This graph shows what homes in our area listed for, and how much over the asking price they sold for in the last six months. Many of these areas have among the highest overbidding percentage in the entire Bay Area. While Berkeley has always been known to be highly desirable, it's surprising to see that Glenview equaled Berkeley in heated competitive bidding. Temescal came in close behind, proving that it too (also known as NOBE) is a favorite hot spot among buyers. Will these neighborhoods cool off in 2020?
DESIGN & STYLE
Cozy Living Room Designs to Enjoy During the Cold Winter Months!
If you’re looking for inspiration to cozy up your living room, these ideas will help you to create a warm and inviting space that can be enjoyed all year round and not just during the Winter!
Display collections — not only adds character to a room, but also brings a feeling of warmth with it. What the collection is about hardly matters, as there are so many different ones – books, pottery, antiques, oddities, memorabilia, you name it! Tell me More
Create an Elegant Table Settings with Scented Napkin Rings
The dining room is where you’ll be hosting most of the events during the holiday season. Nothing brings guests together more than an elegant table setting!
It doesn’t take a lot to create a beautiful table — a colorful centerpiece, crisp table linen, candles, and china. You can add a personal touch by creating scented napkin rings using twine, a cinnamon stick, and fresh pine or holly twigs. Finish it off with a name tag for an impressive look.
My Top Ten Cool Gifts for Almost Anyone on your "Gotta Give" List
Stuck for new ideas for the holidays? Here are my top ten cool gifts for just about anyone on your "nice" list:
My mailbox is filling up with letters from organizations asking for donations. A man jingles the bells as I pass the Salvation Army bucket. Yes, it's that time of the year. The Season of Giving.
There are so many people and charities that need support that I often don't know who or where to give. Where would my money be best spent? Who needs it most? If formal, large organizations don't suit you, I have found other meaningful ways people give.
I have a friend who goes to Walmart and anonymously pays for one family's lay-away Christmas gifts. My book club would buy and wrap children's books and give them to a class at a local elementary school. A group of mothers adopted a family each year and filled their wish list with sweaters, socks, PJs and dolls. Last year I bought groceries for a woman and her two children who were standing in front of Safeway.
And while not all of us are in positions to donate money, giving comes from the heart as well — a kind word, a helping hand, taking time to listen to a friend. So instead of over thinking where and who to give to, I've decided to just give — in any way one can. Wishing you a peace-filled Christmas!
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