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How absurd is a $3mm house for a family making $800-900k?

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Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
If that's what it takes to have a place to give you a good l...
Juris Cockter
  03/20/17
If that's split between husband and wife, then you should bu...
Juris Cockter
  03/20/17
assume the wife brings in $250k of that, and has no intentio...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
$2mil max. Slightly under $2mil if you have high HOA fees.
Juris Cockter
  03/20/17
lol at living in a $3M house and sending kids to public scho...
.,,,.,,,.,::,..::,,...,:,..,:,,..:.,:.::,.
  03/20/17
98% of people in the Bay Area in $3M houses send their kids ...
Jim_Kelly
  03/20/17
the world would be better off if a massive earthquake took o...
.,,,.,,,.,::,..::,,...,:,..,:,,..:.,:.::,.
  03/20/17
let's save Jim_Kelly tp though
Toro X
  03/20/17
wtf
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
? he's a good bro. let's save him if a massive earthquak...
Toro X
  03/20/17
I think Non sequitur wants to come. We're SV Costco quinoa ...
Jim_Kelly
  03/20/17
oh, yeah, of course he can.
Toro X
  03/20/17
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Non sequitur
  03/20/17
ty. Just give me a heads-up and I'll start driving east.
Jim_Kelly
  03/20/17
yea he's ok. I'll give him a heads up if I decide to unleas...
.,,,.,,,.,::,..::,,...,:,..,:,,..:.,:.::,.
  03/20/17
My parents bought in the Bay Area in the 1980s...their house...
'"""""
  03/20/17
lol at having enough money to send kids to private schools w...
sealclubber
  03/20/17
I don't think that's absurd at all so long as there's some e...
Toro X
  03/20/17
yeah, assuming $750k is probably the absolute bottom for the...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
even if you/one of you gets laid off?
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
Only the wife can get laid off, but she is in an industry an...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
what do u do that has so much job security, and are u hiring...
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
The husband is a law partner and the firm is holding off on ...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
sounds like things are going great and job security is guarn...
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
The law firm hardly ever hires unless someone leaves, and no...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
if they didnt lay off in 01 or 09 then you're probably fine
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
yeah, none. And in any instance, the guy in the hypo runs t...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
then it's fine, though ask yourself whether you can do almos...
Toro X
  03/20/17
amazingly, you really can't. Would involve either a much sm...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
Oh wait, are you in SF?
Toro X
  03/20/17
the hypo is
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
lol, godspeed
Toro X
  03/20/17
Not.
Jim_Kelly
  03/20/17
not
Duxyay!
  03/20/17
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LongTimeLurker1stTimePoaster
  03/20/17
(humblebragger
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
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LongTimeLurker1stTimePoaster
  03/20/17
eh u didnt really have to deltee i was just giving u shit
Non sequitur
  03/20/17
That's probably conservative.
,.,.,.,..,.,.,:,,:,..,:::,.,,.,:.,,.:.,:.,:.::,.
  03/20/17
No way you earn that much
Jewish man exploiting people for financial gain
  03/20/17
not me, its a hypo
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
depends how much ur mortgage is
Fratty
  03/20/17
Why not just save money and buy all cash? Sellers will be wi...
Jewish man exploiting people for financial gain
  03/20/17
Why do you not mention networth? Sounds like this is totally...
Cow goes Moo
  03/20/17
Assume the folks have about $1.2mm in the various markets/ca...
Alpha Dog
  03/20/17
Easily affordable. Mortgage and taxes will be roughly $15...
nutella
  03/20/17
"Affordable" but utterly retarded. also both th...
'"""""
  03/20/17
Cr. OP should move to a place like Redding and buy that same...
,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.
  03/20/17
Seems absurd to me. To put into context, my uncle is inde...
'"""""
  03/20/17
hypo guy should be renting until he starts making real money
50ft Coulter Building Wall & Making Mexico Pay
  03/20/17
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cool hipster-themed fast-casual restaurant
  03/20/17
Should be easily affordable. Would you tell a family making...
twentynine
  03/21/17
well, if you look at it that way....then again, I'm not sure...
Alpha Dog
  03/21/17
Keep in mind that income of $700-800k with a $3M house has a...
Toro X
  03/21/17


