I haven’t written here in a while as we have totally relocated. We have gone from the Northern California Coastline to the Southern California desert, and man, what a difference.
I just finished my 45 hours of mandatory “Continuing Education” and am waiting for my new license from the DRE. In the meantime, I can’t help notice the differences between the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Southern California Palm Springs area. We have moved to Palm Desert, just about 15 minutes south of Palm Springs.
While I see plenty of Notices of Trustee Sale in the paper all the time, they are building like crazy here. I haven’t tuned in enough yet to know what the City finances are like here, but no one seems to be hurting. I know that’s not the case, but that’s what it looks like to the outside world.
I think a lot of what is going on here has to do with the fact that Baby Boomers have come of age. The desert, in most cases, is touted to be better on older people’s health. Older men, do they not dream of playing golf all the time in Palm Springs? We definitely have our share of retirees here, but then I am now old enough to be classified in the “seniors”. So many of the communities here are not “Senior” communities, but “Over 55″ communities, in which the laws are quite a bit different.
Learning the market here as I wait. Looking forward to getting to know a lot more about my surroundings.