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For the Married Guys (And the Guys Who Have Been Married)
by BayArea   661 comments, latest 3 years ago
Hi guys, As the old adage states, "Can't live with them, can't live without them." For the guys that are married now or have been married, I'm wondering what your...
What Stock Market Investments Are You Making in 2016?
by BayArea in #investing   229 comments, latest 8 months ago
Hi guys, I'm looking over my portfolio this week (both 401K retirement and personal brokerage account) and looking ahead at what to invest in during 2016. I see that...
My Home Buying Experience in the month of April, 2012 in the East Bay
by BayArea in #1   121 comments, latest 5 years ago
Background: I am house hunting for investment purposes (let's get that out of the way). 25% down, excellent credit, have cash to show... Home #1 (REO): I am told by...
Who on Patnet owns a handgun(s) for home protection?
by BayArea   106 comments, latest 4 months ago
I've been anti-gun for most of my life but recently have taken a more neutral stance. I'm wondering how many Patnet members own a handgun for self defense? How has...
The Secret is Out
by BayArea in #housing   93 comments, latest 5 years ago
You could not find a better investment between mid 2010 through the end of 2011 than low end real estate. Relatively low prices, record low interest rates, and the fact...
Why Can't They Accept the Election Results?
by BayArea   87 comments, latest 10 months ago
President Elect Trump won the presidency in an electoral landslide (306 votes with Michigan counted) Why is it that they support a democracy only if their candidate wins? What is...
Mortgage Loan Amortization
by BayArea in #housing   73 comments, latest 5 years ago
Hi folks, The topic is on mortgage loan amortization. Although I am a homeowner and have plenty of experience with amortization of loans (I've just accepted that this is how...
Tax Brackets Under President Trump
by BayArea   67 comments, latest 9 months ago
What do you all think?
What is driving the low real estate inventory we are seeing right now?
by BayArea in #housing   63 comments, latest 5 years ago
Hi folks, In recent weeks, there have been many references to a decrease in supply in the Bay Area market. I'd like to explore this a bit. What's driving this...
Starbucks and their $5 Coffees
by BayArea   63 comments, latest 9 months ago
How in the world did Starbucks manage to slowly and methodically convince society that filtered water with a squirt of caramel is worth $5? And why are we supporting this...
Dodge Releases the "Demon" - Claims Fastest Production Car Status in History
by BayArea   60 comments, latest 4 months ago
As a car guy, this is pretty neat. 9.65 @ 140mph in the quarter mile for a production car with a warranty is borderline unfathomable.
Saturday April 15th, Berkeley Free Speech Rally
by BayArea   57 comments, latest 4 months ago
I'm reading that Berkeley is bracing for a free speech rally today. Will anyone be attending? ...
What's the Best and Worst Car You Have Ever Owned
by BayArea   55 comments, latest 4 years ago
I had awesome luck with the following: - 1994 Ford Ranger V6 5-speed Ext-Cab: This thing went 200K miles with nearly zero maintenance. In that 200K miles it might have...
Should I keep this property or sell?
by BayArea   54 comments, latest 2 years ago
Hi guys, In 2007 I bought a condo in the Berkeley/Oakland Hills for $405,000 (20% down, 30yr fixed, 6.75% APR, $330 monthly HOA). In 2010 I refinanced down to 5.25%...
If you were a terrorist...
by BayArea   52 comments, latest 6 months ago
Here's where we are: Trump signs executive order on travel ban. Federal courts block it, at least temporarily. Trump can take it to the Supreme Court where he'll have 5...
The Rapid Rise and Fall of Milo:
by BayArea   52 comments, latest 6 months ago
I had seen a couple of YouTube videos of this Milo character before the Berkeley protest. I thought he was sharp but too over the top with his political views....
Where would you invest in Northern California today with the highest return?
by BayArea in #housing   50 comments, latest 5 years ago
Hi folks, For the past 9 months or so I've been hunting for real estate rentals in the Bay Area. I've primarily been looking in the Concord/Pittsburg/Bay-Point areas. My criteria...
Calculating the ROI for you rental property
by BayArea in #housing   48 comments, latest 5 years ago
Hi folks, There are several different ways to approach the ROI for an investment property. Many look at the capitalization rate which is the (yearly rental income after expenses) /...
Why is the media mostly liberal and how did it come to be that way?
by BayArea   45 comments, latest 11 months ago
please discuss?
Property Tax
by BayArea   44 comments, latest 5 years ago
I'm looking at my most recent tax bill and see the following: - Mosquito Abatement - CSA Paramedic - CSA Vector Control - City Emergency Medical - City Paramedic SRV...

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