April 30, 2009

You're probably wondering the same thing I am…

Swine flu. How will it impact the housing market in the Real Bay Area?

Will it cause prices to soar, or prices to hold steady?

In favor of soaring prices:

1. The Real Bay Area is special. Living there will increase your immune system. Therefore, it will become more desirable.

2. The Real Bay Area is further away from Mexico.

3. The Real Bay Area is full of rich people, which means that people can afford great healthcare coverage, N99 masks, etc. Thus, you will not be likely to be around sick people.

In favor of prices holding steady:


Debate resolved. Do you agree?

Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

11 Responses to “You're probably wondering the same thing I am…”

  1. A. Lewis Says:

    I love how the option to vote for prices to drop is not on the list. Burbed is so great.

    That reminds me of a Simpson’s episode which I’ll paraphrase from:

    “You can’t vote for a third party candidate – you’ll be THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY!”


    “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kang.”

  2. nomadic Says:

    The only way the flu can make RBA prices drop is if everyone there fires their house cleaners (because most visit their families in Mexico), and THEN the houses look dirty when the realtors come to show them.


  3. CB Says:

    I like my racism subtle instead of made perfectly clear in parentheses.

  4. Pralay Says:

    More reason for soaring prices:

    1. RBA kids are “widely traveled” anyway. That means they already have antibodies against this flu.

  5. nomadic Says:

    Was that racist? Really? My apologies to burbed.

  6. DreamT Says:

    nomadic – or you could have told CB: “But, I am Mexican myself!”

  7. DreamT Says:

    CB: nomadic was being stereotypical, not racist. Racism involves a sense of superiority, discrimination, hatred or intolerance, and there must also be a racial context. So not only #3 was not fair at all, it was actually offensive 😉

  8. DreamT Says:

    swine flu will probably decrease open house traffic, but on the other hand your chances of survival are greater in a SFR than in a busy apartment building…
    Time’s running out – only six months left before the pandemic strikes. But that’s more than enough to close escrow.

  9. cardinal2007 Says:

    Are people from Mexico supposed to be of just one race, or are housekeepers supposed to be of just one race?

    I’m a little confused by what all the fuss is about.

  10. nomadic Says:

    I don’t want to derail the thread anymore, but thanks for the help DreamT. I wasn’t sure if stereotypes = racist in our ultra-PC world now. I could’ve said I’m Mexican but it didn’t occur to me since I’m a terrible liar.

    The point of the post was to poke fun by supplying a silly scenario where RBA prices could drop. (gasp!)

    I like the scenario of taking refuge in a SFH in #8! GO RBA! Buy now or be infected forever! LOL.

  11. CB Says:

    I should have followed my comment with a smirking emoticon. I was half serious, nomadic. Make that one quarter.

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