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How to Declutter Some of the Hardest Things of All: Books

When you’re trying to declutter your home, there are always some easy wins. Old newspapers and a too-small sweater? Recycle one and donate the other to Goodwill. Done! But a French-language copy of “Madame Bovary” from college, or all those beloved “Nancy Drew” books from childhood? For book lovers, parting with these can be a

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Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey

We are always hesitant to make too much of a single month’s or a few months’ data: Short-term fluctuations in median sales prices and other market statistics are not uncommon and don’t always give definitive perspective as to where the …

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Most Of The Cities That Will See Big Home Price Jumps In 2019 Were Amazon HQ2 Finalists

Despite not winning Amazon’s new headquarters or the 50,000 new jobs projected to come with it, it seems many HQ2 rejects will still see quite the Amazon effect — at least when it comes to housing. According to the Home Price Expectation Survey from Zillow, experts predict serious home price gains in many of Amazon’s

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This is the coolest (and weirdest) smart furniture to own in 2019

With smartphones and virtual voice assistants already in common usage, the next frontier is smart furniture — chairs, tables and even toilets in which certain features can be set off by a smartphone or voice. While talking showerheads and couches may seem futuristic, the trend is already in full swing. People bought more than 80 million smart home

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LinkedIn, Cisco, Pure Storage invest $20 million for affordable housing in Silicon Valley

Last year, LinkedIn invested $10 million into an affordable housing initiative started by Housing Trust Silicon Valley, a nonprofit community loan fund based that works to increase affordable housing options in Silicon Valley. The investment went towards the TECH Fund, a program started by Housing Trust Silicon Valley that aims to get more high-tech organizations, large employers and philanthropists

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Most Young Adults Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage

When asked about life priorities, millennials name homeownership as their second-highest goal behind retirement—and before marriage and having children, according to Bank of America’s 2018 Homebuyer Insight Report. Seventy-two percent of millennials say owning a home is their top priority, while 50 percent pointed to marriage and 44 percent to having children. “Millennials are redefining life’s

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