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  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 5,809
    stickguy said:

    I've never seen that pop up on my iPhone. Though I have an 11.

    Neither have I, I think it’s a carrier. Mine is Spectrum, very cheap , only $14/month with 1 GB of data (usually enough for my daily routine between wifi spots at home and work), but it has no spam protections. I even get those annoying text spams messages without ability to block them. I don’t bother to block individual numbers, as those are spoofed anyway.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    JM, if I don't know the answer, I am good with just making something up.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,473
    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    Well for a new topic I have jury duty this week, so far I haven't been called in and I don't have to go in tomorrow, so basically they have one day left to get me. B)

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    Hertz colors. Nice looking.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,000

    fintail said:

    The experts predicted the same thing when 45 was elected, and instead we have an overinflated carnival market (but nice to see my 401K is faring well enough even in the new great recession). RE agents are good at selling, not sure what else. Stock and RE markets are poor indicators of economic health when it comes to real people.

    If I had been able to buy in locally when the lucky ones could do so, and could work remotely forever, I'd be outta here probably for points east, buy a nicer place for half the price and bank/"invest" (in a few cars, perhaps) the rest.

    Another one not far from me that would be insane elsewhere but seems suspiciously cheap to me - great area, kind of cool funky house nicely sited, etc. If it was in 98004 it would probably be around twice as much.

    Cheapest house in 98004, and it's a teardown





    That is our problem. We've been here for 34 years and it's just the two of us now. It's a very nice house but it has stairs that we are constantly going up and down up and down. We really don't want to leave the area but if we sold it for a million for this and bought the one fintail showed it wouldn't be worth it! Now if it were 400.000 that would be a different story. Everything is so screwed up now who knows what to do. Our RE agent who is a first class agent says the consensus is if Biden gets elected the Stock Market and RE markets will crash. Not trying to make this political. Who really knows?

    What’s a 3/4 bath? I know a 1/2 bath is one without a tub or shower. Is that a west coast thing?
    3/4 bath is shower, sink, toilet, no bathtub.
    Interesting. Around here we just call that a bathroom. Shower or tub makes no difference.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,646

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    Great. Now I want SPAM for lunch tomorrow, and we don't have any!

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,446

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    Well for a new topic I have jury duty this week, so far I haven't been called in and I don't have to go in tomorrow, so basically they have one day left to get me. B)
    They had an article in our daily newspaper about how courts are getting back into action and they will be looking for jury members again. I have never been called for jury duty, I really hope I don't have to do it. We are fortunate to have a jury system, and I like Judge TV Shows, but, what an inconvenience! Good luck, hope they don't find you suitable.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    well, probably getting excused when they ask him name and he says "Snakeweael"

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    I've been called for jury duty only a handful of times - once or twice at the county level, and once at the Federal level.

    The Federal summons was in the late 90's about the time that Terry Nichols was going on trial here in Denver for his role in the OKC bombing. That would have been terrifying, and interesting, at the same time. I think the trial went on for some months, and he was acquitted of some charges and found guilty of others. The same jury then had to determine sentencing, and they deadlocked.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,473
    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    Well for a new topic I have jury duty this week, so far I haven't been called in and I don't have to go in tomorrow, so basically they have one day left to get me. B)
    They had an article in our daily newspaper about how courts are getting back into action and they will be looking for jury members again. I have never been called for jury duty, I really hope I don't have to do it. We are fortunate to have a jury system, and I like Judge TV Shows, but, what an inconvenience! Good luck, hope they don't find you suitable.
    Originally I was scheduled to do this last April but they postponed it due to the story of 2020 being written by clowns. They let me pick the week to be on call, looks like I picked the right one.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,980
    Kinda surprised those shill posts are still up.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,797
    edited September 16
    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    well, I finally got an update from the bank doing my mortgage refi (at a snails pace). Sent me the appraisal (done 8/26 I think) to review and sign off on reading. So I got that done. Hopefully that is the last thing before they finally approve it and look to schedule closing. I think the rate lock goes to 10/8 or 10/9, so might be tight with how backed up they are.
    It's slow as our Realtor just advised us. Ours is moving along well. I just sent them a billion documents they asked for.

