All my adult life, and especially after reading the John Jakes' novel California Gold, I dreamed of moving to California. In 2009, that dream came true. However, not long after I arrived in California, I realized not all was golden in the Golden State. Many things I had not previously considered before moving to California, such as taxes, traffic, the cost of living and the pace of life, soon caused my wife and I to rethink our California dream. By 2013, we realized California was not a long term plan for us. There was simply no way we could afford to retire in California, so we began to research other states. Not wanting to make the same mistake we made before moving to California, this time we devoted three years to researching other states. We visited dozens of markets in ten states. After all the research, we came to the conclusion Reno, Nevada offered everything we sought in terms of climate, recreational opportunities, cost of living, taxes and overall quality of life.
We sold our Orange County home in the summer of 2016 and purchased a home in Reno. Since then, SEVEN of our SoCal friends have come to the same conclusion and also relocated to Reno. But it's not like the trend began in 2016, the overwhelming majority of people we met in the area where we bought had come from California not long before we purchased our home in 2016. We simply want to help others who are also coming to the realization it is time to leave California. So we created "Farewell California" to help people with their research of other states.
The realtors we recommend are two of the most successful real estate agents in all of Southern California. They have sold several of their own homes in Southern California and purchased multiple homes in Reno just this year. These "Hall of Fame" agents have earned Diamond Medallion Honors and have been named by the Wall Street Journal in the Top 100 Agents for the U.S. They can help you sell your California home quickly for top dollar. That's exactly what they did for us in 2016. We've known them for nearly ten years and we have complete trust in their integrity and real estate skills. If you choose to talk with them about listing and selling your home, you will quickly understand why.
The same can be said about the mortgage broker we recommend. Again, this is someone we have done business with, he helped us secure financing for our first California home purchase in 2009. He represents a full service mortgage lender with an experienced staff offering expertise in every area of mortgage lending. Their mission is to serve their customers with honesty, integrity and competence. We cannot recommend them more highly.
Moving out of state, any state, is a big decision and it's not the right move for everyone. That's why we spent years researching the options before we made our decision. If you are beginning to realize California may no longer be for you, please contact us and we will happily share what we have learned. We are not selling anything. We do not charge a fee for anything. We simply want to help others who are considering a move out of California. We are so elated with our decision, we feel it is our duty to do so.
If you have already decided to leave California and you would like to speak with the real estate agents, and or the mortgage broker we recommend, we will connect you directly.
Listen to a Radio Interview with Carl DeMaio
[KOGO AM 600, (San Diego) on the DeMaio Report program]
November 20, 2018