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Old 12-13-2008, 04:07 AM
 
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This is in response to the man from Bend on the first page. It's simplistic but makes the point.

All I can say to you is lower the price you sell at and then the prices don't go up. As I see it, it is the GREED of Oregonians that drives things that way. No Californian wants to pay that extra premium for a house here. And it isn't so much a full pocket as it is confidence in their ability to earn enough to pay for it, and their willingness to do the work necessary to earn that money.

Then, if you want to create affordable smaller homes, regulate the developers. It is your elected officials who are allowing them to build this way. Your fellow citizens.

Last edited by Eugeneorman; 12-13-2008 at 05:03 AM.. Reason: Post is not next to the respondee
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: So. California
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When my toes first touched American soil it was in Missouri. As a child moved to California in WWII. So California was home for 66 years and loved until recently. I live in a mountain resort community that has been corrupted by developers and the like. I can sympathize with the people in Oregon on that subject. That being said I am ready to leave my beloved home in the mountains and move to a small town in Oregon. Coquille sounds wonderful. I have no mind to lord it over anyone. I am first and foremost an American by birth and love this country and feel that moving north is the right thing to do. So with my rescued yellow lab and a smaller mixed lab expect us sometime next year. See ya!
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Then, if you want to create affordable smaller homes, regulate the developers. It is your elected officials who are allowing them to build this way. Your fellow citizens.
There isn't any plausible mechanism for regulating home size and value. Like cars, appliances and anything else you buy, it's a free-market system driven by consumer demand. If people insist on buying compact efficient homes, builders will build them that way. The best that planning districts can do is offer some incentives for affordable housing such as reduced system development costs or variances on lot sizes.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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DDana,
have a safe trip!!! Coquille is a very pretty little town IMO We'll practically be neighbors.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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Ha ha, it is really funny to see how puzzled some Californians are as of why don't the Portlanders like Californians. We also moved to Portland (not from California) and I could do some objective observing. People in Portland are over the top friendly! I am still blown away. We LOVE it here to pieces.

One thing I noticed, that maybe it's not so obvious to Californians, but it sadly is to everyone else. Maybe this is how you survive there, so I understand. Most Californians come across as fake. They hardly acknowledge anyone else in a neighborhood coffee shop, where everyone is friendly, chatting. They grin with their mouth, but their eyes are not smiling?! Really strange and off putting. It happened almost every time. I reluctantly shared this with my ever-unassuming husband, thinking I would get something like "You're imagining it", and I was surprised to see that he agreed with me. If he noticed, it must be real!

I don't know...my opinion. I wish I saw the Calis more relaxed, friendlier.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Kinda ironic. Wouldnt you think that pattern of social relating is what people escape California to get AWAY from? You'd think they'd be working full time to shake whatever habits they acquired in California.
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