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Submitted by Raybyrnes on January 12, 2009 - 9:48pm

What happened to Bubble Market Inventory Tracker? I know the author purchased a house but I used the links to get to the other real estate blogs.

That was a really good blog. I would ask the author if he reads this to put it back up.

Submitted by SanDiegoDave on January 19, 2009 - 9:59am.

Trojan4Life, how about actually getting a life?

I missed the part in your profile where you listed your full name, address, and social security number. After all, by your standards, anyone who offers an opinion on something on the Internet without disclosing their full identity is up to no good.

Great theory you've got there: OCR exposes fraud and educates people to avoid catching the falling knives. But alas! The criminal mastermind that OCR is, he was just playing us and the whole San Diego real estate industry all along so he could buy a cheap house! The grand scheme - the ruse - crafted and perfected for years is finally a success! And now when OCR stands at the front window of his modest suburban home, wearing a dark hooded robe & sporting a on wooden staff with a skull at the top, he and his flying monkeys laugh aloud an evil heckle across the landscape of San Diego. "Mmmmwuaaahahahaaaaaa!!!"

Get a grip dude. You probably think we never landed on the moon either.

Submitted by Pulp on January 19, 2009 - 4:09pm.

OC Renter,
Your blog was the best of all the housing bubble blogs, and I read about 8 other housing blogs every day. I was forwarding links to your site for the past couple of years to convince friends not to buy a house/condo just yet.

I know you must be jonesing from not posting your humorous/sarcastic rantings. Hopefully you will reconsider, and reopen up the archives. Or re-open up the site as a paid subscription site, to keep the morons out. I'd gladly pay $20-$50 a year to read your style of writing. When something is free, you don't think about paying for it, but when it is gone, people probably think, "Damn, I'd pay money to have that blog continue". Maybe you could open it up again with the intent to get enough cash to buy new furnishings for your new place?


Submitted by ocrenter on January 19, 2009 - 5:49pm.

doug and others interested, the blog is now private, e-mail me for invites.

Submitted by Raybyrnes on January 19, 2009 - 8:01pm.

what email address hit you up at for an invite

Submitted by Aecetia on January 20, 2009 - 1:08am.

Bump. I want my BMIT, too.

Submitted by ocrenter on January 20, 2009 - 5:32am.

I'm at gmail

Submitted by Ex-SD on January 20, 2009 - 7:07am.

ocrenter: Just sent you an email.

**Update / edit
*Got your invitation and signed up.
Thanks! I really enjoy your blog

Submitted by waiting hawk on January 20, 2009 - 8:17am.

john67elco is me

Submitted by chatmanr on January 21, 2009 - 11:31am.

Please add me to your access list; THANKS!

robert DOT chatman AT gmail

Submitted by emmi on January 21, 2009 - 12:56pm.

TheBreeze wrote:

All of the housing bubble bloggers should be commended for their efforts. They were out there putting their ass on the line trying to protect people when our own government wasn't doing anything about this crazy housing bubble and was in fact working against us.

Thanks for fighting the good fight, OCR. You helped a lot of people, including me.

You so have it right.

The people on here who can't grasp that even questioning the status quo where money is involved is inherently dangerous need to get out more. Cripes and you sound like kindergartners, so pleased with yourselves to be shrieking and pointing fingers. Gah. I was looking for a BMIT substitute, but if you guys have so much time on your hands to ruin this blog, maybe I'll hunt elsewhere.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 21, 2009 - 5:24pm.

I wonder if there's a lawyer out there who would be willing to pro bono (for publciity maybe?) take on any potential lawsuit with a large contngency arrangement on a potential counterclaim. While it's generally true that lawsuits are costly and the parties generally bear the burden of their costs, the threat of a counterclaim, particularly in a spurious lawsuit, might make people hesisate before suing without a lawyer. And if you're a lawyer, and it's a dopey case, unles you're getting paid 2-300 an hour, you probably wouldn't wanna risk your bar card pursuing an unwinnable case on the cheap. Talk to some lawyers, maybe in the real estate field who are suing mortgage brokers or similar work, maybe they'd take it on.

Submitted by CricketOnTheHearth on January 21, 2009 - 6:08pm.

Hey, OCRenter:

Thanks for all you did. Yours was one of the first RE blogs I hooked up with, after Patrick's very good site linked to all of them. I counted it amongst the "A-List" with Piggington, Mish, Of Two Minds, and Calculated Risk.