    Our house goes on the market Saturday.

    I am so tired. Since Friday night we have done the following:

    Fill a 20 yard dumpster with furniture and other things we weren't bringing to the new house
    Touch up all the cinderblock walls in the basement
    Pack everything we are taking that's in the basement
    Thin down and pack extra stuff that was in our closets
    Take down all the personal pictures
    Painted the shutters outside
    Painted three doors and all the trim in our bedroom
    Planted mums and re-mulched the front planting bed
    Numerous other little things

    We had the basement and all the windows cleaned today, and the crew is deep cleaning the whole place tomorrow. Pictures on Friday.

    We escaped to the shore since we are both WFH and the kids are remote Thurs and Fri

    What a week!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 163,847
    qbrozen said:

    Kinda surprised those shill posts are still up.

    We don’t work 24/7. B)

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    slackers.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,473
    stickguy said:

    slackers.

    Really, what our are dues paying for?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    well, I finally got an update from the bank doing my mortgage refi (at a snails pace). Sent me the appraisal (done 8/26 I think) to review and sign off on reading. So I got that done. Hopefully that is the last thing before they finally approve it and look to schedule closing. I think the rate lock goes to 10/8 or 10/9, so might be tight with how backed up they are.
    It's slow as our Realtor just advised us. Ours is moving along well. I just sent them a billion documents they asked for.

    Our house goes on the market Saturday.

    I am so tired. Since Friday night we have done the following:

    Fill a 20 yard dumpster with furniture and other things we weren't bringing to the new house
    Touch up all the cinderblock walls in the basement
    Pack everything we are taking that's in the basement
    Thin down and pack extra stuff that was in our closets
    Take down all the personal pictures
    Painted the shutters outside
    Painted three doors and all the trim in our bedroom
    Planted mums and re-mulched the front planting bed
    Numerous other little things

    We had all the basement and all the windows cleaned today, and the crew is deep cleaning the whole place tomorrow. Pictures on Friday.

    We escaped to the shore since we are both WFH and the kids are remote Thurs and Fri

    What a week!
    made me tired just thinking about all that work. I accomplished much less!

    good luck with the sale.

    my guess is they prioritize sales over refis right now, since they are obviously more time sensitive. And could just be the particular bank.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,797
    Thanks, we decided to do a new front roof since it's 20 years old (back was done with the addition and is only 3 years old). That gets done next week and we are noting it in the listing. We raised our asking up a bit to cover it. I checked the comps and we are inline when comparing the smaller houses and what they are going for.

    Our inside is nice with everything updated, the outside/landscaping is what could use some work. At least we have the large patio out back. You could move right in without touching a thing, so that certainly adds some value.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    it does. easy to do some landscaping later, but if floors/kitchen need immediate attention, you will lose a lot of potential buyers.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,980
    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:

    Kinda surprised those shill posts are still up.

    We don’t work 24/7. B)
    Why not? We post 24/7. :b

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    Need to hire someone over in Asia to cover the overnight shift.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,473
    stickguy said:

    Need to hire someone over in Asia to cover the overnight shift.

    Might be cheaper to buy the moderators a Box O' Joe from Dunkin Donuts. That would keep our dues low.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    qbrozen said:

    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:

    Kinda surprised those shill posts are still up.

    We don’t work 24/7. B)
    Why not? We post 24/7. :b
    Between us, we are on line 16-18 hours a day, 7 days a week. I'd say that's more than enough for this group.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,970
    Michaell said:

    qbrozen said:

    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:

    Kinda surprised those shill posts are still up.

    We don’t work 24/7. B)
    Why not? We post 24/7. :b
    Between us, we are on line 16-18 hours a day, 7 days a week. I'd say that's more than enough for this group.
    Too much. You’re both kind souls.
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  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,770
    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    well, I finally got an update from the bank doing my mortgage refi (at a snails pace). Sent me the appraisal (done 8/26 I think) to review and sign off on reading. So I got that done. Hopefully that is the last thing before they finally approve it and look to schedule closing. I think the rate lock goes to 10/8 or 10/9, so might be tight with how backed up they are.
    The appraisal is for them isn't it? I wonder why they want you to sign off on it. I sold a house last year and don't remember doing that. Maybe it's a bank thing.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,446
    Michaell said:

    qbrozen said:

    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:

    Kinda surprised those shill posts are still up.

