January 19, 2008

A HousingPANIC Convention?


An HP'er brought up this idea. Something to at least have you all chime in about.

* Would you go to a HP convention? Think lots of drinking and hanging out with a few speeches

* I'd go if we could get people like Shiller, Thornberg, Roubini and Schiff to come. Hell I'd invite Lereah and Yun too.

* You could spend your Bush helicopter money to go

* I'm thinking Vegas, Miami or Phoenix in the Fall - somewhere where we could do a field trip out to a new condo development and make 80%-off offers

* I'd say the chances of something like this happening are .0001%, mainly because I'm just too lazy (and far away)

* We would have some sort of secret registration system and budget for security - scary and desperate realtors and homedebtors want us dead (trust me - death threats go up as the meltdown heats up)

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Down With Housing!! said...

Hilarious -- We need to make this happen. At leastt he drinking and hanging out part in Vegas. You don;t need to Organze it Keith, just show up and bless it. Yes our lives are at stake, I have been very outspoken when ever I meet stupid people who paid for a house 20-30 X their income with back end ratios at 50% of their total gross income, lets say my popularity is rankiong right there with Bush...but for the right reasons instead of the wrong ones...

Somebody grab the bull by the horns and organize this thing!

Edgar said...

Sure, I'll go, just as soon as I finish flipping my last three houses for some sweet cash back.

Harbinger said...

Id go but most likely we would be the only ones there with cash since we arent FBs.
Thats a scary thought.

keith said...

you're right this could just be a "here's the weekend, here's the city, here's the hotel" now show up kinda unorganized thing

Pick the city and month

I'll say Vegas in July - hot but cheap

buttmunch said...

I would go just to see all the former REIC ass wipes going back to the professions that are always in demand.

Like:

- cleaning my windshield with some spit and old newspapers.

- and of course slinging crack on the strip (and I do mean both types of crack)!!

cheers!

Alex3191 said...

Let's throw in some hookers ex-realthores and ... count me in !

Anonymous said...

Could we have exREALTOR strippers?

Anonymous said...

Hmm hang out with a group of right wing fanatics who think 9.11 was a hoax?

Sure where do I sign up?

Anonymous said...

Vegas, in July yes.

Think you should advertise the event in the local paper 2 weeks prior with a description of the HP blog.

Need a metal detector or a volunteer to check for guns at the door right?

Anonymous said...

In Vegas if you requested hookers that were ex realtors I'll bet they would find some!

CalisDead said...

This is really a great idea, we can hire Realtor agents as call girls and strippers - cheap too.

andy in nz said...

Cool idea, but the anonymous' will need register!

dopes v Lereah, cage fight maybe!

Mark in San Diego said...

Vegas in July is hot but fun. . .the Stratosphere ALWAYS has cheap rooms that time of year - like $39!. . .I usually stay up at the Stratosphere because I am a cheapskate, and take the Duce Bus (all day pass $5) down to the Fancy Casino's. . .then spend the money I save on the room on a good meal at Mon Ami Gambi (at the Paris) GREAT steak house . . .or a good show.

I LOVE the part about going out in groups and making low-ball offers on condos. . .like 50% off! I would come - only a 5 hour drive from San Diego - plus a stop at N and Out Burgers in Barstow.

Anonymous said...

Heck ya, I'd go. Vegas is only 6 hours from here. Everyone can stay at my rented place and we'll carpool! For fun, we can count the For Sale signs along the way! Way better than 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

CalisDead said...

You need to do this, for real. I hate conventions, flying, hotels, but this one I would love to attend. A field trip of low ball offers, perhaps with a limo so we all could drink and laugh it up, is something I would pay for. So how to we proceed with this concept?

resisting husband said...

I am there. I think vegas would be best. Cheap, flights from pretty much everywhere, and a market thats dropping like 20% per annum.

Stuck in So Pa said...

Hell yes. I've never been to Vegas. Set the date and place dammit!

Edgar said...

We could charter a bus to drive around and laugh at all the FBs. I hear they're running out of land out there. Bwahaha!!

Illegals Everywhere said...

Vegas sounds good to me, I can commit with a couple of months notice..

Roccman said...

There is not gonna be much of this country left in the Fall Keith...

You may want to schedule this for ...oh...next Wednesday.

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

Hell I'd combine it with an official Scottsdale Sucks event!!

