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Old 08-10-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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We are also from New Jersey and have moved to the Newark, Delaware/Elkton, Maryland border area. This area is really starting to grow! I agree, realtors are swaying folks farther south. We just happen to like being closer to New Jersey, Philly and New York. It feels a little more like "home"!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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Hi All,
We are also from NJ and considering if we really want to relocate; my question is has anyone considered just one spouse moving and the other spouse remaining in NJ? Both of us work, the house is paid for. kids are grown and I am not sure about giving up a job where I can retire with a pension within the next 3 -4 years. Also, we are both very active in our community and church.
I am sure I am not the only working spouse with a great job (one that you like) that pays well enough to allow you the SIMPLE independent pleasures w/o going to the hubby. After all these years I am not really interested in returning to the SAHW role, while he is on travel. I support my husband's career choices as he does mine SIGH. So, we are canvassing the areas as well to see what will be an easier ride every other weekend.
Perhaps I should start another post/support group for those who are considering splitting households.

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Old 08-11-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Realtors are swaying to down south because they, probably, misread NJ residents to be only wanting to be near the beach without giving practical consideration of everyday commute to APG much importance. Many out of staters - but not Sandee1213 - who have moved to Delaware have moved to lower 2/3 as you can figure out on this forum.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Not Sure Yet- I have heard of others in your position. I know of someone that is looking to rent a condo for a couple years and come on the weekends until they can retire. I also know of someone who has kids in hs and wants to wait till they finish so the wife is staying behind till all the kids are done with school. I am a Stay at home mom so I did not really have a profession I was leaving. I did leave a great church, but I am church shopping hear now. If it is only a couple of years maybe splitting households would work, my husband has like 25 years before retirement. good luck
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Default Thanks Sandee1213

[" I did leave a great church, but I am church shopping hear now. If it is only a couple of years maybe splitting households would work, my husband has like 25 years before retirement. good luck"]

Finding a new church is so important it adds a certain stability in your social life when coming to a new place. Our true retirement date is about 7 years away, but I can stop earlier on my job.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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One thing to consider if thinking of moving to DE and working in Aberdeen is income taxes. MD does not have a reciprocal tax agreement with DE like with other neighboring states. That means you'll have to fill out a Maryland nonresident income tax return every year in addition to your Delaware return.

You'll be able to take a credit on your Delaware income taxes for the taxes paid to Maryland so it will not result in double taxation, but you will essentially end up paying the higher of the two state's income taxes for your situation.

This might be a significant consideration for some people.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:06 AM
 
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We also learned that Md takes out a lot more for taxes in my husband's paycheck than NJ did. We knew there would be a pay decrease, because of locality, but had no idea about the taxes.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Just filing another state tax return is probably the only hassle for living in DE and working in MD, far better than paying another state tax. You only have to pay tax to whichever state has it higher. And consider other advantages like lower property taxes, no sales tax etc.etc.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Default 2009 BRAC and Beyond Business Conference

Please be sure to register and attend the upcoming BRAC and Beyond Business Conference. The conference will be held on October 30, 2009 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. Go to this link for additional information about the conference: 2009 BRAC & Beyond Business Conference (http://www.dedo.delaware.gov/brac/brac2009.shtml - broken link)
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone else has moved to De. or are considering De. with the Brac. I know most people are going to Harford County, Md, but thought I would see if anyone is considering De.
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