Today I was in my home office looking at a book that my Aunt Shirlee (RIP) left to me. The book is from old Hollywood in 1920 and shows a listing of all the major studios, stars, producers, screenwriters, and directors in that year.
Now, look where we are in 2020? My own Family Legacy is being destroyed because Hollywood is being decimated.
My view? The Hollywood of 2020 is not the Hollywood of 1920, and as far as I am concerned, the Hollywood Military Entertainment Complex deserves to fall, on its ass, and will never return to what it once was.
I’ve been around famous people most of my life. There was a time where these people had class and panache. Now? You can’t even recognize what was once Hollywood because it absolutely died in 2020.
Question: What Year Did The Old Hollywood Culture Die?
Answer: June 29, 2007
Question: Why on that date?
Answer: Steve Jobs Introduced the iPhone
Social Distancing Is Mind Control
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a test, this is not the actual event. The Powers that be want to see what you will do when the real event happens. It would sincerely appear that you have learned nothing since 9/11. We started to push and attempt to wake people up. In 2010, living in New Zealand, watching the financial re-adjustment of the markets.
Wall Street makes money regardless if the market is going up or down.
The middle-class businesses will be taken out while the big box stores will remain open.
You are living in a post 9/11 world. You have had 20 years to organize and wake your own family up, and even they won’t listen to you, right?
Well, well, well, now we can love our family and let them go because we tried. How hard did I try? Bro, I left the country for over 5+ years to see how the real world lives.
You people flipping out that you can’t go to your baseball games and your football games and you’re “cloned” off Janet Jackson 1980’s concert canceled in 2020, you deserve what you got because you can’t stand up for yourselves. After all, you made culture your God.
A Commentary On The Bizarre Shift of America by Mitch Santell
The global rumors surrounding America right now are out of control. It is hard to know from one day to the next what is really going on. The Powers That Be” tell you, we are in the middle of a Global Pandemic.
Looking out over the landscape of America in 2020, you almost can’t recognize our country unless you do what I do.
What is that?
Answer: Go take a walk with a good friend or family member.
There is always something that we independent thinkers say:
“There is your side of the story,
there is my side of the story, and then there are the facts.”
My Mrs. of 33 1/2 years (no I am not a Free Mason, LOL) went to Ralphs’s Supermarket locally here. There was a line of several hundred people. To avoid any kind of hoarding, the store only lets in 50 at a time.
When my wife and daughter returned from the store, I asked, “How was it?” Her response was “fine.” The truth is that I know it was not okay. As a third-generation native California, what my wife described I have never seen in my lifetime
My take? We are entering an era where “The Powers That Be” want total control over the American population, and I feel like they are using the Corona Virus as another 9/11 type of event to scare the living crap out of people.
It is a known fact that you can’t take an antibiotic or a vaccine for a virus. You just have to take aspirin or Tylenol, get plenty of rest, eat chicken soup, and chill-lax.
Look at this short clip from Contagion in 2011 and listen carefully to the dialogue.
My take is that this is a test for something far greater down the road.
Did you know that 2018 was one of our worst flu records on record?
Did you know that the mainstream media reported on the flu in 2018? Did you know there was none of the hysteria that is going on now?
A Commentary On Bringing Order Out of Chaos by Mitch Santell
Never let a good crisis go to waste is what I always say.
All the significant events that you watch on Tell-Lie-Vision (TV) are all planned in advance. Don’t believe me? Watch this!
What is Predictive Programming?
Alan Watts describes himself as a “long-term researcher into the causative forces behind major changes in historical development.” He describes predictive programming as the use of fiction, either in print or visual media, to condition people to accept a planned future event.
When applied to what the government may have done or is currently doing, predictive programming provides just enough information to the people concerning the presence of UFOs and ETs so that it “penetrates their subconscious.” By the time the people are faced with the reality of the information, they will be psychologically conditioned. The real facts and information will be acceptable since the fictitious event has been “downloaded” into their subconscious. Then, they are less likely to object to the information and question it. They are most likely to not view it as being false.
When people become familiar with certain characters or situations that they originally would view as outlandish, they begin to accept them as possibilities. One chilling example is found in the pilot for a television series that was created as a spin-off of the X-Files. The series opener, “The Lone Gunman,” featured hijacked planes trying to crash into the World Trade Center. It portrayed a large-scale government conspiracy. The episode aired six months before September 11, 2001.
