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Apr 5th 2013 4:04PM From my experience, most homeowners associations are run by control freaks who revel in being able to decide the actions of others.
Mar 6th 2013 9:37AM I vaguely remember a quote that went something like this "The government can only give someone something that they have taken away from someone else."
Mar 6th 2013 9:30AM That housing looks horrible. Every building looks exactly like the building next door, absolutely no originality. I can see why no one wants to live there. I see this in subdivisions in the U.S., whole subdivisions where the houses all have the same type bricks, same type shingles, same roof pitch, same everything... Boring, boring, boring...
Jun 25th 2012 2:26PM This is the way Bank of America conducts business. They modified my mortgage payments, then foreclosed while I was making payments on the modified loan. They have the house and I have a torpedoed credit rating.
Jun 11th 2012 5:40PM AHA! just in the last few minutes they chanced the headline from "Travel Like A Boss: Onboard The Fastest Monohull Racing Boats In The World" to "Travel Like A Boss: Onboard The Fastest Monohull Sailing Boats In The World". If we keep commenting, we may get the whole story yet.
Jun 11th 2012 5:08PM I think the fastest racing boat goes a little over 300 mph, and the fastest monohull racing boat cracks a little over 100 mph. If this reporter isn't full of it, and he is on one of the fastest monohull racing boats in the world, then I would expect at least 95 mph. Anything less, then the headline "Travel Like A Boss: Onboard The Fastest Monohull Racing Boats In The World" would be grossly inaccurate.
Jun 4th 2012 11:09AM Yep, about 6 miles Southeast of Troy, New York on NY State Route 66. Hollywood Drive-In. The geographically challenged might not know the 66 number is used on highways other than "The Mother Road"
May 15th 2012 12:11PM OK, this is a nice description of the house, but what about the lot? They don't mention how many acres are in the tract that this big luxurious house sits on. I'm suspecting because they are ashamed to mention it, that it is probably on a postage stamp size lot with less than a couple acres and with the neighbors snugged up close. A 14 million dollar house for Jesus ought to have at least 40 acres wrapped around it. I've always thought the most important #1 question in real estate is "How many acres is the lot?".
Jan 17th 2012 12:59PM I agree with Artsy Fartsy, here in north Louisiana, all the developers are hung up on bricks and shingles. Bricks and shingles, bricks and shingles, bricks and shingles, everywhere bricks and shingles. They have subdivisions here that if it were not for house numbers, you couldn't tell the houses apart, and these are higher class boring subdivisions. God forbid that someone would use metal or tile roof or build a log, board and batten, or stucco home. I see some nice log and stucco homes around, but they are not in the upper class cookie cutter subdivisions. I've been told that log homes rot in Louisiana, but I say “Who says logs need to be made out of wood? Think outside the box.”
Jan 17th 2012 12:31PM I would love to have a close look at that house to evaluate it for building code compliance. I have spotted a couple things that are suspect and for sure that staircase in picture #6 is not to code. From some of the residential interiors I have seen on TV, I suspect that New York doesn't pay much attention to the International Residential Code.