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Yollam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:58 AM
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15. Seriously, I wish you'd answer my post.
On a personal basis, such advice would be fine, since this is the world of crap we are living in, and there may indeed be no other choice. However, this is NOT how it should be, and it sure isn't how it was when I was growing up. Jesus, the woman has a full-time job, and she has to move to bumfuck Egypt and get a roommate to keep a roof over her head? Is that a good society-wide solution, when there is PLENTY of housing, half of it standing EMPTY because it is owned by speculators and the rich as second homes?

The lady is a single mom living on a modest income with a kid in CA. You can bet she knows about "living frugally".
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  -High-rent homeless Yollam  Jun-05-06 01:29 AM   #0 
  - I moved back into my mother's house because...  haruka3_2000   Jun-05-06 01:37 AM   #1 
  - I was super-lucky with my last apartment in San Francisco.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 01:41 AM   #2 
  - In my previous apt, I had corporate-type asshole landlords.  haruka3_2000   Jun-05-06 01:54 AM   #5 
  - I heard a caller on CSPAN, asking if her 30 year old daughter  Erika   Jun-05-06 01:44 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, I'm 23 and it kind of sucked moving back.  haruka3_2000   Jun-05-06 01:53 AM   #4 
  - re your last paragraph  StellaBlue   Jun-05-06 02:06 AM   #8 
  - i'm in that same boat as well  Blue_Tires   Jun-05-06 06:21 PM   #70 
  - Why not move to a more affordable area of the country? If you're single  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 04:11 AM   #11 
  - Yeah, poor people should pack up and leave CA for the rich.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 05:03 AM   #12 
  - Condos in a converted school down the street from me START in the mid 200s  debbierlus   Jun-05-06 05:39 PM   #65 
  - Seriously, I wish you'd answer my post.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 07:58 AM   #15 
  - Of course this isn't how it SHOULD be,  MadHound   Jun-05-06 08:27 AM   #21 
  - Actually, without foreign immigration, California would be shrinking.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 08:32 AM   #22 
  - Speculatore are indeed the bain of this current housing bubble  MadHound   Jun-05-06 08:46 AM   #24 
     - Prop 13 exacerbates the problem terribly and should be repealed.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 09:00 AM   #28 
     - 100% in agreement. MN has a property tax refund which refunds  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 03:28 PM   #45 
     - Speculation started in the 1980s under Guess Who  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-05-06 09:07 PM   #92 
  - I'm a native Californian; my g-g-grandparents were pioneers...  SmokingJacket   Jun-05-06 11:28 AM   #41 
  - I've got to agree with this. If you choose to live in an region where a  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 03:14 PM   #43 
     - It is my feeling as well, what you say  sweetheart   Jun-05-06 04:13 PM   #58 
     - It's not just sun and good weather.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 06:14 PM   #68 
     - well, that "intangible something" seems to work for some, but I prefer  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 09:10 PM   #94 
        - 40% or more of Americans don't own their homes...  Yollam   Jun-05-06 09:21 PM   #96 
           - 73.8% home ownership in the west; median home value $151,000.  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 09:51 PM   #99 
              - And a lot of people have taken their CA equity and bought palaces in BFE.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 10:06 PM   #101 
                 - The question is, why, in one of the most liberal state in the nation, are  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 10:12 PM   #102 
                    - Social liberal, but rabidly anti-tax...  Yollam   Jun-05-06 10:22 PM   #103 
