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Rian White of East Hampton, N.Y., Angers Neighbors By Telling People to Throw Paint on His House

Aug 7th 2012 3:22PM Somebody already threw several "pints" at this guy, but I don't think it was paint.

Vanishing America: The Drive-In Theater

Jun 4th 2012 10:24AM I think "Vanishing Americana" would have been a better title.

That being said, I think technology and the outrageous cost of everything has pushed a lot of American traditions into the family living room instead of the public arena---watching movies on DVD, meeting people online instead of nightclubs, using the "Kindle" instead of borrowing library books, ordering meals to eat home instead of going to restaurants.

'Project X' Copycat Revelers Allegedly Wreck $500,000 Home

Mar 15th 2012 5:22PM How about having all of our troops come from Afghanastan and sending these mindless pieces of s**t over there instead?

Bank of America: Principal Reduction for 200,000 Homeowners

Mar 10th 2012 3:04PM I buy and sell properties all the time. But I no longer use Realtors. The most important factor in a home purchase for me is the safety and demographics of the area, neither of which Realtors are allowed by law to discuss with you. So what's the point? I do my own research, and I get much better deals by buying FSBO's because the sellers don't have to pay commission and are more willing to bring the price down. Likewise, by selling my properties FSBO, I pay no commission. It's a no-brainer for me. The only thing of paramount importance is having a good real estate attorney. He or she will do everything from writing up the contract to closing the deal, and attorney fees are a fraction of what I would pay Realtors in commissions. If you use a Realtor, you still need an attorney anyway for settlement.

Texas Family Wins Fight Against HOA to Keep Pet Kangaroo

Mar 6th 2012 9:02AM I made a bigger mistake than you. I once bought a manufactured home on land I didn't own. Land-lease communities are an absolute nightmare and a money pit.

Texas Family Wins Fight Against HOA to Keep Pet Kangaroo

Mar 6th 2012 9:00AM While I sympathize with the little girl and her affliction, the HOA is managing a housing community, not a petting zoo. The little girl and her family need to understand that you can't just break the rules or have everything you want because you have a disability. There a hundreds of sweet, loving pets at every local humane shelter waiting for adoption. She doesn't need a kangaroo. At some point, the animal would have to go anyway. Kangaroos do NOT belong in a domestic situation. As they get older they have a deadly kick that can kill in an instant. And what's next? Can my autistic son bring a polar bear home home for a pet?

Forbidden Amish donuts

Jan 14th 2012 1:50PM Everything the Amish make is yummy. All natural ingredients-the perfect "comfort foods". You haven't lived until you visit Spence's Bazaar here in the heart of Dover, DE. It's an Amish indoor outdoor flea market, farmer's market, butcher, bakery, etc. You literally see stars and get tingles when you savor their fresh from scratch baked goods and deli sandwiches, homemade chocolates, cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables. Then stop by all the antique and flea market tables. There is no sales tax here. We first checked it out when we were in town for a concert at Dover Downs Raceway and Casino. We fell in love and wound up buying a home here. Our 10,000 NJ property tax bill is now $850 a year instead for a home 3 x the size, and we paid a fraction of what we would have paid in NJ for this house we live in now. Life is just beautiful here! Well, it's off to lunch in Rehoboth Beach and shopping at the outlets for now! Sunday we will have brunch for $7.95 at the Blue Heron Grille on the beautiful Rookery Golf Course in Milton.

The Minor Threat: Age-Restricted Communities Evicting Children

Jan 8th 2012 5:47PM I am absolutely 100% on the side of the HOA here. The reason seniors move into an age restricted community is for the quality of life issues like the peace and privacy that come from NO CHILDREN living there on a regular basis. It is not fair to the others who bought a house in that community to have to deal with kids all the time around their property. It defeats the whole purpose of having these types of communites. If you want to raise your grandchild, move your ass out of there and into a child friendly community.-PERIOD!

80 Cent 'Typo' Almost Cost Man Home

Jan 5th 2012 7:08PM That's it! I'm sick of all these B of A horror stories. My wife and I and our entire family are closing out all of our credit cards and accounts withem. My son will find a different bank for his mortagage needs.

How Large We Live: Average Home Sizes Across the U.S.

Jan 2nd 2012 12:13AM Zillow estimates are worth S**T. They are worthless, make no sense, and are a terrible disservice to buyers and sellers because Zillow makes estimates based on very little criteria. They devalue homes or overinflate the value of lesser quality homes--- a total disgrace to the real estate industry.

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