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Old 01-26-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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i said no safe area is affordable. You think 1 million is the norm? Not cost more, affordable. 1 million is not exactly affordable.
You're still wrong, of course, regarding safer areas.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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You're still wrong, of course, regarding safer areas.
Saying i'm wrong does not mean you're right. Fact is if i want a single family home that is larger than 1800 square feet i have to spend a million dollars in Oakland.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Newark, Ca
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Saying i'm wrong does not mean you're right. Fact is if i want a single family home that is larger than 1800 square feet i have to spend a million dollars in Oakland.

And, to quote one of your previous posts, "you get what you pay for"...and then some! A million bucks in Oakland gets you a pretty kick-ass home that will probably have views out to the bay and beyond and will be in a safe area. A similar home in SF would probably cost $2-3 million.

I just find it ridiculous when people who aren't from an area try to school people who actually have years of personal experience living and working there. I'm still not sure if you're trolling or if you actually believe some of the crap you're putting here. For the record, I'm well aware of how bad the bad parts of Oakland are. I'm also equally aware of how nice the really nice parts are. Most large cities are the exact same way.

I grew up in the South Bay and most people there will tell you to never set foot in Oakland. It wasn't until my late 20's that I started spending any real time there and have been pleasantly surprised. There are many parts of Oakland that don't have any slight resemblance to "Oakland" and are nothing like what seems to be portrayed in the media constantly.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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Saying i'm wrong does not mean you're right. Fact is if i want a single family home that is larger than 1800 square feet i have to spend a million dollars in Oakland.
1800+ sq ft home in a large coastal city? Well, no kidding it's going to be expensive. What you said was "no safe area is affordable"....there are plenty of starter homes & condos in decent areas for under $500k, let alone a million. But of course, you're expecting a 4BR 2BA to be "affordable"
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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I saw a sign for an open house today for a 4+ bedroom house a couple of blocks from Rockridge BART for $639,000. Let's try to focus a bit more on facts, even with regard to Oakland.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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I saw a sign for an open house today for a 4+ bedroom house a couple of blocks from Rockridge BART for $639,000. Let's try to focus a bit more on facts, even with regard to Oakland.

639k is affordable?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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639k is affordable?
Have you looked at prices in other urban neighborhoods in the Bay Area?

That's pretty good.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Have you looked at prices in other urban neighborhoods in the Bay Area?

That's pretty good.
For a 4-bedroom house in a safe, convenient and walkable neighborhood 15 minutes from San Francisco by train, $650K sounds excellent.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Oakland is held to a double standard people, get with the program.

lol
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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LOL@ 650k being a bargain. You do know 95% of the country can't afford that 5000k a month payment right?

Oakland has too many bad schools and crime for these prices. I'll pay them in Berkeley, not Oakland.
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