    We don’t work 24/7. B)
    Why not? We post 24/7. :b
    Between us, we are on line 16-18 hours a day, 7 days a week. I'd say that's more than enough for this group.
    Especially since we need minimal looking after :)

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    venture said:

    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    well, I finally got an update from the bank doing my mortgage refi (at a snails pace). Sent me the appraisal (done 8/26 I think) to review and sign off on reading. So I got that done. Hopefully that is the last thing before they finally approve it and look to schedule closing. I think the rate lock goes to 10/8 or 10/9, so might be tight with how backed up they are.
    The appraisal is for them isn't it? I wonder why they want you to sign off on it. I sold a house last year and don't remember doing that. Maybe it's a bank thing.
    I assume bank thing. Everything is on the borrower portal (all my uploads, etc) so anything they produce appears there too. And I get a task to review and confirm I did it. I’m. Just glad to see the processor has actually done something with the file.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,446
    venture said:

    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    well, I finally got an update from the bank doing my mortgage refi (at a snails pace). Sent me the appraisal (done 8/26 I think) to review and sign off on reading. So I got that done. Hopefully that is the last thing before they finally approve it and look to schedule closing. I think the rate lock goes to 10/8 or 10/9, so might be tight with how backed up they are.
    The appraisal is for them isn't it? I wonder why they want you to sign off on it. I sold a house last year and don't remember doing that. Maybe it's a bank thing.
    Big companies are being extra cautious these days....too many insurance and property scams. When I changed insurance companies (car and home) they are going to send out an appraiser - FOR HOME INSURANCE! Can't they see it on google? They asked a dozen questions, have you ever been convicted of insurance fraud, how many claims have you made in the last 6 years, how old is your roof, does your sump pump have batteries.....?

    We aren't really in a flood plain area because we are on the side of a small mountain, so any water build up will go over the edge.

    We lived in the country - that is when we had a rifle - on 99 acres. I really resented paying taxes on all that land (we got a big reduction letting a farmer use a portion), so I wanted my next house to have a good view, but not a lot of property that I would pay tax on....this way I can see for miles and not pay taxes on it!

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,646
    edited September 17
    After my father died my mother just wanted to trade houses with us, each of us assuming whatever debt was remaining on the property. I was working with a different lender from my mother and my lender wanted an appraisal of my old house. I couldn’t see how that was even remotely relevant to my lender- any difference in appraised value would have only impacted my mother’s lifetime exclusion. What would they have done if my mother had just given me the house subject to the existing mortgage?

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,488
    Having been in the real estate market off and on for the last 8 months, people like @kyfdx, @imidazol97, or @roadburner probably don’t see the maxed out or over heated market that some on the coasts see.

    For the kind of money you guys on the West Coast are seeing houses sell for, you can live in very nice houses in the very nicest neighborhoods in and around Ohio and Kentucky. I’ve got a 3,000 sq ft house with 4 BRs, 3 full and one ½ bath, modern mechanicals, on a nice sized lot, in a cul-de-sac in a relatively nice and quiet suburb that will sell for $300K-$325K. It’s move in ready.

    We’re already in the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. So, whomever gets elected here next, has nowhere to go but up. And, I won’t take investment advice from someone who isn’t certified to give it.

    I think the old adage applies. Don’t buy high and sell low (which is what’s bound to happen in today’s real estate market).

    Back to cars...am I the only one who doesn’t think the 400Z that’s coming out looks good? I don’t like it. Given a choice, I’d buy the Infiniti Q50 Red over the 400Z (which is going to be a clone of).
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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,646


    Back to cars...am I the only one who doesn’t think the 400Z that’s coming out looks good? I don’t like it. Given a choice, I’d buy the Infiniti Q50 Red over the 400Z (which is going to be a clone of).

