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Old 11-07-2014, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Originally Posted by MordinSolus View Post
You're a troll if you're actually positing that expensive real estate is reason enough to write off Los Angeles.
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Please indicate where I said real estate is reason enough 'to write off Los Angeles'.

I am quite used to Minneapolis winters. They're tough, but there's something to be said for experiencing the four seasons again.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Nope I said that the fact that most people cannot afford to buy a home is a major factor that can't be easily dismissed. Not a defining criteria for you maybe but for most people it is. And yes ditto for those cities. Does that make it less important of an issue?
In this post below, you stated the "negatives" outweigh the positives and you proceeded to go on and on about affording a house, etc. Not quite the more balanced approach you took above.


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Maybe because the negatives don't in fact outweigh the positives. You dismiss the fact that she has a McMansion like you know people in LA could have one if they wanted one but they choose not to as opposed to acknowledging that buying a home in LA is going to cost you 450k AT MINIMUM for something even borderline decent. That alone skews things heavily. If someone can't even to afford to buy a home there then who gives a crap about the 'positives'. Can't buy a house, but I get all the traffic I want for free? Pfffft.
I think the sticker shock does hit people from other "cheaper" areas pretty hard. That I can understand. Having grown up here and lived in other high cost areas (like NYC) it is not such a shock to me. Some people come expecting a Beach Boys paradise with 1960's affordability. It never was the former and the 1960's prices are long gone.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Seems as if LA is like that girlfriend you could never get over....you are venting your rage months after the break up.
Definitely some of that. It's the relationship that you had to go through to learn more about yourself. The relationship that on the one hand you can't avoid if you want to grow, but on the other hand ends up being kind of painful.

To be fair though I was b*tching about LA here before I left too.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I am quite used to Minneapolis winters. They're tough, but there's something to be said for experiencing the four seasons again.
To each their own. I did a stint in NYC in my 20's. The winters I could handle but it was the humid, horrible summers I hated the most. That said, I would never again live in a cold climate. The Four Seasons? No thanks. I think part of it is what each person is used to and/or has preference for.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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In this post below, you stated the "negatives" outweigh the positives and you proceeded to go on and on about affording a house, etc. Not quite the more balanced approach you took above.




I think the sticker shock does hit people from other "cheaper" areas pretty hard. That I can understand. Having grown up here and lived in other high cost areas (like NYC) it is not such a shock to me. Some people come expecting a Beach Boys paradise with 1960's affordability. It never was the former and the 1960's prices are long gone.
Well I was replying specifically to another poster.

I'm from the NJ/NYC area so I was expecting higher cost of living but not THIS high. But this isn't about the 60s. This is within the last 10-15 years and as you mentioned is happening in other major metros. There's a threshold that's been crossed where the possibility of having a place of your own in these cities is no longer attainable for most folks. I'm not talking golly gee whiz it shure is awful pricey out har, I'm talking okay well how okay is it to you to be a permanent renter for the rest of your life? That's a big question. You want to be 60, 70, 80 years old in LA and renting? That's the perspective I'm coming from.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Well I was replying specifically to another poster.

I'm from the NJ/NYC area so I was expecting higher cost of living but not THIS high. But this isn't about the 60s. This is within the last 10-15 years and as you mentioned is happening in other major metros. There's a threshold that's been crossed where the possibility of having a place of your own in these cities is no longer attainable for most folks. I'm not talking golly gee whiz it shure is awful pricey out har, I'm talking okay well how okay is it to you to be a permanent renter for the rest of your life? That's a big question. You want to be 60, 70, 80 years old in LA and renting? That's the perspective I'm coming from.
I am not a renter so that is not an issue for me. But sounds like it is for you. Sorry you got priced out. Good luck.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:21 PM
 
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Everyone becomes a renter again if they get old enough, unless they own the nursing home.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I just found out that I fall into one of the modern LA stereotypes. I overheard this today:

"All these LA-types skip breakfast and just have smoothies or juices. They never go out for breakfast. They just have brunch on weekends.
Yep, looks like I fall into that category as well.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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The whole vapid Valley girls with no discernable skills and materialistic to the core is a long gone stereotype of the 80s and 90s.
Still funny, though. (How did we survive the 80s?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb21lsCQ3EM
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Yep, looks like I fall into that category as well.
I didn't even think about how my breakfast habits had changed until I heard someone say that. It must be something in the water.
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