funds
- Brexit Effect On US Real Estate: Why Millennials May Be Priced Out Of Some Markets
- 13 Decorating Tricks for a More Pleasurable Home Office

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C.A.R. analysis finds presidential elections have little impact on California housing market -
Presidential elections have historically had little or no negative impact on the California housing market, according to findings by C.A.R. In an analysis of home sales dating back to 1990, the average growth in home sales during an election year is usually either slightly higher or lower each month than in nonpresidential election years. Notably, sales growth is rarely negative during an election year, and there is no evidence of a systematic negative impact on home sales or prices stemming from election season.

People Are Still Fleeing the Bay Area—But The Places They’re Moving to Have Changed - This outward migration is almost certainly due to the growing cost of housing in the Bay Area. As of May this year, the median home sale price in the San Francisco metro area was $1.2 million. The neighboring metros, San Jose and Oakland, are also among the most expensive housing markets in the country at $930,000 and $650,000 as of last month.

Bay Area homes: prices up, sales down from 2015 - The median price for single-family homes in the Bay Area jumped last month to a record $750,000, reflecting the region's red-hot demand for housing -- even as short supply drove down the number of homes sold. The new Bay Area high was up 7.1 percent from the year before and surpassed the nine-county region's previous record of $738,500, set in July 2007. In May 2015, the Bay Area median was $700,000.

Bay Area consumers alerted to outbreak of hackers stealing mortgage funds - Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors issued a nationwide warning to consumers, advising them that they could be the next victims of a mortgage closing cost phishing scheme. According to the FTC and NAR, scammers are hacking the email accounts of consumers and real estate professionals to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions.

Brexit Effect On US Real Estate: Why Millennials May Be Priced Out Of Some Markets - With the Brexit vote looming Thursday, high-net-worth real estate investors — both individual and institutional — are eyeing New York and other gateway U.S. cities as safe havens, spooked by uncertainty that has crept into the London market in the last year, not only as a result of the contentious Brexit campaign but also because of recent policy changes involving visa approvals and real estate taxes.

13 Decorating Tricks for a More Pleasurable Home Office - Use these suggestions to keep your work-from-home life from feeling like just another lousy day at the office. Some of my favorites:

New Home on Russell St.

East Annex Kitchen

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