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Old 10-20-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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why NE you ask...well, I have always been drawn to NE, I was born and raised in Western New York, so I'm familiar with the 4 seasons thing, but haven't lived in it in a long time. I live in SoCal now...hey, maybe we should switch houses one of these years and see if you like it here and I like it there!

I love the ponds and lakes, the architecture, the green trees and fall foliage, how easy it is to travel between all the small NE states, so much to do there, NE sports teams, I could go on and on....
Maybe sublet for a month this winter up here, to get a reminder about all sides of living here , the cold long winters but also the culture and amazing things that are happening esp in sustainable communities based on small scale farming, organic food movement, ecosystems, etc. The only challenges in the Northeast are the winters and higher property taxes (esp NY and NH and eastern MA). If you can get past those, you will love it here.

 
Old 10-20-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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Isn't it about time to remove the special 'sticky' from this thread so that it stops appearing at the top of every 'Retirement' thread search?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Isn't it about time to remove the special 'sticky' from this thread so that it stops appearing at the top of every 'Retirement' thread search?
I never understood what stickies are for....?

And how do you create and/or remove them?

Or does a moderator do this?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I have to agree - a mod would have to do it.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I think at one time this thread was so active, it was decided to make it a "sticky". I'm a sporadic visitor but I do try to keep up -- I feel like I know many of you. However, the thread's not quite as active as it was, and I don't see a lot of the old names from a few years ago....or, maybe the names have changed and I'm not making the connection.

Anyway, I too am curious about Nancythereader, as I was following your story closely since I had been wanting to move back to CA. I know you moved to Santa Cruz but I'm not sure whether you bought or are renting and how you like it. Despite the fact that I just bought a house in the Phila. area, so a move to CA is really out of the question for me, I still like to live vicariously through you!
 
Old 10-22-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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I wouldn't have to worry about property taxes since I will be renting, but one of my reasons for moving out of California is to live somewhere less expensive, which at least from my research, doesn't include most of NE. I'm going for a $1k per month rent, which doesn't seem to exist anywhere there (anywhere I'd want to live anyway).
 
Old 10-22-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I wouldn't have to worry about property taxes since I will be renting, but one of my reasons for moving out of California is to live somewhere less expensive, which at least from my research, doesn't include most of NE. I'm going for a $1k per month rent, which doesn't seem to exist anywhere there (anywhere I'd want to live anyway).
You can rent a very nice apt in the college area of WMass. for $1K month, perhaps less, or perhaps including some or all utilities. Many retirees also rent nice 2 or 3 bdrm apts within big Victorian homes (usually the owner lives on site). One in the historic town over is the whole second floor of a nice house next to a church for $750 incl heat. It's in cities like Boston or eastern Mass. where your rents will be much higher.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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that's good to know, thanks!
 
Old 10-23-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I wouldn't have to worry about property taxes since I will be renting,....
Well, yes and no. If property taxes are high, that puts upward pressure on rents. In areas where rents are high, one of the reasons may well be high property taxes. If property taxes suddenly go up, then rents will quickly follow. So as a renter, you are paying indirectly (through your rent) the property taxes that the landlord is paying directly.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Paradise Lost
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Well, yes and no. If property taxes are high, that puts upward pressure on rents. In areas where rents are high, one of the reasons may well be high property taxes. If property taxes suddenly go up, then rents will quickly follow. So as a renter, you are paying indirectly (through your rent) the property taxes that the landlord is paying directly.
Just when I thought there was something I didn't have to worry about. Of course you're right - the logic is inescapable. I've just kind of pushed this to the back of mind while concentrating on more "direct" factors.

As far as "stickies" are concerned: Doesn't this software have some kind of help system? I've looked for it but can't find anything. Some of these icons are more like heiroglyphs. I still don't know how people add comments to their rep increases.

I'm not a woman, am I supposed to be posting here?
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