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Anyone else sad about the changes to this site?
by bg on 19 Jan 2015  1 comment, latest 5 years ago
All about SF Tech companies?? This is so depressing. Is there a post explaining all of this somewhere?

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Unaffordable housing leads to "Elderly migrant workers" (rawstory.com)
by bg on 31 Aug 2014  4 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201 In a must-read article in the current issue of Harper’s magazine, journalist Jessica Bruder, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, adds a new phrase to America’s...

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Reverse mortgages?
by bg on 9 Aug 2014  26 comments, latest 5 years ago
How have the rates of reverse mortgages changed over time? What would that tell us about the health of the housing market? Just more houses that the banks own as...

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Depressing conversation with a local realtor
by bg on 13 May 2014  17 comments, latest 5 years ago
We had bid on a house with a realtor in town last fall. She was telling me today how the market is stronger than ever. She said that people are...

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Why has this house gone pending three times? (redfin.com)
by bg on 23 Apr 2014  10 comments, latest 5 years ago
Why do you think this house has been pending three different times? Why would that be? Why is that blue tape over the toilet? http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif

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Funny quote for Roberta
by bg on 26 Feb 2014  2 comments, latest 5 years ago
In Heaven, the schools are from Massachusetts, the weather is from California, and the government is from Vermont. In Hell, the schools are from Arizona, the weather is from Arizona,...

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SF population booming (sfexaminer.com)
by bg on 29 Dec 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanf Could it be that the population of the state is shrinking, but the population of Bay Area is growing?

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Considering buying - how to bid?
by bg on 18 Oct 2013  23 comments, latest 6 years ago
So, for the first time, I am seriously considering purchasing a house in the Bay Area. The problem is this market and the price. So the house sold 16 months...

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It is not about the nail (youtube.com)
by bg on 14 Jun 2013  4 comments, latest 6 years ago
I don't think this is about males and females. It is human nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?

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Selecting a good investment advisor
by bg on 20 May 2013  13 comments, latest 6 years ago
I would like to find a good investment advisor in Norcal. I really don't have great ideas about how to do this. I talked to someone at Fidelity, but they...

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Selecting a mutual fund or ETF
by bg on 20 May 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
I have a TSP account that I invest in the 2040 target date fund. I also have a Roth and a brokerage account that are not connected to my TSP....

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1279 Alicante, Pacifica, CA, 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 6 May 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif This house was a jigsaw puzzle. I mean seriously pieced together. A small house on top. Several added rooms downstairs. A balcony with three levels out of a Harry...

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925 Oddstad Bl, Pacifica CA, 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 14 Apr 2013  6 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif I have to say that I really loved this house. EVERYTHING in it was original. Apparently it is owned by an older woman who is now selling. I mean...

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823 Montezuma Drive (redfin.com)
by bg on 14 Apr 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif When I saw the post that @Remington put up for 185 Shell, I had to blink twice to make sure that we hadn't been in the same house, but...

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1637 Higgins Way, Pacifica, CA 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 14 Apr 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif This was a fun one to go see. Located on the side of a hill on practically a one lane, dead-end street. Those things were OK so long as...

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449 Roberts Road D-1 (redfin.com)
by bg on 24 Mar 2013  6 comments, latest 6 years ago
Saw the open house sign for this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo today. It was built in about 1981. Agent had run out of flyers, but said that it was...

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1230 TERRA NOVA Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 3 Feb 2013  7 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif I stopped in this open house yesterday afternoon. The condo was nice enough. Three bedrooms that were big for an apartment, but small for a house.. The carpet was...

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What happens to Walmart when people run out of money? (businessinsider.com)
by bg on 16 Feb 2013  48 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.businessinsider.com Wal-Mart shoppers are the barometer of the U.S. consumer, and these emails reflect common sense about customers," Sozzi told us. "The consumer isn't mentally or physically ready to spend...

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1249 Oddstad, Pacifica, CA 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 3 Feb 2013  9 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif We stopped in this open house yesterday. It was a really nice house. The agent was nice, not pushy. There were a couple of odd things about the layout....

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6827 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214 (redfin.com)
by bg on 22 Jan 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/TX/Dalla It looks like Laura Ashley barfed all over this house. I have to admit I didn't go to an open house here. I was just looking at houses near...

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Personal finance suggestions
by bg on 16 Jun 2012  45 comments, latest 6 years ago
I am needing some suggestions about how to educate myself to be a better investor. I have read a lot of basic stuff on personal finance. I am needing to...

