May 2, 2010

New York versus California – Safe States

America’s 15 Safest States

15. New York

Assault: 25
Burglary: 47
Murder: 26
Motor Vehicle Theft: 45
Rape: 49
Robbery: 9

Ha ha! Look at that! New York is all the way at the bottom of the list of America’s 15 Safest States!

Let’s see where California ranks!

15 Most Dangerous U.S. States

#15: California

Assault: 18
Burglary: 25
Murder: 16
Motor Vehicle Theft: 3
Rape: 41
Robbery: 5

Booyah baby! #15 on the list of Most Dangerous States!

Further proof that if you can make it here in California, you can make it anywhere!

And while we’re at it….

25 Craziest Cities in America

2. San Francisco

Psychiatrists per capita: 1
Stress: 57
Eccentricity: 2
Drinking: 11 (tie)
Local Character: Samir “Sammy” Keishk spent 18 months and $12,000 working on a 2,260-pound rubber-band ball in a quest to set a Guinness world record.


7. New York City

Psychiatrists per capita: 4
Stress: 19
Eccentricity: 4
Drinking: 49 (tie)
Colorful Character: Robert John Burck, better known as the Naked Cowboy to anyone who’s ever walked through (or heard of) Times Square, stuns and entertains passersby with his outfit: cowboy boots, a hat, and briefs that he hides with a guitar. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Take that again New York!

Man… we are just rockin’ it out!

Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:30 am

March 24, 2006

$659,000 3 bedroom 2.75 bathrom 2.8 acre house!!!


Did you really think this was going to be in the Bay Area? No way! It’s Friday! Time for a reality check!

With Microsoft in the news this week, I thought it’s time we took a look at what BAY_AREA_MEDIAN_HOUSE-PRICE – $100,000 could buy you: Find a Home – Listing Detail


Redmond, WA  98053
MLS ID#: 26034300
3 Bed, 2.75 Bath
2,930 Sq. Ft.
2.8 Acres
Single Family Property, Area: Redmond/Carnation, Subdivision: non tract setting, Approximately 2.8 acre(s), Lot is 121968 sq. ft., Year Built: 1997, View, Two story, Hardwood floors

Yeah… that’d be about $2 million here in the Bay Area. Maybe even $3 million.

But Redmond isn’t the Bay Area. They don’t have our gang problems, our public school funding problems, our traffic problems, our sprawl problems — instead, they have rain.

Bay Area wins by a long shot! Still the best place in the world to live!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

February 22, 2006

Reader Submission: $499,000 for a 5/3.5… is it in California?

sarritahunn writes “super-reality check, I live in SF but this is my hometown” Find a Home – Listing Detail


2238 E Southview St
Ozark, MO 65721
MLS ID#: 512316
5 Bed, 3.5 Bath
3,829 Sq. Ft.
5.05 Acres

Hm… $500k for a house with metal bars on the window in what was once called the murder capital of America, or $500k for a 5/3.5 house in Ozark, MO.

Sorry sarritahunn, but I’ll have to stick with the insanity!

Fret not, other readers – back to Bay Area housing in the next entry! Submit your worst find and be mentioned on!

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 11:20 pm

February 12, 2006

Reality Check Post: $499k house in Portland (4/2.5)

I think it’s time to do a property that’s outside of the Bay Area. What can you get for $500k in… Portland? Find a Home – Listing Detail
Portland, OR 97202
MLS ID#: 6002724
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath
2,106 Sq. Ft.
Estimated payment:
$2,332 Per Month*


That’s just crazy – way too much house for the money!

Comments (5) -- Posted by: burbed @ 6:58 pm