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Old 07-01-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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Homeowners get an extra 100k every year in the bank. Why would they not want more people to move here. And that 100k is on the very low side.
Because as long as they live in those houses, they have to pay more and more in property taxes. The only way to collect that money is to sell, and you have to live somewhere. Also, how is that 100k on the very low side? The median house price is about 800,000, and increases don't tend to stay at the 10% level, there's no reason to believe that we won't revert back to the 3-5% annual increases.
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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I'm more interested in the worst place for baby boomers.
I believe that would be West Virginia but the positive is way less traffic than Seattle. Happy trails!
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Millennials would be smarter to move to more undiscovered towns with reasonable real estate prices.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Millennials would be smarter to move to more undiscovered towns with reasonable real estate prices.
You mean, move to where the jobs aren't?
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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You mean, move to where the jobs aren't?
Every job isn’t technology. True for technology people. But for the middle class, it’s better to make 50k in the middle of the country than 75k here, in my opinion.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Every job isn’t technology. True for technology people. But for the middle class, it’s better to make 50k in the middle of the country than 75k here, in my opinion.
Hordes of Millennials descending on Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma, and the Upper Midwest? I wonder if those areas are ready for it. I saw a headline somewhere, today, that said something about Millennial Socialists about to swarm the country, or the voting booths, or somewhere, lol. Doesn't sound compatible with heartland sensibilities.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA./Fujieda-Japan
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Home to man buns....aka Millennial mullets. LOL!
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:28 AM
 
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Traffic and costs aside, I too think it’s improved as more people move in and add to the mix.


Oh I work remotely as well, although I fly out of Seatac often and have to say it looks more like LAX or JFK these days
Agree on that. I remember visiting the city 7-8 years back, it is much more cosmopoliton now with variety of international cuisines and other entertainment options.. It' s always better being a thriving city albeit expensive like NY, London, Singapore, SF than Detroit or St Louis.

Amazon, Zillow, F5, Redfin and other homegrown tech companies has been a huge positive to the city. We are seeing a temporary uptick in homelessness but it' s not an unsolvable problem..

Also i see people complaining about downtown here, but I go there often and is in much better shape than Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and other growing cities..
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Millennials would be smarter to move to more undiscovered towns with reasonable real estate prices.
True, my son makes what most would consider a massive income but with only 1 income, can't afford a great house and/or is afraid to trade up in a bubble.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA./Fujieda-Japan
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Agree on that. I remember visiting the city 7-8 years back, it is much more cosmopoliton now with variety of international cuisines and other entertainment options.. It' s always better being a thriving city albeit expensive like NY, London, Singapore, SF than Detroit or St Louis.

Amazon, Zillow, F5, Redfin and other homegrown tech companies has been a huge positive to the city. We are seeing a temporary uptick in homelessness but it' s not an unsolvable problem..

Also i see people complaining about downtown here, but I go there often and is in much better shape than Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and other growing cities..
Unsolvable homeless problem? In case you noticed many today want to be homeless...it's a modern day lifestyle. They have zero desire to work. Why would you want to work when you have free shi_? It's an issue that isn't solvable because the problem (homeless people) don't want to be productive citizens but rather freeload and use drugs all day long.

Seattle has wasted tens of millions of dollars and the issue has only gotten worse. LOL! But here's the stickler....Seattle has recently said they can solve the problem but they will need another 50+ million to do it.

Suckers!

And they just banned straws & plastic utensils. Oh brother can we not get anymore stupid.
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