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Old 02-19-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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Right, a lifestraw is $20. You can always have one on hand.
I've heard about the Lifestraw. Will have to look closer to these things once we're over there.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Ok, glad to hear about the hunting. My father in law claims there're not that much hunting around anymore, so I wanted to double check. I have a dog that loves to hunt grouse and I've found out there're some grouse up in the mountains, excited to try that!
The fishing part I'm aware of, did some fly fishing in Logan canyon and also up in Idaho when I was at school, super excited for that too since fishing up here is good, but not that good.

I bolded the part about giardia.
How about drinking water from streams up in the mountains, if one go back country fishing/hunting? I know there're plenty of tools to clean water if necessary, I'm just wondering if it's possible without cleaning and not get sick.

$400k is a bit steep for us, for any type of home. We would want something around $200k max. I've looked quite a bit on Trulia and it looks tough finding a decent place close to Sugarhouse and the likes for that kind of money.. Oh well..
Prices have climbed alot on houses even in the last 2 years. You would be lucky to find a place in Sandy for 200K never mind sugarhouse!

Kendacott are a mining company but be warned there have been lots of redundancies there as I have a couple of friends who have been casualties and also you will not get anywhere near the benefits you are used to in Sweden

KSL & Zillow have lots of listings on properties and can search by price but Sugarhouse is a hugely popular area especially for implants and has the price tag to match especially as it has fabulous facilities nearby and close to the city.

Good luck with your search and move
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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$200K for just about any place in the valley won't really get you much. My daughter and her husband were recently looking for a place in that price range and there really isn't much out there. You would have better luck in that price range in Tooele or possibly up in the Layton/Clearfield area.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:23 AM
 
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Prices have climbed alot on houses even in the last 2 years. You would be lucky to find a place in Sandy for 200K never mind sugarhouse!

Kendacott are a mining company but be warned there have been lots of redundancies there as I have a couple of friends who have been casualties and also you will not get anywhere near the benefits you are used to in Sweden

KSL & Zillow have lots of listings on properties and can search by price but Sugarhouse is a hugely popular area especially for implants and has the price tag to match especially as it has fabulous facilities nearby and close to the city.

Good luck with your search and move
Seems like SLC has become expensive, so we'll see where we'll end up

I've heard of Kennecott, but haven't seen any postings from them. Luckily I can work in any industry since it's all pretty generic.
Benefits, sure will be different, but I do realize we're moving to a different country with a different culture and so forth, so I know what to expect.

Thanks for the input, we're excited to be on the way. Slowly but surely..
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:25 AM
 
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$200K for just about any place in the valley won't really get you much. My daughter and her husband were recently looking for a place in that price range and there really isn't much out there. You would have better luck in that price range in Tooele or possibly up in the Layton/Clearfield area.
I've seen a few places nearby Sugarhouse in that price range. With that said, it doesn't mean you'll be able to buy the place for that price.
We're not too concerned about a smaller fixer-upper either, and we do have some expert help in that field nearby.

Layton/Clearfield ain't bad, the problem would be work. I don't wanna commute that far every day, would rather work out in Layton area then.
Also looked at Bountiful or Centreville/Woods Cross area. Seems a bit cheaper than Sugarhouse.
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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I like Centerville. Woods Cross isn't too bad as long as the refinery smells don't bother you. There are also some nice newer areas in North Salt Lake. Try Googling Foxboro. It's a newer subdivision that might have prices a little easier on the wallet then Sugarhouse.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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Seems like SLC has become expensive, so we'll see where we'll end up

I've heard of Kennecott, but haven't seen any postings from them. Luckily I can work in any industry since it's all pretty generic.
Benefits, sure will be different, but I do realize we're moving to a different country with a different culture and so forth, so I know what to expect.

Thanks for the input, we're excited to be on the way. Slowly but surely..
No problems, yes I lived there for 2 years from Feb 2015 and was shocked at the prices to rent and buy. This is due to alot of people moving to the area due to alot of US companies relocating there. Also as families tend to be large in size in Utah there is huge demand for houses and downtown is very popular or close to downtown.

I have just relocated back to Europe for that reason as cost of living very high, medical expenses are extortionate even with great insurance(i have lived abroad before ) along with the education factor and wanting to be back closer to family.

I had a great 2 years there, loved the music and arts scene and also enjoyed seeing lots of the US whilst there. I made some fabulous friends who will keep in touch with and see again when I visit in the summer but long term for me not the best option :-)

There are still some bargains to be had and if need help I know a wonderful lady who is a property manager who found a bargain place for my friend as well as accomodation for us and many others who moved to the state. If you want her details PM me :-)
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:29 AM
 
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I like Centerville. Woods Cross isn't too bad as long as the refinery smells don't bother you. There are also some nice newer areas in North Salt Lake. Try Googling Foxboro. It's a newer subdivision that might have prices a little easier on the wallet then Sugarhouse.
Thanks for the tips, gonna look into it more, and see if I can send FIL on a look
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:36 AM
 
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No problems, yes I lived there for 2 years from Feb 2015 and was shocked at the prices to rent and buy. This is due to alot of people moving to the area due to alot of US companies relocating there. Also as families tend to be large in size in Utah there is huge demand for houses and downtown is very popular or close to downtown.

