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Huh?
by Peter P on 18 Oct 2005  1,273 comments, latest 14 years ago

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Is the Fed trying to prick the bubble?
by Peter P on 17 Oct 2005  442 comments, latest 14 years ago
I suspect the Fed is behind much of the stories about reconsidering mortgage interest deduction. (If they were really serious about it, they would stop deductions on interest for second...

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New Thread439
by Peter P on 15 Apr 2007  399 comments, latest 13 years ago
New math and new paradigm. How will they shape our future? To advance, we must imagine the unthinkable and consider the impossible. What are such unthinkable or impossible housing events?...

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The True Cause of Poverty
by Peter P on 4 Sep 2014  341 comments, latest 5 years ago
Poverty exists because of bad values. It is that simple. The majority of poor people think wealth is a sin. It is not surprising their moral high ground is a...

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Doh!
by Peter P on 25 Jun 2006  335 comments, latest 13 years ago

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Proud Californians
by Peter P on 18 Apr 2006  329 comments, latest 14 years ago
We are all proud Californians. Let's talk about things that we ought to be very proud of.

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…… back to housing
by Peter P on 16 Jul 2006  312 comments, latest 13 years ago
All right guys, let's talking about housing again. How is inventory growing in your area of interest? How are prices responding to inventory? Any observation you would like to share?#housing

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Negotiation
by Peter P on 22 Mar 2007  288 comments, latest 13 years ago
Let's talk about negotiation. When it is time to make your home-buying offer, how will you approach the game? What techniques will you use? What will you do to close...

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Survival mode
by Peter P on 9 Oct 2008  286 comments, latest 11 years ago
What should we do now? Let's calm down for a while and come up with a checklist. * How should we secure our food source? * How should we...

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If you were FDR, what would you have done?
by Peter P on 12 Mar 2008  269 comments, latest 12 years ago
What would be your economic policies? What would be your foreign policies? What would you have done differently? Hindsight is 20/20, but a healthy discussion is always fruitful. Peter

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Duh!
by Peter P on 3 May 2006  248 comments, latest 14 years ago

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What is considered subprime territory in the Bay Area?
by Peter P on 9 Apr 2007  244 comments, latest 13 years ago
Now that the subprime storm is making landfall, we should forecast the damages it is about the cause. In the Bay Area, what is considered subprime? Is a brand-new, 750K...

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A cry for help
by Peter P on 19 Jul 2006  235 comments, latest 13 years ago
How are we going to assist distressed homedebtors in the coming days? Is this a moral obligation? What would Immanuel Kant say? What would J. S. Mill say?

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Fear: what are you afraid of?
by Peter P on 17 Mar 2007  231 comments, latest 13 years ago
We the people are primarily driven by emotion. Fear, as the most powerful emotion has undoubtedly influenced major events and decided the course of history. Sometimes, I wish that we...

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What would a psychic say about the housing market?408
by Peter P on 3 Mar 2007  227 comments, latest 13 years ago
"I sense fear." "I am seeing a silver lining." "So much sadness." "What a relief." What would a psychic say? What would you say if you are gifted? Disclaimer: for...

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Revising Prop 13 – Benefit Actual Owners
by Peter P on 25 Feb 2008  225 comments, latest 9 years ago
We all know the problems caused by the Jarvis-Gann ‘Prop 13’ tax revolt CA constitutional amendment. It was sold to the voters as a measure to “keep granny in her...

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Utopia Village
by Peter P on 12 Sep 2006  222 comments, latest 13 years ago
Tell us your vision of a perfect world. What will housing be like in this world? What is the role of development planning?#housing

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Bay Area housing crash continues
by Peter P on 2 Jan 2006  214 comments, latest 14 years ago
Let's try again.#housing

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President Bush is our new hero (tinyurl.com)
by Peter P on 7 May 2008  206 comments, latest 2 years ago
President Bush disagrees with the bailout plan: The president said he would veto the Democrats' broad housing rescue plan, saying it would reward speculators and lenders. Bush also called...

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Dream home architecture
by Peter P on 12 Jun 2006  203 comments, latest 13 years ago
Let's take a break and dream for a while.

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From Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi to Re-Fi
by Peter P on 18 Sep 2006  196 comments, latest 13 years ago
What have we achieved in the past 25 years? What have we learned?

