Friday, May 12, 2017

FRIDAY - hammock time



- 10 Reasons to Skip Having That Yard Sale
- Why this Bay Area neighborhood ranks as California’s 'healthiest' homeownership market
- San Jose: Long-sought renter protections against eviction take effect
- California’s Fading Promise: Millennial Prospects in the Golden State
- Realtors share concern about Trump’s tax reform proposal
- Is the Traditional Real Estate Model Under Pressure?
- 9 Ways to Create a Kid-Friendly Living Area

Enjoy!



Why these Bay Area neighborhoods ranks as California’s 'healthiest' homeownership market -
Fremont is the most stable and affordable housing market in the Golden State, according to Smart Asset, a personal finance technology company. San Jose ranked No. 4 on the list, while Oakland ranked No. 7. The study considered four factors: Stability, affordability, fluidity and risk of loss. Affordability — measured as home costs as a percentage of income — made up 40 percent of the housing health index, while each of the other three factors accounted for 20 percent.


California’s Fading Promise: Millennial Prospects in the Golden State - In a state where housing prices are 230 percent above the national average, California’s millennial generation faces unprecedented economic challenges and diminished prospects with respect to housing, according to a new whitepaper presented by Joel Kotkin, RC Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures, Chapman University.  Millennials’ incomes are not higher than those in key competitive state, but the costs they must absorb, particularly for housing, are the highest in the country. Their prospects for homeownership are increasingly remote, driving substantial out-migration from the state. The report, sponsored by CCRE, found California has experienced a net loss in migrants for at least the last 15 years.


San Jose: Long-sought renter protections against eviction take effect - Housing advocates said landlords are unjustly evicting tenants so they can raise rents in Silicon Valley’s soaring housing market. Other big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland have similar eviction protections. The protections adopted last month, which cover all apartments from the day a renter moves in, were set to take effect in about 45 days — leaving open a window in which landlords could oust tenants.


Realtors share concern about Trump’s tax reform proposal - Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners, according to realtors. In a statement released soon after President Trump’s tax proposal was announced late last month, the National Association of Realtors said while the president’s tax proposal is well-intentioned, “it is a non-starter for homeowners and real estate professionals who see the benefits of housing and real estate investment at work every day.”


Helen Mirren filming ‘Winchester’ in San Jose this weekend - Winchester Mystery House, long a destination for tourists and school field trips, is now a movie set. The bizarre 161-room mansion in San Jose is the star of upcoming supernatural thriller “Winchester.” Its human co-star? Dame Helen Mirren. Mirren and the crew of “Winchester” began filming in one room of the San Jose mansion on Friday, reports CBS, and shooting is set to wrap on Saturday. According to People, most of production took place in a more spacious model of the mansion constructed in Australia.


9 Ways to Create a Kid-Friendly Living Area - A family room can be both functional and stylish with a few key design considerations. Some of my faves:







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