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Old 01-27-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Torrance, CA
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Wow, those offers on Craigslist are amazing. Badly enough, as soon as you click on the "dog" button, the number of hits goes down from 35 to six :-( A 12" withers Jack-Russel with some 25 lbs is supposed to be a dog there too, ain't he?

I'm about to start commuting between Germany and the Bay beginning in March and will then start to look around for an apt. My family is about to join me later, maybe in June or July.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Wow, those offers on Craigslist are amazing. Badly enough, as soon as you click on the "dog" button, the number of hits goes down from 35 to six :-( A 12" withers Jack-Russel with some 25 lbs is supposed to be a dog there too, ain't he?

I'm about to start commuting between Germany and the Bay beginning in March and will then start to look around for an apt. My family is about to join me later, maybe in June or July.
With regards to dogs, some don't say one way or the other. So I wouldn't just check those from the dog button. This is something which may be negotiable, especially if a house with a yard. That's just something to keep in mind.
Also it may depend on whether you have an indoor dog vs. outdoor. In Southern California it's pretty common for dogs to live outside since the weather is mild year round.

Derek
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Wow, those offers on Craigslist are amazing. Badly enough, as soon as you click on the "dog" button, the number of hits goes down from 35 to six :-( A 12" withers Jack-Russel with some 25 lbs is supposed to be a dog there too, ain't he?

I'm about to start commuting between Germany and the Bay beginning in March and will then start to look around for an apt. My family is about to join me later, maybe in June or July.
Bravo, try looking at Trulia.com. One of the posters mentioned this site in another thread, and I am so glad to have found it! It seems to have better deals than Craigslist or Padmapper.

Of course, once you get into town you can just look in-person.

Good luck!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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You know, Lakewood and the nearby areas of Long Beach are not bad and may be significantly cheaper to rent in than Torrance. Not positive, but its worth looking at once you get here. Schools are not as good as Torrance, but MUCH better than LAUSD, at least the Bellflower and Long Beach school district ones are.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:56 AM
 
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I got an offer from an Indian IT company to work in United States Torrance,CA with H1B.
Can i live a comfortable life with 62k per year with my wife and kid there? Please advise.
also let me know how much I can save there.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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welcome to america, OP.

enjoy your 4.5k/mo.

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Old 02-04-2016, 11:12 PM
 
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welcome to america, OP.

enjoy your 4.5k/mo.
$800/mo to 401K is quite ambitious, especially to someone who is a resident only for work purposes. I'm guessing the tax amounts dont take into account the substantial amounts excluded from taxation via spouse and child exemptions.
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