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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #440 on: April 09, 2013, 12:26:21 AM »
In la it is impossible to buy a house under $1 million

So what do people do?
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #441 on: April 09, 2013, 12:26:24 AM »
In la it is impossible to buy a house under $1 million
Really?? Is that true?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #442 on: April 09, 2013, 12:26:49 AM »
In la it is impossible to buy a house under $1 million
At least in the city.
Can always venture out to the valley but the weather isn't as good and the traffic is horrendous.

Really?? Is that true?
Yes.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #443 on: April 09, 2013, 12:26:56 AM »
+1. That's why I don't know what full tuition is
But your still getting a break and have to present your finances before a committee. Not pleasant
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #444 on: April 09, 2013, 12:27:34 AM »
So what do people do?
Live paycheck to paycheck?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #445 on: April 09, 2013, 12:27:40 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I love LA perhaps more than any other city in the US and I'm always going back there to vacation and I spent 3 years learning there.  But boy does it have more than its fair share of cons as a city to raise a family.

It's interesting that there are many young couples coming back to LA and starting their families here.  I don't know if they'll all stay once they have a few kids, but they're coming back for now.

I would add to the con list earthquakes (even though big ones may only come every couple decades they can be devastating)

I didn't include earthquakes for the same reason hurricanes are not included in NY/FL and blizzards/tornadoes are not included in the midwest: natural disasters don't count.  If anything, damaging earthquakes are a lot less frequent than other damaging natural disasters.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #446 on: April 09, 2013, 12:27:53 AM »
So what do people do?
Have rich parents/in laws
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #447 on: April 09, 2013, 12:28:19 AM »
In la it is impossible to buy a house under $1 million
Unless it shot up. Many 2 family houses were not that much more then that. Which lowers the cost considerable. But still probably the most expensive frum place.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #448 on: April 09, 2013, 12:29:07 AM »
It's interesting that there are many young couples coming back to LA and starting their families here.  I don't know if they'll all stay once they have a few kids, but they're coming back for now.
Of course they are.
Living in LA is the high life.  It's like flying First, who could go back to coach?
And yet...you have to pay for flying first and in the game of life you can't always use miles.
And it's not $$$$ it's also spirituality.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #449 on: April 09, 2013, 12:29:10 AM »
In la it is impossible to buy a house under $1 million

I wouldn't go that far, but it's close. The valley is still under $750k.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #450 on: April 09, 2013, 12:30:09 AM »
I wouldn't go that far, but it's close. The valley is still under $750k.
The valley does not equal la
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #451 on: April 09, 2013, 12:31:13 AM »
Live paycheck to paycheck?
How does that help if the paycheck isn't big enough.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #452 on: April 09, 2013, 12:31:17 AM »
I wouldn't go that far, but it's close.
A growing family likely needs a house that's 4/2.5 or so.
I don't think you can find that in the city for less than 7 figures. CMIIW.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #453 on: April 09, 2013, 12:31:28 AM »
How does that help if the paycheck isn't big enough.
Live in debt?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #454 on: April 09, 2013, 12:31:36 AM »
The valley does not equal la

It has 99% of the benefits of LA (and it's technically in LA city).  It's just farther north and doesn't have as good weather.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #455 on: April 09, 2013, 12:32:11 AM »
I didn't include earthquakes for the same reason hurricanes are not included in NY/FL
How can you put NY and FL together when it comes to hurricanes???

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #456 on: April 09, 2013, 12:32:35 AM »
It has 99% of the benefits of LA (and it's technically in LA city).  It's just farther north and doesn't have as good weather.
And endless traffic.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #457 on: April 09, 2013, 12:32:38 AM »
How can you put NY and FL together when it comes to hurricanes???
Sandy? :P

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #458 on: April 09, 2013, 12:32:45 AM »
Live in debt?
Or off the government.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #459 on: April 09, 2013, 12:32:59 AM »