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Old 10-08-2006, 07:38 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Hello guys. I hope this helps. My friend's parents moved to Yuba city and bought a huge 3150 square foot 5/3/2 house for $499k! Its only 103 miles from San F. If $500k is too much theres plenty of 1200-1500 foot houses for around $250k! Very affordable California living and its an easy(but not always short) commute to other cities!

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Old 10-09-2006, 10:27 AM
 
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Yea and Yuba City is such a nice place to live.....
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:42 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Yea and Yuba City is such a nice place to live.....

I cant speak from experience but my friend whos parents now live in Yuba said he doesnt like that city, too small, not enough activities for a young college guy like him. Its not for everyone but if its for you, the savings are huge!


By the way, I found some cheaper(relativately speaking) areas in San Diego and they are not bad areas. I was discussing this with my friend and Scripps Ranch is a great area and houses are cheaper there. Were talking about $300 a square foot. This compared to the median per square foot cost of $400-450!
Nice almost new big houses of 3000 living square feet, 5/3/2 are going for $900k. With the house bubble deflating, I am seeing lots of nice middle class houses at the half million mark, some even at $400k. Size ranges from 1200 to almost 2000 square feet!
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:13 PM
 
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Hello guys. I hope this helps. My friend's parents moved to Yuba city and bought a huge 3150 square foot 5/3/2 house for $499k! Its only 103 miles from San F. If $500k is too much theres plenty of 1200-1500 foot houses for around $250k! Very affordable California living and its an easy(but not always short) commute to other cities!

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Who wants to commute like that everyday though....Yuba is not worth it in my opinion. I know your just trying to help though.....

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Old 10-09-2006, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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By the way, I found some cheaper(relativately speaking) areas in San Diego and they are not bad areas. I was discussing this with my friend and Scripps Ranch is a great area and houses are cheaper there. Were talking about $300 a square foot. This compared to the median per square foot cost of $400-450!
Nice almost new big houses of 3000 living square feet, 5/3/2 are going for $900k. With the house bubble deflating, I am seeing lots of nice middle class houses at the half million mark, some even at $400k. Size ranges from 1200 to almost 2000 square feet!
What specific properties are you talking about? There is nothing detached in Scripps Ranch that meets those specs that I've seen.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:23 PM
 
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Who wants to commute like that everyday though....Yuba is not worth it in my opinion.
Move to the Midwest, spend $120k, and have a 20 minute commute!



(sorry...I just love picking on Californians...)
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:27 PM
 
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Move to the Midwest, spend $120k, and have a 20 minute commute!



(sorry...I just love picking on Californians...)
lol...I left Calif for Texas......spent less than 100k and I have a 7 min commute..hubby works from home.....yea!!!

P.S. LOVE THE SCREEN NAME.....THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:45 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Who wants to commute like that everyday though....Yuba is not worth it in my opinion. I know your just trying to help though.....


If I had a 6 figure job there, it would be worth the long commute. I could get lots of house in Yuba, enjoy the high salary and enjoy all that California has to offer!


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What specific properties are you talking about? There is nothing detached in Scripps Ranch that meets those specs that I've seen.


Just search realtor dot com. Type in San Diego and youll find it. Whoa I found a 3990 square feet estate house in Area: RANCHO BERNARDO
Subdivision: 4S Ranch, Terreno. My friend who lives in SD said its a good neighboor of mostly older people but who cares, its not age restricted.
The seller wants at least $999k for it(starting offer, if no one else offers higher, its yours) This comes out to $250(rounded to nearest dollar) a square foot!(unless someone beats your offer) Very good deal for an upper middle class neighboor in expensive San Diego California!


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Move to the Midwest, spend $120k, and have a 20 minute commute!



(sorry...I just love picking on Californians...)

Thats what some people are doing. Those who have the money can get a very nice house for under a million, heck even half million in some areas. Prices have gone down, the bubble has deflated!
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Need_affordable...

PPSF goes down as property size goes up. A small house will have a higher PPSF than a large house. PPSF is best used when comparing identical properties... i.e. condos in the same building. The value of a detached house is usually in the land, not the structure. Check your tax asessment sometime - the house actually *depreciates*.

you haven't shown me the 400k detached home in Scripps Ranch. 999k isn't exactly what I'd consider affordable, at any size.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:34 PM
 
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If I had a 6 figure job there, it would be worth the long commute. I could get lots of house in Yuba, enjoy the high salary and enjoy all that California has to offer!






Just search realtor dot com. Type in San Diego and youll find it. Whoa I found a 3990 square feet estate house in Area: RANCHO BERNARDO
Subdivision: 4S Ranch, Terreno. My friend who lives in SD said its a good neighboor of mostly older people but who cares, its not age restricted.
The seller wants at least $999k for it(starting offer, if no one else offers higher, its yours) This comes out to $250(rounded to nearest dollar) a square foot!(unless someone beats your offer) Very good deal for an upper middle class neighboor in expensive San Diego California!





Thats what some people are doing. Those who have the money can get a very nice house for under a million, heck even half million in some areas. Prices have gone down, the bubble has deflated!
NAH....Lol...your so entertaining!! You act like everyone in Cali has a 6 figure job. They don't. Not by far. Even a 6 figure job doesn't get you much at present. Please do more research on California incomes.
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