joined 2009 Sep 24, 8:36am
Still think renting is good?
on 15 Dec 2015
, latest 5 years ago I have been a visitor to patrick.net for a long time (since 2010), but took a good 12 month hiatus until now. I bought my first place in 1999 for...
It has the it factor
on 28 Dec 2014
, latest 6 years ago I just finished watching an episode of House Hunters on HGTV. Definitely realtor porn. http://www.locatetv.com/tv/hou This young couple, probably in their late 20s, starts looking for their first "starter" home...
Why your house is NOT a terrible investment (or at least my house)
on 5 Sep 2014
, latest 6 years ago I know the history of this site in terms of many being in favor of renting vs owning. My own experience with owning vs renting is different. I live in...
Gen X is Sick of Your BS
on 21 Apr 2014
, latest 6 years ago http://gizmodo.com/5851062/gen "But Generation X is tired of your sense of entitlement. Generation X also graduated during a recession. It had even shittier jobs, and actually had to pay for its...
Finally, an honest broker!
on 21 Mar 2014
Posted 6 years ago It's about time that we have a broker say what was really on their mind. Freudian slip, anyone?
Where's the Conservative Outrage?
on 3 Jun 2013
, latest 7 years ago http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, ruling that it amounts...
Shouldn't there be some serious disclosure here?
on 31 Jan 2013
, latest 8 years ago This house is for sale: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Redon It's also the same house featured in this article, right next to an electrical substation from So Cal Edison, which is supposedly causing all...
Here's one good reason why the NRA is wrong
on 19 Jan 2013
, latest 8 years ago http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new Can you imagine what would have happened if the gun were loaded and some kid starting playing with it/accidentally fired it? Now imagine this times 130,000+ schools and you...
This is why banks need to clamped down upon
on 17 Feb 2012
, latest 9 years ago We have two accounts at a California bank. Online check for $227 mistakenly drawn from one account, which had $130, and not the other ($227)--our bad. Total insufficient fund fees...
What do these Time Magazine covers say about US society?
on 28 Nov 2011
, latest 9 years ago It's amazing what we read here vs overseas. I remember being in Spain at the start of the Iraq War, seeing pictures of dead bodies from the fighting, on the...
Any thoughts on this healthcare model?
on 25 Sep 2011
, latest 9 years ago I've been doing a lot of thinking and it seems that healthcare in this country, even with the reform, isn't likely to progress. It will continue to get more expensive,...
This is just plain wrong
on 30 Sep 2011
, latest 9 years ago HP's recently released CEO, Leo Apotheker, bails out after just 11 months at the helm with $13M in cash and stock. This after the company's stock plummets $40B in 11...
Seller Financing...a good thing?
on 30 Dec 2010
, latest 10 years ago I have posted here before. I found a very good deal in Redondo Beach, almost 3200 sq feet with an ocean view, at $850,000. This works out to $267/sq foot,...
on 5 Aug 2010
, latest 10 years ago Patrickâ€™s formula of dividing annual rent by 3%, 6%, and 9% to determine whether a property is fairly pricedâ€”is this based on a formula that considers mortgages at 6%, or...