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Old 04-29-2019, 02:20 PM
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Homes around here start at $400k. For that kind of money, you might get a tiny condo, or a small dilapidated bungalow that needs at least $100k in basic upgrades.

With both you pay a lot in utilities, but with Condos, there also are monthly " condo fees" of $400-$800+ per month.

That said, the down payments for even these low-end options are a minimum of $80,000.

To get something cheaper, one wold have to move at least 40-60 kilometers from the city with a commute 3-4 hours per day.

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Old 04-30-2019, 06:42 AM
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Homes around here start at $400k. For that kind of money, you might get a tiny condo, or a small dilapidated bungalow that needs at least $100k in basic upgrades.

With both you pay a lot in utilities, but with Condos, there also are monthly " condo fees" of $400-$800+ per month.

That said, the down payments for even these low-end options are a minimum of $80,000.

To get something cheaper, one wold have to move at least 40-60 kilometers from the city with a commute 3-4 hours per day.
Wow. That's expensive. Why are homes so expensive? Big city syndrome?

I know things in Chicago, LA and New York are pricey but I guess we don't have so bad after all.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:29 AM
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Home prices went thru the roof in (I think) 2017. I can't remember the exact time or what fueled it, but there was a slight correction within 8-10 months afterwards. While the correction did slightly decrease the cost of home ownership, most homes are still well out of reach of the first-time buyers considering most are not willing to take on a $300k-$500k (or more) mortgage. While still not as expensive as BC real estate, the the gap has narrowed a great deal.

So for new buyers, the prices are really high. Mortgage qualifications are now more strict. And get this - on our side of the boarder, our government is now beginning to collect house sales data so, as some theorize, they'll be instituting taxation on capital gains for home sales, like treating the gains like income. I know there's something similar in the US, but my Arizonian brother in law is selling their place now, so I'm a little sad about all of this, what with shortening my winter vacation by 2 weeks. But I digress.

The government apparently needs more money to uphold and follow thru on their (out of wack) promises they made when campaigning for election.

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Old 04-30-2019, 10:42 AM
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And get this - on our side of the boarder, our government is now beginning to collect house sales data so, as some theorize, they'll be instituting taxation on capital gains for home sales, like treating the gains like income. I know there's something similar in the US,
Formerly there was a capital gains tax on the sale of a residence unless you bought a more expensive home. Currently if the home was your principal residence for 3 out the least 5 years there is an axclusion.

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That kind of market makes it tough for new buyers.
 
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:26 AM
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Formerly there was a capital gains tax on the sale of a residence unless you bought a more expensive home. Currently if the home was your principal residence for 3 out the least 5 years there is an axclusion.

source: irs.gov

That kind of market makes it tough for new buyers.
That is similar to what I've been told they may be contemplating here. Up to this point, the capital gains (as long as it's a principal residence and meets residency requirements) isn't taxable to any significant degree.

With those kind of changes, it will make it difficult for those older people without pensions, that are planning on using the equity in the home either for full retirement needs, or at least to supplement their retirement in the latter years.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:44 AM
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Without getting too political I never met a government official that ever saw a tax they did not like. Socialism only works when you are spending other peoples money.

So how is that clutter reduction project coming along?

I hope better than my mower project though I did mow the yard with it yesterday.

Put the new carb on, hooked up the gas line. Did a test fire and it ran beautifully. Went to put the lock cap on the carb screw and broke the damn thing off! Went to install the tank and gas line and the new fuel filter pulled apart, cheap Chinese crap. So I used the old fuel filter. The air filter that was part of the kit looked the same but was 1/2" too tall, used the old filter. One scraped knuckle and an aching back later I mowed the grass.

Never gonna find the correct screw to fit the after-market carb and probably would not be smart enough to get it set correctly if I did.

This morning I ordered a new carb, air filter and a genuine fuel filter. Only $25 extra expense and I'm sure I can swap it out more quickly next time when that carb screw slips out of adjustment.

Don't think I will ever buy one of those package deals again.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:02 AM
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One weather app shows a warm up by the weekend. Another shows it staying cool thru the weekend. And yet another is somewhere in between. I don't know whether the weather people are just spinning a wheel or not. All they can seem to predict correctly is rain. And, we are supposed to be getting quite a bit today.

I'm going with the first app for the long range forecast. It has a much better outlook than the others.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:36 AM
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Yeah. We laugh about that around here. Two very different forecasts from different sides of the room.

Just about all are better than the drama queens on TV.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:51 AM
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You should witness the smiles and renewed "weather enthusiasm" on the faces of the TV weather people when the first snow storm is about to hit.

I guess they're board of the "we're going to get some sun with some clouds today". Or "a bit of rain and a little gusty out there tomorrow" type reports.

Replace that with "OMG - Get the generators out. Batten down the hatches - get off the roads and get the candles ready!!!"

And then we get an inch or two of snow.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:17 PM
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It's called ratings. Those are the drama queens in action.

It has to be the news directors who promote this crap.

That squatting and bending has my hams tighter than an over-tightened banjo sting.
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:37 AM
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It's called ratings. Those are the drama queens in action.
Lol! I know. It's just funny to watch.

They've gotten the forecasted spring warm-up wrong twice so far.

In late February it was first suggested by the weather guy that a warm up (warmer than normal, that is) was supposed to happen by the end of March.

That didn't happen.

In late March, the expected above average temperature "warm-up" was changed to late April.

That didn't happen.

Now it's been pushed to the middle of May.

Guess what - it is normally warmer in May anyhow! SHM!
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:02 AM
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It is mid to late June here.
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:34 AM
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Markets suck - two days in a row.
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:57 AM
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In other news, it's going to warm up here for at least one day.

 
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:20 PM
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Markets suck yes.

Thunderstorms here right now. Watch for them.
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:21 PM
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We get them tonight and into tomorrow. Saturday and Sunday are looking much better.

Have a good one.
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:02 AM
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We are getting it today thru Sun.

Red sky this morning, Sailor take warning. About as accurate as the TV.
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:17 AM
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Are you anywhere near Lexington? The Weather Network shows the sun may break thru later this afternoon. Again if you are near Lexington, I'd take your next week's weather over ours in a heartbeat.
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:33 AM
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I am very close to where 64 and 75 do the southern split, NE Lexington. The place you probably can not find a discounted motel room because of the Derby overflow.

And yes next week promises to be splendid.

If there is a stray ray or two this afternoon I will be very surprised.
 
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:25 AM
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Ya - the latest from the weather office states we'll be experiencing the wrath of the Jetstream into at least mid-may as it picks up warmth and moisture from the gulf and transports it northward thru the mid states, up thru NY and parts of eastern Canada.

In other words, more wet weather, and at least for us, below normal temps.
 
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