Posted by James on January 21, 2004 at 18:05:33:
It seems your feelings have been hurt so much so that you have worked yourself up into a state that reality escapes you.
My income has not been an issue anywhere within these posts and certainly has no bearing what so ever on this issue. Your bigoted attitude also seems to have little place in any part of this except to display more ignorance. I know nothing about the people who have moved into your area and to judge the approx. 35 Million people in California based on the few who have moved there or me says a lot about who you are.
I have never made any claim to know more than anybody here and came here asking for information. The fact that I stated facts about what the home was worth and its location in my first post certainly isn’t a claim that I am more intelligent than anyone here nor is the fact that I let people here know that they were way out of line to make such ignorant and idiotic posts that have the potential to hurt somebody financially any indication that I know more than people here.
What I am finding amazing is that only one or two of you have acknowledged how terrible of a mistake it was for these people to make such posts.
Having a number of people telling somebody something so wrong could have resulted in the person asking for help to lose a great deal of money that may have hurt their family greatly financially.
I am sorry if you can’t handle my directness towards such a thing but it bothers me a great deal to see others provide somebody else looking for help with such terrible and potentially harmful information.
You don’t have to like my tone, directness or abrasiveness but the facts remain clear; a number of people here provided very bad information because they chose to speak out as an authority on something they were ignorant about.
I am glad to see that a few posters here have decided to learn from this and discuss the price of homes in other areas of the country. I hope this knowledge will help them in the future. I really could care less if you or others choose to remain ignorant but I do hope that in the future you think about the damage you can cause by giving somebody who asks for your help such inaccurate information.
You may also want to consider that California is a very big state and home prices vary a great deal from location to location. If you check on the internet there are many areas in the country where homes and Mobile Home prices are considerably more than the area you may live. To hear people talk about California home prices so generically makes me wonder how much these people know about how location effects home prices. Forget about California, they can vary a great deal within a city. This is why I stated in my original post the appraised value of the home in addition to a brief location.
I wonder if people would make the same posts if the MH was located in Ann Arbor, MI. or Passaic, NJ. Both these places are very expensive to live and home prices are high. What about Alaska? Anchorage homes are not that cheap, with the median home price being about $142,000 while it is only $137,000 in Miami Florida.
So, I have to wonder how in the world can somebody who is in the Real Estate business make such ignorant posts about the value of the MH I inquired about after I state the appraised value and the location. Asking if I made a mistake would be one thing but to make factual statements about its worth is ignorant and reckless advice.