Monday, June 18, 2007

$90 per Square Foot

Yes, you can build a new home on a lot that you buy for only $90 per square foot in the City of Chatham, Massachusetts. Sounds amazing no? I was certainly amazed. This until my sister informed me that $90/sf was the cities' building permit permission/fee at the lowest tier.

This can only end badly.

84 comments:

Agent #777 said...

First!!

Agent #777 said...

AND MURST!!

TK said...

Vege-murst!

TK said...

And extra points for posting from my time restrictive W-2.

Sophie said...

More sweet media for Casey: http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/blogger-learns-how-to-monetise-hate/2007/06/19/1182019071972.html

Agent #777 said...

Scary, scary, scary!!

I would rather have paid retail for a Fort Meyers townhome:

http://www.winknews.com/news/local/7896352.html?video=YHI&t=a

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sophie. The more Casey talks to the press, the more likely it is his creditors will prosecute.

Rob Dawg said...

Sophie thanks. From that:
The ads in Serin blog currently earn him between $US2000 ($2373) and $US3000 a month, a figure he hopes to be able to boost up to $US4000 by July.
Amazing how details like Adsense banning a second time never made it into the conversation. I'm sure he "intended" to mention it.

OneOfTheLurkerz said...

More sweet media for Casey:

Heh, what a bunch of crap. That article is so pro-Casey it makes me sick. Poor, poor Casey and evil, evil haterz.

OneOfTheLurkerz said...

"The stuff I did is technically mortgage fraud, but it's not officially called that until someone prosecutes me and proves that that is indeed mortgage fraud," Serin explains.

Oh wow, I didn't expect him to go right out and say it.

Anonymous said...

His fan that is staying with is probably an aspiring journalist (Stephen Hutcheon...hmmmm).

that tripe is pathetic.

The Dude said...

"I don't dislike notoriety because I feel that any exposure is good exposure as long as you leverage it properly," he said over a soy latte in Sydney.

WTF is a soy latte? Soybeans w/hot milk? GROOOSSS

The Dude said...

More sweet info for our friends at CaseyPedia

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

Casey sure gets a boner for this Worlds Most Hated Blogger thing.

Anonymous said...

anal juice.

Anonymous said...

A latte made with soy milk instead of cow's milk. You'd have to be dumber than casey not to be able to work that out.

Benoit™ said...

Who else wants to slap that dumb grin off his face? :-├×

The Dude said...

We have worm sign.....

(IAFF)

soem dood said...

@ One of the lurkerz:

I had clipped that exact quote to indignantly place here, before I noticed you had already done so.

The boy sure knows which string to pull, doesn't he?

IMHO, this article is nothing but a puff piece; much like the US press he got at first. Let's see how long it takes him to wear out his welcome down under.

I would hazard "not long at all!"

king friday the 13th said...

look close at that picture -- he's foricng the grin / smirk. Notice how the left-side of his smile (his right) is dramatically lower than the right-side (his right).

while the left-side of your face can "mask" your emotions, the right-side betrays he ain't smiling inside.

Learned that in Abnormal Psych course.

The Dude said...

Dood....this is THE Dude,

Check out IAFF....he's already worn out his welcome. ROFLMAO

OneOfTheLurkerz said...

Need A New Place in Australia (and Maybe Overseas)

My stay with my current Australian host is coming to an end this week due to some complications.


Better hope your new hosts won't keep you in a "prison cell" and feed you "worms" for breakfast, little birdy.

JoeDirt said...

Ok I just checked and 137 people click on his email link today. Maybe they are offering him a place to stay in hell or someplace like that?

I really want to hear the story of how he got kicked out in less then a week. Maybe too much sweet sightseeing? Or the dudes wife caught the two of them in bed while she was at work????

Anonymous said...

@7:26 PM, OneOfTheLurkerz

Damn it! I saw that and was going to post it first.

I doubt if there are any problems with his host. He's trolling.

kristie said...

how the hell does casey serin wind up on the front page of the most prestigious newspaper of record in all of Australia, in the first week he arrives ?

WTF - what, is he like Prince William or something, with a full team of media people to get him publicity everywhere he goes ?

Anonymous said...

Was 79 Railway Rd Warnervale, NSW 2259, AU not good enough for you, Casey?

OneOfTheLurkerz said...

I really want to hear the story of how he got kicked out in less then a week.

