EastCoastBubbleBoy

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Happy Easter
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 24 Apr 2011  26 comments, latest 5 months ago
May those of you who follow him, keep him close to your hearts on this day!

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New Engineeing Venture
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 3 Apr 2018  13 comments, latest 10 months ago
Not sure if any of you would have the need for it, but I've decided to launch my own engineering / consulting firm to leverage my almost 20 years in...

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Update from ECBB
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 9 May 2013  13 comments, latest a year ago
As some of us long timers have started to actually *GASP* enter the ranks of homeownership (or as I call it ... renting from the bank). I thought it might...

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Pollution and the mining industry... (zerohedge.com)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 25 Oct 2017  Posted 3 years ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ Lead and Zinc are used for many industrial products, including certain batteries (some of which are used in electric cars and hybrids). So much for a "Green" vehicle.It's really...

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Best way to find a job..
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 27 Sep 2017  6 comments, latest 3 years ago
I don't have a huge network, and even at that most of my contacts are not in my immediate metro area. I've tried headhunters, job boards and linked-in. I'm a...

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Wait... 650.000 emails
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 1 Nov 2016  6 comments, latest 4 years ago
That's more than 1 email sent (or received) per second over the course of an entire year. Given that she worked for almost 4 years under Clinton as secretary of...

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Electoral College
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 4 May 2016  7 comments, latest 4 years ago
Unless I'm mistaken (and I may be), when we vote for November, we are actually voting for a representative elector, and it is this gathering of the electoral college that...

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Maps of property value for the coats vs. the rest of the country. (washingtonpost.com)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 14 Jan 2016  Posted 5 years ago
Some interesting maps to put things in perspective c/o Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com Not that this is new to any of us, but they are still cool too look at. #housing...

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annual xmas wishes
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 24 Dec 2013  10 comments, latest 5 years ago
Merry christmas to all. No matter what you affilation, may the message of jesus be an inspiration to you, now and throughout the year. Peace. ECBB

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If it all hits the fan... (zerohedge.com)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 29 Aug 2015  9 comments, latest 5 years ago
I've been reading Zerohedge too much lately http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ Now I don't think the bottom will fall out and we'll have unrest in the streets... but the reality is that...

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Are we being too bearish on housing?
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 18 Jan 2012  32 comments, latest 5 years ago
I'm trying not to fall into the same thinking that drove the housing bubble. Just as prices don't always go up, they don't always go down either. For example, I...

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Commercial and/or rental properties
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 14 Aug 2015  2 comments, latest 5 years ago
At some point I want to have some real estate in my portfolio (other than my primary residence) for diversification purposes... sure there's REIT's, but I'm seriously thinking about pursuing...

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I should have gone into computers....
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 30 Jun 2015  12 comments, latest 5 years ago
I have an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering. Out of curiosity (given the consistently "good" job numbers I keep hearing about), I've taken a look to see what opportunities may...

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Worst Case Situation
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 7 Jul 2015  1 comment, latest 5 years ago
Grexit causes deeper depression and civil unrest --> Anarchy ensues --> ISIS takes hold and uses Greece as a base to infiltrate greater Europe. (OK - probably not going to...

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Can I do more?
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 2 Feb 2014  14 comments, latest 7 years ago
I know what I earn both as an individual, and as a household, relative to my income. I know in many ways I am blessed - for many are far...

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Flying
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 2 Feb 2014  8 comments, latest 7 years ago
When I was a kid I used to love flying. The awe of being able to travel so far, so fast, to look down at all of the cities and...

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Housing Perdictions for 2013?
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 31 Dec 2012  16 comments, latest 7 years ago
1) Rates will stay low. 30-year fixed will be between 3% and 4% for most of the year. 2) Media will trump a "recovery" - but most of us won't...

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When do wages go up?
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 11 Sep 2013  17 comments, latest 7 years ago
Thinking about Labor Day (now that its come and gone) and the striking fast food workers. When does the average "middle class" worker get a true raise? Most people I...

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A tale of two coasts (money.cnn.com)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 1 Sep 2013  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
It seems to me that this new "min-bubble" we are in has been a West Coast phenomonea. http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/2 https://www.spice-indices.com/ So the questions are 1) WHY? and 2) When it does...

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Presiden't Comments on Martin Case (whitehouse.gov)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 20 Jul 2013  126 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog I don't know what to make of it. His remarks, the case, the whole deal. Personally, I feel the fact that he was YOUNG, the way he was dressed,...