Illegals Everywhere said...

"I LOVE the part about going out in groups and making low-ball offers on condos. . .like 50% off"

Mark better make it 75%! They will take you up on half off..

Carrie said...

I'm down! Sounds like a blast plus I think it would be a good way to meet single HP men that are typically oh so hard to find :)

Anonymous said...

Vegas would be perfect. Can we coincide it with Realtors convention. Maybe we can have it at the same hotel they have their convention?

Paul E. Math said...

I love the idea of a Dopes v. Lereah death-match. Either way you win.

But the event should be held in DC and should include some protests on capital hill. Invite the press. Take turns getting up on a soap box and speechifying. We'd make national news, easy. How cool would it be for an HP protest to end up on CNN?

We could have a dunk tank for Mike Norman, Lawrence Yun, Angelo Mozillo - proceeds go to low income families who rent, as a reward for not being caught up in the bubble hype.

No, it'll never happen. But I'm pretty sure I'd go if someone else organized it.

Anonymous said...

REALTORS convention is November in Orlando

2008 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 7-10 in Orlando, FL

Pavlov's House said...

I'm in. Vegas is fine, not a fan of 115 in the shade though, maybe the hookers might take my mind off of it. What to you think a trick will be by then? Lot of out of work realwhores and mortgage blowkers going to be trollin' for some cash.

My idea: Everyone bring a couple extra hundy in cash. We pool it together, drive out to a development, bring the cash, make the offer, have the party of a lifetime, burn the sucker to the ground, leave town.

borkafatty said...

That would be sweet...but umm can we make it around the same time as the Porn awards....:)

borkafatty said...

Id go but most likely we would be the only ones there with cash since we arent FBs.
Thats a scary thought.
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Na I am sure DOPES! would show up with plastic.

Anonymous said...

I heard Ron Paul finished 2nd in Nevada

Anonymous said...

Meet you in Calabasas!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's attend one of their seminars!!

http://www.nruniversity.com/

Pavlov's House said...

Besides the drinking (of which I am a professional) and the realtwhores and mrtgage blowkers (ditto), any suggestions for seminar topics and/or breakout sessions?

ie. Toilet paper and the US dollar: Seperated at birth? Thank you Borkafatty for the image.

10 polite ways on how to say "I told you so, you stupid fucking nimrods" to your co-workers/relatives/neighbors.

resisting husband said...

PAUL TAKES 2ND IN NEVADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

fish said...

Hey Keith,

Make sure to invite Bill Murphy and the GATA guys! They're always fun!

If your serious though I'd love to meet you in person!

Anonymous said...

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RON PAUL


#1 in LOONEY TUNES!



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happy homeowner in the stix said...

Have fun, guys! Stock up on the penicillin first.

Be careful, though. The last time I was there I ended up married! ;)

annon666 said...

Will there be a place for HPer's to check in their guns, ammo, and gold?

Shakster said...

I'm in for that,but make it October,and we can make a lowball offer on that Humongo casino that was foreclosed on.If we own it we can all pack our own heat.Then we can have the slot machine makers customize some Slots,Video,and even the HP Craps table.

getyourselfconnected said...

This actually sounds like a lot of fun! I would be up for it. Maybe the NAR would even picket the hall where we are meeting! That would be so cool. How much fun does that $800 get you at the Bunny Ranch in Vegas?

Anonymous said...

good idea QWEEFIE, it will be nice for all your followers to get out of their momma's basement for a few days

Anonymous said...

ABC news has a story on the Nevada primary - one guy, an ex-felon, became a mortgage broker LOL, and is now a limo driver due to the crashing RE market. He can't vote but wants Barack Obama because he's also black(racism). Many of the others interviewed want Ron Paul. They like his message of live and let live and ending the needless wars.

Anonymous said...

REALTORS convention is November in Orlando

2008 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 7-10 in Orlando, FL
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oh yea, make it orlando in november.

Anonymous said...

* We would have some sort of secret registration system and budget for security - scary and desperate realtors and homedebtors want us dead (trust me - death threats go up as the meltdown heats up)

We don't need any security from those candy ass yuppies. That's like getting a death threat from a chihuahua.

Anonymous said...

I am in. Lets go to Vegas.

Burn Baby Burn

W.C. Varones said...

I'm in. Vegas, because it's fun.

rom said...