                       - Municipalities can provide support for affordable housing with bonds.  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 11:21 PM   #106 
     - Dupe post  huskerlaw   Jun-05-06 10:35 PM   # 
     - Move to a place where you can afford it...  huskerlaw   Jun-05-06 10:35 PM   #104 
        - Yes. If the alternatives are being homeless or moving to somewhere  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 11:36 PM   #107 
  - I've had to move for the reverse reason: Houses were cheap, but  lectrobyte   Jun-05-06 08:51 AM   #25 
  - I don't believe I said anything about moving to Egypt. This is, however  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 03:41 PM   #49 
  - bumfuck egypt is slang for the country.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 06:18 PM   #69 
  - See msg #73 for what you could get for $700 in chicago. Never heard  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 08:32 PM   #81 
     - Oh, I know Chicago is cheaper, but it's still overpriced...  Yollam   Jun-05-06 08:54 PM   #83 
     - Have you actually compared median salaries? the salary disparity  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 09:00 PM   #87 
     - I think "bumfuckin' egypt" is a West Coast expression  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-05-06 09:09 PM   #93 
  - I have lived all over the country...  mike_c   Jun-06-06 10:18 AM   #110 
  - It would be nice if the cost of living were less  One_of_8   Jun-05-06 03:51 PM   #51 
  - What a STUPID response!  devilgrrl   Jun-05-06 08:21 AM   #18 
  - Not stupid at all, I know exactly what he/she means.  Sequoia   Jun-05-06 03:48 PM   #50 
  - Why do you consider that stupid?  One_of_8   Jun-05-06 04:00 PM   #56 
  - Jobs are a huge issue  MountainLaurel   Jun-05-06 08:23 AM   #19 
  - There are a lot of major cities outside of California  MadHound   Jun-05-06 08:56 AM   #27 
     - I wasn't just speaking of CA  MountainLaurel   Jun-05-06 09:06 AM   #29 
     - In my last survey, i found the best vibes  sweetheart   Jun-05-06 04:00 PM   #55 
     - Im looking at Atlanta...  liberaliraqvet26   Jun-05-06 05:40 PM   #66 
  - CA, quite frankly, is NOT a great place to live; it's the worst place I've  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 03:21 PM   #44 
  - Some people CAN'T move...  tinrobot   Jun-05-06 03:57 PM   #54 
  - I agree. I did say "If you're single and young..." But if a family cannot  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 04:05 PM   #57 
     - Images of the 'Grapes of Wrath"  me b zola   Jun-05-06 10:44 PM   #105 
  - Well, right now I'm trying to just save up money.  haruka3_2000   Jun-05-06 08:08 PM   #76 
  - Something SERIOUSLY wrong...  debbierlus   Jun-05-06 05:41 PM   #67 
     - If it didn't involve my mother then it would be great.  haruka3_2000   Jun-05-06 08:16 PM   #77 
  - But it's a boom!  Yollam   Jun-05-06 01:54 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, it's such a boom that most of my friends between 22 & 30 have  haruka3_2000   Jun-05-06 01:59 AM   #7 
  - Corporations even more so.  HypnoToad   Jun-05-06 07:31 AM   #14 
  - Wow!!! Landlord and psychologist in one!  KansDem   Jun-05-06 09:28 AM   #33 
  - a thought...  undergroundpanther   Jun-05-06 02:09 AM   #9 
  - when we kids were little (in the 40s), we owned our house but many  bobbieinok   Jun-07-06 01:25 AM   #112 
  - i live in hawthorne  barbtries   Jun-05-06 02:12 AM   #10 
  - check landlord tenant law  NJCher   Jun-05-06 07:27 AM   #13 
  - Few such protections in CA. A lease protects you for the term of  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 03:53 PM   #52 
  - The problem with Long Beach, CA  Juniperx   Jun-05-06 08:15 AM   #16 
  - She couldn't find another place for $900 a month?  ThomWV   Jun-05-06 08:17 AM   #17 
  - My Rent Is Under $1K in Silicon Valley  REP   Jun-05-06 08:27 AM   #20 
  - Everything within 200 miles of the ocean, pretty much.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 08:34 AM   #23 
  - Not Really.  REP   Jun-05-06 09:16 AM   #31 
     - Maybe a studio - MAYBE.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 09:24 AM   #32 
