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    China seems to be in a secular shift away from...

    China seems to be in a secular shift away from unbridled capitalism. They made an example out of Jack Ma and several dozen other tech and education billionaires.

    They seem to be focused on turning...
  2. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Seems like as bad as things were, there were...

    Seems like as bad as things were, there were somewhat favorable conditions for lighting back burns around the neighborhoods in Meyers and Christmas Valley and there were enough resources to hold the...
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    Hmm, maybe you guys are right. Doing some back...

    Hmm, maybe you guys are right.

    Doing some back of the napkin math (only using waist width x length to make it easy)-

    A pair of 190 DW has 4256 cm2 of surface area. At 88.5 KG, that's 48cm2 of...
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    Yep, but ideally 105MM or wider.

    Yep, but ideally 105MM or wider.
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    I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but...

    I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but any chance for a women's triple camber DW clone?

    My GF is 5'5" and 120 lbs. She'd probably be looking for something in the 162-165 length. 174 just...
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    Any considerations for renting your place out so...

    Any considerations for renting your place out so that you have the option to come back?

    Good luck with the move!
  7. Gotta say, I've never understood these questions....

    Gotta say, I've never understood these questions. I have multiple return air ducts in the house that feed back to the air handler.
  8. Missed your question here and forgot to follow up...

    Missed your question here and forgot to follow up on the thread.

    Yes, I had central AC installed. I'm really glad to have found a good HVAC contractor out of the IF area. I ended up with a 16 SEER...
  9. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Seems like the Caldor Fire IMTs (two IMTs as far...

    Seems like the Caldor Fire IMTs (two IMTs as far as I know) and resources did a pretty amazing job keeping the fire out of Meyers and South Lake Tahoe.
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    I guess I just can't stand the idea of living in...

    I guess I just can't stand the idea of living in a world where I never know the difference between the DW and the WC.

    I picked up the last pair of 190 WC 118s from Skiburger.


    Also, vibes to...
  11. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    The Caldor Fire has officially jumped to the east...

    The Caldor Fire has officially jumped to the east side of HWY 89, so it is on both sides of the drainage directly to the south of South Lake Tahoe. 20 MPH sustained S winds are forecast for this...
  12. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    I flew over both the Dixie Fire and the Caldor...

    I flew over both the Dixie Fire and the Caldor Fire yesterday heading into and out of SFO.

    Here's the Dixie Fire. Note the multiple heads. The closer hot area is the south end of the fire. In the...
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    Believe it or not, most people in Seattle and SF...

    Believe it or not, most people in Seattle and SF don't ski or hike or MTB.

    There are a lot of people who grew up in the midwest, moved to the coasts for career reasons and enjoyed a...
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    My GF is from Michigan. She has friends that are...

    My GF is from Michigan. She has friends that are moving back from the west coast to MI to be close to family who have joked that it is nice to not worry about water. The Detroit Renaissance thing is...
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    Per the law, counties have the same power to...

    Per the law, counties have the same power to regulate numbers and health/safety considerations as municipalities. Bonner County (Sandpoint) already has some pretty strict regulations on their books...
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    Yeah, counties and municipalities can't outright...

    Yeah, counties and municipalities can't outright prohibit STRs in Idaho, but they can be regulated for health/safety or to "protect the integrity of residential neighborhoods". STRs can also be taxed...
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    The problem in Teton Valley is that there are not...

    The problem in Teton Valley is that there are not nice hotel rooms. We have a not so nice Super 8 in Driggs and Victor has a hotel that is a half step better.

    Targhee has a couple dozen hotel...
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    SFHs in Driggs seem to be appreciating at about...

    SFHs in Driggs seem to be appreciating at about 5% per month.

    This seems absolutely insane, but it would cost at least this much to build today so maybe it makes sense? Plus note the description-...
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    Sounds about right.

    Sounds about right.
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    If you think I'm laughing at people losing...

    If you think I'm laughing at people losing housing you're misunderstanding my post.

    There are things that could be done to help locals in desirable locations stay local. Like, for example,...
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    Good call- student visas probably shouldn't be...

    Good call- student visas probably shouldn't be enough to purchase real estate- permanent residency should be the bar.

    And yes to your other questions. It doesn't make sense for Canada or the US or...
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    Legal residency in the country seems like a good...

    Legal residency in the country seems like a good bar to set. The Cook Islands requires people to be legal residents of the Cook Islands in order to buy property. It's the only island nation I've been...
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    The BC government was complicit in helping...

    The BC government was complicit in helping Chinese organized criminals launder many billions of dollars into their real estate market through local casinos. They should have made it more difficult...
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    I'm really happy with my 188 R11s on the line.

    I'm really happy with my 188 R11s on the line.
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    This story isn't surprising, but it is...

    This story isn't surprising, but it is interesting to see the human faces of it. The CA/WA people are stoked on how cheap Boise is, the disabled vets and blue collar people are screwed.
    ...
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    Benny, come rent Adironrider's house in Victor...

