San Jose, CA
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Registered Feb 22, 2010
Gragorin's most recent comments:
- On 25 Sep 2013
How do you know when it's time to drop the price of your home?,
Ouch, as someone who was just outbid by over $100K on a house that was listed for under $400K, that hits a nerve. It was an all cash offer that was about $125k over asking.
Average people of average means who want to buy a first home really have no chance in this market at all it seems. You either have to buy a piece of junk that nobody wants or you go into the higher market close to $1mil. Either way, your screwed.
- On 24 Aug 2013
FHA Loan Applications Plummet 49% in June,
Not so much that but people are giving up in the high cost areas. I know I've been searching in SJ for awhile now and wanting to spend only about 2.5x my income and I've been outbid by all cash offers with no contingencies/ no inspections for as much as $100k over asking and even $25k below asking. It's just murder out there and quite disheartening for a fiscally responsible SINK kinda guy.
- On 19 Jul 2013
Bay Area rents soaring,
New Renter says
I was hit with an 8% increase last year in my complex. I just got another letter last week that said they were raising my rent another 8% this year and doubling all other fees like pet rent, garage spaces and stuff. This on top of the month to month premium increasing from 200 to 400 extra per month.
I really gotta get out of this complex but housing is just too fubar'd for me to purchase anything unless I was to eat top ramen every meal to buy a 500k "teardown" property.
That does suck. The only option is to relocate to a cheaper area. Is this an option for you?
It's not really feasible for me to move really for a couple of reasons. I'm in the medical field so it would be very easy for me to find a job anywhere in the US BUT I'm already vested in my pension so I don't want to change employers and start over.
I could always move over the hill or to the east bay / Central Valley but I like this area and want to keep a short commute.
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