Flipping homes is not as easy as popular HGTV home improvement shows make it out to be, according to those who do it. Sean Pan, who has bought and fixed up five homes in Santa Clara County, said that he has not quite broken even financially on his investment. While he made $300,000 on one deal, he lost $400,000 on another. Like most house flippers he borrows money from private lenders, which means 10% interest rates. That gets expensive very quickly. … [Read more...] about Moms 4 Housing eviction: Just how many flips, vacant homes are there in Bay Area?
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A: Economic gain has to be spread much more. That is starting to change a bit, driven by the tightness of the workforce and by policy changes, especially increases in minimum wage and expansion of the earned income tax credit. Earned income when combined with a robust minimum wage rewards work, encouraging people to be in the workforce. … [Read more...] about California braces for slowdown: What state budget, new regulations could mean
The reason why wasn't ultimately important (it was some scavenger hunt promotion thing from the team), but the response from San Francisco 49ers fans was. With the Niners set for an NFC Championship date with the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium and a possible return to the Super Bowl, the Faithful got deeply nostalgic about the former home of the 49ers from 1971-2013 — a home that saw five Super Bowl championship teams play in it in the '80s and '90s. … [Read more...] about Candlestick Park trends on Twitter, 49ers fans get crazy nostalgic ahead of NFC title game at Levi’s
Who shot J.R.? In 1980, before cable was thriving and streaming even existed, CBS came up with an end-of-season cliffhanger that had viewers speculating for eight months. Someone had wounded the star villain from “Dallas,” J.R. Ewing. Enough people tuned in that it is still the third most-watched TV episode of all time, according to Business Insider. So if you’re wondering why so many shows these days have cliffhangers, now you know. … [Read more...] about From ‘Goodnight Chet’ to being a Stan: Lingo lessons for the generations
However, Garoppolo, again, could take a backseat to Mostert (772 yards), or Breida (623), or Coleman (544). They aren’t widely known to a national audience because none has rushed for more than 814 yards in a season. But they became the second backfield in franchise history to have three members with over 500 rushing yards, joining the “Million Dollar Backfield” of Joe Perry, John Henry Johnson and Hugh McElhenny, which did so in 1954. … [Read more...] about 49ers’ new Super Bowl formula? ‘We’ll run power down your throat’