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Old 01-21-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Just thought of some wonderful "walkable" towns in N.CA. I think prices have softened in Auburn, which is a really cute and touristy little town. Grass Valley is also fun, but can get congested with the visitors. I love the hippy dippy stores and places to eat. Along the 49 trail you will find places like Murphys Camp which is also very charming.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Working families in SFO either have lived there a long time or have really long commutes - like from Sacramento. I've heard of people pulling down multiple 6 figure salaries living in their car because there isn't anything at all, let alone affordable. It is nothing like when I lived there 25 years ago and was really expensive then.

But then, if you have property or income to live in NYC, maybe SFO would work.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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no, tesaje. I only have a teeny townhome here. I would be able to make a nice swap for a place in Portland, but not even a studio in the Mission District in San Francisco. I just checked.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I guess I was thinking of Manhattan. If you own property in Manhattan, maybe you could buy in SFO. NYC is way bigger than Manhattan...
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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If I owned a place in Manhattan, I don't thnk that I would move. Manhattan is beautiful , they pay very low property taxes because there is so much commercial property . Those who bought a place 20 or 30 years ago are very fortunate, sort of like those who own one of those Victorians now in Pacific Heights or something.
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