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Old 04-28-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes, but does it have a phone nook?
Funny you should ask!

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Old 04-28-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Funny you should ask!
Very cute!
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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C'mon! You're making big money. "Unaffordable" shouldn't even be in your vocabulary. (looking back, it wouldn't have been a wise decision to buy at that time anyway...unless you could have ridden it out until a rebound.)
Yeah, but because you can buy something doesn't mean it's a good deal. When flippers were buying up 1950s houses that were hood-adjacent, putting in granite+stainless in the kitchen and painting the place while doing nothing about any of the structural/electrical/plumbing issues and trying to sell for $50-100K more than they bought for - that was my sign that the market was completely out of whack and that prices were temporary. I have no idea when the northwest will come back to 2007 levels... my guess is it's still several years away. Condos have been hit especially hard because construction quality went down the toilet and the building fees are high to make up for unsold units.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Yeah, but because you can buy something doesn't mean it's a good deal. When flippers were buying up 1950s houses that were hood-adjacent, putting in granite+stainless in the kitchen and painting the place while doing nothing about any of the structural/electrical/plumbing issues and trying to sell for $50-100K more than they bought for - that was my sign that the market was completely out of whack and that prices were temporary. I have no idea when the northwest will come back to 2007 levels... my guess is it's still several years away. Condos have been hit especially hard because construction quality went down the toilet and the building fees are high to make up for unsold units.
Condos are usually the first hit...and the last to recover as well. Seen that before.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Socal around 1991? One of our records techs got owned last time around over there. Said it was the same thing back then as it was now only the numbers weren't so big.

If I had more time to look into it I'd guess there might be money to be made in South Florida condos (big towers) right now. Not sure about the taxes and insurance though, and how much longer until the rental market will come back to support it. Honestly some parts of SA through Austin aren't doing bad either.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That is a totally cool house GWhopper! What area is that in?
It's outside 1604 near UTSA.

A week after we moved in, I went into the garage and there was this long, at least 2 1/2 feet, and very thick ribbon snake sitting in the middle of it. I pushed it out with a stick, then told my wife about it when she got home. SHe goes to work at 5:00am. For a whole week she would wake me up and make me go look in the garage for the snake before she would go to work. I should have kept my mouth shut.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:33 AM
 
Location: qld,australia
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thats nice,i so want my house to have all those built ins
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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GWhopper: I like the design of it; hope you have no more snake troubles!
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