hrhjuliet

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Dear Boomers,
by hrhjuliet on 25 Apr 2014  101 comments, latest 6 years ago
I was wondering if everyone over forty could please stop calling exorbitant home prices a "recovery," or hailing prices as "stabilized" only when prices are almost as high as the...

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New Format (31.media.tumblr.com)
by hrhjuliet on 20 Feb 2015  6 comments, latest 6 years ago
Wow, put on a Nutcracker, get busy with Christmas and then get swamped with the to-do list in the real world, haven't been on the computer, and *BAM* Patrick has...

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Bay Area Housing Market Slow Down (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
by hrhjuliet on 3 Jun 2014  54 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c Opinions? I own a home in the Bay myself, and I have a cousin still looking here. Should she wait on the sidelines?#housing

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Bay Area prices and everywhere else.
by hrhjuliet on 4 Jul 2014  8 comments, latest 6 years ago
The Bay Area is clearly a seller's market. What about everywhere else, like Oregon, Washington, and Utah? Market going up or down in the next few years, and why?

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Housing "recovery" is faltering. Housing affordability in the near future? (mobile.bloomberg.com)
by hrhjuliet on 22 Jun 2014  6 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/ne "The two-year-old U.S. housing recovery is faltering. The Mortgage Bankers Association yesterday lowered its forecast for combined new and existing home sales in 2014 to 5.28 million -- a...

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Funny video on Net Neutrality (gizmodo.com)
by hrhjuliet on 3 Jun 2014  Posted 6 years ago
http://gizmodo.com/the-fcc-get Great video on Net Neutrality. Everyone needs a good laugh on Pat.net! :-) If you feel like doing something about it, go to this site, select 14-28 "Protecting the...

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Housing "Recovery"
by hrhjuliet on 25 Apr 2014  60 comments, latest 6 years ago
Dear Boomers, I was wondering if everyone over forty could please stop calling exorbitant home prices a "recovery," or hailing prices as "stabilized" only when prices are almost as high...

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Nerd Real Estate (cnet.com)
by hrhjuliet on 25 Apr 2014  6 comments, latest 6 years ago
Oh no, I belong in Utah. ;-) http://www.cnet.com/news/want-

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Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth (theguardian.com)
by hrhjuliet on 18 Apr 2014  43 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.theguardian.com/mon The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as...

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Corrupted Capitalism and the Housing Crisis (acton.org)
by hrhjuliet on 18 Apr 2014  107 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.acton.org/pub/comme As Robert Bridges wrote in the Wall Street Journal last year, “we have put excessive emphasis on owner-occupied housing for social objectives, mistakenly relied on homebuilding for economic stimulus,...

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A Tribe of Bees
by hrhjuliet on 2 Apr 2014  14 comments, latest 6 years ago
That's right, picture a tribe of bees. Problem #1: Sociopaths and people with borderline personality disorders tend to be our leaders in most aspects of human life. This group is...

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Crisis in the housing market (npr.org)
by hrhjuliet on 31 Mar 2014  16 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.npr.org/series/1307 Even the mainstream media is debating the rather shifty and volatile housing market, and not even doing it half as well as we do here on Patrick.net Come on...

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Get rid of Fannie and Freedie (huffingtonpost.com)
by hrhjuliet on 17 Mar 2014  96 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Comment/post from Michael S.: "If you increase "affordability" you will increase demand. When demand increases then prices rise. When prices rise, affordability falls. Government backed loans don't help homebuyers,...

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Two powers, one country
by hrhjuliet on 20 Feb 2014  4 comments, latest 7 years ago
In honor of our presidents on this holiday week. “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by...

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Came across this thread from 2012. Good prediction
by hrhjuliet on 9 Feb 2014  51 comments, latest 7 years ago
bmwman91 Follow (3) Befriend (7) 40 threads 1,539 comments 6 12:36pm Sat 31 Mar 2012 Share Quote Permalink Like Dislike Delete I also think that this summer will be hot...

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Patrick readers, what steps should Americans take as interest rates rise? (ispyetf.com)
by hrhjuliet on 30 Jan 2014  43 comments, latest 7 years ago
What steps as active and informed citizens should we take to resolve the issues stated in this article? Also, what would you do if you were in charge? http://www.ispyetf.com/view_ar What...

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Why not protest prop 13? (latimes.com)
by hrhjuliet on 31 Jan 2014  16 comments, latest 7 years ago
Why don't people DEMAND attention to an issue they believe in? We still have that power... right? http://www.latimes.com/local/l

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US Assets are Falling in the Hands of Foreign Owners at Record Pace (ispyetf.com)
by hrhjuliet on 30 Jan 2014  6 comments, latest 7 years ago
Is there anything we can do as concerned citizens to reverse this trend? http://www.ispyetf.com/view_ar

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What if? (theonion.com)
by hrhjuliet on 19 Jan 2014  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://www.theonion.com/articl This article is funny and terribly dead on at the same time. What happens if the majority of "homeowners" can't ever pay off their loan in their lifetime? What...

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Foreign property rights
by hrhjuliet on 29 Dec 2013  59 comments, latest 7 years ago
I have a group of friends and colleagues working on a legislation to create limitations on foreigners buying American real estate. They are trying to raise awareness through posting on...

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When do you think the next real estate downturn will occur? Why?
by hrhjuliet on 28 Jul 2012  133 comments, latest 7 years ago
I've been following a lot of very knowledgeable people on Patrick.net for a long time. Patrick.net saved my family from buying during the bubble, so I tend to trust the...

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Best Portland neighbourhoods?
by hrhjuliet on 31 Dec 2012  14 comments, latest 8 years ago
Any suggestions on finding a good neighbourhood in Portland? A family friendly area with an artistic vibe would be ideal. Walkable to a co-op and some nice parks would be...

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Petition to the president (petitions.whitehouse.gov)
by hrhjuliet on 12 Feb 2013  2 comments, latest 8 years ago
Any ideas for a Patrick community petition? One based on Patrick's book? Something short and to the point, and nails the NAR and the banks for all their criminal activity?...

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Any opinions on anti-trust suit against NAR? (articles.marketwatch.com)
by hrhjuliet on 31 Dec 2012  4 comments, latest 8 years ago
http://articles.marketwatch.co MarketWatch) -- U.S. government antitrust authorities are planning to sue the National Association of Realtors, charging that its policies will illegally restrict discounting of sales commissions, The Wall Street...

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Here we go up again.
by hrhjuliet on 29 Mar 2012  24 comments, latest 8 years ago
With Facebook and other companies going public, when will this huge spike in prices end? 2016?

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Dropping in the Bay Area? When?
by hrhjuliet on 2 Sep 2012  1 comment, latest 8 years ago

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To buy, or not to buy...
by hrhjuliet on 29 Feb 2012  224 comments, latest 8 years ago
What do you all think? Wait out the Bay Area market a few more years? We have two kids, jobs here and we are renting a 500 square foot home....
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