Randy H

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Unity
by Randy H on 10 Aug 2006  274 comments, latest 4 years ago
The housing bubble brought us together. A few brave blogs like Patrick.net provided a forum where we were able to find others like ourselves: people who dared to question...

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As Predicted in 2006
by Randy H on 30 Jul 2012  61 comments, latest 7 years ago
This is from one of our discussion in 2006. There were topics on Patrick.net and in my own blog (capitalism2.org) which featured the [then new] Case Shiller method and a...

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Finally, a REAL alternative candidate (cthulhu2012.com)
by Randy H on 19 Jul 2012  6 comments, latest 7 years ago
"He" lost the bid in 2008, but is back in 2012 with a vengeance. Really, a vengeance. I'm most moved by the healthcare plan that promises to cost zero...

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Ridiculous Realtor Quotes (tinyurl.com)
by Randy H on 23 Apr 2007  392 comments, latest 8 years ago
As Suggested by Muggy: Post your most ridiculous realtor quotes. Even better if they're from the web and you can post a link. (It's a good chance to practice using...

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Whack-an-Author (capitalism2.org)
by Randy H on 21 Jun 2006  280 comments, latest 10 years ago
Here's your chance, have at it. The grumpiness level is rising. Longtime readers probably have sensed the subtle shift in discourse here at Patrick.net. We do have a lot...

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Bubblehead Roll Call
by Randy H on 26 Feb 2007  251 comments, latest 11 years ago
Fellow "Bubbleheads", let this thread be a periodic update on your own personal position in this Great Bubble cycle. No shame, no insults. I'll delete any comments that mock or...

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Barack Obama Wants to Reward FBs
by Randy H on 29 Aug 2007  271 comments, latest 11 years ago
I don't follow politics for myriad reasons. I know that pretty much every Congressman and every Presidential hopeful is falling all over themselves to buy as many votes as they...

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Impact of the Real-Estate Bubble BLOG (sfgate.com)
by Randy H on 3 Nov 2006  265 comments, latest 11 years ago
Patrick.net was featured in a SFGate.com article today. We all saw Ben Jones' blog featured in Business Week. According to author Carol Lloyd, NPR has been snooping around here...

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Houseowners Who Won’t Cut the Price (nytimes.com)
by Randy H on 25 Mar 2008  271 comments, latest 11 years ago
It's been quite a while since I authored any threads. I've been very busy lately and have fallen behind on most of my blogging. Damned need to make a...

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Get comfortable until Spring '08 (Bay Area)
by Randy H on 11 Sep 2007  262 comments, latest 12 years ago
I know other markets have already started correcting at a healthy clip. Others might even be nearing the end of the cycle. But much of coastal California, and especially the...

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Inflexion
by Randy H on 5 Aug 2007  276 comments, latest 12 years ago
I believe we are now at what will be seen as the inflexion point. It took a long time to get here, but the housing bubble is finally recognized as...

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...and now (your predictions welcome)
by Randy H on 12 Aug 2007  326 comments, latest 12 years ago
What do you think comes next. Let this stand as a record of your incredible intuition and insight. Or let it just be a scratch pad for your musings....

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Real Estate Roller Coaster (video.google.com)
by Randy H on 29 May 2007  88 comments, latest 12 years ago
"It never goes down", "it's always a good time to buy", "you're just paying someone else's mortgage", "rich dad poor dad", "renters are loosers [sic]", "San Francisco median is...

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DAiryQUeen (aka TheOtherSide, MarinaPrime, FakeP, FaceReality)
by Randy H on 22 May 2007  74 comments, latest 12 years ago
DAiryQUeen (DAQU), who also goes by various other infamous aliases around here, has been kind enough to share her Realtor(tm) mugshot with us. Though we may disagree with her...

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Someone Please Explain "Pocket Listings"
by Randy H on 11 Apr 2007  507 comments, latest 12 years ago
We've talked about so called "pocket listings" and the reasons this happens. But this is the first time I've witnessed one occurring first-hand, and I'm a bit confused. There's a...

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Coldwell Banker becomes first Realtor of "Virtual Real Estate" (coldwellbanker.com)
by Randy H on 24 Mar 2007  194 comments, latest 12 years ago
COLDWELL BANKER® ENTRANCE INTO SECOND LIFE® MAKES VIRTUAL HOMEOWNERSHIP EASIER FOR MILLIONS OF RESIDENTS Company Leads Real Estate Industry Into Virtual Future (link) This is in the give me...

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Mail in the Keys
by Randy H on 14 Mar 2007  264 comments, latest 12 years ago
This came up as a good sub-thread in the last: what are the rules regarding default, foreclosure, deficiency judgment and bankruptcy (mainly in California)? I'm starting this so our experts...

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SF Bay Area is Stubbornly Sticky (for now)410 (randolfe.typepad.com)
by Randy H on 5 Mar 2007  191 comments, latest 12 years ago
Something I posted on my blog SF Bay Area Housing Bubble Battle. The bottom line: The Bay Area has annoyingly and persistently sticky downwards house prices. Recent threads here have...

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Subprime!
by Randy H on 13 Mar 2007  331 comments, latest 12 years ago
Subprimes selling off again. Lots of pundits feigning astonishment that there might actually be a 2nd leg to the correction. Heaven forfend. I'm not a full time investment professional, just...

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SF Bay Area is Stubbornly Sticky (for now)409 (randolfe.typepad.com)
by Randy H on 5 Mar 2007  Posted 12 years ago
Something I posted on my blog ">SF Bay Area Housing Bubble Battle. The bottom line: The Bay Area has annoyingly and persistently sticky downwards house prices. Recent threads here have...

