Friday, May 18, 2018

FRIDAY - the week before memorial day




- San Franciscans need to earn $333,000 a year to buy a median-priced home
- What does $3,500 rent you in the Bay Area?
- Bay Area condo market heats up as alternative to pricey homes
- Faced with a housing crisis, California could further restrict supply
- Californians could vote on as many as five housing measures in November
- These are the jobs being priced out of the Bay Area, according to Indeed
- 7 Ideas to Get Your Back-of-the-Island Storage Right
-  Get a Shed! And 7 More Ways to Make the Most of the Weekend


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Friday, May 11, 2018

FRIDAY - honor your mother





- Millennials fare the worst in Bay Area housing crunch, study shows
- FOMC keeps rate hike off the table at May meeting
- Proposed California solar mandate could add $10,500 to cost of a house
- How California's candidates for governor want to fix the state's housing problems
- Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project
- What to Do for Mom on Mother’s Day


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Friday, May 4, 2018

FRIDAY - may the 4th be with you




Why the Bay Area is the epicenter of California’s housing crisis
Here are the top 10 most expensive rental markets in the U.S
Freddie Expands 3% Down Loans for New Buyers
Study: May Is Luckiest Month for Sellers
Buyers Beware: Some Home Sellers May Be Recording You
Trending Now: 10 Outdoor Rooms to Inspire Summer Lounging
How to Use Texture to Zone Your Open-Plan Home 

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Friday, April 27, 2018

FRIDAY - home run







- Yelp CEO calls on Google, Facebook to help housing crisis

Rent control measure on its way to California ballot
Nightmare 90-minute ‘super commutes’ more common as Bay Area housing shortage intensifies
- Median Bay Area Housing Price Hits $820K
- The housing crisis isn’t just about affordability—it’s about economic mobility, too
- Trending Now: Great Ideas From the Most Popular New Entry Spaces
8 Statement-Making Kitchen Backsplashes Beyond Basic Tile

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Friday, April 13, 2018

FRIDAY - the 13th





Debt-to-Income Ratios Rising Among Buyers
Why buying a house today is so much harder than in 1950
Number of multigenerational households hit all-time high
A Fire-Ravaged Home in Silicon Valley for $800,000
Who caused the Bay Area’s housing shortage?
10 Inspiring Setups for Outdoor Dining
Get More Kitchen Storage With Counter-Depth Upper Cabinets

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Friday, April 6, 2018

FRIDAY - april showers



- Big investment firms have stopped gobbling up California homes
- Bay Area trend: Low earners move out, high earners move in
- Hope for California’s Housing Crisis?
- When it Comes to Real Estate, Cryptocurrency Raises Plenty of Questions (and Some Promise)
- Landless Americans Are the New Serf Class
- House-Hunting Checklist: 10 Essentials to Bring on Your Search
- 7 Ways to Decorate Your Walls When Painting Is Not an Option

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Friday, March 30, 2018

FRIDAY - good



- California measure could spur more seniors to sell homes, easing the state's housing crunch
- Bay Area home prices rise further as Santa Clara County joins $1 million club
- How Much Renting Is Costing Millennials
- Immigration keeps SF population growing even as locals depart
- California Housing Market Surging After Wildfires
- Deep Spring Cleaning: 20 Little and Big Things You Might Be Forgetting
- How to Set Up a Productive and Beautiful Edible Garden

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Friday, March 23, 2018

FRIDAY - let them eat cake





- Federal Reserve raises interest rates for first time in 2018
- The Correlation Between California Commute Times and Home Value
- Freddie: ‘Adulting’ Barriers Hold Back Housing
- How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War: Advice From The Pros
- What does $2,600 rent you in San Jose right now?
- 10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners
- 8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know

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Friday, March 16, 2018

FRIDAY - throwing the dice where it can't be seen



- 2018’s Happiest Cities in America - Three are in California
- 10 Best Reasons To Go To San Jose
- Bay Area job market ‘defies gravity,’ economists say
- The NAR is talking to Silicon Valley tech giants, but won’t say why
- Cryptocurrency Set To Disrupt The Trillion Dollar Real Estate Industry
- 15 Great Design-Minded Uses for LED Lighting
- Extreme Herb Gardening for Extreme Flavor

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Friday, March 9, 2018

FRIDAY - get off the couch



- California homeowners receive $6 billion a year in subsidies — 15 times more than renters, report finds
- Hardest state to find empty housing? California!
- Calif. Fire Victims Turn to Quick Prefabs
- Confidence Among Homeowners, Homebuyers on Diverging Paths
- Foreign Buyers Coming to U.S. Are Changing
- How to Choose the Right Color Temperature of LED Lightbulb
- How to Refresh Your Dining Room on a Budget

