RentingForHalfTheCost

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Pleasanton Joke Market (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 17 Feb 2014  18 comments, latest 5 years ago
Flippers trying to sell this place since Dec/12. What a bunch of idiots. My guess is everytime the bank does an appraisal the price comes up way shy of the...

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Only if there was a house for sale somewhere around here. (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 16 May 2014  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
Just only. http://www.redfin.com/city/171

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Idiot cash buyers (bloomberg.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 19 Feb 2014  2 comments, latest 5 years ago
Welcome to the world of stupid. Glad this is not my money going down the drain. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/

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Canada not free to join anymore (money.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 11 Feb 2014  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/1 The program allowed rich foreign investors to apply for permanent residency in Canada if they had a minimum net worth of 1.6 million Canadian dollars ($1.5 million) and invested...

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Bank now chasing a market of no buyers in a short sale. (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 1 Feb 2014  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Dubli

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Losing another 2300 home buyers. Dammit (wallstcheatsheet.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 26 Jan 2014  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
Many of these high paying jobs (assistant managers) are the people paying cash for the SFBA homes. My guess is they just use it as a 2nd home a few...

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Market dropping = rising Inventory
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 12 Dec 2013  19 comments, latest 6 years ago
Just watch what happens as we go through a much needed stock market correction. My hunch is it will lead to a spike in housing inventory. It is always amazing...

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Hope the flipper here didn't use hard money (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 5 Nov 2013  10 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pleas

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Blackhawk market dying (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 14 Oct 2013  32 comments, latest 6 years ago
75 days now and no bids. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Danvi Now the owner is trying to rent. http://sfbay.en.craigslist.org It'll be interesting to see how long before the price drops. I doubt there are...

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More proof that rising interest rates have no effect on housing (bloomberg.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 3 Oct 2013  2 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ Single-family home starts are expected to be 629,000 this year, lower than an April estimate of 672,000, the Washington-based group said in a report today. In 2014, the total...

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The new sellers dilemma (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 29 Sep 2013  Posted 6 years ago
- List - accept offer (from the 20 above list) - offer falls through - relist for reduced price http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pleas

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And the picture gets crowded! So much for an inventory problem. (tinyurl.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 20 Sep 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://tinyurl.com/l5dgzsj

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Danville-Blackhawk for sale! (tinyurl.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 12 Sep 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
I drove through Blackhawk today to visit a friend. I was floored by all the forsale signs. Normally, this place has hardly anything forsale, now it seems like every 3rd...

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Job losses increase dramatically in August (money.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 6 Sep 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/0 The NAR will say this is a positive for housing. Gives people more time to shop around, visit the open houses. Also, people without jobs are less stressed and...

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Reviewing the stupidity
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 25 Feb 2012  8 comments, latest 6 years ago
One of my enjoyments is going back and looking at videos that predicted things that never really happened. Here it is the "Second surge". Sounds exciting, like something from a...

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Sellers are starting to feel it! Down down down (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 30 Aug 2013  38 comments, latest 6 years ago
519..499..485..475.. is there any buyer out there??? http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pleas

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Look out belooooowwwwww. Builders are falling fast (finance.yahoo.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 4 Sep 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta? Tell them you heard it here first. Great stock to short. No good news on the radar. The builder bulls will try to convince you the bad is not...

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Lose 70K in 2 months! (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 13 Aug 2013  112 comments, latest 6 years ago
If you bought this for the list price of 730K on June 27th, you would be out 70K now. Maybe more because even at 660K it probably won't move. Oh,...

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Real Estate Appreciation = Income appreciation! I get it now (economy.money.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 25 Aug 2013  Posted 6 years ago
I wasn't following the proper formula, it is obvious now that we are not in a Real Estate bubble again. Incomes are on the rise and people are flush with...

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Price this Pleasanton rental! (sfbay.craigslist.org)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 13 Aug 2013  15 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eb How much would it sell for? $200/sqft? $300/sqft? more? Is ownership cheaper here? You do the math.

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Here come the rentals!
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 8 Aug 2013  77 comments, latest 6 years ago
Getting more and more crowded out there in landlordville. This is only the beginning.

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But But But Housing is the only game, you must BUY! (finance.yahoo.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 16 May 2013  74 comments, latest 6 years ago
I can't help but realize that in the last few months my equity investments have jumped savagely on increased earnings. While Realtors are hoping that housing is going to continue...

