Friday, August 19, 2016

FRIDAY - got that full moon skip in my step

Urban Rooftop

- 7 Exterior Makeovers Show How Details Matter
- A Palo Alto Planning Commissioner Leaves Town—and Starts a Furor
- Affordability Crunch Puts Dent in California Home Sales, Price
- Bye-Bye, Empty Nests: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise
- Feds expand hunt for laundered money to pricey Bay Area homes
- Bill to Limit Police Property Seizures Sails Through California Assembly
- 10 Ways to Revamp Your Garden Shed

Enjoy!


A Palo Alto Planning Commissioner Leaves Town—and Starts a Furor - "[I]f we wanted to buy the same home and share it with children and not roommates, it would cost $2.7M and our monthly payment would be $12,177 a month in mortgage, taxes, and insurance. That’s $146,127 per year — an entire professional’s income before taxes. This is unaffordable even for an attorney and a software engineer."


Affordability Crunch Puts Dent in California Home Sales, Price - California home sales stumbled in July as low inventories and eroding affordability dragged down the housing market, C.A.R. reported this week.


Bye-Bye, Empty Nests: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise - The economy may have largely recovered from the depths of the downturn, but there’s a record number of grown children living with their folks. And with soaring housing prices, aging parents, and the changing ethnic makeup of the nation, the trend of multigenerational living looks like it’s just getting started.


Feds expand hunt for laundered money to pricey Bay Area homes - The federal government is expanding to the Bay Area its hunt for people who hide cash by purchasing expensive homes through shell companies. Many rich and famous people purchase homes through shells, usually limited liability companies, for privacy and other legal reasons. But they are also used by money launderers, tax evaders and other criminals.


Bill to Limit Police Property Seizures Sails Through California Assembly - Senate Bill 443, which passed the Assembly on Monday with a bipartisan 66–8 vote, would bar law enforcement from seizing less than $40,000 unless the owner is indeed convicted of a crime. The Drug Policy Alliance, which co-sponsored the measure, is heralding it as “one of the most far reaching civil asset forfeiture reforms in the country.”


10 Ways to Revamp Your Garden Shed - Give your backyard structure a little TLC and reap the rewards. Some of my favorites:

Portfolio

South Park, SW6


Clapham Family Home

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