December 2nd, 2006   8:54 am

My Goals For December

This morning I woke up at 5:55 AM right on schedule and went outside for a 3 mile run. It feels good to be an early riser! To reward myself I went to Jamba Juice for a wheat grass shot and orange/banana juice. Then I walked next door to Starbucks to plan out the month on my PDA (I didn’t buy anything). Here is what I wrote:

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DECEMBER GOALS
1. Sell/Wrap/Lease Burdett, Larchmont, Muncy
2. Organize Accounting
3. Plan and (maybe) re-launch AbleBuyer.com
4. Setup CRM and call all personal contacts to catchup
5. Plan for 2007

Week 1: 3-10
promote houses like crazy
- list on AbleBuyer.com or IamFacingForeclosure ?
- call loan brokers
- craigslist daily
- newspaper
- flyers in area
- mailers to area

Week 2: 10-16
College (Seminar)
- continue marketing, returning calls on breaks

Week 3: 17-23
- finish houses
- accounting
- budget for 2007
- start calling people

Week 4: 24-30
- finish calling
- plan for next year

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I don’t have time to explain it all right now because I need to hop into the shower and get going with the day. I have a busy Saturday ahead of me because I want to get a head start on marketing those houses. I haven’t been doing enough of it in the past several weeks. It’s time to launch a new wave and finally get it done!

106 Comments

  • Good plan to wait three weeks to start calling people. They’re going to be psyched to get into this with you on Christmas week.

    A week is 7 days. Are you sure you can’t squeeze in a little more?

  • When you bathe: After breakfast. Two points for making Jamba Juice and Starbucks patrons smell you sweaty funk after a jog.

    What you eat: wheat grass shot and orange/banana juice.

    Don’t forget to tell us what you wear. We really need to know these things!!

  • I seriously hope you are joking. You went to Jamba Juice? Are you going to do that every day you wake up? Your going to waste $60 on juices for this month (not including overdraft fees, which will put you at about $900)?

    Also, why are you going to a seminar? Your not going to learn anything to help you immediately, you’re just going to waste time and money. Put that time and money into helping you get out of debt, THEN start going to seminars.

  • Folks, Casey overplayed his hand on this post. Confirmed 169% troll.

  • I donated $500 pesos, good luck

  • Jamba juice will make everyone angry.

  • Folks, Casey is into pure trolling mode. He’s knows damn well that buying Jamba Juice and starbucks while 2 million in debt are the things that really infuriate the masses. His plan now is to piss off enough people, drive the traffic logs up here, and try to sell ads.

    Oh, nice to know he blew 800 bucks on a PDA. Whatever.

  • I just noticed you’re missing a staged photo for this post.
    Here’s another suggestion…

    You’re wearing a jogging outfit: kaki colored shorty shorts- I’m talking indecently short shorts! And they’re tight, where we can see a clear outline of the family jewels. Your shirt is a bright blue tank top, same shade as that lovely blue shirt you always wear.

    While sporting this trendy/sleazy attire, you are leaning over a Jamba Juice counter with a credit card, paying for a wheat grass shot and orange/banana juice beverage.
    Your arm is lifted up so that we see a clear shot of your hairy underarm.
    The cashier is staring, transfixed at the offending hairy pit with a disgusted look on her face.
    The people standing behind you in line are holding their noses.

  • That’s great, it’s nearly 9 am and you’re barely getting your business day rolling. Way to go get em..

    Gen Y is royally screwed. They have no clue. They build nothing, they create nothing. They just shuffle around all the assets and technology created by Gen X and the Boomers before them.

  • You’re loosing our interest, Casey.

  • Dude, you are delusional or simply trolling us..

    Get thee to BK attorney.

    Houses aren’t moving right now.. Everything in my area is sitting.. Everyones focused on something other than house hunting.

  • Casey,

    It’s good to see you’ve started planning a little better. May I suggest you make SMART goals? Your goals should be:

    Specific
    Measurable
    Agressive
    Realistic
    Timebound

    SMART

    Unless your real plan is different than what you shared, it doesn’t fit the SMART criteria.

    For example “1. Sell/Wrap/Lease Burdett, Larchmont, Muncy” How are you going to do that? I noticed on the CNBC spot the house needs repairs and cleaning. Have you done that? I know you’re short on cash, but you can get over there and make sure it’s clean. You can give it a fresh coat of paint. Is the pool water still green? Get a pool company to either drain it or service it. A green pool is a big turnoff. Is the grass mowed or watered? Curb appeal. That’s not expensive to do. If you don’t have a mower, buy a used one for $50 or $100. Does the carpet need replaced or just cleaned? These little things are going to make a difference. And they’re specific.

