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Old 04-28-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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I would have to pay out of state tuition, which is why I would wait a year after moving to start going back to school and then I could hopefully get tuition reimbursement from an employer also.
Have you thought about thinking longer term and getting your RN while you're still in Michigan before moving to California? You could be halfway through an RN program in Michigan in the year you'll spend waiting for instate tuition here, and once you get your RN, you'll be in a much better position to enjoy the California lifestyle you're probably thinking about.

All of the nursing programs at the Calif. public U's are severely impacted, so admissions to them is highly competitive. In-state tuition may not help much if you can't get into a public U here. So, if you don't want to think long term and get your degree in Mich. before you move, you should probably also look into the programs here at private universities as a back up plan.

Also, if your goal is simply to get out of Michigan to a warmer place, you might want to look into other lower cost areas, in addition to LA. In California, for instance, Sacramento has a strong healthcare system, and a more reasonable cost of living. Or, perhaps check out Phoenix, Tuscon, Texas, the Gulf Coast.

I like how you are thinking about what you'll need in savings if you move without a full time job. Six months of living expenses sounds reasonable. Just make sure that you're planning on six months of CALIFORNIA living expenses, and not Michigan (although not all areas of Michigan are as cheap as people think, are they?).

Good luck with your research and planning!
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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Still wrong, use the same link I provided.
Bay Area median home price = 1 M.
LA Median = 500k
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Bay Area median home price = 1 M.
LA Median = 500k
Why do you insist on talking about things you haven't a clue about?
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:06 AM
 
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Why do you insist on talking about things you haven't a clue about?
https://www.google.com/search?q=los+...trackid=sp-006
San Mateo CA Home Prices & Home Values | Zillow
couldn't hear you over the sound of you being wrong.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You claimed something along the lines of $8,000/mo was what one would pay for rent in Los Angeles... Only someone who's never lived here, like yourself, would make such a false claim like that.

Again, stop trying to speak of things you don't know about in Los Angeles, especially since you don't live and have never lived here.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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How about we compare apples and apples and replace your second link with this one? https://www.google.com/search?q=bay+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Otherwise, I've got this for you for L.A.: Beverly Hills CA Home Prices & Home Values | Zillow

Funny thing about statistics: if you pick your sample the "right" way, you can make them say aaaaanything you want.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:32 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Bay Area median home price = 1 M.
LA Median = 500k
You probably want to compare "Bay Area median" with Brentwood or Beverly Hills median. Greater Los Angeles is very diverse.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:23 AM
 
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You probably want to compare "Bay Area median" with Brentwood or Beverly Hills median. Greater Los Angeles is very diverse.
A good start for him would have been actual "Bay Area median", not "one of the most expensive cities in Bay Area median". Compare apples and apples and you can just as easily stick to the entirety of L.A. as your SoCal comparator. Comparing San Mateo (population 100K) and L.A. (population 3.9M) is pointless unless either the person making the argument, his counterpart or both of them do not understand statistics (or one of them wants to make them fit his flawed point, which is exactly what's happening here).
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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A good start for him would have been actual "Bay Area median", not "one of the most expensive cities in Bay Area median". Compare apples and apples and you can just as easily stick to the entirety of L.A. as your SoCal comparator. Comparing San Mateo (population 100K) and L.A. (population 3.9M) is pointless unless either the person making the argument, his counterpart or both of them do not understand statistics (or one of them wants to make them fit his flawed point, which is exactly what's happening here).
San Mateo is not even close to the most expensive. We got..... Redwood city, emerald hills, Belmont, San Francisco, San Carlos, Palo Alto, Menlo park, mountain view, Saratoga, Cupertino, woodside, atherton, portola valley, hillsborough, los gatos... I could keep going too
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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San Mateo is not even close to the most expensive. We got..... Redwood city, emerald hills, Belmont, San Francisco, San Carlos, Palo Alto, Menlo park, mountain view, Saratoga, Cupertino, woodside, atherton, portola valley, hillsborough, los gatos... I could keep going too
It doesn't matter. You are still not comparing apples and apples. You can't compare sample sizes that are 40x apart. Like I said, if you want to compare Bay Area as a whole with L.A., that's fine, but if you're just picking and choosing what suits your argument, you won't get it past our BS filters because people here are much smarter than you give them credit for.

And, yes, to answer your earlier question, there is nothing wrong with a black iron fence. I like aesthetics as much as the next guy (i.e., I generally don't like renting apartments with window AC units because they scream "cheap"), but that's how things were built "back in the day". It doesn't scream "million dollar home", but it's a perfectly acceptable and safe $1500/month rental which was my point in the first place. Now if you start seeing bars on windows, it becomes a different story, but you wouldn't - at least not in my posts because, unlike you, I'd actually lived in L.A. for 14 years and have a bit of a clue about the area.
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