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Old 09-02-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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My wife did notice that hardly anyone in our new neighborhood spoke to us until they found out we were home owners(not renters)
I'm not saying this is totally unique to Las Vegas only, but it's not normal everywhere. I live in Seattle now, even high end SFR neighborhoods with homes ranging from 400k to the millions, are at least 50% renter occupied. In Las Vegas, you have a combination of the fact that "the homes are so cheap to own, that why would anyone rent unless they are a mess" attitude, along with the fact that locals are pretty upset over the events that took place in the last 6 years with all of the investors buying up their neighborhoods and not screening for good renters, and they in turn do not take care of things and drive the property values down. The city I am in now is the complete opposite. Homes sell for $200-300 a square foot and even those with a ton of money will chose to rent as you get more for your dollar. A home that would carry a 2400 mortgage or more can rent for 1800. But I did notice the negativity towards renters vibe there.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Anyone want to be cheered up today? Go to Zillow.com, and put in your address. I saw my house, on the beautiful, multi-colored graph, where they show you the value of your home, in 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, and 2011...you can see the graph, looking very much like a ski jump...all downhill...my house was valued at $325,000 in 2005...and now...drum roll please.....a high of $124,000 today....cough, cough...I think I will go lay down now.

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Williston
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It's funny..... your story reminded me of one that Mercedes from the 94.1 morning show told this year, where she'd go to the mailbox each day and always see this one neighbor who would never return a smile and would leave the minute she arrived to get the mail. Finally after a month, she asks him if there is something wrong, some reason he is avoiding her and not smiling. He claims that EVERY morning when Mercedes leaves to go to work, that she flips him off. She couldn't believe it, of course denied it. The next morning as she's leaving to go to work she realizes that she closes her garage door by holding up her middle finger, LOL! So this guy thought she was flipping him off each morning.....


Von....one of the great things about my old HOA was that they had a neighborhood welcome committee and one house was in charge on each street. Whenever a new neighbor moved in they'd be greeted by the committee member from their street and a few nights worth of dinners were provided to them, to help out since most people are frazzled and still unpacking. They also did this for new moms and the very sick. We actually had a great HOA.
Was this in Vegas? That is my ideal type of HOA. I would not mind paying a little extra for something like that.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Williston
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Anyone want to be cheered up today? Go to Zillow.com, and put in your address. I saw my house, on the beautiful, multi-colored graph, where they show you the value of your home, in 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, and 2011...you can see the graph, looking very much like a ski jump...all downhill...my house was valued at $325,000 in 2005...and now...drum roll please.....a high of $124,000 today....cough, cough...I think I will go lay down now.
Your figures are just about the same as mine. 2007=$360,000...Now=$130,000. The only difference is that I didnt pay the $360,000. Some other guy did.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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True, it could be worse. I bought the house in 1993. But still..I could have sold it in 2005...oh well...I am still "ahead". Not like the guy next door, who bought his house, with $200,000 down payment...has a $100,000 mortgage. He is there for life...
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Williston
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Thought this was interesting and rare in Vegas.


Born & Raised in Las Vegas - YouTube


Anyone ever ate at FUKU Burger?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tTQd...E41FDF3C352335
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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Anyone want to be cheered up today? Go to Zillow.com, and put in your address. I saw my house, on the beautiful, multi-colored graph, where they show you the value of your home, in 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, and 2011...you can see the graph, looking very much like a ski jump...all downhill...my house was valued at $325,000 in 2005...and now...drum roll please.....a high of $124,000 today....cough, cough...I think I will go lay down now.
My house in Portland in 2007 was $394K. Today it's $241K. I'm still not underwater on and it increased $3,800 in the last 30 days.

Not sure how that happened. But I like it!
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:24 AM
 
Location: In my house
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Never ate at FUKU burger. I think I pronounce it wrong though. lol
I don't think they have veggie burgers there, do they?
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: In my house
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Hey dyni, are you going to be the best man at the commitment ceremony(not a real marriage) saturday? I just realized that's tomorrow. We have plans. See you all later, if anyone really does go, please take pics. And no pics of snakes in peoples mouths. That is yucko.

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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No rats, or any other animals, for that matter, will be in attendance.

The ceremony will be today at Belleze Wedding Chapel at 4pm on Paradise near the Siegel Suites, and the Stratosphere. The reception will be at the park at on Eastern and St. Louis thereafter, and will be potluck and BYOB. We're bringing some food and sodas, but ice would be greatly appreciated. We've already got the best man, and all of the other key positions are spoken for.

One thing about our "wedding" today is certain.

We're all getting leid!!!
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