Condemned California home with holes in roof, mildew, sells for $1.23 million

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BudAshes

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It's gone beyond insane here. Time to warm up the earth so we can all move north. Everybody go outside and idle your cars please.
 

GagHalfrunt

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It's gone beyond insane here. Time to warm up the earth so we can all move north. Everybody go outside and idle your cars please.

Have you seen the prices in some places in Canada? Screw that, we need to move to Mexico and central America where you can buy an entire city for $100 and then create an ice age.
 

BudAshes

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Have you seen the prices in some places in Canada? Screw that, we need to move to Mexico and central America where you can buy an entire city for $100 and then create an ice age.

Well that is just because Canada let the Chinese buy their country. Norcal, Washington and Oregon coast are still fairly cheap.
 

Kaido

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As much as I complain about Connecticut being an expensive place to live, at least it's not California money, hahaha
 

Kaido

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I can't imagine paying that much for a house/property when I can buy one somewhere else decent for 1/10th the price. At a certain point location does not really matter since you can probably find a location that's half as good for WAY cheaper. California does not even feel all that desirable, too many people and too hot, and not to mention the fact that the politics are screwed up. Try to do anything and the government probably has some weird regulation that will stop you or wrap you in red tape. The less government involvement in my life the better.

Yeah, but if you want to be in the middle of the hottest tech action on the planet, California is where it's at. Highly-inventive startups & big names are all there . Other places are branching out, but it's nowhere near what California has to offer. I've been tempted to move out there more than a couple times because there's so much cool stuff going on out there, but I like my little IT hardware nerd niche where I live.

Plus all I really know how to do is operate a screwdriver & plug in wires :D
 

Kaido

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the buyer designs green homes.

=/=

Four thousand square foot "green" house

for all we know he designs green homes but wants to put a 4 thousand foot mini coal plant on the property.

Modern home technology is pretty crazy though. Like really crazy. For example:

https://cleantechnica.com/2008/08/2...r-250-per-day-using-passive-solar-technology/

More info:

http://www.solarhouseproject.com

Some cool technologies to look into:

http://www.quadlock.com/concrete_forms/benefits.htm

http://pgtwindows.com/about-our-glass/

https://www.tesla.com/solarroof

http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/technology
 

Kaido

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That's nuts! Around here, people raze $500k homes to put up $900k mini-mansions. I thought that was getting out of hand.

Look at the est. values of these homes. What makes Fremont so desirable?
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sa...,-121.947344,37.53042,-121.955037_rect/17_zm/

My friend lives in one of those bungalow areas in CA. Someone did the same thing right across the street from her...killed an old $400k home, put in a new $1 million dollar+ home, and immediately bought two Teslas to park in it. Basically a nearly $2 million dollar upgrade. Rest of the houses are all run down, which is hilarious, but it's in a desirable area, so it's weird but it happens!
 

Genx87

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There's this too.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...rned-shell-of-a-house/?utm_term=.a85fc72f09f5

A little round up will clean that drive way right up.
 
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OutHouse

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I just mostly think it's bullshit that as house values climb, assessed value climbs with no corresponding increase in income. You end up having to take out another mortgage on your house just to pay for the taxes.

Sell and move into a double wide. $$profit.
 

Red Squirrel

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Yeah, but if you want to be in the middle of the hottest tech action on the planet, California is where it's at. Highly-inventive startups & big names are all there . Other places are branching out, but it's nowhere near what California has to offer. I've been tempted to move out there more than a couple times because there's so much cool stuff going on out there, but I like my little IT hardware nerd niche where I live.

Plus all I really know how to do is operate a screwdriver & plug in wires :D

IMO I see that as a disadvantage in a way as it means more competition and more cut throat. Like silicon valley and all sounds cool and all, but reality is it would be a very stressful lifestyle constantly trying to 1 up everyone to even try to be noticed. In a small town like where I live you don't really have to try all that hard to be recognized and can be successful without having to dedicate too much resources.

Would be fun to visit California or have a vacation home there to get a break from winter though. Or any hot spot for that matter.
 

Carson Dyle

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Anyone else look around that neighborhood in Google maps? Similar 50s and 60s cracker boxes with 30 year old cars in the driveway next to tile roofed McMansions. About 50-50.
 

zerocool84

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IMO I see that as a disadvantage in a way as it means more competition and more cut throat. Like silicon valley and all sounds cool and all, but reality is it would be a very stressful lifestyle constantly trying to 1 up everyone to even try to be noticed. In a small town like where I live you don't really have to try all that hard to be recognized and can be successful without having to dedicate too much resources.

Would be fun to visit California or have a vacation home there to get a break from winter though. Or any hot spot for that matter.
One up everyone? Where do you live that everyone has to one up everyone else?