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Old 07-02-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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There is always the Carrizo Plains.

 
Old 07-02-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Sad thing is the ludicrous increase in CA housing values didn't just effect Kalifornians....take a closer look at the sudden increase in housing demand in some of the other States such as NV, AZ, TX, etc. were all went up like crazy following the housing boom in CA.

I can't stand the idea of some selfish, greedy individuals who have no real consideration or desire for the American way of life to go around boost the housing prices through their sinister investment tactics to load their bags with $$.

Arnold can do all the commercials in the world but he won't be able to slow down the increase in move-outs unless he really does something with the overall RE pricing, perhaps another recession?

Good luck to all those who are still struggling in CA trying to make their interest-only payments...

~TL
 
Old 07-02-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Sad thing is the ludicrous increase in CA housing values didn't just effect Kalifornians....take a closer look at the sudden increase in housing demand in some of the other States such as NV, AZ, TX, etc. were all went up like crazy following the housing boom in CA.
You forgot about Colorado, where I moved to from California.

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I can't stand the idea of some selfish, greedy individuals who have no real consideration or desire for the American way of life to go around boost the housing prices through their sinister investment tactics to load their bags with $$.
Gee, does that mean I don't have to pay property taxes or sales taxes out here?

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Arnold can do all the commercials in the world but he won't be able to slow down the increase in move-outs unless he really does something with the overall RE pricing, perhaps another recession?
You might write him a letter requesting that he orders all single family homes in Los Angeles and Orange counties to be sold for no more than $99/sqft.
Leaving the courthouse, Hilton shouted "It's not right!", "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Newark, CA
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Default A 600K house in the Bay Area

I live in a house that the real estate agents should go for somewhere above 500K. A number of my neighbors are illegal aliens, one of the Original Gangsters of some Latino gang lives about a block and a half away.

I drive to the supermarket usually because the only one in walking distance is a closeout "welfare store." There are a couple of small grocery stores that are useless to me because I don't speak Spanish and they don't speak any language I speak. Hit and runs are kind of normal around here, as are loud noise, people being hauled out of their houses in handcuffs, etc.

My house is in an area that is very, very, very close to being a barrio. I suspect it would go for a lot less in Texas.

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Your wrong. I live in Texas in a house right at $500K and my property taxes for 2007 paid are only around $11K. A house on the tax rolls in my area at $677K is only paying $15,600 in propety taxes. Someone else could very possibly be paying more or less on the same value depending on WHERE they live as the tax rates VARY from one city to the next AND on the condition of the home. Our rates can not be jacked up to what they were going to in California pre Prop 13. There is NO way you can compare the two as the homes I just gave an example of are in a VERY exclusive gated neighborhood in a very well regarded school district. I'll take my Texas taxes anyday to have great schools, roads, parks and city services thank you very much.

If you want to compare the two REALLY then please find a house on the California tax rolls (address, value, property tax rate included) and a house on the Texas tax rolls (address, value, property tax rate included) and post them. Please include the type of neighborhood that both homes are located in. THEN you might learn a thing or two about Texas property taxes and you can maybe compare the two. Right now your not even coming close.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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I left California nine months ago and am now living in Tahlequah, OK and love it.

My history with California is this. Born in San Mateo, we moved to Shandon when I was 7, then raised in Paso Robles, when I grew up I moved to Vacaville, then San Pablo, then Berkeley, then back to Paso Robles, then to Fresno, then out of State, back to CA to San Diego.

I still love Paso Robles and area, but it is way to expensive to even own a home there. San Luis Obispo Co. is still beautiful and drivable but not affordable. I still love Berkeley, but the traffic was getting to me when I moved back in 1985. San Diego was okay but couldn't compete with S.F. Bay Area for things to do, etc. But due to traffic in San Diego I didn't go downtown very often, didn't care for Del Mar where we lived due to the lack of weather to give just a few reasons, so we moved to Valley Center, which was better, but I felt the only places to go were Julian and Escondido if I didn't want to deal with traffic.

If you don't mind city driving and expensive housing, etc. then CA is fine. But I love it here in Oklahoma because there is more wilderness, of course northern CA has wilderness. Or if you hate the cities and can afford CA then I would suggest San Luis Obispo Co or Northern CA way above S.F.

And we own our own home now along with 1/2 acre. This is what I have always dreamed. The weather is great too, at least to us. And the 3 bedroom farm house is paid for and taxes are only $600 or so a year.

I wouldn't move back to CA and don't plan on ever returning if I can help it.

