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Old 04-06-2015, 10:41 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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^ ^ With the local economy rebounding, primarily in the Tech centers, have also noticed a tendency now to find housing closer in to work, rather than the "old days" of long commutes to homes in the 'burbs. And with urban digs being so much more expensive (and smaller), naturally that means lotsa "downsizing" these days!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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^^^ and rent increases are pushing others away.

This morning two East Bay hospital employee's were searching for rent listings all the way out to Stockton and beyond... both received significant rent increases back to back otherwise they would not be looking.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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^ ^ Yeah, not to mention what the heck are all the city's other "service" folks gonna do, like police, firemen, postal workers, garbage collectors, etc.?!!
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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^ ^ Yeah, not to mention what the heck are all the city's other "service" folks gonna do, like police, firemen, postal workers, garbage collectors, etc.?!!
Where I come from, it became "gentrified" with New Yorkers moving in and taking over. The rents went way up and that was okay for people who were already rich or had trust funds. There were more and more of them and fewer and fewer people who worked.

It's happened in Boston too. Boston is now one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. At least they have high paying jobs to go with it. But they sure wouldn't want our kind of stuff. Not in those little city apartments and not when they are young and sharing apartments with room mates. There are the Boston suburbs, which are extremely expensive and are beautiful with huge old homes. They're not really like suburbs though, they're turned into little cities of their own in most cases. Those suburbs are in high demand for those who can afford them--I wonder if those people want our stuff or do they have their own style.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ultra, check your local UHaul store for packing supplies, here they're a much better deal than HDepot.......
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's happened in Boston too. Boston is now one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. At least they have high paying jobs to go with it. But they sure wouldn't want our kind of stuff. Not in those little city apartments and not when they are young and sharing apartments with room mates. There are the Boston suburbs, which are extremely expensive and are beautiful with huge old homes. They're not really like suburbs though, they're turned into little cities of their own in most cases. Those suburbs are in high demand for those who can afford them--I wonder if those people want our stuff or do they have their own style.
My company is based in the Boston suburbs and I've taken a few trips up there and am amazed at how little home you get for over half a million dollars. While many of the homes I saw were still kept up reasonably well, they were older with smaller lots than you'd find in the other places I've lived - IA, IN, SC, TN. We have many personnel commuting from Nashua and even further north to offset some of these housing prices.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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I've become quite unsentimental about things I thought I'd hang onto forever. Maybe it was after cleaning out my grandmother's house after she passed, maybe it was the hoarders shows that made me realize what a potentially sick person I am, or maybe it's just from having kids and routinely purging things. We were just talking with some people who are looking to move into a bigger house and someone said "just throw stuff out and you can stay in the house."
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Watching what my mom had to go through when my stepdad passed was an eye opener.

Roof tiles, thousands of them, stacked in the carport.

A storage unit filled with then antique furniture that wasn't temp controlled, obliterated by termites. He paid 600 dollars a month for ten years to store termite food. Not one piece could be salvaged.

His son's 1979 Vega, floors rotting out of it.

An old International box truck from the '70's. They had to cut it apart, it hadn't rolled in years. The truck was filled with old doors, construction odds and ends.

His college papers. The remains of his mothers' stuff after she passed.

It really made me take a hard look at my stuff. Will I be just as happy with eight Fenton swung vases as I was with thirty? Of course I will. Let someone else love them.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Y'all have been talking about "hoarding" and accusing people of it.

Here's the definition:

Hoarding disorder - Mayo Clinic

Symptoms:

Hoarding disorder Symptoms - Mayo Clinic

Not one of you, not one, has described anyone with the symptoms. As in: inability to use the bathroom to bathe, for one.

I have several 150+ year old mechanical clocks, all working. According to some of you I'm a hoarder.

God help me if you look in my gun safe and count shotguns.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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It's worth it to say ''Someday all of this will be yours'' just to see the look of horror and panic on their faces...
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