Hollywood and Predictive Programming
The government and Hollywood allegedly have a long history of working together to secretly disclose information about UFOs, ETs, technology and, upcoming world events. Instead of coming right out and releasing reams of reports for public eyes, it’s believed the government is disclosing bits of information slowly through predictive programming., This will get humans used to the idea of UFOs and ETs ,so there won’t be widespread panic when they are ultimately confronted with the actual reality.
The government conducts predictive programming through feature films and television shows. This type of programming has been going on for decades.
Some examples include television programs like “The Outer Limits,” which ran from 1963 to 1965 and often dealt with alien abduction themes. “The Twilight Zone” was considered the inspiration for “The Outer Limits” and aired on television from 1959 to 1964. It focused primarily on the paranormal and situations of irony.
A Commentary From One Baby Boomer To Another by Mitch Santell
There is an old saying that I have pontificated for years and that saying is, “That you don’t wake up to the truth until it hits you in the face and affects you personally.”
Baby Boomers have finally awoken to the nightmare that President Trump is not going to look after their retirement accounts or best interests at the end of their life.
The problem: Trump’s entire premise that the tax cuts are trickling down to families and sparking an economic boom is baseless. His tax cuts have not trickled down to workers, they’ve inflated deficits, and by doing so they have put programs like Social Security and Medicare more at risk. Another Trump tax cut would threaten these programs even more.
In his speeches and other remarks at the gathering, Trump boasted about economic growth, that wealth is no longer concentrated at the top andthat revenues increasedmore than expected. These wonderful things presumably all happened because of his signature policy, the 2017 tax cuts. If these things were indeed true, doing another round of trickle-down tax cuts would be a no-brainer. Alas, Trump is selling a bill of goodsthat is not supported by the data.
Where did the money go then? Companies instead used most of their profits to keep shareholders happy. On average, non-financial corporations have used almost all of their profits to pay out dividends and buy back their own shares, which reduces the number of shares and boosts stock prices. In the two years before the tax cuts went into effect, corporations spend 90.3% of all of their profits before taxes on dividend payouts and share repurchases. Since the tax cuts went into effect, such spending remained high and amounted to 91.2% in the third quarter of 2019 alone. Shareholders, not workers and the economy, are the real beneficiaries from corporate largess.
But the tax cuts cannot deliver on the promises of faster growth and higher wages if companies don’t invest. In fact, economic growth got only a very temporary boost in the first half of 2018 and has slowed since then (see figure below). Productivity growth continues to underwhelm by historical standards. And wage growth has slowed over the past year, even as employment levels have gone up.
President Trump will tell you that he has “created the best economy in 50 years” and he will point to the stock market which is trading at over 29,000+ points and say: “Look at all the bank you are making in the market!”
What President Trump won’t tell you is that there is a massive crisis at the Federal Reserve. Unlike the 700 Billion Dollar TAARP fund that supposedly saved America from financial ruin in2008, the New York Federal Reserve has to print 75 Billion Dollars every 24 hours five days a week to keep the market afloat. Why is this happening? It all comes down to banks not having enough cash on hand.
“Life is routine. Monotonous cycles of work, miscellaneous tasks, and sleep are typically broken up by periodic diversions and random chance. For most, tomorrow will look like today, as will the next day, and the one to follow. It’s a consequence of being able to think abstractly and live for a relatively long time. Together, these two things contribute to a long tradition of listlessness and lack of fulfillment that’s defined the common man since the days of classical philosophy.
In the Matrix, Thomas “Neo” Anderson is that common man, haunted by this existential nihilism. Neo’s life has no meaning. He works at a job he isn’t excited about, organizes his free time around it, and is desperately searching for something to justify the existence of the world around him. On good days he’s bored, and he probably prefers it to the alternative.”
“From nothing to something, that’s the goal. While we’re shackled to monotony and expectations, Neo is tethered to the Matrix, realizes he’s one pod in a row of a billion identical pods, and, with enough exposure to reality, is free to make choices to define himself. To potentially escape the nihilism that follows us, we too have to break free, but not everyone becomes a fashionable, zen-calm, kung-fu-fighting demigod. When given the chance to embrace freedom, many people make objectively destructive decisions.
