Monday, July 16, 2018

Craigslist as Social Commentary

It's just cheap laminate but how it got on Craigslist for free is the story.  Two fewer dwelling units in the area:

2 illegal garages worth of removed laminate flooring (Camarillo)

I got work tomorrow and want my truck empty I removed two illegal garages worth of flammable flooring. Half are unblemished the other half have some chips. Available for free this day. Must take all. Might have been 600sq ft of flooring. Tongue and groove panels. Most 4 ft or 3ft some 1 and 2 foot prices. I would keep but won't be installing soon enough.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Testing price limits

My favorite canary in the coal mine zip code 92397 is calling a plateau.  This is the extreme low end of the housing supply and they tried to push the pricing.

Price History


06/28/18Price change$169,000-5.6%$263

05/21/18Price change$179,000-10.1%$278

04/26/18Listed for sale$199,000+109%$309


As you can see $300/sf isn't going to fly.  Good.  Let's follow this so we see where it sells.  Click address:

1582 Laura St, Wrightwood, CA 92397

2 beds 0.75 baths 642 sqft

This is what as known as "low side of the street."  Not always bad but this is an example of why high side is better.  But ignore that.  Look at the features.  3/4 bath 642 sf.  This is a turn around slowly domicile.   

Monday, July 09, 2018

What's with that silly side board?

Jim the Realtor noticed an "unusual" feature of the great kitchen remodel.   What's up with that shallow side board?  Only 12" deep and at the far end of the room.  Three things.
1. Being shallow there will not be an urge to turn it into horizontal storage.
2. Perfect for staging big dinners into the adjacent dining room.
3.  Tells everyone this is one room and not two rooms spliced together. 

Check out the oversupply of Wilton Armetale and Moscow Mule mugs. 

1 ft by 6 ft matching the rest of the kitchen.

Admit it.  There's miscellaneous stuff that you'd use if you could get to it easily. 

Cheese planks, Thai chicken salad bowls, baked bean pot, display fruit bowl.  You got them too but can you get to them? 

No Splash Backsplash

Jim the Realtor was a bit concerned about the durability of my range art.  Luckily i know an engineer and it will work out.  The porous travertine tile field is double sealed and has zero grout line.  The inset is hard polished stone as is the pencil border. 
The oven exhaust  and the stone work.
Notice the high polish on all the material. 

Sunflower bunch at the Davis, CA farmer's market.