Basket Wall Storage

July 31, 2014

We all have plenty of items that we need a little extra cubby for when our junk drawer is getting full! This basket wall storage system is the perfect solution. They would be useful in any room and give storage a fashionable look! Fill them with bathroom necessities, children’s toys, or any other items that need a new home!

Dream Homes in the Beautiful Bay Area: New Stylish, Savvy Builds in Milpitas, California

July 28, 2014

Once you have taken in the rolling hills, lush vineyards, booming software and tech industry, striking landmark destinations, and rich history, it becomes apparent that the Bay Area in Northern California is truly a remarkable place. Have you found yourself with the privilege of being able to call yourself a resident and are looking for the right home for you and your family? Discover two stunning communities now available to you by exploring these new homes in Milpitas, California.

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Bar Cart Corner

July 24, 2014

Bar carts are the perfect entertaining accessory! They are easy to move around a room and look so stylish stationed in a corner. Put your favorite beverages and a few glasses on it so you are party ready. Then add a couple stacked books and flowers for that extra touch of styling.

Silicon Valley Business Journal “BART boom: Housing set for key site across from Milpitas station”

Nathan Donato-Weinstein

Real Estate Reporter-Silicon Valley Business Journal

Citation Homes has tied up a key residential site directly across from the under-construction Milpitas BART station campus where it plans to build a dense mixed-use project.

Citation in recent weeks submitted plans to build 381 units on the 5.6-acre site, located at 737 Montague Expressway, next door to where it’s already putting up a large housing project.

The site’s destiny was being closely watched because it is within spitting distance to the transit station, the first extension of BART into Santa Clara County slated to open by 2018. Planners and urban advocates are keen to see intense development near the station stops, including one in San Jose’s Berryessa area.

The site, currently a recycling center, is so close to the BART station, the city hopes to build a pedestrian bridge across Montague, linking the residential community to the BART stop.

“That’s what’s exciting for us,” said Sheldon AhSing, senior planner for the city.

Residential developers have been snapping up industrial sites around the stop — which itself is next to Simon Properties’ huge Great Mall shopping juggernaut — after the city implemented a new planning district that encouraged high-density housing five years ago. So far, 3,700 new housing units have been approved. The plan allows for some 7,000 units in the area.

Density of both office and residential is considered key for making transit stops effective. At roughly 68 units to the acre, the Citation proposal comes in at the high end of Milpitas’s planning guidelines. It will be built as a five-story “wrap”-style residential building, where the units wrap around a parking structure. About 5,000 square feet of retail will face Piper Drive and Montague Expressway.

Citation is no stranger to the submarket. It is in the early construction of a 732-unit project adjacent to its new development.

It is not alone. Warmington Homes just received approval to build 206 attached housing units on a 12.5-acre site nearby. Also, Trumark Homes started construction this month on 134 units on 8 acres.

A representative of Citation Homes did not return a call by Wednesday afternoon.

 

Book Page Wallpaper

July 17, 2014

Are you an avid reader… or want to pretend like you are? Then this unique design idea is for you! Create your own wallpaper out of your favorite book pages! You can place them perfectly side by side for a sleek look or imperfectly layered all over one another for a more eclectic style. Either way, while you sit in bed reading your fancy new iPad your walls will speak to the days of paperback books.

New home floor plans for young families accomodate change

July 14, 2014

Most young home buyers plan to stay in their new home for at least 5 years. Sometimes people get so attached to their family homes and the memories they have made that they wish they hadn’t outgrown the space.

Fortunately, new home floor plans for young families can meet current needs as well as adapt with a changing needs as the family evolves. According to a recent National Association of Realtors report on homebuyer and seller generational trends, 14 percent of all buyers studied purchased a multi-generational home.

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Cool Collectables Bookcase

July 10, 2014

This drawer bookcase is one design piece that has both a unique and vintage look that is just too cool! It would be the best place to put all your collectable items, all those things you’ve been hanging onto and need an organized place to put them for safe storing and easy access. And even if you aren’t an avid collector, this would still be an amazing piece as a bedroom dresser.

Should I Buy a New Home or a Used One? New Homes Save You Money in the Long-Term.

July 7, 2014

Should I buy a new home or a used one? This is a question every home buyer must decide. If a new home is in your price range, there are many advantages to purchasing a new home over a used home:

Energy Efficiency: New homes come with vinyl-framed efficient glass windows, superior insulation, energy efficient lighting, radiant barrier roof sheathing, Energy Star Appliances, and efficient HVAC. The electrical wiring and the plumbing will always be modern and up-to-code. The house will not be wasting energy with leaky door seals and window seals.

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Shelves for Entertaining Essentials

July 3, 2014

If you are looking to add a little corner to your kitchen or dining room for all those entertaining essentials, these shelves are for you! These small in size but large in storage shelves are perfect for hanging your wine glasses on, stacking a few of your favorite wine bottles and adding a few other entertaining items. You are now ready for any party or neighbor drop by!