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Old 11-07-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: 92037
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procpital, you are certifiably insane going against logic and instead going by how you 'feel'. California welcomes that kind of crazy with open arms.

Sounds like a match made in heaven
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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[quote=shmoov_groovzsd;32133354]procpital, you are certifiably insane going against logic and instead going by how you 'feel'. California welcomes that kind of crazy with open arms. ... QUOTE]

Well, yes and no.

California welcomes with open arms the people who can truly afford to be here and pay the 'sunshine tax'. It can be very harsh on those who come here based how they 'feel', but who really can't afford it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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San Diego, in my opinion is the best place to live, work and raise a family if you can comfortably afford it, and emphasis is on affordability. Procapital, based on your previous posts, affordability is not an issue, so you're not crazy for relocating to "God's Country." As ER mentioned, make sure you have a spare room to accommodate guests, because they'll be coming

In the 2 years we've been living here, we've host many friends and family that have to come to visit than the 10 years or so we lived in Arizona. Almost everyone in our inner circle that come to visit fall in love with San Diego and immediately start "wishful thinking" plans to relocate. Off course until we tell them what the average home price is and how much they can expect to make in their field of employment. Its funny how the novelty wears off quickly.

As procapital correctly stated, the landscape is just breathtaking; beautiful coastline with endless beaches, many options that cater to kids and adults alike with indoor/outdoor amenities, proximity to major cities like LA, Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson etc. In a single County, you have coastline, inland, mountains and desert landscapes to choose from with great weather to boot. Where else can you get all this?

On the flip side, San Diego is not for everyone, especially if you're starting out as a young professional. Salaries and wages are not in sync with the high cost of living and over-priced real estate prices, plus high taxes. Career Upward Mobility opportunities are not as nearly as fluid and available as compared to other cities like DC, Bay Area, Seattle, NYC due to the limited number of corporate offices in San Diego.

Personally, I have no plans of leaving and am digging in for the long haul but sometimes you just never know what life may throw at you.

If you end up at Santaluz, you'll be very happy, it's an awesome community....I don't live there, but have visited ER multiple times. It's a cool place!

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: 92037
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procpital, you are certifiably insane going against logic and instead going by how you 'feel'. California welcomes that kind of crazy with open arms. ... QUOTE]

Well, yes and no.

California welcomes with open arms the people who can truly afford to be here and pay the 'sunshine tax'. It can be very harsh on those who come here based how they 'feel', but who really can't afford it.
Hey I didnt say for how long, just that it welcomes those with open arms. Hence the wink
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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...as close to perfection on the geographical scale as possible, you may live out your remaining years in a happy daze.
...In Bonita? …seriously?

How many times have you actually gone to the Beach on christmas day?
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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[quote=oddstray;32133555]
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procpital, you are certifiably insane going against logic and instead going by how you 'feel'. California welcomes that kind of crazy with open arms. ... QUOTE]

Well, yes and no.

California welcomes with open arms the people who can truly afford to be here and pay the 'sunshine tax'. It can be very harsh on those who come here based how they 'feel', but who really can't afford it.

Absolutely SPOT ON target oddstray. Great post.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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Trust me procapital...once you move here.....your friends and relatives that think you are "crazy" will be visiting you. You better buy a house with a spare bedroom as the visitors will come. LOL. We have a steady stream of family and friends that have come here and used our guest bedroom.

I'm sure they won't think you are so crazy as to not use your guest bedroom.
I can see that, it is one of the reasons we will be looking for a five bedroom home. I can't wait!! By the way, thanks for recommending us to your real estate friend, he is very nice and knowledgeable.

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Old 11-07-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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I can see that, it is one of the reasons we will be looking for a five bedroom home. I can't wait!! By the way, thanks for recommending us to your real estate friend, he is very nice and knowledgeable.


Oh yeah..definitely go with more bedrooms than you think you will need. I NEVER thought I'd need more room than I have now. But my wife and I are talking about having another baby next year so that means my office will have to get moved to another room to turn it back into a bedroom. My mother in law is here in San Diego at least 1 to 2 months out of the year. LOL.

Absolutely you're welcome for the referral to Paul. He is a really solid guy procapital. He lives in the area so he knows it well. He also has young kids. He was just at my house the other night for my birthday party. Great guy. As well, feel free to drop me an email/PM anytime and when you visit, the offer still stands to invite you and your family over to the house.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Oh yeah..definitely go with more bedrooms than you think you will need. I NEVER thought I'd need more room than I have now. But my wife and I are talking about having another baby next year so that means my office will have to get moved to another room to turn it back into a bedroom. My mother in law is here in San Diego at least 1 to 2 months out of the year. LOL.

Absolutely you're welcome for the referral to Paul. He is a really solid guy procapital. He lives in the area so he knows it well. He also has young kids. He was just at my house the other night for my birthday party. Great guy. As well, feel free to drop me an email/PM anytime and when you visit, the offer still stands to invite you and your family over to the house.
We are also thinking i going for our third one!! We have twin girls, it is time to try for a boy...

It seems that we will be visiting in two weeks, just the week before Thanksgiving, I will be calling Paul to confirm in the next few days and I will be sending you a PM soon, thanks again.

And Happy Belated Birthday!!
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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We are also thinking i going for our third one!! We have twin girls, it is time to try for a boy...

It seems that we will be visiting in two weeks, just the week before Thanksgiving, I will be calling Paul to confirm in the next few days and I will be sending you a PM soon, thanks again.

And Happy Belated Birthday!!

Twins....wow..I'm sure you stay busy! Sure, I'm going to Santa Monica for Thanksgiving week but I'll be around the week before Thanksgiving if you come.... sure PM me and we'll meet up. Thanks for the Birthday wishes. I HATE birthdays but it was great this year.
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