10 struggles only California homeowners will understand.
Unfortunately this one isn’t just some California stereotype, the earthquake danger is real and houses are build a certain way to withstand any tremors. But most Californians are relaxed and cool about it.
“It never rains in California…”
As nice as the 300+ sunshine days/year are, the lack of rain has caused major headaches for homeowners over the years. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use all the water you wanted and grow lush gardens and water your lawn whenever you want to?
Coyotes are members of the dog family and are natives to California. Especially because of the recent droughts, Coyotes are more and more pushed into suburban backyards.
Termites affect most states, except Alaska, but California typically sees one of the highest rates of termite infestations. So expect your house to be “tented” again soon.
A direct result of #2, California has seen more wildfires than any other state.
6. Not having an basement
While reasons aren’t quite certain, the fear of earthquakes and rapid construction boom after WWII forced builders to build quickly and skip basements.
7. You wish your home was closer to your job
Traffic in California sucks. There’s no other way to describe it, so the proximity of your home to your job becomes crucial and you plan your life around it.
8. You see at least 1 foreclosed home in your neighborhood
The housing crisis of the late 2000s was devastating, especially in California.
As rain starts to fall in California after a long drought, the next issue Californians have to deal with are landslides.
10. Feeling stuck in California because they know there’s no better place in the world
Now that might not be a struggle, but Californians love living in California and they sure appreciate the weather, the beaches and the general easy-going lifestyle. So it’s hard to imagine selling your house and living in any other part of the country.
Alright but jokes aside, everybody wants to live there and that’s being one of the main drivers behind the rise in house prices in the great state of California.