Where to find real non biased lap top reviews?
on 13 Aug 2015
10 comments, latest 7 years ago
Is there anywhere nowadays to find non paid, non shill, non company sponsored reviews of products? I know amazon reviews are probably hugely gamed by paid reviewers, shills, bots and...
I just bought a house and it will cost half as much to own vs rent same house
on 12 Oct 2012
478 comments, latest 9 years ago
I hope this is a real world math lesson for some of the 'should I buy now' crowd. Its a tough decision. Price: 875k $ Financed: 700k Loan: 5/1 Interest...
Home prices still 50% too low in Bay Area - rent STILL cost twice the mortgage.
on 28 Mar 2013
157 comments, latest 9 years ago
So my friend is moving up there with his tech job. (they moved the factory workers to china, moved R&D/management to bay area. nice huh!). I ran the numbers and...
New real estate bubble firmly in place. Lets share tips.
on 6 Mar 2013
70 comments, latest 9 years ago
In all of coastal cali Multiple offers are now the norm for the under 800k or so market. Bay area especially. I read an article (sorry cant link it on...
Norris Group predicts 20% increase for 2013
on 13 Dec 2012
104 comments, latest 9 years ago
http://www.thenorrisgroup.com/ If you never heard of these guys you are not a RE investor in CA. They are medium sized flippers/hard money lenders. They put $ where mouth is. You...
Redfin says prices up 5% YoY
on 15 Oct 2012
28 comments, latest 10 years ago
http://www.prnewswire.com/news I have memories of watching prices go up for yearssss at at time. 1997 to 2006 locally. Not sure how long prices will go up but they are going...
Redfin says phoenix prices up 31% YOY
on 17 Sep 2012
16 comments, latest 10 years ago
http://www.housingwire.com/con The bubble bus is going back up hill. It could be a good time to get onboard or wait 12 years for next down cycle to buy at 'the...
BuyingForHalfTheCostOfRenting! Trulia says its 45% cheaper to buy now!
on 13 Sep 2012
21 comments, latest 10 years ago
http://www.housingwire.com/new It's more affordable to buy a home than to rent in the 100 largest metros in the nation. That's the case if you plan to stay in the home...
Remember iTulip.com? They predicted a 15 years of price declines....in 2005. So far spot on!
on 7 Jun 2011
30 comments, latest 10 years ago
http://www.itulip.com/housingb I read that page in 2005 and it was scary to contemplate what it means. (I think those guys predicted the dot com crash as thier claim to fame...
Romney wants to scale back/eliminate HUD,S-8,Tax Write offs for RE
on 3 May 2012
3 comments, latest 10 years ago
I hope he would eliminate the Mortage Interest Deduction. It appears housing perma bears SHOULD ALL VOTE FOR ROMNEY to further crash prices. http://thinkprogress.org/econo How will patrick vote? (im voting...
Get a Good Deal On A Short Sale -ideas for buying in a rigged closed market
on 17 Feb 2012
6 comments, latest 10 years ago
Lets call this 'PockyClipsNow Strategic Buying- (short sale method)' 1. find a trustworthy agent (good luck!) or at least a hungry one (ez!) 2. send them addresses of homes you...
Time to revist iTulip.com 2005 HB predictions.(15-20 years to bottom!)
on 3 Jan 2012
1 comment, latest 10 years ago
http://www.itulip.com/housingb They called the top in 2005 (which is a year earlier than CA top of 2006, other areas like FL probably peaked in 05). They also predicted a return...
Will this work?:Buy home,quit job, get 2%/5 yr loan mod,get better job,winning!
on 19 Dec 2011
6 comments, latest 10 years ago
Lets call it a 'Strategic Loan Mod'. I'm sure its a common as pie during this mess. Certainly this seems like what is happening even if you 'are laid off'...
If you are going to Default/Walkaway/Let it Foreclose WITHOUT a bankruptcy....Time is running out! Tax forgiveness on unpaid debt expires in 2012.
on 28 Jun 2011
28 comments, latest 11 years ago
Any debt that is 'defaulted on' is normally counted by the IRS as 'taxable income' UNLESS you go BK - per the IRS. UNLESS YOU DO IT BY 2012. If...