Housing Prices 2013: Los Angeles vs Seattle vs Dallas

I have been thinking about buying residential property in Los Angeles or Seattle or Dallas. I just went and looked six places today (all condos and one rambler) in Los Angeles.

Here are some of the differences:

  • Los Angeles
    • Median price: $685,000
    • Median price per square foot: $407
    • Median sale price vs list price: 100.4% (wow!)
    • Average # of offers: 4.6
    • Average down payment: 27.8%
  • Dallas
    • Median price: $250,000
    • Average # of offers: 1.3
    • Median price per square foot: $133
    • Average down payment 16.5%
    • Median Sale vs List price 96.9%
  • Seattle
    • Median price: $475,000
    • Median price per square foot: $338
    • Median sale versus list price: 100.6%
    • Average # of offers 4.3
    • Average down payment 20%

8 Best Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts / Hotkeys

Below are my 8 favorite Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts / hotkeys to use:

  1. Windows key + M minimizes everything on your desktop so you can see the background.
  2. Windows key + Shift + M restores all the windows you just minimized above (but not ones individually minimized beforehand).
  3. Windows key + E opens the windows explorer for quick access to files and folders on your computer.
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Hiring Slow, Firing Fast: Problems of this Strategy

I have been following the strategy of Hire Slow, Fire Fast when it comes to recruiting and have come to realize that there are a number of severe limitations to this strategy. Here are a few:

  1. If your company’s customer base is growing rapidly, your team of brilliant people can become overworked and demotivated because of it.
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Chase HSA Review – SCAM!!!

I have had a Chase HSA for a year and finally actually looked into what they’ve been doing. They charge me a $2.50 a month fee just for having an account (even though I have a high balance)! They also charged me a $20.00 processing fee for simply taking some of the money out! Chase HSA is a huge ripoff and I strongly recommend you not to use it!… read more “Chase HSA Review – SCAM!!!”

Obama Administration Loses Again

Apparently to make a point about these sequestration cuts, the Obama administration has only two air traffic controllers working right now at Los Angeles International Airport. There are hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of people across America stuck on idling airplanes right now. The Obama administration made a giant mistake by making this a political football.… read more “Obama Administration Loses Again”

Obama Furloughs Air Traffic Controllers And Loses My Support

Obama furloughed air traffic controllers in a politically motivated move that has caused me to lose a great deal of respect for him. He should have made the cuts to social security or homeland security or TSA…. those are all massively bloated bureaucratic agencies. Cutting air traffic controllers will just mess up flights and piss off millions of people.… read more “Obama Furloughs Air Traffic Controllers And Loses My Support”