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(AOL (UK))   Having an expensive car in your driveway increases the value of your house   (money.aol.co.uk) divider line 32
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2014-05-14 02:35:21 PM  
So real estate agents should have two cars -- a pricey car to park in a driveway, and a normal one to drive there nonchalantly.

Or maybe a fake cardboard Rolls Royce would work...
 
2014-05-14 02:35:40 PM  
The byline is "Press Association"?
This is stupid, not strange.
 
2014-05-14 02:54:39 PM  
I'm so rich that I can afford a farking garage to put my car in.
 
2014-05-14 03:50:55 PM  
3 car garage is worth more.
 
2014-05-14 03:53:42 PM  

serial_crusher: I'm so rich that I can afford a farking garage to put my car in.


The garage is for the boat and the Harley and the ATV and the golf cart and the collector cars.
 
2014-05-14 03:54:32 PM  
That's it, I'm going to Rent-A-Wreck when the taxman comes to overvalue my house for tax purposes
 
2014-05-14 04:04:57 PM  

serial_crusher: I'm so rich that I can afford a farking garage to put my car in.


"The garage? Hey fellas, the garage! Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man."

www.splittinghairs.org
 
2014-05-14 04:15:02 PM  
Well, duh.

Rich people want to live next to other rich people, and don't want to live next to poor people.

So having a nice car in the driveway means that you're rich enough to afford this house AND a nice car.
 
2014-05-14 04:23:29 PM  

meyerkev: Well, duh.

Rich people want to live next to other rich people, and don't want to live next to poor people.

So having a nice car in the driveway means that you're rich enough to afford this house AND a nice car.


But the truly rich are also eccentric weirdos who are just as likely to have a Delorean up on blocks out front as they might have a Bentley
 
2014-05-14 04:28:56 PM  
his story is full of opinion, "respondents believe", stuff like that. I'm pretty sure the metric for calculating property values doesn't include what kind of car happens to be out front at any given time.
 
2014-05-14 04:33:16 PM  
As a real estate appraiser I call BS.

unless you can show me comparable data where the houses are the same, but the car in the driveway is different with multiple sales over a 12 month period, STFU and GTFO.
 
2014-05-14 04:35:31 PM  
I can't remember what terms I was searching for on Amazon, but once I came up with about a dozen false swimming pool stairs.  Basically Faux stairs that you can place on the bottom of a pool so that it looks like it's more user friendly in photographs.  Apparently aerial photographs.

I thought it interesting that zillow and google maps spawned an industry.
 
2014-05-14 04:45:25 PM  

skozlaw: serial_crusher: I'm so rich that I can afford a farking garage to put my car in.

"The garage? Hey fellas, the garage! Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man."

[www.splittinghairs.org image 320x240]


Well what do you call it?
 
2014-05-14 04:55:33 PM  
Bullshiat.

Oh, and fark AOL
 
2014-05-14 05:06:07 PM  

rustypouch: skozlaw: serial_crusher: I'm so rich that I can afford a farking garage to put my car in.

"The garage? Hey fellas, the garage! Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man."

[www.splittinghairs.org image 320x240]

Well what do you call it?


tribkdaf.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-14 05:09:28 PM  
Since I plan on living in my current house until I die, I'm trying to find ways of lowering the property value (and, hence, the property taxes). Maybe I'll park a couple of junkers in the yard. My original plan was to buy up the surrounding houses and sell them to Mexicans.
 
2014-05-14 05:19:23 PM  

DrPainMD: Since I plan on living in my current house until I die, I'm trying to find ways of lowering the property value (and, hence, the property taxes). Maybe I'll park a couple of junkers in the yard. My original plan was to buy up the surrounding houses and sell rent them to Mexicans.


Try that.  My uncle rents several properties to Latinos and Caucasians in Phoenix; the Latins pay, the whites steal and/or are farkin' loonies.
 
2014-05-14 05:36:50 PM  

DrPainMD: Since I plan on living in my current house until I die, I'm trying to find ways of lowering the property value (and, hence, the property taxes). Maybe I'll park a couple of junkers in the yard. My original plan was to buy up the surrounding houses and sell them to Mexicans.


Nah, bikers.  Invest in earplugs and watch the property values drop.  Crime will also drop because nobody wants to fark with bikers after they kill the first one
 
2014-05-14 06:31:53 PM  
Mikey1969: his story is full of opinion, "respondents believe", stuff like that. I'm pretty sure the metric for calculating property values doesn't include what kind of car happens to be out front at any given time.

If it makes people believe it's more valuable, then it is absolutely part of the metric. That's basically a tautology. We're not talking about the state assessing a value. We're talking about a potential buyer deciding what they're willing to pay.
 
2014-05-14 06:57:57 PM  

DrPainMD: Since I plan on living in my current house until I die, I'm trying to find ways of lowering the property value (and, hence, the property taxes). Maybe I'll park a couple of junkers in the yard. My original plan was to buy up the surrounding houses and sell them to Mexicans.


Get an RV
4.bp.blogspot.com

and a short white bathrobe
 
2014-05-14 07:07:34 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Mikey1969: his story is full of opinion, "respondents believe", stuff like that. I'm pretty sure the metric for calculating property values doesn't include what kind of car happens to be out front at any given time.

If it makes people believe it's more valuable, then it is absolutely part of the metric. That's basically a tautology. We're not talking about the state assessing a value. We're talking about a potential buyer deciding what they're willing to pay.


Exactly.

It is just like wearing a tie to a job interview, or holding a warm cup of coffee for someone you do business with.

