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Old 08-02-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I wouldn't lump the cost to move with the costs associated to sell your house.
The 10% figure was quoted as a rough cost to change residence so it should lump all that together. Also any fees like closing costs, costs to go house hunting in the intended area, etc.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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The 10% figure was quoted as a rough cost to change residence so it should lump all that together. Also any fees like closing costs, costs to go house hunting in the intended area, etc.
We're moving 3000k miles, so I'm familiar with the costs.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Iím curious why Arizona became the go-to state vs New Mexico. Iíve never been to either place, but New Mexico is actually more centrally located than Arizona and is just west of Texas and south of Colorado. Arenít the climates very similar?
Good question. I relocated to New Mexico because it offered everything I wanted at a reasonable cost and without crowds (2 million in NM vs. 7 million in AZ). The four season climate in the NM high desert beats the heat of Arizona hands down. We have a short, mild winter. Albuquerque's hottest ever recorded temperature is 107. Humidity is often single digets. I don't have or need AC. Cultural diversity is a major factor in NM, less so in AZ. That may influence some to choose one over the other. I like diversity. There are over 20 Indian Pueblos/Reservations in NM and the state is heavily Hispanic. Spanish is commonly spoken. NM is a blue state with some red spots. AZ is pretty much the opposite. My taxes went up a bit when I moved here. My COL went down a bit. I don't mind the taxes (there's no personal property tax). NM is a poor state and struggles a bit because of it. It is the most family oriented place I've ever lived. I live between Santa Fe and Albuquerque with a commuter train going both ways that is free for seniors every Wednesday.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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I’m curious why Arizona became the go-to state vs New Mexico. I’ve never been to either place, but New Mexico is actually more centrally located than Arizona and is just west of Texas and south of Colorado. Aren’t the climates very similar?
I wonder this all the time too. I guess its taxes are higher in NM.

On a personal note in thinking AZ vs. NM it seems as if AZ has more wildlife but I'm not sure why.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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On a personal note in thinking AZ vs. NM it seems as if AZ has more wildlife but I'm not sure why.
I can't think of much difference in this respect. Habitat might be a bit different. Arizona has the Sonora desert and Saguaro cactus while New Mexico has the Chihuahuan desert and mostly Cholla cactus. There are some real differences in plant diversity. The Chihuahuan desert is the most diverse in terms of desert plants. It has a lot to do with the elevation. An occasional Jaguar will visit SW New Mexico and the eastern plains have Pronghorns with Elk in the mountains. I have Coyotes in my yard many nights caught on my critter-cam. There is a sizeable herd of introduced Kalahari Oryx near White Sands. Somebody's escaped Guinea Pig was living in my Honeysuckle.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: NYC
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.....There is a sizeable herd of introduced Kalahari Oryx near White Sands. .....
There's a pretty good story in that I bet! Did you know that in the 19th century camels were introduced to the Southwest as a potential transportation option in the deserts instead of horses, didn't really work out. (It may actually have been an Army experiment iirc.) But a number of them got free, or released, & wandered around wild for a number of years scaring the bejeepers out of the occasional human that came across their path & had never seen any creature like that.

There are descriptions of "monsters" seen in the remote southwest by cowboys & old coots which were probably camels.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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There is still a camel farm in Yuma these days.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:55 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Why do seniors move to Florida?

So they can use their outdoor swimming pools year round?
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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Because they didn't take a left at Albuquerque?



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Old 08-03-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: USA
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There's a pretty good story in that I bet! Did you know that in the 19th century camels were introduced to the Southwest as a potential transportation option in the deserts instead of horses, didn't really work out. (It may actually have been an Army experiment iirc.) But a number of them got free, or released, & wandered around wild for a number of years scaring the bejeepers out of the occasional human that came across their path & had never seen any creature like that.

There are descriptions of "monsters" seen in the remote southwest by cowboys & old coots which were probably camels.
If you ever drive through Quartzite, AZ, thereís a memorial to Hi Jolly. Itís an interesting story.
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