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Old 03-10-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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Is it true the bay is home to the richest people on planet earth?

It seems alot of folks in the Bay Area have very nice cars and homes so they must have lots of money cuz the average income for these cities is rich mans money.

I consider 6 figures to be rich so im going on that.
There are janitors out here that pull in 6 figures.... if you consider that rich. Does mean some hard and owning the business....
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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What comfuses me is why do people get so rich just because of dot coms?

My brother lives in Campbell and he gets 62k and he aint happy.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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The price is per housing unit - most housing units in Pleasanton are single family homes, most in SF are condos. That would be my guess. A single family home in SF will still cost more than one in Pleasanton.
The people in Pleasanton haven't been selling houses for MONTHS, since June of last year I would say. All the biggies at Alain Pinel and Remax and Ruby Hill are seeing inventory just SIT. NO one is buying... not even there.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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I sure hope the housing crash has lowered some of these ridiculous prices now.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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SF and SF Bay area are very desirable areas to live. I enjoyed being in the bay area very much and when I left it was with tears, still cry sometimes when I think about it. The schools, weather, culture, people and the fact that not that many new developments hold the real estate value. Look at areas that grow too fast, not too far, Antioch and Brentwood for example, all are bedroom communities and don't offer much when it comes to community and jobs, that's why they were the first to get hit. The values that Montclair posted are already lower than what it was 5 years ago. I think the bay is at it's lowest, the desirable parts of it, so if someone thinks they will be able to buy a good house in Danville for $500,000, not going to happen soon, been looking for 3 years. Bay area is the best place to invest in real estate that's why I am thinking of moving back. Great post Montclair, thx
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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SF and SF Bay area are very desirable areas to live. I enjoyed being in the bay area very much and when I left it was with tears, still cry sometimes when I think about it. The schools, weather, culture, people and the fact that not that many new developments hold the real estate value. Look at areas that grow too fast, not too far, Antioch and Brentwood for example, all are bedroom communities and don't offer much when it comes to community and jobs, that's why they were the first to get hit. The values that Montclair posted are already lower than what it was 5 years ago. I think the bay is at it's lowest, the desirable parts of it, so if someone thinks they will be able to buy a good house in Danville for $500,000, not going to happen soon, been looking for 3 years. Bay area is the best place to invest in real estate that's why I am thinking of moving back. Great post Montclair, thx
Anyone making the median salary in the Bay Area will have a difficult time with these home prices. You can't eat scenery.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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SF and SF Bay area are very desirable areas to live.
LOL... It's more like bay area is the most expensive, overpriced, congested, unhappy place in the country full of materialistic phonies who do nothing but work all the time and make money... And yes they make a lot of money and that is why its expensive. Its a nice place to visit but terrible place to live..
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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LOL... It's more like bay area is the most expensive, overpriced, congested, unhappy place in the country full of materialistic phonies who do nothing but work all the time and make money... And yes they make a lot of money and that is why its expensive. Its a nice place to visit but terrible place to live..
I disagree. I love it here. I have lived in many other cities and states. Some bigger (NY) some smaller (Phoenix) but this usually is the best... Although the weather this year is making my fondness drop a bit.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:24 PM
 
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I disagree. I love it here.
Just because you love it doesn't mean my criticisms are wrong. The negatives of the bay area overwhelm the positives by a very large margin. Other than natural scenery, which gets boring after a while, what exactly is good about bay area over any other major metropolitan area? None in my opinion!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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LOL... It's more like bay area is the most expensive, overpriced, congested, unhappy place in the country full of materialistic phonies who do nothing but work all the time and make money... And yes they make a lot of money and that is why its expensive. Its a nice place to visit but terrible place to live..
Oh andyadhi01, no need to describe yourself! We already know!
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Just because you love it doesn't mean my criticisms are wrong. The negatives of the bay area overwhelm the positives by a very large margin. Other than natural scenery, which gets boring after a while, what exactly is good about bay area over any other major metropolitan area? None in my opinion!
Just because you hate it doesn't mean your criticism is right.

It is just YOUR opinion. Those of us who likes it here are as entitled to our opinion as you are yours.

Here is a big shocker (though perhaps just to you):
One person's negative can be another person's positive! AND it's applicable to other places besides the bay area!
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