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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:51 PM
Author: Alpha Dog



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874828)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:53 PM
Author: Juris Cockter

If that's what it takes to have a place to give you a good lifestyle in the city you live in, then it is likely worth it -- especially if it has good schools.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874836)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:55 PM
Author: Juris Cockter

If that's split between husband and wife, then you should buy based on assumption wife will not be working in 5 years.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874860)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:56 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

assume the wife brings in $250k of that, and has no intention of not working.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874872)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:00 PM
Author: Juris Cockter

$2mil max. Slightly under $2mil if you have high HOA fees.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874901)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:06 PM
Author: .,,,.,,,.,::,..::,,...,:,..,:,,..:.,:.::,.


lol at living in a $3M house and sending kids to public school

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874941)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:15 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

98% of people in the Bay Area in $3M houses send their kids to public school.

There are some good Catholic schools if that appeals, but it's not like you'll be buying a $1M house then. The privates are $45k (just checked CSUS) and your kid will be the poorest one there as the child of a lolfirm partner.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875004)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:33 PM
Author: .,,,.,,,.,::,..::,,...,:,..,:,,..:.,:.::,.


the world would be better off if a massive earthquake took out everyone in that hellhole

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875113)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:35 PM
Author: Toro X

let's save Jim_Kelly tp though

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875129)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:35 PM
Author: Non sequitur

wtf

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875131)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:37 PM
Author: Toro X

?

he's a good bro. let's save him if a massive earthquake hits the bay area

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875143)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:40 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

I think Non sequitur wants to come. We're SV Costco quinoa salad buddies.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875166)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:42 PM
Author: Toro X

oh, yeah, of course he can.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875183)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:42 PM
Author: Non sequitur



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875188)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:37 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

ty. Just give me a heads-up and I'll start driving east.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875140)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:43 PM
Author: .,,,.,,,.,::,..::,,...,:,..,:,,..:.,:.::,.


yea he's ok. I'll give him a heads up if I decide to unleash my pumo powers

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875203)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 6:58 PM
Author: '"""""


My parents bought in the Bay Area in the 1980s...their house is now worth like 1.5 million despite having bought it for 200k. Obviously no mortgage.

LOL @ youngs buying property in the Bay Area.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32876136)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:31 PM
Author: sealclubber

lol at having enough money to send kids to private schools when you make 800k and live in a 3m house

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875106)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:54 PM
Author: Toro X

I don't think that's absurd at all so long as there's some expectation of consistency w/r/t that income.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874850)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:56 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

yeah, assuming $750k is probably the absolute bottom for the foreseeable future.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874862)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:56 PM
Author: Non sequitur

even if you/one of you gets laid off?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874866)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:58 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

Only the wife can get laid off, but she is in an industry and has a skill set where the likelihood is that she would have a job very quickly unless the world changes a lot.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874882)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:58 PM
Author: Non sequitur

what do u do that has so much job security, and are u hiring?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874886)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:04 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

The husband is a law partner and the firm is holding off on more hiring.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874929)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:05 PM
Author: Non sequitur

sounds like things are going great and job security is guarnateed when a hiring freeze is going on at his workplace during a time that SF rents/mortgage prices are dipping and the tech industry is going to hit a recession in the next 12-18 months

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874936)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:10 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

The law firm hardly ever hires unless someone leaves, and no one has left lately. That's why it is has been stable for 40+ years.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874971)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:14 PM
Author: Non sequitur

if they didnt lay off in 01 or 09 then you're probably fine

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874997)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:27 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

yeah, none. And in any instance, the guy in the hypo runs the firm. He doesn't get laid off, he does the laying off. He might have a few bad years relatively of like $500k in profits, but no one is firing him....the firm would have to go under.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875081)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:57 PM
Author: Toro X

then it's fine, though ask yourself whether you can do almost as well at $2M

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874878)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:59 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

amazingly, you really can't. Would involve either a much smaller place or living in a suburb type place.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874892)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:01 PM
Author: Toro X

