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Where to find real non biased lap top reviews?
on 13 Aug 2015
, latest 6 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...
Home prices still 50% too low in Bay Area - rent STILL cost twice the mortgage.
on 28 Mar 2013
, 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
, 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
, 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
, latest 9 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...
I just bought a house and it will cost half as much to own vs rent same house
on 12 Oct 2012
, latest 8 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...
Redfin says phoenix prices up 31% YOY
on 17 Sep 2012
, latest 9 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
, latest 9 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...
Romney wants to scale back/eliminate HUD,S-8,Tax Write offs for RE
on 3 May 2012
, 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...
Now They are Doing Federal Loan Mods for LandLords
on 6 Mar 2012
Posted 10 years ago http://www.calculatedriskblog. I predict eventually through the varying and numerous federal programs from HUD,Phoney,Fraudie,FHA,HAMP,TA moratoriums, giveaways, money printing and bailouts housing will be permanently 'broken' by too much government meddleing. A...
Get a Good Deal On A Short Sale -ideas for buying in a rigged closed market
on 17 Feb 2012
, 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
, 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
, 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'...
Remember iTulip.com? They predicted a 15 years of price declines....in 2005. So far spot on!
on 7 Jun 2011
, 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...