I'm in for Vegas. Plus I can make my REIC job pay for the travel!

M & M said...

Orlando blows. Vegas is perfect. Plenty of places for liquid HP'ers to help stimulate the local economy.

Jose Lothario de Lopez Santa Maria said...

I will take my $800 and send it to Mexico. Muchos Gracias, Gringos.

FaceDown said...

I'd go to Vegas for something like this. I especially love the idea of everybody putting in a couple hundred bucks to buy a condo and trash it with a party. That'd be too funny. Of course, we can't burn it down. Perhaps we could find a landlord that is in default and "rent" the place for a weekend. Evil.

Anonymous said...

Yes I would attend. I would say loud and clear that people in caves did not order NORAD to stand down. I would say the CIA coup to overthrow the democratically elected Mosaddeq in Iran in 1954 and installment of a USA puppet Palavi (Shah of Iran, who was never royal) began this mess, as Mosaddeq nationalized the oil fields and threw the British Petroleum out of the country. I would say this nightmare began when the USA bombed Hiroshima and grabbed the brass ring, and proceeded to commit genocide for the wealthy. I would say close the bases overseas, shut down the empire, seal the borders and buy oil. Like they won't sell us oil, what a joke. I would say STOP DRINKING THE KOOL-AIDE MORONS.
I would say look what we did to the Indians. You think this is a compassionate nation? Get your head examined.
Democracy, what joke we don't even have a democracy. Our export of democracy is Bhutto or Musharaff, two corrupt puppets bleeding the taxpayers dry. I would say all Israeli citizens have free health c are paid by US taxpayers. While we dump our citizens on skid row to die. Wake the FUCK up America.

stop the wars, stop the killing.

Russ DoGG said...

Near Detroit I found some realtors stripping at major topless bars outside of town. They straight-up said they were realtors- like the economy's changed and it wasn't their fault houses weren't selling quickly anymore.

Around detroit we can hire Realtor agents as call girls and strippers - cheap too.

Lots of foreclosures to see in good neighborhoods and bad ones. Airfare is usually cheap as its a Northwest hub. Vegas would be funnier but if you want to really see foreclosures Detroit is the place.

abb said...

That's a good idea. The important thing to realize is there are A LOT of us. We are awake, aware, and SMARTER than the people in charge of this mess.

Maybe it's time we stopped focusing on all their screw ups and start focusing on fixing them.

Shakster said...

annon666 said...
Will there be a place for HPer's to check in their guns, ammo, and gold?
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YEeeaaaaaaeeeeeehhhhh!
WhaaaaaHUi!
........and Honica,Guadelupe better show up:)
We can reserve a ball room ,and call it the Tin Hat Club.

grilled swiss club w/side of fries said...

Let's invite a HOT REALTOR™ to the hotel conference room for a FREE LV sales presentation (to a group of housing investors, HPers!)

shhh!!! Dont tell her HPer's!

Maybe Ron Paul could stop by for a question and answer session too?

Then off to the ROOF TOP of the Stratosphere Tower for a night-lights roller coaster ride!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Count me in Keith!

Anonymous said...

I pick Vegas. You can even go storm area 51 with Ron Paul.

Towjam said...

I know aht Orlando is like in November,,,Whats Vegas Like?

Anonymous said...

Wow, you people all sound like real estate industry people. You have no idea, you will be first on the hit list in 2009 when we kill you all.
Its gonna get ugly, everyone will wake up in mass...and you thought it would last 4 ever.

Prepare to die motherfuckers.

Anonymous said...

its not geeks..its weak...

damn it....

Anonymous said...

keith , have some t shirts printed up..


WHERE IS DOPES?

LauraVella said...

Vegas sounds great Keith!


Count me and my husband in!

Anonymous said...

did someone suggest a "keith versus yun" or a "schiff versus yun?" that would peak my interest. while your at it, would Casey be a featured guest? I'd love to see him wrestle with a melting chocolate statue of suzzane or something like that.

David said...

I vote DC.

1) More Media Attention
2) NAR has offices here.
3) Bubblicious City
4) Govt Here

Anonymous said...

Just two words that will ensure this thing is a smash success:

PRESS RELEASE

bickerer said...

This is plausible.

Wow, the largest divide to true power of social (internet) networks bridged. Risk, a bit of the unknown, Yes.