    I don’t have strong feelings either way. I still kind of like the 370Z- in fact I’d probably buy one if the telematics were a bit more up to date. Then there’s the question of Nissan’s long term viability.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    It’s not my cup of tea overall. If I wanted something like this would probably get a mustang. Would prefer something more compact for a sports car.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,478
    It doesn’t look new to me though I admit to not following Nissan products very closely. It just seems derivative to me. Not exciting for me at all.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,646
    On another vehicular topic, I often follow the forums dealing with cars I’m considering purchasing. As an example, the Giulia forums keep my desire for that car at bay- new cars missing a complete wiring harness anyone?
    Anyway, the Stinger forum had a recent post from a guy who took his Stinger in for service and then found greasy fingerprints and red shop rag lint all over his car’s dash and glove box- apparently left by the alleged “technician” who replaced the cabin filter. I know that most all of the local Ford and VW dealers refuse to employ techs with opposable thumbs and I fear that the Kia dealers utilize a similar hiring policy. It’s a real concern since I’ve been exchanging emails with a NCM at one of the local Kia dealers who really wants to sell me a RWD Stinger GT2.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,970
    I think perhaps the good news is that, from what we can tell with @graphicguy's ownership experience, you shouldn't need the dealer much.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,407
    edited September 17
    To paraphrase something, nobody ever lost money gambling with Seattle real estate (well, they might have lost if they bought and sold too fast around 2010, but if they held from that point until now there are probably endless cases of people more than doubling, if not tripling their money in a decade).

    I like the new Z for its lack of overstyling - the big rectangular mouth isn't the best theme, but the Z32 rear light cluster is cool. Still, not something on my list.

    Having been in the real estate market off and on for the last 8 months, people like @kyfdx, @imidazol97, or @roadburner probably don’t see the maxed out or over heated market that some on the coasts see.

    For the kind of money you guys on the West Coast are seeing houses sell for, you can live in very nice houses in the very nicest neighborhoods in and around Ohio and Kentucky. I’ve got a 3,000 sq ft house with 4 BRs, 3 full and one ½ bath, modern mechanicals, on a nice sized lot, in a cul-de-sac in a relatively nice and quiet suburb that will sell for $300K-$325K. It’s move in ready.

    We’re already in the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. So, whomever gets elected here next, has nowhere to go but up. And, I won’t take investment advice from someone who isn’t certified to give it.

    I think the old adage applies. Don’t buy high and sell low (which is what’s bound to happen in today’s real estate market).

    Back to cars...am I the only one who doesn’t think the 400Z that’s coming out looks good? I don’t like it. Given a choice, I’d buy the Infiniti Q50 Red over the 400Z (which is going to be a clone of).

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,980
    stickguy said:

    It’s not my cup of tea overall. If I wanted something like this would probably get a mustang. Would prefer something more compact for a sports car.

    The 350/370 is nearly 2 feet shorter than the Mustang. The 400 is growing some but only to the same length as the Supra. The compact size is why I preferred the driving dynamics of my 350 to my stang GT. But I had an early lighter 350.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    It seems bulkier. Did not realize it was that short. But gives a camaro like vibe, with tiny windows and high door sills.

    Mustang, for some reason, I always think is shorter than it really is.

    I should just stick with a GTI!

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,797

    Having been in the real estate market off and on for the last 8 months, people like @kyfdx, @imidazol97, or @roadburner probably don’t see the maxed out or over heated market that some on the coasts see.

    For the kind of money you guys on the West Coast are seeing houses sell for, you can live in very nice houses in the very nicest neighborhoods in and around Ohio and Kentucky. I’ve got a 3,000 sq ft house with 4 BRs, 3 full and one ½ bath, modern mechanicals, on a nice sized lot, in a cul-de-sac in a relatively nice and quiet suburb that will sell for $300K-$325K. It’s move in ready.

    We’re already in the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. So, whomever gets elected here next, has nowhere to go but up. And, I won’t take investment advice from someone who isn’t certified to give it.

    I think the old adage applies. Don’t buy high and sell low (which is what’s bound to happen in today’s real estate market).

