July 06, 2007

I'm outta here - off to Italy for a few days. Post here and let me know what I missed for when I get back



This bubble sitter is off to Florence and the Cinque Terre for a few days - back Monday night. Post tinyurl article links and highlights here, let me know if Lawrence Yun shoots his mouth off, and check out those HP archives for a good laugh.

I might stop at an internet cafe now and then, or I might not...

Ciao

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Make sure to act as the Ugly American as a test.

It's time to gauge our reception in other locales for the inevitable ship sinking. Got to have someplace to flee to.

Anonymous said...

How can you afford such frequent trips to Europe unless of course you are tapping into your Home Equity.

keith said...

Welcome to the blog newbie

I rent for a fraction of the cost of owning

I live in europe

And I think anyone who taps into their home equity is a blazing fool

Hope that helps

EconE said...

Keith...can you start an informal report on the housing prices and the rents in the places that you visit? Don't spend too much time...just whatever local paper they have. I'll even do the online currency conversion for you! Don't forget to check out some former Soviet States also.

I think that you could also focus on Seattle more as it's so "special" here. ;o)

Concerned said...

Head further south to Greece when you get the chance Keith. Your always welcome here.

Seattle = Dubai with less $$$ said...

Report out of Seattle is that housing market is starting to hurt, while the shills at the local media are claiming that condos are now the "hot thing" and keeping the market up.

Yahh, like Condos haven't been going up in price for years now, but the MSM is looking for any desperate chance it can get to shill for the real estate market to protect their advertising revenue.

Every Weekend, the Seattle Times has full real estate sections filled with condo advertisements that are constructed to look like reports written by the reporters about how hot new condo projects are selling, they are paid for advertisements.

Illegals Everywhere said...

Cant find a link yet but TV, MSM reporting: Gilbert, AZ Homes in subdivision set on fire.. New Construction Homes

JimAtLaw said...

Make sure to hit Vivoli, I think it's over by the Santa Croce cathedral, for some of the best gelato in Florence (as my waistline will attest)...

Mammoth said...

“Don't forget to check out some former Soviet States also.”
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A colleague from Armenia told me last week that her relatives recently sold their house in Yerevan for $80K.

Anonymous said...

Laura Vella said: We are in a equity,credit & RE bubble when there's articles like this one SFgate:

A new way to tap equity without going into debt-homeowners can sell a share of future appreciationhttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/06/BUGHQQRLUC1.DTL

I hope this link works, otherwise just go to sfgate.com

Anonymous said...

If your going to Greece bring your crowbar!

formosan80 said...

I love Cinque Terre. It is definitly a hidden gem. Keep it that way. I like the picture. I remember hiking down from the train station to the rocky beach. The water was an unreal blue. Enjoy your trip.

Anonymous said...

Chinqua Terra! I was there a few weeks ago. Damn Italy is nice.

Anonymous said...

Keith is living off his home equity he liberated when he sold his shitshack in PHX for beaucoup pesos a couple years ago.
He now spends his time as a nomad globe trotting a-la-P.Diddy with his partner. Yes, I am jealous. You there sipping wine on a cliff, me here in my cube about to jump off one anytime now.

a.creampuff said...

Implode-o-meter pegged at 96. Four more to go before...triple digits!

Yeeeee hawh!