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By Peter P follow Peter P   2006 May 3, 5:54pm 25,948 views   248 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    



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209   OO   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 10:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I think 95138 is near the Coyote Creek Park at the Eastern foothill, better than getting trapped in the middle. San Jose has several good spots, IMHO, downtown, because it is getting cool, west side Almaden, Santa Teresa, and the Eastside foothill. Anything trapped in the middle is just not interesting at all.

210   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 10:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Around LA the buyers lately of the 900K homes are rich folks downsizing from their multi mil$ home on the westside. So, the question...who are all these buyers and where do they get all that $$$ has been answered. I believe there are still some specuvestors at work in the Sherman Oaks, Studio City area...but fewer.
I am waiting to hear of short sales as I believe they are the first concrete sign that prices have dropped and banks aren't expecting them to rise any day soon.
Short sales are a very good sign.
I would love to hear if there are short sales in other areas.
LA seems to follow Orange County...anybody from there?

211   OO   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 10:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What is short sale?

212   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

http://www.shortsaleexpert.com/

It means that the homedebtor is trying to sell for less than the loan amount. It requires bank approval and may have tax consequences. It is messy but it is one way to avert foreclosure.

213   astrid   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

quoting from Requiem (thanks for the clarification, BTW),

"Quoting eHow:
A short sale in real estate occurs when the outstanding obligations (loans) against a property are greater than what the property can be sold for."

214   HARM   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thanks, requiem --very cool (and timely)!

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215   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Peter P.
I plagiarized your shortsale post ;)

216   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SP
I almost don't recognize you with your new name.
PS(post script)...I like the name LILLL. :)
It's a good short cut.
Sould I change my handle to LILLL?

217   OO   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oh!

Yeah, we Bay Areareits are proud to announce the birth of our first batch of NEOs! (Negative Equity Owners)

We should have a sidebar here for a NEO support group, NEOs from around the world, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, SF, UNITE!

218   OO   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:15am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

astrid,

Nah, I won't worry about that too much, the banks have the muscle, not the pity little NEOs. I have seen NEOs around the world go down in flames without a dime of help from the government. In fact there was a few NEO pride parade in HK a few years ago, nothing happened.

219   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:18am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Astrid
Last crash round the govt did nothing to help NEOs. Instead, they passed the 500K cap gains law.
The gov might help out Fannie but I doubt the neighborhood NEOs will benefit. If they do deflate the USD, I doubt it will be to help the NEO...it would be to reduce the national debt...don't you think? Any NEO benefit would just be a lucky side-effect.
What do you guys think?

220   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

a NEO pride parade! :lol:

221   requiem   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:24am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Deflate or devalue? Different things, confusingly enough. Best for for the NEO is inflation (devalue), as they can then earn more money to pay off the outstanding debt.

E.g. Debt of 100 units, income of 10 units, food costs 2 units.
Inflation: debt of 100 units, but now income of 20 units, food costs 4 units.
Deflation: debt of 100 units, but now income of 5 units, Food costs 1 unit.

222   astrid   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 11:27am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Owneroccupier,

Thanks for that perspective, it made me feel better :evil:

requiem,

Yes, however, that's assuming they're employed and smart enough to get a fixed rate mortgage to ride it out.

223   patseajul   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I saw a new sign today, it was hanging on the bottom of the realtor sign, it said EXCELLENT TERMS, a little on the Duh side!

224   patseajul   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The house has been sitting for a long time. I pass it every morning taking the kids to school. I wonder if the sign will help it sell? I think not!

225   Randy H   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Damn, I missed the fun. We're back to economics already...

226   patseajul   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Well, I don't have any fancy kitchen knives, I don't know much about cars, I drive a boring toyota sienna, & I don't know much about Greek "stuff", but we do have 10 dirt bikes in the garage!

227   Jamie   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"Jamie, care to educate the crowd on plushy/furry? "

Surfer-X, why oh why do you think I would be an expert on the plushy/furry phenomenon? No, wait, I don't think I want to know.

228   Jamie   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

(No animal suits are ever harmed during the writing of my books!)

229   Jamie   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"Jamie, caveman or super suave pierce brosnan?"

Errr...none of the above.

230   Randy H   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

requiem,

Inflation, as experienced by an individual, is not one variable. Income inflation generally lags quite a bit behind commodities, staples and energy.

231   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ray W

http://tinyurl.com/z4gv5

Just for u. :mrgreen:

232   Randy H   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I just finished reading Cryptonomicon. Anyone have any good suggestions for a summer read?

233   surfer-x   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Benjamin, 1) is it hard typing with a mayo cucumber up your ass? 2) Is is even harder typing in the Gimp outfit with a mayo cucumber up your ass?

234   Randy H   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 12:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Does anyone remember the blink tag?

235   surfer-x   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 1:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Randy H, after reading "craptonomicon" you should take a rigorous course of mental calisthenics, it's pure shit. The geek as a buff hero that gets the girls. Yeah and Benjamin doesn't sit on his mommy's lap and whine that the cucumber is pressing too hard on his colon.

236   GallopingCheetah   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 1:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Some people are fascinated with cucumbers and a certain bodily tube, or variations of them. I've spotted a recurrent theme. One can apply Freudian analysis.

237   GallopingCheetah   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 1:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

-people
+men

238   lunarpark   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 1:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Santa Clara County inventory going through the roof - 25% rise from this time last year according to the YOY records I've been keeping (source:mlslistings.com). Also, Mountain View inventory going crazy.

Carry on.

239   GallopingCheetah   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 1:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

??? I fail to grasp the leap of logic Ray W has just taken. I was talking about a guy who was slamming another guy. Who is the vulnerable person here?

240   Michael Holliday   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 2:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Haiku raises it's precious head yet again...

DUH HUD:

DUH backwards means Hou-
sing and Urban develop-
ment. Who gives a shit?

241   Michael Holliday   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 2:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

New TOOL:

Listening to new
TOOL. Brilliant aural assaults,
spiraling outward...

242   surfer-x   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 2:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ahhhh GC, really, you don't want to go there. Fly fly away little troll.

243   surfer-x   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 2:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

slamming another guy

AKA, troll-b-gone.

@Linda, 'bow' you Senorita are welcome to a Parton Margarita at La Casa De Surfer-X a todos la tiempo. Mi casa es su casa. BTW the limes are sourced from the back yard tree.

244   surfer-x   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 2:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

take it out on the most vunerable. :oops:

245   astrid   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 2:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Anyone ready for a new thread?

Bubble Bubble Everywhere

http://patrick.net/wp/?p=222#comments

246   LILLL   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 3:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

X
Thanks. I'd love to have a margarita w/you....
We could do a S.Cali blog party!

BTW I think you should post the ph # of
the big orange cat-napper and we should all
give him a call......

He could get calls from all over the country!

247   Jamie   ignore (0)   2006 May 4, 3:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If you have sexual relations with foodstuffs, do you get a boner every time you go into the produce aisle at Safeway?

248   Randy H   ignore (0)   2006 May 5, 12:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Geez X, I didn't think Cryptonomicon was all that terrible. Implausible, sure. Twice as long as it needed to be, ok. But it sure beat that Terry Goodkind crap I tried to read last summer.

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