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1.
where the vast majority of homeowners' net worth is tied to their home value. when compared to others in California, their net worth is "average," but compared to homeowners in other parts of the country, they would be considered "rich."

another aspect is that one's income and lifestyle is not commensurate with the value of their home. in other words, if they had to purchase their home today, they could not afford it.
Hey, I can't afford a new car. I'm california-rich.
by shadan ardalan October 11, 2007

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2.
where the vast majority of one's net worth is tied to their home value. so when compared to the others' in California, their net worth is "average," even though in most other parts of the country, they would be considered "rich."

another aspect is that one's income and lifestyle is not commensurate with with the value of their home. in other words, the increase in their income has not kept up with the increase in their home value. therefore, if they had to purchase their home today, they could not afford it.

I wish I could afford a new car, but I'm only "california rich."
by shadan ardalan April 21, 2008
 
3.
where the vast majority of homeowners' net worth is tied to their home value. when compared to others in California, their net worth is "average," but compared to homeowners in other parts of the country, they would be considered "rich."

another aspect is that one's income and lifestyle is not commensurate with the value of their home. in other words, if they had to purchase their home today, they could not afford it.
Hey, I can't afford a new car. I'm california-rich.
by shadan ardalan October 11, 2007
 
4.
where the vast majority of one's net worth is tied to their home value. so when compared to the others' in California, their net worth is "average," even though in most other parts of the country, they would be considered "rich."

another aspect is that one's income and lifestyle is not commensurate with with the value of their home. in other words, the increase in their income has not kept up with the increase in their home value. therefore, if they had to purchase their home today, they could not afford it.
I wish I could afford a new car, but I'm only california-rich.
by shadan ardalan October 11, 2007