    “Sell/Wrap/Lease Burdett, Larchmont, Muncy” is not specific enough. Breakdown the steps you need to achieve this goal and work on those steps, otherwise you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

    The other component your goals miss in the SMART acronym is realism. What makes you think that now you can sell these houses where you haven’t been able to in the past? I just don’t think that’s realistic at this point. You can continue down this path and devote your time and financial resources to it, but you’re spinning your wheels again and the pressure is going to be overwhelming.

    At this point you need to have more than one plan. If you’re serious about continuing down the path you’re headed, work on a plan B as well. Plan B has to be bankruptcy and saving one house if you fail at plan A.

    A SMART goal for you is:

    1. Prep Muncy for sale by end of this week.
    2. Market Muncy online in downtime.
    3. Create Muncy fliers in downtime.
    4. Lower price on Muncy per lender’s short sale.
    5. Distribute fliers at nearby apartment complexes, once cleaning/repair is done.
    6. Hold open house every weekend once cleaning/repairs are done.
    7. Decide which house you want to live in.
    8. Follow-up with bankruptcy attorney.

    Then do it again for the next house.

    Like I said, it’s good to see you develop goals, but get SMART about them.

    Nigel

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  • “Casey Serin is my name. Flippin’s the game”.

    Maybe you can start your next podcast with “Serin. Casey Serin” (intoned as “Bond. James Bond”). And rent a tuxedo.

    What is it with all your exclamation points? Where on earth do you get phrases like “I will attract success”? What is it with all these bold warnings to “Mr. Debt” and “Mr. Foreclosure”? (Messrs. Debt and Foreclosure are soiling their pants right now, no doubt. You’ve given them proper warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    With all due respect, you are out of your mind. Keep us posted.

    Me, I’m going to go attract some highly personal success by taking a massive dump. Out of the way, Mr. Lower Colon!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OK now I’m pretty sure you are just baiting people to try to get more hits which is all you care about. You know there are many people who despise the frivolous expenses, even though they are small vs the total debt, and they post all day long about it. Posts slowed down, so you make up a story about the juice and coffee to tweak them into posting again. I’m wondering if this whole thing is a well executed con like lonelygirl15.

    You also know most people see the seminar BS for what it is, so you post you’re going to go to another one.

    Why don’t you post later about going to Macaroni Grill just to make it a perfect effort to tweak people.

  • 16. Time to Get Real
    December 2nd, 2006 at 10:57 am

    “Week 2: 10-16
    College (Seminar)”

    WHAT IN THE WORLD?????

    What are you going to learn?
    How much $ does it cost?
    Who’s paying for it?
    What’s the opportunity cost of ignoring your real problems while in class?

    You’re obviously trolling us with the comment about Jamba juice.

    You must have some reasonable source of income if you can go to a seminar and continue to buy Jamba juices.

    You’re just playing us, aren’t you?

  • I haven’t been to Jamba juice in a long time and I’m using some money that my parents donated to me ‘cuz they feel sorry for my situation. I don’t like taking hand-outs but they insisted… I have some awesome loving parents. Getting a jamba juice is a healthy reward for kicking off the early-riser habit successfully. Sometimes you gotta reward yourself.

  • Jamba Juice? Niiiiiice. High Five!!!!!

  • @Nigel:

    I like your comments about making the goals measurable/manageable. I will be breaking them down into specific tasks so that I can stay focused and “eat this elephant one bite at a time”

  • 20. The Guy Next Door
    December 2nd, 2006 at 11:22 am

    I feel for you. I sold my place in Foothill Farms (just a hop, skip and a jump from your Larchmont place) in December of ‘05 after having moved to Northern Virginia. That’s right… I moved from a huge housing bubble to an even bigger one!

    I know of two houses here that have been on the market for a year, and Sacramento’s housing collapse is further along than the Northern Virginia one. Your work to sell your places within a month is definitely cut out for you.

  • Alexa.com confirms that the “national broadcast event” was a dud. Plus my prediction for future traffic patterns in a quickie paint graphic! I predict that a flood of relistings will begin in Feb/Mar, affected Casey’s real estate plans (assuming you’re not in court).

    Hurry, Casey, hurry!

    http://www.realmeme.com/roller.....com_update

  • *sigh* WTF are you wasting an entire week at yet another seminar? It is a complete waste of time and money.

    You KNOW exactly what you need to do. You’re just not doing it.

  • Casey:

    If you buy a bunch of bananas and a bag of oranges, you can reward yourself with an orange or a banana. If you’re really good, then have both.

    The Jamba Juice “pre-digestion fee” seems steep. That makes your digestive system an underutilized asset.

    You get the same nutritional utility if you let your body do the juicing, not to mention a slower release of the carbs, which can only help you stay focused.

