Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Just look at the veiw you will have now.
Edited to add: Someone in the comments asked if this bridge was built by the Bush Administration. I'd rather look at it as a metaphor for what health care will become if Billary Clinton becomes president and shoves universal health care down our throats.
Universal health care will not be good for our health.
Is the DMV efficient?
How about the Social Security Administration?
The U.S. Post Office?
The Veterans Administration?
No? Then neither will your health care providers when and if universal health care is enacted.
I will admit that our health care system needs some help, but at least I can get a MRI done without waiting for a year or more like people do in Canada or England. My father-in-law was able to have his hips replaced without waiting until he broke one. He now has a better quality of life and does not live in constant, severe pain as he did prior to having surgery. A friend of my wife has a family member who waited several years in England to have a much needed hip replaced, and was only able to do so after falling and breaking her hip.
Do you think the idea of working for the government will attract the best and brightest nurses and doctors? No, it will not.
Maybe, just maybe, if we were tougher on illegal immigration a HUGE burden would be lifted off of our resources. Oh, but that would be cruel.
Why do people want the government to take care of them? What is happening to this once great country? I used to think my dad was crazy when he said we were becoming a bunch of communists, but now I'm not so sure.
Mirriam-Webster - definition of communism:
a: theory advocating elimination of private property b: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed.
I prefer to live my life with the freedom to make choices, and to live without a few things than to have the government tell me, "oh sorry you cannot have that life saving procedure done at this time because you are not quite sick enough yet...come back when you are on your death bed and it's too late." Or to have them tell my wife, mom, sisters, "you cannot have that lump removed from your breast at this time because the cancer is not far enough advanced."
Having the government bail us out of everything is not the answer. It is not freedom.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Tale of Two Mansions

The Wrigley Mansion (Correction these are Condos Not Wrigley Mansion)
(Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)

The soon to be foreclosed upon McMansion

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sewer Front Property

This is the worst neighborhood I've ever seen. Why? Because of the junk yard and sewer located at the top of the picture. The prevailing winds blow toward those houses that sold in the $400,000 range back in the day. Today, approximately 50% of the houses in this subdivision are in foreclosure.


Realtor spin: Just look at how the authentic artwork adds flavor to this subdivision.
Realtor's inner thoughts: Let's get the heck out of here before we get shot at. I wouldn't even be wasting my time here if the market wasn't so bad.


It doesn't take long for trends to catch on...

Nothing says curb appeal like left over Christmas lights and tumbleweeds!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sign speaks for itself

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Land Sale

Above sign in Yucca, Arizona, says, "Land Sale 10% Down."
Some places just never boom, no matter what the market.
If you've ever been past Yucca, you're probably nodding your head
and thinking, "Yep, makes sense to me."

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Driveway Mistake?

Somebody did something wrong...a bad day maybe? A case of the "Monday's" perhaps?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


This sign, dated January 4, 2008, is posted on a house that has been empty for at least 6 mos. Any of you know why they would just up and post a sign on a vacant house?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Life Raft

The Life Raft for California Real Estate.
Might need a few more of these before all is said and done.

Signs, Signs, Signs

Over here! No here!!! NO HERE!!!! Pick Me!!!!!!
Almost as bad as Walmart coming to town. Kind of cheapens things.

These signs were alongside the road in Merced, California. Homes there are starting at $190,000, for your basic first-time buyer. However, they are not selling, because most of the peoples of Merced do not make enough to qualify and if they make more then Merced is a good place to leave. Just my opinion...wouldn't want to offend. Ahem.