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Old 12-03-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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So me and my husband have been toying with the idea of moving in the next several years we live in Connecticut and all we are getting is taxed taxes more taxes cost of living is high essentially we scrape by.

We are looking at several different states. I work retail and do baking on the side so finding a job wouldnít be to hard and I could relocate with my current job to another store. My husbands a sous chef and also has his pesticides licenses so him finding work wouldnít be an issues.


We are in our late 30s no children but when we do move we may have a small child at that point.

Something about Nevada draws me and my husband but we are not sure why we have been to the Vegas strip twice and to the Hoover dam thatís about as much as we have seen. Ct is very small and itís only an hour to the ny, ma and Rhode Island border from where we live.


Some things we would like to know

What is the farthest distance from one town to another ex I know Reno is 6 hours from Nevada.

We pay 925 for a one room apartment 600sqft with heat and hot water included. And one parking space
We pay car taxes but not property as we donít own any houses or land we also pay a firemanís tax.

are there rentals comparable to what we pay or Cheaper?

Is the economy jobs better in the Las Vegas area or Reno- sparks area

How are the schools?

Is the healthcare good?

What is the minimum wage? We both make over minimum wage but I know if I was to transfer I would possibly loose some pay.

Does Nevada have cottage laws (baking from your house and selling)

I know how the heat is in the summer been twice but what about fall and winter do you get any snow?

Are there car taxes property taxes?

We have some family in California and Arizona but all of our immediate family is all back east.


Right now we are just trying to figure out the pros and cons of some places Nevada is the farthest on our list
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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Q: are there rentals comparable to what we pay or Cheaper?
A: Yes.

Q: Is the economy jobs better in the Las Vegas area or Reno- sparks area
A: Debatable. The Tesla Gigafactory has given a large shot in the arm for Reno but that is not enough to overshadow Las Vegas as a prime tourist destination.

Q: How are the schools?
A: Public schools are bad. Clark County is almost at the bottom in the nation in education. If you really care about your kids' education, you either go private/magnet or live in Summerlin/GV which have good public schools.

Q: What is the minimum wage? We both make over minimum wage but I know if I was to transfer I would possibly loose some pay.
A: It's low, around $8.25.

Q: Does Nevada have cottage laws (baking from your house and selling)
A: No idea.

Q: I know how the heat is in the summer been twice but what about fall and winter do you get any snow?
A: Right now our fall is fantastic, but it makes me really worried that summer is going to be HOT. We never have snow in Vegas. The last time it snowed was over a decade ago for only 1-2 days and it wasn't enough to inconvenience anyone.

Q: Are there car taxes property taxes?
A: Registration fees for cars is pretty high. Property taxes are reasonable here.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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So me and my husband have been toying with the idea of moving in the next several years we live in Connecticut and all we are getting is taxed taxes more taxes cost of living is high essentially we scrape by.

We are looking at several different states. I work retail and do baking on the side so finding a job wouldnít be to hard and I could relocate with my current job to another store. My husbands a sous chef and also has his pesticides licenses so him finding work wouldnít be an issues.


We are in our late 30s no children but when we do move we may have a small child at that point.

Something about Nevada draws me and my husband but we are not sure why we have been to the Vegas strip twice and to the Hoover dam thatís about as much as we have seen. Ct is very small and itís only an hour to the ny, ma and Rhode Island border from where we live.


Some things we would like to know

What is the farthest distance from one town to another ex I know Reno is 6 hours from Nevada.

We pay 925 for a one room apartment 600sqft with heat and hot water included. And one parking space
We pay car taxes but not property as we donít own any houses or land we also pay a firemanís tax.
* maybe a little less but very close

are there rentals comparable to what we pay or Cheaper?
* very close
Is the economy jobs better in the Las Vegas area or Reno- sparks area
* Vegas but low pay
How are the schools?
* private schools. Public most not good

Is the healthcare good?
* I think it is ok. Not bad. Not great

What is the minimum wage? We both make over minimum wage but I know if I was to transfer I would possibly loose some pay.
* 8.25

Does Nevada have cottage laws (baking from your house and selling)
* hoaís - business is NOT going to happen and finding a rental that will allow, nope
I know how the heat is in the summer been twice but what about fall and winter do you get any snow?
* Vegas is in the desert. It gets cool
Are there car taxes property taxes?
* very expensive car registration. Varies on msrp. Mercedes going to cost you $1k a year or more

We have some family in California and Arizona but all of our immediate family is all back east.


Right now we are just trying to figure out the pros and cons of some places Nevada is the farthest on our list
Visit before you move. (Off the strip)
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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Thanks we will definitely thing about visiting off strip before we move.

We donít have any children at the moment but hopeful by the time we move we will have a little one with us.


8.25 is low but Iím assuming the cost of living is not high?? Itís 10.10 here at the moment but I make several dollars more than minimum wage.


What are houses going for down in Nevada? Back here In ct we were approved for up to 180,009 for a condo or house but Iím wondering if housing up there is more expensive.


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Old 12-03-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Thanks we will definitely thing about visiting off strip before we move.

We don’t have any children at the moment but hopeful by the time we move we will have a little one with us.


8.25 is low but I’m assuming the cost of living is not high?? It’s 10.10 here at the moment but I make several dollars more than minimum wage.


What are houses going for down in Nevada? Back here In ct we were approved for up to 180,009 for a condo or house but I’m wondering if housing up there is more expensive.


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In a good area (average) 300 for a small house. Condo around 240 but you add maintenance fees
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:19 PM
 
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Nope. Right now in the good NW there are 58 SFRs below $250,000. 85 condos below $150,000. Some may well be in neighborhoods one may not find wonderful but almost all are livable.

Out showing today in the $250,000 range. Lots of stuff. Buyer leaning toward a $215,000 condo. 1300sf 2/2/1.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:47 PM
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I live pretty cheap and my bills are 28 an hour. I wouldn't want to try living off of 10.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:56 PM
 
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Nope. Right now in the good NW there are 58 SFRs below $250,000. 85 condos below $150,000. Some may well be in neighborhoods one may not find wonderful but almost all are livable.

Out showing today in the $250,000 range. Lots of stuff. Buyer leaning toward a $215,000 condo. 1300sf 2/2/1.
The median is 300. House three doors from my old house went pending today at 260. Needed 10k tops in repair. The realtor absolutely destroyed the listing. Have master contractor look prior to offer...House needs work... Pictures were terrible

Three doors down, 200 less square feet, listed $120k less than mine sold for. Easiest sale a realtor could have.. 2 days and they probably paid the 6%


Anyone paying more than 3%-4% to sell in this market is insane... my rental property is going up in January. 3.5% total

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Old 12-03-2018, 11:08 PM
 
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I see 29 when you take out the pending..and most are trashed. If these were any good, investors would snatch them up. Gotta love going out your back door and hitting a brick wall.
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 AM
 
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If you have been baking (WELL-skilled) and not your follow the recipe on the box baker then you are better off trying to get a job and work at the resorts. Start inquiring or even start sending resumes online and see where it takes you. It will definitely be better pay than minimum wage.


Goodluck with your decision and job hunt.
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