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Under Contract (again) for a House...
by joshuatrio on 1 Aug 2016  12 comments, latest 3 years ago
Alright, so I think we found a place that pencils out. We're in our 10 day due diligence period and I'd like to get some objective feedback. The house: two...

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Hillary Sinking Fast - Trump up 7.3% ! (latimes.com)
by joshuatrio on 28 Jul 2016  2 comments, latest 3 years ago
From the LA Times. Read it and weep libs. http://www.latimes.com/politic

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You can keep your doctor too... Another bailout! (thefiscaltimes.com)
by joshuatrio on 30 Jun 2016  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
"Insurers helped cheerlead the creation of Obamacare, with plenty of encouragement – and pressure – from Democrats and the Obama administration. As long as the Affordable Care Act included an...

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Turkey Airport Bombing - Ban Guns? (rt.com)
by joshuatrio on 28 Jun 2016  41 comments, latest 3 years ago
https://www.rt.com/news/348735 "A Turkish official has said that police approached two suspects and fired upon them before the suspects detonated their explosive devices. The confrontation reportedly took place near x-ray machines...

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Might buy a house... Am I crazy?
by joshuatrio on 30 May 2016  40 comments, latest 3 years ago
So we moved to the Atlanta area 6 months ago and really like it. We're in the burbs, and it's family friendly, good schools and it's been a good move....

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Metals looking good?
by joshuatrio on 11 Feb 2016  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
Seems like the interest in metals is heating up again - think we're at a good time to load up?

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Is now a good time to buy?
by joshuatrio on 16 Jan 2016  17 comments, latest 3 years ago
Made the move from California to Georgia about 6 weeks ago. So far, so good. Great job, no regrets and overall a good choice for the family. It's been a...

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Finally left California
by joshuatrio on 29 Nov 2015  102 comments, latest 3 years ago
Took my west coast salary and profitable LLC with me - after I pay 2015 taxes to CA, the state won't get another dime from me. Ended up moving to...

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Obamacare - Medicaid - Starting business - Risk free?
by joshuatrio on 21 Nov 2014  6 comments, latest 4 years ago
Does obamacare and medicaid expansion make starting a business a risk free proposition right now? For example, with my current salary, to buy into the obamacare silver plan would set...

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Thinking of quitting my job...
by joshuatrio on 15 Jul 2014  118 comments, latest 5 years ago
Looking for a little perspective, mostly because I think I'm borderline crazy for considering leaving my job - in this economy. I'm married, with kids, make just over six figures,...

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Local Observation
by joshuatrio on 12 Mar 2014  4 comments, latest 5 years ago
Not sure if this is a sign of things to come, but I think we are seeing another downturn in real estate. Hopefully, a second leg down. For the past...

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Black Friday - Did you buy anything?
by joshuatrio on 30 Nov 2013  4 comments, latest 5 years ago
I see a lot of people bashing black Friday as a materialistic orgy for consumers... Which it is. However, did any of you find/buy good deals for items that you...

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City buying foreclosed properties... (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
by joshuatrio on 1 Aug 2013  Posted 6 years ago
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c "Richmond city leaders were moving ahead with a plan to head off the foreclosure crisis, a plan that is not without controversy. The city has offered to buy more...

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Working for Amazon
by joshuatrio on 26 Sep 2012  27 comments, latest 7 years ago
So, I have a new low perception of Amazon after today. Despite being a huge fan of the low prices and free shipping for Prime - they may not get...

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San Diego
by joshuatrio on 19 Sep 2012  18 comments, latest 7 years ago
Whatcha guys think of San Diego? Monterey's on the colder side most of the time, and we've been thinking about relocating down there for a couple years. Pro's/Con's for anyone...

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Rates
by joshuatrio on 18 Sep 2012  3 comments, latest 7 years ago
2.6% for a 15 yr. ? 3.3% for a 30 yr. ? This is according to bankrate.com. We'll be seeing 0% soon. I remember a couple years back when rates...

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Housing going nowhere... (globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot)
by joshuatrio on 1 Sep 2012  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
http://globaleconomicanalysis. "Says Maddux In Florida, 45% of our clients are in pre-foreclosure status. On average, these Florida homeowners are 17 months delinquent and have yet to receive even their first...

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Cancer therapy
by joshuatrio on 23 Aug 2012  104 comments, latest 7 years ago
So I've been watching a bunch of health documentaries on netflix. Specifically about the Gerson therapy and Burzynski. One doc argues that a lack of "neostatins" (think that's what it...

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What a fake market
by joshuatrio on 27 Jul 2012  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
On CNN Money's front page today: Sad.

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Buying a car
by joshuatrio on 18 Jul 2012  8 comments, latest 7 years ago
Alright guys. After being without a car for a year, I need to buy one. Found a good deal on a low mileage, 2006 Honda. $12k. Should I pay in...

