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Elizabeth Warren still doesn't "get it"
by mdovell on 9 Aug 2012   Posted 10 years ago
I live in Mass and the political ads have started en masse. Many want Warren to win because somehow that will give Obama more power if he wins and ...

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What happened to ROLM?
by mdovell on 9 Jun 2012   2 comments, latest 11 years ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R So they looked like a great place to work back in the day. Silicon Valley and yet this is what it looks like today. http://tinyurl.com/7otacuu Yes it was ...

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The 2012 Senate Race in Mass
by mdovell on 30 May 2012   8 comments, latest 11 years ago
http://www.boston.com/news/loc This comes from the Boston Globe. Not exactly a right wing paper in Mass..if you want that read the Herald. The NY Times owns this paper and that ...

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Suburban Prices might not rebound in our lifetime
by mdovell on 28 Mar 2012   Posted 11 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs Well at least he's honest. #housing

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Should cities have residency requirements for government jobs?
by mdovell on 22 Mar 2012   1 comment, latest 11 years ago
Pros: Faster commute times, local economy benefits, general public might feel better knowing that those that lead the place live there as well. Cons: Not everyone can afford to ...

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Massachusetts Prices vary
by mdovell on 9 Mar 2012   2 comments, latest 11 years ago
It is sometimes stated that the Boston metro area is OK and that we didn't have that much of a decline. On the macro level that might be ok ...

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Do days listed still reset?
by mdovell on 14 Feb 2012   4 comments, latest 11 years ago
Some real estate agents were on local tv a few weeks ago and said the old tactic of taking a house off the market and putting it back on ...

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Two questions: Do banks pay property taxes and do any still do reverse mortgage?
by mdovell on 26 Jan 2012   3 comments, latest 11 years ago
When banks take these homes in foreclosure are they paying property taxes to the town/cities? Now they can't exactly say they are non profit and thereby exempt from paying ...

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Does Elizabeth Warren understand what she is doing?
by mdovell on 7 Dec 2011   7 comments, latest 11 years ago
I understand she makes speeches that make some on the left happy and she has this consumer protection agency that she started. In Mass we are ALREADY seeing ads ...

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New bill would give US visas to foreign home buyers
by mdovell on 19 Oct 2011   39 comments, latest 11 years ago
http://online.wsj.com/article/ Um...hmmm Shouldn't the visa process be more contingent on some given skill set of abilities? More importantly the houses in question must be at least $500,000! So in ...

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Shanghai Gold Exchange lifts margin requirements 20%
by mdovell on 25 Sep 2011   Posted 11 years ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/

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Do legalized casino's help/hurt the economy?
by mdovell on 16 Sep 2011   8 comments, latest 11 years ago
Right now in Mass it appears that we are getting close to legalizing casinos. We have state gambling with lotteries, keno and scratch tickets..there's some horse racing (we banned ...

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Robosigned mortgages go back to the late 1990's!
by mdovell on 1 Sep 2011   Posted 11 years ago
This is getting interesting folks. Going back pre Bush era now http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ Here's a tidbid "In Guilford County, where Greensboro is located, a sample of 6,100 mortgage documents filed ...

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Is HP dead?
by mdovell on 19 Aug 2011   23 comments, latest 11 years ago
They are down about 44% year to date. A simple glance at activity over the past decade shows they have been on a binge buying out plenty of companies. ...

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What improvements today would raise housing prices?
by mdovell on 4 Jul 2011   39 comments, latest 12 years ago
#housing

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How are RV's doing?
by mdovell on 7 Jul 2011   1 comment, latest 12 years ago
Technically it is housing but it is also movable. Yes there is the high cost of diesel but at the same point newer technologies (cell phone, wifi, satellite tv) ...

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How will the new Jumbo loan limits affect prices?
by mdovell on 3 Jul 2011   13 comments, latest 12 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ This is only in a few markets. Most notably SF, NYC, Florida Keys and Washington (I'm assuming D.C). I can't find any numbers for the Keys but it ...

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Who buys a house to "entertain"?
by mdovell on 5 Feb 2010   27 comments, latest 13 years ago
In watching some of these housing shows I keep hearing this brought up time and again. Some room to "entertain" now maybe I could see that back in I ...

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Will the banks dump REO's if taxed?
by mdovell on 30 Jan 2010   Posted 13 years ago
If the obama tax on banks passes would they then dump REO's to make up for the loss? www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pi There's millions of empty homes not on the market... What ...

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Are housing shows misleading?
by mdovell on 24 Jan 2010   17 comments, latest 13 years ago
I've been watching TLC's housing shows (between those of ones of little people and ones of families of a bakers dozen) anyway I noticed a few glaring problems with ...

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Is there anyone from Mass here that can give some advice?
by mdovell on 31 Oct 2009   1 comment, latest 13 years ago
Basically my grandmother passed away leaving my family with the house. We have it on the market. I don't want to post a link to it here because this ...

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Man is it bad out there...
by mdovell on 7 Aug 2009   Posted 13 years ago
I had a high school reunion and apparently someone is getting into the mindset that it's a good idea to buy up property now to unload later. He sent ...

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Multi generational living
by mdovell on 13 Jun 2009   49 comments, latest 14 years ago
www.patriotledger.com/opinions This article was in a local paper today. I'd say it makes a fair amount of sense "Who decided, and why, when young men or women reach 25 ...

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How much should be taken off of an "assessment"
by mdovell on 25 Jun 2009   5 comments, latest 14 years ago
There are way too many people that imply or think that the government sets the price of home via the "assessment". Â I think there's a strong irony of ...

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What does this tell us about housing now?
by mdovell on 24 Jun 2009   4 comments, latest 14 years ago
Meet Bob Johnson http://people.forbes.com/profi He's a director of KB Home as well as Lowes...so where does he see money to be made? http://www.hulu.com/watch/7836 Go to about 30:30 in the ...

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Is this supposed to be a joke?
by mdovell on 22 Jun 2009   4 comments, latest 14 years ago
http://newsblogs.chicagotribun Yes I know I'm questioning a harvard study here but consider a few things 1)Â I'm getting a bit sick of this generation x or y or z ...

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Obama to create a plan to destroy excess housing?
by mdovell on 12 Jun 2009   32 comments, latest 14 years ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fin I had a feeling eventually it would come to this. But I have to wonder how do you "return the land to nature" without considering the enviromental aspects ...

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I'm predicting right now....
by mdovell on 8 Jun 2009   2 comments, latest 14 years ago
Looking at some numbers at housing tracker.... I wouldn't be surprised to see in the next six to nine months property in las vegas selling for less than that ...
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