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Jul 20, 2011 1:14PM
warren buffet is a bufoon!  "We don't need a debt ceiling"
Jul 5, 2011 2:34PM
Sell while you can!Smile The obamanites are coming. This is not spam! I am banned again
Jun 8, 2011 10:31AM
Unless one can buy a foreclosure deal, I would not buy a house.  The economy and the housing market has not hit bottom.  I hope the obamanites don't put US back into the subprime housing market.  The prior Barney Frank scheme of giving everyone a home cost US dearly.
May 18, 2011 4:44PM

what a cheap house to buy in Amarica. Lets all move there. what do u think?


May 17, 2011 9:30AM
This article is deceptive in the fact that, while these homes are 125K or under they leave out location, location, location, as a factor.  The article does mention you may have to relocate or live in a "tough" area.  I can tell you as a Minneapolis resident the homes around 125K are still way over-priced for the area they are in, are often the only nice house on the block and in areas that aren't very desirable.  It is important to wonder if the homes on either side are vacant or how many homes within a three block area are vacant. It is a common problem here that the vacant homes turn quickly into crack houses. So just be careful. 

There are deals out there, however, most people who could afford a 125K house with 20 K down are still in their own home or larger companies buying up houses for rental property.
May 17, 2011 9:22AM

Ok so I can find a really cool house in Detroit and many oter depressed areas on the cheap...

I still need a job to go with the house...which is why the houses are so cheap...


May 17, 2011 8:57AM

This seems to have turned political. How short American memories seem to be. If you want your home values to go up we need a president like George Washington a very liberal domestic spender who believed in health care and not allowing the rich to claim our money as theirs. (They keep trying to make me feel like I am supposed to give them all of it). Ever since the first (extreme) conservative crawled out from under a rock this country has faced possible collapse. The (extreme) conservatives didn't want the White House, Statue of Liberty, or most of the things that keep this country together. And the top dogs own gold and oil, and don't care about the value of your house. Did you know that the US has cheaper gas than most of Europe? The one logical funding policy supported by conservatives is the subsidizing of oil companies with average American tax dollars. What we need is someone who would use republican tactics for the average American.(Like me who spent years studying while working; getting multiple certificates in electronics and computer service; and may still end up cooking fries.) We need somebody more like Spawn on the inside and Will Smith on the outside. (We seem to have the other way around lately.) That would be a bit more like the modern version of the soldier, intellectual and cherry tree chopping bad boy, we refer to as Washington. Try and remember when your houses started falling. Or maybe we will forget.


I just wanted to add that there are conservatives I think are very decent people. And I even have some conserative friends (so far). And I fully support the right of people to be rich.(Myself for instance.)  I would  definitly rather be driving up the housing market than ranting.Smile(Like Washington at Valley Forge.) And this topic has nothing to do with religion.

May 17, 2011 8:47AM
Jim, I like your idea.  Let's all give someone in the tax bracket below us 10% of our wealth during this tough time.  I would be happy to do my part!!  Let's call it trickle down wealth.

We've all heard the old canard that poor people deserve their lot in life while the wealthy all earned their money off the sweat of their brow.  For every "hard working" and "indispensable" business executive (with an undocumented underpaid nanny, a cook and some servants) making 10 million dollars a year to drive a corporation farther into the ground by eliminating jobs, I'll show you thousands of poor folks working two full time jobs and still cumulatively making less money than the one executive. 

The strength of a democracy is reflected by the size and strength of its middle class. Less than thirty years ago, the US used to claim one of the largest middle classes in the world. Now we have the largest inequity and division of wealth of the developed countries.

Sorry to wake YOU up Jim, but our government has been SHRINKING over the same period of time as we've been losing the middle class.  When the govt has been drowned in a bathtub I hope you have a hovercraft to get to work and pick up your paycheck cause there won't be anyone to build roads.

