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Registered Dec 29, 2009
Hysteresis's most recent comments:
- On 20 May 2013
Signs of new housing bubble in several areas,
s&p 500 is up 17% ytd. many asset classes are up a lot this year.
over the last few years, the US stock market was a better investment than the (total) US RE market. from 2000 to 2007 the opposite was true. things are cyclical and every asset class has it's day in the sun.
over the very long term equities have been a better investment than RE.
- On 10 May 2013
Are the Benefits of Wheatgrass Shots for Real?,
1. once you stop eating processed foods, eating mostly organic, lowered your sugar , fat and salt intake, only then does it make sense to talk about consuming wheatgrass.
2. if you've stopped eating crap, then you're a lot more healthy than the typical american and eating wheatgrass isn't going to make much difference (if it makes any difference at all).
asking the benefits of wheatgrass is like asking if a raindrop falling into the ocean makes the tides move.
the best-case answer is yes, but only on a microscopic scale. similarly, wheatgrass isn't going to make any difference if the rest of your diet is crap and you don't exercise regularly
wheatgrass is a get-rich scheme (the guy selling it makes good money). the buyer feels better about themselves even though their health hasn't improved.
win-win (as long as the buyer remains ignorant).
- On 7 May 2013
bmwman91's Buying Adventure Log,
1. you guys are a gauge of the market. reasonable people buying reasonable prices is better than a market where people have more money than brains. this is just a squishy make-me-feel-better data point.
2. this doesn't drive my purchase decision. i know my price and am just waiting to find a house at my price.
3. i'm not worried about buying in any market. if the price is right, the price is right. if it's not i wait. there's no emotion or second guessing involved. my strategy is fairly mechanical.
4. i concede my strategy may have priced me out of today's RE market, but that's only because my rent is so cheap relative to house prices. if my rent doubled, then it would be an easy decision to buy.