May 22, 2011

Open Houses and Open Thread

It’s a beautiful day, the world didn’t end, Spring is bouncing, and the house with a Dragon out front is open today!

Share any houses you plan to see, or anything at all in this Open Thread.

Comments (9) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 8:46 am

9 Responses to “Open Houses and Open Thread”

  1. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    The prices on the coast are still outrageous.
    Someone trying to sell a house down the street from me was trying to get 429k for a 1/1 built in 1951.

    You can still see it on zillow, but they just removed the listing from redfin.

    The redfin tax info shows it is worth 42k.

  2. madhaus Says:

    Great article in NY Times on SEC’s failure to investigate clearly fraudulent mortgage firm:

    It Teetered, It Tottered, It Was Bound to Fall Down

  3. madhaus Says:

    3 votes against an Open Thread. Okay, next weekend, more zip codes.

  4. nomadic Says:

    Next weekend is a holiday weekend; even zip codes won’t spoil it! If anyone is here to read about them.

  5. nomadic Says:

    #2, incredible. Their loans were so smelly even Lehman stopped buying them, but the SEC did nothing.

    A highlight:
    Promotional memos NovaStar sent to its 16,400 unsupervised mortgage brokers across the country told the tale of easy credit terms. “Did You Know NovaStar Offers to Completely Ignore Consumer Credit!” one screamed. “Ignore the Rules and Qualify More Borrowers with Our Credit Score Override Program!” boasted another.

  6. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    I considered going out on the bicycle and taking a picture of the Demented Smurf House which isn’t far from me at all, but I could not get that excited about it.

  7. SEA Says:

    More on light bulbs and Drano:

    “In late March, a potential renter scouting Nancy Roberts’ rental home in Oregon City spotted two tablespoon-sized globs of a silvery substance in the driveway.

    The visitor, with degrees in biology and microbiology, knew it was mercury, the hazardous but widespread metal. She called 9-1-1, figuring the fire department would bag the mercury and dispose of it.

    Two months later, the tab stands at $156,000 for a cleanup enforced by a federal warrant. The costly saga includes a spill that Roberts had nothing to do with, tense disputes with the Environmental Protection Agency that delayed cleanup and two attempts to fix the mess herself.”

  8. SEA Says:

    Now I know this is not a desirable 94301 opportunity, since it’s priced more than 10% below the 1989 sale price. 1989?

  9. madhaus Says:

    Bwahahaha! $521 a month HOA fees! For what? Specialness?

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