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Old 01-29-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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I am always fascinated by the divergence of threads on CD. They can get so far off the original intent and yet still stay interesting and have strong connections to the OP's post. This seems to be one of those. It's wandering all over the place, but is full of really useful information.

Have you noticed that LauraC not only starts good threads, but always has great input?
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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moderate climate with a bias towards hot and dry...maybe Tucson???
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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One of my brothers lives in Rio Rico and has to travel to Tucson for a lot of things. He doesn't have much good to say about the place...
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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moderate climate with a bias towards hot and dry...maybe Tucson???

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... Arizona - I lived in Phoenix. There is not an ounce of "culture" in the whole State, plus it is hot and getting crowded....
not sure you're gonna be able to help here.

HWTOIHW ,,, Could be a 'Long Island thing', I've noticed that a lot. It is good to get an idea of the cultural attitudes in different parts of the world (and how they respond to 'suggestions' when they 'ask' for them). The 'spice of life' is good for diversity. That way we don't all end up in Tuscon
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I am always fascinated by the divergence of threads on CD. They can get so far off the original intent and yet still stay interesting and have strong connections to the OP's post. This seems to be one of those. It's wandering all over the place, but is full of really useful information.

Have you noticed that LauraC not only starts good threads, but always has great input?
...so these three oysters walk up to the bar and....just kidding.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Alaska and Texas
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Default future housing

This article from the Dallas News is on what the builders are observing. Seems like there are no real clear trends but there is some downsizing and interest in energy efficiency. Just like the posters on here, there's no broad consensus on future housing.
Homebuilders hope boomers beat path to their door again | Dallas Real Estate News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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... Seems like there are no real clear trends but there is some downsizing and interest in energy efficiency. Just like the posters on here, there's no broad consensus on future housing. ...
Maybe there is a market for 'carving up' McMansions with a chainsaw. Excessive Property Tax and Utility charges will become the 'next burden of foreclosure'. Not many of the McMansions are appropriate for mixed generations. Huge garages on the main floor, but no bedrooms Not ez for us 'older' folks, tho we might be sleeping in the garage anyway.

'Indoor RV parking' would be a good use for such places (less tax on Garage space), + 'mom-and-dad' could hit-the-road whenever the tension built too high.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:52 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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There are alot of coop living co-housing developments cropping up all over the country - mixing generations.....

What Is Cohousing? | The Cohousing Association of the United States
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I am always fascinated by the divergence of threads on CD. They can get so far off the original intent and yet still stay interesting and have strong connections to the OP's post. This seems to be one of those. It's wandering all over the place, but is full of really useful information.

Have you noticed that LauraC not only starts good threads, but always has great input?
Thanks. Have you noticed I have no input for this one? I rent.

If I had a house it would definitely be one level with grab bars. I won't even rent a townhouse and they are popular around here. You don't have to be old to fall or slip but at least when I was younger I had a better shot at getting up.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Thanks. Have you noticed I have no input for this one? I rent.

If I had a house it would definitely be one level with grab bars. I won't even rent a townhouse and they are popular around here. You don't have to be old to fall or slip but at least when I was younger I had a better shot at getting up.
Single story homes will make for good senior living. We will have wide doorways, tile or concrete, walk in shower that can house a wheelchair.
Our last home will be very, very small, with a place to sit, watch tv (if we have tv) place to eat and sleep and bath. No luxury space except for a small cubicle for office stuff. I would rather have a courtyard and spend most of my time outside in a garden or patio.
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