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  • Mike Morin
    Apologize for the cross-posting, but it is a more efficient use of resources. ... From: Mike Morin To: Houston Smart Growth
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2004
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      Apologize for the cross-posting, but it is a more efficient use of
      resources.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Mike Morin" <mikemorin@...>
      To: "Houston Smart Growth" <MovingHouston@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:21 PM
      Subject: Fw: [MovingHouston] Re: New video - End of Suburbia


      > Also, Kevin the way the market operates, is that to buy a home which
      doesn't
      > require a car requires that you pay a premium for that home.
      >
      > That is wrong.
      >
      >
      > P&C
      >
      > MM
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Mike Morin" <mikemorin@...>
      > To: <MovingHouston@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:13 PM
      > Subject: Re: [MovingHouston] Re: New video - End of Suburbia
      >
      >
      > > Kevin,
      > >
      > > You MUST see the movie and do some reading about peak oil.
      > >
      > > True, people must live with their bad peronal and business decisions,
      and
      > > within the status quo there are varying degrees of bad decisions, but it
      > is
      > > also true that we must as a society undergo serious reconsideration of
      > what
      > > we have done in the last century and what we want to do in the next.
      > >
      > > P&C,
      > >
      > > MM
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Kevin" <mlahmlahmlah@...>
      > > To: <MovingHouston@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:02 PM
      > > Subject: [MovingHouston] Re: New video - End of Suburbia
      > >
      > >
      > > > --- In MovingHouston@yahoogroups.com, Nan Hildreth
      > > > > But it's not just the Devils in DC. How many of us drive long
      > > > distances
      > > > > to work? How many of us know how to get anywhere without
      > > > driving? How
      > > > > many of us citizens are up to our nose in debt for home and auto
      > > > and afraid
      > > > > of recession?
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > This is one argument I don't buy. In the long run a house is a much
      > > > better deal for your money than an apartment, and cars are pretty
      > > > cheap. You don't need to drive a new sedan around every four years,
      > > > you know. There are plenty of decent used vehicles to be had for
      > > > $3000 - $4000. Average out the depreciation, add repairs, and you're
      > > > paying maybe $1000 - $1500 per year for mobility. Of course there's
      > > > gas, but public transport + taxi + bike (yes, you will need taxis
      > > > and a good bike if you have no car) will cost you the same amount.
      > > > You have to be smart with what car you buy just like anything else.
      > > > If people are paying $7000 or more per year per car, or they bought
      > > > a $300,000 house, it's because they CHOOSE to, not cause they had no
      > > > other choice.
      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > >
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