Thinking about moving out of your home state to Texas?
Here are 10 reasons why I moved, and maybe some of these reasons will convince you too!
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Hey, guys, Max here. Have you considered moving out of your home state to Texas? Is everyone moving from California to Texas? Well, the answer is yes and yes hopefully. Everyone is moving here to Texas besides my parents and Dave Reuben. So hopefully both of them can get the train. Here are 10 reasons why I am moving to Texas. Number one, job opportunities, one point eight trillion dollars was a twenty eighteen GDP for Texas. That's the second largest in the union.
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And my goodness, that's a ton of money. Also, job opportunity wise, Texas has a ton of Fortune 500 companies as of twenty twenty. They have ninety five of those in Texas. That's almost 20 percent of all Fortune 500 companies are in Texas. And some of the ones to keep in mind Exxon, McKesson, which is pharmaceutical suppliers, AT&T. Valero, Dell, Cisco, I mean, all these huge names, American Airlines, and it's really interesting, three of the top 10 are from Texas.
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So it gives you an indication on there's huge job opportunity. I mean, those employers, I think it says right here, those employers employ. Yeah, the five hundred point twenty nine twenty nine people, twenty nine million people worldwide, that is absolutely gigantic and the list makes up, you know, 66 percent of the total GDP of the whole entire country. So these companies are they called the Fortune 500 for a reason? They're absolutely gigantic. These places are probably the ones that are going to be most of the hiring.
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And as more people flow to Texas, these companies and expand operations. So job opportunity is definitely here. Home pricing and cost of living, it is really, truly amazing how much difference it is. This is the home I bought in California. Twenty fifteen for about one hundred fifty thousand dollars. It's a three bedroom, one bath, about a thousand square feet built in nineteen fifty nine, if I'm not mistaken. Two car garage, a nice, nice, nice house inside a thousand square feet for a single person.
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Has plenty of room if you have anybody more than that like me. When I rented out rooms. Oh man. That was really, really, really, really tight. But anyway it was a good house besides the huge sagging in the roof in the over the garage. But anyway it was a very, very good house for what it was. And it was on a quarter acre that cost about 150 in twenty fifteen. Now let's go to Texas.
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Oh, let's go back to California, actually, so I sold this house in two thousand twenty one for three hundred thirty thousand dollars, so I bought it for 150, sold for three thirty. That's how much a house, if you want to replace the one in California, that's how much I'd pay to replace it. So three hundred thirty thousand. And in the same month that I was sold this house, I bought this house in Texas. This house is a three to send additional additional bathroom, almost seventeen hundred square feet.
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So 60 percent larger, same two car garage, about a quarter of an acre and a honestly a nicer neighborhood. The speed limit on the road I was on in California was 40 miles an hour. That's almost 30 miles an hour. So I'm getting down to actual residential speeds. And what's nice about the masonry brick anyway, it's about 15 years newer, I think was built in the mid 70s, this house I bought for 150 in 2000. Twenty one.
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So I have to in order to move to a place, you can replace the home where you're living in the California home, if I want to replace it. Costarring and thirty thousand that's one hundred fifty thousand. That's one hundred eighty thousand dollars difference nearly twice as much, which to me is absolutely staggering. Why is it make that much difference in Texas? You have more freedom. I guess it truly is the weather, why is everyone Saturday in California because of the weather, if that's the only reason that's keeping you in a sunshine state, which Texas has a lot of sunshine, you need to really rethink that because that should not be the only reason there's so many other reasons.
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And the home pricing was just one of the factors that made me switch. What else I really like about Texas is you can shop your utilities in California. You have a huge gas and electric company and then maybe, maybe, maybe Municipal Electric Company or gas, depending on where you are. Most places are one hundred percent, one company of one choice, one word choice. I just filed for bankruptcy in the last couple of years, which doesn't mean much if you're going to restructure the debt.
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But that's to me, it's crazy that you only have one choice. Why do we have ten choices for phone providers yet? We only have one choice for utility provider that's for California really is lacking and Texas is not. I had five or six. I think if I go to as it was, either five or six options to pick my electric company, the natural gas is one. That is what it is. But at least I had choice in that matter, because the more choice you have, the more competition there is and the consumer ends up winning.
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My utility bill has been a fraction of what it was in California. I would say it's about 50 to 60 percent. Which is a big difference, next reason why I'm moving to Texas is the income tax situation. California, you can guess it has the highest in the union at thirteen point three percent for the highest income earners. That doesn't actually mean you'll pay thirteen point three percent of all your income. It's called a marginal individual tax rate, which I want to maybe do another video for.
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But anyway, 13 percent on any larger income. So any any of the athletes, any entertainers, they're paying 13 over 13 percent. Now, contrast that with Texas zero percent. It really is a no brainer. Yes, I understand Texas has higher property taxes, but with my income tax reduction, I'm going to be able to pay most of my mortgage with the money I save, which is crazy. I go from a lot more expensive house from an expensive house in California to a similar house, but a lot less expensive, paying less tax and also being able to pay my mortgage with that tax savings.
