August 24, 2008

Century 21 Arizona is having a FREE seminar on "Why It Still Makes Sense to Buy versus Rent, The Housing Bubble and Media Myths and Industry Facts"


Feel free to register HP'ers! I think "Mickey Mouse", "David Lereah", "Foreclosed Victim" and "Doughboy Sucker" all need to reserve seats at the show! Hurry though, because space is limited!

Can't wait to hear about those pesky media myths, and how it's always a great time to buy! And since they're covering the "true facts about the housing bubble" I sure hope they show stories of all those people in Arizona who lost their life savings because of the commission-hungry realtors from Century 21...

Wallick & Volk and Century 21 Associates are offering a free seminar on Why It Still Makes Sense to Buy versus Rent, The Housing Bubble and Media Myths and Industry Facts.

In this seminar you will learn: The true cost of renting, The tax advantage of home ownership, How to overcome the fear of purchasing a home, The true facts about the housing bubble, What truly affects the growth of the housing industry, and How to increase your credit score 100 points in 45 days.

Additionally, attend this FREE seminar to receive a complimentary purchase analysis and homebuyers kit.

Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Location of seminar is the Century 21 Associates office located at 24 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Please RSVP to 928-526-2121 or C21seminars@gmail.com.

Space is limited so be sure to register now.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, Suzanne did research this so it must be true..

Anonymous said...

Is Greg Swan presenting?

Kent said...

I’m sure this will be a very informative seminar and as the “run-on sentence” title of the seminar suggests we might learn how to tell the difference between true and false facts about housing. Maybe there linguistically talented and educated clerks will even throw in a freebie about the proper use of apostrophe’s.

french toast w/side of bacon said...

In the SF News:

A -34% Haircut!

According to MDA DataQuick, the median price for both new and resale homes and condos in the Bay Area stood at a 53-month low of $470,000, compared with $665,000 a year ago, a slide of 29.3 percent. For resale homes, the median was $485,000, a 34.3 percent drop from last July's $738,500.

***************

Weeeeeeee! 34%! GONE!!!!!!!!

OK, where is that bush-loving, dick cheney butt licking troll idiot who said his home is San Fransico will never decrease in value because bush and cheney have everything under control?

Hello?????

Are you still there?

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

What are you going to do now?

Vote for another neo-CON republican?

Bwaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

keiths b@tch said...

I just called and reserved a spot.I am going to heckle the shit out of these baffoons.What a bunch of darelicts.

Is greg swam still swindleing people? Why hasn't the DRE taken his license?

Is it just me or does biden look like a brown noser?

keith said...

It'd be hilarious to have a room full of HP'ers there

Anyone in Flagstaff or the area?

Paul E. Math said...

If I were in Arizona I would definitely go to this.

This is a great idea for an HP convention, crashing some realtors misinformation seminar.

keith said...

Only go if there's cake and pie

Hindenburg 21 Real Estate said...

"keith said...
It'd be hilarious to have a room full of HP'ers there.

If they know what's good for them, (which is extremely doubtful) they will cancel this presentation.

Somepne attending Plllease videotape the procedings. I will pay for a copy.

Oh, the humanity....

keith said...

Someone go and have them do P/E ratios on their listings, and compare the current cost of 'owning' vs. renting the same house.

They'll call security on your ass. Grab some cake and pie on the way out (assuming they have cake and pie. gotta have cake and pie)

Anonymous said...

Please use some brains, pick an innocuous spot, and film this. Indulging ourselves by heckling would be lame.

Just like "Suzanne" will live in infamy, this vid could be a real classic 5 years from now.

Think strategically. ;^)

bitterrenter said...

There was an interesting story on NPR last week about Flagstaff and the cost of living increases due to the wealthy second home buyers.

http://tinyurl.com/5868yq

You see, this is the result of 30 years of conservative fiscal policies. It has allowed a widening of the gap between the classes such that prices for most things are geared towards those at the top of the income levels.

South America is proof that countries can survive if only a small percentage of people have money. Poverty rates of 40-60% are manageable if the top 10% has so much money they can buy enough to keep things going. Of course, that leads to a stagnant culture with little advancement. When was the last time you heard of anything new or innovative coming out of South America? Compare that to the socialist countries of Western Europe.

I predicted this would happen after Reagan's first win, that we would slide towards a South American style culture of high poverty and extreme class division.

But all you brainstems go out and vote for McCain so your kids can experience that firsthand.

Anonymous said...

By "industry facts" do they mean NAR facts?

Anonymous said...

I think we should all register and NOT go. An empty room would send a nice message and would save a bunch of suckers from this shit.

WTF1920 said...

Oh hey, they got a free seminar. We should listen to them!

I should go to that seminar. There are a lot of things I "should do" but....I won't. LOL

casey serin said...

It's here boys:

Pay your mortgage w/ your credit card, scary sh@t

https://www.chargesmart.com/

Anonymous said...

.

A gated residential community in So Cal has 5 units (of 100) for sale, all are in the range of 895k to 985k, and have been so for a while.

A new unit has come up for 750k and it still is sitting!

They are in very close proximity to each other as well.

That's gotta piss off the higher priced sellers..gotta make them think as well!

If he ain't sellin at 750k, how will I sell at 985?

All are on approx .33ac., built in 89-90, there are about 5 different floor plans...basically all the same style, colors blah blah!

This is where a Realtor told my wife and me that we had better hurry, prices have stabilized and are going up!

That was about 16 mos ago!

Ha Ha!

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frede said...

How to increase your credit score 100 points in 45 days.