    And your reward structure is odd. If you have two bad habits (sleeping too late and expensive juices), you can’t reward a day of breaking one habit with engaging in another.

    For example, if you go without Jamba Juice for a day or two, would you reward yourself by sleeping late the next day?

  • Casey,

    Stop being silly. Fasting, getting up early, jogging as ways to get you out of foreclosure.

    What tricks do you have in you back pocket to show us next? Yogga? Maybe you could reward yourself with a nice Tahoe vacation for getting up early everyday for the next week….or you could treat yourself to a $100 massage for your months anniversary at your new job.

  • Put on a Sants Claus suit and stand on the street to get more donation for your own use. You’re a fraud anyway. Then you can go buy more “jamba Juice” everyday.

  • I can hardly wait until Tuesday when Casey gives up the 30 day guru (getting up early is what loosers do) and moves on to the next guru who will pay him to be featured on his site.

    Tuesday’s sponsor is the Voodoo Guru. The Voodoo Guru will teach Casey how to make little dolls named Mr Debt and Mr. Foreclosure, and show him how to stick pins in them to defeat their evil energies.

    Thursday’s sponsor is the Toxic Guru. See Casey’s real problem is that he has too many toxins in his body. To detoxify Casey must have a coffee enema (with Starbucks coffee of course) followed with a wheat grass shooter. This will be the most controversial post yet, as it will feature a picture of Casey with khaki’s down around his ankles, bent over his blue swiss ball, taking a vente latte up his butt.

  • 27. Casey Is A LOOSER
    December 2nd, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Hey Casey I have 1 question that requires a simple yes or no

    Have you paid your friend back yet ? The one who graciously loaned you 3K ? I mean paid back entirely ?

    If the answer is no then WHY NOT ?

  • 28. Casey Is A LOOSER
    December 2nd, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    Anyone wanna bet that young Casey is taking a little nap right now ?

  • For the first time I am seriously considering that you might be a fake. For the 1,237,456th time I am thinking you are bona fide looney.

    you get up at 5:55 a.m. cause you read it in some book? Man. It has been so hard not to post a “In my day, when I was 24 y.o., I got up at …..”

  • have you checked the sugar content of a Jamba Juice drink?

  • goZar: your brain uses 60% of all sugar intake, so Cassey is just feeding his brain, he needs it.

  • caseys troll had my balls busting their nuts it was so funny, but these days its just tiresome.

  • I’m struggling to take this blog seriously after reading the first three comments, which appear to be written by Casey based on writing style and tone.

    *sigh* If only everyone’s true name were forced out into the open…

  • 34. dumb da dum dumb
    December 2nd, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    casey did you OVERDRAFT again?

    umm one $30 blender and you can make your own casey-juice all day long.
    not as “sweeet” as looking like a big time RE guy swigging a $6 smoothie

  • have you checked the sugar content of a Jamba Juice drink?

    Three sizes of Orange-Banana to choose from:

    You can have the “Sixteen” with 45 grams of sugar or step up to the “Original” with 77 grams.

    But if you really want to give your pancreas a workout, go for the “Power.” With 113 grams of sugar, that’s surely the best dollars-per-carb value.

    (Drinking a “Power” is the equivalent of gulping down 3 regular 12 oz. Cokes)

  • whatever happened with PRLINKBIZ? did that witch let you out of the contract or is it all still pending? i bet she will hold back until you do your book/movie deal and then she’ll sue you.

  • Casey, very few of us in the real world feel that we must “reward” ourselves for getting up early in the morning and going to work. It’s just something we gotta do. I am not sure why you are making such a big deal about doing something that about 100 million Americans do every workday.

  • I’m almost finished painting my living room. It didn’t “need” it as I had done a good job last time, ten years ago. It was a nice break from insulating the new office and installing the laminate flooring trim. So. Casey. How much did you get done on your properties today? Oh, and my “living room” is 700sf so it isn’t an easy task. Gotta be done. Doin’ it. Cost so far; 3jj. That’s three jamba juices in the new blog currency. JJs are the little currency. Js are the big currency. That’s “Jettas” for those not following this saga. 1jj = $4.50 and 1J = $3500. For reference Casey’s temporary custody of our assets and obligations is currently 560J and he is growing the obligations by 1/2J per day at the same time the market is depreciating those assets by 1J+115jj per day as well. One more jj every morning ain’t gonna make any difference. Besides Casey only toosed (or is it tossed?) that in to rile the crowd. No matter. Taxes are due in 9 days and if you don’t pay by close of business Monday there’s typically a 10% penalty. $1600 on Burdett, $1700 on Larchmont, $1900 on Muncy. Did everyone know that Casey had a California $5200 tax bill due next week?

