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Oct. 21st, 2007 | 12:06 pm
posted by: little_octagon in luxury_issues

So, you know, there was this huge real estate boom at the turn of the century, and my spouse and I were thinking, "Hey, aren't we entitled to our piece of the pie, too?"  We go and buy a three-quarter of a million dollar home, but then the market goes kablooey on us. Now we're stuck with this stupid sprawling new construction depreciating right before our very eyes. I mean, this damn house has more bathrooms and bedrooms than we know what to do with! What a catastrophe! Woe is us!

*insert world's teeniest violin here*
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Put. That coffee. Down.

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from: blackstone
date: Oct. 21st, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Really? Really? Their tale of woe is that they have a nice house they can afford but think they won't be able to sell it for more money?

Doesn't anyone just settle down anymore?

I will happily trade issues with them. Sheesh.

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mr. tibbs

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from: zombiekiller13
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
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and they are in Florida, which is an area being hit hardest by the bursting of the bubble. around here, things are okay...but down there...the housing market stinks.

and I don't feel any pity for them. they went ahead and built some ridiculous McMansion, thinking they'd be able to sell it for 2 times what they paid to build it. they took the gamble and lost. should've been smarter and built something they could actually use, or built it somewhere else. woe, woe is them.

not to toot our horns, but I think Becky and I played it smart. we got a condo first. then we got a house, one that had enough room for us to grow in. but then we ended up moving again because of the crazy lady. but we still got a house that was a good size for us...not too big, not too small. and now we're moving again, since Becky's parents are selling us their house. another one that is a good size for us. we know we can't afford some ginormous house with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. oh, sure, the bank would tell us we could, just so they could suck our money aweay. but we know better.

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from: little_octagon
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
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You and Becky were relative young'uns when you started this "love and marriage" business. Dear hubby and I are pushing 40 if not already there. We're going straight to a house, when we buy...and since I'm doing the SAHM thing for at least the next year, real estate won't happen anytime soon.

Again, world's teensiest violin.

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mr. tibbs

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from: zombiekiller13
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
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yes...world's teeniest violin. heh.

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kooky haberdashery for the rich

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from: sueg
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
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real estate won't happen anytime soon.

Unless you move to a tiny town in UP Michigan! Get your mortgage for the price of rent and just pray nothing leaks!

Except wait, no jobs for P. Never mind.

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Jackie Wones

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from: little_octagon
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Not nececelery. Hans' employers have facilities, right? SOMEBODY's got to manage them.

Actually, if Patrick and I were to relocate to Podunksville, we'd return to his ancestral homeland: Mt. Vernon, ME.

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kooky haberdashery for the rich

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from: sueg
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I thought he only managed artistic facilities! MTU houses a bunch of engineering geeks.

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Jackie Wones

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from: little_octagon
date: Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Well, ideally, yes. He's got all those mad climate control skillz. They're pretty transferable, though.

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