- Mark Your Calendars; Satur-YAY 10/8/2016! Join Me!
- California eases restrictions on ‘granny units’
- Bay Area wages soaring — but still can’t keep up with housing prices
- More indications that Bay Area homeowners are cashing in on high prices
- Virgin Hotels Checks-In to Silicon Valley
- 30 Furniture-to-Vanity Conversions You’ve Got to See
Mark Your Calendars; Satur-YAY 10/8/2016! Join Me! 3 awesome events, 1 day only. Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the Stanford Blood Center. Donate a coat. Peruse Campbell on Sale's community garage sale and/or what Campbell's Second Saturdays has to offer
California eases restrictions on ‘granny units’ - In a move proponents say will help ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 1069, making the so-called “granny units” easier and less expensive to build throughout the state. Supporters of the bill, including the Bay Area Council, argue that easing restrictions could spur the creation of more affordable housing, especially in a region where rent has skyrocketed.
Bay Area wages soaring — but still can’t keep up with housing prices - The typical Silicon Valley income — well over $100,000 annually — is now double the national average, according to a Bay Area News Group analysis of ten years of federal data. But while pay here is soaring, the cost of housing is rising even faster. Even workers in technology — the sector driving the region’s economic boom — are finding out that the “haves” don’t always have enough. And for those making far less, the prospects are grim.
More indications that Bay Area homeowners are cashing in on high prices - In the third-quarter in the San Jose metro area, median listing prices for homes in the bottom, middle and top-third of the market were $631,000, $946,000 and $1.85 million, respectively. Those prices represent year-over-year increases of 9.8 percent, 8.7 percent and 3.5 percent.
Virgin Hotels Checks-In to Silicon Valley - Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Milpitas, California, within a new neighborhood development of top tier residential and retail stores called "The Fields." The mixed used development broke ground in November 2015 and the hotel is expected to break ground in Fall 2017. The Silicon Valley hotel will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by Lyon Living.
30 Furniture-to-Vanity Conversions You’ve Got to See - Readers share costs and how-to details on their cherished one-of-a-kind bathroom vanities. Some of my favorites: