Waitingtobuy

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Still think renting is good? (news.mortgagecalculator.org)
by Waitingtobuy on 15 Dec 2015  2 comments, 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...

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It has the it factor (locatetv.com)
by Waitingtobuy on 28 Dec 2014  4 comments, 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...

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Why your house is NOT a terrible investment (or at least my house)
by Waitingtobuy on 5 Sep 2014  117 comments, 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...

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Gen X is Sick of Your BS (gizmodo.com)
by Waitingtobuy on 21 Apr 2014  7 comments, 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...

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Finally, an honest broker!
by Waitingtobuy 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?

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Where's the Conservative Outrage? (usnews.nbcnews.com)
by Waitingtobuy on 3 Jun 2013  11 comments, 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...

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Shouldn't there be some serious disclosure here? (redfin.com)
by Waitingtobuy on 31 Jan 2013  6 comments, 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...

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Here's one good reason why the NRA is wrong (usnews.nbcnews.com)
by Waitingtobuy on 19 Jan 2013  4 comments, 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...

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This is why banks need to clamped down upon
by Waitingtobuy on 17 Feb 2012  5 comments, 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...

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What do these Time Magazine covers say about US society?
by Waitingtobuy on 28 Nov 2011  13 comments, 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...

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Any thoughts on this healthcare model?
by Waitingtobuy on 25 Sep 2011  18 comments, 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,...

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This is just plain wrong (news.yahoo.com)
by Waitingtobuy on 30 Sep 2011  4 comments, 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...

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Seller Financing...a good thing?
by Waitingtobuy on 30 Dec 2010  12 comments, 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,...

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Patrick's formula
by Waitingtobuy on 5 Aug 2010  10 comments, latest 10 years ago
Patrick’s formula of dividing annual rent by 3%, 6%, and 9% to determine whether a property is fairly priced—is this based on a formula that considers mortgages at 6%, or...
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