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Old 02-05-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I was curious, I moved here in 2010 into a 1bedroom apt in Littleton. 1995 complex, decent area but nothing fancy.

800sq-ft 1 bed I was paying $800/month in 2010.

It turns out that exact same unit is available right now, it's going for $1550/month.

That's just insane, how can any people not making really good money even afford to live here? That's just in Littleton I imagine downtown and trendy areas are even worse.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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That's weird. My downtown apartment saw an increase of 1% YoY. They just posted the lease renewal rate.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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Nobody's opinion matters more than anyone else's, I was just stating mine. The "native" reference was just to emphasize I've been in the state long enough to have formed my opinion over the years.

I don't hate Denver, it's just not for me. It obviously is for a lot of people since so many live there and continue to move there. Denver metro is just that blob of city that I don't have much use for. I happen to really like Colorado Springs, that's why I live here. A lot of people don't like Colorado Springs. I happen to really like the rural parts of the state because until I moved to Colorado Springs that's the type of place I came from.

The only reason I get peeved when people say "I love Denver" when I tell them I'm from Colorado is because more than once when I explained I don't live in Denver I've gotten a reply along the lines of, "I thought you said you live in Colorado." Obviously it's ignorance on their part but it's happened a few times and it rubs me wrong.

I will simply be more careful in stating my opinions in the Denver thread in the future. Denverites seem to get defensive about their city, as they rightly should. Pride in community is a good thing and I know I defend Colorado Springs against the many who rag on it.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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I was curious, I moved here in 2010 into a 1bedroom apt in Littleton. 1995 complex, decent area but nothing fancy.

800sq-ft 1 bed I was paying $800/month in 2010.

It turns out that exact same unit is available right now, it's going for $1550/month.

That's just insane, how can any people not making really good money even afford to live here? That's just in Littleton I imagine downtown and trendy areas are even worse.
That's insane. My 700 sqft 1bd downtown Denver goes for just 1.4k.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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The only reason I get peeved when people say "I love Denver" when I tell them I'm from Colorado is because more than once when I explained I don't live in Denver I've gotten a reply along the lines of, "I thought you said you live in Colorado." Obviously it's ignorance on their part but it's happened a few times and it rubs me wrong.
Reminds me of the time I went to Scotland for the first time. I told them I was from the U.S. and they asked me if I was from California, Texas, or New York. I then told them Colorado, and many of them then asked me "where's that?". It was annoying at first having to tell 15 people the same thing in a country that I assumed knew the U.S. pretty well, but all I could do was laugh about it and tell them that it's one of the other 47 states.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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^ Okay, good perspective on the subject. Similarly, when I was in Denmark a fellow asked me where I'm from. I said "the States" and he told me that was obvious, but asked which one. When I told him Colorado he looked thoughtful for a moment and said "So you're one of those hillbillies." I was living in a rural mountain town at the time and was heading home for a pig roast/kegger/wedding reception and realized that I couldn't really argue his statement. On the same trip I pulled up an online picture of the town I lived in to show a curious Dane where I lived. She took a look and said "it looks like Stephen King-ville."

Rock on Denver. You're not my cup of tea but I'll grit my teeth in the future and just be glad people love at least a part of my home state.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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^ Okay, good perspective on the subject. Similarly, when I was in Denmark a fellow asked me where I'm from. I said "the States" and he told me that was obvious, but asked which one. When I told him Colorado he looked thoughtful for a moment and said "So you're one of those hillbillies." I was living in a rural mountain town at the time and was heading home for a pig roast/kegger/wedding reception and realized that I couldn't really argue his statement. On the same trip I pulled up an online picture of the town I lived in to show a curious Dane where I lived. She took a look and said "it looks like Stephen King-ville."

Rock on Denver. You're not my cup of tea but I'll grit my teeth in the future and just be glad people love at least a part of my home state.
That's hilarious. At least the people in Denmark knew something about Colorado.

BTW There's nothing wrong with being a hillbilly!
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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When I signed a second lease in the apartment complex I'm in off of I25 and 120th Avenue back in September my rent went up 10% year over year to $1200 a month. Its a one bedroom hole in the wall.

I've lived in many parts of the country, east coast, midwest, the south and the west and I've never had my rent go up more than 4 or 5 percent year over year.

I like Colorado because of the weather and because I can go places I've never been to when I take vacation. But I'll probably be putting in for a transfer out of here in late spring or early summer. Denver area housing market is going up at an unsustainable rate and is a bubble that will burst within 5 years (IMO).
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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When I signed a second lease in the apartment complex I'm in off of I25 and 120th Avenue back in September my rent went up 10% year over year to $1200 a month. Its a one bedroom hole in the wall.

I've lived in many parts of the country, east coast, midwest, the south and the west and I've never had my rent go up more than 4 or 5 percent year over year.

I like Colorado because of the weather and because I can go places I've never been to when I take vacation. But I'll probably be putting in for a transfer out of here in late spring or early summer. Denver area housing market is going up at an unsustainable rate and is a bubble that will burst within 5 years (IMO).
It's not just apartments increasing rents, but also houses. I could list my current place for close to 50% more than I paid 2 years ago. Just as high as the increase in the late 90's, when I bought a house in Bailey in 96' and sold it 4 yrs later for 75k more.

When my current residence shows a 100% increase (probably about 3 more years), then it's Durango time or Toronto!
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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When my current residence shows a 100% increase (probably about 3 more years), then it's Durango time or Toronto!
I realize many young folks are moving to the Denver metro area. But everyone I talk to who is middle aged or older is telling me that they can't imagine spending their retirement years here.
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