For The Ultimate Golden Girl Fan. Their home could be yours for 3 million


Photo credit: Brandon Valente, Brandon V Photography From Marie Claire Whether you’re a big time The Golden Girls fan, or just a casual viewer, you’re probably familiar with Blanche‘s mid-century home located at 6151 Richmond Street in Miami, Florida. As you may already know, that address is bogus, as well as all the rooms in the house where theContinue reading “For The Ultimate Golden Girl Fan. Their home could be yours for 3 million”

In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average


  By: Shelly Hagan, Wei Lu and Sophie Alexander\Bloomberg.com You could easily drive through this leafy Silicon Valley suburb without realizing you were in America’s richest neighborhood. From the road, it’s all high brick walls and opaque gates. It takes Google Maps to get a glimpse of what lies behind. Satellite images of Atherton, CaliforniaContinue reading “In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average”

What will $1,300 get you in Sacramento


1451 Third St. | Photo: Apartment Guide From Hoodline.com Curious just how far your dollar goes in Sacramento? We’ve rounded up the latest places for rent via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating affordable apartments in Sacramento with a budget of up to $1,300/month. Take aContinue reading “What will $1,300 get you in Sacramento”

Italy: 2020 will be a good year to buy and refurbish a home in an Italian city


Photo: g_u/Flickr If you’ve been saving up to invest in a dream home in Italy, the country’s 2020 budget law has lots of new tax breaks to help you refurbish an old property in the country’s towns and cities. Italy’s government wants to encourage people to invest in old homes in the country’s urban areasContinue reading “Italy: 2020 will be a good year to buy and refurbish a home in an Italian city”

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan


A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy. Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic.   By:Ian Bogost/The Atlantic For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one kitchen?Continue reading “The Curse of an Open Floor Plan”

“The Crime of Being Black in a City That Doesn’t Want You There”


  Hundreds of towns have passed nuisance ordinances that evict renters for calling the cops. By: Samantha Michaels/Mother Jones Beverley Somai was afraid of her downstairs neighbor. She first called the police on him because he was playing music so loudly it shook the floorboards of her Bedford, Ohio, apartment. But things escalated last yearContinue reading ““The Crime of Being Black in a City That Doesn’t Want You There””

Free Homes in Japan


Japan has so many vacant homes it’s giving them away By Emiko Jozuka, CNN Okutama, Japan,  Four years ago, Naoko and Takayuki Ida were given a house. For free. It’s a spacious, two-story home nestled amid trees on a winding country road in the small town of Okutama, in Tokyo prefecture. Before moving, the couple and theirContinue reading “Free Homes in Japan”

Greed: Sacramento


  If your a renter in Sacramento, you more than a bit worried these days.  The rumors are true.  Rents  are on the rise in a big way.  Not in small increments but several hundred dollars a month.   Gia lived in her Pocket area apartment with her daughter for 15 years, re-signing her lease wasContinue reading “Greed: Sacramento”

Just another Refugee from San Francisco


I saw a familiar head in line at the BelAir Market on West El Camino.  We used to call him Peanut head back in the day.   I hadn’t seen Peanut head in more than ten years.  We lost contact after my family moved to Sacramento in the nineties.   There he was, in living color, inContinue reading “Just another Refugee from San Francisco”

Showtime for John Saca


  His family has Sacramento in its DNA.  He went to Sacramento State.  His family’s “Filco” stores has been a part of Sacramento for decades. He’s ambitious, a formative salesman and for a brief moment, he was the prince of Sacramento. His project “The Towers on Capitol  Mall with two, fifty three story condominiums wouldContinue reading “Showtime for John Saca”