May 17, 2011 8:41AM
Just do what the rest of the crooks do.....Lie..Steal..And Cheat....Its the american way now...Wake up People....The U.SofA  ...will never be the same...Its all about the money...greed...Backstabbers..Thank all the higher athoritys....
May 17, 2011 8:37AM

Jim,  you liken the divide between rich and poor as between those who have an education and those who flip fries.  Have a little more respect for the middle class!  I am quite awake and don't need the help of an ignorant person like yourself, who stupidly thinks he is in the top 1-2%.  What is laughable and sad about this country is that you and many others support those who want to strip you of everything.  The Republican Party is owned by the top 2%, and their only agenda is seeing people like you and me pay more and more for services and products,  while they pay less and less in taxes.  And there is a difference between having the brains and wherewithal to increase profits and rigging the system to screw people.  It is the latter that the top 2% resort to in order to make money, and on a playing field like that,  it doesn't matter if a house is $125k or $125.  The average person will lose all the time until there are effective checks and balances on those who are corrupt.  Before you tell me to wake up,  you need to look in the mirror and tell yourself the very same thing, namely,  wake up and realize you and I are on the same team...and it is the top 2% who are against us.

May 17, 2011 8:29AM
beware of the tricks of banks and morgage comapays if u get behind on your house payment they will encourage you not to pay back or try to get cought up they will tell you not to worry about it it will be subsidized in your loan through obamas bail out plan ha but heres the kicker then they forclose on u and why because the bail out plan pays banks 90% of the loan that you owed and they get maney on selling forclosed home on a quiks sale plus they get what you have already payed on the house ..nice huh THANKS OBAMA and if you dont qualify for the loan they dont tell you about the 2nd loan you can get hmmmm mums the word also banks are trading home notes to foreign countries bet u didnt know that
May 17, 2011 8:27AM


You don't seem to like business owners because you feel they underpay their workers. Why don't you open up a business and that way you can pay the workers a lot more than they could make anywhere else? You can set the example. If not, why don't you keep your BS to yourself.

May 17, 2011 7:58AM
Tony--- you speak with ignorance....Lynn I hope Detroit comes back but it doesn't seem that way.  NOLA has been alive for a long time and it does have its drawbacks but doesn't every area.  It wouldn't be a tourist attraction and have people from all over the world who flock there to live for no reason at all.  Just sayin...ya'll!Wink
Tony you are correct.  That is why the prices are so cheap because you would have to enjoy living around ignorant uneducated WT.  I have had apartments with more square footage than some of those houses.  That house in Detroit was beautiful...and anyone with half a brain knows Detroit will come back. 
May 17, 2011 7:44AM

Well, our house has only ONE bathroom, it was built in 1935. Three of us live there. OH MY! THe horror!!! ONE bathroom, I can think of worse things that would deter me from buying a house with only one bathroom!

May 17, 2011 7:28AM

Why do we send billions to shoddy foreign governments when we have to support the one we have right here?

May 17, 2011 6:55AM

Sorry to wake you up Susan, but the government is already too big right now. What you are asking for is the gov. to take rich peoples money?


How about we take your money, I'm sure there are people out there who have less than you, lets take your money and give it to those who blew off school, and wound up making french fries.



The houses are nice but what if I don't want to live right on top of my neighbors? I don't mind small but land if far more important to some of us than just scoring a low cost home. How about an article on affordable homes with 5+ acres in desirable areas where there are jobs so I can afford the home.
May 17, 2011 6:06AM

The reason nobody is willing to buy a house now is the property taxes are more than the house is worth!  Greedy teachers unions think small communities can support lavish big industry salaries and benefits. 

You remember, the union contracts that drove all our big industry with solid wage  bennie packages to China so we could become a weak & worthless service industry country.

As a matter of fact, wasn't it these same educators who were the ones who taught the kiddies to go out and create this situation?  Well now it is coming home to roost "teach!"


Note: The standard reply of "we can't cut that it is contractual" is a lie!  It can get cut the next time the contract comes up to re-negotiate.  Yes Virginia, contracts can be negotiated "DOWN."

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