Aboard the Nebuchadnezzar, there’s one unabashed non-believer, Cypher. He comfortably jokes about religion, questions the wisdom of the faith Morpheus holds so dear, and turns hostile when belief can’t measure up to the evidence of life’s pointlessness. Unlike Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus, Cypher has accepted the pointlessness of existence and rejects the possibility of the supernatural. He hasn’t moved far from the starting position of the Matrix. If Neo was shuffling like a corporate zombie at MetaCortex and dreaming of a more meaningful life at his desk at home, is it any different from Cypher drinking moonshine to numb his distaste for living while floating on a hovercraft through the ruins of the real world?”
To remedy this situation, Cypher, like a lot of people, chooses distraction. In a dinner with Agent Smith, Cypher agrees to betray Morpheus in exchange for the life of a celebrity within the Matrix. It’s a wager made with technology to replace the wager Pascal would’ve suggested.
In his observation of kings, which are largely celebrities in the modern world, Pascal notes that the diversions offered by wealth and celebrity don’t last. Eventually, diversion dies out, and the king returns to reflect on the frivolity of it all, putting him back into a position where he yearns for a life that doesn’t leave him feeling so empty.
If we live in an era where gods have been replaced by evolving technology that radically transforms daily life, can we do anything but balance obsessing over our place in the world and collecting diversions to distract us from that truth? Yes, but it might involve even more reliance on technology.
A Commentary and Analysis by Mitch Santell On What Happened To The Truth Movement by Mitch Santell
Looking like a fool to your family, friends, and business associates, is not a fun thing, is it?
A special thank you to Ricky Ray, who sent me this article, and now, as all those who have been involved in uncovering the truth, I have to give You my two cents worth.
The Truth Movement in my book was a colossal failure.
There were those among us who were willing to risk everything to share with others what we uncovered.
The truth is that we all come to the truth in our own way.
As Morpheus said in The Matrix, “There is knowing the path, and there is walking the path.”
The Truth Movement is now evolving into the “Authentic Life Movement.”
You might ask yourself, “What is that?”
The Answer:Whoever you used to be is gone. You can put that person right back in the closet. You are going to have to merge who you are in your private life with who you are in your public life, and if anyone doesn’t get YOU, you are going to have to love them enough to let them go.
You see, for those of us who made a choice to stand up, we were compromised from day one.
The cards and the chips were stacked against us because we did not realize how much was being manipulated from behind the scenes and how much we didn’t know.
Amy de Miceli, the Co-founder of No One Has To Die Tomorrow, expressed it brilliantly in a recent article that she wrote that was titled: “The Curse Of The Truth Movement.”
Here is a brief part of her observations:
By Amy de Miceli January 18th, 2020 For as long as I could remember, the news captivated me; it frightened me just enough to not be able to stop watching. I never liked horror movies, but a nice 48 Hours, or Unsolved Mysteries, those were what my nightmares were weaved with. On Halloween, other kids would be out Trick or Treating, and I was at home watching the news. It was the real-life stuff that I would torture myself with. It was so bad for me, way worse than the ten pounds of candy I would have acquired.
Now I can finally see why it was so intriguing, I understand the insanity that we are all being put through, the constant wave of emotions we are taking part in.
For many years I have been a writer and researcher in this movement of “awake, truth-seeking, activists…” and only recently have I figured out that the truth movement is Cursed! Hexed!A trap, just a gear designed to turn the wheel of fate for the powers that will it to be. This is The Curse of the Truth Movement.
Telling Lies For Your Vision
As a child, the TV was always on in my house, at dinner it was off for about 20 minutes, maybe it was on, and the volume was off, but overall it was a constant state of television.
Good Morning America greeted me as I stumbled into the kitchen, catching all kinds of wild five-minute news briefs before I was fully conscious, still in that sleepy state when you roll out of bed, the state akin to hypnosis.
Once a day would not be enough! I would repeat that again in the moments before falling asleep at night, that same hypnotic lulled state, as I listened to the 11 o’clock news from my bed. OH, how my child mind would race, listening to the murder – death – kill stories, then weather, then sports, the movie Anchorman captures the mind numbingness of it all pretty well.
