The first property I ever bought in my life was a small house – – I think it’s called a “patio home” since it’s a freestanding structure, but it’s a part of a bunch of homes on a large plot of land. It was way back in 1989, and I was recently down there in Sunnyvale and drove by it.(more…)
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
I was looking at old posts of mine, and I stumbled upon one in which I was examining overpriced properties around here. Here was one of them, which has been sitting, unpurchased, for five years now:(more…)
Real Estate Short
I present to you Pennsylvania Real Estate (symbol PEI) with a suggested stop-loss price of $3.55:
Not Just the American Dream
Here’s an interesting little graphic from our friends over at Statista – – it shows a variety of countries and how their citizens vary in terms of renting or owning their residence. It looks like Russia does The American Dream way better than America does.
My latest pop culture obsession is the classic documentary Grey Gardens, which I’ve watched a number of times over the years. I re-watched it recently, and it’s as fascinating as ever.(more…)