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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pimco-kiesel-called-housing-top-160339396.html?source=patrick.net

Bond manager Mark Kiesel sold his California home in 2006, when he presciently predicted the housing bubble would pop. He bought again in 2012, after U.S. prices fell more than 30% and found a floor.

Now, after a record surge in prices, Kiesel says the time to sell is once again at hand.

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4861   SoTex   2024 May 11, 8:27pm  

gabbar says

Never owned a VW but from my research they are fun to drive but pain in the ass to repair which happens frequently.


I rented an Audi (really a VW) for a trip to Houston in February and it was a phenom ride. I had a pal who was a mechanic in the early naughties and he told me he charged double to work on those. They were made in Europe, shipped here, halfway taken apart and the reassembled with Standard hardware instead of metric. So he also had to use 2 sets of tools at the same time. Oh and they break down. A lot.
4862   SoTex   2024 May 11, 8:33pm  

GNL says

I think I’m a Camry buyer for life now.


I'm thinking about that too. I was test driving their top end camrys just before covid. Well actually during covid too. It was hot, I had to wear a stupid mask and it fogged my glasses so I couldn't see well. They have that weird diagonal on the dash I'd have to get used to and no place overhead to store sunglasses (sun roof) like my honda.

They came out with a larger computer screen since then. I'm also wondering if 2024 has the driver facing camera and other BS our govt said they need in 2026 to disable my car or whatever our govt is forcing on them. Oh! And lots of people are starting to get their insurance rates jacked because they sell your data to insurance companies. I haven't had an accident in 35 years but I do have a lead foot. I'd want to disable all that shit.

My honda is 22 years old and hasn't had any major problems, I could fix them all myself but I let a shop replace an oil pan jiffy lube stripped out. They aren't built like that anymore.

I really just don't want any of these stupid 4 bangers with turbos hybrid or other voodoo even if they are faster. More moving parts, they won't last as long.
4863   SoTex   2024 May 11, 8:33pm  

Crap. House thread. I'll stop posting about cars.
4864   SoTex   2024 May 11, 8:34pm  

GNL says

gabbar says

AmericanKulak says

Voluntary Repossession

Oh! I didnt know there was something like this. Interesting.

You will get financially raped doing this.


Okay one more comment haha... Do you mean that's more expensive then them having a repo man take it?
4865   GNL   2024 May 12, 4:33am  

just_passing_through says

GNL says


gabbar says

AmericanKulak says

Voluntary Repossession

Oh! I didnt know there was something like this. Interesting.

You will get financially raped doing this.


Okay one more comment haha... Do you mean that's more expensive then them having a repo man take it?

Good question. Don’t know.
4866   GNL   2024 May 12, 4:40am  

As far as hybrids are concerned, does anyone remember a taxi company that used Prius’s? Cars used as taxis are pretty good proof of quality.
4867   HeadSet   2024 May 12, 6:50am  

GNL says

As far as hybrids are concerned, does anyone remember a taxi company that used Prius’s? Cars used as taxis are pretty good proof of quality.

Discount Cab in Arizona. They had 200 Prius in the fleet and routinely ran them for 300k miles.
4868   gabbar   2024 May 12, 7:30am  

GNL says

You will get financially raped doing this.

Seems like everytime a buyer steps into a dealership, this is what the sales staff wants to do.
4869   GNL   2024 May 12, 10:00am  

gabbar says


GNL says


You will get financially raped doing this.

Seems like everytime a buyer steps into a dealership, this is what the sales staff wants to do.


I think this is the case anywhere you’re able to finance anything. A looong time ago, I had a 1995 Mercury Cougar (I would buy another one if I could find a low mileage one. I loved that car) and the transmission was acting up. I took it to AAMCO. I wasn’t sure I wanted to fix it and as fast as he could, the shop owner pulled out a finance option. I laughed in his face. Then I took it to another shop and they put a new gasket on the transmission housing(?) and the car ran perfectly for another 75k miles. Everyone is trying to fuck you. Best to teach your kids this fact early on.
4870   WookieMan   2024 May 12, 10:11am  

GNL says

Everyone is trying to fuck you. Best to teach your kids this fact early on.