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Friday, March 2, 2018

FRIDAY - green eggs and ham




- More browsers, fewer home buyers in hot Bay Area real estate market
- Sight-unseen bids show craziness of SF real estate market, and 2 other Calif. cities are worse
- Pulte spends nearly $103M on San Jose site slated for hundreds of homes
- Explore today’s cheapest rentals in San Jose
- How a shortage of construction workers is making our crisis worse
- What Does Your Attic Want to Be When It Grows Up?
- 7 Ways to Make Your Stairs Stand Out

extra credit:
- New York Will Never Be Silicon Valley. And It's Good With That

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Friday, February 23, 2018

FRIDAY - skip the straw, drink from the cup



- Where are Homes Selling the Fastest?
- Buying a Home in San Francisco Is About to Get Even Harder
- Homeowners are using rental income earned through Airbnb to refinance mortgages
- Lack of Housing Inventory and Deleterious Effects of Affordability Take Toll on January Home Sales
- Proposition 13 rollback pushing to make ballot
- Stylish 500-Square-Foot Backyard Unit Packs It All In
- How to Get More Plants for Free

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Friday, February 16, 2018

FRIDAY - wondering what my dog named me



- $303K is the annual income now needed to buy a median priced home in San Francisco
- Shopping for a home? It will take a lot longer than you think
- Small Percentage of Buyers Would Cancel Plans to Buy if Mortgage Rates Surpassed 5%
- California Housing Affordability Edges Up in Q4
- Buying a Bay Area home now a struggle even for Apple, Google engineers
- 10 Times When Wallpapering a Ceiling Is a Good Move
- A Guide to Self-Storage: Packing Tips

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Friday, February 9, 2018

FRIDAY - do all the nothing you want



- This San Jose neighborhood is the hottest real estate market in the entire country
- Bay Area rents likely to stay sky high
- 150 San Jose Flood Victims Demand Their Day in Court
- Packing up and moving out: Bay Area exodus continues
- Will Bitcoin Revolutionize How Real Estate Is Bought and Sold?
- 10 Bathroom Trends From the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show
- Budget Decorating: 7 Ways to Update What You Already Have

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Friday, February 2, 2018

FRIDAY - hope you saw the moon



- Bay Area home prices continue double-digit gains on historic streak
- ‘Extreme’ rent control could be coming to California soon
- The Natural Disasters Of 2017's Impact On The Housing Market Will Surprise You
- Here’s where millennials are moving
- U.S. Housing Market Has Gained Back All $9 Trillion in Value Lost During Recession
- 13 Tile Ideas You Don’t Want to Overlook
- California Gardener’s February Checklist

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Friday, January 26, 2018

FRIDAY - pluviophile season




- Inventory Shortage at Crisis Levels in Nation's Hottest Housing Markets
- Millennials Are Saving More Than You Think
- Home buying in the Bay Area — act fast
- Low inventory, high prices and Google: San Jose housing market soars
- U.S. ranked world’s 6th best housing market: 6 things to know
- Data Watch: Top Layouts and Styles in Kitchen Renovations
- How Smart Devices Make Homes More Accessible


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Friday, January 19, 2018

FRIDAY - like what you want



- California had 77 of the country's 100 most expensive ZIP Codes for home sales last year
- New Bay Area housing trend: Living in the backyard
- Could this Bay Area locale be 2018’s hottest housing market?
- Could legal recreational pot boost home prices in the Bay Area?
- Opening of BART’s San Jose extension faces probable delay
- The Savvy Staircase: 7 Ways to Get More Use Out of Your Landing
- How Tiny Tiles Can Elevate Your Bathroom’s Style

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Friday, January 12, 2018

FRIDAY - jump at the sun


- What home sellers can expect in 2018
- San Jose is the nation’s hottest housing market in 2018, Zillow says
- Unpacking the Bay Area housing market
- Community college officials eye student housing
- Modifying Prop. 13 is a smart solution to the housing crisis
- 7 Ideas for What to Put Behind Your Bed
- How to Clean Your Fireplace Surround


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Friday, January 5, 2018

FRIDAY - in with the new


- Tax Reform Law Chart: Prior Law vs. New Law
- Bay Area’s Top 10 stories of 2017
- Housing market still has legs, economists say
- California considers major housing bills in 2018
- The Impact Of Wildfires On The Future Of California Real Estate
- Buzzworthy Book: ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’
- Where to Carve Out More Pantry Storage

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