It’s A Racket!
If you remember the housing bubble, then you should remember when it burst. Well get ready for the Housing Bubble Burst Part II
Location, Location and don’t forget, did I mention Location Your agent wants to close the deal. It really don’t matter to them if it’s near a nuclear plant or a waste dump. That being said, check out the surroundings of the property.
Take into consideration that stop lights are a health hazard in that exhaust fumes from cars stopping idling from 15 seconds to 3 minutes and starting up in four different directions. A round-a-bout is not as bad as a stop sign. A 4-way-stop intersection is the worst. By law every vehicle has to slow down, stop, idle then accelerate. This will be going on in all four directions. So you may want to rethink the highly promoted corner lot and take these into consideration.
Another health hazard is properties near power sub-stations. Electrical companies deny cancer clusters ever exist but why take the chance. They are all about the money and don’t want law suits. There are warning signs posted all over. Why would you want to live near it.
Yet another controversial location is near a cell tower. A cell tower is a relay system for cell phones. You cell phone is a high frequency low power transceiver and it’s signal is picked up by these towers and amplified and retransmitted. Some towers are set up to retransmit signals from other cell towers. Why subject your family to highly amplified high frequencies? It’s not worth the investment.
Near a freeway, don’t even think about it. Not only do you have to contend with the noise, but the exhaust fumes from gas and diesel fueled vehicles that travel up and down the freeway 24 hours a day. What happens when there are frequent traffic backups? Idling vehicles, diesel and gas. If you care about your family, stay away. Your agent will not be concerned about your future health, closing is their game.
The H O A. (Home Owner’s Association) Do your really want to pay someone to tell you what you can and can’t do on you own property? hold up, wait a minute, your city, county and state code enforcement officer does that, so you already have three, do you really need another?
The highly advertised Bus stop. If you have asthma or any other respiratory illness you want to stay as far away from living at a bus stop as you can. A vehicle stopping and starting by your home every 15 min……not a good thing. If you don’t have a respiratory problem now…you will. Admittedly, this is an extreme example. this home is on the corner, a bus stop right at the garage, at a stop light and a cell tower across the street. That’s before you even look at the inside of the house.
Check the area’s flood plane map. The is as elevation in most every area that will always flood. Compare the flood plane with the elevation and find out the elevation of the property you are considering. I don’t have to tell you that the elevation of your property should be substantially higher than the flood plane.
The Greenbelt. These areas are promoted in areas where no other construction is allowed. While it may seem nice to live near a green belt, there are restrictions and research need to be done to find out what can and can’t be done on your property. Various restrictions apply so thoroughly do your research to assure that the restrictions would not hinder your ambitions now or in the future.
Industrial Areas. After reading this far, do I really need to explain why this area is not a good idea. But I will say this, trucks, noise, traffic and I don’t want to get into what is stored, shipped in and out of these areas.
Railroad Tracks. Really!!!
To Be Continued…….
what’s the big deal about surviving naked? you can take a video camera to remote locations on the continent of Africa or the jungles of South America and get real naked, real survival and in some cases real afraid. It seems that only in America that naked is a big thing. But then the fact that one individual suffered from sun burn should be an indication that some people are not ready for prime time.
NOW! why are all the men such cry babies? gees, the women seem to be scoring higher than the men. What’s that about? The Discovery Channel need to find some real men. But then they would have to change the name to “Naked and not afraid”.
Washington already have a 9.8% sales tax and tack on the 17% shake-down that the State will collect from retailers for selling the alcohol, comes to almost 27%.
Also: The proponents of this initiative didn’t find it important to mention that competition will drive the price down. That’s exactly what we need, cheap alcohol readily available at any retail store.
Foresight: The parking lots will turn into venues for consuming alcohol. “Meet me in the “you name it” parking lot for a quick drink”
Don’t think that just because it failed “I-1082” the last time, that it will also fail this time. You must get out and vote and vote no on I-1183.
At a time when domestic violence, drunk driving, teenage drinking and other alcohol related crime is at an all time high, why would anyone even consider making alcohol more easily available than it is now? If Washington State want to get out of the alcohol business, the answer is simple, just stop selling it. Close down the liquor stores.