  • Hey Casey,

    I own my own Jamba Juice and can’t thank you enough! Business has been great. You might want to forget about real estate and get into franchising a store like I did. Best thing I ever did.

    http://www.jambajuice.com/what.....ation.html

  • These should be your goals:

    DECEMBER GOALS
    1. Visit Bankruptcy Lawyers.
    2. Visit local prosecutor, hoping to make a deal.
    3. Get gym membership, with goal of gaining muscles quickly
    4. Go to Martial Arts Classes, to learn self defense. Will need it in prison.
    5. Buy industrial size Vaseline.
    6. Practice anal losening regiment, so it won’t hurt that much when Adebisi and Schillinger have their way with your a*** while locked up in prison.
    7. Admit trying to be a real estate big shot was a looser idea. Say “I’m a little looser in a big man’s world” 1,000 times each morning.

  • lol,

    Read some books why the $ are u spending money on junk, no wonder debt hit you, you bought liabilities up the ying yang.

  • T

  • This is my first and last post on this sorry excuse for reality. Anyone over the age of 6 can see that Casey is a troll. This site is totally a marketing ploy.

    Want proof? He told you today… He is following his Guru’s playbook.

    Read on.

    IF you had any doubts about Casey’s intention, motivation, or goals, here it is.

    http://www.stevepavlina.com/bl.....your-blog/

    If your blog provides genuine value, you fully deserve to earn income from it. If, however, you find yourself full of doubts over whether this is the right path for you, you might find this article helpful: How Selfish Are You? It’s about balancing your needs with the needs of others. (HMMMM….. how many times has CASEY said this?)

    If you do decide to generate income from your blog, then don’t be shy about it. If you’re going to put up ads, then really put up ads. Don’t just stick a puny little ad square in a remote corner somewhere. If you’re going to request donations, then really request donations. Don’t put up a barely visible “Donate” link and pray for the best. If you’re going to sell products, then really sell them. Create or acquire the best quality products you can, and give your visitors compelling reasons to buy. If you’re going to do this, then fully commit to it. Don’t take a half-assed approach. Either be full-assed or no-assed. ( DON’T WE KNOW IT? LOOK AT THIS SITE!!! ALL ADS AND PROMOTION)

    Can you make a decent income online?
    Yes, absolutely. At the very least, a high five-figure annual income is certainly an attainable goal for an individual working full-time from home. I’m making a healthy income from StevePavlina.com, and the site is only 19 months old… barely a toddler. If you have a day job, it will take longer to generate a livable income, but it can still be done part-time if you’re willing to devote a lot of your spare time to it. I’ve always done it full-time. ( SEE? WHY BE A FOOL AND WORK ? IT WILL JUST SLOW YOU DOWN.)

    Your greatest risk isn’t that you’ll make mistakes that will cost you. Your greatest risk is that you’ll miss opportunities. You need an entrepreneurial mindset, not an employee mindset. Don’t be too concerned with the risk of loss — be more concerned with the risk of missed gains. It’s what you don’t know and what you don’t do that will hurt you the worst. Blogging is cheap. Your expenses and financial risk should be minimal. Your real concern should be missing opportunities that would have made you money very easily. You need to develop antennae that can listen out for new opportunities.( AGAIN, CASEY IS A PARROT OF THIS.)

    When devising your income strategy, feel free to cheat. Don’t re-invent the wheel. Copy someone else’s strategy that you’re convinced would work for you too. Do NOT copy anyone’s content or site layout (that’s copyright infringement), but take note of how they’re making money. I decided to monetize this site with advertising and affiliate income after researching how various successful bloggers generated income. Later I added donations as well. This is an effective combo. ( CASEY HAS DONE THIS . HE CERTAINLY DOESN’t NEED SOMEONE TO TELL HIM TO COPY OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK.)
    Assuming you feel qualified to take on the challenge of generating income from blogging (and I haven’t scared you away yet), the three most important things you need to monetize your blog are traffic, traffic, and traffic.
    Multiple streams of income
    You don’t need to put all your eggs in one basket. Think multiple streams of income. On this site I actually have six different streams of income. Can you count them all? Here’s a list:
    1. Google Adsense ads (pay per click and pay per impression advertising)
    2. Donations (via PayPal or snail mail — yes, some people do mail a check)
    3. Text Link Ads (sold for a fixed amount per month)
    4. Chitika eMiniMalls ads (pay per click)
    5. Affiliate programs like Amazon and LinkShare (commission on products sold, mostly books)
    6. Advertising sold to individual advertisers (three-month campaigns or longer)
    (ALL ARE EITHER PRESENT TODAY OR IN THE WORKS)

    Perhaps the best part of generating income from blogging is the freedom it brings. I work from home and set my own hours. I write whenever I’m inspired to write (which for me is quite often). Plus I get to spend my time doing what I love most — working on personal growth and helping others do the same. There’s nothing I’d rather do than this.
    Perhaps it’s true that 99 out of 100 people can’t make a decent living from blogging yet. But maybe you’re among the 1 in 100 who can. ( OF COURSE CASEY IS THAT 1 OUT OF 100…..LOOK HOW SUCCESFUL HE IS IN REAL ESTATE)

    THIS SITE IS A MARKETING PLOY TO BUILD UP TRAFFIC FOR HIM. PERIOD. ALL OF YOU SUCKERS ARE MAKING THIS CREEP MONEY. STOP POSTING, CLICKING THROUGH.