The Ugly Curse
Just look at how awful how this movement treats each other, so many yelling about welfare recipients and food stamp hogs but no answers for the calls for help. I saw almost no one helping families torn apart by CPS for homeschooling their kids or refusing vaccines. No love for the single moms being thrown out of their homes. No love for people who stood up and stood their ground against the IRS and have been thrown in jail and tortured, and gifted what would equate to death sentences.
These are not just any people I reminisce about these were prominent radio hosts and other people who were touted as hero’s in your truth movement, left as scraps for your NWO to feed off of. Being in this movement can most definitely be a curse, and we have allowed it to work, in fact, we have made it work!
So many entranced by the fear have turned into greedy, suspicious hoarders, some people are so greedy and insecure that they can’t even be motivated hit a like button on a social media post! Afraid to admit that maybe you don’t know everything, or that someone else might know more. Worst of all, the posts that go viral in the truth community are usually the ones that evoke a ton of emotion, or those posts making fun of someone, because that is the fuel that feeds the real system, the true matrix, a disdain for your fellow man. The power it needs is in your feelings, and your Illuminati curse does not care where it feeds off of as long as it is fed.
Here is a transcript of what you are watching which is a total of 3:33 In Length:
“Hello, my name is El de Chico, I live in Golden Valley. And I understand that this is a federal issue. I understand that from speaking to the governor’s office, that they cannot or will not even make a statement about this. My question is, have you tested the rainwater? And if you haven’t, have you seen the results of our rainwater tests? And also, are you aware that many of the people sitting in this room right here have very high levels of barium, aluminum, and strontium, in their blood, people are getting sick and dying? And we want the ad aq, not just to give us a little speech today, but actually to maybe perhaps, speak out against it if you know what’s going on? And if not, I would suggest you do a lot more investigation. We’ve been doing it for years. So I’d like to comment on One, the rainwater, what’s in it, and Two, what’s in our blood, and if it’s not coming from geoengineering is your responsibility to investigate and tell us where it is coming from?”
“Thank you. Just get on to another question on the interview with the Los Angeles Times on April 21. You said that the you told The Associated Press that the American government has created weather tampering techniques so that the New World Order will be able to start millions of Americans and to control the rest.”
“Would you explain what you were trying to say?”
“Well, it what I was trying to say is exactly what I said. There is weather control techniques. We have a complete package on that which I did not bring that I certainly will see to it, that it is brought in for the record. Number one the entire patents on the equipment. Number two senator Claiborne Pells, complete statement and story of his own, that not only does it exist, but they will even utilize it as far back as a Vietnam War.”
“You’re saying the government is created, whether tampering techniques so that the, quote, New World Order will be able to serve millions of Americans or like millions of Americans and to control the rest?”
“Yes, sir. And that’s my belief. As bizarre as that sounds. When if somebody had told me that that equipment even existed 10 years ago, I would have thought they were nuts sir. And at this point in time, we have all the documents to prove it. And if you think that 85 tornadoes takes place in the middle of our growing area, by simultaneous accident, I’m sorry, with the equipment that’s already set up internationally.And as bizarre as that is, it is proven and documented, we will supply you with those documents.As bizarre as that is, I would say that whether wars and this is quoting actually senator Claiborne Pell himself, that they are the greatest weapon ever created in the world and that’s the senators’ own statement. So yes, I do stand on that.”
If you want to watch the video that Mike Morales made tonight
A Commentary On Enjoying A Dystopian World by Mitch Santell
Did you ever notice how, when you want to log into a web site, a verification number is sent to your smartphone? The Powers That Be Will Claim That this is for your protection. It is not. This all has to do with the constant verification of who you are.
Even with your bank, ever notice how they make you sign twice?
Even when you go to CVS pharmacy to fill your prescription, you have to sign twice.
New Jersey is pushing the Real ID Act that was passed back in 2005 during the George W. Bush Administration.
We have the same thing going on in California.
You have the State of Virginia fighting to keep their second amendment rights.
Now I see that the homeless problem here in Los Angeles is only going to get worse.
For communities across the West hoping to gain some legal leeway to deal differently with homeless people sleeping on their streets, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt them a setback that, at least for now, maintains the status quo.
The high courtdeclined to hear a landmark caseon homelessness, letting stand a ruling that amounts to a broad curb on police powers in nine Western states, including California, to stop people from sleeping on public property if no other shelter is available.
