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Should you win either sizable Jackpot- do you see yourself moving into a upscale gated community?

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Posted: July 27, 2013, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

Toronto,

I'm not condoning the old money attitude, just saying that's the way it is.

Hello, let me introduce you to Mr _ _ _ _ _, he's from the _ _ _ _ _ fortune.

Hello!

And Mrs _ _ _ _ _, she's from the _ _ _ _ _ fortune.

Hello!

And Mr. _ _ _ _ _, he's kept the _ _ _ _ going since his great great grandfather started it.

Hello!

And here's Mr Lotto player, he hit a jackpot.

Oh.

Well all you have to do is be active in charity and you may even be able to get on the advisory board...not too hard to do this with charities, especially if you make a larger donation.  So you will then be introduced as Ms./Mr. who is active in several charities and is on the advisory board of.....  I think old money is more about what you are doing today and many people in gated communities did not inherit their money....they went to school, got a good degree, made a difference, etc. Most of the very successful people in the DC area did not inherit their money. I would guess 10-15% at best.

Of course, this assumes you are not making a fool of yourself otherwise.

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    Posted: July 27, 2013, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

    The only way i would live in a gated comm is if i built and choose who could live there.

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      The only way i would live in a gated comm is if i built and choose who could live there.

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        Posted: July 27, 2013, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

        Upscale, gated, community? Not in a million years.

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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          Posted: July 27, 2013, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

          Perhaps to keep the vultures & news reporters at bay?
          To rub shoulders with both Old & New Money? You obviously would be entitled to it.
          Or do you move higher up into the Mountains?

          * Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it--George Bernard Shaw.

          ** Have a great weekend People.

          Gated to keep the vultures at bay? Yes. If I like the area and the house suites my taste.

           

          Gated to rub shoulders with Old & New Money? No. I couldn't care less about those people and their money.

           

          Move higher into the mountains? No. Texas Hill Country, yes, but "higher" mountains in Texas would be Big Bend, and that's too far west for me. 

           

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            Posted: July 28, 2013, 1:46 am - IP Logged

            Toronto,

            I'm not condoning the old money attitude, just saying that's the way it is.

            Hello, let me introduce you to Mr _ _ _ _ _, he's from the _ _ _ _ _ fortune.

            Hello!

            And Mrs _ _ _ _ _, she's from the _ _ _ _ _ fortune.

            Hello!

            And Mr. _ _ _ _ _, he's kept the _ _ _ _ going since his great great grandfather started it.

            Hello!

            And here's Mr Lotto player, he hit a jackpot.

            Oh.

            Sorry if it came off like I was arguing with you, just commenting in general.

            Actually, knowing many within the Old Money set, their fortunes have been split heavily amongst all of their descendents after several generations and most of them don't remain that well-off unless they end up marrying New Money - in a lot of cases that I've seen.


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              Posted: July 29, 2013, 10:10 am - IP Logged

              For me, it would heavily depend on the restrictions and the type of people residing there. I know how some subdvivisions want all the homes to be "uniform" in appearance. The blinds must be a certain type, the plant within the landscaping must look a certain way, you can't have curtains...etc All this is a turn off to me as I've been exposed to it already. When homeowners aren't allowed to fine tune their landscaping and homes to fit their personalities, within reason, it's too much control and I'm out.

              Then, we have the neighbors. I dislike stuffy, unsociable, "I'm better than you and my home's bigger" type people. Neighbors should get to know each other and keep an eye on each other's homes. Lots of things to consider. Lots of times times, being in those gated communities can be like being in prison...real talk.

               

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                  Garbage talk Loser, in AZ we just pick a nice spot on the side of a mountain with a nice view. Case closed.

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                        My house, is a very very fine house.

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                            Posted: July 30, 2013, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                            Perhaps to keep the vultures & news reporters at bay?
                            To rub shoulders with both Old & New Money? You obviously would be entitled to it.
                            Or do you move higher up into the Mountains?

                            * Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it--George Bernard Shaw.

                            ** Have a great weekend People.

                            I would move far away from, where they're no ppl no neighbors for miles away from me I h8 nosey mofos with a passion. I h8 ppl period I'm the antisocial kinda a person so a farm would be my choice my choice

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                              No ,Never !!