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Old 06-06-2018, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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lol that's it? That's pretty cheap.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:09 PM
 
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Good luck getting an outhouse in California for $500k.

https://www.cnn.com/2015/11/06/us/mi...ack/index.html
Found plenty of nice homes in Carlsbad for 700-850K. Thatís the range weíre looking at.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:55 PM
 
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I'm still shocked people are willing to pay that much for a house in a place with temps in the teens and snow. There are so many other cities with better weather, better paying jobs, and a lower COL. Are mountains really worth it?
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I'm still shocked people are willing to pay that much for a house in a place with temps in the teens and snow. There are so many other cities with better weather, better paying jobs, and a lower COL. Are mountains really worth it?
Part of Denver's problem is wealthy professionals are moving from LA, NY, Boston and SF to Denver and they might think 540k for a home is a bargain. Hopefully Nashville does not become the next Denver. Austin and Denver are growing faster than us I believe thou.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:04 AM
 
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Part of Denver's problem is wealthy professionals are moving from LA, NY, Boston and SF to Denver and they might think 540k for a home is a bargain. Hopefully Nashville does not become the next Denver. Austin and Denver are growing faster than us I believe thou.
I believe you're right.

I live in Denver now and once lived in Austin (among many other places). I love Austin and miss it badly: the weather, the food, the music...
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I believe you're right.

I live in Denver now and once lived in Austin (among many other places). I love Austin and miss it badly: the weather, the food, the music...
Never been to Austin I heard the women are hot and friendly in Austin so that is a good thing but the weather would wear me out. I like hot but thats a new level of heat even coming from Nashville. I almost moved to Denver but I did not get a good feel for it. I liked it but I didn't feel comfortable in Denver for some reason. I liked it but the city did not suit my personality. I actually liked Boulder more.
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:38 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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..trashtabula
Ashtabula County has lost jobs for decades, it isn't close enough to Cleveland metro area to see in-migration of population or jobs
Yup, yet the property taxes continue to rise, without the incomes to support it.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Found plenty of nice homes in Carlsbad for 700-850K. That’s the range we’re looking at.
Agree. I was in Carlsbad in January and saw this.

The question is have you factored in the higher income taxes and property taxes enough to offset? In Denver you’ll pay about $4200 a year in taxes on at $750K house. Same house in Carlsbad will cost you $8100 a year.

If you make between $52K and $260K a year, California is going to take 9.3% of it. Colorado will take 4.63%.

If you drive much, Carlsbad is currently about $3.60 a gallon. Denver is $1 cheaper.

Sales tax rate in Carlsbad is 7.75% compared to Denver at 7.65% so no real savings there.

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Old 06-07-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Agree. I was in Carlsbad in January and saw this.

The question is have you factored in the higher income taxes and property taxes enough to offset? In Denver youíll pay about $4200 a year in taxes on at $750K house. Same house in Carlsbad will cost you $8100 a year.

If you make between $52K and $260K a year, California is going to take 9.3% of it. Colorado will take 4.63%.

If you drive much, Carlsbad is currently about $3.60 a gallon. Denver is $1 cheaper.

Sales tax rate in Carlsbad is 7.75% compared to Denver at 7.65% so no real savings there.
Donít forget the 50% higher cost of electricity, the high cost of water (although you can only use 55 gallons a day), and the soon to come cost of free health care for illegal aliens.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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I'm still shocked people are willing to pay that much for a house in a place with temps in the teens and snow. There are so many other cities with better weather, better paying jobs, and a lower COL. Are mountains really worth it?
Temps in the teens? Only very occasionally compared to many places in the Northeast or Midwest.
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