I have just relocated back to Europe for that reason as cost of living very high, medical expenses are extortionate even with great insurance(i have lived abroad before ) along with the education factor and wanting to be back closer to family.

I had a great 2 years there, loved the music and arts scene and also enjoyed seeing lots of the US whilst there. I made some fabulous friends who will keep in touch with and see again when I visit in the summer but long term for me not the best option :-)

There are still some bargains to be had and if need help I know a wonderful lady who is a property manager who found a bargain place for my friend as well as accomodation for us and many others who moved to the state. If you want her details PM me :-)
Are you from Europe from the start?
I can't speak for all of Europe but at least here in Sweden, healthcare might be cheap, but you may also not get it when you need it, due to long waiting lists...
Also I hate paying taxes, and we have the highest income taxes in the world... and 25% VAT...

One thing that I noticed when I was at school in Logan, was how I loved the people and their attitudes! Where I come from, and it might be this particular place, the attitude is soooo dull and jealousy. We lack the push-each-other-forward spirit!
I felt more at home in Logan, for 4 years, than I ever done here at home... It's scary. So we're gonna get up and move and try it at least, that's the least one can do.

If it doesn't work out, oh well, life continues
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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Are you from Europe from the start?
I can't speak for all of Europe but at least here in Sweden, healthcare might be cheap, but you may also not get it when you need it, due to long waiting lists...
Also I hate paying taxes, and we have the highest income taxes in the world... and 25% VAT...

One thing that I noticed when I was at school in Logan, was how I loved the people and their attitudes! Where I come from, and it might be this particular place, the attitude is soooo dull and jealousy. We lack the push-each-other-forward spirit!
I felt more at home in Logan, for 4 years, than I ever done here at home... It's scary. So we're gonna get up and move and try it at least, that's the least one can do.

If it doesn't work out, oh well, life continues

Yes from Europe originally but have lived in many other places where healthcare is nowhere near what it costs in the US, I do get we have to wait sometimes for stuff however I have still had to wait to see a doctor there in the US and took 10 days to get a physical therapy appointment. I had private healthare in the UK if needed it and tbh rarely used it as the NHS was fine ,especially if critical like cancer treatment and means healthcare wont bankrupt you when something big or terminal illness arises even with insurance

Yes get the taxes things and agree Scandinavia does have high taxes however if you need the system it is there for you. Also you may have lower taxes in the US but that's where you get fooled as I found personally there are far more add on's in the US for everything whereas where we come from the price you see is the price you pay so by the time you add on the extras it doesn't work out much different. We have 20% VAT but as factored into cost you know the price upfront and not having to deal with State and federal tax as we have the one tax. For the equivalent of Directv here in the UK i pay $45, in the US it was nearly double that and by the time add in state, federal taxes and all the other add ons they put it was close to $90.

But i get compared to Sweden it may be alot cheaper. . I actually was worse off in the US as in the UK I did not pay tax as my role in education was below the tax threshold so I didn't pay tax, and they do not deduct it until you hit the threshhold unlike the US where you pay and then claim it back.

I earned even less in the US in education and below the threshold for tax, however they deducted tax and then I did not get a refund as unlike in the UK the USA you file as a married couple and so because my husband hit the threshold I do not get my tax refunded ! So just in taxation and salary alone I am better off here along with the fact that vacation pay and sick pay is far more generous.

I think everywhere is different even in areas within a country as the area I live now in UK is very different to the area I grew up which was very keep up with everyone and people knocking each other. I have heard good things about Logan but not all areas are this way and snobbery is everywhere and also depends on those you mix with. I had a huge cross section of friends in SLC who I found through various avenues. TBH i live my life the way I wish and couldn't care less what other think. People are free to live their lives as they so wish and mutual respect is what its all about and it seemed to work for us out there and also back here.

I agree sometimes you need a get up and go attitude or to push people forward but some of that comes from within. I saw lots of the US whilst there and travelled around whenever we could yet others rarely leave their neighbourhood its just how you are as a person and if you want to do well you can anywhere. The same as Europe is easy to get around but some rarely take the opportunity to go see things.

But i did find it strange I had neighbours in my neighbourhood there which only had 15 houses and people who lived opposite each other over 15 years did not no one another, not even their names! Where I live back now everyone knows everyone and out of 60+ houses in my road I probably know at least 50+ of the people living there and we talk, socialise etc and its the same throughout the town.

100% agree though that life is too short not to give something a go and regret which is why we gave SLC a go. I enjoyed my time there but long term not for us and my cost of living has gone down at least 50%+ since i moved back and that's with us being on ex pat terms.

Its great these days that people are able to move around so freely and my kids benefited a great deal from their 2 years there and we are glad we gave it a go. Plus we met some fabulous people and will have visitors here for the foreseeable future and we will visit there.


I'm a firm believer in grabbing opportunities and been lucky enough to get a few in various countries but now with kids being older and education being a big factor plus it being expensive and far for family to come we have decided that the UK is more of a better fit even though the US has alot to offer and some outstanding scenery and places to visit . It was not an easy decision but it has worked out to be the right one for us and we lost nothing, only gained by our opportunity there even if long term it was not right and as you say life continues!

Happy moving and hope all goes well, you will have family there so a slightly different scenario, Utah without any family nearby can be tough.
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