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September 12, 2037
by e in #88   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   333 comments, latest 10 years ago
Unleashing their pent-up demands and taking advantage of fairly easy mortgage money, millions of people are shopping for houses. In Santa Rosa, Calif., a 90-minute commute north of San...
The 2016 housing market and my prediction for 2017
by iwog in #housing   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (4)   149 comments, latest 5 months ago
I generally like to do these in August but it has been a very busy couple of months for me so my apologies for being late. Here are links to...
The 2015 housing market and my prediction for 2016
by iwog in #housing   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (5)   129 comments, latest 1 year ago
Time for my annual real estate prediction. As usual my expertise is with the San Francisco Bay Area so apply this to the rest of the country at your own...
37 Bogus Arguments About Housing
by Patrick in #3   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   117 comments, latest 2 weeks ago
Houses always increase in value in the long run. FALSE. Price is what you pay and value is what you get. The value of a house is constant. It...
"There are tax advantages to owning."
by Patrick in #housing   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   95 comments, latest 4 years ago
FALSE. There is a theoretical tax benefit for high-income couples with expensive houses and big mortgages, but unfortunately for them, the higher price of the house completely wipes out that...
Which SF tech companies have the men with the largest genitalia?
by Indiana Jones   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   66 comments, latest 2 years ago
Yes, this will make masculinist heads explode in flames, but there is a distinct correlation between the upward momentum of a tech company and the size of the genitalia of...
Where'd all the forums go?
by Vicente   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   57 comments, latest 2 years ago
I see Misc and.... no others. What?
I believe that I'm smarter than other ppl. Should I get an MS in nuclear eng?
by Rin   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   42 comments, latest 1 year ago
Over time, I'd written stuff, bitching about the faux shortage of STEM ppl, escorts over GFs, and getting an MD to do my own research, while having a practical postgraduate...
Did Anyone Notice...
by Ironman   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (9)   41 comments, latest 1 year ago
That Iwog's new Toxic Dump thread here: dissolved into ANOTHER pissing match (you know, the thing he accuses others of)? And the majority of the ones doing the pissing,...
Money matters in school admissions
by Rin   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   38 comments, latest 1 year ago
I'm writing this as an addendum to the following thread on affirmative action. When I retire from this hedge fund work, I plan on taking some more courses and...
Ron Paul Problem and Solution
by marcus   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   31 comments, latest 5 years ago
Why not create a category called Ron Paul, which is like Investing, Health Care, Misc, etc, with a rule that all Ron Paul Threads have to be initiated there. And...
Is Patnet dead?
by epitaph in #housing   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   29 comments, latest 2 years ago
So since the whole deletion of the real estate forum my number of posts has lessened from hundreds of posts a year to about 10 per 365 days. I can...
20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized
by Dan8267 in #misc   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   24 comments, latest 10 months ago
Shockingly good. Audrey Hepburn was the Katie Holmes of her time. Or is it the other way around? I keep forgetting. #misc...
Request for PatNet feature: username history
by Dan8267 in #misc   ↑ like (8)   ↓ dislike (1)   23 comments, latest 4 months ago
Update PatNet to keep track of the history of username changes for each user. The trolls are changing their names more often than a corporation caught killing their customers. Put...
Arbitrary comment limits are bad
by Dan8267 in #misc   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   23 comments, latest 3 months ago
Comment length is limited to 2000 characters but you entered 2004 characters. Please go back and reduce the size of your comment. What is the purpose of comment limits? Disk...
Renters are wealthier than 95% of recent first time house owners.
by EconPete in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   21 comments, latest 5 years ago
These calculations are based on a Price/Annual Rent Ratio of about 20 or 21, which is about average for the country. Renter: 401k = $100,000 Cash = $50,000 Misc. =...
Challenging Comments On
by Patrick in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   18 comments, latest 5 years ago
You can now challenge any comment made on the "nice" forums (Real Estate, Investing, Health Insurance, Misc, Link Submissions). Just click the "Take It Outside" link above the comment...
Why California faces 'lost generation' of homebuyers
by BayAreaObserver in #housing   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   17 comments, latest 2 years ago
The slow pace of homebuilding will hurt California by driving millennials out of state to buy, according to the CEO of the California Association of Realtors. “They’re not going to...
Blockquote bug in PatNet
by Dan8267 in #misc   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   14 comments, latest 2 months ago
@Patrick The blockquote tag is ignored if it is the first text in a post. For example a post of "<blockquote>yada yada yada</blockquote>" will not be block quoted whereas a...
Refinance Notice
by elliemae in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   12 comments, latest 4 years ago
I owe $120k with a 4.8% mortgage. I've refi'd a few times to lower my rate - it started at 8% and now, obviously, is substantially lower... I just received...
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