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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:59 AM

U-Haul: CA residents moving to red states!

https://www.wvlt.tv/2021/01/09/tennessee-named-no-1-destination-for-u-haul-moves-during-pandemic/

Their title:

Tennessee named No. 1 destination for U-Haul moves during pandemic

The top states where Americans are moving to are:

Tennessee
Texas
Florida
Ohio
Arizona
Colorado
Missouri
Nevada
North Carolina
Georgia

“For a good part of this year we’ve had far more customers than we’ve actually had equipment to serve these customers,” said Victor Vanegas, area district vice president for U-Haul, in a video statement. “We rely actually on inbound equipment to serve a lot of these customers so when the net is out, not in, it’s a little more difficult to serve these customers.”

Turn them BLUE!!!

On edit: more at link.

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Reply U-Haul: CA residents moving to red states! (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
sdfernando Jan 2021 #1
moonscape Jan 2021 #6
BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #2
Silent3 Jan 2021 #9
BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #10
brush Jan 2021 #3
Hekate Jan 2021 #4
chowder66 Jan 2021 #5
Silent3 Jan 2021 #7
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #8

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:02 AM

1. There are great big seas of red in California

I would not presume everyone moving out of CA is a Democrat.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 05:49 AM

6. Exactly. There are a lot of pissed

off conservatives who want to escape to red states.

After all, we are to blame for Nunes, McCarthy, Issa ...

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:03 AM

2. San Diego has a sellers market right now.

Home prices have increased 8% in the past year. Too many people want to live here but not enough houses available.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:16 AM

9. I just don't understand how people afford to live there in the first place!

Property is pretty expensive where I live in southern NH compared to, say, Florida, Ohio, or a lot of other places in the country. We could buy a palace in some areas for what our house costs here.

But the San Diego area makes our property look cheap. What we have in NH would cost well over a $1M there. I could probably double my salary as a software engineer by working in that area, but the trade-off for the cost of living still wouldn't be worth it. Unless I could work at home all of the time (which, because of COVID, I'm doing now), I'd probably have to commute two hours each way through miserable traffic just to have a house half the size at a semi-affordable price.

I don't understand how all of the minimum-wage people (even at CA's higher minimum wage) who are vital to the functioning of these high-cost-of-living cities manage to work there and get by.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:30 AM

10. You read my mind.

I was going to write about living here on min. wage but you even got that part right. A lot of people are house/property rich but cash poor. My apt is 500 sq ft and no storage.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:08 AM

3. These people are most likely moving to cheaper places to live.

California gets more expensive to live every year. Cashing out by selling your house and moving to another state puts you in a good financial position.

It's not really a political move but I hope they take their blue politics with them.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:17 AM

4. We have 40 million people and more keep moving in than move out...

People move on for all kinds of reasons. Some of them want a more conservative place to raise their kids, or cheaper housing, or both.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 05:25 AM

5. There are always exodus' after big events.... like Coronavirus this year.

Cost of living and the homeless problem are big factors as well.

Interestingly though L.A. lost the most residents 40k.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:03 AM

7. With Georgia turning blue (or at least purple)...

...it holds a bit more appeal to me than it might have otherwise as a place to retire. My wife and I could cash in on the relatively high price of real estate where we live in southern NH, and buy much, MUCH cheaper property there.

I'm not saying we're suddenly in a big rush to do this, but it's at least a lot more conceivable than it used to be.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:15 AM

8. One of my neighbors two doors away

in this new community are a couple coming from California. But they are coming from Orange County. I suspect they could be Republicans. One of the first comments from her on our Slack board was about "taxes". I ran it out for her--what each of us owners were paying to preserve the land for conservation-- and she backed down. But the knee jerk tax comment raised my expectation of possible Republicanism.

The handyman who has worked for me for over a decade has a new helper--an older guy-- who has lived out in the country near Raleigh for 20 years. He told me that within 3 miles of his country place there is a development of 3,000 new houses being built!!!
Somebody is expecting a lot more people coming here!

My little development of 93 houses is being built on an old horse farm with great proximity to UNC, to Duke, to RDU, to the Research Triangle.

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