Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Make Me a Millionaire

All salt, no water.

Not much more than $1000 per square foot and only a half dozen houses from the beach. Why not?

May 24, 1989 $169,000
Asking: $1,199,000


1.44MB said...

Can you hear the railroad from there too?

Rob Dawg said...

Interesting question. Yes. I can say from personal observation that you can hear the train as easily as you can hear an ocean storm. There's a huge flat farm plot between the tracks and this house.

To be fair I often hear the train from my house too. "W" is 6x closer and probably doesn't. This is a rural county in many aspects.

1.44MB said...

Rail noise is just one of my current top personal filters. While gentle far-off rattling is fine, banging and honking within a couple of blocks harshes my buzz.
I've been snuffling around the SG foothills for a des-res but most that are half-way sensible from a price point are either on a busy intersection or have tracks within a block / over the back fence.

Erosion from the periphery is definitely increasing though - I'm looking forward to a brutal summer.

1.44MB said...

Re: the house in question - how greased have actual selling prices been in the hood?

Peripheral Visionary said...

Nice garage! Say, does it come with a house?

Lou Minatti said...

$170k to $1.2 million in 10 years. Jeebus you guys on the left coast got a big bubble.

You could live somewhere cheap that has a vibrant job market and take 4-5 nice overseas vacations for the rest of your life just with the interest on that mil.

Lou Minatti said...

Sorry. 20 years. That changes nothing.

tj and the bear said...


My sentiments exactly.

Jean ValJean said...

Totally Off-Topic, but I'm dying to share:

Yesterday, I recited this oath:

“I hereby declare, on oath,

that I absolutely and entirely

renounce and abjure

all allegiance and fidelity

to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty

of whom or which I have heretofore

been a subject or citizen;

that I will support and defend

the Constitution and laws of the United States of America

against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;

that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States

when required by the law;

that I will perform noncombatant service

in the Armed Forces of the United States

when required by the law;

that I will perform work of national importance

under civilian direction

when required by the law;

and that I take this obligation freely

without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;

so help me God.”

The next words I heard: “Congratulations and welcome - You are now a Citizen of the United States of America

Property Flopper said...

24601 - Congrats and welcome!