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Old 05-02-2008, 02:39 PM   #41
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I suppose by the OP's definition I might be an anti-downsizer. I live in expensive SoCal, and for now I'm not planning to move when FIREd. Family, activities, weather are all reasons why I'm staying. So I'll just have to plan for a portfolio to cover the higher expenses. If the excrement really landed on the propeller blade, though, I'd consider moving to a lower cost area as an emergency Plan B.
Ditto, except I'm a NorCal guy.

I have a modest 1700 sq ft house that is worth $900k according to Zillow so I could unluck a lot of money by moving to Colorado or Washington or Arizona or one of those other places that californians retire to all of which are great places by the way but the present plans are to stay put.

I just don't think that you can beat coastal California for my outdoor-centric lifestyle and the extra cost is worth it.


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Old 05-07-2008, 01:35 AM   #43
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We will be downsizing.

A big house translates to more expense and effort.

The housing market should be back when I ER... We will be looking for a house that is about 2/3 sq ft of our current house with a much smaller lot.
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We will be downsizing to 1500-1800 sqft. Just have to figure out where...
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:12 AM   #45
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We are samesizing for the next 20 years or until I cant maintain this place. Then we'll downsize. I dont see downsizing in a down market where you'll lose more on the sale than you will benefit on the purchase.

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