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Are you glad you bought?
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 20 Jul 2013  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
Sitting here watching the Sox Yankees game on Fox (Go Sox!) and filing some papers, including my most recent mortgage statement. I'm thankful that I was finally able to buy....

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Call me crazy.. but I'm calling a bottom! (money.cnn.com)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 24 Feb 2012  171 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/2 Now in some areas prices might still have 5% to 10% to go, but on the average, we're probably more or less at the bottom. Prices may move slightly...

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New Thread - "Former renters"
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 11 May 2013  Posted 7 years ago
For those of us who have taken the plunge, and want to give updates, good bad or otherwise. http://www.patrick.net/?Former

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Will Cyprus be a Lehman like event?
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 23 Mar 2013  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
If they do not secure the bail out will contagion follow? Will this be similar to the Fed's decision to no bail out Lehman... it had unintended consequences that rippled...

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Random Musings from ECBB
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 5 Mar 2013  14 comments, latest 8 years ago
In case anyone cares… I haven’t written much, but have been lurking. So on a rare day off I sit here on my new back porch (see photo below) –...

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The FULL cost of homeownership.
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 3 Nov 2011  80 comments, latest 8 years ago
Looking at numbers this morning. When you factor in: Mortgage Taxes Insurance Maintenance and Upkeep Heat Electric Water Sewer Landscaping Etc, et As compared to Rent Electric The difference is...

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East Coast Bubble Boys's Saga (How he got his first house)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 17 Nov 2012  25 comments, latest 8 years ago
Now that its finally come to its conclusion, I can give an overview of the saga as it pertains to my first home purchase. It all started in the summer...

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Hurricane Sandy
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 27 Oct 2012  81 comments, latest 8 years ago
Hopefuly all of us on the East Coast (myself included) are ready for this one. Keep safe y'all.

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Merry Christmas to All
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 24 Dec 2012  2 comments, latest 8 years ago
A few years back, I couldn't stand Christmas. I was lost in the commercialization of the holiday, annoyed how little people thought of each other, and was just a...

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Lack of pronouns and Bad grammar
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 11 Dec 2012  7 comments, latest 8 years ago
more and more find myself not using pronouns and truncating my senteces. Today's texting / internet / email has made it worse. can brly understnd myslf. It's like some new...

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Happy Birthday Jim!
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 8 Dec 2012  2 comments, latest 8 years ago
Jim Morrison, former front man of The Doors, would have been 69 today. VH1 classic has been running a whole bunch of Doors material all day. Still one of my...

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Realtor stole for sale signs (boston.com)
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 24 Nov 2012  6 comments, latest 8 years ago
http://www.boston.com/news/odd Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with stealing a competitor’s for sale signs from the front lawns of area homes. Police say 54-year-old Robert...

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Delinquency
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 19 Nov 2012  Posted 8 years ago
I know a few people who have tired for mortgage modifications, some more successful than others. Without exception, the first thing they are told is that you need to be...

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Summary of my close encounters in home buying
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 16 Nov 2012  Posted 8 years ago
It was a learning process the entire way. It all started back in 2001 when I was looking to buy a small condo. My longtime local credit union literally laughed...

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Cash Flow and Down Payments
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 2 Jul 2012  38 comments, latest 8 years ago
How much to put down? (I already know what I'm going to do, but it was an interesting exercise.) I found a house for a fair price (not great, but...

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Idea for Patrick
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 4 Oct 2012  23 comments, latest 8 years ago
Is there anyway you can have the author of a discussion EXCLUDE certain users from posting within it? For example If post a new thread but do not want [PICKYOURTROLL]...

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Goodnight and Good luck!
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 23 Sep 2012  41 comments, latest 8 years ago
Where have all the smart people gone? I used to read the forum daily for intelligent discussion and debate. Now, I don’t do that nearly as much – when I...

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why prices have bottomed and will slowly rise
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 30 Sep 2012  53 comments, latest 8 years ago
1) low interest rates 2) rising rents 3) unemployment, although high, has stabilized. 4) pent up demand 5) manipulation of housing stock.#housing

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I'm betting on a tie...
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 22 Sep 2012  Posted 8 years ago
Call me crazy, but I think its going to end in a tie, 269 electoral votes allotted to each candidate. (Presuming the electors ballot as intended)

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Random Musings
by EastCoastBubbleBoy on 25 Jul 2012  11 comments, latest 8 years ago
Random Musings Been doing a lot of thinking lately – forgive me if I ramble, but I always appreciate (most) of the comments from the pat.net crowd, as you guys...
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