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Old 04-10-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: CA
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Plenty of $1000 a month tweeker places that used to be chain motels/hotels now they rent by the night or week. They obviously make more than me!

Why has the affordable but safe mobile home park option disappeared? I'm being offered crap wages that are nowhere near 2.5 times rent.

Even roomies are out of this budget and I've heard nightmare stories.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:25 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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Man i feel for you, honestly i do; America is not an easy place to make it. My advice would be to educate yourself via college. It is no guarantee of a high paying job, but it definitely increases your odds. If college isn't your thing that's fine, do trade school. Electrician, plumber, ect. are all great jobs where you can earn a livable wage. Really those are your only 2 options at a better life, with the loss of our manufacturing sector its basically sink or swim now.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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In CA, most mobile home parks are only owner-occupied. CA RV parks want the RV to be no more than 5 years old.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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I think it should be illegal to refuse to rent to someone because they don't make a certain multiple of the rent. If you can pay the bills, that's all that matters! Just kick em out if they can't pay.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Plenty of $1000 a month tweeker places that used to be chain motels/hotels now they rent by the night or week. They obviously make more than me!

Why has the affordable but safe mobile home park option disappeared? I'm being offered crap wages that are nowhere near 2.5 times rent.

Even roomies are out of this budget and I've heard nightmare stories.
Get more jobs, or a better job that makes you more money.

Wages have nothing to do with how much local rents are, just what the market is willing to pay.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My suggestion would be to get the heck out of California if you can.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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The middle class is being squeezed to death. Since 1990, wages for the bottom 80% have been fairly stagnant while housing, food, education, and healthcare have skyrocketed in cost. Some things have fallen (electronics, clothing mainly), but not nearly enough to offset and certainly not in the key areas which are necessary for life or economic mobility. It's not abnormal for many people to pay 40% of their income on housing. Meanwhile the average student is saddled with college debt and interest rates so high they'll be paying an interest payment of $200-$500 a month for the next 25 years without touching principle.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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The middle class is being squeezed to death. Since 1990, wages for the bottom 80% have been fairly stagnant while housing, food, education, and healthcare have skyrocketed in cost. Some things have fallen (electronics, clothing mainly), but not nearly enough to offset and certainly not in the key areas which are necessary for life or economic mobility. It's not abnormal for many people to pay 40% of their income on housing. Meanwhile the average student is saddled with college debt and interest rates so high they'll be paying an interest payment of $200-$500 a month for the next 25 years without touching principle.
I pay about 60-70% of my income on housing and utilities, and the rest is mostly food. I don't really go to the doctor. That's west coast living for you!
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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California where they tax you do death and then when you die they still tax you. I would only live in CA if I was so rich I didn't have to worry about money like a multi millionaire like net worth of over 10 million. Even if I had 1 to 2 million I wouldn't move to CA, it wouldn't buy you very much.
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