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Old 02-01-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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Default NY/NJ: Would you come back?

Most people that have left the NY/NJ area have done so due to ridiculously high real estate prices and taxes. If money were not an object, would you choose to come back from wherever you relocated to (mostly North Carolina, Florida from what I gather)? Just curious.

 
Old 02-01-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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I'll tell you one thing....due to family here in NJ I probably wouldn't leave if I could afford a home here but since I can't I'm outty.

Also if I could afford a home I think I would live somewhere where the congestion is much less, not in the metro area.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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Default Absolutely

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Most people that have left the NY/NJ area have done so due to ridiculously high real estate prices and taxes. If money were not an object, would you choose to come back from wherever you relocated to (mostly North Carolina, Florida from what I gather)? Just curious.
I would move back in a NY minute. I Love NJ and have family and friends there......but, can't afford to have a good quality of life with the high real estate and taxes there.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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I had my out a couple of months ago but I decided to stay.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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We left Jersey in June. Life-long residents.. Went with the caravan to Carolina. Didn't like it. And because of a good job oppourtunity back here, we came right back in Early November.

5 months we lasted..of all of the bad things you can say about Jersey.. we came back. Its our home. We love it. And I REALLY appreciate it now.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:06 PM
 
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Been there, done that. We moved to Las Vegas in 1994 (back when it was still affordable and English was the predominant language....lol), and came back to NJ in 1999. Since then we've had the opportunity to relocate to Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta and Charlotte with work, but in none of the cases did it make sense- financially or otherwise. Sure, we would have had a newer, larger house in any of those cities, and sure, our property taxes would have been lower- but is that what life's about? A big house and low taxes? Not for us it isn't.

Bob
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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Most people that have left the NY/NJ area have done so due to ridiculously high real estate prices and taxes. If money were not an object, would you choose to come back from wherever you relocated to (mostly North Carolina, Florida from what I gather)? Just curious.
yes......................
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Default You are so lucky

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We left Jersey in June. Life-long residents.. Went with the caravan to Carolina. Didn't like it. And because of a good job oppourtunity back here, we came right back in Early November.

5 months we lasted..of all of the bad things you can say about Jersey.. we came back. Its our home. We love it. And I REALLY appreciate it now.
I am soooo jealous. You only had to suffer for 5 months? Geez, it takes a whole year just to try to adjust to new surroundings. Well i'm happy for you. And you're right, i'm sure that you definitely appreciate NJ now after experiencing other pastures that were not as green as you thought they would be. All the best.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Thats VERY True. Had the job oppourtunity not been there we wouldn't have bailed out as quickly as we did.

Good luck onreturning to the Garden state
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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