    Only the truly stupid will continue to enable this troll/conman/loser.

  • Three hours without comment moderation approval. Those 5:55 AM wake up calls must be taking their toll. Nothing like a little nappie to clear the cobwebs from 9 solid hours of virtuous subsistence. 9 whole hours. Without so much as… oh wait, with at least one break… oh wait, with a jj break and a nappie. Well at least until we get report on what happened today. According to the schedule this being 1/4th the way through week one of the December Plan we should either see at least one item completed or three items half completed. Any bets?

  • 45. Bubba_The_Enabler
    December 2nd, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    I will continue to enable.

  • I don’t think the site is a fake. I think Casey is in serious financial trouble. However, I agree with you that he’s attempting to fix his financial trouble by blogging. :)

    Hurry, Casey, hurry!

    The clock is ticking!

  • STOP POSTING, CLICKING THROUGH.

    But you can learn so much by clicking through.

    Did you know that NexTag can give you five mortgage quotes in less than a minute, but only in 49 states? (Montana residents not eligible).

  • It’s a Fake,

    Nice point dumbass. Casey should just roll over and die. Then what would you “haters” do? Maybe steal money from the Salvation Army collection bins?

    Max

  • Casey, what’s the seminar that you’re going to?

  • I just visited Steve’s site or what I could stomach of it. Steve, hire a graphic designer! What’s with the avacdo background and the cobalt blue header? Looks like you’re doing it yourself. Do your own dental work as well?

    Ironic that you would lash out at Casey when your own site is guilty of every single accusation that you just made.

    But then again we won’t be hearing from you because you’re not comming back right?

  • bookmark this just in case -

    DownTime: A Guide to Federal Incarceration

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  • No offence mate but why the hell are you f****** about on this website when you’re in that much debt. Stop pissing about with things like this, sort your life out, then come back and tell the story of how you recovered from debt.

  • 53. dumb da dum dumb
    December 2nd, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    i know this site is fake i just cant stop reading it, its really more about the comments…

    so anyway casey, i once read an article about how millionaires think, and in a nutshell…i cant remember where or the exact quote…

    “…a successful businessman doesnt care who got voted off the island last night!…”

    *****

    so anyway casey, dont you think you should be making your own juice!

    i sent this to a friend once, explained that we are not rich because we dont take $6 worth of fruit and make it into a $70 “bouquet”

    http://www.ediblearrangements.com/

    my pal emailed me back with a big LOL and said he used them for valentines day!!!

  • Hey Casey, I just sent you $10 via paypal.

    That should be enough for your wheat grass and Starbucks tomorrow.

    Good luck.

    Jim

  • 55. RICH RICH DAD
    December 2nd, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    check these webites before you spend your money on real estate

    http://www.realestatecoursereviews.com/

    http://www.johntreed.com/Reedgururating.html

  • 56. RALPH'S RICH DAD
    December 2nd, 2006 at 8:55 pm

    Ralph?? WHO? NEVER HEARD OF HIM, I’M A RICH BROKER AND PLEASE DON;T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON UNPROVEN SEMINARS, ENJOY THE FREE SEMINARS BUT LEAVE YOUR CHECKS & VISA CARDS AT HOME. TRUST ME, YOU’LL SAVE A LOT.

  • LET’S PUT ALL THE SPAMMER & JUNK WEBSITES ON THIS BLOG~ LET’S DRIVE UP THE COUNTER FOR THIS WEBSITE~
    LET’S INVITE ALL THE HACKERS~ CAN THEY MESS UP THIS WEBSITE?? LET’S SEE WHAT HACKERS CAN DO FOR THIS WEBSITE~

  • Ralph,

    Your post makes me want to ralph. Too long and too self-serving!

    Puke!!!

  • Casey,

    Wheres that 50 grand at? U need that cash bigtime, for lawyers and rims. Unless that seminar is on how to pimp your ride, you’re wasting your time. And f&#k getting up at 5:55, get up whenever you feel like it. Whatever you do, remember, workin’s for punks.