Yours especially I found soothing, reassuring and steadying when I was furious at my crappy dwelling situation and furious that I couldn't afford anything better. You showed me that no, I wasn't insane; reinforced my plan to wait and save; and let me vent-by-proxy by reading your skewerings of flippers and realtor scammers. The latter were actually the parts I enjoyed most.

Of course, when poked with a sharp stick, wolves often bite back, so I can imagine you being concerned at the reactions of some of these characters.

I wish you the best, and like the others, hope you can put the blog back up someday, even as just archives.

Unless you have to turn the files over to the FBI (which might be a good sign, actually).

Submitted by NotCranky on January 21, 2009 - 7:16pm.

Emmi, I was home sick with a cold. I have my opinions.Actually I really held back. The beauty of this blog is that it doesn't require anything but thick skin if you want to be a bit different.In that sense I am glad that you find it not suitable. Hopefully, the people who have been here a while realize the non-conformists among us still want what is best for the blog and its participants. I think some do. I hope you find someplace reassuring to you, or that has whatever it is you are looking for.


Submitted by bringemtojustice on February 7, 2009 - 9:44pm.

I miss reading BMIT everyday. If this is continuing please sign me up.

Submitted by jpinpb on February 7, 2009 - 11:35pm.

Just email him and he'll give you permission to access his blog. He's been posting some interesting things. It's his user name ocrenter at gmail

Submitted by briansd1 on February 12, 2009 - 5:56pm.

I'm going to continue BMIT's tradition with my own spin on the bubble.

You can read my blog here:

Feel free spread the word and to mail me with suggestions and tips. ;)

I watch mostly downtown San Diego and surroundings. If you have some interesting observations about the suburbs, let me know.

Submitted by jimklinge on February 12, 2009 - 7:16pm.

A trillion different names you could have picked, and you have to copy mine? Can you please pick something else please? If you didn't check around first, just look at

Submitted by PCinSD on February 12, 2009 - 8:02pm.

Ah, that's why I recognized the name of that site. That is confusing. Two separate websites, basically identical, with the same name. Can't blame Jim for being somewhat peeved.

Submitted by ocrenter on February 12, 2009 - 11:49pm.

brian, what do you think about taking over BMIT instead?

I just got a whole bunch of requests to be invited which I can't honor due to blogger limit.

e-mail me.

Submitted by yooklid on March 10, 2009 - 3:10pm.


How do I get onto BMIT? The withdrawal is killing me.

Submitted by sdrealtor on March 10, 2009 - 5:41pm.

Hey Jim
Now you know how I feel.

The one and only sdr

Submitted by jpinpb on March 10, 2009 - 6:43pm.

You need to contact OC Renter and ask for permission to access. It's the user name at gmail.

There must be someone out there willing to take on the dutie of OC's blog.

Submitted by sdrealtor on March 10, 2009 - 7:06pm.

I vote for jpinpb;)

Submitted by jpinpb on March 10, 2009 - 8:12pm.

sdr - I vote for you. You're spending too much time on that trampoline w/your kids. I think you must have fallen off and bumped your head. I vote for jpinpb;) Oy ve!

Submitted by svelte on March 12, 2009 - 4:33pm.

Having the BMIT site public while ocrenter was trying to buy and private once he bought sure made me consider the theory that he may have been trying to depress prices when it benefited him and trying NOT to depress prices once he had property value to protect....

I even pondered whether the person who threatened to sue him was a concoction to cover this behavior up.

If he indeed does make it a public site again, it would certainly squash that theory.

Submitted by NotCranky on March 12, 2009 - 4:46pm.

I think if this fella can change the direction of the housing market there is a job waiting for him in DC.

Submitted by jpinpb on March 12, 2009 - 4:48pm.

I think he was willing to make it public as long as no names were posted. Brian was considering it, from what I understand, but Brian believed it was ok to use names, as it is public information. Since OC didn't want the risk exposure, Brian didn't take it over.

Are you volunteering, svelte? :)

Submitted by ocrenter on March 12, 2009 - 5:42pm.

svelte, why don't you step up and take over the blog. I'm a little sick of these conspiracy theories.

here's my e-mail: ocrenter at gmail dot com, take it over, the site will be public again, and you just disproved your own theory.

Submitted by SD Realtor on March 12, 2009 - 5:50pm.

ocr perhaps you are the joaquin phoenix of the san diego housing market! They say all of his stunts have been staged.

ps - you know where I want to buy so get off the schnied and start disparaging some homes in that area please.

svelte - I just don't see any of that as being true.

Submitted by jpinpb on March 12, 2009 - 5:57pm.

I heard OC was actually the third shooter in Dallas.

Sorry. Couldn't resist the conspiracy theory.

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