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Old 11-03-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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Hi,

I am considering a possible move to the Greater Wilmington area and have just started some research today online. I am married and we have 2 young children. If I did move to the area, I would be working in a church and expected income would probably be low. It would be part time, so I would also be looking for a job in the area as well. The church is located in the 19805 zip code.

As far as housing, we would like a quiet and safe area, but at the same time it needs to affordable for someone not making alot of money. We would prefer to rent a house with at least 2 bedrooms and some room to breathe. We would also prefer not to be able to reach out our window and touch our neighbors, if you get what I'm saying.

As far as jobs, I have experience in the mortgage and sales industry, as well as forklift/warehouse experience, but am willing to do whatever it takes to make a living for my family.

Thank you all so much in advance for your help.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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smorcy11
Family with 2 kids. Part time low income.

You're going to have to fix that.

Wilmington is one of the credit card centers of the country, so you could probably pick up a job in banking. Pay's not great but it could lead to better things - especially if you went to school at night.

The 19805 area is one of the less prosperous zip codes in northern Delaware. I don't know it as well as others, but working part time at a church probably wouldn't be enough for that either.

You've got to get a full time job - probably on top of the part time one at the church. That would at least get you a decent rental in the 19805 area, also in Elsmere/Newport.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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smorcy11
Family with 2 kids. Part time low income.

You're going to have to fix that.

Wilmington is one of the credit card centers of the country, so you could probably pick up a job in banking. Pay's not great but it could lead to better things - especially if you went to school at night.

The 19805 area is one of the less prosperous zip codes in northern Delaware. I don't know it as well as others, but working part time at a church probably wouldn't be enough for that either.

You've got to get a full time job - probably on top of the part time one at the church. That would at least get you a decent rental in the 19805 area, also in Elsmere/Newport.
That is my plan. If I went there, I would have to get a full time job as well as the part time work for the church.

I figure that with a half-way decent full time job, and a part time church salary, I will be able to afford a rent payment of around $1000.

Where is a quiet, safe area that I could get a 3 bedroom home rented for that price? As long as it's within a 20 minute drive or so to 19805 area is fine for me.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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Look at Elsmere.. it can be a little trashy at times, but it will put you in a central location for commuting, and will be the best value for your money for now.
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