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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #150 on: July 07, 2022, 08:40:59 AM »
I am looking at the weather in Arizona and Texas periodically, even though COL is cheaper but their daily low temperature is the same or higher than daily high of Irvine and where I am...with 20 to 30 degree difference I am not sure it is worth it....
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #151 on: July 07, 2022, 10:23:55 AM »
I am looking at the weather in Arizona and Texas periodically, even though COL is cheaper but their daily low temperature is the same or higher than daily high of Irvine and where I am...with 20 to 30 degree difference I am not sure it is worth it....

Most definately hotter in the summer but my electric bill with A/C on day and night even when I go out (which keeps me comfy but is on much less than it's not and I have no ceiling fans) is under $100.

Two of my kids are here. Were it not for the kids, I would probably have kept driving east to relocate. Happy to be here but it's not for everyone, thank God. Hoping housing cools off to next to nothing so I can get someone to put in a pool for me. Backlog is crazy.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #152 on: July 07, 2022, 12:03:46 PM »
I am just looking at my retirement plan…maybe living at two places, Arizona for fall and winter and either  PNW or Maine/NH for summer/spring.

I am looking at the weather in Arizona and Texas periodically, even though COL is cheaper but their daily low temperature is the same or higher than daily high of Irvine and where I am...with 20 to 30 degree difference I am not sure it is worth it....

Most definately hotter in the summer but my electric bill with A/C on day and night even when I go out (which keeps me comfy but is on much less than it's not and I have no ceiling fans) is under $100.

Two of my kids are here. Were it not for the kids, I would probably have kept driving east to relocate. Happy to be here but it's not for everyone, thank God. Hoping housing cools off to next to nothing so I can get someone to put in a pool for me. Backlog is crazy.
"Should any Person come into contact with such fruit, soil or groundwater, such Person is advised to wash thoroughly with soap and water and seek immediate medical attention"-Augusta Disclosure, Tustin Legacy

"You'll probably be able to buy a 4BR detached home in Quail Hill for $150,000."-IndieDev

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #153 on: July 07, 2022, 01:21:45 PM »
I am just looking at my retirement plan…maybe living at two places, Arizona for fall and winter and either  PNW or Maine/NH for summer/spring.

I am looking at the weather in Arizona and Texas periodically, even though COL is cheaper but their daily low temperature is the same or higher than daily high of Irvine and where I am...with 20 to 30 degree difference I am not sure it is worth it....

Most definately hotter in the summer but my electric bill with A/C on day and night even when I go out (which keeps me comfy but is on much less than it's not and I have no ceiling fans) is under $100.

Two of my kids are here. Were it not for the kids, I would probably have kept driving east to relocate. Happy to be here but it's not for everyone, thank God. Hoping housing cools off to next to nothing so I can get someone to put in a pool for me. Backlog is crazy.

Well off person who has his primary residence in Iowa bought a place in AZ right at the bottom after the housing bust as a snowbird home told me I'd be nuts not to buy a place in AZ at those prices. I complained it was too hot (even though my two kids already were in AZ by then) and he said.......... buy a home in AZ for the winter and another for the summer in Flagstaff then. I didn't. He also bought land for dirt cheap and sold it to a major builder.

I really did quite well in the OC but I knew I had to sell into that strength because where I lived would have trouble in a buyers market. So glad to have that mania arrive. LOL!

If I was going to buy in AZ right now, I would try to buy a new spec home from one of the  builders. It takes then nearly a year to build one (maybe less if supply chain improves) and try to back out all upgrades with a cash offer. I'm picky though. I want certain lots if I'm going to keep the place for myself. The one I'm moving to sits in front of a small lake. There are only 8 houses in the entire development that are there. It's a pool sized lot and in a downturn I know I've got a lot that is going to do better than most every other lot in the area.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #154 on: July 08, 2022, 12:19:58 AM »
You guys are looking at current geopolitical conditions through the view that you WANT to see, but not what the facts support. Did you even read the article to see what Vlad taking 5M barrels/day off the market would do? Vlad is playing a very long game and woke up today with Biden in disarray and Boris out, exactly the turmoil he was looking to sow backed up by his control of the energy and food sectors. And Powell will be forced to raise the FF rate to 9% to quash inflation.