Always been the case. Reason why everyone thinks I'm an ass hole. I'm actually nice in person, but if I think someone is being an A-hole the gloves come off. Car dealerships are the worst. When they try to sell all the BS I just say "shut up" most the time. Do you want "x, y, z" package? A prompt shut up. My wife is rather ruthless in this realm as well. My kids are getting there too. Don't know if that's good or bad.. lol.
4872   AD   2024 May 12, 11:43pm  

A family friends is looking to get a reverse mortgage. I think they are getting $80,000 and they have a $1 million home with no mortgage.

Its a good way for a senior citizen (age 62 or more) to stay in their home and get access to cash in order to pay for operating or holding costs like roof repairs, property tax, etc.

The home was built in 2002 and is in the Colorado mountains on 5 acres.

I read the interest rate is around 7.5% for the reverse mortgage.

So in 20 years, the reverse mortgage loan of $80,000 in present value would be around $340,000.

I would safely assume the house would increase in value by around 4% each year during the 20 years to $2.19 million.

So the $340,000 would need to be deducted at closing from the $2.19 million if the home is sold in 20 years.

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4873   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2024 May 13, 12:27am  

The_Deplorable says





https://finance.yahoo.com/news/montana-man-68-begs-moratorium-100200538.html


In many states seniors get relief from property taxes. Either the amount they pay is frozen or they don't pay at all. Or, as in Montana, they get a tax credit up to $1,000 or so.

It helps the schools as well when states do this. Retirees feel (rightly) that they already paid into the schools for their kids. So they tend to vote down school bonds that lead to future property tax increases in their golden years. Not their kids and they can't afford the taxes. So exempting them or giving them some form of relief fixes this problem.

Of course, I don't see any problem as the public school system should be massively defunded in favor of homeschooling anyway.
4874   WookieMan   2024 May 13, 2:40am  

The_Deplorable says




https://finance.yahoo.com/news/montana-man-68-begs-moratorium-100200538.html

Saving money in your younger years is a thing?? No? Live frugal when young. Sock away as much as you can. There's no excuse at 68 to be broke. I don't care how much people dislike 401k's, but it's a protected asset. You can eat shit personally/job wise and keep that money and default on everything else. Compounds tax free. At 68 you could easily draw down $100k/yr and still be adding $30-50k back into the account. No kids. Taxes covered and hopefully a paid off home.

My dad burned through $750k of his 401k to keep his mostly shit real estate "empire" afloat. This was the 90's. He could have just BK'd and gave the properties back and that 401k would be about $5M right now. He spent the money to keep the properties. Which he ultimately lost anyway besides a few of them.
4875   zzyzzx   2024 May 13, 11:09am  

https://www.redfin.com/news/vacation-home-mortgages-decline-2023/

Demand For Vacation-Home Mortgages Fell 40% in 2023 As Housing Costs Rose to Record High
4876   gabbar   2024 May 13, 11:47am  

WookieMan says

Saving money in your younger years is a thing?? No? Live frugal when young. Sock away as much as you can. There's no excuse at 68 to be broke. I don't care how much people dislike 401k's, but it's a protected asset. You can eat shit personally/job wise and keep that money and default on everything else. Compounds tax free. At 68 you could easily draw down $100k/yr and still be adding $30-50k back into the account. No kids. Taxes covered and hopefully a paid off home.

Thank you for this reminder and very sound advice for young and the old.
4877   gabbar   2024 May 13, 11:50am  

WookieMan says

My dad burned through $750k of his 401k to keep his mostly shit real estate "empire" afloat. This was the 90's. He could have just BK'd and gave the properties back and that 401k would be about $5M right now. He spent the money to keep the properties. Which he ultimately lost anyway besides a few of them.

Sorry to hear.
4878   gabbar   2024 May 13, 11:51am  

GNL says


I think this is the case anywhere you’re able to finance anything. A looong time ago, I had a 1995 Mercury Cougar (I would buy another one if I could find a low mileage one. I loved that car) and the transmission was acting up. I took it to AAMCO. I wasn’t sure I wanted to fix it and as fast as he could, the shop owner pulled out a finance option. I laughed in his face. Then I took it to another shop and they put a new gasket on the transmission housing(?) and the car ran perfectly for another 75k miles. Everyone is trying to fuck you. Best to teach your kids this fact early on.

Car repair is an trade where its easy to fudge numbers and repairs. Real estate and home repair too.
4880   HeadSet   2024 May 15, 6:32pm  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

This also explains how the GSEs get their funding, for those of you still confused.

