Silicon Valley is awash in great jobs and good money, or maybe it’s good jobs and great money. Again. And “Forbes Contributor” Joel Kotkin has noticed.
A recent Palo Alto Weekly “Streetwise” interview of five vocal and opinionated citizens, interviewed while shopping or dining or loitering at Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village, illustrates 1) why democracies are ugly, and 2) why I’ll never run for office. On the other hand, I once said I’d never blog.
Those of you with an appetite for the bizarre may already know this odd-looking house visible from the Eugene A. Doran Bridge on Interstate 280 in San Mateo County. You may have mistaken it for a large fungal growth, but an edgy fungal growth.
The unholy marriage of journalism and statistics has produced yet another ugly baby.
Notice more Millennials around than you used to? And fewer Boomers? You may not be losing your mind.
The size and scope of this real estate boom is remarkable. The chart to the left, from the local Multiple Listing Service, shows substantial price increases year-over-year in four of five contiguous counties, from the bedroom communities south of San Francisco to Silicon Valley to the Central Coast and the Salinas Valley.
There’s no doubt that it takes longer these days to sell the average house, a trend that started around vacation time, but the problem for buyers is that very few of them have their sights set on the average house.
I get that social media is a big part of your life. I am hip. I even have my own Facebook page, which has thirteen likes and would have many more except that it competes with lots of other Facebook pages in particular and just plain noise in general and, apparently, it’s not very good.