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Old 07-27-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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The 5 Worst Places to Retire in the U.S.

 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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I really don't understand that..

CAR INSURANCE: HALF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
HOME INSURANCE: HALF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
PROPERTY TAX: 1/10TH OF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
HOME COST: 1/10TH OF WHAT IT IS IN NYC

Maybe the author lives in a cave, and rent and crime are low in his man cave.

Jonathan
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Originally Posted by macgeek View Post
I really don't understand that..

CAR INSURANCE: HALF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
HOME INSURANCE: HALF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
PROPERTY TAX: 1/10TH OF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
HOME COST: 1/10TH OF WHAT IT IS IN NYC

Maybe the author lives in a cave, and rent and crime are low in his man cave.

Jonathan
Practically, EVERY place is less than NYC.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Are cheap houses in Arizona and Nevada really a negative for retirees looking to buy a retirement home now? Seems like it would be a benefit that would draw them in.

The article makes it sound like grandma will be mad she can't flip the house in a decade for a big profit. Isn't she more likely to be attracted to a nice house to live and eventually die in?
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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another dork that probably came here n lost his axe so now he hates us ....boo hoo.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Green Valley
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Exactly Dankee. I feel very sorry for those who bought at the height of the housing market and are now losing their homes, but for people who earn modest incomes and don't live beyond their means and that would like to stay somewhere for the next 20 years this is a great time to buy. It all depends how you read that article. If I were retiree only having to come up with $600 a year to golf as opposed to 175k I would be pretty happy.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Not the post to read as I move from NJ to Vegas this week! I must stop giving in to these provoking headlines and post titles and avoid reading them altogether.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Considering our huge amount of resident seniors and age restricted communities, I'm guessing lots of folks don't agree with the opinion of the author of this article lol.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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I also suspect most of the seniors moving here to retire aren't buying homes around D street. The crime numbers aren't good around the city but it's not like there's rampant violent crime everywhere. But that's just common sense as every city is like that. There were parts of Boston I wouldn't take one step into.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Makes no sense to me.

We have reasonable housing and taxes. There's always something to do and the weather is great. Wages are low here and that means the cost of living has to be relatively low if the want to fill those low wage jobs. Las Vegas is full of bargains and that will attract people who want to retire.
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