SAN JOSE, Calif. - A landlord in San Jose, California who is fed up with the high cost of living in the Bay Area is packing his bags and moving to Colorado, bringing his tenants with him.
“All that caused me to think about moving,” Hicks said. “Then the sanctuary state came on. That was kind of like a clue. And then I said OK, I think I need to go.”
But he didn't want to leave his tenants in without a place to live, so he decided to invite them along. Seven of them said yes.
The group will be moving into a four-bedroom home in Colorado Springs, which Hicks bought using the money he made selling his properties in San Jose.
For some, it was the benefit of being able to pay cheaper rent while others attributed their willingness to move due to the changes being made in the Bay Area.
“I’m getting fed up with the bull crap going on in the state, with the governor and all. I’m getting fed up with that. Politics. Crime,” one tenant said.
Hicks and his tenants plan to be in Colorado next month.