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Where am I missing the numbers there? Well, the numbers make sense. If you guys are enjoying this video, please make sure to like comment and subscribe so I can push it out to more people and more people can see what Texas is all about if you're finishing high school or you are transferring to your university. Texas has a ton of universities that are definitely up there in the ranks. Some of them are, according to U.S. News, which is a pretty reputable rating company, Rice University, University of Texas in Austin, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, Baylor, and, of course, TCU and University of Texas at Dallas.
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Now, again, the big guys are the best universities, quote unquote. Best doesn't mean that really much anything. I mean fifty one thousand dollars for a year university to multiply that by four. Always remember, what am I going to be doing after university if it's not going to help you pay off? Let's just make believe two hundred thousand dollars in debt, then you really should figure out whether that's going to be right or not. I mean, that's fifty forty thousand fifty eight grand.
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Thirty nine grand. Now Texas A&M is a different story. It's thirteen grand a year for in-state. But again, what you would to think about what you're going to do long term, unless you're going to a STEM field, do you really need a psychology or. Physiology and physiology, sociology, physiology, sociology, all these degrees that mean they're worth as much as the paper they're printed on, definitely keep track of whether a university is a good idea or not.
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In hindsight, I probably should not have done university and I should have just invested one hundred percent into myself, personal development, real estate and YouTube. If I had to go back and take those five years of five years of my life back. Now, that's not everybody situation. We're going to be an engineer. If you're going to build things, you're going to do something like a doctor or a lawyer. You do need to go to college for that.
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I'm just simply saying Texas has great universities and might be a reason to move here. Next is the weather now moving from California. We have pretty warm weather that's freezes sometimes, but there's pretty much no snow. But there's this amount of rain now when it comes to Texas, there is a little tiny bit of snow depending upon where you are. And it's going to be really hot depending on where you are. The humidity is sometimes a factor. I just chose a county in the middle of the state, January high of fifty nine.
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You got a June high of ninety one. Again, that's the supercapacitor. The highest it's ever going to be is close to 100 in August. Yes, that's pretty dang hot with humidity. That is hot. So it's it's a factor. However, if you're coming from a cold state like the Northeast, for instance, the warm weather may be a good change of pace. Now, just be ready. If you're coming from cold weather, hot weather, you wear a lot of short sleeves and shorts.
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So if you like if you like bundling up, this may not be a good decision for me. I like warm weather. Therefore, Texas is a good option. All right. Question of the day. What state do you live in and do you like it? Have you considered moving out of it because it really takes somebody kind of crazy to move out of their hometown and do an adventure. But that's what life is all about. Life is all about adventure.
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Have you thought about adventuring? Do you like your current state and have you considered going elsewhere? Comment right now, if you're thinking Texas is all flat and there's no good scenery, no good outdoor activities, totally wrong. There are a ton of good outdoor outdoor activities. Here is Big Bend National Park. I mean, look at that. It's absolutely beautiful. Lots of trails, lots of good things to walk on. Another one is Franklin Mountain State Park.
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Good for camping, lots of trails, lots of things to walk, lots of things to do. So if you like the outdoors, it might be a good option. And then Palo Duro Canyon, it's the second largest canyon in the whole entire U.S. So if you like outdoor scene, there are tons. I mean, look at those trails. I mean, there's how many trails around there. There at a ton of trails there. There are a ton of really, really, really nice things to do outdoors.
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So if you like. Put in your camper, shell on put in your travel trailer on the back of your truck and going somewhere to camp. Texas has a ton of options. And here's something that really surprised me. I realized that Texas is actually more free and normal than most places I've been. Now, most places are really cooped up really close everything. Texas is a lot of Texas that's very, very free and open now. Just the variety of scenery from free and open to a high rise condo has pretty much everything.
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And the variety of houses that you can buy here are really interesting. So here's the first one. This is in Dallas, and it's a tiny little condo. Yes, 600 square feet, a one one, but 65 grand. The same thing in California would be double that, at least so and it's really not that bad looking. Built in 79. Looks like it's definitely been updated. But I don't like about condos, though. Is two hundred fifty bucks a month for the HLA.
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I do not like that one bit, but they do give you benefits, so there's an option there. And then if you go to the suburbs you can buy a decent sized house. In the suburbs for. Nothing special, nothing too crazy, but really it is nice, really nice, rueful place this year. That's what makes it really nice. So a nice little backyard, adrac, hot water heater, good little panel there. So, you know, the suburbs, you have the condo and downtown or in the city with a lot of amenities like that.
