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lol that sucks... i've been to san francisco several times, enjoyed the visit but def wouldn't want to live there
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:

Bay Area traffic: back in the late '60's you had to leave San Jose around 6:30AM if you wished to arrive in SF by auto by 9 AM. The commuter train was quicker albeit more expensive and the SP crews were less than kind about everything. Much worse now.



I'm shifting my entire day to get around the traffic but it's working less and less well...

go to work around 11am, there's still traffic

eat lunch at around 3pm or something

go home at 7 or 8pm (still traffic of course)

I think there's a small window during the day between noon and 2pm where there's "no traffic" whatever that means. That window is probably gonna disappear sooner or later.


sschultz wrote:

Its gotten pretty crazy here in the bay area. Eventually its going to pop, just don't know when. I remember reading an article a while back about someone renting the crawl space below someone's house in San Francisco for some absurd amount. A crawl space...dirt....spiders...ect. I know people working six figure jobs that have to share housing. If you live around here, I say save up and wait for the next economic collapse.



LOL is that even legal?! It's much worse than those capsule hotels in Tokyo!


Haru_no_hana wrote:

I live in a tiny 2-bedroom (about 1000 sqf) near my campus and the rent is almost 3.5k (!?!).


Hopefully you've found yourself some roommates...

Yeah the houses on my street are older than I am
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Posted 9/3/16 , edited 9/3/16
Thank zoning for this "crisis." The rich don't want peasants near them so they get pushed farther and farther away. We need a mass push for starter home building like that which was done after WWII. Where I live in New England I never see new construction for anything under a 800k McMansion and highly doubt I will own a home anytime soon unless I save up some money and head south.
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sschultz wrote:

Its gotten pretty crazy here in the bay area. Eventually its going to pop, just don't know when. I remember reading an article a while back about someone renting the crawl space below someone's house in San Francisco for some absurd amount. A crawl space...dirt....spiders...ect. I know people working six figure jobs that have to share housing. If you live around here, I say save up and wait for the next economic collapse.

This is the norm...



lmao, living like your poor on a six figure salary, how can it be considered worth it? Unless you were born in the area I couldn't see a point in putting up with that.
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Velvet_Crowe wrote:

I found an advert of a 1 bedroom, 1 bath in Colorado for the low, low price of 1350 a month. Not including utilities


You can get that with utilities and appliances included for less than half that where I live.
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Posted 9/3/16
Ah... The liberal dream. Can you smell that inequality?
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nanikore2 wrote:

Case in point


That dude is a derp, could have gotten a nicer Mini-Winnie for that price.
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Posted 9/8/16
Sounds expensive.
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In Phoenix you can get a nice 5 bedroom home with a pool for about $300,000.
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