Contemporary Palo Alto home

Palo Alto Home

Contemporary Palo Alto Home A modern aesthetic, abundance of light, exposed wood edges and quirky elements attracted the new owners to their Palo Alto home. Circular window frames here and there, and none of the rooms is in a rectangular shape. However, while the unique style pleased and the size was fine, the interior layout left something to be desired. …

New law requires replacement of plumbing fixtures

Replacement of Plumbing Fixtures

New Law requires Replacement of Plumbing Fixtures     |     |   January 17, 2014 CSLB #14-01         CSLB Clarifies New Law Requiring Replacement of Plumbing Fixtures Building permits issued for property maintenance and repairs does not trigger new requirements   SACRAMENTO – To dispel confusion over the new state Civil Code law (Senate Bill 407, 2009) that …

Home Builders Call on Congress to Improve Immigration Bill’s for Guest Worker Provisions

Improve immigration

Home Builders Call on Congress to Improve Immigration Bill’s for Guest Worker Provisions The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) commends the bipartisan Senate sponsors of legislation to advance comprehensive immigration reform and today called on lawmakers to improve the guest worker provisions in the bill to address the significant role that foreign workers play in the housing industry and …

Framing Lumber Prices

Framing lumber pricing is 100% up since January last year. According to information from different sources, including lumber yards, price expected to increase another 10% by end of April and 8% in August this year.   Framing Lumber Prices Per 1,000 Board Feet     Date Random Lengths Composite Price CME Futures Price Contract Delivery Date 2013 Apr. 12 $449 …

New Residential Housing Units: 1st Quarter of 2013 in comparison to years of 2009-2012

New data obtained from US Census Bureau shows burst of activity on New Residential Construction market of the west coast of the United States, including state Washington, Oregon and California. Most of the data comes from California. Graph shows amount of building permits  issued in all cities for new residential houses construction.


Your Digital Footprints Are Tracked By IRS High-Tech Tools

Digital footprints

IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year-(digital footprints)-it’s also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers’ digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records, as it expands its search for tax cheats to places it’s never …