    Back to cars...am I the only one who doesn’t think the 400Z that’s coming out looks good? I don’t like it. Given a choice, I’d buy the Infiniti Q50 Red over the 400Z (which is going to be a clone of).

    We jumped into buying a new home right now for a few reasons.

    1: the value of our home is very high right now
    2: we have significant equity in it.
    3: interest rates are crazy low.
    4: we are in our home more than ever and wanted the extra space.

    The home we are buying was built two years ago for $15,000 less than we are paying so we didn’t do too bad. New home prices (which we originally wanted are going to skyrocket with the costs of raw materials going through the roof)

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,651
    I'm witnessing new home prices rocket up; e.g. when we first visited the Toll Bros development, the base price for the model that we were interested in was $588,995. Today, thanks to the immutable law of supply/demand: $635,995. And, the sales rep said likely going up again before month end.
    We are not amused.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232

    I'm witnessing new home prices rocket up; e.g. when we first visited the Toll Bros development, the base price for the model that we were interested in was $588,995. Today, thanks to the immutable law of supply/demand: $635,995. And, the sales rep said likely going up again before month end.
    We are not amused.

    When I bought my first house, around the year 2000, prices for the houses we were looking at (new builds) were increasing $500-1000 every week.

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,651
    Yup, up $47k in ~12 weeks, so, again, winning. Just not us as the buyer.
    Unlikely we'll buy there. 13-15 month delivery timeframe. Not to mention she will want more upgrades, already mentioned $10k worth during sales call. As well as "Homesite Premiums" (although there are two lots left with no premium). Resales looking more attractive in that area.
    Why does she not understand how much we'd save if I just bought a couple of cars instead of a new home?

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,829
    A friend of mine who is s real estate developer said they are having a hard time getting matching appliance sets.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    I had to pay an extra $100 on my new shed, because pressure treated lumber prices (from Canada) were spiking.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,407
    Heck, I bought a new desk chair a couple weeks ago and there was no supply. It seemed like 75% of stuff at Office Depot was sold out. I got very lucky with the one I wanted - on indefinite backorder online, only available at a couple locations in the state.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    this is hysterical.

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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 11,247
    dino001 said:

    stickguy said:

    I've never seen that pop up on my iPhone. Though I have an 11.

    Neither have I, I think it’s a carrier. Mine is Spectrum, very cheap , only $14/month with 1 GB of data (usually enough for my daily routine between wifi spots at home and work), but it has no spam protections. I even get those annoying text spams messages without ability to block them. I don’t bother to block individual numbers, as those are spoofed anyway.
    I have something similar to yours. I have "xfinity mobil" which is $12.00 a month plus tax or about $13.45 a month for 1 gig of data. If you go over 1 gig of data, it's another $12.00 for each partial gig or full gig over the 1 gig included with the service. You can convert to unlimited data for $45.00 a month plus tax, but since I am always on WiFi with some brief exceptions (like in the car), I usually don't use more than 100-300 megs of data a month. You have to have Xfinity (Comcast) internet service as well as cable TV in order to qualify for the pricing. They use Verison towers for their service, so the quality is as good as Tmobil, AT&T, etc.

    I have an Apple 8+ but neither the phone or the carrier alert me to spam calls.

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,624
    It’s tough to buy in this market. On the other hand, rents are high too, so not much good sending your money that way either. You have to live somewhere!
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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,651
    We were told, regarding another developer's next development, prices will definitely be going up; lumber prices up 30% in the last few months.

    Luckily, we don't have to buy; just thinking (with WFH) time to sell each of our condos and buy together. But, it aint' cheap!

    Just got my new company iPhone SE, woo hoo.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,000
    edited September 17
    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    Now that we solved the phone problem can we get back to real estate?

    Well for a new topic I have jury duty this week, so far I haven't been called in and I don't have to go in tomorrow, so basically they have one day left to get me. B)
    They had an article in our daily newspaper about how courts are getting back into action and they will be looking for jury members again. I have never been called for jury duty, I really hope I don't have to do it. We are fortunate to have a jury system, and I like Judge TV Shows, but, what an inconvenience! Good luck, hope they don't find you suitable.
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