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Clear title, or robosigned legal limbo title subject to clawback?
personally, i would never buy any real estate in san francisco.
Rehypothecate that shit, bitchez
LOL.. First thing I thought of was a lot of broken pottery and statuary.
..and where's the range?
lol...its got to be one of the ugliest buildings (inside & out) I've ever seen.
The architect, interior designer and money man must have been high on crack when they put this one together.
Yes, more like a business office than a home to live in.
Yeah, booty crack. Whenever you're talking designers, they're always gay, and their designs are always "cutting edge" Those cocksuckers know how to waste more of the customers money than even the architect. We had a customer once who just had to tell us that she and her designer were taking a late morning flight to New York to shop for bath towels. You can't hardly make this stuff up.
What's with all these upscale apartments with the stark Post Modern Industrial look? This place has the warmth and charm of an shopping mall. Has some nice views though. Too bad SF only gets 20 clear days per year.
Victor MacFarlane purchased the property (as an empty shell) in 2005 for $30M, and then did a multi-year, multi-million $$ renovation on it. The $70M and $50M offering prices were just pie-in-the-sky attempts to make millions on the property after it had been refurbished. In the end, not only did BAC not lose a dime, they made huge profits on the interest that was paid over 6 years. MacFarlane lost his original down payment, interest paid, and any renovation costs that exceeded $5M, which probably wasnt' much.
Max Fischer, Civis Mundi
I guess that explains the white paint with skid marks of color here & there...lol.
Somebody paid just $28 million.
Big deal if it were somebody else stolen money. Just look at Jon Corzine and his associates who got to spend more than $1,200,000,000 of MF Global customers stolen money.
Math is dead.
At $1000/foot and that's about as far maxed out as you can get it without literally having solid lapis lazuli sinks and solid gold faucets, we're talkin' $20 million. Where's the other fucking $15 million? That's a lot for location. It ain't Central Park.
There has too be an architect or builder here that wants to comment on this RIP.
Owner probably repurchased it from BAC at a discount.
Sorry. My backyard with a tractor parked in it is way cooler.
indeed, how would somone owning these feed thesmelves?
fuckign waste of money
A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.
40 years? 15 years? What the fuck are you smoking?
Next year sometime is more like it.
At best, 2018. The facade will come down in 2013.
What was the mortgage payment? $200K?
fucking waste of money indeed!
When I first saw the headline for this thread...Was thinking might be talking about The White House.!!
Anyway ZHrs, be safe n have a good holliday all..!!
How do they feed themselves? They don't actually have to. Call for room service from Vitrine. Voila. Been out of town for awhile and you don't want to come home to an empty fridge? Call the concierge and ask them to have someone fill it for you. Voila.
And if shit really hits the fan, I'm sure that anyone who could afford that penthouse can also afford a staffed farm in Chili or New Zealand or some other amazing place.
These folks live in a different sort of world. The St. Regis is really nice, I'm not sure why people feel the need to hate on it. Hell, I wouldn't mind living there if I could lol.
That place is butt ugly! I wouldn't pay two cents to live there. It would be like living in a frickin' office building.
Sheezus. Just bring your toothbrush and move right in.
Wow, only a 40% haircut? BAC got off cheap on this one......
It's nice ,but not 28 big nice. 49? Pffff
That's a good point; Room for a lot of people and probably looks much bigger in the pictures (They always do). But when you're expecting a a nice 49 it better be something out of the ordinary.
But in a sense it is extraordinary,just think how levered up the original note was ?
To bad I don't have 6 cars or otherwise I would have bought it.
If they took a cheque...
From a bank in Zimbabwe...
And in Zimbabwe dollars....
And no Helipad?!?
What is this? The 17th century?!?!
At one time I had more than 6 vehicles. I was a collector of Air cooled Volkswagen vehicles. I bought, sold, and traded them continuously for years. Then VW quit producing them and then for some stupid reason they became collectable for a few years. When the price for parts quadrupled overnight the fun was over. I sold my collection, parts, and tools when prices had peaked a couple of years into that idiocy.
Kind of hard to find a place up here with less than 6 vehicles.
Of course, only two are daily drivers (usually 10-15 years old), a plow truck, a couple of parts cars, that one you've been "meaning to fix for a while," and one or two that are parked for a friend/relative "temporarily" for a couple of years....
Hmm I wonder what fraction of a percent of the U.S. population knows where the UP is...I was just considering this earlier today while conversing with someone about growing money on trees.. :)
My avatar isn't quite a dead giveaway, as it's left off of a lot of maps, eh?
Mr. Ponzi will feel right at home in his new digs. I'm sure the prior Mr. Ponzi was greatly saddened when he had to move out.
This slide show will work for me, I am getting tired of explaining to people all the reasons why America is in trouble and that they should prepare for the worst.
Now I just have to show them this.
A flippin' dream house fer shure.
no swimming pool?
Each full bath has one.
All I see here is a bunch of man made stuff. Stuff. No people, experiences or nature, just stuff. So what.
Victor Macfarlane was CAlPERS real estate advisor and was responsible for some huge losses including this turkey.
Definitely CALPERS jingle mail... So whats a 15 million dollar loss when your already in the hole about 3 TRILLION? LOL Cali is toast.
UGH that is pretty naff for all that dosh!!!!
Yeah but does it protects you against nuclear attack and zombies? Can you grow your own food? Can you hunt?
Didn't think so.
Why not? Hydroponics, and you can populate your bedrooms with midget pigs. Zombies? First they have to get on the top of the building, somebody will be victim before you. Do you have nuclear shelter on your property?
Doesn't everyone have a root cellar?
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