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Technology / Re: Apple New Products
« Last post by aquabliss on Today at 02:03:13 AM »
Can AirTags help with stolen goods (backpack, bike, etc) or will the anti-stalking features inform thieves of their presence?

Thieves will probably discard them if found, and if not found they’ll get the “moving with you message” and just disable it on their phone.

Just think of having this on your backpack then boarding a train, bus, airport shuttle.  Won’t everyone get the message?

I was at Disneyland once and an Amber Alert was issued.  It was like time froze and everyone stopped to look at their phone.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Where the market is - Buyer Offers
« Last post by USCTrojanCPA on Today at 12:15:59 AM »
I made an offer for another buyer on this home back on March 3rd and it was interesting on it played out.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/104-Summer-Lilac-92620/home/112721589

I told my buyer that a fair range price for this home was $1.475m to $1.5m.  So we started with an initial offer of $1.475m with no appraisal contingency and removing all contingencies in 14 days along with a 40% down payment.  My clients were ready to potentially go up to $1.5m on a best & final counter.  The listing agent texts me the next morning and apologizes to me saying that his seller accepted a slightly higher offer than ours despite him strongly recommending that they at least do a seller multiple counter to the top 2-3 buyers (we had the 2nd highest offer).  I think the home will close right around $1.5m.  The takeaway from this experience is don't hold back too much on your initial offer because you may not get another chance to bid higher. 

This one closed for $1.6m which is almost shocking given that the regular lot homes have been closing around $1.4m.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Where the market is - Buyer Offers
« Last post by USCTrojanCPA on Today at 12:11:18 AM »
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/11-Pollena-92602/home/5814724

My guestimate is that Pollena home would go 100k above asking. And if there is serious bidding war, upto 150k above asking.

Great call Cornflakes! Looks like that one closed for 100k over asking

And congrats USC!

Thanks Zovall.  There's a bit more information how things played out.  So the seller received 10 offers on the home by Saturday when we asked for a 24-hour reply for our offer.  Of the 10 offers, there were 3 offers that the seller was seriously considering...$1.24m, $1.25m (my client's offer), and $1.265m.  The listing agent told me that the seller selected to move forward with my client's offer at the inspection for the following reasons (along with telling me about the other 2 offers were we competing against)...

1) My clients wrote a very detailed, sincere letter to the sellers identifying several things (posters, accessory pieces, and pictures of the sellers traveling adventures) that they saw in the home that they shared in common.

2) I've done several transactions with the listing agent over the years and she told the sellers that she would be most comfortable working with me versus the other agents as their offers weren't as clear and concise as mine and never worked with either of them.

3) My buyer's lender was very proactive and contacted the listing agent stated that my clients were very strong and underbuying with a DTI in the 20%s and had the financial capacity to purchase a $2m home.

4) We were the only offer that lifted both loan and appraisal contingencies right off the bat (we removed all contingencies in 10 days) while the other 2 offers only removed the appraisal contingency.

The appraisal on the home came in $85k short at $1,165,000 but my buyers easily and happily bridged the gap by putting more than 20% down.
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Technology / Re: Apple New Products
« Last post by zovall on Yesterday at 10:59:08 PM »
Refreshed iMac looks really good...performance and benchmarks will determine if I'll pick one up or not though.
I agree, looks amazing! Is it the same M1 chip from the MacBook Air/Pro/MacMini from a few months ago or is it a more powerful version?
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Where the market is - Buyer Offers
« Last post by zovall on Yesterday at 10:50:44 PM »
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/11-Pollena-92602/home/5814724

My guestimate is that Pollena home would go 100k above asking. And if there is serious bidding war, upto 150k above asking.

Great call Cornflakes! Looks like that one closed for 100k over asking

And congrats USC!
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Technology / Re: Apple New Products
« Last post by Cares on Yesterday at 10:45:19 PM »
Refreshed iMac looks really good...performance and benchmarks will determine if I'll pick one up or not though.
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Technology / Re: Apple New Products
« Last post by zovall on Yesterday at 10:10:25 PM »
Can AirTags help with stolen goods (backpack, bike, etc) or will the anti-stalking features inform thieves of their presence?
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Water Cooler / Re: Crime Soars After Democrats Smear Police, Cut Budgets
« Last post by morekaos on Yesterday at 08:01:28 PM »
Are you saying Sicknick was gonna die on JAN 6 whether those rioters attacked the capital or not?
It was just a coincidence he died that day.


That trump mob has the worst luck! I gotta tell ya.

No no no I’m not saying that!!!  I’m saying Sicknick was going to die on JAN 7 ( the day he actually died of... ( and I believe the science, he is the medical examiner after all)...

Diaz said Sicknick suffered two strokes at the base of the brain stem caused by a clot in an artery that supplies blood to that area of the body. Diaz said he could not comment on whether Sicknick had a preexisting medical condition, citing privacy laws.

The District of Columbia's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Sicknick died of natural causes in the hours after the attack on the Capitol rather than as a direct result of injuries inflicted by Trump's supporters during the Jan. 6 siege,
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Water Cooler / Re: Crime Soars After Democrats Smear Police, Cut Budgets
« Last post by zubs on Yesterday at 04:07:12 PM »
Are you saying Sicknick was gonna die on JAN 6 whether those rioters attacked the capital or not?
It was just a coincidence he died that day.


That trump mob has the worst luck! I gotta tell ya.
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Technology / Re: Apple New Products
« Last post by iacrenter on Yesterday at 03:23:11 PM »
I've been waiting for an updated Apple TV. The new remote with directional touchpad improves on the hated square touchpad. It also supports Wifi 6 and HDMI 2.1. They didn't mention 120 Hz support but that might come with tvOS 15 announcements.
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