        - I'm Not in The City  REP   Jun-05-06 09:29 AM   #34 
  - Displacing the working class  sweetheart   Jun-05-06 08:54 AM   #26 
  - Catch 23  catmandu57   Jun-05-06 09:11 AM   #30 
  - 22 nt  Javaman   Jun-05-06 10:16 AM   #35 
     - No this is 23  catmandu57   Jun-05-06 11:09 AM   #37 
        - ahhhh, I stand corrected. nt  Javaman   Jun-05-06 11:23 AM   #40 
  - $1200 a month  shanti   Jun-05-06 11:01 AM   #36 
  - Maybe that USED to be a mortgage in Sac, but not now  Momgonepostal   Jun-05-06 11:18 AM   #38 
  - umm, not really  shanti   Jun-05-06 11:29 AM   #42 
     - I live in a so-so condo complex and don't think...  Momgonepostal   Jun-05-06 05:20 PM   #59 
  - Same Here in Boston  stepnw1f   Jun-05-06 03:34 PM   #47 
     - That's almost funny  Jim Warren   Jun-05-06 06:29 PM   #72 
  - What kind of country? Well it's bush country of course!  SunDrop23   Jun-05-06 11:20 AM   #39 
  - Can't Afford to Live on my Own  stepnw1f   Jun-05-06 03:32 PM   #46 
  - In So. Cal, most home owners want housing prices to stay high -  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 03:36 PM   #48 
  - Wrong, wrong, and oh look, wrong!  tjwash   Jun-05-06 06:30 PM   #74 
     - What did I say that is wrong? Without a doubt, CA is one of the least  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 08:56 PM   #84 
  - we've been good landlords in chicago-  QuestionAll   Jun-05-06 03:54 PM   #53 
  - My rent in DC just went up 10%. Last year it was 5%.  Glimmer of Hope   Jun-05-06 05:25 PM   #60 
  - Same problem here in West Palm Beach FLA...  liberaliraqvet26   Jun-05-06 05:35 PM   #61 
  - And for those who don't know WPB...  Yollam   Jun-05-06 06:25 PM   #71 
  - Hang on, Sloopy hang on...  SoCalDem   Jun-05-06 05:35 PM   #62 
  - The rent in Cali is outrageous, you can own a home for less than 1200 in  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jun-05-06 05:37 PM   #63 
  - I went on a trip through GA in 2003...  Yollam   Jun-05-06 06:30 PM   #73 
     - You should see I-70 between Kansas City and Columbia  pstokely   Jun-06-06 03:49 AM   #109 
  - It is completely unsustainable  debbierlus   Jun-05-06 05:38 PM   #64 
  - I made the decision between housing & a reasonbly acceptable lifestyle...  chaska   Jun-05-06 07:12 PM   #75 
  - LB - not a nice town? Much of it is quite nice, thank you very much  ourbluenation   Jun-05-06 08:16 PM   #78 
  - Heartbreaking and infuriating - but "not even a really nice town" ?  bertha katzenengel   Jun-05-06 08:18 PM   #79 
  - Hey Bertha - my hubby went to Marina...class of 76.  ourbluenation   Jun-05-06 08:28 PM   #80 
  - Dig it! Edison '81 here.  bertha katzenengel   Jun-05-06 08:59 PM   #86 
     - 81 myself - St. Joes/St. John Bosco and a little Golden West to boot!  ourbluenation   Jun-05-06 09:03 PM   #89 
  - When I stayed there in a few weeks in 1991....  Yollam   Jun-05-06 08:57 PM   #85 
  - Long Beach, like many large cities, has bad areas. Obviously you were in  bertha katzenengel   Jun-05-06 09:01 PM   #88 
  - Uh - sounds like you missed the nice part...  ourbluenation   Jun-05-06 09:03 PM   #90 
     - No doubt there are nice pockets...  Yollam   Jun-05-06 09:12 PM   #95 
        - "No way I could live in LA or one of its 'burbs." -- so why diss it?  bertha katzenengel   Jun-05-06 09:26 PM   #97 
           - Repeal Prop.13 for starters.  Yollam   Jun-05-06 09:35 PM   #98 
              - That would be an excellent start. Problem is, it'll never happen.  bertha katzenengel   Jun-05-06 09:58 PM   #100 
  - Wow. That must make for tense relations with your father. My sympathy.  lindisfarne   Jun-07-06 12:01 AM   #111 
  - As the world's 6th largest economy it's a tragedy all our citizens aren't  catzies   Jun-05-06 08:43 PM   #82 
  - I have one son living with me.  LWolf   Jun-05-06 09:04 PM   #91 
  - CA is one of the most liberal states in the nation. Why aren't the  lindisfarne   Jun-05-06 11:46 PM   #108 
     - California really isn't all that liberal.  Xithras   Jun-07-06 02:52 AM   #113 
        - I know what you mean about Prop. 82 not passing - it's not even close.  lindisfarne   Jun-07-06 03:01 AM   #114 
 

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