A close and loving family is a blessing, no doubt. With it come both good feelings and happy memories, but also one big design dilemma: what to do with all the photos?
There’s more to Alameda than Park Street: Head to the West End to explore some lively spots.
As a modern-day consumer, chances are you know where your veggies come from, how your eggs were raised, and even if the grapes used in your favorite glass of wine were sustainably harvested. But what about the tulips you purchased from the local florist or the beautiful orchids you couldn’t resist from the nearby grocery?
A reverse mortgage is a “loan” of sorts, available to homeowners over the age of 62 to be used for just about anything—except stock market investment or speculation. Simply put, the traditional mortgage payback stream is reversed, and the lender pays the homeowner one lump sum at closing; a line of credit with a growth factor; or monthly installments of up to $625,000 over a specified period, depending on equity accrued.
Varying textures, diversifying tones, going dark, and using organic materials can bring inspiration and class to a colorless and monochromatic home décor palette.
Local brokers and banks make the case for service and sense of place.
Our survey of four price points for East Bay houses and condos offers a bird’s-eye-view of today’s market from Richmond to Castro Valley.
For those who can't hire a professional decorator, the next best alternative is shopping from designer collaborations at retailers with lines at Target, Walmart, Macy's, or CB2.