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Old 09-26-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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Have you thought about Idaho? We've been researching other areas besides being here in Reno when my wife finishes College.
We still have Boise on our list. Bend, too.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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Have you thought about Idaho? We've been researching other areas besides being here in Reno when my wife finishes College.
... Have never given that-far-North any consideration. WHY NOT? Spent an early-lifetime in Upstate-Western Nueva York ... Snow, Cold, Freezing, all for anything more than a couple of days ... These things no longer have place in my "experience vocabulary". In other words ... we ain't goin' there.

Most of my Family lives in the Southern and Southwestern U.S., and DW's Family lives along the Left Coast.
So, trying to prepare for our retirement, we're spending spare time researching Nevada (not Lost Wages, tho), Mid-Northern Arizona, Eastern New Mexico, and West-Central Texas, having lived in this last place for nearly 30 years before moving here (Sillycon Valley). Serious consideration is being given to somewhere warm, with seasonal hot.

Anymore, just-about the last thing I'd want is to be "colder 'n a well-digger's toes in Idaho" ... ... If you catch my drift ...
...
To each their own, though ! ...
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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... Have never given that-far-North any consideration. WHY NOT? Spent an early-lifetime in Upstate-Western Nueva York ... Snow, Cold, Freezing, all for anything more than a couple of days ... These things no longer have place in my "experience vocabulary". In other words ... we ain't goin' there.

Most of my Family lives in the Southern and Southwestern U.S., and DW's Family lives along the Left Coast.
So, trying to prepare for our retirement, we're spending spare time researching Nevada (not Lost Wages, tho), Mid-Northern Arizona, Eastern New Mexico, and West-Central Texas, having lived in this last place for nearly 30 years before moving here (Sillycon Valley). Serious consideration is being given to somewhere warm, with seasonal hot.

Anymore, just-about the last thing I'd want is to be "colder 'n a well-digger's toes in Idaho" ... ... If you catch my drift ...
...
To each their own, though ! ...
In that case, check out Prescott, AZ. It's on our "southern" list.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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In that case, check out Prescott, AZ. It's on our "southern" list.
... Thanks for the "affirmation" about the Prescott area ... We've been "eye-balling" that whole, quad-whatevers area, for about 3 months, now; it continues to be on our list, too.
My only 'major concern' is that home prices will get "Kalifornicated" to where we won't be able to afford to buy there, once we do get retired.
Personally, I would rather live in that quad-cities area, than "down-th'-hill" in the PHX area ... there's 'way too many peeps down there, for me!
...
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:40 PM
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Location: Sparks, NV
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Our home prices are going up. Nothing good is available for under 200k anymore. I've seen my home value increase 20 % in less than two years.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Our home prices are going up. Nothing good is available for under 200k anymore. I've seen my home value increase 20 % in less than two years.
That's true, a friend sold her home in Reno about 11 months ago for 375k, it just resold for 435k
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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Default ... Just What I've Been Sayin' ...

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That's true, a friend sold her home in Reno about 11 months ago for 375k, it just resold for 435k
... Which kinda-simply confirms my concern that (decent*) home prices anywhere are going to be out-of-reach for DW & I, when we finally get around to retiring (Hopefully in 2 - 2.5 years).
... Dang it!

* --> "decent", meaning: not-full-listed price, nice size, nice amenities (inside), nice neighborhood, semi-convenient, etc., etc., etc.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Reno climate is not warm the majority of the year. I know it depends on the definition of warm but its more cold and windy than warm. I spent 20 years in Reno and I now live in Central Texas where it is warm 1/4 of the year, HOT 1/4 of the year, mildly chilly 1/4 of the year and chilly to cold 1/4 of the year.
I actually really like the Central Texas climate. Get away from the major City of Austin and homes are affordable.

Reno has the mountains, proximity to CA with major cities, beaches etc. Reno is still a small city without the major traffic/congestion issues of a larger city. I don't miss Reno, I don't miss the brown landscape but I do miss the beautiful mountains
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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IF we win the lottery we are coming home! I dearly miss everything about Reno for the exception of being broke! The ability to ride out our drive way on 4 wheelers to trails, all the events Reno has, My wife & I miss Sheels, HAN, Street Vib, driving up to Virginia City and more! But we just could not raise the family there! I am not from there and neither is the wife but we both love it! We took many trips to Carson city and Tahoe and I have always till this day felt that is where we belong!
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: NNV
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... Thanks for the "affirmation" about the Prescott area ... We've been "eye-balling" that whole, quad-whatevers area, for about 3 months, now; it continues to be on our list, too.
My only 'major concern' is that home prices will get "Kalifornicated" to where we won't be able to afford to buy there, once we do get retired.
Personally, I would rather live in that quad-cities area, than "down-th'-hill" in the PHX area ... there's 'way too many peeps down there, for me!
...
We have considered Prescott. It's a nice area but we prefer the fact that Reno is close to Sacramento and San Francisco. Prescott is close to Phoenix and Tucson which is very hot in the summer.

The prices might rise in Prescott but there are cheaper areas in Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey so I don't think that would be a major issue...
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