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  1. #13151
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    No. Just enjoying my white privilege.

    Moving from town to town becrying my lost youth and loves.

    If only I had settled down and married a decent woman and raised a family.

    #sarc

    Why you so bitter? Get a Robert Kraft Handy and call it a night.
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
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  2. #13152
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    I don't think you are reprehensible, but perhaps a but selfish

    As our population increases, so does the cost to flush the toilet, turn on the tap, provide hospitals, schools, policing, pavement, etc. And I may be misinformed, but economics of scale are not simple between those increasing costs and population increases - it becomes increasingly expensive per person for those services as the pop increases. You are still using those services, no?

    The wage you received when you were 20 something bought you a lot more than the average wage that those 20 somethings get now, so trying to incease the tax burden on the younger population is a self defeating proposition unless wage power returns to the middle and lower classes.

    Finally, I still find this notion of retirement from the last 100yrs or so to be silly. It has never existed in the past, and is unsustainable going into the future. Don't agree? Then your argument that SS will not be there for you is moot IMO, can't have it both ways.

    Sorry, but everyone needs to contribute. Age, and withdrawal from the regular workforce of the middle classes has nothing to do with it. Not saying your property tax is too high - no idea the costs your community faces, but everyone who has a connection to the system, and can reasonably contribute to the cost, should pay up.
    Damn socialists. Fwiw I agree. And I've got no kids and contribute via 3 properties

  3. #13153
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    Perfect option for someone looking to down size.

    https://www.redfin.com/OR/Bend/63270...9uX251bWJlcj0w
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

  4. #13154
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    WTM, those pics were back in the Polaroid days. None ever made it to digital media. Sorry, as she was magnificent.
    Lick a stripper thread?
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    does it still count as waterfront if there's a hundred foot cliff down to the river?

  6. #13156
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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    does it still count as waterfront if there's a hundred foot cliff down to the river?

    The technical term is "high bank riverfront."

    No flooding concerns, and the rope swing potential is off the charts.
    "Hakuna matata, motherfucker!"

  7. #13157
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    The technical term is "high bank riverfront."

    No flooding concerns, and the rope swing potential is off the charts.
    Not to mention the bungy cord action. Of course hitting the side of the cliff would be an issue.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

  8. #13158
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Not to mention the bungy cord action. Of course hitting the side of the cliff would be an issue.
    Yeah, but at least you would be at a house with a street address so you could call regular old 911, and not have to put additional strain on SAR groups who are dealing with idiots doing the same thing in more remote locales.
    "Hakuna matata, motherfucker!"

  9. #13159
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Perfect option for someone looking to down size.

    https://www.redfin.com/OR/Bend/63270...9uX251bWJlcj0w
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    Hmmm, the fish aren't biting... I guess I'll just wait

  10. #13160
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    Teardown in 3-2-1...

    The world is perfect. Appreciate the details.

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    1.8 mill for a tarted up double wide? Hard pass.
    Live Free or Die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Teardown in 3-2-1...
    That was my first thought. But at $1.85 million, that's an expensive tear down. Wishful thinking on the owners part, but WTH, might as well go big.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    It's a 'waiting for the right fool' listing. Here's one in my town: https://www.redfin.com/WA/Bellingham...home/110132178

    He's been trying to sell it for as long as I can remember.

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    Wow, and those folks in Bend had the balls to start that place at $2.15 million. I bet they bought that place for <$500,000 and have hardly put any money into it.

    It's too expensive to be a tear-down with what bare land goes for in that area, and with construction costs being what they are today; it's just a ripoff.
    "Hakuna matata, motherfucker!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    It's a 'waiting for the right fool' listing. Here's one in my town: https://www.redfin.com/WA/Bellingham...home/110132178

    He's been trying to sell it for as long as I can remember.
    Does the cow come with the home purchase?
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    It's a 'waiting for the right fool' listing. Here's one in my town: https://www.redfin.com/WA/Bellingham...home/110132178

    He's been trying to sell it for as long as I can remember.
    I see your kooky, overpriced house, and raise you: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...49691481_zpid/
    "Hakuna matata, motherfucker!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Wow, and those folks in Bend had the balls to start that place at $2.15 million. I bet they bought that place for <$500,000 and have hardly put any money into it.

    It's too expensive to be a tear-down with what bare land goes for in that area, and with construction costs being what they are today; it's just a ripoff.
    Yep. New lots coming on the market that are about 10k sq feet in NW Bend with views looking out to the Cascades are going for $425k. I know a few people that were able to buy lots because they have ties to the RE Agency handling the sales, and they were able to get in for $325k with putting down a refundable deposit about a year ago. They just made $100k in 12 months if they decide not to build. Probably when phase 1 kicks off next spring, the lots in prime West facing locations on the ridge above Shevlin park will be going for closer to $500k.

    Lumber ain't getting any cheaper, just keeps going up and up.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/LBS%3DF?p=LBS%3DF

    So, why buy this way over priced fixer upper or tear down? Some people have unrealistic expectations.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    I see your kooky, overpriced house, and raise you: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...49691481_zpid/
    Damn! Not even a pool or a pond. A pond would be good for me though.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Damn! Not even a pool or a pond. A pond would be good for me though.
    But the property tax bill is $4000/year less than what my parents pay on a house in NJ that they just sold for ~$550k. So it has that going for it, which is nice.
    "Hakuna matata, motherfucker!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Does the cow come with the home purchase?
    This one has cows.


    https://www.redfin.com/NH/North-Hamp.../home/87968386

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    1.8 mill for a tarted up double wide? Hard pass.


    It's 3+ acres on the river, the existing structures are just a distraction.


    The double wide becomes the "smoke house" and "grow room" and then a really nice house where the garage sits now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Oh this place is tied to the fraudulent Kentucky Derby winner from back in the day.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancer%27s_Image

    Other neighboring property with the stable also for sale.

    https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/s...mpton-nh-03862
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    Oh this place is tied to the fraudulent Kentucky Derby winner from back in the day.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancer%27s_Image

    Other neighboring property with the stable also for sale.

    https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/s...mpton-nh-03862
    It's all the same. Owned by the same person. Self-made dude and a good guy. His son was a pro freestyle skier btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Does the cow come with the home purchase?
    Everything's negotiable.

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    I always remember driving by that place growing up on the way to the beach. Always seemed like a ticky tack "fraud" allegation to me.

    The location is pretty stellar. Greenheads are probably ridiculous. Lop off a mill just for that though.
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