You still have to acquire money before you can loan it out.
4881   AmericanKulak   2024 May 15, 11:29pm  

Been watching Palm Bay, FL for a while. A couple of months ago, there was NOTHING under $250k unless it was a Fire or a Foreclosure or a Manufactured with major issues. Speaking of which, I'm seeing a lot more foreclosures now.

Now there's a shitton of houses going under $250k and it looks like the lot-by-lot builders (not the community developers) are now at $269k.

"Starting in the $350's" billboards turned into "Starting in the $300s" on my weekly trip.

Orlando is in full reverso mode with panicking multi-fam. Tens of thousands of new units are coming onboard this year and thousands already did, and now there's a glut. Disney-proximal AirBNB Zero Lot "investors" are panicking as well.

Orlando is pretty much capped and state wide inventory is normalizing. Sanity is about to be restored.
4882   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2024 May 16, 1:44am  

HeadSet says

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says


This also explains how the GSEs get their funding, for those of you still confused.

You still have to acquire money before you can loan it out.


They have $5 trillion in assets collectively. They just bundle them up and sell them to investors. They then use the cash to buy more, then rinse & repeat

All of this is well documented. They have been doing this for decades. What is so hard to understand about it?
4883   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2024 May 21, 5:40pm  

George Gammon explains the coming disaster with the GSEs entering the second mortgage market:

https://youtu.be/Z_aB0FIouaQ?si=R-C7IVJXUtQ42NGx
4884   AD   2024 May 22, 7:21pm  



4885   GNL   2024 May 22, 7:30pm  

I predict that property taxes will, at some point, go to the moon.
4886   PeopleUnited   2024 May 22, 7:35pm  

GNL says

I predict that property taxes will, at some point, go to the moon.

As in, it will be cheaper to live on the moon than in a McMansion?
4887   HeadSet   2024 May 22, 8:17pm  

PeopleUnited says

As in, it will be cheaper to live on the moon than in a McMansion?

McMansions will become multi-family dwellings.
4888   AD   2024 May 22, 9:13pm  

HeadSet says


McMansions will become multi-family dwellings.


That is true especially on Long Island New York.

You see this in towns like in Franklin Square where at least the basement is converted to an apartment and is rented whereas the rental income covers the carrying or operating and maintenance costs like property taxes and insurance.

Not somewhat also uncommon in Florida panhandle where a 3 bedroom townhome (within 2 miles of the beach) is shared by 3 roommates.

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4889   GNL   2024 May 22, 9:20pm  

There's a realtor on Instagram who is constantly talking about and showing DC area townhomes in the Million plus range and how renting out the basement can help you get financing. I get it but, who wants to make it one day to where you can buy a million + home but have to share it? Doesn't make sense to me.
4890   gabbar   2024 May 25, 8:23am  

One of the reasons people feel so insecure is you’ve got in the background, behind the curtain, a lot of these financial games that ultimately are making the very rich richer, and hurting America’s working and middle class. All of the people who were supplying Red Lobster, all of the people who are essentially providing services to Red Lobster, the small businesses in the communities affected by mass layoffs, they are next in line, they are experiencing the ripple effect. - Robert Reich, Former Labor Secretary

Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/private-equity-rolled-red-lobster-180041614.html






4891   GNL   2024 May 25, 10:42am  

It all comes back to FIAT. Truly money for nothing.
4892   mell   2024 May 25, 1:45pm  

The above is mostly nonsense. The open border is much much much worse financially than private equity asset stripping. Total BS. You can do that as the owner of a company, no need for wall street. You pay yourself handsomely while you run the company into the ground. People who don't trust their management should work elsewhere or look into working for coops. Lastly there are laws test limit the amount of destruction you can do.to a company before being held liable. Maybe we should explore more coops, but they come with their own drawbacks. Imagine the infighting between woke and based workers who all have a stake and a vote in the company. Nothing would get done, worse than asset stripping. Plenty of CEOs making their company and employees pretty wealthy as well. There is no magic alternative form and nobody forces the owners to sell to private equity except for their own greed. The open border is where 90% of the money is wasted, from crime to free healthcare and pressure on rents, housing prices etc. Wall Street vultures have existed since Wall Street has, and yet the US had some of its most prosperous times with Wall Street.
4893   SunnyvaleCA   2024 May 25, 1:55pm  

mell says

The open border is where 90% of the money is wasted, from crime to free healthcare and pressure on rents, housing prices etc.

