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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

They're So Desperate, They Want To Sell My Dog A House!!





I'm not kidding. This morning we were working as usual when very unusually my cellphone rang. Very few people have that number and it's usually business, agents, studio execs and such. What I wasn't expecting was a cold call from a RE agent asking to speak to Sula and see if she was interested in buying a house.

Now I must confess that I have signed up for some of those RE websites like Zip et al just to keep up with things. The name I usually leave is Sula..last name Dog, and I never, but never leave a phone number so I haven't any idea how they got that.

If that isn't evidence that the bonfires of the RE vanities aren't upon us then I don't know what is. In fact it took us a moment to figure out just what the hell was going on.

I should have told them that Sula had a house in LA, but that she got rid of it and moved up here permanently last year. "Oh!" the agent might have said. "did she sell it?"

"No" I would have answered. It was just a one room house ,small and and kind of beat up the plastic flap "door" was torn. I threw it in the dumpster.

God knows how far it might have gone. I have no doubt that someone somewhere in this wonderful valley probably would have been able to get our 13 year old Siberian Husky an IO/ no money down/ AR loan, without us even having to co-sign for her.

8 Comments:

At 10/04/2006 11:00:00 PM , Blogger Athena said...

OMG!!!! LOL!!! Better check Sula Dog's credit and make sure she isn't listed as a straw buyer with a big fat mortgage in default somewhere.

Was this a local agent?

 
At 10/04/2006 11:27:00 PM , Blogger moonvalley said...

yes..but I can say no more.

 
At 10/05/2006 09:30:00 AM , Anonymous tom stone said...

i had a similar experience,signed up for zip,and got a slew pf emails from a local realtor,and a message on my unlisted home #.i sent a very ointed e-mail back,telling the realtor i had an iq over 50,and to stop blowing smoke up peoples a$$es.no emails since.as far as sula getting a loan it will be more difficult now with the new guidelines,but it would take no more than the average amount of fraud on a sisa loan.

 
At 10/05/2006 03:12:00 PM , Blogger moonvalley said...

Tom,
great, Sula will be glad to hear that! She's looking for something in the five square foot range and she doesn't need granite countertops, but she does want a good solid plastic door flap. She's willing to go as high as 80 bucks.

 
At 10/05/2006 03:33:00 PM , Blogger sf jack said...

mv -

$80?

Good thing it's not 2004 in SF!

Because then all the other dogs in the 'hood would (because their friends, acquaintances and complete strangers told them to), in honor of the world created by Easy Credit Al... have jumped in and tried to buy it for at least 40% over asking.

10 barking bidders, at a minimum.

Woof, woof!!

[Sorry for the last bit; you get the idea]

 
At 10/05/2006 05:52:00 PM , Anonymous tom stone said...

wow, a modest dog! didn't tammy faye's dog get a $25k airconditioned doghouse,what happened to keeping up with the boneses?

 
At 10/06/2006 12:20:00 PM , Blogger marin_explorer said...

LOL...that price tag is a nice added touch. That must be an eastside dog house.

 
At 10/06/2006 02:47:00 PM , Blogger moonvalley said...

yes, it is Marin..it was across the street from our old house. Hasn't sold yet though.

 

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