(Real Estate) House of Cards

3/21/2009:

A Hoboken411 reader sent this video in – as a supplement to the “Crisis of Credit – Visualized” series of videos a few weeks ago.

Grab a cup of coffee and some fiber cereal – and relax for 90 minutes and share your thoughts about this interesting documentary:

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66 Comments on "(Real Estate) House of Cards"

MidnightRacer
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2 options; inside the forms, or cut the expanded polystyrene to run your lines

I’d much rather a clean installation and run inside w/spares jcscirish mentioned

personalt
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personalt

I agree with jscirish27.. But do you really need to run conduit inside that wall.. With concrete block walls you normally run at least 1 5/8″ wall in front to have a place for drywall etc.. Seems like you would do ICF the same way..

Of course dont forget the concrete pump trucks.. I paid almost $1500 for a pump for a day when I did some forms in the back and a reinforcing wall.

MidnightRacer
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I’m for sure gonna build ICF one day. But with prices the way they are, it’s just so easier to buy a house in Chatham/Madison and not have any headaches.

My original question went into asking if an old house in the burbs, new house, or condo in Hoboken was the way to go. I’m leaning towards already built house in the burbs for the yard (grill’n parties on the Trex deck). Great time to buy (homes) with interest rates around 5% and prices down 20%.

If prices for condos in Hoboken come down another 10%, I’d be very tempted to stay in town for another few years.

jscirish27
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jscirish27

[quote comment=”146721″]btw, the reason why you want to pre plan with the electrician is for them to come up with the option to swap out the electrical in the future when and if new technology comes to market, or code changes. Since it’s poured concrete, you can’t go digging into the solid structure – so they charge a premium for this planning. Simply pull out the old and fish in the new.[/quote]

I would think that the preferred building method for electrical would be either EMT or NMT depending on codes etc… definitely oversize the conduit by 1/2 size required by code and run spares…

MidnightRacer
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btw, the reason why you want to pre plan with the electrician is for them to come up with the option to swap out the electrical in the future when and if new technology comes to market, or code changes. Since it’s poured concrete, you can’t go digging into the solid structure – so they charge a premium for this planning. Simply pull out the old and fish in the new.

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