Real Estate Matters: Deal killers are superstitions, core beliefs
Original post made on Feb 17, 2013
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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"
"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?)
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.
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.