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    How high will mortgage rates climb in the next 36 months?

    Actually, the FED's tone today is a lot more dovish that a couple weeks ago. It sounds like they're going to have another 25 bp raise and then no more, as opposed to 50 bp today and potentially another 25 bp in May and June. The bank meltdown is pretty much because the FED raised too much too...
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    New Listing - Highland Plan 1 detached home @ Portola Springs (119 White Jasmine)

    I agree. I still would have preferred Highland 1 over Bluffs 2, but the Highland 1 home that I was going to be offered, the ones on White Jasmine (103 or 108 White Jasmine would have been one of the ones I would have taken), have very small lot, which is similar to the one Martin is selling. 😂
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    New Listing - Highland Plan 1 detached home @ Portola Springs (119 White Jasmine)

    I don't recall feeling that the streets at Sierra seem narrow. We only walked around Sierra homes once, but the streets didn't stand out as much as the ones at Highland.
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    This is kind of a double whammy. Close to 133, but no access to 133 from Portola Pkway.
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    Do those older SFRs have HOA? It's true that, legally, your definition is correct. However, I believe that this is only true if HOA is involved.
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    New Listing - Highland Plan 1 detached home @ Portola Springs (119 White Jasmine)

    In a sense, it's like motorcourt because you can't park on the street. I've stated before that I really liked this arrangement because my neighbor at my Eastvale home always parked in front of my house, so I couldn't put my trash bins there, which is right outside of my gate. I would have to...
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    Very small lot, but yes, it does seem to be too good to be true. Maybe it's too good to be true. 😂
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    Yeah, no. A SFR MUST have a driveway. My Bluffs 2 is called a detached condo because I don't have a driveway.
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    I don't know where you get that "$750k over similar homes elsewhere in Irvine" from? Are you seriously saying that there are ~2400 sq ft SFR homes selling for $1.4M in Irvine? Seriously?
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    How would you do that if you can't sell the house?
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    In both cases, you would try to move the house quickly, not let it sit on the market by listing it higher than you bought.
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    The Meadows, Lake Forest by Toll Brothers

    I would say Evergreen should be able to get $6k a month easily.
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    The Meadows, Lake Forest by Toll Brothers

    Evergreen was listed at $1.5M before TB opened interest list, but when TB actually opened interest list, it bumped up to $1.7M already.
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    The Meadows, Lake Forest by Toll Brothers

    The point is, you're NOT getting $7k-$10k a month for rent. That is the reason I responded to CogNeuroSci in another thread that I would not be keeping my Bluffs home if/when I buy the Cielo home. The rent won't cover PITIHOA, which comes out to about $7500 a month. And this was with 2.875% rate.
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    Newer Irvine listings with crazy WTF asking prices from equity sellers

    I guess new owner thinks he can flip it because he's seeing Chinese cash flooding California now that 11 other states are prohibiting Chinese money in the real estate market. My wife has watching these real estate Youtube channels and they're all saying California housing market is heating up...
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    2023 TV Streaming Services

    I haven't had TV subscriptions since 2009. In fact, for a while, we didn't have a TV.
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    Charts show University of California admissions rates for every public high school in state

    Doesn't CMU's CS program rank higher than CalTech's CS program by most publications, though?
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    ICE or EV?

    My wife drives the Model 3 and I drive Prius Prime. It feels so good not having to fill up gas. I still need to do it every 3-4 months on my Prius Prime just to flush the tank, but that's not a problem.
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    How high will mortgage rates climb in the next 36 months?

    I said the same, but OCtoSV kept insisting that mortgage rates are going to 10% AND that Fed would NOT cut rates in our life time. He just wouldn't admit he's wrong. It looks more and more likely that the Fed will not raise interest in March. This is a 180 turn in a hurry from "changing 0.25%...
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    How high will mortgage rates climb in the next 36 months?

    Some more data points from my experience at Spectrum Costco. In December, gas price was $3.89. When I pumped up gas in January, it was $4.05. Today, it's $4.69. Oil prices have been fluctuating between $75 and $80 during those 4 months, with today being lower than $75. What changed at the...
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