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Old 10-11-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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$2,500 in SF for what kind of apartment?
2 Bdrm 2 bath Ocean View about 2000 Sq Ft with one garage space and one exterior space
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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2 Bdrm 2 bath Ocean View about 2000 Sq Ft with one garage space and one exterior space
Was it worth it?
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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2 Bdrm 2 bath Ocean View about 2000 Sq Ft with one garage space and one exterior space
How long ago was this?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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Just curious because the idea of seeing many places is appealing: Do they have plans for what they want to do if they ever feel they are physically not able to keep up the nomad lifestyle?
He is a retired Doctor and always said he would just pull up to one of his children's abodes and park it.

He does use the address of his son in Oregon for a permanent address... saved a bundle on taxes and I think registration is very reasonable... has a daughter in San Diego and another in Fort Myers and relatives in Montana and Vermont...

The MH is very nice... fireplace, satellite, full master and bath suite and room for intimate entertaining...

I have another friend that lives very modestly on a 36 foot sail boat docked in the SF Bay Area... his living expenses are very low and he has a million dollar view of the SF skyline... not for everyone, but he loves it and says the boat keeps him young.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What about Thailand?
Thailand and Malaysia are both inexpensive and have areas conducive to retirement. It's kinda muggy in most of the region. Healthcare costs will drive me to these or similar (Philippines, another decent choice).

I plan to use my 500,000 air miles to take a yr long world tour to help select from places I have been and a few I have not. I wish I could afford Singapore, but I may have to get another job there to afford that luxury. It gets old too... but it is centrally located and well served with CHEAP transportation (except cars) for many regional trips and getaways.

No Trip pending, currently working on income production (which I should have done at age 18...). All was well till ~ 2007 when I sensed a RE crisis coming. I sold my commercial income props, and have yet to find the right replacements. (It won't be retail or restaurants!)
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Was it worth it?

Every Penny, I would go back in a minute but I can be comfortable here and keep $2,500 a month.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Thailand and Malaysia are both inexpensive and have areas conducive to retirement. It's kinda muggy in most of the region. Healthcare costs will drive me to these or similar (Philippines, another decent choice).

I plan to use my 500,000 air miles to take a yr long world tour to help select from places I have been and a few I have not. I wish I could afford Singapore, but I may have to get another job there to afford that luxury. It gets old too... but it is centrally located and well served with CHEAP transportation (except cars) for many regional trips and getaways.

No Trip pending, currently working on income production (which I should have done at age 18...). All was well till ~ 2007 when I sensed a RE crisis coming. I sold my commercial income props, and have yet to find the right replacements. (It won't be retail or restaurants!)
I have been to Singapore. I like everything about Singapore but the weather. Its hot and humid all year long but its expensive also.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Every Penny, I would go back in a minute but I can be comfortable here and keep $2,500 a month.
I wonder if the place will be cheaper in 20-30 years from now.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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I wonder if the place will be cheaper in 20-30 years from now.
Doubt it... barring some environmental disaster.

San Francisco is surround on three sides by water... the supply is finite and desirable.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: SW US
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What about Thailand?
Heat and humidity are not for me.
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