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Old 12-11-2006, 11:42 AM
 
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Question Want to move to California...

I am a 18 year old living in New York that after graduation wants to move to to California. I only make $840/mo what do you suggest?
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:52 AM
 
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Stay where you are california is much more exspensive than even NY. I made 36k a year and had to move. Average rent on a small studio apt. is $1000. Most people cannot afford to buy a home there now. In the last five to seven years it's become too gentrified.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Pāhoa, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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I am a 18 year old living in New York that after graduation wants to move to to California. I only make $840/mo what do you suggest?
Find a better-paying job and get some roommates.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:00 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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I am a 18 year old living in New York that after graduation wants to move to to California. I only make $840/mo what do you suggest?


That comes out to $10080 a year! You wont make it anywhere in CA with less than $50k a year. I assume you have a part time minimum wage job to pay your college tuition. Finish college first and find a high paying job. You may have to consider Texas instead if you want to enjoy homeownership and not rent a studio for life in CA.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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I moved to CA with nothing, had a minimum wage job, rented a room for 300/mo

It can be done.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:28 PM
 
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You would have to get a roomate or two, but you can do it.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:40 AM
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Location: OH>NY>SoCal
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I am a 18 year old living in New York that after graduation wants to move to to California. I only make $840/mo what do you suggest?

Where in NY do you live?
NYC?
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I am a 18 year old living in New York that after graduation wants to move to to California. I only make $840/mo what do you suggest?
Hopefully you'll be making a better salary once you graduate... what are you planning to do for a living? On $840/mo it would be very difficult to survive here, even with a roommate. Though it also depends on where in CA you want to live, since obviously the metro areas (SF, LA, San Diego) are more expensive. Might be possible in a very small town or rural area, but that won't be the "California dream" you probably imagine. Sorry to be a downer, but that's the unfortunate reality in most of this state! Heck, I live in the ghetto and still pay $900/mo for my apartment...
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thumbs up Sassberto, I salute you!

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I moved to CA with nothing, had a minimum wage job, rented a room for 300/mo

It can be done.
You did this with NO family or friends living here already, and no job already lined up before you moved? Wow, I don't think I could ever do that, no matter how much I wanted to live somewhere else!
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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You did this with NO family or friends living here already, and no job already lined up before you moved? Wow, I don't think I could ever do that, no matter how much I wanted to live somewhere else!
yep. I had nothing. no car, no money, no nothing.
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