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Communication and the Crash
on 28 Apr 2006
, latest 5 years ago If there is anything truly unique about this housing bubble, it's the amount of information that is available to all of us who are interested. Patrick.net posts links to...
How Do You Tell Someone Bad News?
on 5 Jul 2007
, latest 12 years ago My parents, as I have mentioned before, are in the midst of trying to sell their house. They need to sell but they are completely unrealistic about the asking...
Something Doesn't Add Up Here
on 14 May 2007
, latest 13 years ago John Burns Real Estate Consulting has put out in their monthly newsletter that housing if falling faster than is being reported. The housing market has softened much more than...
Psychology of Fear
on 24 Aug 2006
, latest 13 years ago Is it me, or is there a lot of fear out there? We've talked about the fear/greed cycle that drove the RE market for the last few years. The...
What's Tomorrow's Agenda?
on 13 Aug 2006
, latest 14 years ago After a 2 year tightening cycle and 17 straight rate increases, the Fed has finally decided to pause. What do you think the Fed will do next? Will the...
When Can We Call it a "Buyers Market?"
on 1 Aug 2006
, latest 14 years ago Scores of realtors® are throwing out the term "buyers market" hoping to lure buyers into purchasing the ever increasing inventory of overpriced $hitboxes that are currently on the market....
on 3 Jul 2006
, latest 14 years ago If there's one thing Patrick.net readers seem to agree on, is the current level of discontent. Threads seldom seem to stay on housing anymore while politics and religion become staple...
FSBO's: Greedy or Smart?
on 1 Jun 2006
, latest 14 years ago Have you noticed the number of "For Sale By Owner" listings in your neighborhood? Chances are, they're popping up more and more. Websites like FSBO.com and salebyownercalifornia.com are becoming...
I'm Too Tired To Think
on 10 May 2006
, latest 14 years ago I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to suitably follow up on the last thread posted by Randy. I do not have the economic chops to try,...
What's the Ideal Ending to the Housing Bubble?
on 8 Apr 2006
, latest 14 years ago You write the script. If you could imagine an ending to the housing bubble that would meet all your expectations, what would it be? You can be creative or not--...
The Anything But Boomer Rant Thread
on 10 Feb 2006
, latest 14 years ago We've already had threads devoted to the boomer issue, and many feel it's time to move on. So let's talk about RE and try to avoid the boomer/race/political/gender/r tangents that...
Beating a Dead Horse
on 21 Feb 2006
, latest 14 years ago It's pretty clear most of us believe there is a bubble. It's also pretty clear that many believe the peak is behind us and we're now in the midst of...
What Are People Thinking??!
on 1 Feb 2006
, latest 14 years ago From SFWoman's post. I just had coffee with a couple of friends and of course the discussion turned to real estate. I said I would like to buy a larger...
Parking the Wad
on 1 Jan 2006
, latest 14 years ago We've toyed with the idea of a "Parking the Wad" thread, so here it is. Where do you think your hard saved cash should go?
Are the Condo Coversions in Your Town Going to Sell?
on 1 Dec 2005
, latest 14 years ago The developer's answer to the stratospheric rise in home prices seems to have become the condo conversion. What that usually means is taking a crappy apartment building, throwing a new...
Do Good Realtor's(tm) Exist?
on 27 Nov 2005
, latest 14 years ago There have been no shortage of would be realtor's who have entered the housing market in recent years. We've all heard the rallying cry of "Now is the time to...
Social effects of the bubble
on 21 Sep 2005
, latest 14 years ago Per Jamie's request What kind of social impact do you think there has been by the bubble? Are people any different because of the wealth effect? What about the social...
The Tangent Thread
on 7 Nov 2005
, latest 14 years ago Many of us have been here awhile, and while we think housing is an important topic (we wouldn't all gather her otherwise) we do digress quite a bit. One topic...
on 23 Sep 2005
, latest 14 years ago By Randy H Oil Shock! It now appears that the US will suffer another severe blow to its oil refining infrastructure. With this being the second major shock to the...
What's Your Gripe?
on 16 Sep 2005
, latest 14 years ago We've all discussed the housing market to death. We've rehashed the reasons for the market being crazy and tossed around ideas on how to profit from a downturn. Now I'd...
How will the bubble end?
on 18 Sep 2005
, latest 14 years ago Per: Owneroccupier in his/her own words I would suggest opening a new thread where we can collectively think about how this RE bubble will end. We can toss around...
Rate Hikes or Not?
on 2 Sep 2005
, latest 14 years ago It's no longer just about oil prices, the economy is going to get hit with a MAJOR impact from Katrina. What do you think the Fed's response will be? Will...
Environmental/Natural Disasters and Housing
on 27 Aug 2005
, latest 14 years ago Per Veritasâ€™ request: Florida has hurricanes, Las Vegas has heat, California has the threat of earthquakes-- not to mention thick unhealthy smog. As you look at buying a house, or...
Why So Emotional?
on 22 Aug 2005
, latest 14 years ago Here's the thing... Over the last few weeks or so a lot of threads have gotten a bit heated. For some reason talking about the housing market, and the bubble...
The Sky is Falling
on 27 Jul 2005
, latest 15 years ago There are always going to bears and bulls in any market, and it's no surprise when extreme views are proposed by those who live on the fringes. But what happens...