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Here is a recent gut wrenching and disturbing video of the oversized eyesore almost finished being built next door to me . This ugly monster violates every residential guideline adopted by the city in 2003 but doesn't break any building codes. I was just informed by a litigation attorney that a lawsuit would cost me about $55K and I'd probably lose. This homeowner has all the rights and I have none...that's the way the law is....!!! The city also adopted a "Go Green" campaign; but as you can see, this house is all about "Go Concrete".....!!! The house takes up most of the lot and the little bit of land left is mostly concrete with about 2% earth remaining for landscaping....!!!
Truly a magnificient Cobb County find....extremely well built with the upgrades you would expect in a million dollar home at a consignment store price! Just needs finishing touches.....appliances, a few fixtures and partial finishing in the basement. This one will go fast so call 770-265-9017 or 678-996-3347 to take a look! BuyWithEquity specializes in finding the best real estate deals for our buyers in metro Atlanta. Best part, you get to put our years of experience to work for you and it doesn't cost you a dime....as buyer's agents, the sellers pay our fees! You can combine forces with one of Atlanta's leading contractors, HandyANDY, to turn-key the purchase of a bank-owned property....and keep all that equity for yourself! Why pay retail when it feels so good to buy the BuyWithEquity way.....
We have a number of buyers in the market with BuyWithEquity looking for larger homes at steeply discounted prices. This one is a rare find....brand new construction in the best East Cobb schools at a bargain price. This luxurious home was built speculatively by a builder and the bank called his loan.....their loss is someone's gain! This property goes to dispell the myth that foreclosures are lower end, trashed out houses....that is often true, which is why we hunt so hard to bring you the very best.... This home speaks for itself. If you buy right with BuyWithEquity.,....over time, any of us can buy a home this grand if we desire to do so. Some can afford to do so now....and the truth is....don't stretch to buy something you want even if the price is a bargain...as the bargain quickly becomes dead weight. You'll love this house....if for whatever reason this one doesn't do it for you......and you are comfortably in this price range or greater, let us know your needs and we can find you a very sweet BuyWIthEquity deal in Cobb or anywhere in metro Atlanta. For those of you on the lower end of the market......that's also a great place to be and, for now, you can just dream about a home like this. Visualize it and gradually the team at BuyWithEquity can help you make it happen! BuyWithEquity specializes in finding the best equity deals in atlanta real estate and presenting them to our clients in video format. We work hard so you don't have to. We're unique in the market and ...
Super nice, executive sized on a private cul-de-sac lot, this incredible home is in the wonderful East Cobb school district and features: king-sized master suite with separate vault ceiling bonus room and master bath suite with california & cedar jet tub with double sinks. Separate rear stairs would allow you to use the master bonus as a theater/entertainment room. The home does need some updating but will qualify for tradtional financing and is in move-in condition. There are 3 full baths and a half bath on the 1st floor level. The bathrooms all need updating but are useable as-is. The kitchen is light and bright with newer appliances in place & tons of storage. HandyANDY can prepare a line item bid on this home for you and the budget here really depends on you. The basement level awaits your finishes but includes a 5th bedroom, the 3rd full bath & a 2nd living room. This home is well located and true bargain in the area. Please give us a call at 770-265-9017 to schedule a showing or to hear more about the BuyWithEquity program. Our goal is to work with our clients to get them mortgage free in under 10 years....give us a call and learn how! If you have bruised credit, don't worry......check out LifeLine Credit (www.tossmealifeline.com) and take the first step to turning your financial future around....
Big Red telling the world how wonderful the new home is.
Empty McMansion on a Mountain
As you can see, this oversized eyesore does not conform to the other houses on the street and makes my house look like a little shack. The setback of the garage is only 21 feet from the sidewalk; whereas, my house has a setback of 33 1/3 feet from the sidewalk (driveway side). Every house on the street and in this neighborhood has a setback of 25 feet on one side and 29 - 34 feet on the other side. Every front loading garage has a setback of 26 - 28 feet (there are only a few front loading ...
As you can see, this oversized eyesore does not conform to the other houses on the street and makes my house look like a little shack. The setback of the garage is only 21 feet from the sidewalk; whereas, my house has a setback of 33 1/3 feet from the sidewalk (driveway side). Every house on the street and in this neighborhood has a setback of 25 feet on one side and 29 - 34 feet on the other side. Every front loading garage has a setback of 26 - 28 feet (there are only a few front loading garages in the neighborhood and most are not built along side the nextdoor neighbor's driveway blocking their street view and creating a hazardous situation. There is not a single house on the street (and in this neighborhood) that extends more than 5 feet in front of the house next to it. This monster house extends 12 feet in front of mine and to make it worse, it is my driveway side.
Can you believe these "wonderful" homeowners are building a second story deck right over my backyard and patio??!! I used to have 8 hours of intense sun on the driveway side of my house and now I have only about 2 hours of sun. Correction, the driveway video was filmed at 10:15 AM on April 30, 2009.
