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Old 07-10-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Cali
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Section 8. Enough said.
Sad but true.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be.
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Is a commute from Palmdale to Burbank too crazy? Moving soon and was looking at Palmdale because of the nice, large homes and low prices. My other option (or hope) was Valencia...that is really expensive though.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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You all are sooooooo right! Glad to know there are honest folks here!
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Is a commute from Palmdale to Burbank too crazy?
I would think so.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's hard, I know. I commute from Lancaster to Studio City M-F.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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We lived in Palmdale for almost 8 years. It was nice when we first moved there. We could not afford a home in a decent area any closer to Los Angels. When we bought our home in beginning of 2000 sold it in December 2007. My husband commuted to LAX.When we first moved there the commute to a little over an hour each way, when we moved it was over 3.
when the bubble burst, we only lost the what we had put into the house, and improvements about 100K.

The house is now valued at 100K less than that.

They problem with Palmdale, is that since the property values are what they are, many people rent, and many homes are not foreclosed and or abandoned.

It is not a place I would choose to go back to if I was returning to California. It is a depressed area.
It looks rundown. Unemployment in Palmdale is over 15%.

Sad, because 10 years ago, it was nice.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Cali
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We lived in Palmdale for almost 8 years. It was nice when we first moved there. We could not afford a home in a decent area any closer to Los Angels. When we bought our home in beginning of 2000 sold it in December 2007. My husband commuted to LAX.When we first moved there the commute to a little over an hour each way, when we moved it was over 3.
when the bubble burst, we only lost the what we had put into the house, and improvements about 100K.

The house is now valued at 100K less than that.

They problem with Palmdale, is that since the property values are what they are, many people rent, and many homes are not foreclosed and or abandoned.

It is not a place I would choose to go back to if I was returning to California. It is a depressed area.
It looks rundown. Unemployment in Palmdale is over 15%.

Sad, because 10 years ago, it was nice.
Sad for sure! The Antelope valley still has potential if the right industries move in there. It truly could become a decent area again.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:44 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Palmdale/Lancaster is just a SAD place! I live in San Diego now and WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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No one rational buys in Palmdale/Lancaster and commutes to SF Valley or worse for work. Not at this point in time anyway.

All people are seeing is "ZOMG soooooo cheap" in regards to housing prices. Yeah, well those Antelope Valley neighborhoods are getting progressively worse and its really not that far away for those areas to turn into exactly what San Bernadino or Stockton are.
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