Zelda Krup 
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Re: “UPDATED: The city has been billed nearly $600,000 for the Straub investigation and lawsuit

This is just for billable hours so far. It doesn't include more billable hours as the cases continue, court costs and what the eventual settlements might be, or jury award $$$ if the city loses the cases.

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 08/04/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Spokane Valley City Council is finally whole again

Lightfoot Militia sympathizer?

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 07/28/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Touring an indoor weed farm with Spokane Valley City Council

"He says he has a strong suspicion that operations like this must have been around before it was legal. " Tell me about it. He was running the operation out of his house for years.

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 07/11/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Harbingers of Boom

Another obvious question not asked by The Inlander's is how many of the houses sold are owner-occupied? My gut instinct is that a lot of them wind up as rentals for people who have decided to get into the income-property business. There are plenty of hotel ballroom seminar scams that seduce gullible people into thinking they can make a mint as landlords.

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 04/26/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Harbingers of Boom

Chinese flight capital has been coming into the West Coast for the past few years. They are buying up properties initially using their real names and then within weeks changing that to an LLC. Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah are saturated with it so the Chinese are going further inland. This is not xenophobia -- it's a real dispassionate statement of facts. Seattle and its environs have finite supply and exponential demand. Not the case with Spokane, but flight capital is having an effect here that has gone unnoticed -- or at least hasn't been written about.

This article is incomplete and not particularly informative because it lacks the most valuable information of all -- who the people are who are "snapping up" these houses, where are they from and why are they so compelled to buy *right now*. What kinds of terms are sellers and lenders offering? Realtors help to whip up the frenzy so it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Ms. Borghorst is playing games in expressing her worry and hand-wringing. There are still plenty of sources around for crappy loan products and financing arrangements. And don't think that real estate agents don't know about them. Loans still are being securitized. Zero-down VA loans are advertised relentlessly on TV.

Best to remember the axiom that trees don't grow to the sky.

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 04/26/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “The many times someone has claimed the Ridpath mess has nearly been solved

Whenever you hear the words "Reno" and "LLC", make sure you've still got your wallet and RUN!

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 01/21/2016 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Spokane's Sheriff Ozzie on how he'd handle an Oregon militia-style event (and his clash with Rep. Shea)

Matt Shea is certifiable. When gun-rights activists speak of the need for better access to mental health treatment, I hope they realize that Shea should be one of the beneficiaries.

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Posted by Zelda Krup on 01/06/2016 at 3:03 PM

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