Broke people are buying million dollar houses again.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by peilthetraveler, Nov 20, 2009.


    A couple of almost broke guys pooled their cash together to come up with a 3.5% down payment and bought a house for nearly a million dollars.

    "It was kind of crazy we could get this big a loan,” said Mr. Rowland, 27. “If a government official came out here, I would slap him a high-five.”

    Do you guys really see a recovery in sight with this kind of stuff happening?
  2. Government is desperate to get loan volume "going" again, but banks want to lend only to qualified borrowers...
  3. pspr


    I read that the USDA is even making home loans now to rural areas or suburb towns of less than 20,000 residents. We're looking to buy a home in Texas but didn't fit into the income threshold for the USDA.

    I think fiancial collapse II can't be far behind with this crap going on.
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  5. pitz


    Yeah no kidding, all these loan programs are like giving heroin and crystal meth to an fat man with a broken leg, and then expecting him to go out and run a marathon.

    Sure, he might be able to do it for a while, but in the end, he will collapse into a pile of fat.
  6. Your imagery is great... perhaps you can get a job writing for Obama.."pile of fat"... LOL
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    This story made me thinking fight club, the movie.

    There aren't many fat people in SA, I guess.

  8. You really gotta be a fool with new money to pay 150 million dollars for that. It would actually be cheaper to buy a couple of the 5 million dollar properties next to that house, demolish them, then build an identical house save 100 million in the process.

    It cant cost any more than 20 million to build a 56k sq ft house. A normal house can be build for about 80 to 100$ per sq ft. so even at $300 per sqft, it would be under 20 million to build an identical house. Heck..even at 1,000$per sq ft it would still only be 56 million.
  9. ^^^ The strangest part of the article describes how, during construction, Spelling would dash across the street to buy a hot dog from a street vendor. What kind of neighborhood is it that there are street vendors selling hot dogs? The only places I know where this occurs are busy downtown areas. I've never seen a hot dog vendor in the burbs. What's up w/Holmby Hills?
  10. romik


    In poker when you're down 80% in order to recoup losses psychology wins many times & you go ALL_IN. USSA is going ALL_IN.
    #10     Nov 21, 2009