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A Spring Bounce will Test Your Resolve
by Randy H on 29 Jan 2007  101 comments, latest 12 years ago
I can already feel it coming. A "Spring Bounce". No matter that this bounce -- really more of a pause in the correction -- won't be they type of bounce...

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Pen a 'Silent Spring' Article
by Randy H on 4 Dec 2006  74 comments, latest 13 years ago
March 15, 2007 Experts Miffed as Housing Continues to Plunge San Francisco -- William Wilbur C.R. "Dick" stands in the entry of a prime piece of San Francisco real estate....

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Election '06
by Randy H on 7 Nov 2006  331 comments, latest 13 years ago
Election 2006 is underway. I'd like to ask for how people think the outcome will affect housing. But I know better, so ... have at it. I do request that...

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Unbanning Trolls: A town hall discussion
by Randy H on 1 Nov 2006  158 comments, latest 13 years ago
Removing the bans on former and current "Trolls" has been proposed and discussed a couple times recently. We've had calls to ban "Confused Renter" (CR), who may or may not...

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Mortgage Accelerator Programs: Bunk or Freedom?
by Randy H on 2 Nov 2006  156 comments, latest 13 years ago
Mortgage Accelerator Programs: Bunk or Freedom? Continuing the debate from the end of the last thread. (by Randy H on behalf of DinOR) DinOR will provide details of what exactly...

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Bouncing Dead Cats (en.wikipedia.org)
by Randy H on 23 Oct 2006  126 comments, latest 13 years ago
Plateau, pause, recovery, "bear trap"? Maybe it's just a good, old fashioned, "dead cat bounce". The technical reasons usually given for such false recoveries in equity markets have to...

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The Real Estate Experts Thread
by Randy H on 30 Sep 2006  122 comments, latest 13 years ago
I am not a professional in the real estate industry. Neither are the other regular authors. But, we have many regular commenters who are. And we probably have many more...

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Capitulation, Bottom, or Just Spin? (census.gov)
by Randy H on 27 Sep 2006  146 comments, latest 13 years ago
Today's US Dept of Housing and Urban Development stats on New Home Sales: Month-to-Month (unadjusted) National: +4.1% North East: +21.7% Midwest: +12.2% South: +11.1% West: -17.7% Year-on-Year (unadjusted as compared...

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State of the Landing
by Randy H on 15 Sep 2006  138 comments, latest 13 years ago
The mainstream media has called the housing bubble. "Frothy" markets around the country have weakened. Inventory rising. Houses not selling. Here and there, isolated sad stories about mean, terrible...

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Collateral Damage (randolfe.typepad.com)
by Randy H on 23 Aug 2006  166 comments, latest 13 years ago
We've been called JBRs (jealous bitter renters). Once hurled at us by genuine real estate bulls and trolls, the term has faded as our collective perspective has gained mainstream recognition....

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Generational Rivalry
by Randy H on 16 Aug 2006  196 comments, latest 13 years ago
I've always maintained that Gen-X, Gen-Y/Millenials and the infamous Boomers have more in common with one another than sets them apart. The true big divide is between the Silent...

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Inflation
by Randy H on 7 Aug 2006  91 comments, latest 13 years ago
No graphs. No charts. No equations. Just your comments. Today should be a good day to talk about inflation. It affects us all, like Death and Taxes. Randy H

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Some Indicators (randolfe.typepad.com)
by Randy H on 25 Jul 2006  197 comments, latest 13 years ago
Homebuilders not looking so good. An early indication of a sharp decline to come? A "hard landing" perhaps? Chart #1 is ITB: iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction Chart...

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CME Housing Futures: disappointment or impatience? (randolfe.typepad.com)
by Randy H on 10 Jul 2006  248 comments, latest 13 years ago
We anticipated the Chicago Mercantile Exchange housing futures and options for months before the market launched. We theorized and debated what impact this market would have on everything from...

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Dystopia (en.wikipedia.org)
by Randy H on 22 Jun 2006  228 comments, latest 13 years ago
Dystopia (or Distopia) is a future society that is the antithesis of utopia. This is an opportunity for your own brand of doom, gloom, dread, worry, or warning. We'll...

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Realtorsâ„¢ Using "Econ" to Push Overpriced Homes (econonews.net)
by Randy H on 2 Jun 2006  91 comments, latest 13 years ago
Charts and graphs and numbers, oh my! Increasingly, so-called "upscale" realtorsâ„¢ are using pre-packaged "market and economics" newsletters to push hesitant clients into buying. After all, with the mainstream...

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Lex on US Housing Market
by Randy H on 24 May 2006  187 comments, latest 13 years ago
Readers of the FT will be familiar with the (newly expanded) Lex Column. Today's featured an interesting little bit on US housebuilders, and its relation to the US housing...

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Has the zeitgeist turned? (sacramentolanding.blogspot.com)
by Randy H on 23 Apr 2006  66 comments, latest 13 years ago
"Property Values are Going Down, Down, Down" ...from the Sacramento Land(ing) blog. The article reads: A reader sent in a link to this Sacramento Craigslist ad: MARKET SOFT AND...

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The Global Property Boom: Danger and Delusion (news.ft.com)
by Randy H on 17 Apr 2006  271 comments, latest 13 years ago
Today's (Monday April 17, 2006) Financial Times features an in-depth treatment of the global housing market. The headline reads: The Global Property Boom Dangers of the Housing Market Delusion...

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The Time to Buy? (randolfe.typepad.com)
by Randy H on 1 Apr 2006  154 comments, latest 13 years ago
As the mainstream media continues to acknowledge the housing bubble for the bubble it is, we may be at, near or just past peak prices (for this cycle at least)....
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