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Two Point Six Million

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There are bubbles everywhere, and just about the only one indirectly benefiting me is the one in Palo Alto residential real estate. I bought my house in 1991 for about 15% of its current value, and the market could utterly crash around here and I wouldn’t feel a thing. The people paying five, six, or seven million dollars for a house (not a mansion………a house) could be deeply regretting their decision down the road. (more…)