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Old 12-29-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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Hey, we are considering moving to maine possibly. We are in the process of looking at different states and maine seems appealing. Currently living in ohio. Anyways, I am wondering how the job market is in the portland area for white collar business(sales)? How are the housing prices? Do houses have basements? How bad are the winters really? I am used to the cold, but not a ton of snow. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Hey, we are considering moving to maine possibly. We are in the process of looking at different states and maine seems appealing. Currently living in ohio. Anyways, I am wondering how the job market is in the portland area for white collar business(sales)? How are the housing prices? Do houses have basements? How bad are the winters really? I am used to the cold, but not a ton of snow. Thanks.
Welcome to the Maine forum. I live in Ohio too. Pretty much everything we saw had a basement, but then we were lookng in Eastport not Portland where houses are cheaper and there would probably be no jobs in your desired field.

Where in Ohio are you?
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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Really? There are not many business jobs out there? I wasn't sure if there would be or not. I am in springboro.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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You should be able to find a jon in Portland. I believe you misunderstood Drama's comment. It was about jobs in Eastport.
Many Maine houses have basements.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Hey, we are considering moving to maine possibly. We are in the process of looking at different states and maine seems appealing. Currently living in ohio. Anyways, I am wondering how the job market is in the portland area for white collar business(sales)? How are the housing prices? Do houses have basements? How bad are the winters really? I am used to the cold, but not a ton of snow. Thanks.
Welcome to the Maine Forum.

There are plenty of sales jobs out there, almost every company can't find enough bodies to fill their positions - as you know sales is a high burnout field with much turnover. What kind of sales are you in now?

Almost all single family homes have basements, homes on slabs are very difficult to market - Mainers seem to love their basements, as we need a place to store all that stuff. The Portland area averages about 70 inches of snow a year and after tonight's expected snowfall we'll be about half way there already. Last year we didn't have this much until March, so who knows? Right now it's sunny and 39 degrees in Portland.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Really? There are not many business jobs out there? I wasn't sure if there would be or not. I am in springboro.
Just bought a bike.. maybe I will run into you on the bike trail.

You should be able to find a jon in Portland. I believe you misunderstood Drama's comment. It was about jobs in Eastport.
Many Maine houses have basements.



Thanks Alison. I promise that I didn't mean to be so vague or confusing.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Casco, Me. and Gray, Me.
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We are getting snow today and if you were here you would be shoveling or using your snowblower to get to your job. The homes have basements as was mentioned here on this thread. The jobs are there for you to find also. so the move can be a positive one. Good luck in your search. Didn't Ohio get more snow than we did the other year? lol
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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We are getting snow today and if you were here you would be shoveling or using your snowblower to get to your job. The homes have basements as was mentioned here on this thread. The jobs are there for you to find also. so the move can be a positive one. Good luck in your search. Didn't Ohio get more snow than we did the other year? lol
I'm not sure, but during a 2 day storm this past February, e got about 21 in. and our temps were significantly colder than Eastport (what my yahoo weather is set to). During the storm and after, I believe we were -20 or so while Eastport was +30.

Yet amazingly enough when I discuss the wanting to move to Maine, I get"Why would you want to move somewhere so cold?"

I think it gets that way because we are so landlocked(at times in the summer we are hotter than my Dad in Clearwater,FL).
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