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Old 03-28-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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You could always go a bit over the border into California and get paid about $5 more per hr

Then drive back home to Reno.
You will have to pay CA income tax.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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Also, is crime/neighborhoods in Reno really that bad compared with other comparable cities? I can see that the downtown would be a bit sketchy and have its share of problems just by the nature of the business but is the city itself bad outside of that?

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Crime is probably average to below average for size. Most of the city is suburban and just like any other suburbs in the country.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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There is a mismatch.

It's because there's low housing supply. It'll correct itself in a few years, but I'll probably be moving out of Reno. $1200/mo for a bad one bedroom from the 1970s is insane. I currently have roommates, and keep my cost of living low, but this is stupid. Only good deals are subleasing through craigslist now. Even the ghetto apartments are expensive - I saw 400sqft go for $750, in a very bad part of town.
I'd put an add on Craigslist looking for a rental to live in Loyalton and drive to Truckee to work. I didn't see any adds on CL or the portola newspaper offering housing in loyalton.
I met a lady who lives in Chilcoot and drives to Lemmon Valley NV for work. She works in the Amazon Warehouse


Get into subsidized housing right there next to the parks and rec and work for taco bell in Truckee.
They pay $14 per hr and advertised employment last month. Might still be advertising. I read the sign on their bldg last time I ate there.

Work at truckee parks and recreation department. They are advertising for currently for various positions on their website
Wages appeared around $13.25 per hr.

To buy, Loyalton has always been inexpensive but has increased their prices alot lately. Not sure why but am sure they are not getting those prices if you check the comps
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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I have lived in Reno/Sparks for almost 40 years and have seen lots of boom and bust cycles. This is not real gentrification, just more poor decisions. Tesla is on the verge of bankruptcy. Reno/Sparks is in the same drought situation as California with temperatures breaking records every year and the snow pack going higher in elevation. When I lived in Reno 40 years ago, we had 4 seasons, a lot of precipitation, and a lot more trees/vegetation. Neither Tesla's finances nor Reno's water situation are guaranteed. Just dumb that people are flocking to the area. The only people benefitting are the old timers who are unloading their unmaintained properties to people desperate for shelter. Living in an environment that is getting hotter, drier, and smokier (with nearly year-round wildfires) is not good. The problems will only exponentially increase with the population growth. Moderator cut: inflamming

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Old 04-01-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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I have lived in Reno/Sparks for almost 40 years and have seen lots of boom and bust cycles. This is not real gentrification, just more poor decisions. Tesla is on the verge of bankruptcy. Reno/Sparks is in the same drought situation as California with temperatures breaking records every year and the snow pack going higher in elevation. When I lived in Reno 40 years ago, we had 4 seasons, a lot of precipitation, and a lot more trees/vegetation. Neither Tesla's finances nor Reno's water situation are guaranteed. Just dumb that people are flocking to the area. The only people benefitting are the old timers who are unloading their unmaintained properties to people desperate for shelter. Living in an environment that is getting hotter, drier, and smokier (with nearly year-round wildfires) is not good. The problems will only exponentially increase with the population growth. Moderator cut: inflamming
Your posts reek of emotional hyperbole and outright lies and you don't even respond to the earlier suspicions raised about your posts.

Elon Musk controls the company and has built it for the long haul, unlike almost every other large company whose only concern is the board of directors and quarterly statements. This is also assuming that the Tesla factory that isn't even finished yet has a large enough portion of the Reno/Sparks economy to pose a significant threat even IF it just imploded out of nowhere (actually that'd be a plus for me as rents would come down in a hurry).

Secondly, you might notice the Tahoe/Reno area not having any kind of drought at this time:

United States Drought Monitor > Current Map > State Drought Monitor

And I'm sure your "nearly year-round wildfires" comment is totally dead-on as well so I won't bother to research that one.

I get you are personally unhappy and raving about it online gives you some sort of therapeutic release, but lets please stick with facts.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Reno, Nevada, U.S.A
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You could always go a bit over the border into California and get paid about $5 more per hr

Then drive back home to Reno.
Easier said than done. The road from Reno to Truckee is often closed in Winter. Cold Springs to Susanville is an 80 minute drive. Carson City or Garderville to South Lake also has frequent closures.

It's true that we're on the border, but that border happens to be a pretty tall mountain range.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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Your posts reek of emotional hyperbole and outright lies and you don't even respond to the earlier suspicions raised about your posts.

Elon Musk controls the company and has built it for the long haul, unlike almost every other large company whose only concern is the board of directors and quarterly statements. This is also assuming that the Tesla factory that isn't even finished yet has a large enough portion of the Reno/Sparks economy to pose a significant threat even IF it just imploded out of nowhere (actually that'd be a plus for me as rents would come down in a hurry).

Secondly, you might notice the Tahoe/Reno area not having any kind of drought at this time:

United States Drought Monitor > Current Map > State Drought Monitor

And I'm sure your "nearly year-round wildfires" comment is totally dead-on as well so I won't bother to research that one.

I get you are personally unhappy and raving about it online gives you some sort of therapeutic release, but lets please stick with facts.
Yes, let's DO stick to the facts. There are no lies in that guy's posts. Pretty aggressive accusation based on nothing. What are you, a realtor with property to push? LOL!

