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Old 08-31-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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In honor of marcopolo666, I'm going to bump this thread every August 31st. ;-)
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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You forgot to bump the thread this past Aug 31st ...

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This thread is kinda like the Democrat and Republican parties : no longer doing what they were created to do, but still lingering on as a useless waste because people just can't let go.

Personally, I'd be interested to get an update from the OP and how it's going TEN YEARS AFTER this thread was created. (He reportedly moved to Virginia and gave up the idea of moving to LosBanos.)
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:48 PM
 
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Blast from the past. I wonder if OP ever get back to this thread, wonder how he/she would freak out over the current prices
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: San Jose CA
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Default We are moving to Los Banos

Since this thread started in 2012, a lot has changed in this little town. There are a lot more new stores, and new homes. Hubby and I are living in San Jose. We are selling our home to our daughter and her hubby, as this will put them in a good school district. They are having a baby in October. WE looked at Stonefield homes, Anderson, other ones. We want to pay cash and keep home under 400K . There are a lot of homes under 400K in Los Banos!!

We ended up buying a home in the gated 55 over community, *Four Seasons* K Hovanian homes. Made really well. We did look and look and even went to Gustine, other smaller towns, Merced. Decided to live in LB because the price for homes is good, and still close enough to get back to San Jose for baby sitting work. My husband will retire so we do not have to worry, about the bad commute times.

I talked to different people and a couple from our church that moved there. I really like that it is slower, less people, less cars. I will have to deal with the extra heat. About 10 degrees hotter than SJ. But the new homes are very well insulated, and of course AC. We decided on the gated community because they have pool , exercise room, library, many things to do. Plus gates for security. Oh the homes are under 300K , ours will be a bit more as we added extras .

LB reminds me of San Jose when I was growing up in the 1960's. Ranch land, fruit orchards, open lands, slower pace. Now it is crazy here.
We are getting the house ready to move it is a lot of work!!

I keep hearing about Costco, when is it coming ?LOL
One thing is no Kaiser there so have to go back to SJ for health care appts. Maybe Gilroy.
I can't wait to move , looks like end of Sept.

So for us moving here is a great thing. Will be different for us living in San Jose our whole lives, but it is exciting.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:42 PM
 
Location: San Jose CA
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prices are still a lot less than San Jose now lol
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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@ Bonbonk5,


We used to do a lot of fishing & camping around the San Joaquin Valley.


The fishing was pretty good at the San Luis O'Neill Forebay, CA Aqueduct, Delta/Mendota canal, etc. We caught a lot of Striped Bass & catfish around the valley.


Best of Luck with your new Adventure...
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Since this thread started in 2012, a lot has changed in this little town. There are a lot more new stores, and new homes. Hubby and I are living in San Jose. We are selling our home to our daughter and her hubby, as this will put them in a good school district. They are having a baby in October. WE looked at Stonefield homes, Anderson, other ones. We want to pay cash and keep home under 400K . There are a lot of homes under 400K in Los Banos!!

We ended up buying a home in the gated 55 over community, *Four Seasons* K Hovanian homes. Made really well. We did look and look and even went to Gustine, other smaller towns, Merced. Decided to live in LB because the price for homes is good, and still close enough to get back to San Jose for baby sitting work. My husband will retire so we do not have to worry, about the bad commute times.

I talked to different people and a couple from our church that moved there. I really like that it is slower, less people, less cars. I will have to deal with the extra heat. About 10 degrees hotter than SJ. But the new homes are very well insulated, and of course AC. We decided on the gated community because they have pool , exercise room, library, many things to do. Plus gates for security. Oh the homes are under 300K , ours will be a bit more as we added extras .

LB reminds me of San Jose when I was growing up in the 1960's. Ranch land, fruit orchards, open lands, slower pace. Now it is crazy here.
We are getting the house ready to move it is a lot of work!!

I keep hearing about Costco, when is it coming ?LOL
One thing is no Kaiser there so have to go back to SJ for health care appts. Maybe Gilroy.
I can't wait to move , looks like end of Sept.

So for us moving here is a great thing. Will be different for us living in San Jose our whole lives, but it is exciting.

Perfect story!!! Thank you for update, and God bless you and your family. You are so positive and courageous.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:55 PM
 
Location: San Jose CA
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thanks, I have not fished since a kid, so maybe take it up again, in retirement
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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Since this thread started in 2012, a lot has changed in this little town. There are a lot more new stores, and new homes. Hubby and I are living in San Jose. We are selling our home to our daughter and her hubby, as this will put them in a good school district. They are having a baby in October. WE looked at Stonefield homes, Anderson, other ones. We want to pay cash and keep home under 400K . There are a lot of homes under 400K in Los Banos!!

We ended up buying a home in the gated 55 over community, *Four Seasons* K Hovanian homes. Made really well. We did look and look and even went to Gustine, other smaller towns, Merced. Decided to live in LB because the price for homes is good, and still close enough to get back to San Jose for baby sitting work. My husband will retire so we do not have to worry, about the bad commute times.

I talked to different people and a couple from our church that moved there. I really like that it is slower, less people, less cars. I will have to deal with the extra heat. About 10 degrees hotter than SJ. But the new homes are very well insulated, and of course AC. We decided on the gated community because they have pool , exercise room, library, many things to do. Plus gates for security. Oh the homes are under 300K , ours will be a bit more as we added extras .

LB reminds me of San Jose when I was growing up in the 1960's. Ranch land, fruit orchards, open lands, slower pace. Now it is crazy here.
We are getting the house ready to move it is a lot of work!!

I keep hearing about Costco, when is it coming ?LOL
One thing is no Kaiser there so have to go back to SJ for health care appts. Maybe Gilroy.
I can't wait to move , looks like end of Sept.

So for us moving here is a great thing. Will be different for us living in San Jose our whole lives, but it is exciting.
I doubt San Jose was that hot weather-wise back then.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:26 AM
 
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Since this thread started in 2012, a lot has changed in this little town. There are a lot more new stores, and new homes. Hubby and I are living in San Jose. We are selling our home to our daughter and her hubby, as this will put them in a good school district. They are having a baby in October. WE looked at Stonefield homes, Anderson, other ones. We want to pay cash and keep home under 400K . There are a lot of homes under 400K in Los Banos!!

We ended up buying a home in the gated 55 over community, *Four Seasons* K Hovanian homes. Made really well. We did look and look and even went to Gustine, other smaller towns, Merced. Decided to live in LB because the price for homes is good, and still close enough to get back to San Jose for baby sitting work. My husband will retire so we do not have to worry, about the bad commute times.

I talked to different people and a couple from our church that moved there. I really like that it is slower, less people, less cars. I will have to deal with the extra heat. About 10 degrees hotter than SJ. But the new homes are very well insulated, and of course AC. We decided on the gated community because they have pool , exercise room, library, many things to do. Plus gates for security. Oh the homes are under 300K , ours will be a bit more as we added extras .

LB reminds me of San Jose when I was growing up in the 1960's. Ranch land, fruit orchards, open lands, slower pace. Now it is crazy here.
We are getting the house ready to move it is a lot of work!!

I keep hearing about Costco, when is it coming ?LOL
One thing is no Kaiser there so have to go back to SJ for health care appts. Maybe Gilroy.
I can't wait to move , looks like end of Sept.

So for us moving here is a great thing. Will be different for us living in San Jose our whole lives, but it is exciting.
Glad to hear of your plans, and best wishes to you and family
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