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Old 06-21-2007, 04:51 PM
 
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My wife and I are both 26. I am a carpenter and she is a junior accountant. We have lived in South Eastern Canada all of our lives. Working in construction, the weather can wreak havoc on a work week. summer time...75-95 degree heat with unbearable humidity from mid June- Mid August , winter time can reach temps of -40, w/horrible wind chill, heavy snowfall and freezing rain, From Dec - mid March. Don't missunderstand me. Canada is a very beautiful country and other than the weather, there are'nt too many negative things to say about it. We simply feel that it is time for a change. I have always wanted to live in CA, and after a visit to the Bay area, I knew that CA was the place for me. We live directly between Toronto and Montreal in a town of roughly 5000 people. The next nearest city (15-20 min commute)has a population in the neighborhood of 117,000. We are open to suggestion as to what part of CA would be most suitable for both of us. We both realize that the COL is quite a bit higher than what it is here. This is not really a huge issue w/either of us. We're not looking to move to CA and become wealthy, but we dont want to go broke either. We currently own a house worth,in the area of $200,000 CDN. Not sure what that converts to exactley. Where might a good place be, that would be similar to where we are now? Minus the negative weather. I should state that 15 degrees in Canada, most are still wearing shorts, and 0 degrees some are still barbequing. So your worst weather is'nt really a big concern either. Where would we be most likely to find "successful/reasonable" employment in both of our careers? Your imput/advice will be taken constructivly and greatly appreciated, so please, don't hesitate in your response. Thanks _Doctorljcc
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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200,000CDN should be Approx 180,000 in USD, and the average home price in Calif is about 500,000 - Average in the bay area is 800,000 and more.

For the price you will not be buying. California has absolutely no humidity.

Do you want to be close to an urban setting? Or rural? Rural will be affordable. Do schools matter

California is SO BIG and has many many different areas with differents "feels"

Tell us more what you'd like from a city and what you two like to do for a linging - do you have kids? Will schools matter?
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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At the risk of looking like an idiot, explain "Linging"...thanks.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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At the risk of looking like an idiot, explain "Linging"...thanks.
living? I think
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