People are flawed.
 
2014-05-14 07:30:05 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Mikey1969: his story is full of opinion, "respondents believe", stuff like that. I'm pretty sure the metric for calculating property values doesn't include what kind of car happens to be out front at any given time.

If it makes people believe it's more valuable, then it is absolutely part of the metric. That's basically a tautology. We're not talking about the state assessing a value. We're talking about a potential buyer deciding what they're willing to pay.


I would even take it a step farther than that, and say that the car thing might even add some objectivity to people's beliefs of property values.  Cars have objective values: a new BMW is more expensive than an old Chevy.  And there's all kinds of data out there (manufacturer's MSRPs and Kelley Blue Book), so it's not like that's hard to quantify.  Home buyers can essentially think to themselves: "I don't know what the house is worth, but I know that car costs about $60,000, so this must be a nice neighborhood."
 
2014-05-14 07:44:13 PM  
This explains why my neighbors wash their Escalades every Saturday morning.  Once it warms up enough to be car washing season, they're out there every weekend so everyone can see them.  And I'm talking about multiple neighbors.  It seems to be the thing around here.  I take my Hyundai to the car wash twice a year at least.  We're kind of the teen pregnancy redneck family of the neighborhood.  (When did 26 become a teen pregnancy?  Our kid is the same age or older than their kids, but they're 10-15 years older than us.)
 
2014-05-14 09:11:42 PM  

NewWorldDan: This explains why my neighbors wash their Escalades every Saturday morning.  Once it warms up enough to be car washing season, they're out there every weekend so everyone can see them.  And I'm talking about multiple neighbors.  It seems to be the thing around here.  I take my Hyundai to the car wash twice a year at least.  We're kind of the teen pregnancy redneck family of the neighborhood.  (When did 26 become a teen pregnancy?  Our kid is the same age or older than their kids, but they're 10-15 years older than us.)


Most of my family had their kids in their 20's, except one uncle, he had twins when he was in his early 40's.  He used the logic of having all his fun before having kids, where I see it as I'll still be alive to enjoy them leaving.  Well, that and living long enough to see my grandkids.  It is so funny watching an older man who acted like he had the world figured out get so befuddled by his own kids.
 
2014-05-14 09:19:25 PM  

JolobinSmokin: As a real estate appraiser I call BS.

unless you can show me comparable data where the houses are the same, but the car in the driveway is different with multiple sales over a 12 month period, STFU and GTFO.


I suspect it's not you, but the idiot buyer who sees the car and through association thinks the nice car == nice house == getting a steal at 10k over.

/remember, two things are infinite, the Universe and Human Stupidity
//and we're not sure about the prior.
 
2014-05-15 03:07:39 AM  
Today I was describing a plumbing problem I recently discovered in my bathroom, and found myself saying, "See, the previous owner paid a lot of attention to installing these really beautiful tiles, which I will try to preserve, but I can't help feeling that maybe she should have paid her mortgage instead."
 
2014-05-15 09:44:56 AM  
Only ghetto people park their car in the driveway. Maybe empty out all the garbage in your garage and us it instead?
 
2014-05-15 09:52:42 AM  

nocturnal001: Only ghetto people park their car in the driveway. Maybe empty out all the garbage in your garage and us it instead?


1/10.
It would be higher but you are so late to the thread.
 
2014-05-15 10:07:44 AM  

Smackledorfer: nocturnal001: Only ghetto people park their car in the driveway. Maybe empty out all the garbage in your garage and us it instead?

1/10.
It would be higher but you are so late to the thread.



I'm being serious though. People who have garages but don't park their cars in them are ghetto. Nice neighborhoods don't have driveways full of cars. Now of course that can change a bit if you have teenagers living at home but that's understandable.
 
2014-05-15 11:54:40 AM  

nocturnal001: People who have garages but don't park their cars in them are ghetto.


No one on earth keeps their car out of the garage when they have room in the garage.
There are plenty of reasons, such as kids, corvettes, boats, snowmobiles, atvs, bikes, etc for people to prioritize their goods and keep the car outside the garage and other items in.

Since you already ruled out 'people who don't have garages' you have also weeded out the majority of any economic difference as well, depending on the area.

You are trolling, mentally retarded, or both.
 
2014-05-15 12:54:44 PM  

nocturnal001: Smackledorfer: nocturnal001: Only ghetto people park their car in the driveway. Maybe empty out all the garbage in your garage and us it instead?

1/10.
It would be higher but you are so late to the thread.


I'm being serious though. People who have garages but don't park their cars in them are ghetto. Nice neighborhoods don't have driveways full of cars. Now of course that can change a bit if you have teenagers living at home but that's understandable.


Looks like this is a UK survey, there are lots of nice neighbourhoods here that do have driveways full of cars.
Lots of the more desirable places are older houses that were built before cars were even a thing.
 
2014-05-15 12:56:44 PM  

Smackledorfer: nocturnal001: People who have garages but don't park their cars in them are ghetto.

No one on earth keeps their car out of the garage when they have room in the garage.
There are plenty of reasons, such as kids, corvettes, boats, snowmobiles, atvs, bikes, etc for people to prioritize their goods and keep the car outside the garage and other items in.

Since you already ruled out 'people who don't have garages' you have also weeded out the majority of any economic difference as well, depending on the area.

You are trolling, mentally retarded, or both.


Nope, just not ghetto. People shouldn't have their garages so full of crap that they can't park their car in there. A whole row of houses with cars everywhere is not aesthetically pleasing.
 
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