Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Why the hell would anyone want to live in California?

Now I have nothing against mobile homes. We actually considered buying one at one point before we bought our house. But one of the main advantages to it that I can see is being able to get more for your money, which doesn't seem to apply in fucked up California. If you're paying 1.4 million for a trailer, don't own the land it sits on, and still have to pay rent that is several times higher than my mortgage payment, you should probably just move.

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6 comments:

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

Yeah, I love California, but I'll probably have to leave when I get out of grad school.

Even starting out with a Ph.D., it'll be hard to find anywhere decent to live that I can actually afford.

Rob the Dirty Liberal said...

California does have the beach. I'm a big fan of that. But it does cost alot to live out here. I feel that I'll be in the same boat as the chemist. I'd like to stay here, but won't be able to afford it.

John Howard said...

I'm not saying there aren't good reasons to like California, I'm saying that I can't imagine any of them are worth paying that steep price. However, I've never been there.

Linkmeister said...

You'd really like Hawai'i, which up until relatively recently was primarily leasehold land owned by old family estates. It's changing and people can buy the land now, but 20 years ago you faced lease rent increases after 30 years which could push you right out of your home.

Amicus Curiae said...

Here's to popping up out of nowhere (moi)...I've spent most of my life in CA, and it does have its perks, but the wife & I are outta here as soon as we get the opportunity (depending on where she gets into grad school & I get hired, that old chestnut).

Justin said...

John wait yesterday a double wide sold for 2.7 mil and the owner not only has to pay rent on the lot but he has to pay the taxes on the land as well.