    Benny, come rent Adironrider's house in Victor this winter.
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    Things seem ridiculous here at the moment. I...

    Things seem ridiculous here at the moment. I guess those numbers confirm it.

    A house is going up down the street- builder says his costs are coming out to $380/sf. At a little more than 2k square...
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    Whoa, congrats. Is the NH position permanent?

    Whoa, congrats. Is the NH position permanent?
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    It's looking more and more like we are in for...

    It's looking more and more like we are in for another Covid winter. Employers like Google are walking back their "everyone back to the office or else" stance. More and more people are going to perma...
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    In one of his posts, that guy said he rents a...

    In one of his posts, that guy said he rents a house in Targhee Ranch.
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    Meanwhile, in Driggs things have entered the "are...

    Meanwhile, in Driggs things have entered the "are you fucking kidding me?" phase- https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/486-Shadow-Brook-Ln-Driggs-ID-83422/304097778_zpid/
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    100 sq foot tiny homes are renting for $1500 in...

    100 sq foot tiny homes are renting for $1500 in Tetonia. I've mentioned this before, but I know someone who rented a 1 br condo off ski hill road in Driggs for $4k/month last winter.

    $3,800 for a...
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    Meanwhile in the rental market- 380663 The...

    Meanwhile in the rental market-

    380663

    The listing was up for two hours before it was rented. Owner said he had 8 people in line behind the person he rented it to.
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    @Rideit- I def picked up on the sarcasm. No...

    @Rideit- I def picked up on the sarcasm.


    No only allowed, but actually required. Per CC&Rs, special permission is required for anything other than cedar shake. Seems dumb to me too.


    Don't...
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    Thanks. I think they just want a professional...

    Thanks. I think they just want a professional opinion so that they can make informed decision on the inspection contingencies. They put a lot of work into a cedar shake roof on a previous house that...
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/27/cdc-to-reverse-ind...

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/27/cdc-to-reverse-indoor-mask-policy-to-recommend-them-for-fully-vaccinated-people-in-covid-hot-spots.html

    Just in time for back to school and for the employers going...
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    There is somewhere around a zero percent chance...

    There is somewhere around a zero percent chance of masks rules being enforced in schools here in rural Idaho this year. The right leaning parents will absolutely not be on board.
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    Yeah I know, right? Sorry for importing more...

    Yeah I know, right? Sorry for importing more people, but they are pretty cool. My dad skied 30+ days out here last winter.

    I'm looking forward to having them around- I haven't lived within driving...
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    My parents are in the process of purchasing a...

    My parents are in the process of purchasing a house.

    Anyone happen to know a local roofer who can evaluate the condition of a cedar shake roof?
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    NBC coverage is so terrible that it is basically...

    NBC coverage is so terrible that it is basically unwatchable.

    The UK used to have the best Olympic coverage, but BBC no longer has the rights so the UK now has Discovery channel Olympic coverage...
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    ^Damn, Django. I hope to get some turns with you...

    ^Damn, Django. I hope to get some turns with you before you bail.

    Anyone looking for a place to rent? This seems like a steal, since it lets you set up Wyoming tax residency and your kids can walk...
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    New start new Pocatello-...

    New start new Pocatello- http://www.idahofireinfo.com/2021/07/eastern-idaho-interagency-fire-center.html?spref=fb&m=1
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    Good to know. Thanks, mags.

    Good to know. Thanks, mags.
  44. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Hey, I was on the Rattle Fire too. (Maybe we...

    Hey, I was on the Rattle Fire too. (Maybe we texted about it at the time?)



    My crew spent a week on a ridge line with a few other crews trying to keep the fire inside the wilderness boundary....
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    Guild in Jackson. Super easy to work with and...

    Guild in Jackson. Super easy to work with and very efficient. Everything leading up to closing on my house was a breeze- the entire approval process took me less than an hour to gather documents and...
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    Thanks. My local lender told me yesterday that...

    Thanks. My local lender told me yesterday that he's at 2.75 for no cost.

    Sounds like the Fannie/Freddie additional fee for REFIs is going away next month and that could change things though?
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    @L2S- where do rates sit currently for a...

    @L2S- where do rates sit currently for a conforming refi in Idaho?

    I'm currently at 2.625%. Wondering if there is anything lower out there...
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    Crazy. Where are all the Boise natives who...

    Crazy.

    Where are all the Boise natives who missed the boat on tech income going to go when they get forced out? Twin Falls? Ontario, OR? Elko? Pocatello?

    Five years ago it was possible to...
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    Could be an interesting model, but I wonder how...

    Could be an interesting model, but I wonder how many people who work in retail or restaurants would run numbers to calculate their profit share vs another offer. Plus, with shortages of goods and...
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    Unskilled local labor is commanding $45 an hour...

    Unskilled local labor is commanding $45 an hour to pull weeds and clean houses. $30/hr plus tips sounds about right for restaurant work. Just saw a 3 bedroom apartment in Victor for $3700 per month....
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