Oh wait, are you in SF?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874907)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:03 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

the hypo is

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874916)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:04 PM
Author: Toro X

lol, godspeed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874928)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:55 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

Not.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874854)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 3:55 PM
Author: Duxyay!

not

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874859)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:05 PM
Author: LongTimeLurker1stTimePoaster




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874934)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:06 PM
Author: Non sequitur

(humblebragger

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874940)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:07 PM
Author: LongTimeLurker1stTimePoaster




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874955)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:16 PM
Author: Non sequitur

eh u didnt really have to deltee i was just giving u shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875007)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:09 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,..,.,.,:,,:,..,:::,.,,.,:.,,.:.,:.,:.::,.


That's probably conservative.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874963)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:12 PM
Author: Jewish man exploiting people for financial gain

No way you earn that much

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874986)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:28 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

not me, its a hypo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875087)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:14 PM
Author: Fratty

depends how much ur mortgage is

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32874996)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:16 PM
Author: Jewish man exploiting people for financial gain

Why not just save money and buy all cash? Sellers will be willing to lower their prices if you buy all cash. Also, look for FOR foreclosures. It makes no sense to take out a mortgage when you can be paying a house all cash. Can't you save?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875009)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:39 PM
Author: Cow goes Moo

Why do you not mention networth? Sounds like this is totally made-up with no effort put in to consider a realistic scenerio or the couple you are talking about are horrifically irresponsible. Spending $3M+ on a house w/ NI of $800k when you have zero savings vs. when you have $4M saved up and invested in a diversified portfolio makes a big difference.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875155)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 4:58 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

Assume the folks have about $1.2mm in the various markets/cash and another $600k in investment property equity, and then like $900k of home equity (ie: loan of $2.1mm on this $3mm home).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875328)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 5:55 PM
Author: nutella

Easily affordable.

Mortgage and taxes will be roughly $15k/month. Just keep 6 months (12 to be ultra conservative) of living expenses in cash. It would suck to dip into investments if you lose your job during a recession and your investments are also down 20%.

I'd personally put more money down though and only have $1.5m or less mortgage. If his wife is bringing in$250k and he is bringing in $500k+/year, it's highly unlikely they dip below $500k in combined income but one never knows and I wouldn't be comfortable shelling out $15k/mo on housing on a $500k combined income. It's doable but hard to save.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32875752)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 7:01 PM
Author: '"""""


"Affordable" but utterly retarded.

also both the housing and stock markets likely won't be as good in our lifetime as it was for the boomers. LOL @ paying 3 mill for some shitshack when you make 800k.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32876155)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 8:11 PM
Author: ,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


Cr. OP should move to a place like Redding and buy that same house for $300k

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32876707)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 6:57 PM
Author: '"""""


Seems absurd to me.

To put into context, my uncle is independently wealthy and has 100 million net worth and lives in a 3-4 million house.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32876130)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 6:59 PM
Author: 50ft Coulter Building Wall & Making Mexico Pay

hypo guy should be renting until he starts making real money

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32876143)



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Date: March 20th, 2017 7:27 PM
Author: cool hipster-themed fast-casual restaurant (dj trump on the 1s & 2s, easy d on the mic)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32876347)



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Date: March 21st, 2017 12:03 AM
Author: twentynine (neither mute nor ful of bable)

Should be easily affordable. Would you tell a family making $90K that they shouldn't buy a $300k house?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32878491)



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Date: March 21st, 2017 4:48 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

well, if you look at it that way....then again, I'm not sure what I would tell a family that made $80k or $70k....

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32882800)



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Date: March 21st, 2017 4:54 PM
Author: Toro X

Keep in mind that income of $700-800k with a $3M house has a lot more discretionary income than $70-80k with a $300k house. There's only so much one will spend on food, nursery school, a car, etc.

Having said that, the house is a lot to carry, so concessions have to be made, and spending in other areas will have to be a bit less crazy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3558972&forum_id=2#32882849)