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Old 04-07-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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What if you mostly like where you live but have to move for financial reasons (widowed, etc.)

 
Old 04-07-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Do what you have to do to be comfortable. I would never have guessed I would like to live in the area my grandparents lived in, but after 40 years of city life, it is refreshing.

I was just approved to move into a senior' s complex and love it. Rent is less than 1/3 of my income because they automaticallydeduct $400 and then what your health insurance costs. So I'll be paying less than 1/3 for the apartment.

The added plus is the community room where people meet to play cards, have Bible study or just socialize. It's going to be wonderful. I miss interaction since I stopped working.logO
 
Old 04-07-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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hate spell check. Logo is not what I wrote.
 
Old 04-07-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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What if you mostly like where you live but have to move for financial reasons (widowed, etc.)
You're fortunate, since finding a place that you like is often the hardest, yet most important part… even it means you have to "downsize", or get "creative" to make it work (so start 'brainstorming')!
 
Old 04-08-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You're fortunate, since finding a place that you like is often the hardest, yet most important part… even it means you have to "downsize", or get "creative" to make it work (so start 'brainstorming')!
I've been researching until my brain gets numb, LOL
 
Old 04-08-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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I'd rather die than live somewhere in an $80K house.
Ha, ha, that's so funny, I'm living quite happily in a $9000 house. OK with an inflation calculator it's a $38000 house, that's about right for the condition it was in when I bought it. Count the recent remodeling before I reinhabited it and it might be getting close to 70K. But not for sale at any price.

The most important amenity is the scenery and that counts freeflowing water.

Needless to say I have no wish to be dead. I have no wish to have a house payment, either.
 
Old 04-08-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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I've been researching until my brain gets numb, LOL
Somehow I doubt that the solution lies with more "research"!
 
Old 04-08-2015, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Somehow I doubt that the solution lies with more "research"!
I will visit places of course - what would you suggest other than researching possible areas to relocate to?
 
Old 04-09-2015, 02:48 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I will visit places of course - what would you suggest other than researching possible areas to relocate to?
Consider options... see my recent post.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/39148972-post107.html

If you like where you live, there are nearly endless options (in many cases).

HOA can be a problem, but there are usually ways around that too (if you are creative and 'stealth') i.e. you will note I use 'boarders' rather than renters for a purpose... Zoning / not HOA.
 
Old 04-09-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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What if you mostly like where you live but have to move for financial reasons (widowed, etc.)
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I will visit places of course - what would you suggest other than researching possible areas to relocate to?
Huh?! I thought you "mostly like where you live", but just don't know how to afford remaining there?
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