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Real Estate Matters: Deal killers are superstitions, core beliefs

Original post made on Feb 17, 2013

There are two types of deal killers in real estate: those that are correctable or avoidable and those that are core beliefs or superstitions and unalterable.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:08 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

"Many cultures have sunlight issues"
(Unlike yours, right? May I suggest that "preferences" might be a less derogatory choice?)

"they differ depending on the ethnic groups"
("group," right?)

"Thank goodness they do not all want the same exposure so many options are open for the seller"
(Let's ignore the punctuation. "Thank goodness they do not all want" in this context gives the impression that you see a buyer with potential "sunlight issues" as a frustration or inconvenience for the seller. May I suggest that "The great variety of preferences, however, means that the seller shouldn't have any trouble finding a match" might be less ego-, ethno- or occupation-centric? After all, this is a general local news site rather than a trade journal, right?)


Posted by Michael, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

In a news article, shouldn't information be provided? I mean, ethnic groups? Which ones, specifically? Or all ethnic groups? Is this news article meant to warn prospective buyers of what to expect from 'the ethnics', whomever they may be?

This article has to qualify as one of the silliest (and most ludicrously racist) articles I've ever read. I mean, did PW hire Tea Party Freddie to write this news item? What a scream.

I know the editors have access to a delete button to be used when posters post something inappropriate; what about when its own staff writers write something comically bad and offensive?

Beware, the ethnics are coming, the ethnics are coming!

Perhaps in Pleasanton, with so few 'ethnics', writers think they can write something like this and people won't notice. I guess that's why some prefer Oakland or SF to this backwater yokel slum.

Posted by anti-michael, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm

This article was starical, no doubt. Can you imagine any culture stupid enough to not make an offer on an other wise perfect house, other than it's address has a '4' in it? Really, do these type of mental midgits actually exist?
Mike, I know you're really into critiquing the writer's style, but the one's that really need help are these fictional 'core believers' and superstitious pinheads. Imagine if these imaginery dolts could vote or drive cars.....I bet we all know what party they'd vote for.

Posted by Godless, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 18, 2013 at 5:35 am

This superstition, ignorance & backwards thinking is much more prevalent then she lays out in this article. Visit any house of god on the weekend and you'll find hundreds of people who believe in fairy tales. It's the same willingness to push aside critical thinking and believe ridiculous things that were explained at a young age. Pity.

Posted by Fn Suite, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

wait until "they" realize the longitude/latitude of pleasanton is loaded with unlucky numbers.

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Godless, I'm sure you're ready to welcome lots of 3rd world black magic practitioners as long as they believe (oh, there's that word again) as you do, that man was created out of thin air by no one in particular.
I'm sure you've spent countless hours in a house of god to come up with your incorrect premise. Thanks for sharing your first hand experience with ignorance.

Posted by Some Dude, a resident of Castlewood
on Feb 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm

liberalism is a disease: I usually just ignore your weird posts, but this one makes absolutely no sense at all. Are you getting the care that you need? Is there someone we should call on your behalf?

Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

"I'm sure you've spent countless hours in a house of god to come up with your incorrect premise."

What in the world? This person needs to lay off whatever he/she is taking, or maybe take more of it?

Posted by Godlike, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Godless claimed : Visit any house of God on the weekend and you'll find hundreds of people who believe in fairy tales.
How would you know? You and the loons posting above who have never set foot in a church haven't a clue. Not only are you all in denial that God exists, your protests
indicate that you know you're wrong and can't face the truth.

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