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Mexico....?
by joshuatrio on 29 Jun 2012  18 comments, latest 7 years ago
Whadda you guys think about moving to Rosarita or Ensenada Mexico? About an hour to an hour and a half from the US - seems to be pretty safe, coastal...

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Considering Buying
by joshuatrio on 19 May 2012  3 comments, latest 7 years ago
Found a place back east - 2000 sq. ft. farmhouse built in the 1800's. It's been pretty well taken care of, until the past two years when it got foreclosed...

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Adverse Possession (wimp.com)
by joshuatrio on 30 Mar 2012  8 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://www.wimp.com/manbuys/ The neighbors are ticked. While they're slaving away on their 30 year note, this guys sets up camp for free.

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Realturds definetely not looking out for the buyer....
by joshuatrio on 22 Mar 2012  5 comments, latest 7 years ago
Ok - so I was scouting properties back on the east coast - in an area that I visit frequently and lived for 24 years. Considering picking up a rental...

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Love the media *sarcasm* (algarvedailynews.com)
by joshuatrio on 20 Mar 2012  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
NEGATIVE: Car sales crash to 10 year low: http://algarvedailynews.com/ne "Car sales in February suffered a sharp drop with figures not seen for ten years. Only 6,932 passenger cars were sold...

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Headfake. (money.cnn.com)
by joshuatrio on 20 Mar 2012  Posted 7 years ago
Laugh for the day: "The Fake Housing Recovery" http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/2 "The SPDR S&P Homebuilders (XHB) exchange traded fund has surged this year, leading many to speculate that the housing market has...

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So we looked at a house / Realtors are tools
by joshuatrio on 16 Feb 2012  90 comments, latest 7 years ago
We looked at a house about 3 weeks ago - the asking was $164,000 - short sale. It was def. on the smaller side, but way cheap for our area...

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Fed Members Laughed As Housing Bubble Grew (cnbc.com)
by joshuatrio on 31 Jan 2012  Posted 7 years ago
http://www.cnbc.com/id/4619454 "It was good times at the Federal Reserve [cnbc explains] five years ago: Low interest rates instituted by then-Fed Chief Alan Greenspan had housing prices booming, the stock market...

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Foreclosure Inventory Near Peak Level (globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot)
by joshuatrio on 27 Jan 2012  Posted 7 years ago
http://globaleconomicanalysis. "The quality of recent loans has gone up and delinquencies are lower, but the rest of the data shows numerous problems. Foreclosure inventory is near record levels and more...

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Mortgage rates falling.... again (finance.yahoo.com)
by joshuatrio on 19 Jan 2012  5 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ "WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell again this week to a record low. The eighth record low in a year is attracting few...

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May start looking later this year
by joshuatrio on 17 Jan 2012  24 comments, latest 7 years ago
My wife and I haven't looked at real estate in about 1-2 years... When we first moved to CA - you couldn't touch a thing for under $600k in particular...

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Realtors Overcounted House Sales for Five Years (cnbc.com)
by joshuatrio on 13 Dec 2011  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
http://www.cnbc.com/id/4565954 "Data on sales of previously owned U.S. homes from 2007 through October this year will be revised down next week because of double counting, indicating a much weaker housing...

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As Home Prices Sink, Home Ownership Heads to New Lows (cnbc.com)
by joshuatrio on 29 Nov 2011  Posted 7 years ago
http://www.cnbc.com/id/4547755

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2011 Silver American Eagle Anniversary Set (5 coins) (catalog.usmint.gov)
by joshuatrio on 27 Oct 2011  6 comments, latest 8 years ago
May be a good buy - only 100,000 produced - the US Mints' phones have been busy all day, website crashes over and over. Max order is 5 sets per...

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Buy or rent (CNN) (money.cnn.com)
by joshuatrio on 26 Oct 2011  1 comment, latest 8 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/2 "For the last three years, my husband and I have been renting a house. But I would rather buy than throw my money away on rent. Still, even though...

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30 Year Mortgages below 4% (money.cnn.com)
by joshuatrio on 6 Oct 2011  Posted 8 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/0

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Mortgage default warnings surged in August (finance.yahoo.com)
by joshuatrio on 15 Sep 2011  Posted 8 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ "LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Banks have stepped up their actions against homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, setting the stage for a fresh wave of foreclosures....

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Time to foreclose ! (money.cnn.com)
by joshuatrio on 31 Aug 2011  Posted 8 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/3

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Just a little humor
by joshuatrio on 11 Aug 2011  2 comments, latest 8 years ago
Thank you CNN for the laugh.

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Silver to the moon?
by joshuatrio on 25 Apr 2011  25 comments, latest 8 years ago
Will the silver bull continue... ? Just landed in my inbox from Apmex: Due to the recent incredible demand for Gold and Silver bullion products, APMEX would like to offer...
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