Worse still, the people crossing the border are a long-term problem that will get even worse with time. The current problems are nothing compared to what taxpayers will face 20 years from now.
4894   SunnyvaleCA   2024 May 25, 1:57pm  

GNL says


I predict that property taxes will, at some point, go to the moon.

People recently buying shacks in my neighborhood already have taxes to the moon. $31k/year for a 60 year old 3/2 of 1500 sq ft. That pales compared to the $160k/year interest on their mortgage, but still.
4895   gabbar   2024 May 25, 2:17pm  

mell says

The open border is where 90% of the money is wasted, from crime to free healthcare and pressure on rents, housing prices etc.

There is a video of Chuck Schumer out there saying that he wants to make dream of 11 million illegal migrants come true.
4896   Al_Sharpton_for_President   2024 May 25, 2:29pm  

FHFA Publishes New Product Notice for Freddie Mac Second Mortgage Proposal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/16/2024
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) sent to the Federal Register a notice of a proposed new product from Freddie Mac to begin purchasing certain single-family closed-end second mortgages.

“The proposed activity is intended to provide homeowners with a cost-effective alternative for accessing the equity in their homes,” said FHFA Director Sandra L. Thompson. “Reviewing and considering comments from the public will be a critical component of our review as the Agency exercises its statutory responsibility to evaluate new Enterprise products.”

Freddie Mac proposes to purchase closed-end second mortgages on properties for which it already holds the first mortgage. FHFA has determined this to be a new product that merits public notice and comment about whether it is in the public interest.

FHFA invites interested parties to provide written feedback on the proposed new product. Comments may be submitted via FHFA’s website or by email to RegComments@fhfa.gov .

Once the Federal Register publishes the notice, a statutory 30-day comment period begins. After that 30-day period has ended, FHFA has a statutory 30-day period to make a final decision as to whether to approve the proposed new product.

https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Publishes-New-Product-Notice-for-Freddie-Mac-Second-Mortgage-Proposal.aspx


4897   HeadSet   2024 May 25, 8:10pm  

Al_Sharpton_for_President says

“The proposed activity is intended to provide homeowners with a cost-effective alternative for accessing the equity in their homes,”

The only way to extract equity from a home is to sell it. What the FHFA clowns are really talking about are LOANS that must be qualified for that happen to use the house as collateral. Loans that must be paid back with interest.
4898   gabbar   2024 May 26, 4:07am  

SunnyvaleCA says


$31k/year for a 60 year old 3/2 of 1500 sq ft.

Which city in California is this in? I have friends who live in Corona, California. Beautiful weather most day of the year but I wonder if the taxes are worth it? Both are physicians, make good money, so money is not an issue for them.

I live in Cleveland, Ohio, weather sucks. So, good weather is valuable to me. Hope to move on from here but not sure where. I guess we will follow our kid to the city where he gets his job and decides to live, there is nothing like family, even the best weather pales in comparison.
4899   Al_Sharpton_for_President   2024 May 26, 6:50am  

HeadSet says


What the FHFA clowns are really talking about are LOANS that must be qualified for that happen to use the house as collateral. Loans that must be paid back with interest.

Yes, it serves the bankers’ interests. More loan issuance. But the homeowner? Cards maxed out, getting slayed by inflation, suck dry the equity via a second mortgage, default, lose home. Buh bye.
4900   mell   2024 May 26, 9:13am  

gabbar says

SunnyvaleCA says



$31k/year for a 60 year old 3/2 of 1500 sq ft.

Which city in California is this in? I have friends who live in Corona, California. Beautiful weather most day of the year but I wonder if the taxes are worth it? Both are physicians, make good money, so money is not an issue for them.

I live in Cleveland, Ohio, weather sucks. So, good weather is valuable to me. Hope to move on from here but not sure where. I guess we will follow our kid to the city where he gets his job and decides to live, there is nothing like family, even the best weather pales in comparison.

Likely Sunnyvale as the handle ;) When I moved to the bay area for the first time decades ago the highlander apartments on Iris were my first place to stay. Had a pretty hot goth/light bdsm chick who was training to become a firefighter as roommate. Ahh the memories. All you need in the south bay in your youth is a place with a pool and BBQ

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