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KinkaidAlum last won the day on November 30 2016

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  1. According to US Census, SF had 805,150 residents in April 2010. Current estimates for 2021 by world population stats lists SF with 893,589 residents. It's a shame 2020 numbers will be so off with an administration that ended the Census early and took no effort in accommodating the pandemic in trying to get an accurate numbers. Cities will suffer big time over the next decade with massive undercounts.
  2. San Francisco has grown by about 100,000 people in the last decade. Pretty amazing considering there's nowhere to go but up and SF is full of NIMBYs. Now, metro SF did lose population last year (less than .5% loss) but the city itself grew. Very similar to other metro areas in California wherein cities continued to grow but exurbs so population loss.
  3. Investor purchases represent just 12% of sales in Los Angeles County. It jumps up to 13% in Orange County, 25% in the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino) and 34% in Ventura. It's part of the story but not the only one. The pandemic has caused people to want to move up and out. Combine that with low lending rates, and there are way more home buyers than houses. That's the main issue. The median home on the market in LA is on for just 8 days. Lastly, Los Angeles (city) grew by around 200,000 this last decade. It did so without annexation and new development. California grew by ove
  4. People are definitely leaving California but you'd never know it looking at the market. My house has increased in value by 24% in three years. I get all cash offers to buy in monthly. The demand might not be there in the Inland Empire, but the LA Basin, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and San Gabriel Valley are booming.
  5. Very similar to the affordable housing that replaced the public housing along Allen Parkway. It also discourages schemers from buying and flipping.
  6. I am glad you mentioned that. I've been very worried they had value engineered covering the garage out of the equation. Fingers crossed they haven't.
  7. Check out the Catalyst downtown. Slightly more expensive to get in than Skyhouse but I think the location is MUCH better and so are the potential neighbors. It's a walkable location to all the best things but also 2-3 blocks away from being right in it noise wise. Solid amenities and amazing views if you look west or south.
  8. I just looked on my laptop. How funny, on my phone I've thought it was brick this entire time. Thanks for the heads up.
  9. I don't know what it looks like in person since it's been about two years since I've been home but this thing looks great in your photos. The brick ties it to the area with a nod to history but the ground floor retail, amount of glass, and balconies give a nice nod to the future of East Houston.
  10. This is great for Rice and for the city. I'd like to see Rice become the size of its peers like Duke, Northwestern, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Wash U St Louis, etc... It'll still be quite a bit smaller but moving in the right direction. Rice used to be concerned that enlarging the student body, especially undergraduate, would cause their profile to drop. The largest thing holding Rice back in attracting out of state kids was the image of Texas and the city.
  11. Amazon must be creating hoarders everywhere or else these places house the mattresses for the mattress places on every third block.
  12. OMG- I rented a furnished two bedroom unit on the 36th floor of The Spires for thousands less from 2011-13 while I renovated a tear down into my dream house (and then got relocated for work). The Spires had valet service, tennis, a great pool, and more. These people are insane.
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