I remember a year or so ago, a college student got hold of some 4 loco. Everyone was outraged. The stores were forced to stop selling it. Psssst, FYI, 4 loco is nothing compared to vodka, 151 rum or gin
Now…We all know what happens when there is a liquor store one every corner. We all know where all the corners are located that the liquor stores will be on.
This economy is a mess. When it improves and there is a economical sense of normality, there is going be a segment of the population left behind.
I wonder what the number of the initiative is going to be that ask for property taxes to be increased to put more police on the street, create task forces and increase special victims units to combat alcoholism, domestic violence and teenage drinking.
Who are going to be the so-called resident experts that are going to be called upon by the talk shows and news organizations to explain why these problems exist?
1. In 1664, Maryland enacted first anti-amalgamation law to prevent widespread intermarriage of English women and Black men. Other colonies passed similar laws: Virginia, 1691; Massachusetts 1705; North Carolina, 1715; South Carolina, 1717; Delaware, 1721; Pennsylvania, 1725.
2. In 1830, First National Negro Convention is held in Philadelphia consisting of Free Men which agreed to boycott slave-produced goods.
3. In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. stabbed in chest by a deranged Black woman while he was autographing books in a Harlem department store. Woman was placed under mental observation.
4. In 1960, The Twist by Chubby Checker, is the #1 pop single
5. In 1962, James H. Meredith Denied Admission to University, Governor Barnett personally denied James H. Meredith admission to the University of Mississippi.
6. In 1984, The Cosby Show premieres on NBC-TV, The Cosby Show, television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show “was TV’s biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre. Originally, the show had been pitched to ABC, which rejected it. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.
7. In 1987, Alfre Woodard wins an Emmy for outstanding guest performance in the dramatic series L.A. Law. It is her second Emmy award, her first having been for a supporting role in Hill Street Blues in 1984.
The proponents of I-1183 is seeing $ signs and is in a frantic move to expand the distribution of alcoholic beverages. Initiative 1183 will allow liquors and other spirits, now only sold in state run stores, to be sold in grocery stores, mini marts, service stations and anywhere else that now is only allowed to sell beer and wine. We know what problems that has caused. We are now poised to allow the opportunity for alcohol to be put in the hands of juveniles.
In 2001 there were 3,125 alcohol related collisions, in 2002 there were 3,272 and increase of 147 alcohol related collisions. By 2003 the alcohol related collisions dropped to 3,070 a decrease of 202, in 2004 increase by 43 to 3113 alcohol related collisions. In 2005 the total alcohol related collisions was 3228, 115 alcohol related collisions over the previous year. Do the math, from 2001 until 2005 the Washington State Highway Patrol reported a total of 15,808 alcohol related collisions.
Now here we are in 2010 making alcohol available from early morning 6-7am until 2:00am at any convenience store, grocery store, gas station or anywhere that presently sell beer or wine. Well, I am cringing at the thought of making alcohol this convenient, but you had better believe if this initiative pass, I will be LMAO as the alcohol related collisions and deaths increase. Making alcohol available in this fashion will breed more opportunities for armed robberies, hold ups and smash and grabs at gas stations and convenience stores.
The aforementioned will no doubt stretch our Law Enforcement capabilities to it limits considering cuts it has suffered due to budget cuts. It has to be known that teenage drinking, Alcoholism and domestic violence will increase. Men, sons, women, daughters, infants and children fall victim to our initiative.
Something to consider. Now, a person injured in a car wreck, caused by a drunk driver, has the right to sue the bar that sold the alcohol. Will we be able now to sue the grocery store, mini mart or convenience store that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver?
With all the shop lifting that goes on in these establishments, what kind of security is going to be put in place to insure that alcohol do not end up in the hands of juveniles?
The advocates of this initiative is blinded by $ signs and deafened by the sound of K-ching, with no forethought. However, there is an effort to strengthen Washington state DWI/DUI laws. I wonder if these laws are going to contribute to the estimated 443 million dollars that is championed by the proponents of this initiative.
With the rise in crime such as shoplifting and robbery that’s going to be facilitated by this initiative, any deposits to the states coffers will be drained by enforcement and criminal investigations.
A little forethought and insight will eliminate any need for hindsight. Therefore, break out the body bags, coffins, flowers and tissue.