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Old 08-17-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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I actually have seen a lot of Californians going back to Cali as it has gotten cheaper to live there. What I am noticing more with my relocation side of the business is more East Coast and Middle America looking to Seattle. It is pretty interesting.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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I actually have seen a lot of Californians going back to Cali as it has gotten cheaper to live there. What I am noticing more with my relocation side of the business is more East Coast and Middle America looking to Seattle. It is pretty interesting.
THIS.

I convinced the hubby to move back to Calif cuz house priced dropped severely
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I heard that people flock to WA because of there is no state tax (or something else tax related). I can't wait to get away from Indiana and never have to deal with it's taxes again.

Seattle is a highly underrated city and so far almost everyone I know here (that hasn't been there) wouldn't dream of going there because of all of the weak/lame "rumors". Two more weeks and I'm home though
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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There are plenty of state taxes in WA, believe me.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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There are plenty of state taxes in WA, believe me.
Quite true. Was a pretty big insult to buy a house, have it almost immediately dump 20% of its value, and then get a notice saying, oh, by the way, your mortgage payment is going way up because of an increase in property taxes. (The rate didn't increase, just the supposed value, what a joke. I know the assessments lag, but still, it was awful).

Fortunately we just got a notice decreasing the value again, but that won't take effect until next year at least, if we're lucky.

Sales tax is pretty high, too. You have to make up for that no-income-tax thing somehow. Not saying I'd change it -- I prefer the higher sales tax to an income tax -- but Scirocco is right.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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Do we need another CA-bashing thread?
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Do we need another CA-bashing thread?
First of all this is not a "cali bashing thread" i have no idea where you got that perception from. I asked a simple question. Your reply seems as if there are several similar threads on the front page, yet I see nothing at all posted recently on the question.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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There are plenty of state taxes in WA, believe me.
oh yeah !

$33/day property tax ($12,000/yr) is more than I ever paid in income tax to a state.(prop tax WAS $800 / yr when we moved into this house)

If you are a business owner, you WILL get hosed in WA.
Tax on pencils, waste baskets, scrap paper... (Every Year!!! ) + B&O tax (business and Occupational), then sales tax on everything xcept food ingredients, tax on sale of property (1.5%)...

overall tax burden in WA is heavy, and planned to get worse.

if you come.. be an 'employee' and a 'renter', and bring your needs so you don't have to buy anything. (or drive to Oregon or MT or shopping)
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I read somewhere that more washingtonians moved to California than californians to Washington over the past decade.
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