March 14, 2009

Flip – by Clay Davis and Rick Villani – Book Recommendation

It’s Saturday… time for a Burbed Book Club recommendation! This one caught my eye:

FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit

Wow. Anyone can do it. Not everyone will… Will you?

Talk about a challenge. After all it is spring bounce, so now is the perfect time to find, fix, and sell houses for profit. There’s plenty of opportunities all over the not-so-Real Bay Area.

Are you ready to… FLIP?

Click the link. Buy the book today and profit!

Comments (27) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:37 am

27 Responses to “Flip – by Clay Davis and Rick Villani – Book Recommendation”

  1. Joe Says:

    I love the little mountain graphic in gray on the cover of this book. The mountain kinda looks like the peak of the housing bubble; see that down sloping right side of the mountain, that’s the phase we’re currently in and will be for quite some time.

    I did a search on amazon with the keywords “knifecatcher” and “bag holder” and I only had one relevent hit:
    http://www.amazon.com/Great-Housing-Bubble-House-Prices/dp/0615226930/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237043650&sr=1-1

    Maybe in a couple years the delusion of bubble prices will finally wear off from the country and we’ll have more books out about sound home buying (especially don’t buy right after a historical housing/credit bubble) and less about flipping properties for profit.

  2. madhaus Says:

    Great recommendation, Joe. That book is by the IHB blogger, in case any of you didn’t already know that.

    As to today’s book, all I can say is go back and read my TS Eliot parody.

  3. UnrealAlex Says:

    Are there guest editorials by Flip Wilson and Flippo?

  4. Real Estater Says:

    Have you guys seen these phones?

    http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/358/48/obama-smoking-thumb.0.0.0×0.450×317.jpeg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0VWsT-GIEHo/SYRVwKJ0OnI/AAAAAAAAARw/r7eenmAdYsE/s400/obama_smoking.jpg

  5. Real Estater Says:

    Have you guys seen these photos?

    http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/358/48/obama-smoking-thumb.0.0.0×0.450×317.jpeg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0VWsT-GIEHo/SYRVwKJ0OnI/AAAAAAAAARw/r7eenmAdYsE/s400/obama_smoking.jpg

  6. Lionel Says:

    Spring bounce in Sonoma!

    Home prices not seen in Sonoma County in nine years continued to draw buyers back into the housing market in February, according to a new report.

    Sales jumped 77.6 percent in February compared to a year ago — rising for the 11th consecutive month — as bargain hunters snapped up foreclosure properties, often priced under $300,000. More than three out of five homes sold in February were owned by banks that had seized the properties in foreclosure.

    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20090313/ARTICLES/903130949/1339/BUSINESS?Title=Home-sales-jump-again

  7. anon Says:

    “Have you guys seen these phones?”

    LOL and you call me out for misspelling dependent.

  8. anon Says:

    Phones, photos.

    Added value, leeched value.

    What’s the difference? Certainly you don’t know.

  9. madhaus Says:

    >>“Have you guys seen these phones?”<<

    LOL and you call me out for misspelling dependent.

    No, no, no! Obama is demonstrating the slimmest, easiest to use cell phone yet designed! Easily stores in a pen loop or your mouth! Buy the deluxe version with added Nicotine Delivery System!

  10. Pralay Says:

    Anon,
    Try to appreciate his effort. It’s not his fault. It’s public school’s fault. After “sky scrapers”, “Star Bucks”, “Manhatten”, “Face Book”, “summar” and some more, he is able to find a spelling error himself. Give him a high five.

  11. anon Says:

    You’re right, Pralay. I am too hard on him.

    Good job excreter. Looks like you were able to learn something. I believe that is a first.

  12. Real Estater Says:

    anon says,
    >>LOL and you call me out for misspelling dependent.

    No, you were called out for not knowing how to spell independent, which is different from dependent, and different from the typo above that was immediately corrected.

  13. Real Estater Says:

    Lionel,

    More exercept:

    “You’re getting a lot more sales in that price range. They’re selling over list price for the most part right now,”

    As I’m said, people have cash on the sidelines, and they are buying at the bottom now, unlike the folks here who are advocating waiting forever.

  14. anon Says:

    “No, you were called out for not knowing how to spell independent, which is different from dependent, and different from the typo above that was immediately corrected.”

    Yet you still have zero credibility and present like an idiot.

  15. anon Says:

    In addition, I’m not sure how you think mistyping phones instead of photos is a typo.

    I am also not sure how you think spelling independent with an a instead of an e would not be a typo.

  16. Real Estater Says:

    anon says,
    >>Yet you still have zero credibility and present like an idiot.

    Please be nice. No name calling, no personal attacks, no racist stuff, no baiting, etc. Let’s be nice to each other in the true Bay Area spirit!

  17. madhaus Says:

    But RealEstater, you do have zero credibility. And I’m saying so really nicely in the true Bay Area spirit.

  18. anon Says:

    You will notice that I said 1) you present like an idiot, and 2) that you have zero credibility.

    The first is a comparison, and the second is an objective statement of fact.

    No name calling here.

  19. Lionel Says:

    Lionel,

    More exercept:

    “You’re getting a lot more sales in that price range. They’re selling over list price for the most part right now,”

    RE, you conveniently removed, “said Suzanne Drace, co-owner of Pacific Union Real Estate in Santa Rosa.” I believe that’s called talking one’s book.

    And what the heck does exercept mean?

  20. Pralay Says:

    RE, you conveniently removed, “said Suzanne Drace, co-owner of Pacific Union Real Estate in Santa Rosa.” I believe that’s called talking one’s book.
    ——-

    Lionel,
    Old habit. Nicely pointed out by Prof Bleen in past.

  21. Real Estater Says:

    Lionel,

    An exercept, by definition, is an extraction from a passage. If you want every detail, you can read the whole article, which I assume you did already, since you provided the link. Thus, was are you quarreling about? Don’t be a Pralay, OK?

  22. Real Estater Says:

    madhaus says,
    >>But RealEstater, you do have zero credibility.

    Let’s test that statement a bit. The record here shows that:

    1. I made the right call on selling stocks at the top.
    2. I made the right call on buying the S&P 500 at the bottom.
    3. I made the right calls on various houses that sold quickly I introduced them here.
    4. I made the right call in buying my house at the right place at the right time at the right interest rate.

    You can learn a lot from a person with zero credibility.

  23. DreamT Says:

    #21 is the funniest post I’ve read today. The author probably still does not know why.

  24. Lionel Says:

    “Thus, was are you quarreling about?”

    Was am I quarreling about? I’m quarreling about anything. I just don’t know what exercept means.

  25. Pralay Says:

    And #23 is the most desperate attempt to gain credibility from four zero credibility examples.

  26. Pralay Says:

    I just don’t know what exercept means.
    ——–

    I guess Ann Coulter invented this new word “exercept”. Because her excerpts to mislead readers technically cannot be called excerpts.

  27. BobbyS Says:

    Investors are still flipping in the Bay Area:

    The investor

    Cindi Hagley, 47, Realtor

    House: One-bedroom foreclosure with two bonus rooms, 702 square feet, Oakland

    Price: $59,900

    Mortgage: Paid cash

    Previous price: $370,000, December 2005

    Resale list price: $149,000

    http://tinyurl.com/ddgbpw


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