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On 7/22/2019 at 12:30 PM, traumaRUs said:

Wow is all I can come up with. However, while I "wow" the salary, I also "wow" the cost of a house! $400,000 for something decent???!!! Yikes!

Thats not affordable to my midwestern sense of affordable. I would think $320k for salary would translate roughly to 100k here in rural central IL where you can get a decent house fo 100k.

Lol, I would love to have that salary and houses that cheap. I live in MD working in the ICU and there are no real unions. I get paid 28.6/ hour and $5 for nights. That's only like $63,000 per year. Houses in Maryland are super expensive. I just saw an add stating new house starting at ONLY $900,000 in Howard county. So yeah, sign me up for $200,000 per year and $400,000 houses lol.

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LilPeanut has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in NICU/Neonatal transport.

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1 hour ago, AgentHarmon said:

Lol, I would love to have that salary and houses that cheap. I live in MD working in the ICU and there are no real unions. I get paid 28.6/ hour and $5 for nights. That's only like $63,000 per year. Houses in Maryland are super expensive. I just saw an add stating new house starting at ONLY $900,000 in Howard county. So yeah, sign me up for $200,000 per year and $400,000 houses lol.

Really, the houses here are more like >700k, but buying is not the best option for everyone.  It's a lie we've been sold.  Just have to keep repeating this. 

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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12 hours ago, LilPeanut said:

Really, the houses here are more like >700k, but buying is not the best option for everyone.  It's a lie we've been sold.  Just have to keep repeating this. 

A house in SF starting at >700K, yeah that's in a shady neighborhood and it probably won't qualify for a mortgage because its's unlivable.

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MiHopeFull is a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Emergency Medicine.

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When I worked in Columbus Ohio, there was a bedside nurse making 260,000 at my hospital, was working 6-7 days a week though it was at a major university with all the employee salaries being publicly available. 

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On 7/25/2019 at 4:35 PM, Jkloo said:

I have to agree with this.  I'm not sure where people get the idea that it takes 500k to obtain a half-decent home in California.

I live in Connecticut and people (primarily online) say the same thing about this state. “You can’t get a decent house/good location for under half a million dollars.”  Uh, what?  My mortgage receipt (and Zillow) says differently. I am not sure the motivation to exaggerate so drastically. 

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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On 7/22/2019 at 10:10 PM, ToFNPandBeyond said:

Not true. Many parts of Sacramento are very affordable. I can attest. 

Not true. Slab City is absolutely free .http://www.wtfshouldidowithmylife.com/live-in-slab-city/ All you need are solar/wind generators and to bring in or buy your water and you can truly live rent free in California. Alternatively, here is a decent house for rent near Modesto California (I mention that because I just saw a Psych NP add near there that pays $100.00/hr) for only $2500 per month (5 bed/3 bath with a pool). There are many homes near me in Florida that rent for more than that https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4224-Frost-Way-Modesto-CA-95356/54984322_zpid/ .   I also had a friend who lived in his mini RV (parking in Walmart's and other places) and taking showers with his AnyTime (24 hour) fitness membership. Again absolutely or nearly rent free (his mini RV was around 15K used and was pulled by an old Toyota Sienna with a hitch worth about 3K due to 250K miles).   It is all a matter of how far you are willing to go.

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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13 hours ago, myoglobin said:

Alternatively, here is a decent house for rent near Modesto California (I mention that because I just saw a Psych NP add near there that pays $100.00/hr) for only $2500 per month (5 bed/3 bath with a pool). There are many homes near me in Florida that rent for more than that

You can easily rent a house in Sacramento if you are willing to pay $2000 a month or more.

I just rented a house for $1450 on the border of Elk Grove, fully furnished, for a 7 month lease, 3 BR 2 BA through a listing agency for traveling nurses.

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14 hours ago, myoglobin said:

Not true. Slab City is absolutely free .http://www.wtfshouldidowithmylife.com/live-in-slab-city/ All you need are solar/wind generators and to bring in or buy your water and you can truly live rent free in California. Alternatively, here is a decent house for rent near Modesto California (I mention that because I just saw a Psych NP add near there that pays $100.00/hr) for only $2500 per month (5 bed/3 bath with a pool). There are many homes near me in Florida that rent for more than that https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4224-Frost-Way-Modesto-CA-95356/54984322_zpid/ .   I also had a friend who lived in his mini RV (parking in Walmart's and other places) and taking showers with his AnyTime (24 hour) fitness membership. Again absolutely or nearly rent free (his mini RV was around 15K used and was pulled by an old Toyota Sienna with a hitch worth about 3K due to 250K miles).   It is all a matter of how far you are willing to go.

Nobody in their right mind would live in Slab City.  I worked at a nearby clinic in Niland and it was the worst city I've seen.   Literally just sand and meth heads.  Slab City was glorified in the movie "Into the Wild"

It's an old army base that was abandoned after WWII.  There is really no running water besides an irrigation pipe that is broken where the residents bathe, use for drinking and use for toileting. There is no power unless you have solar.  Don't go there unless you want to live in absolute poverty.  Trash is everywhere and so is the dirt. Summer temps can reach over 124 degrees and winters get below freezing in the middle of the desert. It's free to stay but not worth it unless you are addicted to Meth.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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Maybe, but it is "free".  I might not be in my right mind, but honestly if I had a suitable RV or camper I might consider spending some time there. There are always trade offs especially when you are talking "free" and California.  Also as a PMHNP living and working in Florida I find those suffering from drug addiction to be no less pleasant than many of the MD's I am forced to work under (and certainly less pretentious). I thought that "Traveling Robert" did an excellent segment on his Amazon (free for Prime and also free on Youtube) show Traveling to the West.

 

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:40 PM, Xance said:

Making over 200k isn't unheard of for me as I saw Paramedics making 330k in Afghanistan when I went and the starting salary for new paramedics was 150k for Afghanistan even in 2012 so an extremely high salary such as that isn't unusual to me.  What is unusual is that it's in CA, so you can kiss most of that money goodbye.  200k for a 'small empty plot of land'?  Here in Texas most small parcels of land cost 10-20% of that depending on area and even less outside of cities.  There are ads for those KB Homes they put up real fast for 150-250k depending on certain size and area.  A 400k house is nearly a mansion in San Antonio...

Well, go work in Afghanistan then.

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