All of us have made our fortunes in a 40 year declining interest rate environment. None of us (except maybe R2D) have experienced the economic dislocation of the early 80s. We are going to see major pain - show me a geopolitical thesis where fighting inflation and Vlad does not end up with pain across all asset classes and employment.

That article is full of shit. Russia produces 10M barrels a day. The rest of the world produces 85M barrels a day. You think that Russia cutting back 5M barrels a day, which cuts down total production from 95M barrels to 90M barrels a day will cause the oil price to quadruple (going from $100 to $380)? Show me facts that would support this.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #155 on: July 08, 2022, 09:45:41 AM »
You guys are looking at current geopolitical conditions through the view that you WANT to see, but not what the facts support. Did you even read the article to see what Vlad taking 5M barrels/day off the market would do? Vlad is playing a very long game and woke up today with Biden in disarray and Boris out, exactly the turmoil he was looking to sow backed up by his control of the energy and food sectors. And Powell will be forced to raise the FF rate to 9% to quash inflation.

All of us have made our fortunes in a 40 year declining interest rate environment. None of us (except maybe R2D) have experienced the economic dislocation of the early 80s. We are going to see major pain - show me a geopolitical thesis where fighting inflation and Vlad does not end up with pain across all asset classes and employment.

That article is full of shit. Russia produces 10M barrels a day. The rest of the world produces 85M barrels a day. You think that Russia cutting back 5M barrels a day, which cuts down total production from 95M barrels to 90M barrels a day will cause the oil price to quadruple (going from $100 to $380)? Show me facts that would support this.

We've seen how non-linear and volatile energy pricing is. Taking 5M barrels/day off the market has a ripple effect. A JPM analyst allowed to provide this info to Bloomberg has a detailed model behind it - Bloomberg isn't some hack website. Maybe open your eyes and mind a little - that approach has worked well for me. Dogma is self defeating.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #156 on: July 08, 2022, 01:50:59 PM »
It's not really ripple effect... it's greed/fear.
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #157 on: August 04, 2022, 11:48:15 AM »
They’ll probably put a gym in the CVS then some postal annex in La Sirena.  Hope I’m wrong though and we get some good restaurants

Nara Thai Kitchen will be taking over the old La Sirena location.

https://www.narathaikitchen.com

https://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/orchard-hills-shopping-center/nara-thai-kitchen

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #158 on: August 04, 2022, 12:49:49 PM »
They’ll probably put a gym in the CVS then some postal annex in La Sirena.  Hope I’m wrong though and we get some good restaurants

Nara Thai Kitchen will be taking over the old La Sirena location.

https://www.narathaikitchen.com

https://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/orchard-hills-shopping-center/nara-thai-kitchen

Interesting. I don't see any other locations. Usually, Irvine Company doesn't like new restaurants in their shopping centers and prefers businesses that have an established reputation.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #159 on: August 04, 2022, 01:41:15 PM »
CRUMBL coming to Foothill Ranch in the old Chipotle Spot across from Red Robin.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #160 on: August 04, 2022, 02:09:10 PM »
Crumbl is expanding fast. I would recommend a trip to their Orange or Newport location to try this weeks flavors.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #161 on: August 04, 2022, 09:44:15 PM »
Crumbl is overrated and overpriced to me.

Rather get Dough & Arrow, Insomnia, mochi cookies at Fill or any of the upscale market cookies.
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #162 on: August 04, 2022, 09:47:44 PM »
Crumbl is overrated and overpriced to me.

Rather get Dough & Arrow, Insomnia, mochi cookies at Fill or any of the upscale market cookies.

I used to trust your culinary tastes :-)

Crumbl is way better than dough and arrow. I am a fan of fill bake shop though. Not sure if you tried Paderia in Irvine - they have really thick cookies and are excellent.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #163 on: August 05, 2022, 11:29:06 AM »
Just what we need - more $5 cookies :)

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #164 on: August 06, 2022, 12:17:15 AM »
Personally, I prefer to get my $5 cookies at Paderia along with their awesome egg tarts.

 

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