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So long, nice knowing you, well some of you.
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 28 May 2013  13 comments, latest 6 years ago
I may drop back in a couple years and I'm sure I'll see the same pissing matches around here, with so many morons thinking they know the future. This site...

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Roberto doesn't even live in Phoenix!
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 27 May 2013  22 comments, latest 6 years ago
I just meet someone at a party that knows Roberto first hand. He let me in on some details that are quite hilarious. Roberto is a high school dropout and...

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Phoenix is on Fire! (247wallst.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 14 May 2012  10 comments, latest 6 years ago
Doesn't someone around here keep barking about how Phoenix real estate is appreciating? We might already have proof of multi-universes for the string theory folks right on this site. Below...

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Detroit - it'll get worse before it gets better (money.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 13 May 2013  3 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/1 The city has effectively exhausted its ability to borrow," he writes in the report, adding that the city "is clearly insolvent." To avoid running out of cash before the...

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Exit! Stage Left (finance.fortune.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 10 May 2013  41 comments, latest 6 years ago
I might be on this list in a couple years if nothing gets done to fix this economy. So far, it is all a bunch of smoke and mirrors. http://finance.fortune.cnn.com

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I predict a huge inventory of rentals in the spring!
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 13 Feb 2013  31 comments, latest 6 years ago
I can see the inventory already rising in my area of interest. Lots of 3+ bedrooms between 2k-3K for rent in Pleasanton/Dublin/San Ramon. Two months ago this search turned up...

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American to Lose Everything (moneymorning.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 26 Apr 2013  21 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://moneymorning.com/ob-art A record breaking stock market is distorting a frightening reality: The U.S. is being eaten alive by a horrific cancer that will ultimately destroy the economy and impoverish the...

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Damn you Canada, why do you have to be so boring! (theglobeandmail.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 12 Mar 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://www.theglobeandmail.com Canadians shouldnt get too wound up by the idea that a housing-market slowdown will erode the value of perhaps their biggest investment asset. On the other hand, they shouldnt...

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4.125% what a joke. The home owner can get 3.5% and save even more! (finance.fortune.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 28 Feb 2013  3 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com If someone called me offering 4.125% I'd just hang up. They are just being mean to me. It would take you no time at all hunting around for a...

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Groupon employees out of the housing market. Lucky if they stay employeed (blogs.wsj.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 27 Feb 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/20 Groupon swung to an unexpected loss of 12 cents per share, when analysts were expecting a loss of 2 cents per share on revenue of almost $640 million, according...

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Ruby Hills - Pleasanton is FORSALE!
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 21 Feb 2013  4 comments, latest 6 years ago
A few months ago there was about 3 houses for sale in this 1%er subdivision. Seems like everyone is heading for the exits. I bike around this area and it...

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Price this rental! (livelovely.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 4 Feb 2013  25 comments, latest 6 years ago
Now is your chance to back up the owning is cheaper claims. Looking at the rent-vs-buy calculator with basic assumptions this place should sell for 600-650K to be on par...

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Florida is forsale! (movoto.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 4 Dec 2012  3 comments, latest 7 years ago
I have a vision of eventually buying a beach condo in Florida for my parents one day. Every now and then I get the urge to check out some places....

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What? Better to Rent in San Francisco? Who would have thought. Pure Genius. (money.cnn.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 6 Sep 2012  18 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/r I guess all that effort towards improving the national math scores is starting to pay off. ;) Limited land and an influx of well-paid tech workers has helped to...

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Summer is now also not a good time to sell. When is then? (movoto.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 13 Aug 2012  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
And so it goes. In the face of all the multiple cash only bids, there lives houses that must hit the "reduced" button over and over just to get a...

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2 weeks to find a new Rental!
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 6 Jun 2012  74 comments, latest 7 years ago
So, the most feared event happened to me as a renter. The worst thing that could happening in the world. It has been talked about here in arguments why you...

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NO NEED FOR OPEN HOUSE. (redfin.com)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 15 May 2012  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
I love the realtor talk here. I think what they are saying is "I am not holding another open house for this Mother, it has been almost 3 years and...

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Rents are rising in the BA. Yah right! (sfbay.craigslist.org)
by RentingForHalfTheCost on 7 May 2012  31 comments, latest 7 years ago
I have been living here since 1997 and always interested in renting in Palo Alto. I have never ever been able to find a decent rental value. Well, guess what?...
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