That one takes the cake. I'm sure we'd all like to hear that one.

Anonymous said...

Swann is renting an apartment now according to his recent "101" post.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I mean, these fucking realtors....

Anonymous said...

Burger King had Herb.

Anonymous said...

P/E. That's one of the false facts!

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

Only in Arizona.

That state needs to stop embarrassing itself with this sh-t.

keith said...

PS Wallick and Volk, the other unbiased sponsor, is a mortgage broker

I hope they'll cover how their peers steered unsuspecting sheeple into loans with higher interest rates or unfavorable terms so that they could earn a higher commission, while the sheeple loses their life savings. Or how their industry aided rampant mortgage fraud which brought down the world economy.

Since they're covering "industry facts" and all...

Oh dear god I hope someone from HP goes! Maybe bring 'em some ramen?

The Housing Bubble Ate My Balls, said...

I don't know how far Flagstaff is from Scottsdale but, Last night I was at Fenway Park in Boston and after many beers I had to go.

The ads above the urinals were advertising for job openings in the Scottsdale Police department.

Advertising for cops in Scottsdale above urinals in Boston??

Things must be really bad in Az.

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

Only go if there's cake and pie

If it were in Scottsdale they'd have pot and coke for those realtors.

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

South America is proof that countries can survive if only a small percentage of people have money.

Yes, that's a great example. You conveniently forget to mention that the rich in South America are drug lords who have the police and government bought off.

Anonymous said...

"...I think we should all register and NOT go. An empty room would send a nice message...

Heh.

Clips of the juiciest bullshit spliced with pans of a near-empty room...a few credulous suckers hanging on every word. It'd be a rare classic right up there with financier quotes from the Great Depression.

chslaxcoach said...

I live in Phoenix, but I am always looking for an excuse to get up to Flagstaff. I wonder if I can get housingpanic.com t-shirt made by then.

Edgar Alpo said...

I saw a $300k house for rent for $1500. Yeah, it's a great time to buy. Meanwhile, juan pedro the illegal immigrant can still get a zero down $500k no doc arm. i don't know about you, but if he moves in and buys, i sure the hell ain't. I'll be selling to his cousin, manuel, then renting for a few years.

fast actin tinactin said...

>I saw a $300k house for rent for $1500.

I guess that means we've got another 30% on the down side roughly. BTW, what happens when Phoney and Fraudy hit zero? Will they still be buying up jumbo mortgages (with our fucking money)?

Anonymous said...

The Nastiest Wife on TelevisionAn odd new ad from Century 21.

By Seth Stevenson

The Spot: A title card reads "The Debate." We fade in on a couple standing in their kitchen, arguing about whether to buy a new house. The wife is the aggressor; the husband has his doubts. "Suzanne researched this," says the wife in exasperation. As we're wondering who Suzanne is, the ad cuts to an image of the couple's kitchen telephone. "This listing is special, John," says the voice of their real estate agent over the speakerphone. "You guys can do this." The husband caves. "This is awesome," says the wife. We see a picture of the agent's Century 21 business card.



I've gotten a few e-mails about this ad—all of them negative. One of my readers called the ad "creepy." Another felt that the wife in the spot "comes off as a nagging harpy." And a third asked me to explain "why a woman bullying her husband would make me want to buy a house."

http://www.slate.com/id/2139572/

Anonymous said...

Kieth,

Wouldn't It be funny if we (HP's) all registered and no one shows up!
I'm reserving my spot right now...wink wink.

RayNLA

Anonymous said...


I predicted this would happen after Reagan's first win, that we would slide towards a South American style culture of high poverty and extreme class division.

But all you brainstems go out and vote for McCain so your kids can experience that firsthand.


While it is true that trickle-down economics has been a disaster for the middle class the last 30 years, what you fail to mention is that the Democrats have very ineffective in restoring power to the middle class when and where they have been in power.

While President, Bill Clinton signed into law a capital gains tax cut for home flippers. Guess what the result of this was? Both Bill and Hillary support offshoring good jobs to asia and then offer crap solutions for the displaced, such as giving tax deductions for money spent on tuition of re-education.

In California, the Democratic Party is completely out of control running up huge budget deficits despite the rapid increase in revenues that last 7 years. Their solution: hit the middle class with more taxes.

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd pushed a bill to bail out the rich banks and to make sure home prices stay high. How does that help the middle class?

Democrats, by and large, support illegal immigration. This is another assualt on the middle class directly from the kill the middle class playbook.

bitterrenter said...

Democrats have been out of power for most of that 30 years, liberals for longer than that. The last liberal president was elected 44 years ago.

Clinton had a republican Congress for 6 of his 8 years. That republican Congress tacked the repeal of the over-55 rule onto the Taxpayer Relief Act, a move that was opposed by democrats.

Did you expect Clinton to veto it? Did you expect the democrats to even attempt to reverse the conservative fiscal policies of Reagan in the two years out of 30 that they ran Congress? If they tried we would have had a republican Congress of an even larger majority by 1998.

The lurch this country took to the right was supported by the PEOPLE who elected the conservatives. That's why it's so satisfying to see the people (brainstems) largely suffering under the weight of their own ignorance.

Anonymous said...

"South America is proof that countries can survive if only a small percentage of people have money. Poverty rates of 40-60% are manageable if the top 10% has so much money they can buy enough to keep things going"

That's known as bifurication where the well off form enclaves like Boulder-to-Aspen CO, Burlington-to-Stowe VT, West Palm Beach, etc, and make those places pristine and quiet whereas the cities become hellholes like Detroit, StLouis, etc.