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Old 02-23-2024, 09:44 AM
 
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Not at this rate of prevalence, this is more than just a few token examples.
Well, most of suburban New York is leaving. The property taxes are far too high for seniors. Yes, there is a deduced property tax for senior with income including social security less than $50,000 a year. However, no one could live in parts of Westchester (outside of New Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill, Port Chester) on $50,000 a year anyway.

I worked on my NY gardens for well over a decade and I loved it! My cousins all live in the NYC metro area - as well as my sister. OTOH, I knew I had to leave. My property tax, the county tax and energy bills were all rising. I had a choice - I could live somewhere else or I could live for my house - meaning every cent would be spent on my house's upkeep. You know what? I moved to Virginia and I have more NY friends here than I did in NY. The result of the influx of New Yorkers is rents are rising in Virginia - if I didn't buy, I don't know if I could plan to stay.

Airbnb is a plague on society.
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Old 02-23-2024, 06:31 PM
 
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Airbnb is a plague on society.
Amen to that. I'm in a small mountain town that was 'discovered' about three years ago, which has turned the housing & rental market upside down. Finding ordinary housing for ordinary local residents is nearly impossible - now everything has to be "luxury" and vacation rentals. A quick look at AirBnb for my zip code shows over 500 listings. Many of those places formerly housed the local workforce, who continue to get pushed out. There's not nearly 500 listings for long term rentals. Maybe three, on a good day.

I've had direct acquaintance with people who have had to get creative and live in a barn, or park an RV under a lean-to or a friend's backyard, set up 'illegal' apartments in commercial buildings. Just regular working class people who are on the verge of leaving the area for good, because having shelter shouldn't be so hard.
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Old 02-29-2024, 04:26 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I wonder what sort of intrusive politics is making their life unpleasant. SC is pretty independent and easy going compared to other places we lived.

But of course, you don't want to live where you're not happy for any reason.
It is national politics are making them feel uneasy living there.
They are very pleasant, low-key people and their neighborhood is $1-3 million dollar homes, mostly retired people

We live 3 hours from them in Charlotte and don't have the same feeling at all. Our neighborhood is middle class in price, no country club, no one talks politics here, probably less than half are retired.

We had a bad experience in Florida in community of retired owners. They had way too much time and spent too much HOA money on personal projects, quite aggressive if you did not agree with their actions. We are glad not to be there now, politics would be very bad there if you weren't on their side.
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Old 02-29-2024, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Redwood City, CA
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We had a bad experience in Florida in community of retired owners. They had way too much time and spent too much HOA money on personal projects, quite aggressive if you did not agree with their actions. We are glad not to be there now, politics would be very bad there if you weren't on their side.
I can relate. This bunch sounds very much like the HOA Board where I lived briefly, domineering and unpleasant, bestowing favoritism.
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