Goodbye to San Diego

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Submitted by EconProf on February 22, 2021 - 2:26am

After 45 years in San Diego as teacher, real estate investor, and contractor we are leaving. Apparently, so are a lot of other people. The cost of living, and especially the housing cost difference is one of the many reasons, and here are the specifics:
1. Our brand new custom-designed house will cost about 1/3 the price we are getting for our current house and be 10% larger, all on one level.
2. Our HOA will fall from $495/month to about $100. For that HOA we will be a two-block walk from a clubhouse with an exercise room, two pools (one summer, one winter), tennis courts, pickleball courts, etc., etc.
3. Our property taxes will fall from $16,500 per year to about $3000.
4. Monthly utility costs will be vastly lower.

Piggs are invited to guess our destination.

Submitted by Myriad on May 4, 2021 - 9:24am.

The argument for moving to a different state is much stronger if you can't afford to own a SFR and you only option is a condo or don't currently own at home.
So basically no one on this forum, LOL

Submitted by Hobie on May 4, 2021 - 11:06am.


Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 4, 2021 - 10:56pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
Also, what abput the riff raff.

The Villages are calling you and Econ Prof

DEFINITELY want to see that movie!!!..there's a writer, carl hiassen, who writes about various dirtbags, real estate developpers, criminals, weirdos in florida, fiction, he's funny, ive only read SKINNY DIP, made me firmly commit to NEVER moving to florida, even though it was comedic fiction.

Just finished SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, dark documentary set in the villages, Florida.

Five stars. Really well done. Dennis Dean, the 81 year old van dwelling Playboy steals the show. Rock star performance. Guy makes me wonder what the hell I've been worrying about. Amazing performance!

Submitted by The-Shoveler on May 5, 2021 - 8:02am.

Matt Foley

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 5, 2021 - 10:38am.

The-Shoveler wrote:
Matt Foley

No way. he's so fucking cool. 81. still partying. got tons of chicks. totally free. dude was an inspiration

Submitted by Coronita on May 9, 2021 - 7:42am.

The interactive map shows in 2020 San Diego County lost 0.48% people, whereas riverside saw an increase of 0.56%

Hardly a mass exodus.

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 9, 2021 - 8:23am.

Less immigration due to Covid-19. Lower wage hospitality workers moved back home. Birth rate down. High cost of housing means less coming here but those that do are wealthier.

Will be interesting to watch over next decade. Could go either way

Submitted by gzz on May 10, 2021 - 11:49am.

I agree with SDR on major factors. Also seems like counties with a larger share of students had larger pop declines. Look at Santa Cruz at -3.5% in one year. Also look how Yolo Co (UC Davis) had a 1.7% loss while next door Sacramento was positive 0.5%.

Submitted by barnaby33 on May 11, 2021 - 12:07pm.

YOLO in Yolo, maybe once?

Submitted by svelte on May 12, 2021 - 3:24pm.

Well it had to happen. New home contracts being canceled in Utah. Hope your home is already built econ or you could be facing a contractor who now wants to renegotiate the price:

Probably going to happen all over the US soon...

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 13, 2021 - 10:11am.

Utah and it's 3M residents had a $1.5B budget surplus. Sounds like a well run state. Poorly run California and it's 40M residents only had a $75B budget surplus

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