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  1. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    1   8:23pm Tue 21 Feb 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (26)   Dislike   Delete  

    If you put enough arm into it, any dead cat will bounce, even appearing lively for a moment as it leaves the sidewalk.

    When an entire industry is vested in making the dead cat appear convincingly vital, really anything can happen for a month or two.

    When the whole federal government has thrown everything it and the Wall Street psychopaths can muster to keep the bubble inflated, the cat may even blink momentarily.

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    2   11:46pm Thu 7 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (18)   Dislike   Delete  

    robertoaribas says

    Sorry, but that is actually going to be positive for home prices.

    And therefore positive for everyone that actually works a job that does this weird thing involving productivity?

    I don't see how anyone can spin Wall Street buying-up swaths of residential properties as a positive thing. You have said repeatedly that you don't care what the paper-value of your rental empire is, so surely you aren't rooting for valuation increases. These are the same Wall Street psychopaths that held a gun to the collective heads of all pensioners in the US in order to get the US taxpayer to pay for their gambling tab a few short years ago. These psychopathic entities should have been burned to the damn ground, not paid to receive a hand-job from the taxpayers then then handed the keys to become those same taxpayers' landlord.

    All I hope is that we manage to get another FDR at the helm to gut these vampiric entities. If we don't, it'll be pitchforks and AR15's from people that have had enough, but I don't want to see that. It's too bad that the mentally unstable folks with guns are running around shooting up schools. If they directed their ire at board rooms on Wall Street, we'd be naming national holidays after them someday.

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    “There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning.

    ~ Warren Buffett

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    4   9:05am Thu 13 Oct 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (16)   Dislike   Protected  

    Most of the "leftists" on patnet would have been considered right wing Republicans 50 years ago.

    I own a business, have employees, own handguns, and advocate core family values. I'm very much against communism and socialism, I don't believe in no-fault divorce, I cheered when Bin Laden was executed, I want stronger border controls, and I don't believe in affirmative action or special rights for minority interest groups.

    Apparently that makes me an extreme leftist. Why? Because I think raising taxes on rich people to a fraction of what they were under Reagan is a good idea.

    We don't really have left and right in this country anymore. We have constitutionalists who still respect the American government, and we have borderline fascists who want to tear it apart.

  5. Patrick


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    5   7:49pm Thu 20 Oct 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (15)   Dislike   Delete  

    True, Prop 13 is starving the schools, but people who bought recently do pay a reasonable property tax rate. So a parcel tax on top of that is unfair to them.

    The real problem is that Prop 13

    * lets businesses get away with paying almost no property tax, forever
    * lets landlords rake in rent and pay nearly none of the cost of police, fire, etc
    * lets the elderly pass on their ultra-low property tax rate to rich children, forever
    * lets the very rich avoid property tax, since Prop 13 has no means test at all

    What was supposed to protect poor old people ended up protecting the ultra-rich, landlords, and corporations. Of course the people who created Prop 13 knew that all along.

  6. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    6   11:02am Thu 16 Feb 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (15)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    There were never any offers.

    Be sure to call the abutting neighbors to this shit house and tell them the thing is a termite nest and should be burned to the ground.

    Then call the realfucktard and ask what she did that was so impressive that her pimp let her keep his car.

  7. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    7   4:19pm Tue 19 Mar 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (14)   Dislike   Delete  

    There is no reason a townhouse in Stockton should not be worth $2 million by this time next year.

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    8   10:11pm Wed 26 Sep 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (14)   Dislike   Delete  

    Hey, Allah!

    Suck my dick!

    Asshole!

  9. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    9   7:48pm Sat 23 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (14)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Die, Boomer fucks, fucking Die and take the banksters and Realtor®s with you to hell!

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    10   7:24pm Sat 16 Nov 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Everyone on this blog is a dipshit. Except me, who bought condos and homes in Phoenix at drop dead low prices.
    I am the smartest investor you will ever meet. You are the moron loser that didn't buy homes in Phoenix.

    Me: the super duper star investor. You: the mouth-breathing moron that isn't me.

    I will keep reminding you of my great investment decisions, over and over and over again, in case you forget how great I am.

    Well, here is one of my greatest deals: I bought a van near the river for $100, did $25 work on it and a family of 4 is living in it now for $100/month. Try to learn from my success!

    I am not worried.
    Everything will be fine...

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    11   1:52pm Thu 10 Oct 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    The U.S. government doesn't represent Americans. It represents corporations. And corporate approval of Congress is high.

    Big business, not the citizen, is the boss of Congress and the White House.