The fact is, this is a desert region. What constitutes "drought" here is above and beyond that. We essentially live in drought conditions ALL THE TIME - if you compare to the national average of 37" of rain per year, we get only 7" of rain per year. We are dependent on snowpack for our water, and that has been unreliable for some time now and is going to become less and less reliable as global warming continues. Maybe this year its ok, thought that is NOT what I've been told. But it has been varying a lot in the past decade and will continue to worsen as time passes and global warming becomes an obvious and undeniable fact.

Elon Musk is a dilettante. He wastes time camping on the roof of factories and shooting convertibles into space instead of attending to the day-to-day business of, well actually running his business. He also does not seem capable of hiring and delegating, or at least not hiring and delegating to competent managers. He wants to be the international playboy, which would be fine I guess IF he could hire and delegate appropriately, but that isn't happening. That battery factory has had a lot of problems and that's going to continue. Lately there have been a lot of questions about the safety and reliability of those batteries - there have been several incidents of cars using them bursting into flames. He's pushing them out fast to meet his promises without proper testing and development. Don't count on Tesla for stable jobs.

Just last week there were wild fires all around Reno. This happens every year. Sometimes the smoke is so thick you can hardly see to drive. I don't think they're nearly as dangerous as a lot of what happens in CA these days, but that's only because THIS IS A DESERT AND THERE'S NOT THAT MUCH TO BURN. Other than your house, that is.

I am now living in the house I was talking about earlier in this thread, we bought it 2 years ago. It has gained almost 50% in value since that time. Property is extremely expensive here - and as for people who think $1k per month for a tiny one bedroom apartment, where are you from, LA? San Diego? Boston? That's expensive, especially when most jobs around here pay $15 an hour IF you are lucky. A lot of those jobs are part time to boot. This is a high cost of living area. Only people who come from places where the cost of living is ASTRONOMICAL think this place is cheap.

As for the person who thinks one can just get into subsidized housing - no. Waiting lists, sometimes years long waiting lists, just like every other area of the country.

I have no beef with the PEOPLE of Reno. But this is a desert, wages are low, and expenses are high. Food is expensive, rents are very high, and housing is insanely high priced. Given the job situation (low wages, lots of competition) most folks would be better off taking a lower paying job in a lower COL area. I hope to get out of here before Tesla collapses and property values drop again.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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It's sad about wages being low because there are new "help wanted" signs popping up everywhere none is living wage unless you are lucky to own your own already or live in public housing or a decent Section 8. But the rents are sky rocketing. I live in housing owned by the city of Reno and the rent just went up. Asked the rental office if it was due to the increase in expenses needed in keeping up the place? Was told not really, it was just to keep up with the average rental rates in the neighborhood that were going up. But the management is good about keeping the place in good condition and service for fixes is usually 24 hours.

Reno just recently opened for a few months their Section 8 waiting list (now closed) but it does happen. The fires in Reno have not been bad this year but the air quality from the California fires south and west of us is a health hazard. And we are breaking records of average high temperature days in the summer.

Tesla is on the front cover but it's Panasonic that's employing a lot of the workers to build batteries. Since management is Japanese, there seems to be problems in communication and upward mobility even though they are hiring and the local community college is offering courses to train - why can't the companies train themselves while on probation? Personally I'm scared of lithium batteries especially at that scale if there's a fire.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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How is it that wages are so low here, and housing costs are outrageous?

To help me better understand can some of you give me a ballpark of your salary vs home cost? Sure there are people here who make big money and can afford to live in the Galena area. But I think the high rollers would have to be the minority. Look at how many people in this city work retail, fast food, warehouse jobs, casino jobs, etc. Those jobs don't pay jack sh*t.

I recently looked at the MLS in ascending order and it appears 300K is where "starter homes" start at. And I'm talking more about actually in the Reno area and excluding the north valleys (which are still expensive I might add). I just can't fathom there are that many high paying jobs out there to allow this many people to afford 3K dollar mortgages. I was laid off my job a couple months ago and have been looking, and there are a f*ckload of jobs in the sub 20/hr category. In fact I'd say that would be the pay scale across the majority of the jobs in the area. I was making a little under 20/hr when I moved here and there's no chance in hell I could have afforded a mortgage on what I was bringing home. I was having a hard time just finding a decent place to rent on what I made. So where the hell are all the retail and fast food workers living? I'm expected to believe that many people live at home with their parents? It just doesn't add up.
Good question, I have lived in Canada/South America/ and now the US. House ownership is not a right in most places of the world and if you are working minimum wage jobs, you should be renting and not owning. In many parts of the world you can not own a home working minimum wage.

I come from Toronto where the average house price is over a $1 million. Incomes donít support that, but real estate has nothing to do with income it has to do with supply and demand.

All that being said I find Reno to b extremely expensive. For a city of 300k I expected housing prices to be half of what they are and actually provide some land. Reno is not on the same level of Las Vegas/Dallas etc. yet is much more expensive. Unfortunately itís the impact of being so close to California. A lot of retirees are selling their homes there and buying cash here in Reno.
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