Colors go in and out of style, sometimes remarkably quickly, but their effect on your perception of a room stays the same. I probably see more homes in a year than most people see in a lifetime, and I’ll give you my take on the colors that are this year’s top designer choices.
It’s likely that many of you who read my blog have arrived in Silicon Valley only recently, and don’t realize that the kind of housing market we’ve had here since late 2011 isn’t a fluke. It’s the kind of housing market Silicon Valley has had, more often than not, since I started selling homes in 1998.
Hoping for more inventory? Then you may want to avoid this post.
I’ll bet that got your attention. Sorry folks. That headline is probably older than you are. But it can happen again. In fact, it almost certainly will.
The San Francisco and San Jose Statistical Metropolitan Areas ranked first and second in housing market hotness this January, according to realtor.com. And there’s a sleeper in the top 20 hot list too.
“Saving for a down payment can often be challenging for first-time homebuyers, particularly in high-cost areas like Northern California, and it is likely an issue that most consumers carefully weigh before the housing hunt begins.”
Pop psychology says the middle child is often overlooked in favor of the accomplished, mature firstborn and cute, needy lastborn. The middle child gets lost in the shuffle, and develops a severe inferiority complex.
The survey reveals that the vast majority of Americans who have smart home products – controlled remotely by a smartphone, tablet, computer or by a separate automatic system within the home itself – want voice control.