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NOLA - Top 5 new and old - sneakytiger
I'm going to be in NOLA for a long weekend and am looking for your top 5 "old" and top 5 "new" spots to eat in NOLA - does not need to be in a particular order. Can be a dinner spot, lunch, brunch. "Old" being your K Paul, Commanders, Galatories, etc. etc. "New" being anything that doesn'...
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Money Talk
Homebuying - property taxes at closing - sneakytiger
I'm going to attempt to summarize my nightmare property tax scenario that I've been dealing with for the last 4 months. Assume that the closing date of a home purchase is as of January 15. Annual property taxes are pro-rated as such, with the seller contributing to the buyer 15/365th's of the ...
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Residential RE experts - experience with relocation firms - sneakytiger
Quick background - I purchased a home in January and after the inspection period the sellers involved a corporate relocation firm in the transaction. The deed between myself and the relo firm as seller has an executed date in December and an effective date of the closing in mid-January. Likewise,...
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O-T Lounge
Can I legally have a car towed when partially on property? - sneakytiger
I've had chronic issues with people parking in public street spaces, but with one or both of their wheels hopped up over the curb and onto what used to be my lawn. It's a giant mud pit at the moment and before I invest the time and money into new sod I want to make sure I can tow these a-holes if ...
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Money Talk
Best (or least shitty) residential property tax firm in Houston? - sneakytiger
These firms look to be a dime a dozen and all have their share negative reviews online. I would love to find a small shop where I could actually talk to the person handling the protest - does that even exist? My market value is up 25% percent this year (50% from two years ago!) and is roughly ...
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O-T Lounge
Tips for first timer in Napa? - sneakytiger
The wife and I are planning a trip to Napa in early April for four nights and I always value the depth and breadth of the OT's knowledge on such things. Should we take a day/night to do SF, or just leave that for another trip? Ideally we'd stay at a Mariott/Hilton brand so we can pay with...
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Money Talk
Continental Resources unwinds its crude hedges - takes $433MM gain, goes naked - sneakytiger
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-oil-ceo-hamm-goes-120657269.html)]Some balls on this guy[/link]...
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Buying experiences with furniture stores - sneakytiger
My wife and I have been shopping for living and dining room furniture for our new house the last 6 months, and let me say, I would have never guessed what a huge cluster frick it's been. Living in Houston I thought it would be pretty simple, there's furniture stores everywhere you look. WRONG. The...
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Fantasy Sports Board
Ivory v. Bills or Ben Tate v. Oakland - PPC league - sneakytiger
In a pickle on this one. Tate is coming off a bad week, Ivory a great one. Bills giving up 2nd fewest points to rushers vs. Oakland who is worst in the league. ...
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Fantasy Sports Board
Ivory or E. Royal @ flex? - sneakytiger
No ppr, 0.1 ppc league. I hate Ivory's matchup, if that game gets out of hand fast they're forced to abandon the run game. Royal seems to be hot or cold though....
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O-T Lounge
Bar fight in midtown Houston turns into fatal stabbing *update in OP - sneakytiger
Pretty crazy story that happened early Sunday morning... details are just starting to surface. The (crazy?) lady in the first link below says the victim went to LSU? This was in a very nice part of town. [link=(http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/09/28/man-dies-from-stabbing-after-bar-a...
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Going to L'auberge LC this weekend - do's and don'ts? - sneakytiger
Planning on golf and pool during the day and gambling and night. Are there any decent food options on the property? ...
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O-T Lounge
Ben & Jerry's "urged" to rename offensive ice cream - sneakytiger
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/ben-jerry-s-mulls-renaming-hazed-confused-after-complaints.html [quote]Ben & Jerry’s is considering changing the name of its “Hazed & Confused” ice cream after anti-hazing activists complained the flavor belittled the deadly problem on college campuses.[/q...
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Money Talk
Sales tax deduction when itemizing taxes - sneakytiger
I live in TX (so no state income tax) and the wife and I have had some major expenses this year. We bought a receipt scanner that does a decent job of picking up and populating the tax amount in a database, so we're aren't having to manually key in each amount and we have a scanned backup in case t...
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Money Talk
EXXI - hitting new lows everyday - sneakytiger
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=exxi)]EXXI[/link] What is the MB's thoughts on this stock? This stock has been getting killed since buying up the old El Paso assets. It's traded below book value for a while now. ...
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O-T Lounge
Anyone else having Verizon 4G issues in Houston? - sneakytiger
I haven't picked up a consistent 4G signal in over a week....
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Tech Board
How can I pull contacts off a busted phone? - sneakytiger
I recently was forced to replace my old HTC Incredible 4g due to a broken screen. The phone itself still powers up, but it's impossible to navigate, for obvious reasons. A week or two after having the new phone, I started to realize that I was missing a number of contacts that were stored in my ol...
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O-T Lounge
Wtf is this in my backyard? - sneakytiger
This is the second or third time I've seen this. Bird shit? Some crazy insect eggs? [IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/oz4gx.jpg[/IMG] ...
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Honeymoon in Antigua - any advice? - sneakytiger
Staying at Sandals. Any must-do's or must-avoids? TIA...
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Money Talk
Need some quick tax planning advice - LT cap gains - sneakytiger
I'm closing on a home purchase in early January and will be cashing out some long-term investments for use as down payment. There will be some significant LT gains tax when I sell, which I want to minimize, but also defer as much as possible. My current plan is to sell in January - two questions...
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