    Keep Ballin

  • LQQN. Hang tough Casey. You must give us more updates on PRLeechB**ch.

  • I should’ve added a point to my recent (tonight) long post: inasmuch as Casey is paying about $15K (maybe a couple of K less, after Angleridge, but some more because the balances on the CC, personal loans, have increased) a month, this means about $45K in direct payments were due over the past 3 months that this blog has been active.

    This means that EVEN IF Casey somehow gets the $50K he hopes to get, all it will do is RETURN HIM TO WHERE HE WAS WHEN THIS BLOG STARTED IN SEPTEMBER.

    Whew, things were bleak then. So if somehow in December this $50K materializes (never mind what strings are attached…), he is only “reset” back to where he was when some of us started following his tale.

    Unless he has reason to believe that his properties will get fixed up and repaired and RENTED when they did not get fixed up and repaired and RENTED when he was the same financial situation in SEPTEMBER that he will be in in DECEMBER (or JANUARY, more likely, even if the money arrives), then why does he think he’ll be any better off than he was in September?

    Not even counting the further declines in real estate prices, as shown by comps and by Casey’s own claim that he is dropping the price of at least one of his places by $10K per week, with no takers.

    This is not intended to be defeatist, only to make the point that the amount Casey is underwater (several hundred thousand dollars), the monthly debt service costs, point to why he has to get rid of these properties WITHOUT FURTHER DELAYS.

    Focusing on trivial stuff is the wrong approach.

    This latest series of sidetracks will, it appears, leave Casey AT BEST where he was in September. This is what $15K a month will do to the best of plans.

    Bankruptcy may not be possible, but it is just about the only possibility. Delaying things just makes the situation worse.

    –Tim

  • Can someone please explain the penalty if Casey does not pay his tax bill, the $5200 due December 10?

  • Tim, I don’t understand why you think a solution is to drop prices to a market clearing level so they will sell, when we already know that those prices are perhaps $50K-$100K below any level the bank will accept in a short sale.

    Casey does not have $100K to bring to the closing table to make a short sale work.

    Am I missing something? It seems the inevitable is foreclosure, or DIL. It seems there is no way the houses can sell traditionally.

    Perhaps the best strategy is to try DIL on all of them, but failing that, just let them foreclose.

    As to BK, he is judgment proof right now, he has nothing to take.

  • Since most people on this blog are scratching their head
    and trying to figure out how this could happen,
    I decided to post a link that goes to a story
    which describes exactly how this could happen.
    You should read the entire thing and let us all know if you think Casey was the straw buyer.

    This story paints a real picture of how it all goes down.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....M0RN81.DTL

    By the way Casey, I’d try an auction with a professional auction company.

  • Tim, more comments please! Lots of numbers and rough calculations. This is what we come here for.

    Casey, the blog is starting to get stale. It needs a new turn. How about borrowing some more money and going to Vegas, falling in love with a hooker and getting boozed up 24/7?

    Since the real estate market has made its downward trend your life could parallel the fall, the demise, and all of the drama that goes with it.

    Tim what do you think? Please limit your answer to 64,542 words or less!

  • Original post: My Goals For December by at Google Blog Search: foreclosure houses

  • 67. Sputnik_the_Cat
    December 3rd, 2006 at 2:34 am

    Thppttt! Ack!! Yawn…

    I can tell you - from my years of substantial experience - that taking naps is truly the key to success. Now that you’ve stumbled onto that little secret, nothin’ can stop you now.

    Watch our, Mr. Tatsy Mouse - successful nappin’ lazy slug of a cat comin’ to get ya!!

    S_t_C

  • 68. Sputnik_the_Cat
    December 3rd, 2006 at 2:37 am

    P.S.

    People, PEOPLE… stop sending this dipshit money! Instead, buy me some f*cking fishy treats. NOW!

    Tim: I just pooped in your shoes.

    Ack!

    S_t_C

  • “To reward myself I went to Jamba Juice for a wheat grass shot and orange/banana juice. ”

    See, this here is a large part of your problem You can’t afford crap like this. You’re about to be forced to declare bankruptcy, with 7 figure debts. You’re not entitled to a middle class lifestyle, where you can drop by Jamba Juice when you feel like, you have to earn it, by economically productive activity. Thus far your efforts at generating wealth have produced the aforementioned 7 figure debts. You need to forget about what you want, and start slavishly working a few minimum wage jobs to try and get some kind of income stream going.

    Not that it matters much anyway ..you’rere going to jail imminently. You’ve committed multiple frauds on your mortgage applications, and then had the great good sense to write about those frauds on a freely available blog. (If brains were dymanite, you couldn’t blow your nose). Check your site’s access logs…bet every one of your lenders is downloading a snapshot every day or so, for use in the forthcoming prosecutions.