Me too. Let's hope the hosts got so fed up with him they'll become haterz and spill it all here on EN.

soem dood said...

Dude:

Thanks for the tip! OMG, you simply cannot script something this good. Too excellent:

"My stay with my current Australian host is coming to an end this week due to some complications.... thank you to those who offered me a place in other countries. I may or may not take advantage of it. I’m kind of taking it one day at a time. I WILL consider all the offers though."

("Rub it in! Or you'll get the hose again. Yes, it will, Precious, won't it? It will get the hose!")

"Serin is waiting to see the final tally that he is going to be asked to repay."

(Ah. Finally, we understand the rub: He was just on standby for the waiter to bring the check.)

"I want to to be able to show people that no matter how down you are or how big a hole you're in there's always a way out. You just have to stay positive."

(The Truths We Want to Deny, Sharon Begley, Newsweek May 21, 2007 - A man who resented his parents' favoritism toward his younger brother was receiving psychotherapy in Boston for relationship problems. His therapist thought they were making progress, but she knew a problem loomed. Pregnant, she worried that her fragile patient might view her maternity leave as abandonment or rejection. She held off revealing her situation until she was six months along, last year. "Have you noticed anything about me?" she asked. The patient said he had not, so she told him she was pregnant. Looking at her bulging abdomen, he said she couldn't be; he was a keen observer of women's bodies and had made a habit of scrutinizing her because he worried this would happen. No, he said; you're not pregnant.

Denying the evidence of your eyes is the most extreme form of the coping mechanism called denial. ...

"The tip-off for denial is perpetual optimism, a pathological certainty that things are going well.")

BJ said...

The fact that he does not return makes the Sacramento FBI bust look more interesting. Look like he doesn't want to go back. I sent a letter to the editor @ the Australian publisher.. was very polite and pointed out that they need to do a bit more research. Gave them some links to look at..

BJ said...

The fact that he does not return makes
should be "The fact that he does not want to return makes"

Anonymous said...

"how the hell does casey serin wind up on the front page of the most prestigious newspaper of record in all of Australia, in the first week he arrives ?"

Some people ... *cough cough* wrote to a couple newspapers. Hoping for a more critical story, mind you, but anyhow.... Maybe that's what did it and maybe not.

Agent #777 said...

Not to stay on-topic or anything, but you want bad? I will give you bad...

In October 2006 I was chatting with another licensed agent (who is a Broker) about a deal he has just closed. He "helped" his client get a new model home for 928k with all the furnishings. He says it appraised for 990k for “just the house”. I asked how his “investor” had paid for this. He said he paid 90k down, and would be paying about 6k a month. But this is OK, because the Builder is going to rent it back from him to continue showing the Subdivision - for $4500/month!!

The financial genius says:
"they will give him 4500/month as a lease pmt - he has to come up with about 1500 himself…so not bad, 1500 a month to control a million dollar fancy home."

Now, lets fast forward to the current month.
House sold for 928k, 10/06:
Just over 3000 THS, 4300 total, pool patio, BBQ grill - assessed at 616K

Since that time, ONE other house has closed in the sub (maybe 10 of the 40-60 lots have been built).
This House sold for 770k, 03/07:
Just over 3350 THS, 4570 total, pool patio, BBQ grill - assessed at 659K

And yet today, the Orlando publishes a story about how the luxury home segment is still going strong. I guess the MSM definition of strong is different than mine.

Schnapps said...

Damn. Just this afternoon, I go and make a post about a betting pool on how long it'll take him to manufacture his next crisis.

Not long, apparently :>

Benoit™ said...

Said Casey, in homeless regalia:
"I need a new place in Australia
My old hosts agreed
That I surely need
A kick square in my genitalia..."

CHJTS said...

When is the next haterzcast do you ask?


Well I have been working on a investorz cast(TM) someone add that to caseypedia.

With Nigel on board to talk about traditional and exotic mortgages.

Loss mist to talk about Corp's (s and c), llc's, partnerships, vs sole proprietorship...also tax possible tax implications of doing business in each one.

With a touch of personal finance and disclipline to suceed.


Duane (if he would ever get around to returning my email and getting off his vacations every other week) to talk about different types of investing.

L/O's, sub2, buy and hold, rehab, notes, wholesaling, bird-dogging etc.

So once duane gets on board then we can get an investorz cast(tm) going.

PSS the regular haterz cast is more than likely going to happen this week ...I will keep steph J informed so she can give a couple days notice on her blog.