Dozens of other local governments, including the city and county of Los Angeles, had urged the court to hear a challengeto Martin vs. City of Boise, in part to clarify how best to comply with it. But the justices, without comment or a dissent, said that they would not.
Here’s what that means for Los Angeles and the rest of California.
(This is the third of 30 blog postings before the permanent shut down of AfterHollywood.Online on January 11, 2020).
The first key is Divine Timing.Being in the right place at the right time and being on the right side. Well, this is the right time and the right place. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t already believe that, would you? Get in tune with God’s Master Plan – not only fighting injustice The Way He wants you to, but doing those things at the right times that He wants them done. But you must also make sure you are completely on the right side.
“To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. By the time you finish reading this booklet, you will learn that NOW is the time to fight.
The second key is God-guided Vision. You have to be able to see the opportunity and predict your eventual success. I hope that by the end of this booklet I will have opened your eyes to the fantastic opportunities available to you in the Master’s Plan. If I can do that, you’ll be on your way to a fulfilling, wonderful new life. Within a very short time, you’ll have more freedom than you ever dreamed possible.
The third key is determined Action.This is the most critical of the three Keys…taking immediate advantage of the opportunity at hand…. getting started right away before the window of opportunity closes! Everyone knows that “every journey begins with just a single step” but some illogical fear of failure keeps most people from ever starting on the road to freedom! However, all of these fears vanish if you have an all-consuming goal. Obstacles are nothing but frightful things that appear when you take your mind off your goals. If you are serious about establishing a free and prosperous society, then read on.
Actually, I could think of a thousand reasons for not becoming involved even though I hate the Beast-system! So could you. But that will never lead us to a life of freedom and prosperity. We should instead, examine every opportunity for ways that the Master’s Plan can work for us. Remember, opportunity knocks just once. Misfortune leans on the doorbell!
Knowing that success is the result of actions not intentions, would you put off setting out on that journey to freedom, if I can show you how to do it quickly, with practically no capital outlay, and a minimum of effort? I hope not, because that is exactly what I am going to do and I am trusting that you’ll grasp the concept and run with it as fast as you can!
Whatever you do, don’t let this amazing opportunity slip out of focus. When you have finished reading this manual, act immediately! Pass it to as many other people as you can.
Wisdom says that if you are going to make a change in your life, you should do it immediately and determinedly! Whatever you do, when you finish reading this booklet, get started immediately developing your new life ….and do it “determinedly”… with all the energy, enthusiasm and determination you can muster! You’ve got to be either part of the steam roller or part of the pavement.
The three keys above are the catalyst that makes the following Success Secrets work. But they won’t do you any good if you don’t act at once and put them to work for you right away. Remember, you aren’t alone in wanting to be free. There are millions of other people trying to set themselves free too and they are your potential allies! Don’t wait until they’ve committed to something else that will only fail, like all the other plans they have made in the past! Start today and you could be free and prosperous, within 180 days!
As important as they are, however, the keys will do nothing more than get you started on the road to success. Now you have to learn how to “walk the walk”. To do that you will need to know some important background information, to put things in perspective and keep you in balance.
A big part of living like no one lives now is to reject sedentary living early and often. Being nomadic gives you a chance to see different parts of this amazing world while inculcating a healthy diligence towards the unnecessary and corrosive accumulation of “stuff”.
Historically, humans have not lived sedentary lives. Indigenous peoples were all either nomadic or semi-nomadic. Sedentary living emerged with the rise of modern agriculture.
Many an anthropological scholar has wrestled with the question as to why humans abandoned their relatively easy lives as hunters and gatherers and settled into lives as sedentary agriculturalists. Many scholars of the Sumerian clay tablets – the oldest written language known to man – are now arguing that this sudden transition to agricultural existence may have been forced upon humans by the Illuminati predecessor – and possibly blood relative – Annunaki space visitors from the distressed planet of Nubira. Interesting stuff!
A huge component of the matrix programmers’ master plan for keeping you a wage/debt slave is via shopping and material possessions. If you live in a big house, there’s lots of room to put all manner of needless possessions in it. God forbid your colossal house look empty.
How many people do you know who are living in a huge McMansion they hate, mired in debt, who refuse to entertain the option of moving on based on the burgeoning number of plastic storage bins appearing in their crammed garage?
Stuff keeps you staked to the ground like a tethered goat. The more you get, the less money you save, the more debt you grow, the more tied you are to a “job”.
