California Home Prices Drop ... - page 5

Well, it's finally happening ... Home prices have dropped a little. I wonder how far it will go.... Read More

  1. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from peterpiper78
    obviously you didn't read it or you don't read as well as you think you do. To sum it up, i said we are all educated people on this board NOT gangbangers that are willing to kill because somebody puts down their place of residence. why would i need someone to back up the statement if i'm already saying we are not kllers, we are educated and the whole getting twisted out of shape should be beneath us? i dont see how you can't see that in my writing. its clear as day. just read it one more time.
    Please get this clear. I have no reading comprehension disorder. I don't need to read your post one more time. It upsets me more everytime I do. Perhaps you should go back to the post in which I said that I don't believe you can substantiate a claim that anyone (read that to mean even gangbangers) has threatened to kill over California bashing. It just makes no sense and it perpetuates the belief that California has more of a gang problem than other states. Since you're so keen on insulting my intelligence, may I ask why it doesn't occur to a bright person such as yourself that since you are so miserable in the Golden State, perhaps packing up and returning from whence you came would suit you better?
  2. by   rn/writer
    Enough with giving and taking offense, already.

    California is a great place for some folks and a not-so-great place for others.

    Those of you who feel your state is being maligned, be glad that people have the wrong impression or you'd probably be overrun with new residents.

    Please, keep subsequent posts impersonal until the temperature drops a bit. Resist the urge to 'splain things to someone who has ticked you off. State your opinion without mentioning others. There is no need for a thread like this to become so hostile and abrasive.

    In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"
  3. by   Sheri257
    Quote from rn/writer
    Those of you who feel your state is being maligned, be glad that people have the wrong impression or you'd probably be overrun with new residents.
    To me, that's not a bad thing. I want people to come here. If it wasn't for all of those new residents, I wouldn't have a bunch of equity in my house. And I wouldn't be making as much money either. Thanks to those new residents, I'm going to be able to retire quite comfortably.

    The only downside, really, is traffic but, you just learn the shortcuts ... like anywhere else.

    :typing
  4. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from rn/writer
    Enough with giving and taking offense, already.

    California is a great place for some folks and a not-so-great place for others.

    Those of you who feel your state is being maligned, be glad that people have the wrong impression or you'd probably be overrun with new residents.

    Please, keep subsequent posts impersonal until the temperature drops a bit. Resist the urge to 'splain things to someone who has ticked you off. State your opinion without mentioning others. There is no need for a thread like this to become so hostile and abrasive.

    In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"
    :yeahthat: Right on Mima!!!
  5. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from lizz
    To me, that's not a bad thing. I want people to come here. If it wasn't for all of those new residents, I wouldn't have a bunch of equity in my house. And I wouldn't be making as much money either. Thanks to those new residents, I'm going to be able to retire quite comfortably.

    The only downside, really, is traffic but, you just learn the shortcuts ... like anywhere else.

    :typing
    Lizz, I guess this is where you and I disagree. I am all for people who don't want to live here staying away. Far away, please. After all, that's what I do for all those very many places in which I have absolutely no desire to live. I do dig my equity, but I think there are enough people here already that it will keep building.
  6. by   rn/writer
    Thanks, all, for returning this thread to a more civil tone.

    I visited CA for a couple of weeks about eight years ago. San Fran, Santa Barbara, LA, and points in between. What amazed me was the tremendous variation within the state. I'd be hard-pressed to think a person couldn't find something to like.

    And we didn't even head for the far north, which I've been assured offers more variety still.

    It did seem that the three cities we stayed in had a high cost of living and the property values were far beyond our reach. But if we really wanted to make it work, we'd find a way, whether it meant starting small and trading up or accepting a longer commute.

    For now, I'm a Cheesehead, but I hope to visit CA again and stay a bit longer. I have lovely memories of our trip and the people we met.
  7. by   Sheri257
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Lizz, I guess this is where you and I disagree. I am all for people who don't want to live here staying away. Far away, please. After all, that's what I do for all those very many places in which I have absolutely no desire to live. I do dig my equity, but I think there are enough people here already that it will keep building.
    This link estimates we'll get another 9 million people in the next 20 years. The inland population will increase by 45 percent while, the more expensive coastal areas will only increase by 17 percent.

    http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/jtf...ulationJTF.pdf

    Since you're on the coast and I'm in the desert ... maybe we'll both get what we want.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Nov 15, '06
  8. by   mstigerlily
    You seem kinda defensive about California, I've seen you post quite a bit. I don't care what people think about California, I've lived here my whole life and I'm glad when I see others saying they're scared of earthquakes and housing prices. Fine - let them stay away!


    Quote from lizz
    You know ... there seems to be a recurring pattern here. And I'm not just talking about this thread.

    There's a lot of places that I'd rather die than live in. And I'm sure many Californians feel the same way.

    But I don't see people routinely making a point of going to the forums in other states and telling people how bad it is and that they shouldn't live there.

    What's up with all of these California haters? Seems like California bashing has become a favorite past time.

    Maybe we should go to the other forums and start complaining about everything that's wrong with their state.

    This is getting to be ridiculous.

  9. by   FockerInTraining
    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to this board and just want to say what a great place this is . I have read many posts since finding this site last night and have seen the many negative comments about California as well. The one thing I cannot understand though is why does everyone that comments on CA think that you must live in the LA or SF areas only?

    That is the same thing as me saying your state is too expensive to live because I am only looking at the most expensive areas to buy a home at in your state. California has great weather as everyone knows, but it's not limited to certain parts of the state. I don't understand people that live in little towns in whatever state they are from say, If I move to CA I have to live right on the beach. That type of reasoning is setting yourself up for failure.

    My mother always told me if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all. Instead on here I see someone ask a question about california and everyone that doesn't live here has an opinion on the matter. And there opinion pertains to trying to buy a house in the most expensive areas in the state. Sorry to rant, but you folks who trash CA really need to think of what CA really has to offer.

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