bmwman91

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Who ARE The Cool & Hip Hipsters, Driving BA Prices?
by bmwman91 on 30 Jan 2012  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
I see a few members here make frequent mention of the "cool & hip" DINK'ers that are keeping things expensive in the Bay Area. I have a picture in my...

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The SFBA's Continued Decline To 3rd World Status
by bmwman91 on 21 Aug 2013  106 comments, latest 7 years ago
Well comrades, it looks like the landed gentry are still ramping up their rent seeking. The dated 2BR unit in a 10-plex that I am renting now for $1845 is...

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Best Language for Web-Based Image Editor?
by bmwman91 on 18 Apr 2013  Posted 7 years ago
I am pretty into audio, and I developed a rudimentary tool for digitizing loudspeaker response curves and doing a bunch of interpolation and whatnot so that I could do mathematical...

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Recommend Me A Good Macroeconomics Book
by bmwman91 on 21 Dec 2012  38 comments, latest 8 years ago
Anyone have a good macro-econ book to recommend? I didn't take any econ electives when I was in college, and I'd like to see about getting a firmer grip on...

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Implications of recently announced QE4?
by bmwman91 on 3 Dec 2012  18 comments, latest 8 years ago
So the Bernanke announces that the Fed will buy $40B of t-bonds per month, on top of the $45B in MBSs per month. That equates to them monetizing 90% of...

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More Radio Ad Silliness
by bmwman91 on 3 Oct 2012  6 comments, latest 8 years ago
I was installing my rebuilt engine over the weekend and had the radio on. A month or so ago I was hearing lots of ads for refinancing products, from CASH...

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Every other radio ad is for mortgage re-fi's
by bmwman91 on 21 Sep 2012  12 comments, latest 8 years ago
So I was out in the garage doing final assembly on my car's new engine and I had 98.5 KFOX on. KFOX has been my trusty go-to radio station for...

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Silicon Valley P.netters, Anyone Up For Lunch?
by bmwman91 on 12 Sep 2012  Posted 8 years ago
Anyone here work in the Mountain View area and want to meet up for lunch sometime? I find that it is always an adventure meeting people from various internet discussion...

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A FB Stock "What If?"
by bmwman91 on 1 Aug 2012  33 comments, latest 8 years ago
OK, so the stock has been trending down since the IPO. The employee lockup ends in less than a month. Stock bears are probably setting up short positions on FB...

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How About a Better Metric of Sales & Pricing
by bmwman91 on 23 Jul 2012  3 comments, latest 8 years ago
It seems like there is constant debate in here about whether prices are going up or down, and sales volume usually works its way in somehow or another depending on...

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Help Me Get Birds At My Feeder
by bmwman91 on 14 Jun 2012  6 comments, latest 8 years ago
So, the people that used to live in the apartment next to me would toss bird seed out into their little back yard. It attracted all sorts of birds, like...

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Griftopia (amazon.com)
by bmwman91 on 4 Jun 2012  5 comments, latest 8 years ago
I picked up this book a month ago and started reading it last week. I have always liked Hunter S. Thompson's writing style, so Matt Taibbi's writing has sort of...

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So the FB IPO Is Tomorrow...Predictions & Trash Talk
by bmwman91 on 17 May 2012  50 comments, latest 8 years ago
According to the SJ Murky News, and most of the intertubes, Facebook is going to have its IPO tomorrow. Just for fun, let's get some guesses going in here. I'd...

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Fellow PatNet Woodworkers / DIY Junkies? (diyaudio.coms)
by bmwman91 on 9 May 2012  10 comments, latest 8 years ago
Time for a break from all the negativity & bickering in the RE section. Who here is into woodworking, or maybe other hands-on type hobbies? Post up your work! I...

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God Bless America (Movie)
by bmwman91 on 10 Apr 2012  5 comments, latest 8 years ago
I am not sure I'd go to see it in theaters, just because someone there might think that the movie is an instruction manual. I don't own a TV...

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The Crisis of Credit
by bmwman91 on 20 Apr 2012  Posted 8 years ago
I watched this and thought that it was very well put together. It does a good job of explaining how & why things were done the way that they were...

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Folks, It's An Election Year
by bmwman91 on 13 Apr 2012  3 comments, latest 8 years ago
A lot of us are perpetually hopeful that there will be some sort of "correction" in the Bay Area (and perhaps the rest of the nation) where house prices plummet...

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Why I am Swapping Motors (m42club.coms)
by bmwman91 on 9 Apr 2012  16 comments, latest 8 years ago
I sort of spammed-up a thread in the RE section with details of my latest car project, so I figured I would off-load some of that in here. I mean,...

