Bought house 1 year ago to the day

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Submitted by waiting hawk on November 24, 2010 - 8:02pm

What the hell is the matter with me stil hanging around here almost everyday still?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 25, 2010 - 7:29am.

it's like CHEERS.

Submitted by UCGal on November 25, 2010 - 7:42am.

walterwhite wrote:
it's like CHEERS.

Except some folks make it more challenging to know your name - by changing it. LOL.

Congrats, WaitingHawk.

Submitted by CA renter on November 27, 2010 - 6:47pm.

You're bumming me out, waiting hawk. My hope was to finally get a real life once we buy a house. ;)

It's good that you and some of the other recent buyers are still addicted to this blog. It would be mighty quiet and lonely around here if you guys weren't still checking in. :)

Submitted by CafeMoto on November 27, 2010 - 8:31pm.

its cool when the veterans (lurk) chime in and offer valuable perspective
...wait a minute, did you say everyday? ;)

Submitted by an on November 28, 2010 - 1:15am.

Nothing is wrong with you :-). Bought my house 2 years ago and I'm still here.

Submitted by waiting hawk on November 28, 2010 - 11:58am.

haha im glad im not the only one and yes everyday. I dont post as much but still look around everyday.

Submitted by barnaby33 on November 28, 2010 - 3:20pm.

Still haven't bought, don't come around as much any more. Not much new is happening.

Submitted by PCinSD on November 28, 2010 - 6:22pm.

barnaby33 wrote:
Still haven't bought, don't come around as much any more. Not much new is happening.

Any chance of getting an update on this thread?"

http://piggington.com/wine_pricing

The holiday season and all. I get my wine tips from you, TG, sdr, et al.

Submitted by permabear on November 28, 2010 - 6:31pm.

This completely fits in with my personal psychological theories (somewhat educated due to college degrees).

My theory is that animals (and hence humans) have a certain psychological rhythm, largely dictated from millions of years of seasonal changes, that impacts larger trends. Most recessions tend to last roughly a seasonal change. Even the Great Depression is better understood as a series of recessions/recoveries over a multi-seasonal time period. It just so happened the overall trend was down - think of it as a few years in a row when you get frost and can't harvest, or the local wildlife becomes diseased, or whatever. Point is, there's a seasonal, semi-sinusoidal wave to things.

So WTF does this have to do with this post?

I think most people are "tired" of things being bad. They've reached their saturation level, and are ready for things to turn back up. All it'll take is a few quarters of things really starting to improve, and people will say "hey - things are getting better!"

It actually doesn't matter if the "economic fundamentals" support it. Everything boils down to emotional states, which are THE leading factor. Despite the fact QE will destroy the future of our country, The Bernanke realizes inflating a big stock market rally will help people get excited again.

Submitted by Effective Demand on November 29, 2010 - 3:20pm.

I'm curious to peoples thoughts a year or two into homeownership. Have things been like you thought? What do you enjoy most/least, etc.

Submitted by sdrealtor on November 29, 2010 - 3:48pm.

pablo
The wine world is on fire sale thse days. the values out there are amazing. I have been buying lots of Italian wines (Brunelo's and Barolo's) lately to age at great prices. There are deals to be found if you go to the right places.

If you really want to buy great wines for great prices, my two main sources these days are both in OC and both will ship to you or you can pick up in OC. The best thing to do is to sign up for their email services.

www.winex.com in Orange

www.amazinggrapes.com in Rancho Santa Margerita

While everyone has different tastes if you can buy wines rated 90 or above by WS (wine spectator) or Robert Parker for under $30 you will likely be very happy with what you get more often than not.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on November 29, 2010 - 3:45pm.

It's 3 years and I am still hanging here..

Submitted by an on November 29, 2010 - 3:47pm.

Effective Demand wrote:
I'm curious to peoples thoughts a year or two into homeownership. Have things been like you thought? What do you enjoy most/least, etc.

I was prepared for another 20% drop in price, so, I was definitely pleasantly surprised when it went the other way. Owning the home vs renting is everything I thought it would be and much more. DIY projects are fun and gratifying. What I like least is the itch to do all the DIY projects at once.

Submitted by ben_vo on November 29, 2010 - 9:42pm.

Same here... bought in June but still handing out here... not every day but at least every other day. :)

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 29, 2010 - 9:58pm.

One thing I'm looking forward to in homeownership is never feeling outraged or cheated when the gumming does some stupid crap to prop up housing prices. I'll still think it's dumb but at least I won't be irritated. I'll be pleased sort of.. But not really.

Submitted by PCinSD on November 29, 2010 - 10:23pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
pablo
The wine world is on fire sale thse days. the values out there are amazing. I have been buying lots of Italian wines (Brunelo's and Barolo's) lately to age at great prices. There are deals to be found if you go to the right places.

If you really want to buy great wines for great prices, my two main sources these days are both in OC and both will ship to you or you can pick up in OC. The best thing to do is to sign up for their email services.

www.winex.com in Orange

www.amazinggrapes.com in Rancho Santa Margerita

While everyone has different tastes if you can buy wines rated 90 or above by WS (wine spectator) or Robert Parker for under $30 you will likely be very happy with what you get more often than not.

Ah, more good tips. Thank you. There should be some respectable stuff out there under $30.

I'm blessed with a wine palate that can enjoy the cheap stuff, but I like to take something better when I go to house parties.

I don't have the patience or room for aging wine.

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