Friday, March 3, 2017

FRIDAY - oh friday


- How to Waste Less Food
- Bay Area home sales lose steam, but prices climb — a little
- Realtors warn of new industry scam
- California Needs 1.8 Million Homes to Meet Demand
- Home Buyers Say Rising Interest Rates are Top Concern
- Case by case, legal aid attorneys battle displacement in the Bay Area
- 12 Smart Storage Solutions to Reduce Clutter

Enjoy!



Bay Area home sales lose steam, but prices climb — a little - The median price of a Bay Area home in January was $645,000, up 3.8 percent from January 2016. That’s a far cry from the double-digit appreciation that was once de rigueur for the nine-county region. Still, discounting a single month — March 2016, when the median price stayed absolutely flat — January was the 58th consecutive month that saw a year-over-year increase in the median price.

Realtors warn of new industry scam - The scam involves phone calls purportedly from a company identifying itself as “The Association of Realtors” that seeks permission to visit the person’s home. SILVAR officials want to inform the public that they would never make such calls, nor insist on visiting a person’s home.

California Needs 1.8 Million Homes to Meet Demand - To meet expected population growth by 2025, California needs an additional 1.8 million new homes, which means 180,000 new units must be built annually compared to the paltry pace of 80,000 homes per year seen for the last decade.

Home Buyers Say Rising Interest Rates are Top Concern - Despite increased concerns over rising rates, most Americans will move forward with a home purchase should rising rates increase their monthly payment by $100

Case by case, legal aid attorneys battle displacement in the Bay Area - On local ballots last November, a lot of cities pushed for new laws to protect tenants against the rising tide of expensive rent and displacement. Some cities adopted rent control and fair eviction ordinances for the first time; others saw similar measures defeated. But tenant protection rules are only as strong as their enforcement. That’s why courthouses are often the frontlines in the battle between property rights and housing rights.

12 Smart Storage Solutions to Reduce Clutter - Incorporate these nifty drawer inserts, pullouts and other innovative ideas to bring organization to your home. Some of my favorites:










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