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Accurate BA Foreclosure Maps
by bmwman91 on 15 Mar 2012  9 comments, latest 8 years ago
We all love to talk about how unhealthy the housing market is in the Bay Area, but it would be nice to get some actual data into one place here,...

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If You Think The RE Agent Is Lying...Can You Do This?
by bmwman91 on 23 Feb 2012  27 comments, latest 8 years ago
We have had a few recent threads where people indicate that realtors are either ignoring their offers, not presenting them to the sellers, or maybe telling the truth that there...

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The Epic of Ryan's Steakhouse (thekongshow.com)
by bmwman91 on 22 Feb 2012  2 comments, latest 8 years ago
I read this years ago, and someone on another forum recently posted it again, which reminded me of how great this story is. This is one of those stories that...

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Caltrain: Mountain View to San Francisco (m.icaltrain.com)
by bmwman91 on 30 Jan 2012  Posted 8 years ago
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Ruminations on "Inflated" / "Overpriced" Real Estate
by bmwman91 on 17 Jan 2012  51 comments, latest 8 years ago
This pertains to the SF Bay Area, particularly the south bay & the peninsula since that is where most people here seem to be located & paying attention to. There...

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It looks, based on the debt thresholds, like the Bay
by bmwman91 on 11 Dec 2011  Posted 9 years ago
It looks, based on the debt thresholds, like the Bay Area could get hit with a lot of this with its bubblicious prices. However, I sort of doubt that it...

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What Would You Do If Nothing Changed?
by bmwman91 on 28 Nov 2011  110 comments, latest 9 years ago
Many participants in here, myself included, are in the "wait for the free market to return" camp. The government subsidies for housing via GSE loans, the MID, prop 13, RE...

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UC Davis pepper Spray Incident - Preceding Events Recorded
by bmwman91 on 4 Dec 2011  14 comments, latest 9 years ago
&feature=youtu.be I will refrain from interjecting my opinions on this for now. Please watch this and arrive at your own conclusions about the pepper spraying incident and whether it was...

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Who ACTUALLY Has Money On The Sidelines?
by bmwman91 on 22 Nov 2011  67 comments, latest 9 years ago
There seem to be a lot of people with some sort of interest in buying property in this forum (as opposed to passively commenting just for kicks). Many of you...

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Bill: US citizens can be siezed by the military without charges (businessinsider.com)
by bmwman91 on 28 Nov 2011  Posted 9 years ago
http://www.businessinsider.com A bill is being voted on that would basically define US soil as a battlefield in the War on Terror. As such, the military could seize any person, citizen...

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A More Costly Way to Mess With Banks With Their Pre-Paid Mail (youtube.com)
by bmwman91 on 1 Nov 2011  8 comments, latest 9 years ago
One of today's links, http://www.youtube.com/watch?s shows people an easy way to mess with banks by sending their pre-paid envelope back to them, and even stuffing it with more stuff. Well,...

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Recommend Me A SF Bay Area Credit Union
by bmwman91 on 2 Nov 2011  4 comments, latest 9 years ago
What are some south-bay credit unions that people have positive experiences with? I am getting 0.9%APY on my savings with ING right now and would like to keep something in...

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Rick Santorum - The Definition (latimes.com)
by bmwman91 on 21 Sep 2011  8 comments, latest 9 years ago
Go to google and search "Rick Santorum" and read the caption for the first hit. Comedy gold! http://www.latimes.com/news/po

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What are YOUR reasons for wanting to buy? (diyaudio.coms)
by bmwman91 on 16 Sep 2011  75 comments, latest 9 years ago
Obviously, anyone posting in here has some amount of interest in real estate, and that interest is probably centered around buying & owning it. There are a myriad of reasons...

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Shadow Inventories - Can We, Taxpayers, Take Action?
by bmwman91 on 17 Aug 2011  46 comments, latest 9 years ago
As I am sure most readers of Patrick (and Dr. Housing Bubble / Irvine H.B.) know, there are loads of properties out there that banks are silently holding as part...

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Why Pay House Premium "for Schools" Instead of Private Schooling?
by bmwman91 on 31 Jul 2011  149 comments, latest 9 years ago
I am not a parent yet, but this has always sort of irked me. People get frenzied over which school district they are buying into and certainly, will seem to...

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Places to go do Woodworking / Projects in South Bay?
by bmwman91 on 17 Aug 2011  3 comments, latest 9 years ago
My only reason for being interested in a house is so that I can get a garage and fill it with tools. I happen to love woodworking and car projects,...

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Silicon Valley Rent vs. Buy - Simple Analysis (e30tuner.com)
by bmwman91 on 19 Jul 2011  46 comments, latest 9 years ago
Being a big fan on MS Excel, I like to toodle around in it & manage my personal finances. I got into a little debate with my fiancee the other...
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