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Old 03-27-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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Census: Texas is the hot place to live

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 20 minutes ago


Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday.
Dallas-Fort Worth added more than 162,000 residents between July 2006 and July 2007, more than any other metro area. Three other Texas areas — Houston, Austin and San Antonio — also cracked the top 10.
Atlanta saw the second-largest population jump with just over 151,000 new residents. Phoenix was third with more than 132,000, and was followed by Houston, Riverside, Calif., Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Austin, Las Vegas and San Antonio.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Wow. Phoenix is growing faster than Houston! Won't be long before we overtake that city.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: St Louis,MO
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Wow. Phoenix is growing faster than Houston! Won't be long before we overtake that city.
Is this a good thing?
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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When they say Phoenix grew by 132,000 people, does that mean just Phoenix, or do they include the entire metro area? Is there a breakdown for each individual city in the metro area?
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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I saw Hosue Hunters a few days ago( they were in Texas) and I couldn't believe how cheap the houses were. They had a couple on and their budget was about 130k and you should have seen these houses they were looking at in that price range. They were pretty decent and big and for under 130 k! WOW! I would agree you can get more for your money down there.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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Those numbers are very old. They don't take into account Arizona's new immigration laws or the credit crunch.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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I saw Hosue Hunters a few days ago( they were in Texas) and I couldn't believe how cheap the houses were. They had a couple on and their budget was about 130k and you should have seen these houses they were looking at in that price range. They were pretty decent and big and for under 130 k! WOW! I would agree you can get more for your money down there.
Yeah but the houses are in Texas. Seriuosly though that is where phoenix was 5 years ago before the speculators drove prices up. That is why I see prices dropping for another year or two in the Phoenix area, a return to historical averages when adjusted for inflation.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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I saw Hosue Hunters a few days ago( they were in Texas) and I couldn't believe how cheap the houses were. They had a couple on and their budget was about 130k and you should have seen these houses they were looking at in that price range. They were pretty decent and big and for under 130 k! WOW! I would agree you can get more for your money down there.
Yep, they have some good deals there. But, then you have to look at the prop taxes and then your payment is as high as a house here.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: In a city within a state where politicians come to get their PHDs in Corruption
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Yeah but the houses are in Texas. Seriuosly though that is where phoenix was 5 years ago before the speculators drove prices up. That is why I see prices dropping for another year or two in the Phoenix area, a return to historical averages when adjusted for inflation.

Markas, you have got to be kidding me!!??? You are telling me that the speculators were the once that drove prices up 100%+ and not the incredible growth in wages, or everybody wants to live here "economic theory" or Phoenix is differenent than.......
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Yep, they have some good deals there. But, then you have to look at the prop taxes and then your payment is as high as a house here.
I disagree, I have friends who live in decent 3-4bdr houses and average price is around 125K indeed and even a 3% property tax on a $125K house would be under 4K a year. A comparable house here would be at least $300K with even a 1% rate would be fairly close but you would be paying off an extra $175K + interest (usually equals to the amount of mortgage. A comparable house in OC, CA would be minimum $750K and even with 1% property tax, comes up to $7500 a year.
CA houses are overpriced like crazy but houses in this area are definitely overpriced the same way when compared to TX and the difference in property taxes doesn't really make up for it imho.
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