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Old 03-22-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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Even if it's a $100k difference, an extra $100k in purchase price amounts to, what, an extra $700-750 a month in mortgage payments? So $9k a year, tops, in additional mortgage cost. Still not enough to offset such an enormous drop in salary.

I would personally rather live in Greensboro than Phoenix, but if we're looking exclusively at the specific scenario the OP laid out from an economic point of view, it's a tough sell. That's too huge a salary drop.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Suburban Fayetteville, NC
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Uh, Zillow says median home price in Phoenix is $178,500 and $126,300 in G'boro. That's NOT $100,000.
That's why I said...almost
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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That's why I said...almost
So $50K is "almost" equal to $100K? I hope you're not an accountant, lol.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Thank you everyone for the information especially the site information. We are not staying BC 1960 we want to move and feel NC is the place!
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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My current salary is very new for us I went from LPN to RN recently we are use to living only on my husband's salary. From what you all have said, information I have found and complete knowledge of our financial situation. We will be just fine with you all in that BEAUTIFUL state.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:44 PM
 
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My current salary is very new for us I went from LPN to RN recently we are use to living only on my husband's salary. From what you all have said, information I have found and complete knowledge of our financial situation. We will be just fine with you all in that BEAUTIFUL state.
I have to ask, why the post?
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:35 AM
 
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I have to ask, why the post?
Seriously. Why ask about something you've already decided to do?
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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To be fair, she never asked if she should move or not. She asked what kind of salary would be considered middle class in Greensboro.

And while I get that you might say "why ask if you already made up your mind?", imagine how weird it would be if anonymous strangers on an internet forum ACTUALLY WERE the deciding factor in whether or not to pick up and move thousands of miles.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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So $50K is "almost" equal to $100K? I hope you're not an accountant, lol.
Median house price is $208,000 from what I read.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Median house price is $208,000 from what I read.
Good for you!! Way to go!!!! You deserve a trophy!!
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