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What is going on?
by Peter P on 21 Mar 2007  191 comments, latest 13 years ago
There appears to be a significant drop in inventory on listing sites. At the same time, open house activities appear to be picking up. Could this be the start of...

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Why pseudo-rationalists hate the rich
by Peter P on 8 Dec 2012  191 comments, latest 7 years ago
Because they think they are the greatest, yet they are rarely rich. Therefore, they try to invent reasons to explain why wealth beyond a certain point (i.e. a level attainable...

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Yield curve
by Peter P on 7 Mar 2006  183 comments, latest 14 years ago
Long bond rate is climing and it appears that the yield curve is steepening. What does it mean? At the very least, fixed-mortgage rate is going up. In the Bay...

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Is healthcare a bigger problem than housing?
by Peter P on 17 Oct 2006  182 comments, latest 13 years ago
Healthcare is just like housing. They are both outside of inflation measures. Will we have a healthcare crisis in the future? Or is it reallt a question of when? What...

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Housing futures209
by Peter P on 19 Apr 2006  181 comments, latest 14 years ago
The new housing futures contracts are going to trade on CME very soon. What does it mean for the housing market? What does it mean for us?#housing

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Why is Generation Y so lame?
by Peter P on 8 Apr 2007  181 comments, latest 13 years ago
I do not feel the need to enumerate their lameness. Nevertheless, lame or not, they represent a huge market. How can businesses capitalize on this generation? Will this cohort make...

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Future housing trends
by Peter P on 5 Oct 2005  179 comments, latest 14 years ago
What will the popular post-bubble house look like?#housing

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When will you buy? What will you buy?
by Peter P on 30 Aug 2005  174 comments, latest 14 years ago
The housing bubble will end but prices will not go down forever. At some point, it will be a good time to buy again. When will that be? How do...

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What would a psychic say about the housing market?289
by Peter P on 20 Aug 2006  174 comments, latest 13 years ago
Look into your crystal ball (or star chart, or tarot cards) and tell us! * for entertainment only#housing

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Visualizing the housing bubble bust
by Peter P on 14 Mar 2006  173 comments, latest 14 years ago
Let's try to visualize the bursting of the housing bubble. Tell us what are your visions. Tell us how a correction towards normality is good for the economy in the...

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Reaching Out to The Other Side506
by Peter P on 3 Sep 2007  173 comments, latest 12 years ago
With home prices falling and subprime mortgages resetting, there will be growing pain among those who have used non-traditional financing to purchases their homes in recent months. As compassionate...

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New Bankruptcy law
by Peter P on 23 Aug 2005  171 comments, latest 14 years ago
Per Shmend Rick's request... After October 17, the new bankruptcy law will come into effect. It will become more difficult for anyone to erase debt. How will this affect the...

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Google and Bay Area real estates
by Peter P on 13 Feb 2006  171 comments, latest 14 years ago
Perhaps we should explore that relationships between the two. It is quite possible that soaring google stock price has been injecting euphoria into the Bay Area housing market. On the...

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Denial is not a river in Egypt
by Peter P on 26 Jan 2006  170 comments, latest 14 years ago
There are no American tanks in Baghdad.

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Fannie: what is really wrong?
by Peter P on 28 Sep 2005  169 comments, latest 14 years ago
How will it affect credit markets and MBS markets? by News

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Global warming and the housing bubble
by Peter P on 30 Jun 2006  167 comments, latest 13 years ago
The inconvenient truth about human greed, its consequences, and possible remedies. Is Global Warming real? Does the Housing Bubble exist? Is there a Santa Claus? The truth will set you...

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STRIVE Act (flake.house.gov)
by Peter P on 2 Apr 2007  165 comments, latest 13 years ago
The long awaited immigration reform is now on the table. Perhaps we should see if that will have any impact on the housing market. In short, the proposed bill promises...

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Asset prices and depressions
by Peter P on 26 Feb 2009  165 comments, latest 11 years ago
Two questions: 1. Should asset prices be managed? 2. Are depressions necessary to the business cycles? If depressions are necessary, then fighting them is a mere exercise of populist...

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Trolls
by Peter P on 13 Nov 2005  162 comments, latest 14 years ago
I have been a casual reader of this website for years. In fact, I’ve exchanged some e-mails with patrick around 2003/2004 regarding the “impending” housing crash he predicted. Since that...
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