Friday, September 23, 2016

FRIDAY - s'mores supper imminent

LEED Platinum Residence "House for an Artist"


Mark Your Calendars; Satur-YAY 10/8/2016! Join Me!
- Remodeling Your Kitchen in Stages: Planning and Design
- 5 Reasons home sellers are sitting on the fence
- In the Bay Area housing market, it appears to be a game of cat and mouse.
- In the Heart of Silicon Valley, They Don’t Want New Jobs
- State court rejects bid to limit Ellis Act evictions
- 6 Nurseries That Wow With Bold Graphic Style

Enjoy!


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


5 Reasons home sellers are sitting on the fence  - The National Association of REALTORS® said that existing home sales are declining because there’s a paucity of homes for sale now and that “severely restrained inventory” and affordability pressures are the primary reasons for the sales slump. Some housing experts and industry observers believe there are five primary reasons sellers aren’t selling, ranging from needing the space for adult children or elderly parents and still being underwater to being unable to find they’d prefer or can afford to live.


In the Bay Area housing market, it appears to be a game of cat and mouse. - Sales of single-family homes in August crept up ever so slightly from the year before as many buyers took a wait-and-see attitude, challenging sellers to negotiate — something unheard of in the overheated market of 2015.
Could a price break be coming to the region after years of steady appreciation? Perhaps.


In the Heart of Silicon Valley, They Don’t Want New Jobs - The capital of Silicon Valley is ready to abdicate. A few weeks ago, bizarre as it might seem, Palo Alto Mayor Patrick Burt came out against jobs. “We’re looking to increase the rate of housing growth,” he told Curbed San Francisco, “but decrease the rate of job growth.” Think about that. Almost every mayor in the U.S. is wracking his brain trying to entice jobs into town. Yet Palo Alto—3.8% unemployment, a magnet for the geek class, the place that nurtured Facebook—is telling everyone else to get lost.

State court rejects bid to limit Ellis Act evictions - An appeals court this week rejected San Francisco’s latest attempt to restrict tenant evictions under the state’s Ellis Act, an ordinance requiring landlords to wait 10 years before merging rental units into one residence that they could sell as a single-family home. The Ellis Act, backed by the real estate industry and passed in 1985, allows property owners who decide to go out of the rental business to evict their tenants. Cities intent on preserving their supply of rental housing have tried to set conditions on landlords — a previous San Francisco ordinance, struck down by the courts in 2004, would have required the owner of a residential hotel to provide replacement housing, or pay a fee to the city, before evicting all tenants.

6 Nurseries That Wow With Bold Graphic Style - These parents who love modern design are finding beautiful and cheerful ways to pass their style on to their babies. Some of my favorites:

little bookworm

Galaxy Gazer Nursery

Kid

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