  • Casey, you do realise this a****** ralph roberts is posting high paying keywords in your blog to attract visitors to his urls, right?

  • Casey, here’s another goal for December: read everything that Tim wrote above - and I mean EVERYTHING - and respond to it line by line just to prove you’ve taken it on board.

    This is the kind of sane, disinterested advice that you desperately need but which you keep ignoring because you’re still so clearly in denial.

    But Tim’s absolutely right - your overwhelming priority must be to stop haemorrhaging money and get rid of your houses as soon as you possibly can for whatever you can sell them for.

    Sure, you’ll take a huge loss, but this is unavoidable - and it’s a better outcome than taking a far bigger loss a few months down the line. Even if the market remains static, you’ll get clobbered by the interest, and waiting for it to pick up is pointless, as by the time it makes any difference your debt will have increased by so much as to more than cancel out any possible advantage.

  • 72. Yneone Is A LOOSER
    December 3rd, 2006 at 5:42 am

    “LQQN. Hang tough Casey. You must give us more updates on PRLeechB**ch”

    What is your fixation ?

  • Good morning everyone… feels GREAT to be an early riser! Thanks for your comments / advice / constructive criticism.

  • 74. Time to Get Real
    December 3rd, 2006 at 6:58 am

    Good morning everyone - just slept in ’til 9:00 here in the midwest. Have a proposal to work on today and the extra Sunday AM rest will help me be more productive in executing the detailed punchlist I put together last week.

  • Casey,

    You’ve already told us what you’re GOING to do:

    *You’re going to get a “real” real estate job
    *You’re going to fast
    *You’re going to get up earlier

    How about telling us what you ARE doing or already HAVE done? As Napoleon Hill once wrote: “Tell the world what you intend to do, but first SHOW it.”

  • let’s see. you set some unrealistic and to be quite honest ridiculous goals, get up for the 1st time at 5:55am, go for a 3 mile jog(thats it…you’re 24 years old??) and then think that deserves a reward????

    DUDE,
    I’d have a couple dozen shots a day of jamba juice. I’d have so many I’d be taking enemas of them up my butt. What you did is typical if not minimal for ALOT of folks. As many others have said….if you are typical of today’s kids….we’re all F((@#$@.

  • Well, you didn’t respond to any of the comments, particularly Tim’s excellent ones, but you got up early. Your creditors are surely giving you a gold star for today as we speak.

  • 78. Hey Buddy, Can You Spare me a Jamba?
    December 3rd, 2006 at 9:00 am

    I just want to say that ITS A FAKE is the one who is truly stupid because he (or she) can’t even spell looser correctly.

    Also, RALPH R ROBERTS, brevity, my man. Consider it.

    Let’s not forget two other common currencies around here, bb (blue balls) and bs (blue shirts, not to be confused with BS, which would be the last two posts.) Casey I raise you three jj’s, 2 bb’s, and 1 BK. Are you in? Yes? Good. Lender calls.

  • 79. Kenny "REI Wizard" Rogers
    December 3rd, 2006 at 9:13 am

    You got to know when to hold em,
    Know when to fold em. (2 months ago)
    Know when to 12 / 24 hour fast away,
    Know when to run (now would be a good time.)
    You never count your Jamba Juices
    When you’re bouncin on your blue ball
    They’ll be time enough for BK
    When this blog is done.

  • “Can someone please explain the penalty if Casey does not pay his tax bill, the $5200 due December 10?”

    First, the amount due (after 5 pm Dec 10th) then jumps by about 10%. This is clearly stated on the tax bill.

    Second, the rest of the tax is due by April 10th.

    Third, nothing much will happen unless and until a while after April 10th (some people deliberately miss the first due date and just pay everything before April, with no consequences except the 10% penalty owed on the first half).

    Fourth, eventually a series of letters threatening some kind of tax lien or even a forced “Sheriff’s auction” will go out. This may take a long time.

    Casey’s saga will likely be over long before the Sheriff is auctioning off his properties.

    (Which does not mean he doesn’t owe these taxes, and the tax division will not “forgive” owed taxes. Sometimes a repayment plan can be worked out….)

    –Tim

  • Looks like Casey went back to sleep.

  • “You’re not entitled to a middle class lifestyle, where you can drop by Jamba Juice when you feel like, you have to earn it, by economically productive activity.”

    It’s also not going to look too good when you do get investigated, as it suggests you’re more interested in treating yourself than you are in being serious about paying off your debts.

    You need to start thinking about the absolute bare minimum figure for basic survival - necessities, not luxuries. Jamba Juice is a luxury and then some.

  • 6:09?

    Hit the snooze did ya?

  • You should cut out all unnecessary expenses. This includes Jamba Juice.

