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Old 01-20-2021, 12:14 PM   #74803
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Lol, my son is now in Austin.

Here in Idaho everyone blames Californians, but most home sales here in Treasure Valley (Boise area) are to people from other parts of Idaho, then Oregon, then Washington state. Cal is #4, but more fun to hate Californians.
Lol everyone here loves to blame californians too. But in the end, it's the locals (whether they be from Cali, elsewhere, or local) that vote in the officials who then enable the increase in costs and buildings.
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Lol everyone here loves to blame californians too. But in the end, it's the locals (whether they be from Cali, elsewhere, or local) that vote in the officials who then enable the increase in costs and buildings.
ugm...maybe things are different on the west coast but how do "officials" impact the price of homes? They may have some marginal impact but its primarily driven by market demands, not government.
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ugm...maybe things are different on the west coast but how do "officials" impact the price of homes? They may have some marginal impact but its primarily driven by market demands, not government.
Idk. I'm trying to be nice to all the damn Californians coming to Texas!
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Idk. I'm trying to be nice to all the damn Californians coming to Texas!

Oops,I also need to apologize for inferring you are on the West Coast!
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Sort of not really politics, but today is when I realized that to be named a poet laureate you must be certifiably badass at not only writing a poem but reciting it.

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Idk. I'm trying to be nice to all the damn Californians coming to Texas!

Should I expect a nice welcome once I move from CT ?
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Should I expect a nice welcome once I move from CT ?
Depends... I mean probably but if you go to the town council meetings and start saying well back up North we would... then they will all roll their eyes at you knowing that you left there because it was unsustainable.

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Depends... I mean probably but if you go to the town council meetings and start saying well back up North we would... then they will all roll their eyes at you knowing that you left there because it was unsustainable.

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I feel like talking about being from CT is like talking about politics. Don't bring it up unless someone specifically asks me haha.
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I feel like talking about being from CT is like talking about politics. Don't bring it up unless someone specifically asks me haha.
Nah, that's New Jersey. And like politics nobody from NJ actually follows said guideline.
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Nah, that's New Jersey. And like politics nobody from NJ actually follows said guideline.
Could we agree on NE in general?
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NE being NorthEast or New England? Because NJ is not in the latter
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ugm...maybe things are different on the west coast but how do "officials" impact the price of homes? They may have some marginal impact but its primarily driven by market demands, not government.
The argument I've heard is that legislation mandating that new housing be built to ever increasing standards, sustainable materials, environmental impact reports, minimum allowable sunlight etc. is to blame. I don't really believe that and I think you're right, market demands compounded by local governments resisting adding high and low density residential districts because they're interested in protecting their own property values as well as balancing city budgets due to low tax revenue from residential properties vs. business/industrial. Local governments have a stranglehold on allowing new development.

SF and LA are also geographically constrained by mountains and ocean, there's only so much desirable land available for development before you start introducing a traveling burden between suburbs/economic centers.

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As severe as this sounds, the rest of the country is becoming more—not less—like California. During the longest economic expansion on record, the U.S. has been building far fewer houses than it usually does, pushing prices further out of reach for a vast portion of the population that has barely seen incomes rise.

“California is not alone,” said Chris Herbert, the managing director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. “It’s just more extreme.”
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