November 10, 2013

Building a new house is easy!

Nobody even noticed we had a new article yesterday. And it was on topic and everything! So just for that, we give you a lame-ass Ikea rip-off on what to do if they ever made any more land. And you managed to get some.


This is your weekend Open Thread.  Heck, this is probably going to be your Open Thread for the whole effing month of November at the rate we’re going.

We would love to properly credit and link to the author of these instructions. Let us know if you can figure out who it is.

Comments (14) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:02 am

14 Responses to “Building a new house is easy!”

  1. nomadic Says:

    Maybe we’ll get back to you during the week, when we’re bored at work, and actually read burbed. 😛

  2. Zak Says:

    The housing bubble is so yesterday. We need a new bubble.

  3. nomadic Says:

    Atherton is getting as bad as EPA…

  4. maryjane Says:

    Nomadic – You made my day!

  5. nomadic Says:

    Just trying to help out… 😉

  6. Steve Tyler Says:

    I think the original came from here:

  7. peanutbutter Says:

    I’ve been lurking on here for years. Indeed this site and most of the other bubble sites aren’t getting the attention they once did. Not sure why: the bubble is back and actually worse than it was. Given the time frame there should be a whole new generation of young buyers who feel as equally frustrated as the last generation. So why less interest this time around?

    I distinctly recall back in the “good ole’ days” when bubble sites hot 100’s of responses per post.

  8. Joe Says:

    Less posts because most people who were bitching about the Bay Area Real Estate bubble we smart enough to move on to more affordable housing and lifestyles outside the Bay Area.

  9. Real Estater Says:

    Less posts because the dust has settled, and there is nothing more to debate. Doubters became losers and moved out of the area.

  10. nomadic Says:

    #7, I think younger buyers have lost interest in owning. They’d rather rent for less $/month and keep their freedom. Later on it’ll bite ’em in the ass (unless they actually do need to move often).

  11. Real Estater Says:

    >>Later on it’ll bite ‘em in the ass

    [Personal attack removed. Back into timeout with you, Mister. –ed.]

  12. peanutbutter Says:

    The dust has settled? Far from it. We are right back to being in a bubble. Rents are ridiculous. Housing prices are ridiculous. The same sort of atmosphere that creates bubbles is very apparent in the Bay Area.

    Full disclosure: I bought a house about a year and a half ago. I waited all throughout the last bubble. As a homeowner you’d think I would be gleeful over the current run up in prices. But we all see how that turns out. It crashes economies. So I have some rather serious concerns about what appears to be yet another bubble.

  13. Steve Tyler Says:

    Many of the bubble blogs have been purchased by realtors, or have changed their focus if the blogger purchased a home.

    For example, the Santa Monica Distress Monitor (a former bubble blog) was recently posting about how great the housing market is today. I challenged that assertion, and now they’ve shut down completely.

  14. nomadic Says:

    Personally, I don’t have as much interest in this bubble because my work location may be changing in the next year, and I’ve lost interest in moving in the midst of the market craziness. If I sold now, I’d rent for a year or two.

    “Mr. Moderation” up there probably misunderstood my earlier comment. I was fortunate to move as much as I did, but market conditions are different now and I think it would be much tougher to do successfully now. Hell, according to Zillow, my last Michigan house is still worth about 20% less than what I sold it for back in 2001. Getting out of there was as much luck as anything else.

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