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Monday, March 12, 2007

Introducing Priced Out Forever (dot com)

On the eve of the spring selling season, I am pleased to introduce the latest resource for potential home buyers across the country, Priced Out Forever. In the words of the site's front page:

Priced Out Forever is your Internet headquarters for analysis, humor, and news about the so-called threat of allegedly never-ending soaring home prices.
Spread the word, and enjoy the site!

9 comments:

EconE said...

don't forget...not only will we be priced out of houses forever...but with rents rising like the realtors tell us...we'll soon be priced out of those. I sure hope I don't get priced out of cardboard boxes...that would really suck.

MisterBubble said...

Dude...you're obsessed (I mean that in a good way).

A few suggestions:

- Dump the dollar-bill background, or incorporate it as part of the banner. It kinda hangs there in space, and doesn't look right.

- Run a spell-checker on the pages; there are a few errors.

- On the "learn" page, change the number icons to be more visible.

Otherwise, I think it's great! Get some AdSense up there, and start Profiting from the Real Estate Boom! (heh)

blueskitten said...

Cool stuff, Tim.

I noticed the navigation links are on the upper right, not the upper left as written in the bottom paragraph on the home page.

BTW, I'm hopping on the spring selling bandwagon a week from today. Fingers crossed that the RE market doesn't come crashing down before then...

The Tim said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Keep it coming.

Mr.B, could you point me toward any specific spelling errors? I thought I ran all the pages through a spell check last night before posting it all, but I certainly may have missed something.

christiangustafson said...

Excellent work, Tim. I've really enjoyed how you have patiently run the bubble numbers again and again on this site. Every bubble blogger worth reading has a special angle. You have astute analysis, ocrenter digs up insane SoCal mortgage fraud, Patrick and Ben are the Founding Fathers.

I think there is also space for a category of blog that deals with "aftermath" issues, strategies for homebuying when this mess pans out. Especially important will be the art of lowballing, doing proper inspections, exposing shoddy flipper rehab work, and -- did I mention? -- lowballing.

biodieselchris said...

I getting fucking sick and tired of waiting for Seattle to wake up and smell the fucking coffee.

Home prices better start falling THIS MONTH.

A new million plus house near where I rent gets stampedes of lookers every weekend.

I'm tired of waiting for this thing to unravel. The rest of the country is getting killed -- don't let those Seattle Times writers be right. Drop now!

(thank god for NEW and LEND though - wow! made a a killing....)

EconE said...

1. Loan Amortization tables. Show the people just how sloooooowly equity is built up...even on a non toxic 30 year fixed.

2. Some other way to donate other than Paypal...I'd rather fly up to Seattle...meet you for coffee (W/O the RCG clan)...and hand you cash.

MisterBubble said...

Mr.B, could you point me toward any specific spelling errors? I thought I ran all the pages through a spell check last night before posting it all, but I certainly may have missed something.

Sure thing, Tim. I just scanned the site again, and the only spelling mistake that popped out this time was on the "learn" page, in point 2 ("endebted" should be "indebted"). I thought I saw some others the first time, but I can't remember where they are (and I was a bit bleary-eyed when I read it, so those may well have been my imagination).

Incidentally, I hope I didn't sound like a jerk in that post. It wasn't my intent to be critical -- I had been up all night working on a project, so I was a bit brusque.

I really like the site. Great job!

The Tim said...

Mr. B.,

I hope I didn't sound like a jerk in that post.

Not at all. At least, not to me anyway. I appreciate constructive criticism. I agree about the visibility of the numbers on the 'learn' page, but I am fairly attached to my dollar sign background for now :^)

As far as 'endebted' goes, I thought maybe you were referring to that. The spell checker complained about it, but I made an intentional choice to spell it that way.

The prefix "in-" can mean "In; into; within:," but the word "indebted" seems to me to imply more of an "I owe you a favor" kind of debt than a crushing financial time-bomb.

On the other hand, the prefix "en-" means both "To go into or onto" and "Thoroughly," so I think it fits better. Plus there's the added bonus of the visual similarity between "endebted" and "enslaved."