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Old 10-31-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Well, I was a ft stay at home mom in a 2000 sq ft house, and it was a lot of work.
You could do what I did when I was a bachelor: Lower your standards. For example, I didn't need to clean up crumbs, the ants cleaned them up for me.

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Old 10-31-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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You could do what I did when I was a bachelor: Lower your standards. For example, I didn't need to clean up crumbs, than ants cleaned them up for me.
Oh, Charles, your poor wife!
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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Now dontcha be picking on a good guy like Charles!

I've been to his home, its big, beautiful and spotless, plus his wife looked like quite the pampered lady. <--- Charles' Wife!

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Old 10-31-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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I can't wait to come visit and see these areas in person. I do agree about renting for a year before moving in to a new home. Right now I rent a 750 sq. ft apartment in Costa Mesa, CA for $1300 a month! Renting in CO should be a big relief.
JUST to compare how different things are here vs there, these are SFH rents in COL SPGS, in D20, a great school district.
- A 3BR/3BA/2Car/2700SqFt home for $1350/month: Rentals - Colorado Springs, CO, 80920 - Realtor.com (http://tinyurl.com/2spjr4 - broken link)
- A 4BR/3BA/2Car/2400SqFt home for $1250/month: Rentals - Colorado Springs, CO, 80920 - Realtor.com (http://tinyurl.com/2k46lk - broken link)

s/Mike
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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Now dontcha be picking on a good guy like Charles!

I've been to his home, its big, beautiful and spotless, plus his wife looked like quite the pampered lady. <--- Charles' Wife!
Mike, in all fairness, I think he asked for it.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Here is another home that might be interesting. The only problem is that it backs to (is above) a busy road. It is well above the road, but its Founders Pkwy, a major arterial. But the views would be spectacular. I believe this is in Metzler Ranch. Actually this area is good because it has about the lowest property taxes I've seen in Castle Rock.

Its is an extremely convienient location, in terms of access to stores, travel ... and there is a brand new charter school 3-4 blocks away. Its also close to a nice park, inline skating park and skateboard park ... and most of the newer stores in town.

Single Family Home - 4537 LAZY K DR, CASTLE ROCK, CO, 80104 - Realtor.com
Wow that house is great! That's exactly what I want, newer home with land and great CO views.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Glad you like it. If your not averse to being located high above a busy road, the views are seriously good there ... and the property taxes are only 7.24% . Compare that to other areas with property taxes at high as 11.8% . You would enjoy some amazing colorado sunsets from that house. BTW, our sunsets here are amazing ...
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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You know what's strange to me? As I look at these houses on realtor.com and ziprealty.com I've noticed the homes in CO don't have very much fencing in their yards. It's odd how low the fences are compared to CA. There's no way walking down the street you'd be able to see in someone's yard here. The cement walls surrounding our back yards are 10 feet high.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:54 PM
 
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You know what's strange to me? As I look at these houses on realtor.com and ziprealty.com I've noticed the homes in CO don't have very much fencing in their yards. It's odd how low the fences are compared to CA. There's no way walking down the street you'd be able to see in someone's yard here. The cement walls surrounding our back yards are 10 feet high.
It depends on the neighborhood. We have 6' tall fences and huge yards in our neighborhood, but the same builder has a development on the other side of the highway where they used low, picket-style fencing around tiny yards.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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A lot of the developments have HOA rules governing the fence style allowed. Usually its only one height and style. Sometimes there is a second split rail type allowed if you back to "open space". I know highlands ranch had 5' and 6' fences but my current development only has 5' fences. I wish they were higher, because 5' is kind of dumb, because most people are tall enough to just look over them. They also require you to use a certain shade of stain ... bottom line, read the HOA rules in detail BEFORE you buy a house with an HOA. If you can't do all that you want to do, then look elsewhere.
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