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Here's your "housing crisis" solution.

By DASKAA following x   2018 May 4, 10:05am 649 views   3 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice


Mid- or second-tier cities, loosely defined as those under a million people that aren’t regional powerhouses like Austin or Seattle, are increasingly seen as not just places to find a lower cost of living, easier commute, and closer connections with family, but also a more approachable, neighborhood-oriented version of the urban lifestyle that sent many to the larger cities in the first place. Between 2010 and 2015, cities such as Colorado Springs saw their millennial populations grow by more than 10 percent.

1   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2018 May 4, 3:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I was just curious: are there some sort of major restrictions about parking RVs on public streets? I'm curious as to why every street in bay area isn't lined bumper-to-bumper with luxury RVs. A $200k RV has got to be a nicer place to live than my 60 year old house, and if you don't like your neighbors the RV is the clear winner. The lease payment on such an RV would probably be cheaper than the taxes on the house, too.
2   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 May 4, 3:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SunnyvaleCA says
was just curious: are there some sort of major restrictions about parking RVs on public streets? ... A $200k RV has got to be a nicer place to live than my 60 year old house

Yes, there are many restrictions on parking RVs on public streets. Some cities (like Foster City) prohibit it outright, some won't allow you to park overnight, some require you to move it every day or two.... As for living in one long-term - as somebody who rents them from time to time to go on family trips I would say they are not even close to even modest house. And the whole re-filling the fresh water tank and dumping black/gray water tanks gig gets very old very fast. Then there is the issue of electricity: unless you have a good solar setup you'll need to run a generator in order to keep your RV batteries topped off. Which might attract additional attention from the law enforcement.
3   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 May 4, 9:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There's always the Stacks option. Except the NIMBYs zone that out too:

Of course, this would be much better:

The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
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