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Old 01-26-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: St. Paul
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Has anyone ever done a blind move to San Antonio? or anywhere else?
We found out it would cost more to visit San Antonio than to move there.
Are there any tips?
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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LOL
What's wrong? All you snowbirds getting cold up there?
A pleasant 72 and sunny here in SA.

If you have enough money to live on until you find jobs and a place to live...go for it.
If not, moving anywhere sight unseen is a very risky move.
Cost more to visit than move here? Why?
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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Out.of.your.mind
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:45 PM
 
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Default First post a Blind Move,

Potential immigrants have posted this same question you ask here , at this forum about San Antonio. Do you have a skill, trade or profession, jenda?
The demand for chimney sweeps is far greater in Minnesota than it is here in Texas.
Experience? How much seed money do you have? I am led to believe you haven't much of a head start in your re-location. Is this a sort of a fly by the seat of your pants operation?
I would say that you could "get off the ground" here in San Antonio. Yes.



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Has anyone ever done a blind move to San Antonio? or anywhere else?
We found out it would cost more to visit San Antonio than to move there.
Are there any tips?
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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Default St Paul,

That is a pretty rough town, get out of there if you need to. Welcome to Texas.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: I'm not in Kansas Toto.
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I did a blind move to Texas a few years ago. I did a lot of research before I made my move. I also had a job before I moved and had plenty of savings to hold me over until I got my first check, and even then it was a little thin until I got paid. Do your homework before you jump, and have savings to last you until you have your pay. BTW, I've done 3 blind moves. All have worked out just fine. Do your research before you move.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: St. Paul
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It will cost about $1500 to visit with plane tickets, hotel, food, rental car. With the move we have a small 1 bedroom apartment that we could fit everything into a trailer. With moving my fiance is estimating about maybe 1,000-1,200 with gas, trailer, food 1 night motel stay, and deposit.

We are doing our homework and researching neighborhoods and jobs. He has a job where he can potentially transfer to and my agency has an office in San Antonio. We are looking to move by November at the latest.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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I had visited but only for 2 days for a job interview. I used the apartment finder booklet my boss gave me. I was limited because I required a short term rental at first, so I picked a couple and asked my boss if they were ok. Then I moved.

You don't need to pick a permanent location in a day. Thanks to this forum and other info you can get an idea on places, get something on a month to month lease, or stay in a short-term apartment. Not a huge deal if you're not dealing with kids/schools.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Spending $1,500 or even 1/2 that to send 1 of you down makes more sense than moving blind across the country. I suggest you come in late July or August to experience Summer here. It is not for everyone.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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Life is short. Just do it. I made a blind move to Washington, DC, back in the 90s. Left Austin. Sold my car, my possessions. It was a good thing.

Jump! And good luck!
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