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Old 01-06-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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I think pots are legal in most states.
Pots are legal here. It's pans where they draw the line.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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Puna, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
lovely weather, inexpensive land.
More fact that myth. You can actually meet most of your criteria in Hawaii. Sorry, no nice lakes though.

Hawaii is well known as a welfare state, so all your medical is covered, home on a few acres is cheeeep.

Government assistance - housing,food,healthcare,transportation ect. is plentiful enough to live fairly equal to a 35,000/ income while relaxing in your home or at the beach.

It's only expensive for the tourists....someone has to pay
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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Well that's OK because I don't think you really want to be in Manhattan in July; way too warm and humid. And I remember when I was in Paris in August, every Parisien worth his salt left and headed to the beach. It was just like Paris had emptied right out in front of my nose. But of course this was 1980 so I don't know what they do now but it does get hot, and I remember practically the whole month of June it rained.

I, for one, would LOVE to spend some time in Sydney.

It's on my bucket list (and that list is right in back of the list I wrote about at the beginning of this thread, which seems like years ago now!
You should go. Lovely city. I wrote this quickly without thinking our the exact dates. Not that it matters for me. Lol.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Here's what I want "Beachfront summer property on Watson's Bay in Sydney from November through May; penthouse on 58th Street Manhattan may through July; Paris August through November.

Here's what I can afford:
Wow does anyone know where this is????
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Oh yeah! That show used to crack me up. There'd always be one sh*thole, one nice little house, and one 'dreamhouse' that they couldn't afford. Invariably they'd chose the 'dreamhouse' that they couldn't afford. I used to SMDH and laugh.
Oh, the whiners on that show. The bedroom is too cramped, only one sink, no walk in closet, whine, whine, whine.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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At least two things you have going for you: Good schools mean high real estate prices. Propinquity to jobs also tends to boost real estate. You don't need either. Look for property in a rotten school district not within commuting distance of employment centers.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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Here's what I want "Beachfront summer property on Watson's Bay in Sydney from November through May; penthouse on 58th Street Manhattan may through July; Paris August through November.

Here's what I can afford:
Ain't that the truth, lol!
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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Sorry to hear that, mlulu. I'm glad you're keeping your sense of humor. From my own experience, it sure does come in handy.
Thank you . I just wanted to stand up for you somehow. One of these days I will stop whining about that stupid experience . Sorry everybody.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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Hi. I'll be 60 years old this year and ready to retire. I am a single female. I have very little money. Here's what I want.
Perhaps a place I have heard of called fairy tale land. Not sure where it is but I am pretty sure that is where you want to go.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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What do you mean by "no money". I know people who think $40k year is not enough to live on.

Think of a third world country that is easy for tourists go get into. You can lived cheaply in an expat community in Central America, without any immigration hassles. You get stamped in for 90 days, and ride the bus to the nearest border and back every three months to reenter -- it's called a "visa run". Fly back to the US once in a while for any medical treatment you might need on Medicare. In Guatemala, lots of expats are living on around $500 a month in the Antigua-Atitlan area.
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