Torcie said...

For the love of God.

He is on the front page of The Sydney Morning Herald.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/blogger-learns-how-to-monetise-hate/2007/06/19/1182019071972.html

What.
The.
Fuck.

The Dude said...

Torcie, check 6:24 Sophie....isn't that the same story you posted?

Anonymous said...

Addy given earlier does not look like bed and breakfast...

http://i19.tinypic.com/63bmsdj.jpg

Torcie said...

'tis,


I apologise, I was so enraged.

JohnDiddler said...

i personally find the haterzcast co-host with M. Singh has much more interesting than any serious take on investing. Freaks are way more interesting!

Anonymous said...

Nice google earth, anon. I checked it too. The breakfast shots on Flickr are from the Marriott. I'm guessing this is(was!) his host's place(the prison cell).

HurtMe said...

Hmm, that is pretty amazing, front page SMH... And too, how did they find him? Was he just wandering the streets?

soem dood said...

While I agree with you, johndiddler, that Singh is good, it looks like CHJTS is putting together a damn fine cast of actual experts to chat. I'll bet Casey is somewhere screaming out: "Nooooo..... my sweet monetization!" just thinking of that brainpower and experience being shared freely.

Sharky said...

Is Casey-lad now on the run?
Or is he just having some fun?
He's without a home
His spouse is alone
And now he's a fugitive bum!

Sharky said...

The hobbit's new living arrangement
Is surely for our entertainment
But knowing the lad
Is a mooch and a cad
It just might be a valid attainment...

OneOfTheLurkerz said...

Apparently there's an article about Casey at clarin.com (what is this, some online tabloid?). The whole thing is in spanish though. Here is a google translation of it.

Sharky said...

The Snowfake was in a newspaper
He's so skinny he's beginning to taper
He's tossed out on his duff
With his murse and his stuff
But he'll try once more the same caper

Lou Minatti said...

So much for my theory.

I know how he can string this out for years. Flit from country to country as his visa expires and claim to be a victim of American capitalism run amok. He was just a poor immigrant kid and we chased him out.

Lots of people would buy into this.

Sharky said...

Casey say: "Send me some dough!"
"D'ye want me to work? That's low!
I'll whine and I'll wheedle
I'll cry and I'll needle
For some sweet cash-back to blow"

soem dood said...

Casey has now gone down under
After ripping all agreements asunder
Galina asked why
Casey mustered a sigh
And said "There's more deals to plunder!"

Sharky said...

Thanks...I'll be here all week.
Try the veal.

soem dood said...

Holy Cow, Murse Boi makes more sense is Google Reverse Argentinian than he does in English!

"It happens that this North American, which now has 24 years and that before real estate speculator were designer of pages Web, did of blog a public newspaper intimate, where exposed the failure of his economic project. “ So that, to show my history that can serve the others to him, people treat like a a criminal? ”, she asked herself the best style What I have made to deserve this? , of Almod├│var. Soon, resigned, she assured: “The fact, fact is. I cannot return and change history. Now everything what I must do is to load the consequences. This is something that I will have to understand”.

Schnapps said...

I have a question: what is vegemite?

soem dood said...

"It was not strange then which in November of 2006 the executions began - five add and that the critics in his blog became a sport for thousands of internauts who do not stop to ***reflx mng themselves of their errors and to call to loser it."

Spaghetti Toast said...

Can somebody offer me a place to stay so I can finish up some stuff here in Australia? Preferably on the east coast: Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. But I’ll consider other areas.

Anyplace but the U.S.A., right? Not ready to go back home to G yet?

soem dood said...

Vegemite is brewer's yeast with some minor other stuff added in. Just like Kraft singles, it is an "invented" food-like engineered product.

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Schnapps:

I have a question: what is vegemite?

The natural result of dropping all your criminals off on an island halfway around the world without proper condiments, then waiting a century or so.

As usual, wikipedia tells all.

Sharky said...

schnapps:

"what is vegemite?"

think: "peanut butter" made out of boiled down vegetables.

Ghastly-tasting shit...looks like a brownish road tar.

Them...they love it. Kinda like Hawaiians and SPAM.

Go figure.

Like I said..try the veal

The Dude said...

It's a yeast spread....and has a vile taste to it. Think of a little mouth puke and you're close.

The Dude said...

I see a number of other Haterz have tried vegemite as well and we all agree it's shit

WeWantTheFunk said...

