Friday, August 25, 2017

FRIDAY - walked off to look for America

- Choose the Tile That’s Right for Your Room
- In the Bay Area, 49% of baby boomers, 42% of millennials can’t afford rent
- Here are the Bay Area cities where prices have risen the most
- California’s housing crisis was decades in the making
- Jumbo loans get less expensive
- San Jose: Retailers hold “community hostage” by keeping leases on empty buildings
- The Artful Garden: Enchanting Lighting


Friday, August 18, 2017

FRIDAY- cosmic kerfuffle on monday, wear shades

As someone who visits many different neighborhoods, the importance of good neighbors is often underappreciated. Good neighbors make our life in a neighborhood safer, happier and more fun. We also tend to have more peace of mind. Although we can choose our friends but not our neighbors, we must remember that we get what we give.  By fostering a healthy and respectful relationship, everybody stands to gain. So let's start creating better futures today.

- 9 Built-In Garden Benches to Relax On
- Study: The income needed to buy a home in the Bay Area has doubled in five years
- Homebuyers put less and less skin in the game, adding to the market's overall risk
- As Home Prices Keep Climbing, Here's What You Need to Know
- Multi-Million Dollar Home Sales Spiking In Santa Clara County
- Tech Firms Find New Opportunity in Emerging Hotspots
- 10 Keys to a Well-Functioning House

Extra credit reading:
- Neighborhood Etiquette


Friday, August 11, 2017

FRIDAY - making breakfast for dinner

- 10 Ways to Make Weeknights Feel More Special
- Scammers Target Real Estate Buyers Through Email Schemes
- Higher Housing Prices and Tight Inventory Drag Down California Housing Affordability
- 2017 Begins with Spike in Number of Renters Shopping for Homes
- Former Sunnyvale mobile home park to become 108-unit housing project
- BART stations in Milpitas and Berryessa won’t open early after all
- Decorating Master Class: 10 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them


Friday, August 4, 2017

FRIDAY - wrapped up in daisy chains

- Dwarf Citrus Trees Offer Miniature Size With Maximum Flavor
- Homeowners Can Spend More Than $9,000 a Year on Hidden Homeownership and Maintenance Costs
- Here’s what $500,000 will get you in the Bay Area housing market
- Bay Area real estate prices between a simmer and a boil
- Report: Rents rise in San Jose for sixth straight month
- San Jose flood response: An ‘A’ in aftermath, ‘F’ in foresight
- 9 Smart Charging-Station Solutions for Decluttering Your Cables

Extra credit reading:
- Addressing California’s Greatest Real Estate Need