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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The renderings are ugly. They can do so much better than that! Why does the region need housing? Why is this even necessary? I thought people were leaving CA, not that it was gaining population. Feel free to enlighten me, I seem to be out of the loop. This looks more like a WorkFare project for construction workers.
Have you seen rental and housing costs in the area? There is still A LOT of demand for housing and it's pricey. CA and the Bay Area are still growing and there isn't enough supply in many parts, especially here.

Yeah people are leaving CA but births and immigration more than make up for that loss.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Dude you're turning into HSW.
Hardly. For starters, my view of Shallow Alto is ... meh! ....
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Have you seen rental and housing costs in the area? There is still A LOT of demand for housing and it's pricey. CA and the Bay Area are still growing and there isn't enough supply in many parts, especially here.

Yeah people are leaving CA but births and immigration more than make up for that loss.
It's great for all who own that we are seeing peak pricing, and will see it for maybe another 5 - 10 years. However, long term (20 - 30 years) - watch out.

Births among native born are well below replacement. Births among immigrants are barely at replacement. And immigration itself has slowed overall, and immigration from more disadvantaged areas has plummeted or even reversed. All those Web X.0 jobs are taken mostly by brats from the NE US and the odd local stand outs.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's great for all who own that we are seeing peak pricing, and will see it for maybe another 5 - 10 years. However, long term (20 - 30 years) - watch out.

Births among native born are well below replacement. Births among immigrants are barely at replacement. And immigration itself has slowed overall, and immigration from more disadvantaged areas has plummeted or even reversed. All those Web X.0 jobs are taken mostly by brats from the NE US and the odd local stand outs.
Well RIGHT NOW rental costs are ridiculous in this area and there is clearly a need for more housing. I am currently looking for a new place to move to and can't believe how expensive places like PH and Concord are. For being so far away from SF in the middle of suburbia it amazes me.

Anything that helps relieve rental and housing costs that is done right I'm all for. This is near amenities and transit so I can't think of too many better locations than this. I love living near a BART station. I live across from PH Bart but this location is even better because there are more amenities within walking distance.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Good luck. The SF Bay Area has been anti-development for the greater part of 3 decades. It's not going to get better until you get rid of a huge demographic who favors anti-development policies.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Good luck. The SF Bay Area has been anti-development for the greater part of 3 decades. It's not going to get better until you get rid of a huge demographic who favors anti-development policies.
Well while I agree it needs more development I am thankful it doesn't bulldoze and sprawl over every piece of available land like the Los Angeles area. It's nice having open space and undeveloped hills.

I prefer infill development like this too. It's next transit and amenities and not using any undeveloped land.
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