joined 2011 Jul 18, 10:06am
Who ARE The Cool & Hip Hipsters, Driving BA Prices?
on 30 Jan 2012
, 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...
The SFBA's Continued Decline To 3rd World Status
on 21 Aug 2013
, latest 6 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...
Best Language for Web-Based Image Editor?
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...
Recommend Me A Good Macroeconomics Book
on 21 Dec 2012
, latest 7 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...
Implications of recently announced QE4?
on 3 Dec 2012
, latest 7 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...
More Radio Ad Silliness
on 3 Oct 2012
, latest 7 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...
Every other radio ad is for mortgage re-fi's
on 21 Sep 2012
, latest 7 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...
Silicon Valley P.netters, Anyone Up For Lunch?
on 12 Sep 2012
Posted 7 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...
A FB Stock "What If?"
on 1 Aug 2012
, 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...
How About a Better Metric of Sales & Pricing
on 23 Jul 2012
, 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...
Help Me Get Birds At My Feeder
on 14 Jun 2012
, 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...
on 4 Jun 2012
, 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...
So the FB IPO Is Tomorrow...Predictions & Trash Talk
on 17 May 2012
, 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...
Fellow PatNet Woodworkers / DIY Junkies?
on 9 May 2012
, 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...
God Bless America (Movie)
on 10 Apr 2012
, 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...
The Crisis of Credit
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...
Folks, It's An Election Year
on 13 Apr 2012
, 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...
Why I am Swapping Motors
on 9 Apr 2012
, 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,...
Accurate BA Foreclosure Maps
on 15 Mar 2012
, 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,...
If You Think The RE Agent Is Lying...Can You Do This?
on 23 Feb 2012
, 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...
The Epic of Ryan's Steakhouse
on 22 Feb 2012
, 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...
Ruminations on "Inflated" / "Overpriced" Real Estate
on 17 Jan 2012
, 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...
It looks, based on the debt thresholds, like the Bay
on 11 Dec 2011
Posted 8 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...
What Would You Do If Nothing Changed?
on 28 Nov 2011
, latest 8 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...
UC Davis pepper Spray Incident - Preceding Events Recorded
on 4 Dec 2011
, latest 8 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...
Who ACTUALLY Has Money On The Sidelines?
on 22 Nov 2011
, latest 8 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...
Bill: US citizens can be siezed by the military without charges
on 28 Nov 2011
Posted 8 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...
A More Costly Way to Mess With Banks With Their Pre-Paid Mail
on 1 Nov 2011
, latest 8 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,...
Recommend Me A SF Bay Area Credit Union
on 2 Nov 2011
, latest 8 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...
Rick Santorum - The Definition
on 21 Sep 2011
, latest 8 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
What are YOUR reasons for wanting to buy?
on 16 Sep 2011
, latest 8 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...
Shadow Inventories - Can We, Taxpayers, Take Action?
on 17 Aug 2011
, latest 8 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...
Why Pay House Premium "for Schools" Instead of Private Schooling?
on 31 Jul 2011
, 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...
Places to go do Woodworking / Projects in South Bay?
on 17 Aug 2011
, 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,...
Silicon Valley Rent vs. Buy - Simple Analysis
on 19 Jul 2011
, 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...