Never in the history of the City of Redondo Beach, CA has a homeowner torn down the original house and built an oversized McMansion not only up and back, but 4.5 feet closer on the side and 12 feet out in front along my driveway blocking my street view . There is not a single house on the street or in the neighborhood that extends more than 5 feet in front of the house next to it. Through a building code loophole, the City of Redondo Beach approved the building plans for this house. I have ...
BREAKING NEWS on the Housing Front: SHOCKING Video of Extreme Home Makeover Depression Edition PART 1 Location Victorville CA/ 395 and bear valley ... Housing Homes Realtor MLS Recovery plan interest rates mortgage loans modification default foreclosure REO New Home
I wake up to find myself in an amazing Austin, Texas McMansion
This house needs finishing touches to become a home but what a home it will be! Well thought out, incredible details, exquisite trim package, hardwoods & travertine tile throughout, 2 fireplaces, open plan living room & dining room with coffered ceiling......just super nice! Give us a call at 770-265-9017 to see it TODAY. Just a stone's throw from EVERYTHING intown Atlanta
East Williston used to be a middle to middle-upper income neighborhood on Long Island. But as the population aged, wealthier people came in, knocked down their perfectly good homes, and built huge, towering McMansions in their place. Now the area has become quite wealthy and stuck up, as more folks are priced out due to higher taxes because of all the McMansions, keeping the vicious cycle going. Even in this recession, homes continue to get razed to build more McMansions, often of inferior ...
Recorded on February 11, 2009 using a Flip Video camcorder.
Katy Texas real estate, north of I-10 vs south of I-10. Recorded in October 2007. Note to YouTube copyright enforcers: The music is by Enrico Caruso, singing 'A Vucchella' in 1919, from the archive dot org collection. As it was published before January 1, 1923 it is in the public domain and no longer subject to copyright.
The big bombers are struggling to sell, even as they approach $200/sf.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose reformer image took a hit in a report concluding she abused her powers to settle a family score, has skirted state ethics rules before for personal benefit and used her office to help friends and supportersFull Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/AP_Palin_Has_Checkered_History_On_Ethics_Issues
Let's here it for those selfrighteous mcmansion dwelling suv driving smug arsholes.. The ones who preach tolerance about crap because they can afford to do so. Let alone how they hypocritically put down poorer people and demonize them by calling them "toothless racist redneck inbred trailer trash", while having skeletons in their closet. The type to give poor white people problems in the mall, even though their harmless, but tolerate black thugs because their a "cool" and "sympathetic" group, which is nothing more than hypocritcal pc b.s. Of course when the area gets overrun, you just pick up and move farther out. Then continue to put down and make fun of people you know little about in reality, while taking up for and making excuses for others that in reality you know very little about. Now you are voting for a black ironically, because you think he will wave a magic wand and make the economy better, and you can continue to subdivide yourselves, and pat yourselves on the back at the same time. What you are ignorant to, or want to ignore, is that the problems started back during the clinton administration, just ask bill himself, and he will tell you how his own party stood in his way to keep anyone from nipping the early signs in the bud. So don't bet on a black democrat extremist liberal to redeem you, or save your suburban lifestyle. Shame on you for being snobish trash, and dividing this country so you can pat yourselves on the back. We have you pegged, and we are sick and tired of your attitude and treatment.
An excerpt from "Our Vanishing Past" a documentary produced earlier in 2008 from NJ Public Television
Jaw Dropping Mansion Foreclosure in Columbia, MD! call Team Benya @ 301-653-8116 to schedule a viewing! // created at http://animoto.com
McCain's Mac-mansion for sale! September 30, 2008 The McCain family's 13-bedroom estate will be auctio... The McCain family's 13-bedroom estate will be auctioned in October. KTVK got an exclusive tour of the desert compound. Category: News & Politics Tags: mccain houses mansion obama chris rock mortgage meltdown housing bubble
So this piece on CNN's "Open House" has a number of synchronicities... where to begin? First, the CNN crew went out to find an established Atlanta neighborhood that illustrated their point, and landed on Myrtle street. My house is featured in an end-to-end shot (an awesome before shot!) at the close of the piece. Also, Cooper Pierce is interviewed -- the other half of Jones Pierce, who was the renovation architect of record... long before they were ever chosen. Mary Norwood is running for mayor now, and I don't know the status of the McMansion legislation. Gerri Willis is cute as a button! (All footage is copyright and property of CNN and Turner.)
Most Americans are closely following news reports on the Bush Administration’s federal bailout plan for the country’s troubled economy, but just 28% support what has been proposed so far.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Only_28_Support_Federal_Bailout_Plan
The twin MC's doing thier thing at Mansion Party, Club Envy West London 11th September (My Birthday Bash)......killin it......
