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#723

#724

Bezos is actually trying to appear as “nonpartisan”. Of course, with WaPo, he is the most influential CEO, much more than those partisan CEOs


#725

Bezos didn’t go to either Chicago or Austin.

Where Bezos’s jet flies most — and what it might say about Amazon’s HQ2 winner


#726

$10 million is a record-breaking donation in terms of size, but it’s 0.1% of $10B. I think Bezos spends money “intuitively.”

Just last week, Google pulled out of the running for the Pentagon’s $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract, but Bezos suggested that he was happy to take the government’s money.

www.google.com.tw/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2018/10/15/jeff-bezos-is-just-fine-taking-the-pentagons-10b-jedi-cloud-contract/amp/


#727

Google is not qualified since it doesn’t have enogh certifications. I don’t like the excuse of “principles”.

Google is spoiled with easy money. Amazon has been starving for many years so Bezos is more pragmatic.

“we determined that there were portions of the contract that were out of scope with our current government certifications”


#728

Done.
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#729

Should we book our plane tickets to scout the area now?

Redfin: https://www.redfin.com/neighborhood/649/VA/Arlington/Crystal-City-Shops/filter/viewport=38.88325:38.83186:-77.02697:-77.08508,no-outline

No doubt some will be located on the Maryland side to maximize the politician-bribing.


#730

Don’t seem to have any space to build in Pentagon City and Crystal City.
Build over the cemetery or the park?


#731

DC is cold. If you buy a single family house and you had a vacancy in the coldest month in the winter. Will the water pipe be frozen and burst if the heater is not on?

There’s a lot of winter risk to buy in cold places.

Crystal city condos are already over priced and it’s not worth it.

Plus, DC metro is big and good jobs are plentiful. Would 2000 new amazon employees make a dent?


#732

So, still austin :wink:


#733

They can do what my friend did. Buy in Maryland and commute to DC, or in this case, Arlington.


#734

I checked case shiller index. DC area appreciation since 2008 is only 10% over 10 years. With Trump always look for opportunities to reduce federal government size, I’m not interested in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Texas has been a much better bet in the last 10 years.

For most of the country, housing price is very slow, many is slower than inflation. Landlords are just providing a housing service with pretty low returns.

If every housing market is like Phoenix, there will be no landlord.


#735

Ideal for HQ2 :slight_smile: just not for landlord-investors like you.


#736

Well, DC is not the worst. NYC housing price only increased 5%. I’m curious how Trump can make money in NYC. You have to be a developer to make money in NYC real estate.

Stocks price has more than doubled but NYC home price is flat in the last 10 years.


#737

Buying in va? Or just austin?


#738

Makes me think bay area will flatten as wrll


#739

How dare you say that??!!! :scream:


#740

Now I understand Robert Shiller. He’s right that stock is a better investment than homes.


#741

Doesnt take a genius, but people like elt1 do it as a business, so there are money to be made both sides.

Stocks qre better for the lazy.


#742

No to VA, yes to Austin.