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Old 03-09-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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132 (at the moment) places in OC for $275k or less built 1990 or newer. You should be able to scroll through all of those and look at the taxes in a reasonable amount of time.
Thanks, but only 7 of those homes are 1500+sqft and all of them are in the ghetto
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Well, it is what it is. At least it's a quick way to see what's available. There's no magic way to find stuff that doesn't exist.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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I would like to get the profile of a typical entry level buyer in OC...are they all families earning $150-200k/yr? I am guessing many entry level buyers are typically in their late 20s...with substantial debts and student loans? How are they managing? Are they attempting to go with 50-60% of their pay on housing? How are they planning on saving for retirement, raising children, living comfortably, maintenance costs, possible layoffs or pay hits, rising costs due to inflation etc.? I would truly like to see the numbers possibly from realtors or mortgage professionals...
although we don't live in OC (we live in comparably priced if not more expensive LA) we pretty much meet all the points you mentioned and bought a house last summer. we have some debt but it's important to note that our only substantial debt is our mortgage. as for our planning, we both put a decent amount of funds towards retirement every month and still live comfortably. we even went to hawaii this past fall. we also have a baby on the way. our current mortgage is roughly 40% of our net pay, which is totally manageable for us. it would definitely be nice to have less of our income go towards to housing, but that's one of the drawbacks of living in socal. however, it does offer significant tax advantages (that we desperately needed).
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Thanks, but only 7 of those homes are 1500+sqft and all of them are in the ghetto
Do you have even a vague idea of what Ghetto means? There ar no ghettos in the united states and certianly none in Orange County.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Do you have even a vague idea of what Ghetto means? There ar no ghettos in the united states and certianly none in Orange County.
There are some very "ghetto" apartment complexes though.
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