high rents

@Hatley (164338)
Garden Grove, California
March 8, 2008 3:31pm CST
hi I am curious where I live in Tustin Ca our rents have been steadily increasing over the last few years so that an apt that was about $650 is now $1350 in most places and even the cheapest rent here in Orange County is around 900 How does that stack up where you live? I know of course lots of you own your own homes. Here the cost of buying a house is absolutely sky high. You may be able to get a condo for $100,000 but thats pretty rare. some are up in the millions so now wonder so many of us rent. In Santa Ana the rents are a little less but there a lot of people pool their resources to rent an apt or condo and sometimes as many as a dozen people are sharing a two bedroom house which is against the law but they still do it. Santa Ana has a mostly hispanic population and also has a very high crime rate partly I imagine because of the crowding and other aspects. Please do not think I am judging anyone there because of race as I am not only putting down facts.
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@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
8 Mar 08
In the area of Michigan where I live you can rent a house for $500-$1000/month. Average size house run about 1200-1500 sq feet and can be easily snapped up for around $100,000. There is a 'crime' side of town where houses for around $23,000 or even less. You say there are alot of Hispanics there. I wonder how many of them are actually legal. With the elections coming I am listening for who will actually build a fence. Don't hear much from the candidates. It's an issue I feel should be made a priority.
@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 08
We have a huge problem here with illegal aliens they are on medical and other programs and yet are not here legally. I think the reason the crime rate in Santa Ana is so high is that a lot of them are illegal aliens. I am not racist but I do not think that those who snuck in here illegally should be given the same sort of help as those who are here legally.
• United States
9 Mar 08
What drives me crazy when I hear this from you is the fact that both of the democratic nominees for president want universal health care for everyone. Not that I am against the idea of people getting health care (except the hefty price tag and the country being in a deep recession as is) but who gets it? You? Me? The people who are here illegally who get free medical, food, education and jobs? This issue just steams me. The media wants to paint people like you and I as racists for it too. What about the word 'illegal' in the phrase 'illegal immigrant'?
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@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
I agree the illegal has to mean just that
• Australia
9 Mar 08
Hey guys, I live in Sydney, Australia & we pay $390.00 p/week rent for a tiny house that you can hardly swing a cat in & we have 2 boys! In the area I live it costs approx., $700,000 + if you want to buy just a normal size 3 bedroom house, anything bigger than that is nearly up to the million $$ mark.
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@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
sounds just like here in Southern California
• India
9 Mar 08
well i have my own house so i never faced any problem like. but after a month i am going to australia. might be there will i face this problem one of my friend called me from australia that 16-16 boys are living in single room which is against law. but they have not other option. so they are doing this.
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@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
I know and me too, but when you cannot afford the rent you will do what you have to for a place to live
@dtroas (481)
• United States
8 Mar 08
Cost alot to live in California, Where I live in Indiana, rent can be high but nothing like that. Unless you are living in the pen House. I owe my own home in the Country. So I can not help you much. But that high of a jump for rent, I would be thinking of another place to be living. That is double the cost.
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@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Mar 08
oh we had thought about it but moving is really expensive to and I like California because of my arthritis also to balance it out somewhat the wages here are much higher than in other states.