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Also, this is what $1,000,000 gets you in my hometown these days.

Not the worst neighborhood in town, but not in the top 5 either.
7k and 8k lots are pretty solid
 

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Companies with flashy offices may be ready to end WFH but the vast majority of offices were/are disgusting. Instead of a friendly dog companion at your side, you have some guy who clears his throat every 5 minutes, bathrooms that were always wet, and the slow walkers in every space.
 

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Companies with flashy offices may be ready to end WFH but the vast majority of offices were/are disgusting. Instead of a friendly dog companion at your side, you have some guy who clears his throat every 5 minutes, bathrooms that were always wet, and the slow walkers in every space.
Our office bathrooms are cleaned daily and never wet. And quite nice.
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One of my sisters lived in Windsor's public housing with her two school aged kids for some time. There was nothing wrong with the units, plenty of room and just fine build quality, but the aggregation of folks seeking said housing led to a rather sad and squalid situation. I think of the things in Canada/US that give public housing such a bad rep is just this. Again, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Howard Roarke contemplate this?
Rand references should get the permaban
 

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Rand references should get the permaban
There is a rare and fine bookstore in Pasadena that has some pretty off kilter stuff. About 3 years ago I was talking to them and they had recently acquired her personal library - as in not books written by her, but books owned by her. Many with inscriptions from those who gifted them to her or notes from her lover.

They did not know how to price this collection. I wonder if they still have it.
 

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There is a rare and fine bookstore in Pasadena that has some pretty off kilter stuff. About 3 years ago I was talking to them and they had recently acquired her personal library - as in not books written by her, but books owned by her. Many with inscriptions from those who gifted them to her or notes from her lover.

They did not know how to price this collection. I wonder if they still have it.
Did they share any insights?
 

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Rand references should get the permaban
You don't find it interesting that all those decades ago Libertopia was pondering affordable and high quality public housing?
 

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Did they share any insights?
No, they had just gotten it. I was on jury duty at the time and had walked into old town on a long lunch. I don't think they'd gone through it.

I wonder if its interesting or horribly banal.
 

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No, they had just gotten it. I was on jury duty at the time and had walked into old town on a long lunch. I don't think they'd gone through it.

I wonder if its interesting or horribly banal.
Equal chance of either!
 

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You don't find it interesting that all those decades ago Libertopia was pondering affordable and high quality public housing?
I find absolutely nothing interesting in Rand.
 

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Bid 10% over asking on a house… we’ll see how it turns out.
Update on this: heard from the sellers, over 120 offers over the past week. 'new' asking is 20% over what they originally wanted (for a house where the last two owners died in it, one by suicide- though the suicide is out of the public disclosure range).
 

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