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Old 01-03-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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Sorry, got you beat. I joined 9-30-2006.
No Pinky, I meant to town. My parents moved me here when I was three years old. 1971. I went to Kindergarten through third grade here. Then we moved around the west for about a decade for dadís job. Came back in 1985 or so. Iíve never had a driverís license that didnít say Las Vegas, Nevada on it.

I turned 50 a couple weeks ago.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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Nevada would do well to pay more taxes and have more law enforcement on the street, as well as invest in job training programs for lower class people.
Iíd be very OK with paying more in taxes for both - seems like NV is so anti-tax though so not sure if tax increases would ever pass. Maybe for more policing.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:29 PM
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Iíd be very OK with paying more in taxes for both - seems like NV is so anti-tax though so not sure if tax increases would ever pass. Maybe for more policing.



I am absolutely appalled by this. Nothing the government is involved in is good.
Nothing they spend money on is beneficial to we the people. The vast majority of money they take, they waste.
They do not need more of out money. They need to stop taking it from us to begin with.
Anything they want to do should have a go fund and if we the people want to fund it we will and if we don't then we don't.

F the police and F taxes.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:47 PM
 
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Nevada wages in Clark County are very similar to California wages, plus tips in the right industries.
That's true for me. I make more here in Las Vegas than the hourly rate in Southern CA with the same job and company. I looked into it briefly. Interestingly, the union I belong to is CA based.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:31 PM
 
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I am 100 percent convinced that the majority of the apartment listings are from disgruntled people, the competition or people who don't want more people moving here.

Take the majority of the reviews on apartment listings here with a grain of salt unless it is in a bad area of town. You really have to judge communities for yourself to be sure.
Hmmm... I will say that I have never rented in Las Vegas, but in the DC area, I can tell you that every single one of those bad ratings rang true after I moved out. The last apt I lived in, I put the cutoff at 85% approval rating and was happy there for 4 years.

The quality of the Management company and their maintenance operations are absolutely key. Most complexes are fine the first 10 years after they're built, then they get sold off to a slumlord who will do nothing and milk the operation for the next 10 years. At year 20 the places either get sold off, renovated, and run the cycle new again or continue to decline into section 8 crack ghetto.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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I have heard the exact same thing from others as well. A friend bought a condo for pocket change at the bottom of the market but over time the complex became Section 8 hell - he was able to make a nice profit when he sold recently. Overall Iím happy in LV but the high crime rate (especially compared to where I came from) is the biggest downside. I just spent a lot of $$ securing my house in ways that never even crossed my mind in the east coast.

Question to those in the know - since rents have increased significantly, are the recently transplanted low lives starting to get pushed / priced out in favor of higher income tenants? It doesnít seem like too many of the investors that bought at the bottom are selling. LV is pretty transient - is there any hope that if more wealth continues to enter the city, the recently transplanted criminal element be priced out and move on? Florida has a somewhat similar population to LV (retirees, low lives, some wealth, some poverty, plenty of normal people, and lousy schools) but the big difference is FL is more spread out so if an area starts to get pricey then there are plenty of areas 20-30 minutes away that are less expensive.

As for the medical care debate, without going into too much detail so far weíve had mixed experiences, but we had mixed experiences on the east coast too. If god forbid one of us should become seriously ill (cancer, etc) weíd probably go back east for our medical treatment.
In my area, the trash is starting to get priced out. I expect this will continue as home values rise, development continues, and population increases. Several of the Chinese investor houses on my street have turned over and now have normal homeowners living in them. There are still a couple houses that have been problematic, high turnover rentals and I suspect these will remain that way until the property owners wake up and raise their rent. One of these just went through a full eviction and the owners have spent some money upgrading the front of the property, so I suspect they've finally caught on.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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The thing is, where would they go? They can't go back to California...too expensive! Plus, California has a huge housing shortage. As per state law, no new houses may be constructed in California unless they are 100% energy efficient, so this has stopped construction of new tracts unless there is a demand. And, housing is not going to be built to cater to low-income renters. The existing stock will have to be made use of. Give a low-income person a choice between a new apartment built in the 2000s (Las Vegas), and one built in the 1970s (California), they'll go with the one built in the 2000s every time! They are no different than anyone else in that regard.

Las Vegas has a lot of apartment complexes and, from what your county planning commission has shown, tons more coming down the pipeline. Especially at the southern end of the 215 beltway down around the new Ikea, and in Henderson. Nevada is a pro-growth state with limited regulations on growth. California is the opposite.

Yes, the wealthy will continue to come to Las Vegas as well, but there are only so many "wealthy" people to go around. The wealthy people you're going to get are just going to ensconce themselves in tightly-guarded gated communities. If you are truly "wealthy", you can afford to live anywhere, regardless of taxes.

In the mid-1990s, Las Vegas was lucky to get a crop of upper-middle class baby boomer California transplants with good jobs and pensions. These are the people that made Summerlin and Green Valley what they are and gave them their good reputations.

