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I was just showing its possible to own cheaply, most people however want to live in the cities or on the coast and it's bloody expensive.
originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: JAGStorm
Jag- In 1994, I purchased a 1292 sq. ft. home in Cotati, Ca. (Sonoma County 'Wine Country') I paid $168,999. Fortunately My Wife and I were able to pay off the note and $30k that My folks borrowed Us to make the purchase.
In October of 2003, while going through physical therapy for My neck/back, I was also diagnosed w/Cancer and after testing over a couple of months I was told that I had approximately 18 months 'to LIVE'.
By June of 2004, I was told that I was to be 'medically retired' from a police job in the SF Bay Area. Not wanting to die as both My parents were still counted amongst the living, We decided to sell the house.
The house SOLD the very first day it was offered for $445k and I've been a "Cash Player" ever since. I first bought a Country Club house, remember at this time I was 'still dying'.. I've since sold that house and bought a waterfront house because I can't play golf any longer so now I fish.
Remember, I've been on "borrowed time" for almost 15 years now... And in fact, I'm in better shape physically minus the broken back/neck. The "cancer" which was atop My lungs?? The copious amounts of Cannabis must've cleaned it out??
P.S. The "American Dream" isn't dead, You just now have to travel to Central or South America to achieve it...
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: toysforadults
They didn't even try to correct the BS that brought on the crash of O8. The next crash is going to hurt much worse.
I rode the mkt up, but I bailed when Trump was elected. Trickle down has never worked for the American working man.
It's just a way for the rich to tell you it's raining when they pisson your shoes.
originally posted by: starviego
Housing prices are going up because of rapid population growth due to immigration and the children of immigrants. It's simple supply and demand.
originally posted by: Lumenari
Why not put on a pair of big girl pants on and get rich yourself, if that is what you want to do?
Can't do it? Your fault. Pretty simple really... although it seems that people such as yourself are a lot happier blaming people you think better than yourself and cry that the system is rigged.
It really isn't. You just are not good enough, focused enough, don't want it bad enough. All on you.