The lack of mobility this creates cripples countless humans to a life of boredom and sameness. More importantly, it denies them the economic opportunities that arise with increased mobility. The biggest of these opportunities is in the arena of housing.
The first rule is to live in a small house. The one I live in now feels spacious and measures at 750 square feet. There’s less to clean, you have to pay for less energy, and it fosters the notion of simple living and brings a sense of humility to your existence.
As the Lakota proverb goes, “We are not much, but we are a whole lot more than nothing”.
Whether you rent or are buying your place on time, housing payments consume the majority of most people’s income.
The second rule is that the quicker you can own your house free and clear, the quicker your life will take a huge change for the better.
Everyone not born to money must rent for awhile to gather a down payment on property. Look for places that pay utilities as they can be better deals, especially with recent surges in electricity and other utility costs. With the recent downturn in the economy monthly hotels are sprouting up across the US.
These can be great deals because all bills are paid and the place is furnished, allowing you to sell furniture and other possessions before you move in, and to be more mobile on the way out when you will need to be mobile to find that place to buy.
If you’re single, better yet are flophouses or rooms in someone else’s house where you share a kitchen and bath. Rent is cheap, they too are often furnished and the bills are usually paid. I stayed in a series of these places before I was married.
You meet some very interesting people at these places too. One place I stayed at in Brookings, SD while attending college was full of Arabic-speaking agricultural engineering students from throughout the Middle East.
After we banked that $26,000 from our first “back-to-the-land” attempt, things were never the same. We bought and fixed up a few more properties, making money every time we sold.
In each case, we spent hardly any money fixing the places up. Instead, we used lots of elbow grease or “sweat equity”, as the bankers call it. Except there was no need to build “equity”, as after that first place, we always bought our houses with cash.
The first place was another trailer in a park where everyone owned their own lot. We spent $20,000 and sold it for $21,000. Yet we put hardly a dime into it and saved paying rent or a house note for those two years.
In 2001 as our dogs aged we knew we had to get back to the country to give them a peaceful place to pass on. Using the internet we found a place back in the Ozarks. It was a nice smaller 2 BR house on 20 Acres near Peace Valley, MO with an asking price of $59,900.
After we finally sold our house we loaded our $500 81’ Chevy Van and headed south. The day we arrived we discovered the place was going up for auction the next day. We were the only bidders and got the place for $49,900 cash.
In 2005 I saw the housing bust looming. So we had the prerequisite yard sales – which yielded $3000 in road cash – and put the place up for sale. Our boys had both passed peacefully and were able to live out there lives in a quiet country setting.
Yes, it was a bit difficult to leave our boys buried there and move on, but my understanding is that they came right along with us anyway.
Through lots of hard work – with no boss but ourselves – we had turned that place into a parked out garden paradise. We sold it for $117,500. After commissions for realtors and closing costs were paid we pocketed $60,000.
With that grubstake banked, we were one giant step closer to living our dream.
Because we lived there longer than two years owner-occupied, we were again exempt from owing any capital gains tax. This two-year time period is key to making money when buying, improving and selling real estate because this exemption is significant.
It also discourages “flipping”, which I believe to be immoral. When investing in housing, one should earn their money through honest hard work and improvements, not through laziness and sheer speculation. Otherwise, you’re simply reinforcing the matrix paradigm.
Traveling light, we again hit the road, this time vagabonding through Panama, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.
When we returned to the Ozarks we knew the housing bust had only just begun, so rather than trading up, as many people look to do, we were looking to trade down.
We found a small older 1 BR house on 3 acres just two miles from Greer Spring and the National Scenic Eleven Point River and near the town of Alton, MO. Asking price was $49,900 completely furnished. We offered $40,000 and the seller refused. We let it sit awhile. Two weeks later we offered him $41,500 and he accepted.
We dug our gardens, planted fruit and net trees, landscaped with perennials, put in a new lagoon with the help of a backhoe and fixed the house some – mainly cosmetics.
When buying a house look for the proverbial diamond in the rough. The perfect example is a house that needs a paint job or sits on an overgrown lot or has junk strewn all over the yard, but IS STRUCTURALLY SOLID!
Remember that houses which have sat on the market a long time are the ones where the buyer will often be more willing to come down significantly on the price.