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Old 04-27-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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But, I also, want to live somewhere where there's a big city. Where I can walk around and go places and find things to do.
I'm pretty familiar with that desire. Unfortunately, given your income, you aren't likely to be able to enjoy that walkability anywhere you will be able to rent. L.A. isn't a large city as much as it is a gigantic sprawling metropolis not unlike Metro Detroit, albeit with less blight and crime. The more affordable suburbs will be just that - suburbs. You'll need a car to get most anyplace. As far as things to do - same thing. You will undoubtedly find more "things" (also depends on what that means to you) to do in L.A., but chances are you won't be able to walk there from your home.
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I own it outright, sooo I would sell it to a private buyer or the park. That won't be to complicated. The only reason I bought it, is because it was cheaper than renting an apartment and I can save more.
That's good. This way you can actually have some startup money squirreled away, but I would get that taken care of before you move, obviously.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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They have this new technology called a "heater". It's almost like it heats places
That's fantastic! If you can find a heater that will follow me around and actually keep me warm enough while outside in -0 degree weather, I'll definitely stay here! I am an outdoorsy person, and I enjoy being outside. It is too cold here for me to comfortably be outside the majority of the year, so I don't see how a heater would help that. Thanks though!
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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I also live near Grand Rapids. About 30 minutes south, but I work in downtown GR. Maybe we should just move together lol.
No way! That's awesome. I'm actually in downtown GR right now haha. And I agree about the summers being nice! I'm okay living here in the summer. It's the rest of the year that sucks.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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That's fantastic! If you can find a heater that will follow me around and actually keep me warm enough while outside in -0 degree weather, I'll definitely stay here! I am an outdoorsy person, and I enjoy being outside. It is too cold here for me to comfortably be outside the majority of the year, so I don't see how a heater would help that. Thanks though!
A jacket
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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A jacket
Have you ever been here? Trust me, a "jacket" does not cut it. I like to run. I like to walk outside and explore, and just wearing a jacket does not help in weather that is below freezing. I also get to contend with a vitamin D deficiency here that can cause seasonal depression. It is due to lack of sunlight because it is incredibly dark and cold here most of the year.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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That's fantastic! If you can find a heater that will follow me around and actually keep me warm enough while outside in -0 degree weather, I'll definitely stay here! I am an outdoorsy person, and I enjoy being outside. It is too cold here for me to comfortably be outside the majority of the year, so I don't see how a heater would help that. Thanks though!
A jacket
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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A jacket
You said that already, and I responded. Thank you. Living in Michigan, I'm definitely already wearing a jacket the majority of the year. Thank you for your concern though.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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OP, again, I'm trying to be as gentle as possible, but it does sound like you could use a deeper re-assessment of priorities and a bit more planning. Being ready to move AND buying real estate (even if it's a trailer) are two conflicting matters. What are you going to do with the trailer once you move? Is it financed or do you own it outright?
Agree, why on earth does someone buy something in a place they don't like? Now you have made any move more complicated.

OP, have you even visited CA or LA? Or are you just going by what you see on TV?
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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Agree, why on earth does someone buy something in a place they don't like? Now you have made any move more complicated.
It depends, though. Plans change and, besides, if you need a place to live and it's between $500/month for an apartment or a mortgage, I can see the appeal with real estate in general (even if it's a trailer). If it's paid off, like the OP's (or at least not under water), it's an asset, even if not a good one because mobile homes rarely keep their value much less appreciate. That said, it's still worth something that can make for a nice stash of money to use when moving.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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It depends, though. Plans change and, besides, if you need a place to live and it's between $500/month for an apartment or a mortgage, I can see the appeal with real estate in general (even if it's a trailer). If it's paid off, like the OP's (or at least not under water), it's an asset, even if not a good one because mobile homes rarely keep their value much less appreciate. That said, it's still worth something that can make for a nice stash of money to use when moving.
Well that's what I mean, as you said they don't keep their value.

Now you have to sell it, if the OP decides to move.

I don't get why anyone would recently buy something if your plan is to move to a different state.
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