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    Wow, I was just in San Clara this past weekend visiting friends and they showed me some new condos where a studio is selling for 500K! I'm wondering where they can find all these single income people who can afford that??
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    Santa Clara/San Jose is computer geek city. They make more money than God had ever intended anyone to. And they are young and single. Hence the studio.
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    Fuh-rea-ky......how in the world did it sell so fast, sis? They didn't mistakenly think your charming smile was going to stay in the house as part of the deal did they?
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    Well I know people who are 23-24 years old making around 60k base salary + anywhere from 60-110k in bonus.
    So you figure with a 170k salary you get like, 120k cash after tax and deductions, assuming you lay down $100k and mortgage a 600k loan at 7% for 30 years, that's about $4000 a month out of your 10k/month income. Which leaves $6000 left over for bills, taxes, car payment, insurance, etc.

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    Wow, I was just in San Clara this past weekend visiting friends and they showed me some new condos where a studio is selling for 500K! I'm wondering where they can find all these single income people who can afford that??

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    There's been a lot of speculation that the housing market is cooling off or maybe even taking a downturn. However there's a house in Berkeley that recently sold for $451K above asking price! This is an early-century craftsman with 3 BR, 2BA and a new kitchen. The owners put it on the market for $799,000 and 3 days and 16 offers later, they accepted $1,250,000. Unbelievable even for someone like me who grew up in the Bay Area and have seen 2BR/1BA fixer-uppers sell for $750,000 back during the dot.com days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    You live in a ghetto where houses sell for $750k? Damn, that's a nice ghetto. BTW, I'm interested in the timing. You decided to sell at 5:30 pm. When did you discover your antenna missing? 5:29 pm?
    This is another reason I don't live in Cali. No offense to the Californians here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoF3ar
    Because everyone knocks it. Really I wish I could throw it over a cliff lol.
    I did that once. Of course, that was my Cannondale HT($1200) so I went and got it. Didn't really hurt it, thankfully. Besides, you can do that when you get your new bike...if you really want to. I'm gonna sell my old one to my brother, tho.
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    Congrats, Siu! Hope you find what you're looking for. I wish I could go on a backyard BF ride with you guys, but it all depends on where you end up.
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    Let's hope this is the best possible offer. Is it possible you priced it too low?

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    OP - let me guess where you live based on the description - Westchester, El Segundo , Playa Del Rey or directly due east of any of these places?

    Good luck with the move.

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    Wow 4 hours=o that must be some house you got lol. I hope every thing turns out ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker
    Let's hope this is the best possible offer. Is it possible you priced it too low?

    That was the first thing I thought too. But then I remembered something (see post #11).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Fuh-rea-ky......how in the world did it sell so fast, sis? They didn't mistakenly think your charming smile was going to stay in the house as part of the deal did they?

    When I first bought the house, there was a couple that wanted it too but were denied because basically they weren't ready to buy. They didn't have enough credit at the time. When I first recieved the keys and I went there to see the empty house, they came up to me and offered to buy it. Of course I thought they were crazy and told them I'd like to enjoy it for a while.

    I guess they were keeping an eye on it or something but it is the same couple who came back and wanted to buy it again. This time apparently they possibly have all of their ducks in a row. They offered the down, and she has a Silicon Valley job and hopefully will be able to secure a loan. I think they pre-qualify, though. He said he had been preparing for this day.

    I guess it was just the house.
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    Is there gold or something buried in the basement or backyard and that's why they want it so bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Is there gold or something buried in the basement or backyard and that's why they want it so bad?
    Very good question. Maybe you and I should pay Siu a visit before the deal goes through and go digging up her backyard.
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    Don't forget her basement. Might be some Mexican gold left over from when that General that Zorro fought still owned California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    Very good question. Maybe you and I should pay Siu a visit before the deal goes through and go digging up her backyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    When I first bought the house, there was a couple that wanted it too but were denied because basically they weren't ready to buy. They didn't have enough credit at the time. When I first recieved the keys and I went there to see the empty house, they came up to me and offered to buy it. Of course I thought they were crazy and told them I'd like to enjoy it for a while.

    I guess they were keeping an eye on it or something but it is the same couple who came back and wanted to buy it again. This time apparently they possibly have all of their ducks in a row. They offered the down, and she has a Silicon Valley job and hopefully will be able to secure a loan. I think they pre-qualify, though. He said he had been preparing for this day.

    I guess it was just the house.
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    Congrats Siu! So are you moving somewhere in the same city, or are you coming to Austin?

    The Wells Branch running trail runs back behind my [1] house, but I'm too much of a wimp to brave winter to enjoy it. Yes, even the mild Austin winters.

    [1] I say "my" -- I'm living with some roommates who actually own the house, but they're moving to Belgium in a few months, and I'm thinking of picking it up. Whee!

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    That's amazing. Wow, you could move out here and buy a house like mine for under $150,000. I paid 100,000 for it seven years ago. Granted it may not be the best house in the world, but it will leave you with a lot of money for bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Get this. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, no garage (changed partially to large laundry room) unless you own a Honda Element or Scion Xbox. Updated kitchen with all new appliances. Original bathroom. New roof, newer dual pane vinyl windows, walk-in work area/large shed in yard. 1,200 square feet. Nice neighborhood, walking distance to schools, built in 1936. Airport traffic above. $750,000 asking price. Sold for asking.
    - good for you! hope you don't get hit w/cap gains ($500K ceiling for couples after two-year ownership)...

    - real estate seems to be the only legal way to make tax-free money!

    :-)

    p.s. i'll bet that now you've sold you can't afford a place in your neighborhood, huh?

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    No capital gains. Will be reinvesting within 6 months. No cash in hand. And yes, I can afford another place in my neighborhood but I'm planning to move up in the world and go somewhere that is more beneficial. I've owned the place since 2000, and am surprised at how the property value has changed. It also helped that the homeowners in my area have been remodeling their homes and upping the comps. There isn't really any more room for further housing develpment, therefore contributing to the increasing values of the existing homes.
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