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Old 09-20-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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yes we certainly don't want to live in a desert that I see a lot. especially where there is a lot of work and nice and quiet living. But a street where the houses are opposite you just a street where it lives and children are outside and where there are shops in the area .... mr5150. may I ask which area you live in California. How high is the property there . what is the minimum wage in California . And there is plenty for boys to do there
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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Nmnita yes those places what you list. I think is a property of $ 5000 and more on a house of at least $ 200.00. or is it income dependent the property tax have also heard that car ownership is expensive insurance and Personal property on a 3 year old car

the San Diego and surrounding areas, Sac, all of the bay area, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas, the coast of Ca from Marin county down to San Diego, all have decent starting home prices above $200,0
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:07 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I think is a property of $ 5000 and more on a house of at least $ 200.00. or is it income dependent the property tax have also heard that car ownership is expensive insurance and Personal property on a 3 year old car
David gave you a link upthread to homes in your price range. The biggest issue in all of those areas is finding a job that is within a commutable distance. And CA has Prop 13, so property taxes on a $200 K home will run you around $2,000 per year minimum. And yes, auto registration and insurance are higher than in many other states.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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Imperial County.
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:09 AM
 
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Rosamond, CA and Yucca Valley, CA.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Coastal San Diego
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This house may fill the bill. It's less than 2 hours from a nice beach.

https://www.sdlookup.com/MLS-1900303...rings-CA-92004
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The mountain communities of the San Bernardino Mountains still has some nice homes to be had for under $200K. You’ll have to deal with some snow (it varies year to year), you’ll most likely will have to commute off the hill to Riverside or San Bernardino for work (most do), but in 1.5-2.5 hours (non rush hour) you can be to most places in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

We have a place up there (we’re actually heading up there now, once my wife finishes getting ready, lol) and I could easily live there full time because you’re still so close to everything Southern California has to offer. Not only that, you’re just a short 20-30 minute drive off the hill during winter if you want some warmth. I see my neighbor up there every weekend during the winter throw his golf clubs in his trunk while wearing shorts, often when it’s freezing and/or snowing out, to go play golf off the hill where it’ll be in the 60-70’s+.

Good luck with your search. If you’re willing to make some concessions you can do it with a housing budget of $200K. Oh yeah, I have no idea what a previous poster was talking about in regards to paying more here in property tax than he would for something similar in another state, nothing could be further from the truth. Like a different poster mentioned it’s 1% of your purchase price, plus any bonds, and it can only go up a max of 2% a year. A good rule of thumb, and we have places in two different counties to back this up, is that your property tax will be +/- 1.25%. This can change greatly in newly built neighborhoods with mella roos, but that won’t be applying to you. If it seems high now, it certainly won’t in 5-10-20+ years. Once again, good luck.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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Yes thanks this is the house what we want. delve into the area for a moment to see if there is enough to do. And important enough work we also do not want to drive 50 to 100 mille
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Are there any places in California where you can buy a house up to $ 200,000 and where the property tax is low? How high is the Personal property .And Untilities per month? . We would like to move to California but cannot find all the information.Who can answer these questions for us I would really appreciate it Thanks in advance Kind Regards Annet

Modesto in the Central Valley. Lots of houses in the 200K range. Utilities could be a problem as it gets really hot in the summer. And there is reportedly a major gang problem in the area. Not a lot of jobs outside of the agricultural sector.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The mountain communities of the San Bernardino Mountains still has some nice homes to be had for under $200K. You’ll have to deal with some snow (it varies year to year), you’ll most likely will have to commute off the hill to Riverside or San Bernardino for work (most do), but in 1.5-2.5 hours (non rush hour) you can be to most places in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

We have a place up there (we’re actually heading up there now, once my wife finishes getting ready, lol) and I could easily live there full time because you’re still so close to everything Southern California has to offer. Not only that, you’re just a short 20-30 minute drive off the hill during winter if you want some warmth. I see my neighbor up there every weekend during the winter throw his golf clubs in his trunk while wearing shorts, often when it’s freezing and/or snowing out, to go play golf off the hill where it’ll be in the 60-70’s+.

Good luck with your search. If you’re willing to make some concessions you can do it with a housing budget of $200K. Oh yeah, I have no idea what a previous poster was talking about in regards to paying more here in property tax than he would for something similar in another state, nothing could be further from the truth. Like a different poster mentioned it’s 1% of your purchase price, plus any bonds, and it can only go up a max of 2% a year. A good rule of thumb, and we have places in two different counties to back this up, is that your property tax will be +/- 1.25%. This can change greatly in newly built neighborhoods with mella roos, but that won’t be applying to you. If it seems high now, it certainly won’t in 5-10-20+ years. Once again, good luck.
Property taxes depend so much on Prop 13 so they could vary considerably. I will also add, you talk about homes in the San Bernardino mountains, are we talking about family type homes in populated family resident neighborhoods with lots of kids etc or are we talking mainly summer or winter vacation homes? There is a huge difference.
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