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Old 12-24-2016, 06:17 AM
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I like western cities because they have fewer flying insects. I like multi-story buildings because the upper floors are safer from burglars and home invasion robbers, and get fewer ants and other insects that live near the ground. I like senior buildings because they tend to have less vandalism from teenage residents. I don't like balconies, because they help burglars climb the outside of the building, and go horizontally from unit to unit via their balconies.

In what cities are such condos most affordable?
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Old 12-24-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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...western cities...affordable?
These 2 terms need to be specific---where exactly and how much exactly?

And also, renting or buying? And for how big a place?
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:27 PM
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By "most affordable" I mean lowest cost vs other cities. I would want to buy a condo, not rent one. By western I mean where the humidity and rainfall are low enough to reduce the number of flying insects significantly. How big a place, any condo building with a lot of condos of various sizes, the more sizes the better, and the bigger the building the better, or a complex of buildings.
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:40 PM
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where exactly and how much exactly?
Your location is the cryptic acronym TOVCCA. I'm going to guess it means Thousand Oaks / Ventura County, California. That's not what I consider affordable. I've lived in Newbury Park and Oxnard, but that was a long time ago when they were cheaper, and I rented.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:18 PM
 
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Hmm...seems you don't want to specify a dollar amount. So it would be impossible to speculate what is "most affordable" to you.

Phoenix would have the dry climate, few insects, condos and lots of seniors.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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Weird weird thread. Just so oddly specific how the hell is anyone gonna be helpful.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:11 PM
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Hmm...seems you don't want to specify a dollar amount. So it would be impossible to speculate what is "most affordable" to you.
By "most affordable" I mean more affordable than other cities. I don't mean it has to be in a specific dollar range. But anything near Los Angeles is clearly not going to win any "most affordable" contests.

It will probably turn out to be someplace like Tucson, Billings, Boise, Las Cruces, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, or some such city. A city big enough to have multi-story condo buildings, but cheaper than other cities.

I'm hoping someone reading this will mention some specific condo buildings I should investigate. If I know the name of the building, and the city, I can probably find out plenty about it on various websites.

Other people looking for condos might benefit from threads such as this, now or in the future. But not if all the messages are about the weirdness of the criteria, and no messages with specific building details.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Don't really get this multi-story obsession. Burglars don't really care if it is multi-story. They can get in by various means. But, seriously, this is not a huge concern in most areas. I guess I can understand how a ground-floor unit might seem to be somewhat more vulnerable, but I doubt it would make much difference in the long term.

Flying insects? Well, they exist everywhere, but I guess you are talking about mosquitoes, as most others are harmless. If mosquitoes are the issue, then avoid the midwest and the south, and the east. Oh, that is about 75% of the country. Mosquitoes are
everywhere, but perhaps lesser in the west.

Beyond all this, I would suggest the following cities: Boise, Spokane, Tri-Cities, WA, Medford, OR, Redding, CA, Cheyenne, WY, or even Sacramento.

Specific condo buildings? No, can't do this. But you should be able to search this pretty easily.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I've only researched low income senior housing in North California, but most of them are in multi-level buildings without balconies.

So, figure out where you want to live, and then do a search. If you are low income, then search the town you want to live in and "housing authority," then look to see if they have a listing of low income properties for that city.
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:59 AM
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Are there other reasons besides burglars to not have balconies?

My concern about burglars via balconies is that I want to be able to leave my windows open. At the door to the hallway, a deadbolt is secure enough for me. I just never want to live in a place where I feel I have to close the windows just to keep burglars out. Lack of balconies makes it feasible to leave them open, even when nobody is home.
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