If it seems like disasters are getting more common, it's because they are. But some disasters do seem to be affecting us worse — and not for the reasons you may think.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Why_Disasters_are_Getting_Worse
Why spend lots of money heating your house when nature can do it for you?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Man_Heats_4_000_Sq_Ft_Home_for_Just_2_50_Per_Day
"We don't think we have the right kind of tools to help decision makers plan for the future," said Jack Fellows, the vice president for corporate affairs of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of 71 universities.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Why_US_must_invest_against_climate_change_2
Residential Project in the OC.
I hate to tell you, but the storm has reached your location and it is a Category 5 hurricane. The levees are leaking. Ignore it at your own peril. The 6,000 sq ft McMansion buying, BMW leasing, $5 Starbucks latte drinking, granite countertop upgrading, home equity borrowing days are coming to an end. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/The_Great_Consumer_Crash_of_2009_4
There's a candidate in this presidential race who remains a mystery -- hazy, undefined, so full of contradictions that voters may see electing him as an enormous risk. I'm referring to the cipher known as John McCain. His own campaign has said "don't pay attention to what McCain says because he doesn't speak officially for his own campaign."
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Johnny_We_Hardly_Know_Ye
season 1 - 4
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/comedy/Rich_Californians_Celebrate_Annual_Wildfire_Tradition
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney summed it up best when he said McCain "simply doesn't understand the challenges America's working families are facing because he isn't remotely affected by them." It's up to us to tell people who McCain really is, a jet-setting elitist more concerned with corporate lobbyists than hard-working Americans.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Who_s_the_REAL_elitist_The_McCains_have_10_homes
http://www.therealestatehomeshow.com/ns_viewListingDetails.asp?listID=15574 Enter the georgous 2 story entry and you know this is not another McMansion, It feels like a home despite the amount of space.1st fl, Master suite includes den w/fp.,entry to private deck to pool & views +1st fl.guest & bath.Upper lev/3 br.+ loft room & playroom. Unfin.w/o lower lev. Charm & Qualiy
The Green Train, or Grona Taget, will cut energy use on rail lines by 30 percent and journey times with a top speed of 183 MPH!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Sweden_Rolling_Out_183_MPH_High_Speed_Green_Train
Four Yankees renovate a home in Atlanta, GA
Architect Sarah Susanka talks about whether a bigger house is a better house. Susanka says bigger is not always better - that size does not necessarily lead to more satisfaction when it comes to a home. Find out if a bigger house is a better house for you.
Chicago is gradually coming to resemble a traditional European city--Vienna or Paris in the nineteenth century, or, for that matter, Paris today. The poor and the newcomers are living on the outskirts. The people who live near the center--some of them black or Hispanic but most of them white--are those who can afford to do so.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/travel_places/Rich_People_Flock_to_Inner_City_Poor_Move_to_Suburbs
Yes, Cuil sucks. But there's reason to forgive the company's epic ineptitude. Cuil is the helpless victim of outlandish Silicon Valley social norms that force net startups into wasting their $33 million in venture capital on strawberries and muffins while giving employees free rein to work as little as they like.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/gaming_news/Why_Does_Cuil_Suck_Here_s_The_33_Million_Answer
This house has no business in this lot. Everyone concerned, from City Government, to the builder, to whomever buys it to heat & cool, should be ashamed.
And this is before the top floor is added. Bad enough if they just put the roof on this much.
What ever happened to the good old fashioned Gold Digger. The 20-30 year old hot bodied secretary by day, stripper by night, sharing an apartment with 4 roomies, three rented dresses and looking for all the sweetness us 45-55 year old sugar-daddies have to offerFull Digg post: http://digg.com/comedy/The_Gold_Digger_s_Guide_To_The_Galaxy
Parents who had been paying $1,425 a month for infant care would see their costs rise to nearly $2,500 — well above the market rate.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/people/On_Day_Care_Google_Makes_a_Rare_Fumble_2
Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% — far more than previously estimated — according to a confidential World Bank report obtained by the Guardian. The damning unpublished assessment is based on the most detailed analysis of the crisis so far, carried out by an internationally-respected economist at global financial body.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Leaked_Report_Biofuels_Are_the_Cause_of_Global_Food_Crisis
Ask the political scientists and you will be told that there is damning, hard evidence pointing incontrovertibly to the conclusion that millions are embarrassingly ill-informed and that they do not care that they are. There is enough evidence that one could almost conclude that we are living in an Age of Ignorance.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Americans_How_Ignorant_Are_We
Heres a video with subtitles, showing a ball-less emasculated mouse man getting suckered into a giantic Mcmansion mortgage by his aggressive manipulative wife and the intrusive goading of a greedy real estate agent. Subtitles clue the viewer into the reality of each moment of this sad and all to true situation. Millions of credit unworthy morons like this, along with criminal mortgage and real estate agents have created the largest financial disaster in housing / banking history. The only bigger financial debacle of our times is the outstanding derivitives debacle yet to be unleashed onto joe public.