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Nice pool. So you can definitely go higher in the price range. But I mean, when you buy stuff that's more expensive when it comes to a home, it usually has better amenities. I mean, how beautiful that that tile is really, really, really nice. Get them out of space three three six hundred square feet, and then if you go to if you want to be out and out in the no man's land, you can do that till this is on 10 acres.
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Man, talk about goals, right? 10 acres out there in Springtown. I mean, 10 acres. What can you do with that? Well, what the possibilities are absolutely endless. So much space. So I think that the variety of scenery and how just how much land I mean, 10 acres, conscience, fucking gigantic. The the variety of how much is how many different types of homes and different types of canvases that you can create your own create your own little home.
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It's crazy. It's really, really crazy. So seeing that variety was super exciting to me. Also, what I like about Texas, it's right in the middle of the whole entire union. You can go to Miami Beach in one flight. Or you can go all the way to Las Vegas or even California. It's right in the Middle East that I really like about the centrally located. I can go north. I can go to the northeast, the northeast, the northwest.
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There's so many options and it's right in the middle, just a geographical benefit. And if you want to go to Mexico to hit the beaches, I mean, it's what I do right there. Now, the border is a little crazy right now. So I want to go right now. But there's a lot of a lot of it. Just being in the middle is a really big benefit. And that definitely was part of the equation. All the amendments are important, but in specific, Texas is all about the Second Amendment.
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That's what I really like about it. It's passing legislation currently that's going to prohibit the use of public funds towards the enforcement of future federal firearms rules and regulations that exceed those of Texas, which pretty much means that when the Democrat controlled federal government and the three branches or the three branches in total, whatever, whoever is in control cannot come to Texas and say, hey, Texas law enforcement agency, will you help us prosecute this individual because they're breaking the federal law.
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Texas will say, no, that's not going to happen. That's what I really like about that. And then and then secondly, they're working on right now to pass the constitutional constitutional carry, which pretty much would mean that you don't need a permit, you don't need a license to carry a gun in Texas. Now, let's go back to the original idea of the Second Amendment. It's to protect against a tyrannical government and pretty much protect yourself. Why are we having so many regulations?
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But that's what that's what that's what people are just scared of guns because they don't use them. So I'm not scared of guns. I love them. I have I have I have some of them. And they are a way of life which is really like really awesome compared to California. California guns are what the devil I don't know what they are. They think they're absolutely terrible. So and this is the thing. Ninety nine percent of people who buy firearms legally do have training.
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They do have someone helping them. They do have someone who's going to help them throughout the process. The constitutional carry. Also Nix's the requirement where you have to go to a firearms class because once you put the government in charge of the firearms class, well, the firearms classes 50 bucks this year. OK, for and what did they pass? More federal legislation that says, OK, actually the cost is more expensive and it means meets more requirements.
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That just makes less and less people able to protect themselves and their families. That's ninety nine percent of it. Most people buy guns legally to protect themselves and to have fun, to do sport shooting to whatever it may be. Why are we adding more laws? I don't know. You'd have to ask the White House not above my above my pay scale. But that's I feel about Texas. They're becoming even more gun friendly that they already were. And that's a big, big push and a ton of people moving here because if you want to protect themselves, they don't want a police that's going to be there in an hour.
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That's not going to help or they don't like the vilification of the police, whatever it may be. Texas is the gun sanctuary. It's soon to be a Second Amendment sanctuary. And I'm hoping this constitutional carry passes. So everyone who wants a gun legally can get it and protect themselves. I love NBA basketball, or at least that's what I said up until the last couple of years. Once the NBA, NFL and MLB all went OK, I said, I am waking up and I'm finished with sports.
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Truly, Texas is a huge destination. They have the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and. Wow, I can remember the run, but they have three basketball teams. The Mavericks. Dallas Mavericks. That's right. My goodness, that's what I'm closest to, their three three big basketball teams. There's a bunch of football teams and baseball teams. But ever since this localness is infected, literally everything, I've literally I've literally shunned off all sports, which it makes me sad because a few years ago I was watching an NBA game every single week and a few on the weekends.
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Yes, I was a little obsessed, so maybe it's a good thing that they went broke so I could except for a little while. But I love watching sports. It takes the politics that everything takes everything out of everything. And you focus on the athletes and the performance they're giving and what's happening. That's what's the most encouraging in sports. You take away everything, all the stresses of life and focus on what's at hand, what's at hand. And I feel as though that's been taken for me.
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And I think many people have the ratings of all these sports have gone down tremendously. So until they go nonwork and go back to being a business that wants to make a profit and satisfy their majority of their customers, not just their customers, which is a small portion of people, I'll get back on board, but until then I will not. But I love sports Texas as a place. If you like football, you were in good company. All right.
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Those are my 10 reasons why I'm moving to Texas. I'm out of California. I've had a great run three decades and the adventure awaits. Wish me luck. I'll see you guys next on.