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Date: 04/04/07 02:13 AM

55 Responses to Real Estate Roller Coaster

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    April 3, 2007 at 11:54 pm
    Link: Real Estate Roller Coaster - US home prices from 1890 to present plotted to a roller coaster.
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    tezzanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Interesting Concept!
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    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 2:32 am
    wow....just imagine that last drop
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    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 2:32 am
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    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 2:36 am
    Yay for Roller Coaster Tycoon. It`s a fun game, and it is a pretty imaginative representation.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
    1012 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 2:53 am
    Aw, I was hoping we`d fall off at the end...
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    theromeo3517 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 3:25 am
    I wouldn`t ride that roller coaster... It`d be pretty boring.
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    apttodo Female 18-29
    796 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 3:27 am
    After thinking "Why do they not have the date written somewhere?" A minute and a half into it I realise they do :( duh!
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    glacedeblitz Female 13-17
    75 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 3:41 am
    "wow....just imagine that last drop"
    Omg I was thinking the same thing.. I thought it was gonna fall but then it stopped.. how sad.. XD
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    Bennyd Male 13-17
    1092 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 4:12 am
    lol, ive played that game, its fun when your young, but i sold it on ebay
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    FLB Female 18-29
    1230 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 4:29 am
    Aaaw, come on, lets fall off the end, just to make it more entertaining.
    It`s a good concept to show the rise and fall or house prices, was it?, anyway, cool.
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    avs5221 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 5:01 am
    This makes me sad. Did anyone actually stop to consider what this was showing you? The graph at the end showed it the best--honestly, the roller coaster idea was needless. House prices are SOARING in the United States. Can anyone say housing bubble?
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 5:36 am
    Yea, if I moved to the Philippines I would be considered a millionaire and could live in a mansion for 3dollars and 50 cents US a month. Although, Canada is closer.
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    sponged Male 18-29
    555 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 5:37 am
    i wanted to see it drop of the edge :D
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    dontclickme Female 13-17
    93 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 7:37 am
    lol..i kinda felt it, it reminded me of the roller coster at circus circus adventuredome, boring, like..5 minutes long, even less, but wut ev, and both my sisters were addicted to rollercoster tycon!! i didnt like it tho, it suks!
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    yowz Female 18-29
    306 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 7:57 am
    Female, 18-29, Europe
    360 Posts Wednesday, April 04, 2007 3:27:26 AM
    After thinking "Why do they not have the date written somewhere?" A minute and a half into it I realise they do :( duh!

    hahahah i did the exact same thing.

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    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 8:09 am
    At the beginning, I think the speed and those bunny hops were lethal. O_O
    And that long climb at the end... wow. I guess that`s what happens when it starts getting crowded and overpopulated.
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    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
    442 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 8:37 am
    House prices today are bullsh*t. There`s a SMALL, ugly house being sold for over a million dollars nearby and it`s about as big as mine (which we got for two hundred thousand dollars).
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    will_lee Male 18-29
    99 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 9:08 am
    that would be a horribly cost inefficient roller coaster to run
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    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
    532 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 9:17 am
    wow... I liked it a lot.

    Lol I can totally see some company doing that for like the world fair or something.... Although getting a booth for getting off and getting back down at the end would be hard... But yeah, very, very creative...

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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 10:00 am

    all the little up-and-down bumps would snap one`s neck. literally.

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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 10:21 am
    And it`s USA! Imagine Europe.
  23. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1365 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 10:30 am
    that was cool i just wish it would drop at the end just for fun
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 10:37 am
    Great! Now how do we get down?
  25. Profile photo of Raistlan
    Raistlan Male 13-17
    9 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 11:20 am
    You gotta love Rollar Coaster Tycoon, Man, I wish we coulda dropped at the end, lol
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    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    That was well made
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    I feel sick...
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    M3NACE Male 18-29
    414 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    i could imagine this as one rollercoaster of choice used by Disney`s stock holders and chief executives. i don`t know why...
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    engruls06 Female 18-29
    400 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    The world has turned into money hungry B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. But that last drop would be amazing thanks to those B`s.
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    bram Male 18-29
    578 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 4:45 pm
    It`s cool for my parents, though. They bought this house in 1992, almost at the bottom of that last dip. We bought it for $30,000, and now they`re telling us, that even though it`s way more messed up now and fifteen years older, we can sell it for $100,000 easy.
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    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    Wow that was a huge rise at the end. I was all "OK WE GET IT HURRY UP AND GET TO THE TOP!"
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    littlewooll8 Male 13-17
    115 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 6:08 pm
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    Malu Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 6:44 pm
    VEry true
  34. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
    426 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 7:43 pm
    "It`s cool for my parents, though..."

    Mine too...they bought this house for $108,000 in 1995 and now it`s worth between $280,0000 and $350,000. If it were to be sold now it would probably get around $280,000 easily...

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    philippic Male 18-29
    1705 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 8:06 pm
    time line shoulda been more frequent so it actually gives it more of a purpose.

    they should do one for london homes!
    jus straight up

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    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 8:20 pm
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    iamboredest Female 13-17
    91 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    Aww Man! I hate the front seat.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    I wonder why were the prices fluctuating so much to the point you can make a roller coaster out of it.
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    primetime101 Male 13-17
    143 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 9:08 pm
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    KriegHund Male 13-17
    22 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 10:31 pm
    People, think about it. Every time the coaster went up, what happened? it went back down.
    When it left off, it was at an all time peak. That means a massive downhill run.

    There`s alot of money and industry behind housing. When that drop comes, it`s going to hurt, and bad.

    When the bubble pops, our economy is going to take a big hit. Perhaps you should save some money and invest in gold bullion. It`s going to keep its value much better than the US dollar in the future.

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    evanking Male 18-29
    689 posts
    April 4, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    political statement about american economy and inflation.

    i wish we would have fallen at the end

  42. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 12:17 am
    I was thinking.. " Aren`t we due for a price drop...?"
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    594 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Good to know I wasn`t the only one expecting it to fall at the end :D

    And KriegHund is right.

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    beatasantana Female 18-29
    4 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 2:50 am
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 2:50 am
    Hmm... that was Roller Coaster Tycoon?

    I don`t recall the coasters reaching those heights before. Still, I agree with everyone, if it were RCT3; I wanted to ride the freefall afgter the shockingly high inflation, and anticipating an awesome finish.

    Like everyone else, I was disappointed about the end for several reasons.

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 2:51 am
    Oh well, we can always consider a pretty darn cool drop to come circa Apocalypse, though we still have to wait 5 more years.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:47 am
    The graph they show on the last second, have to press pause to view, is kinda interesting...
  48. Profile photo of franny
    franny Female 18-29
    97 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    That`s a pretty original idea. I was impressed by that. I want someone to make one for england now though...
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    Lorah Female 18-29
    1784 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:53 pm
    WEEEE! *puts hands up*
    what was the meaning off this again? lol
    * I am kidding guys, really, but it was so long trhat you kinda forget the meaning off it*
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    SillyCilly Female 13-17
    173 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    lol, littlewooll8

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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:17 pm stupid
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    sunshiiiine Female 18-29
    108 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    holy poo...thats insane
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    SoBored929 Male 13-17
    8 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:57 pm
    I wish my roller coaster tycoon 3 ran that smooth.. :-(
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    C-Bear Female 13-17
    65 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 2:31 pm
    anybody kno of any other types of vids like this with big drops?
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    Richard18 Male 18-29
    25 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    It is crazy how the prices of housing have changed so much over time. I mean look at new york real estate.

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