Best word in the translation of that Spanish article: "internauts."

Sharky said...

dude:

" and we all agree it's shit"

Given a choice, I think I'd try shit.

I know how vegemite tastes...

Fuckin' Aussie with a sense of humour as nasty and cruel as my own.

(If she hadn't been a dame, I'd a prolly popped her one!)

Anonymous said...

BENOIT,

It is perfectly OK for you to feel sexually attracted to Casey you know. Stop hating your self for having an erection every time you look at his pix.(Even though ur lil guy is only 3 inches). Casey is a shexxxy lad aint he ;-)

Schnapps said...

@Ogg

::snerk::

@Sharky

I don't eat veal, either. Or SPAM.

Quite honestly, the vegemite is right under "spam" on my top ten list of foods not to try.

Sharky said...

Is Benoit even here?

What's his grody little blog-slave doing outside of the cellar that Bennie keeps him chained up in?

Benoit™ said...

Casey is a shexxxy lad aint he ;-)

Your words, not mine. :)

Go back to your Joint Ventures, Marty. Or CampIdiot, as the case may be...

The Dude said...

Sharky,

Similar experience. A "friend" hands me a nice square, wrapped in foil, and a stack of crackers. Try it...you'll like it. Spread it on thick and should have known by the smell. Chewed it a while and then spit it out on the floor. Now I know why Aussies act so nucking futs.

eebee said...

When my brother-in-law gave my husband some of the vegemite foulness as part of an Aussie-themed Christmas gift, I had to try it. One small fingernail-full and I was ready to vomit.

It's like beef bullion that's decomposed to a foul muck.

The Dude said...

Anonypussy sez: Even though ur lil guy is only 3 inches

If that's the case, why does your mom have a big lump sticking out the back of her head from the pounding?

lawnmower man said...

Vegemite is but a pale imitation of the one true Marmite.

Both are foods you need to be raised on from childhood to enjoy. And "spreading it on thick" is wrong, wrong, wrong. Spread _very_ thinly on buttered toast. Food of the gods.

Sharky said...

lawnmower:

You can have all of my share, cobber. Dig in!

the dude:

It's momma has the meth-mouth, and who doesn't have a hankerin' for a "gum-job"?

newt said...

@The Dude 8:37pm:

You're not supposed to "spread it on thick". A fairly thin layer is more than adequate. Not even us natives like it thick like peanut butter...

Schnapps said...

Because this is too funny: from a comment over at IAFF

You’re such an inspiration to me. If I only had a fraction of your financial and business skills, I’d be in a much better place.

Snarky.Comment.Overload.

BelowTheCrowd said...

All this time, I've been waiting for a drop bear to get him.

-btc

eebee said...

lawnmower: I've tried marmite also. Bleeeargh! You can have mine also.

The Dude said...

Newt,

I didn't know what the fuck it was, much less how to eat it. Now, please explain what's the allure of that shit? How did Aussies decide to use it as a spread rather than an insecticide?

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Lawnmower man --
My folks sent me a jar of the St Patrick's Day Guinness Marmite and that's really scrummy. Vegemite only pales in comparison.

Ogg "mammoth & veg only kthx" the Caveman said...

@ Schnapps:

More things not to eat

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Okay gang, enough Marmite/Vegemite bashing--what's up with folks loving root beer so much in the good ol' US of A? It tastes just like Germolene antiseptic ointment -- eewww!

(See trolls--we don't only talk about Snowflake on EN)

ratlab said...

I know it's Hollywood and all, but the movie Summer Catch is based on a minor league baseball team there. Yeah, I admit I watched that movie. Jessica Biel for the guys. Freddie Prinze Jr. for the women. Going by the movie, Chatham's got that Cape Cod/Greenwich feel.

newt said...

@ The Dude 9:24 PM:

We can use it as both :-)

Anyway, I'm not going to accept any further accusations of weirdness from any 'merkins in here until one of you can explain to me how it's even possible to have a "World Series" which only contains American teams. Ah, cracks me up every time...

eebee said...

Yorkshire: It's an acquired taste, sort of like spam or Kona coffee (yecch! volcanic ash, anyone?). Except that root beer's good, especially in an old-fashioned A&W root beer float-- yum! I haven't had one of those in years...

eebee said...

newt: You're forgetting those two Canadian teams ;-)

The Real Wagga™ said...

I'd post a comment, but i gotta have some Marmite now...