    Why do you need that as a “reward” for getting up early? Shouldn’t your reward be the good feelings for becoming more disciplined?

    You probably have what is known as an “addictive personality”. You easily become addicted to stimulus that provides positive reinforcement. Every time you desire to “feel good” by rewarding yourself with a stimulus (jamba juice) is a signal that the addiction is manifesting itself.

    The most successful people in life seem to have phenomenol control over resisting impulses to engage in stimuluses that provide short-term and limited utility.

    Something to think about.

  • Since PRLinkBiz appears to be unwilling to void your contract with her, then why don’t you start collecting on your consideration in the contract? I.e., why don’t you make her pay for or actually perform the marketing efforts on all of your remaining properties? You can’t have a valid contract without each side giving up something. In your case, you gave up your possible future book/movie rights in exchange for real estate help from a supposed real estate marketing professional (very much unlike yourself). Here’s the deal, you either need to take advantage of this deal with PRLinkBiz by reaping some rewards for the contract, or start talking to a lawyer about your defense of your breach of contract based on lack of consideration from the other parties in the contract (i.e. they didn’t do anything for you, so you don’t owe them the rights to your media dollars).

  • OK - so Casey needs to net 20 K a month after living expenses in order to get out of the hole within a couple of decades. Netting 15 K is not enough - that just covers the interest on debt, it does not shrink the burden.

    So that means his pre-tax income must be around 45 K a month to cover living expenses, taxes and debt reduction.

    That’s right around half a million a year.

    For decades.

    Majority of remarkably successful and famous people cannot sustain this level - most NFL players, most Oscar winners, most Billboard Top Ten artists.

    They never reach the level of grossing half a million a year for decades.

    So how on earth could Casey? Seriously - the only way out is a major windfall. Like writing the number one nonfiction bestseller of 2007. Even writing the number five bestseller of 2007 would not be enough.

    State lottery is the only viable alternative I see. And it ain’t that viable.

  • SHOUT OUT TO RALPH C ROBERTS

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Casey, I hope you are doing something more productive than drinking Jamba Juice today. Something that involves a bucket of soap and water and YES, a toliet brush !

  • 88. Sputnik_the_Cat
    December 3rd, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    Wow. Ralph Roberts is an a****** .

    Gonna have to poop in his shoes, too.

    AAaAAAAACK!!!

    S_t_C

  • Ahem, Tim.

    Go look at the stevepavlina.com site. He claims he’s making $1000 per day. That’s what Casey is really aiming for. I guesstimate that Casey’s making around $2K per month now.

    Steve’s traffic stalled out a couple of times, but each time he found a way to shift into a new realm, I imagine by buying or selling link ads.

    Sure, it likely is a pyramid scheme to some degree but who knows how long it will last? If Casey can clear $300K for a year (I don’t think he can draw out this particular drama that long), he’s a long way to fixing his RE problems.

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  • I really am starting to side with the others here. For me it’s not the Jamba Juice comments as much as it is the “I had to read a book to figure out how to get up in the morning.”

    Although, only a guy your age from the West Coast could be so stupid and lazy that he couldn’t figure out the key to getting up in the morning was setting your alarm and having enough pressure to survive as your incentive.

    Casey, when I was a couple of years younger than you (though I’m still fairly young at 33) I hit a rut like you can’t believe (albeit my credit is intact and I owe less than $1,000 on credit cards with 0% APR). I was, productively speaking, at an all time low. What it took was having a job in the city which made me drag my a** out of bed at 5 in the morning for $20,000 a year. Now doing that for a year or two will make man do ALL kinds of things to further his position in life. Sounds like you’ve given up. You need to put your life in perspectve, start to earn money like a man and stop pretending that all of this isn’t real.

  • Hello Casey,

    You could clear that debt in a year with ease via email marketing. You should look into it. Youre already a criminal, make the best of it, start spamming.

    Tim

  • * still facing foreclosure on 4 houses… * well over $150K of unsecured debt… * decision to file bankruptcy or not to file bankruptcy… * uncertain job situation… utah mortgage issues… * lack of discipline and lack of progress on December goals… * being too distracted to do any more real estate deals… * serious marriage issues… * oh and on top of all that my laptop died! So I kind of hid from the world for a couple of days. No cell phone, no email, no blogging, no comments.

  • waiting for me:…* still facing foreclosure on 4 houses…* well over $150K of unsecured debt…* decision to file bankruptcy or not to file bankruptcy…* uncertain job situation… utah mortgage issues…* lack of discipline and lack of progress on December goals…* being too distracted to do any more real estate deals…* serious marriage issues…* oh and on top of all that my laptop died!So I kind of hid from the world for a couple of days. No cell phone, no email, no blogging, no comments.