Friday, July 1, 2016

FRIDAY - exploring the edge of summer

Green Hills

- 10 Principles of Organizing That Work in Every Room
- Homes with White Kitchens Sell for Less than Homes with Yellow Kitchens
- Palo Alto OKs plan that could save mobile home park through eminent domain purchase
- Bascom Group Closes 192-Unit Bay Area Apartment Community in Fremont, California
- MASS EVICTION COULD BE SILICON VALLEY'S LARGEST EVER
- Renters are paying more for less space
- 25 Big Ideas for Smaller Patios

Enjoy!


Homes with White Kitchens Sell for Less than Homes with Yellow Kitchens - A home's paint colors can have a notable impact on its final sale price. According to a new analysis from Zillow Digs, for-sale listings with rooms painted in sage green or wheat yellow can sell for as much as $1,300 more than expected. Zillow Digs analyzed photos from nearly 50,000 sold homes from around the country to see how certain room type and paint color combinations impacted their sale price.

Palo Alto OKs plan that could save mobile home park through eminent domain purchase - In an effort to preserve the city's only mobile home park as affordable housing for about 400 residents, the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to unanimously approve an agreement with county officials. The partnership positions the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara to acquire the park, using eminent domain to do so if necessary.

Bascom Group Closes 192-Unit Bay Area Apartment Community in Fremont, California - Camden Village is an exceptionally well-located property in one of the top East Bay submarkets.  This property offers tenants access to some of the best schools in the area, an incredible breadth of retail options, and proximity to many of the Bay Area's top employers. Moreover, residents benefit from substantially lower rents, in Fremont, compared to many other Bay Area submarkets.

MASS EVICTION COULD BE SILICON VALLEY'S LARGEST EVER - The Reserve apartments located on South Winchester Boulevard near Williams Road in San Jose are slated to be demolished and replaced with new development. Everyone in the 200-plus unit apartment complex must be out by March. In its place will be new market-rate housing shops and restaurants.

Renters are paying more for less space - New apartments hitting the rental market in 2016 are 8 percent smaller than they were 10 years ago. Furthermore, rents for all apartments on the market have risen 7 percent in the last five years, so renters are often paying more for less space, according to a recent report from online rental marketplace RentCafe. The average square footage of all new apartments, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, was 934 square feet. Just a decade ago, the new units coming online offered an average of 1,015 square feet. New studio apartments in particular have shrunk by nearly 18 percent since 2006 to an average 504 square feet this year.

25 Big Ideas for Smaller Patios - Make the most of your patio’s shortcomings by playing with scale, color, texture and location. Some of my favorites:

Shopfront House

Outdoor Urban Retreat - Patio

House 2022


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