  12. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    12   4:40am Thu 18 Jul 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike   Delete  

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    If you put enough arm into it, any dead cat will bounce, even appearing lively for a moment as it leaves the sidewalk.

    When an entire industry is vested in making the dead cat appear convincingly vital, really anything can happen for a month or two.

    When the whole federal government has thrown everything it and the Wall Street psychopaths can muster to keep the bubble inflated, the cat may even blink momentarily.

    You know it.

    I know it.

    The market is fucking toast.

    The cleansing Cannibal Anarchy is inevitable.

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    13   6:12pm Sat 26 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    The Federal Reserve should not exist.

    The idea that we can trust a cabal of bankers to manipulate the currency in the public interest is laughable.

  14. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    14   5:03pm Sun 29 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike   Delete  

    The poor refuse to become rich or to commit suicide.

    Why do they hate Freedom?

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    15   11:34am Sat 28 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike   Delete  

    There is something seriously wrong with the Realtor® code of "ethics" when an agent can get fired simply for giving his honest and very humorous opinion.

    The NAR says it's "ethical" to publicly say only things which lead to commissions, but it's "unethical" to say anything in public which might prevent a commission.

    Why would you want anyone with such bogus "ethics" representing you? I'd much rather have a really honest guy like Tom Stone!

    Maybe I will create a "Secret Agent" system where agents can write anonymous reviews of open houses, and if you like their style, you can hire them by the hour for real advice. Should I do it?

  16. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    16   2:45pm Wed 29 Feb 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Plant potatoes and teach the family hand to hand combat skills.

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    17   3:01pm Mon 23 Jan 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (13)   Dislike   Delete  

    To be rich is to control the labor of other people. To be rich is to have other people serve you. Everything else is an abstraction that obscures the fundamantal division into masters and servants.

    If you just think about that for a minute, it becomes obvious that we cannot all be rich. Who then would be the servants? No matter how hard we all work, no matter how smart we all may be, it is mathematically impossible for everyone to to be rich.

    So if we're going to have rich people (and I think we should have some) the question becomes this: What is the proper qualification for being rich? Here are your choices:

    1. Being born into wealth and accumulating more via your mere ownership of assets.
    2. Personally creating useful products and services.

    If you agree that number two is the answer, that argues strongly for high inheritance taxes, and high taxes on unearned income from mere ownership, and low taxes on actual work.

    There are some other options though, by thinking beyond national boundaries:

    3. Importing people from Africa and making them your hereditary slaves.
    4. Exporting work to poor countries, the way the US is doing with China.

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    18   9:48pm Tue 6 Aug 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (12)   Dislike   Delete  

    Phoenix isn't imploding yet, that's all that matters. Any mention of increasing inventory elsewhere can be ignored.
    Phoenix still has steady inventory and homes are selling.

    Phoenix is the best place on earth to live. Everyone wants to live there. Just look at all the people (investors) buying homes?

    We can all relax now, as long as Phoenix is doing well.

    Everything is fine. No worries. Nothing bad could or will happen. All the money invested wasn't a mistake.

    Like I said, everything is fine. Best go for another bike ride in that wonderful, glorious place called Phoenix. The best place on earth to live.

    Everything is fine.

    No worries...

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    Ah what happened? I thought all of the investors were buying up all of the houses, rather than letting them fall back into affordability. Although the "Investor Class" got sweet deals, that were not offered to FHA approved buyers. Often as much as 100K difference in price. (but that's another rant).

    These self serving sc*mbags thought they were so smart to buy up all of the single family homes in lower income neighborhoods. They thought they would have it easy, and those people would rent from them, for what ever rent they charged.

    Well as it turns out, about $500 or $600 a month, or what a typical mortgage would have been for them if the investors didn't intervene, is all they can afford for housing. So they are either homeless or more family members are condensing them selves into fewer housing units.

    To all of you investors out there just barely hanging on right now, I want to extend a hardy heart felt...

    HA HA!

    So now these investors can't sell these houses for a $100K mark up, because Big Mama still owns her house outright. Big Mama's house is just across the street, and her 32 year old son Ray Ray likes to hang out on door stoop sitting on a milk crate, so every time a potential buy rides by, they get one look at Coolio, and just keep going.

    Sorry Charlie.

  20. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    20   2:34pm Wed 10 Apr 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (12)   Dislike   Delete  

    I was raised by wild dogs and put myself through embalming school as a contract arsonist and have developed a highly successful business embalming and stuffing women and children that oligarchs hunt and kill in third-world nations as sport to display at their estates for the amusement of their oligarch friends. Blow me, America!

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