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Automan Empire

Owner of the same home through many boom and bust cycles.
Someday a wealthy Real Estate mogul, in my pipedreams.

joined 2012 May 4, 12:13pm   United States 18 posts   1,096 comments   follow Automan Empire   ignore


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SS trust fund would remain solvent indefinitely with an immediate 2% increase in contributions. (ssa.gov)
by Automan Empire on 4 Jun 2018  22 comments, latest 2 years ago
Born 1967, my cohorts have always considered SS a Ponzi scheme, which would run out of money before our generation was old enough to benefit from it.Some say it's a...

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May crude oil futures closed at -38.45. That's MINUS 38.45!
by Automan Empire on 20 Apr 2020  21 comments, latest a month ago
The energy market is running into the problem of long term supply contracts running into full storages due to low demand. Radio news was talking about coal power plants running...

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115% of Trump's China tariff revenue going to pay angry farmers (cfr.org)
by Automan Empire on 21 Dec 2018  15 comments, latest a year ago
Turns out Trump's blustering trade war is a fiscal net loss for America. I'm at a perpetual loss trying to understand the mindset of his diehard supporters.https://www.cfr.org

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Hand-lettered WE BUY HOUSES signs- do people actually respond?
by Automan Empire on 26 Jul 2012  12 comments, latest 8 years ago
Can't speak for the rest of the state, but here in Los Angeles, a common feature of the public landscape is hand-lettered WE BUY HOUSES signs. These have been around...

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Men's rights ballot initiative in CA?
by Automan Empire on 4 Apr 2017  12 comments, latest 3 years ago
Was it you or someone else that indicated interest in making a ballot initiative for men's rights in CA? I'd definitely be interested in discussing further. I have experience in...

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This is EXACTLY why the Statute of Limitations exists!
by Automan Empire on 21 Sep 2018  12 comments, latest 2 years ago
I understand the original intent of extending the statute of limitations on child molestation and rape cases. Children, especially decades ago, had little to no options or help when they...

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All Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes salad bar/buffet restauraunts closing permanently (ocregister.com)
by Automan Empire on 9 May 2020  12 comments, latest 19 days ago
All Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are closing permanently. "We can't see our open buffet business model succeeding in the covid-19 era"For those unfamiliar with the chain, it's like a...

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Real Estate Discussion: Getting financing for vacant unimproved rural land.
by Automan Empire on 19 Apr 2018  9 comments, latest 2 years ago
I recently purchased a rural acreage in an area I've always liked, and have become interested in another nearby parcel.The one I bought was purchased with a low down and...

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Overleveraged AirBNB "superhosts" scramble for liquidity during travel bans. Real estate market skewing ASSHOLES get comeuppance. (zerohedge.com)
by Automan Empire on 29 Apr 2020  9 comments, latest a month ago
An interesting emerging group hard hit by the travel ban and lockdowns: AirBNB "Superhosts" who leveraged properties specifically to rent on AirBNB and absolutely depend on high rent and uninterrupted...

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Seller's agent for commercial property because he has buyer?
by Automan Empire on 10 Sep 2013  8 comments, latest 7 years ago
I have a commercial property that I am considering selling; it is an auto repair shop in Los Angeles County. Right now I am kind of waiting for the market...

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Applying for 1 home loan with 2 lenders concurrently
by Automan Empire on 27 Nov 2018  6 comments, latest 2 years ago
There's a mortgage company called HMS Capital that does heavy radio advertising in the LA market. Their USP is "Even if you're already in process with another lender, you should...

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Dear Florida: Please mow your parking lots. Signed, California. 3,500-car fire rages at airport rental lot (liveleak.com)
by Automan Empire on 5 Apr 2020  5 comments, latest 2 months ago
Insane footage of an airport car rental lot burning like a forest fire. Breaking story, details still emerging. Even with the cars packed together like cordwood, I never imagined a...

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Pat Robertson on the Sanctity of Marriage
by Automan Empire on 17 May 2013  3 comments, latest 7 years ago
Like shooting fish in a barrel. A caller asked how she could forgive her husband for infidelity. Here is his fine response verbatim. Sorry about the numbers. “Stop talking about...

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Nationstar Mortgage rebrands as Mr. Cooper
by Automan Empire on 9 Feb 2018  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
Nationstar Mortgage rebranded to the unlikely moniker Mr. Cooper. It wasn't a spontaneous or quick decision; they have had this in the works since early 2016, and finally took it...

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Website that reviews Real Estate Gurus- useful resource. (johntreed.com)
by Automan Empire on 19 Oct 2012  1 comment, latest 8 years ago
I found this website almost a decade ago, when I had developed a passing fascination with the likes of Robert Allen. This website lists and reviews various "real estate gurus,"...

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Patnet username proves popular in Yahoo comments
by Automan Empire on 10 Sep 2013  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
Just a fun side topic amid the long rancorous threads. You may have seen the recent article about the elite Swedish boarding school that is under investigation for extreme hazing...

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California Republicans draw fire for "spoof" CoveredCa mailer and website. (businessinsider.com)
by Automan Empire on 4 Dec 2013  Posted 6 years ago
Golden State conservatives have taken to distributing official-looking mailers informing people that they will be required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Fair enough, but the five-page pamphlet...

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Artistic father "finishes" his childrens' drawings with amusing results (imgur.com)
by Automan Empire on 5 Dec 2013  Posted 6 years ago
I found this particularly amusing. After playing in the wading pool with young relatives one summer day, a 5 year old remarked, "The thing about Automan is, he never said...
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