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2013-05-22 02:03:07 PM
To The Escape Zeppelin!:
A four bedroom home is not that big. I grew up in a good sized four bedroom that was less than 1800 square ft. The average home size in the US is 2700 square ft and according to the US census 20% of all houses have 4 or more bedrooms. If you haven't noticed people are building big houses then you haven't been paying attention.

OK good point, but most of the Mcmansions around here are ~ 3 bedrooms.  They just have 2.5 baths, 1.5 kitchens, 2 living rooms, a den and a TV room as well.  Then again this is Ontario, maybe we're less fecund.
 
2013-05-22 02:05:08 PM

CanuckInCA: PillsHere: No Such Agency: Moonfisher:
Lots of families are sharing homes in the suburbs around here (Temecula, CA).  It's the best way for working-class folks to get their children into more affluent, better-performing schools.  Almost every 4-5 bedroom house has 3-4 cars parked in front at night.  Our family of 4 shared a home with a family of 3 for about 2 years when we first moved to the area, since we were on a single income while I went back to school.  It was fun, all the kids could play together, we took turns watching the kids for each other, etc.  I kinda miss it.

WHERE THE F__K DO YOU LIVE
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THAT PEOPLE ARE BUILDING "4-5 BEDROOM HOMES"?

With that much space, I don't blame people for doubling up.

Temecula is kind of like the desert, well at least to me it is.  Think Mexico weather/land (it's pretty close to the border) mixed with wineries in a suburban sprawl.  There's lots of open space and endless land.  Granted I haven't been there in several years, but that was my impression of it.  Not a fan personally, but I hate really hot weather.

It came off as a douchey wine country to me.  I guess cause it's so close to san diego and los angeles, it's easy for people to get their friends together and rent a douche limo and go from winery to winery acting like douches.


Yah my friends took me around to the wineries, but I wasn't impressed.  Plus it was 105 or something which isn't fun for being outside and drinking all day.
 
2013-05-22 02:32:03 PM

No Such Agency: Moonfisher:
Lots of families are sharing homes in the suburbs around here (Temecula, CA).  It's the best way for working-class folks to get their children into more affluent, better-performing schools.  Almost every 4-5 bedroom house has 3-4 cars parked in front at night.  Our family of 4 shared a home with a family of 3 for about 2 years when we first moved to the area, since we were on a single income while I went back to school.  It was fun, all the kids could play together, we took turns watching the kids for each other, etc.  I kinda miss it.

WHERE THE F__K DO YOU LIVE
[Picard-his-hand-outstretched.jpg]
THAT PEOPLE ARE BUILDING "4-5 BEDROOM HOMES"?

With that much space, I don't blame people for doubling up.


I was looking at renting a bedroom from a guy who had a 10 Bedroom house.  It really makes sense in the "Holy shiat" expensive places.  Live in 1 Bedroom, rent out the other 9 to broke engineers*, and make a profit on your house.  When you get kids, or move up in the world to become richer than you are now, start kicking people out of the bedrooms 1 by 1.

*$49K after tax doesn't go nearly as far as you'd think when a cheap 1 BR is $1900/month.
 
2013-05-22 03:12:38 PM
Unmarried Boomers are disproportionately women?  Are the unreformed Mormons that numerous?
 
2013-05-22 04:52:27 PM
Why does subby give a shiat?

Cythraul: Rapmaster2000: [images.buddytv.com image 425x315]
Monday Night:  Blanche.
Tuesday Night:  Rose.
Wednesday Night:  Anyone but Dorothy.

Trivia Question: Who is the oldest person in that photo?


And another: Who is the only person not dead in that photo?
 
2013-05-22 04:53:25 PM
Why does subby give a shiat?

/I phuqed that last post up.
 
2013-05-22 05:06:15 PM

darth_badger: I wonder if the mature ladies hot flashes sinc up and happen at the same time after a bit of time?


And the entire house turns into a hormonal steam bath.
Yikes.
 
2013-05-23 08:38:04 AM
Not for me thanks, I'd rather shoot myself.
 
2013-05-23 04:35:43 PM

PillsHere: CanuckInCA: PillsHere: No Such Agency: Moonfisher:
Lots of families are sharing homes in the suburbs around here (Temecula, CA).  It's the best way for working-class folks to get their children into more affluent, better-performing schools.  Almost every 4-5 bedroom house has 3-4 cars parked in front at night.  Our family of 4 shared a home with a family of 3 for about 2 years when we first moved to the area, since we were on a single income while I went back to school.  It was fun, all the kids could play together, we took turns watching the kids for each other, etc.  I kinda miss it.

WHERE THE F__K DO YOU LIVE
[Picard-his-hand-outstretched.jpg]
THAT PEOPLE ARE BUILDING "4-5 BEDROOM HOMES"?

With that much space, I don't blame people for doubling up.

Temecula is kind of like the desert, well at least to me it is.  Think Mexico weather/land (it's pretty close to the border) mixed with wineries in a suburban sprawl.  There's lots of open space and endless land.  Granted I haven't been there in several years, but that was my impression of it.  Not a fan personally, but I hate really hot weather.

It came off as a douchey wine country to me.  I guess cause it's so close to san diego and los angeles, it's easy for people to get their friends together and rent a douche limo and go from winery to winery acting like douches.

Yah my friends took me around to the wineries, but I wasn't impressed.  Plus it was 105 or something which isn't fun for being outside and drinking all day.


It seems downright cool to me because I grew up in the Palm Springs area, where it gets well above 105 for a few months each year.  Temecula only gets above 100 for a couple of weeks.

The surrounding areas have really been built up lately with 4-5 bedroom tract homes, especially Menifee and Murrieta.  They built them all during the housing boom and now tons of them sit empty.  We were sharing that 5 bedroom place for $1800 a month.
 
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