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There is always the Carrizo Plains.
I lived in Creston for a number of years and loved it there. It is near Carrizo Plains. I thought it was rather pretty in Carrizo Plains but no water.

For all those Californians that move elsewhere. As I was told by someone in Oklahoma, the reason some in Oklahoma, and maybe other States, don't like Californians is because they move here due to the beauty of the area, small town atmosphere, etc. and then complain that there aren't any good restaurants and that the shopping sucks. Well, I understand completely after having moved. Now I didn't eat out much but when I did it was usually an ethic restaurant or a good one but not highly priced, and I was addicted to going to new places to shop. So when you move it will be hard on you, but I am finding that I am adjusting better than I thought in regards to these issues. There is more to life than just food and shopping. The people in Oklahoma are so friendly, and now I have some new friends that I can go places with. Once in a while you find a nice restaurant and you appreciate it so much because you find you miss them, or you find a little store that meets your needs, and then there are always catalogs. So if you move from CA. make sure you don't complain. Now I realize that other people like more culture than what I have mentioned, so I don't know what to tell you on this. Unless you live in a city you don't have plays, etc. and you certainly don't have the beach, but we have many lakes and rivers, which I have always preferred.

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Old 07-04-2007, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire
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Yes, that appears to be the problem since that generation is the one teaching our children (teachers), firemen/women, policemen/women, and many of the other professions that make our society function smoothly. I'd like to know how good teachers (for example)remain in a state that they cannot to purchase a home in? I prefer a good long-term teacher in the same school system/school over a school system/school that changes teachers every year. Yes, I know, buy a condo and then work up and when you're 50 years old and never had a kid and build a family (if you wanted one) because you were too busy making enormous payments on a condo, then you can maybe move into a single home junker because you can now semi-afford to get into more debt. Wow, what a life. Really not fair for people who want to make California their "home", not just a place to hang a picture on a wall for a few years and then leave.
Donna7,
Well said! I am a teacher from So Cal who just moved to Oregon for this exact reason being the main reason!
Many in So Cal told me to make it there, I just have to work harder and think outside of the box, maybe get 2 or 3 jobs. Then I can make it. Is this really a way to live? No! I hung a few pictures on the wall there for 3 1/2 years only to see the light and move on!
 
Old 07-04-2007, 10:13 AM
 
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Donna7,
Well said! I am a teacher from So Cal who just moved to Oregon for this exact reason being the main reason!
Many in So Cal told me to make it there, I just have to work harder and think outside of the box, maybe get 2 or 3 jobs. Then I can make it. Is this really a way to live? No! I hung a few pictures on the wall there for 3 1/2 years only to see the light and move on!

I'm really, really sorry to hear and and I totally understand that it's the reality for teachers. My two oldest sons are studying to become teachers; we live in NE OH; our situation in this state is that there are not enough teaching jobs in NE OH (not speaking for the entire state). There are teaching jobs in NC or SC (where many Ohio residents are moving to); the pay is low. Working 2 and 3 jobs (in your case) should not be the norm. When people gripe about how California's schools are not good, etc.; (I'm not saying that this is true or not true as I don't have direct experience with that - these are just things I read), they need to realize that the economy has a lot to do with it. Teachers and other professionals who do not generally make at least a six figure income cannot afford to stay somewhere to raise a family. There comes a time when a young teacher wants to start their own family (male or female), and making it as a family, being able to provide a home (house) for their family becomes impossible. I hope that you're doing well in Oregon; I wish you all the very, very best in the future. Please let us know how things are going. Happy 4th of July!
 
Old 07-08-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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Twinkle Toes,

Palm Desert is really pretty. Most people who have issues with California live in Los Angeles or one of the big cities. I think the desert is gorgeous. I'm glad you're back and happy.

Artie
Jobs availabilty ? Are you a bartender or a card dealer in one of those Casinos ?
 
Old 07-09-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: livin hi in no az
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Talking property taxes in texas

well folks, born and raised in so cal. own a home in san bernardino mountains. i've been looking to relocate for about a year and a half. been to ft collins/windsor area of co., then to boise id, then to prescott az.
property taxes are a concern, since i read texas has no limit? thats not good. az prop taxes will be adjusted soon, as in prescott they haven't been adjusted for 2 years, boise seems nice, windsor seems nice. any suggestions on where to start the relocation , looking, process?
thanx!!
 
Old 07-09-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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any suggestions on where to start the relocation , looking, process?
thanx!!
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