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Why is there corn in your coke?
by bg on 12 Dec 2012  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
Although these government policies actually cost Americans approximately $3 billion each year, the laws remain. The law benefits one group of people (farmers) at the expense of another group...

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If you like Patrick's book/ideas, say so on Amazon
by bg on 14 Nov 2012  12 comments, latest 7 years ago
I was talking to my husband about how I really would like to see Patrick make a living on his ideas. He was saying that authors in the fitness industry...

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317 Magellan, Pacifica (redfin.com)
by bg on 12 Nov 2012  Posted 7 years ago
We went to this one after seeing the house on 378 Heathcliff, so by comparison it looked a little better. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif There were a few notable things about the house....

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348 Heathcliff (redfin.com)
by bg on 12 Nov 2012  Posted 7 years ago
I toured the scariest house today. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif It is big for the area. This house is set up as a boarding house. Something like 6 unwarranted bedrooms, two bizarre kitchens....

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491 Andover Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 10 Nov 2012  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
Is the realtor trying to buy this? Why would they post such terrible photos and describe it as a "fixer-upper". It looks to me like they are trying to make...

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404 Inverness, Pacifica, CA 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 13 Oct 2012  Posted 7 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif This was a surprisingly cute house. I had never been in one of the Cape Cod style houses in Pacifica. I really liked it better than the cookie cutter...

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432 Fremont, Pacifica, CA 94044 (redfin.com)
by bg on 13 Oct 2012  Posted 7 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pacif This was one of the nicer houses I have visited in Pacifica. Wood floors, reasonable sized rooms, large sky lights, attractive stone work on the front porch, nicely landscaped...

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Cannot afford a 350,000 dollar house on 75,000 income (mybudget360.com)
by bg on 9 Oct 2012  17 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://www.mybudget360.com/you My apologies if this is a duplication. I didn't think I had seen it go by. You would think that before people make the largest financial decision in their...

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The story of stuff
by bg on 5 Aug 2012  1 comment, latest 7 years ago

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1347 Redwood Way, Pacifica, CA, 94044 (trulia.com)
by bg on 14 Apr 2012  Posted 7 years ago
http://www.trulia.com/property Very small, plain home. The downstairs office with the shelving is at the bottom of a steep, narrow stairway. Small window in that room that was a little dark....

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6012 Sequoia, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (redfin.com)
by bg on 1 Apr 2012  7 comments, latest 7 years ago
I snuck into this house as a realtor had the door open with a large family viewing the house. I have to say this was a really pretty house Clean...

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Take the Money and Run for Office (thisamericanlife.org)
by bg on 3 Apr 2012  Posted 7 years ago
My apologies if this has already made the rounds here. I typically stick to real estate forum. I did a quick search and didn't see a previous submission. http://www.thisamericanlife.or

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4675 Brannigan, Dublin CA (redfin.com)
by bg on 1 Apr 2012  Posted 7 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/DUBLI This home is located at the edge of an ocean of very similar homes. I guess you could call them "row houses" for lack of a better description. It...

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6237 Wade Ct.
by bg on 1 Apr 2012  Posted 7 years ago
This was the most interesting open house I have ever been to. It was filthy. There was crap strewn all over the place. I could have made a tremendous improvement...

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Clinical Vs. Actuarial prediction (google.com)
by bg on 18 Mar 2012  3 comments, latest 7 years ago
I love reading this site. This morning I was thinking about how some of the discussions remind me of a debate from psychology. There is a great book by Robyn...

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1344 Madera, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (zillow.com)
by bg on 24 Feb 2012  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://www.zillow.com/homedeta Sold for 317k in 2009. Now it seems they have lost their minds! A flipper who never read the news that the housing bubble was over?#housing

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311 Gardenside Ave, South San Francisco 94080 (realtor.com)
by bg on 21 Feb 2012  18 comments, latest 7 years ago
Our tax accountant raised this issue of us buying a home. She sent us a link to this house on her street and I think she would like us an...

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235 Lakeshire Dr, Daly City, CA (redfin.com)
by bg on 22 Feb 2012  7 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://www.redfin.com/CA/Daly- This house looks like it foreclosed for 355 in January and is not for sale at 382 and needs a little "TLC". What is the rational for listing higher...

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So, I need some help figuring out what to do with the money I save
by bg on 16 Nov 2011  24 comments, latest 8 years ago
I have done a great job staying out of debt. I make a pretty good salary. I need to turn up my saving rate a bit AND figure out what...
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