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Old 02-15-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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and not think much of it. Now I am frightened by the number of people moving here with no job, no NOTHING other than to get away (run away) from where they are. This area will be as bad as the northeast in 15 years at this rate. Too many people moving in, not enough jobs to sustain. A frightening prospect.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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and not think much of it. Now I am frightened by the number of people moving here with no job, no NOTHING other than to get away (run away) from where they are. This area will be as bad as the northeast in 15 years at this rate. Too many people moving in, not enough jobs to sustain. A frightening prospect.
Actually, someone started a thread on the NJ board about people moving, with kids, & no jobs or job prospects lined up, just to get away.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne
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We are moving during the summer -my husbands had several job offers already and we plan to buy a house outright -so we are all not going to add to the problem or be a burden. Although I too am shocked by the amount of people moving on whim with no means.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Anytime I tell someone that we left NC & moved to NJ...they think we're NUTS & would love to move to NC they tell us!! It's so funny, the grass always seems greener. Everyone tried to tell us..don't do it, there are no jobs..etc, but did we listen, NO!!! We said ...the homes are cheaper, the taxes are cheaper..but my husband got a good job...yadda,yadaa. Here we are back in the northeast with jobs-thankfully!
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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I don't think the majority are trying to run away from where they currently live. In our case, we have been debating this move for almost 5 years. We have done tons of research and have visited the area several times. Thanks to this site, we are well aware not to move without a job and took the advice in terms of renting/buying. We have chosen to rent at least for the first year to make sure this is the right move for our family. I can't speak for other families who are looking to relocate, but we have definitely done our homework and are doing this with eyes wide-open.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne
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I don't think the majority are trying to run away from where they currently live. In our case, we have been debating this move for almost 5 years. We have done tons of research and have visited the area several times. Thanks to this site, we are well aware not to move without a job and took the advice in terms of renting/buying. We have chosen to rent at least for the first year to make sure this is the right move for our family. I can't speak for other families who are looking to relocate, but we have definitely done our homework and are doing this with eyes wide-open.
^ I agree we have too and we going in back in April before our final move during the summer.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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We are moving during the summer -my husbands had several job offers already and we plan to buy a house outright -so we are all not going to add to the problem or be a burden. Although I too am shocked by the amount of people moving on whim with no means.
Do you really think/know that people do it "on a whim and with no means"?

Could it not be that even without a job they have sat down and worked out that with the money they've made on their house in X city, they can move here , buy a house outright, have enough money to live for a year, pay much lower taxes and maybe work in a grocery store, coffee shop or waitressing and still be better off than where they were?
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne
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There have been people who have posted that they were moving to Charlotte , and that haven't really checked things out as I have read the posts when I first joined here and to be honest at the time I just thought everyone was againist transplants as they were all saying don't come here unless you have a job.
Some have given the impression that they haven't worked it out while others do thier homework - I have to add that through this forum I have gotten some great advice and help and even an amazing realtor
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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For every person who has posted on this forum about moving without a job, there are ten others who have already moved or are going to, regardless of a job. I don't understand it either, but I have a low tolerance for risk
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Do you really think/know that people do it "on a whim and with no means"?

Could it not be that even without a job they have sat down and worked out that with the money they've made on their house in X city, they can move here , buy a house outright, have enough money to live for a year, pay much lower taxes and maybe work in a grocery store, coffee shop or waitressing and still be better off than where they were?
Folks,,even if you HAVE done the research, its just too many people. The infrastructure won't sustain it. Hey, I did it myself. My wife and I had jobs secured but we moved to be able to afford a house. Except the damn heat which I think some of you know I despise (hahah....) Charlotte is a good place to live and affordable if you have a job. But the influx of people will take its toll...watch.
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