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Old 11-18-2018, 03:36 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Actually, I just added that to my list (affordable properties for retirees), but it is certainly tragic to the community and area. Will never be the same, but will eventually be rebuilt. (differently).

Our 'wild fire' in Columbia River Gorge last yr means 40+ yr for recovery (of natural landscape / scenic views)
There is no infrastructure in what's left of Paradise, CA

A friend lost her family's/parents home there.

The community was heavily retiree/Evangelical republican who refused to pay/be taxed for upgrades.

Sucks to learn a hard lesson.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:45 PM
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Besides Los Alamos, NM also has White Sands Missile Base and Sandia National Labs + much military and higher EDU retirees.

Ironically, NM is not tax friendly for retirees, but yet very popular. (If you have enough money, taxes can be covered to live wherever you want).

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/re...ico-2014-06-13

We looked at NM - aside from the poor state coffers the lack of senior services for all those people in love with living in New Mexico is going to be serverely strained.

NOPE.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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There is no infrastructure in what's left of Paradise, CA

A friend lost her family's/parents home there.

The community was heavily retiree/Evangelical republican who refused to pay/be taxed for upgrades.

Sucks to learn a hard lesson.
Not seeing the connection with a PGE event and those that live in the community?

It is easy for me to say looking at what happened at the Oakland Ghost Ship... 36 people died in a city that could not be more heavily Democrat with a population that approves virtually every property tax levy presented... even a new $6,000 tax on vacant property...

The SF Bay area lost it's last Republican legislator... it is 100% blue.

What I am saying is tragedies don't discriminate along party lines.

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Old 11-18-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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We looked at NM - aside from the poor state coffers the lack of senior services for all those people in love with living in New Mexico is going to be serverely strained.

NOPE.
This could be an opportunity to be part of the solution... injecting new money in an area in need... might even start a trend?
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:58 PM
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We looked at NM - aside from the poor state coffers the lack of senior services for all those people in love with living in New Mexico is going to be serverely strained.

NOPE.
We're going back to what we know. California. We did it before as renters we're coming back as homeowners. Our home will be owned outright. Only property taxes and insurance to be concerned with.

Moving to central California - semi-rural - America's salad bowl. Our house 10 miles as the crow flies - to the ocean.

Family in Santa Cruz and the Peninsula. No desire to live in crowded urban California. No need to.

We can live on nothing - because we've done that forever.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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Salinas would meet those parameters...
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:08 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Not seeing the connection with a PGE event and those that live in the community?

It is easy for me to say look at what happened at the Oakland Ghost Ship... 36 people died in a city that could not be more heavily Democrat with a population that approves virtually every property tax levy presented... even a new $6,000 tax on vacant property...

The SF Bay area lost it's last Republican legislator... it is 100% blue.

What I am saying is tragedies don't discriminate along party lines.
Not just that fire event. Friends live in and around Oroville and the Paradise area. Heavily Republican. Heads in sand when it comes to community upgrades.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:09 PM
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Salinas would meet those parameters...
Further north.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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Further north.
Paso Robles?
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:32 PM
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Paso Robles?

Just NORTH of Salinas.....in Monterey County.
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