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Old 08-15-2006, 01:13 PM
 
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but down in other areas, if you want the entire article here is the link

news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.asp?Feed=AP&Date=20060815&ID=58929 80


From the article sales are up 11% in NC.. (alaska may be the new hot spot - isn't that a play on words) as they saw a 48.6 % jump in sales...

But could this hurt the areas where people are going to escape the city -

A report show high-cost gas is here to stay, and the predictions are those high commute prices will pull more homeowners -- even young families -- to live in central cities and create a push for more public transportation.
(this is on the MSN home page for full reprt)

The article (for those who do not want to see the entire one I will note the highlights in my own words due to copyright laws)

This is being seen in LA, KB Homes is noted to be the leader in development of a new type of neighborhood.

Further comments state in 15 yrs in LA there will be a change from not going building single-family detached homes farther and farther into the desert- (is n't that what is going on now in NC< not the desert but due to taxes and other factors, people are spreading out into the more rural area (which won't be that way for long) -

ANd while we all want a short commute and may chose where we live based on that now, there is no guarantee you will stay with that co the rest of your working career and may only be able to find a job with a longer commute.

The article even compares how much more of home you can buy cutting gas costs.

(MY DH commutes to NYC and while his train ticket is $368, it is still cheaper then if he had to commute the same distance 45 miles in his car, as he has an SUV)

It appears the more things change (or we try to change) the more they are the same (or go back to that way)
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:25 PM
 
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time to trade your dh's SUV for a more gas efficient car?

Gas price hike here in NC has been brutal. Last month the premium was $2.99. Now it is at $3.29
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I paid $2.85 per gallon at a fairly new station off Glenwood Avenue called Eagles. My husband paid $2.87 in Garner, off 70. I just keep my eyes open and don't wait until my gas is down to nothing. So, even if I have l/4 of a tank and find cheap gas...I'm there! And I have a small car so it only costs me about $42 to fill up. I use the medium priced gas! Vicki
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:35 PM
 
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Reg un here now is $3.11 a gal, I actually past a place yesterday that was $3.05 -
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The current NC average for a gallon of regular is $2.953. The national average is $2.997.

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Old 08-15-2006, 05:03 PM
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Connecticut shoreline has been $3.28 for a while now. I'm actually kind of drooling over what you call high prices!!!
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Connecticut shoreline has been $3.28 for a while now. I'm actually kind of drooling over what you call high prices!!!
You won't hear it from me. When the price of anything in North Carolina is at or below the national average, I'm satisfied.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:03 PM
 
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Could be lower in NC but the brain dead legislature in Raleigh instead of lowering the gas tax they raise it. They say the money goes to upgrade the roads. But most of that money just goes to the eastern counties.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:36 PM
 
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The current NC average for a gallon of regular is $2.953. The national average is $2.997.

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I think New York missed the boat on the national average because the prices are still much higher than they were a year ago. But it's odd that the prices did not sky rocket as they predicted a few days ago as a result of the alaskan pipeline problem.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:38 PM
 
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Reg un here now is $3.11 a gal, I actually past a place yesterday that was $3.05 -
Where did u find the $3.05 price? I just passed an Exxon station that said regular was at $3.11 a gallon.
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