But worthy of discussion.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the sane among us don't have much interest in hanging out with the group of nutjobs and racists that post here. We'll need security to protect us from them! Think about who you'll be stuck with for a weekend, Keith, and how much nastier they'll be when their drunk. I've never seen you post anything that makes me believe you're like that too, but maybe I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

The GOP operatives are in full panic mode on the CNN blogs, accusing Ron Paul of being a white supremacist and Satan. I wrote an entry debunking the lies, but of course CNN censored it even though there was no foul or offensive language. There is a GOP troll on the board who is insulting all of the Ron Paul supporters and making up obviously fake stories about RP, yet all his messages were allowed. I'm not surprised that Fox is beating CNN - as corrupt as they are, CNN is even worse.

George L said...

Vegas baby! I can stimulate the economy of a couple of strippers down there. lol

but for real, let's do this.

Anonymous said...

In protest lets wait till we all get our Bush tax stimulus checks and invite Ron Paul to join us in Vegas. Lets turn it into a Ron Paul Rally using the guvment checks to finance it all.

Anonymous said...

"Vegas, Miami, Phoenix"????

I nominate East St. Louis.

Why?

Because it always comes back to East St. Louis!

Anonymous said...

Will Dopes show?

Natural Eyebrowe said...

I'm already thinking about how I can write the trip off for tax purposes.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul finished second in Nevada slightly behind Romney but way ahead of McCane, mcCane won South Carolina big...crapshoot???????????????

eric in vegas said...

If your con ain't in Vegas it ain't shit.

Charles said...

Viva Las Vegas Baby! Yeahhhhh!!!

Seriously would be fun! patrick.net had one for there guys in socal a while back...

Ours would be most kickass!!!

g said...

I am so in. Make it happen Keith.

andy in nz said...

ROAD TRIP.....

kind of like the Mitt mobile, for cool people.


paaarttaaayy!!!Beer Bong anyone?

I got a new passport and cash (USD are sooo cheap)

"Hell I'd combine it with an official Scottsdale Sucks event!!"

I am soooo up for that, chugga lug!

"Everyone bring a couple extra hundy in cash. We pool it together, drive out to a development, bring the cash, make the offer, have the party of a lifetime, burn the sucker to the ground, leave town."

I got a jackson, pavlov that should get us a 3bdrm 2 bth double garage somewhere...

Yossarian said...

No, no... I hate Vegas. Phoenix, maybe... still have relatives there.
Why not Portland? It's the 'last man standing' as this is written (last major market to show any price appreciation) ... lots of brewpubs, LOTS of condo projects downtown (about a 70 percent cancellation rate), and a few abandoned infill projects.
It would save me a trip to Vegas... I got married there 20 years ago... lol..

Anonymous said...

Top 10 things seen or heard at a HP convention:

10. Bars remove all their peanuts. "Those skinflint geeks snarf them and stick them in their pockets, and then get only cheap-ass beer."

9. Pistol size contest

8. sharing touching pictures of graffiti-strewn foreclosure ghettos

7. business negotiations to be slumlords of #8

6. penny gold stock shill

5. Re-readings of 1931 business newspapers

4. Repeat showing of "It's a Wonderful life", interrupted by loud cheers and shot chugging whenever Mister Potter has a line

2. right wing jew-hating fascist versus leftist anarchist brawl

1. Desperate former Realtors trying to turn tricks, but go home to ramen, because HP'ers don't bid more than $5.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you all! I'm in have condoms!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i'm in ... we could hire Bhutto's security detail to protect us from a possible REIC bombing

-chris

BananaRepublicrat said...

Put me down for Phoenix (the year-round golf!)

Anonymous said...

I live in Vegas. Do it in Vegas!

Anonymous said...

maybe dopes can drive over from scottsdale and have a refreshing adult beverage at the barksi ...

Anonymous said...

keith would you mind inviting some realtwhores so they can do some lap dancing for us in our hotel rooms for cash....

a.creampuff said...

Second on DC. Won't be able to do Vegas in July.

doca said...

realing from the charger loss and lack of presidential hopefuls. been following this blog for >18mos. i'm all in for a get together in LV. got to see some faces to believe. bitter renter, but i feel the pain. who we gonna vote for?

Anonymous said...

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

East St. Louis!

January 21, 2008 6:38 AM<<<

east st louis?? yeh right....ha ha....