« prev   random   next »
1   Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 10:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Homeless - camping by the freeway, living on RV and sleeping bag on the side street.

I am seriously considering buying just a piece of land in an affluent neighborhood and buy a RV to park on my
land just to drive those rich fuc*ers crazy.
2   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 10:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Nobody says


I am seriously considering buying just a piece of land in an affluent neighborhood...

If you can afford it...
Nobody says

and buy a RV to park on my
land just to drive those rich fuc*ers crazy.

There's probably a local regulation preventing you to live in a RV even in your own land.
3   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 11:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
I am seriously considering buying just a piece of land in an affluent neighborhood...


In my area, the empty land would probably cost MORE than one with a crappy shack on it. At least if it is empty land you don't have to pay to bulldoze the house first! Seriously... have you seen the costs of legally removing a house that has lead paint and asbestos?

I always joke with my friends that if they ever see my house on fire... don't call 911! I want it to burn to the ground so I don't have to deal with as much costly cleanup!
4   MrBark   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 2:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Nobody says
Homeless - camping by the freeway, living on RV and sleeping bag on the side street.

I am seriously considering buying just a piece of land in an affluent neighborhood and buy a RV to park on my
land just to drive those rich fuc*ers crazy.


Parking an RV and dumping your sewage in the gutter in LA or SF, no problem. Buy a vacant piece of property and try to park your RV on it in any urban or suburban area in California, then you've got a problem.
5   MbS   ignore (3)   2018 May 23, 2:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MrBark says
Parking an RV and dumping your sewage in the gutter in LA or SF, no problem. Buy a vacant piece of property and try to park your RV on it in any urban or suburban area in California, then you've got a problem.


This is basically what Victor Davis Hanson means when he talks about "two Californias": laws and regulations are strictly enforced against decent citizens but the illegals and hobos get a free pass.
6   MrBark   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 2:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I noticed in the article it says they're in Ventura County hahaha. Oh boy, better hope the county doesn't find out about that – there's plots of land above Malibu that are unbuildable (coastal commission, soil conditions, steep inclines without access, no water) that would be perfect for parking an RV on with a spectacular view. I know a dude who did that and their fifth wheel ended up off the side of the mountain during Santa Ana winds.

2.2 acres in southern Ventura County is going to run you a nice chunk of change depending on wether or not it's buildable land. I'll assume since they owned a 5-bedroom house around here, they're pretty well off and purchased the land with proceeds from that. Other sources on them also note that this is a temporary abode while saving to build their dream home – which will cost them quite a lot of money and frustration. Building anything in Ventura County on any sort of hill like they are is going to be a very very expensive endeavor. A neighbor of mine spent $26k just on permits for an addition.

We also lost 500 homes to the Thomas Fire last year, mostly luxury homes in the hills that were built in the 1960's through 1980's. Permitting and building code to build on a hillside lot has changed a lot and most of the homeowners found themselves completely underinsured, in most cases it's costing $500,000 plus just for construction costs when they were covered closer to $250,000 for replacement. Many have just thrown their hands up and there are a ton fire lots for sale at prices ranging from $500k to over $1m depending on the view.
7   MbS   ignore (3)   2018 May 23, 3:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"Ashley Petrone says she, her husband and three kids (ages 4, 7 and 9) were living in a spacious five-bedroom house squeezed onto a tiny piece of land in a Ventura County tract housing development only a year ago.

When they stumbled upon a plot of pretty, pastoral land for sale in the hills, they realized they craved open outdoor space"


Very misleading title. You can't with a straight face call people who are wealthy enough to live in "spacious five-bedroom house" in Ventura County and bored/unoccupied enough to embark on building another one because they "crave open outdoor space" as someone who's "dealing with housing shortage".

The incessant drumbeat of "housing crisis/shortage" propaganda has officially jumped the shark with this one.




The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
115 pages, $12.50

Kindle version available


about   best comments   contact   one year ago   suggestions