With the millenial generation, that crop of people is very minimal and barely exists. Las Vegas doesn't have the "pull" on the millennial generation that it did on the baby boomers.

As for the poor coming from California and other states and transplanting to Las Vegas, where will they go? Some will probably go to Phoenix, eventually, or further east to Texas. I doubt any will go to Utah or Colorado. The bulk will probably stay in Las Vegas. To go back to California will require an advanced degree. Nevada would do well to pay more taxes and have more law enforcement on the street, as well as invest in job training programs for lower class people.
I'm going on year 5 here.... Earliest of the Millennials or tail end of GenX, depending who you ask. I moved here with a six figure salary...

Millennials have been utterly screwed by the economy, wars, rising costs of virtually everything - for example, when I graduated HS, one could purchase a 1200 sqft condo for $50-60K... 5 years later, when I was actually in a position to buy, the same condo was $325K. Even post crash the same property only dropped to $180K. Most Millennials never even got a chance to get on their feet.

I suspect the poor from Cali will end up in NLV or East LV. It is true, most Cali transplants coming here make less than $30K/household - search around the articles are out there. Also 1 in 3 of arrested gangsters last year were from LA(also public data).

You are right, law enforcement needs to get on the ball. I know NV has Jobconnect already. Clark County seems to employ similar law enforcement numbers to other major cities, but has much worse results. I think the overall strategy needs to change. No idea why Lombardo was re-elected when we can't even get an answer about 10/1. Aside from the Raiders I'm totally lost on what Sisolak actually accomplished that got him elected governor. The sheeple are either asleep at the wheel, or we have so many Californicators now the state will turn permanently blue.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 AM
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No one is screwing anyone. Millennials and the generation after them are opting for BS degrees with no demand and no pay if there is a job open. So they start out in debt by making an idiotic decision, then they blame the world for it and elect socialist idiots to deal with it. We're all playing the same game with the same rules. Develop a strategy to win and execute it. No one is holding anyone down. No one is stacking the deck against you. Make good choices and don't let obstacles stand in your way. Look at job availability, look at pay for said jobs, then go after those jobs. Programming jobs are all over the place and pay 6 figures.
Nursing is in demand. Medical is in demand. Trades are in demand. Welders are in demand. Mechanics are in demand.
All of those things have 6 figure potential. Get an in demand skill and use it. I helped run a welding class last week. Had a dude from BC Canada and Moscow Russia. Classes are 500 each and the Russian booked 4 days so he can go home and make good money. I'm doing another class soon and it's filling up quick. There's a lot of demand for welders and a lot of them make over 100k a year. A pipeliner friend of mine is doing 110k a year in pay and 200 a day (200 A DAY) in per diem which takes care of all his daily expenses and then some.


You can get houses for 250 all day long here and on a 6 figure salary you can afford it.

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Old Yesterday, 12:52 AM
 
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No one is screwing anyone. Millennial and the generation after them are opting for BS degrees with no demand and no pay if there is a job open. So they start out in debt by making an idiotic decision, then they blame the world for it and elect socialist idiots to deal with it. We're all playing the same game with the same rules. Develop a strategy to win and execute it. No one is holding anyone down. No one is stacking the deck against you. Make good choices and don't let obstacles stand in your way. Look at job availability, look at pay for said jobs, then go after those jobs. Programming jobs are all over the place and pay 6 figures.
Nursing is in demand. Medical is in demand. Trades are in demand. Welders are in demand. Mechanics are in demand.
All of those things have 6 figure potential. Get an in demand skill and use it. I helped run a welding class last week. Had a dude from BC Canada and Moscow Russia. Classes are 500 each and the Russian booked 4 days so he can go home and make good money. I'm doing another class soon and it's filling up quick. There's a lot of demand for welders and a lot of them make over 100k a year. A pipeliner friend of mine is doing 110k a year in pay and 200 a day (200 A DAY) in per diem which takes care of all his daily expenses and then some.


You can get houses for 250 all day long here and on a 6 figure salary you can afford it.
I wonder who it is that runs all of those educational institutions? Are you saying the Millennials run them?
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Old Yesterday, 01:01 AM
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I wonder who it is that runs all of those educational institutions? Are you saying the Millennials run them?

Are you saying that Boomers are making millennials get an interpretive dance theory degree?
Because last I checked, you CHOOSE what you go to school for.

My mom is a boomer. She wanted me to go to college, but she pushed me to go for something that actually pays. I made the choice not to go (at least after high school. Went for accounting when I was 29)
I went on a grant, incurred no debt, and didn't ruin my life with it.

I know so many people that went for BS degrees like art history because they liked art. They make minimum wage because there's exactly 2 art history jobs in the entire world.

I lived that millenial life until very recently. I thought I was owed something. I came out here with no skills and struggled. I kept blaming this or that when it was just my life choices that did it.
A few smart people gave me some good advice and I followed it. Turned my life around. I'm not rich but I'm on my way. I haven't had a w2 in over 2 years. Been working for myself and making more than ever. All because I picked up a skill that was in demand. Welding.
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