Saturday, November 11, 2006

Subscription Announcement

Update: After receiving some requests, I will also include an Excel spreadsheet along with the .pdf version. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. After a lot of soul searching, I’ve decided to make Sacramento Area Flippers In Trouble into a subscription service. I think this project has a lot of potential, but I can't justify the time and expense needed to take it to the next level without a good gauge of the real demand for this service. The change will begin after this week's postings. At this point, I've decided to follow Patrick of's lead and charge $5 per month, or $50 for 12 months. You will receive a weekly email in .pdf format that includes the four-county FIT listings. Click here for a sample. There are currently over 600 FIT listings, and the number grows larger each week. If you would like to subscribe, use the links on the right hand side. I will continue to update this blog weekly with a summary and a small sampling of FITs, but you’ll have to subscribe to get whole list. Thanks again for all your support.


Anonymous said...


jrinlv said...

Makes sense to me. I certainly would not do all of this work (which I imagine is considerable) for free. If anyone is critical of your decision, let them do this. They probably will not - they just want everything for free (i.e., freeloaders).
Thanks for what you have done so far - amazing information and well displayed

Anonymous said...

I will miss you.... :(

Max said...

Thanks for what you have done so far - amazing information and well displayed

Thanks. The original intent of this site was to educate through example, but as the numbers have grown, I've realized that this data can and will be used to make people money.

I do put a lot of work into this, and it would be naive of me to assume that those who are capitalizing on it would simply share the wealth.

W.C. Varones said...

I wouldn't pay for this, but I find it amusing.

I'm glad you'll keep posting a few examples for us to get our Schadenfreude kicks.

There may be a lot of real estate investors that will subscribe to look for deep discount properties.

Good site!

Anonymous said...

Instead of charging your readers you should sell your findings as a service to newspapers or other websites.

Then everyone wins.

But either way thanks for all the hard work. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I totally support your request, and will subscribe. being new to the area and looking for a house, I feel this info is invaluable. I happened across your site by accident from a link from someone elses email, glad I did. thanks again for your efforts.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for a very informative site. I know that I have personally directed family and friends to this site. You've built a better mousetrap, so to speak, and you deserve to get paid -- that's how capitalism works. As one of my friends always says, "Don't do anything for free in your free time." And definitely don't let others get rich off of your hard work.

Good luck, and here's hoping that the good folks at Google buy you out!

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm like one of the other posters - I find the information interesting and amusing, but I just look as a way of monitoring the overall real estate market. I don't pay attention to any properties in particular. I'm not sure how people would use this information for profit, but I guess if they can, you've got yourself a business. Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Hahahah you fucking tool.

NO ONE is going to pay for this.

Well, you were amusing. I guess you can start a new site called "failed blogs that charged".

Anonymous said...

Good luck in your endeavor, but I'll pass on the suscription.

The information was interesting, but I'm not a big fan of predatory shopping. Someone may get a good deal, but it reminds me of reading the obituaries to find a home.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you. Maybe someday, when I am ready to seriously consider buying something, I too will subscribe for a few months.

I just wonder what you will do with your time once the market decline levels off? I mean, I suppose there will always be flippers, but will there always be demand for reading about their business transactions? Hopefully, you're not quitting your day job.

And kudos to the person that suggested "you should sell your findings as a service to newspapers or other websites." Isn't that the primary purpose of copyright laws? There are other ways to protect yourself, without alienating those who would probably MOST benefit from what you have to say.