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  • Forum Post: Hiring off Craigslist? A no-no or go-go?

    Posted 12/31/2010 08:34:23 EST

    it is posible, but you want to make sure the contractor is licensed, has insurance and you get and contact several references....  Depending on how big the project is you should get a permit  (I know more »

  • Forum Post: When will real estate prices begin rising again?

    Posted 10/22/2009 08:33:23 EDT

    In Response to Re: When will real estate prices begin rising again?: [QUOTE]In Response to When will real estate prices begin rising again? : The low end of the market (under 300k) has already hit bot more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 05/23/2008 04:47:37 EDT

    "The recent BAD news is starting to "sink in".Look at the homebuilders - they are down about 20% IN A WEEK !BZH� DHI� HOV� KBH� LEN� TOL� MTH"Overall they are pretty good YTDBZH� Down 5% YTDDHI� Down more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 05/05/2008 08:20:11 EDT

    "But, I do appreciate that Case-Shiller breaks down prices by city, and that they use the repeat sales technique."They do not break it down by "city", they break it down by "metropolitan regions".�� T more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 02/20/2008 12:38:50 EST

    bikes.. I would have to agree, I seriously doubt anyone at the globe cares one bit about what is on these boards.There are a couple people posting under several different names.� Public boards are lik more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 02/20/2008 12:34:41 EST

    "This articles states that prices in Boston will fall approxmately 4.9% over the next 5 years.� The authors used the price/rent ratio to come to this conclusion. "I agree with the article... but I thi more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 02/19/2008 02:09:07 EST

    Iives.. The dark side and I are great friends!�

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  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 02/19/2008 01:40:26 EST

    So... am I still a bitter renter?� I just closed on my new place last friday.It was a short-sale and took almost 5 months from offer to close... but it is now done.� Should be moving in by May 15th!� more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 02/01/2008 10:44:13 EST

    "Don't get me wrong I am making money by it staying up, but it is crazy IMO".... I recall you stating that the market would be below 12000 by the end of the week, and if it didn't you would be losing more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 02/01/2008 08:31:41 EST

    Informed2008... Where did your prediction go?�

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  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 01/18/2008 02:16:45 EST

    "I think this has gotten too big and effected to many people to allow for such reckless behavior. "

    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
    -- Robert A. Heinlein

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  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 01/18/2008 08:10:34 EST

    "People will mostly do two things with this money. One: Spend it on bills their behind on. Not even remotely close to immediate stimulas to the economy. May help some banks stop the bleeding for a few more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 12/06/2007 05:18:37 EST

    I am still waiting for the lender to accept... they should, because the were going to have a foreclosure auction last week but it was postponed due to my offer, so if they do not accept, i will wait a more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 12/06/2007 02:30:16 EST

    I am buying up in the Stoneham area... more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 12/06/2007 01:36:51 EST

    "Great news ? Perhaps for some, but as a home buyer in waiting, I would prefer to borrow $250,000 at say 7.75% over borrowing $350,000 at 5.75%.. " That may be true.. but now that my offer has been ac more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/27/2007 02:29:15 EST

    "not sure I understand your logic. 3.2% is huge if:"...

    You only put 3% down... you just lost 100% of your money!

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  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/24/2007 08:59:41 EST

    "Got Popcorn?"

    Neil? That you?

    more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/16/2007 11:27:55 EST

    Well.. I have had an interesting week... I put an offer in on a house last week... Agreed on a price... and then find out the seller is trying to do a short sale (I knew he was under water, he had a 2 more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/09/2007 05:04:48 EST

    "Is that correct? If so I will say this and we can have some other give there opinion and settle on a number," I am not trying to "come up with a number" according to FASB157, the "levels" are just ho more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/09/2007 02:12:22 EST

    I would argue L1 should be 100%, if something is traded today, that is its price. L2, I would even say should be close to 100%. L3 may have more leeway, but let's assume you bought the whole AAA tranc more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/09/2007 12:45:35 EST

    "Take the TOP (10-20) executives pay and add that up for 2006 including bonuses and all. Now add into that figure the compensation for their exits or assumed if they have not left yet. See what profit more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/07/2007 10:44:25 EST

    "What I should have done, was listened to my agent and cut the price by $50,000 to $100,000 early on, and the property would have sold last October. à I should have listed it a month earlier,""First o more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/03/2007 11:07:38 EDT

    "Well that money is not free so don't you need to calculate the cost per month associated with that. In other words the cost of the mortgage is based on what is still owed, but the cash put down divid more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/03/2007 10:10:25 EDT

    "House - $1,600.00 per month plus we need to add in the cost paid up front as well ($180,000 / 360 months = $500.00 per month). " sorry, but you are double counting the $500, it does not make sense to more »

  • Forum Post: Where are Real Estate Prices Headed?

    Posted 11/03/2007 10:00:44 EDT

    "If NewFreshScholarshipDudeMan took the $180k, took out whatever student loans he could muster (the cheapest money known to man) and invested conservatively " Do not believe he could "legally" do that more »

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