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Old 04-25-2020, 08:15 PM
 
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So I'm originally from New Jersey and live in Texas. Where can a young couple relocate to with job opportunities and a reasonable cost of housing?

We don't have any kids, don't care about being in a big city but do prefer to be around convenient stores and a gym. Other than that, not too concerned about much else. We hate areas that are like Philly and Baltimore with houses attached to each other.

What are mortgages like in Delaware?

I left North Jersey because it's too crowded and expensive. I don't want to pay thousands per year in property taxes or unnecessary stuff. I don't want to be too close to the beach in case another hurricane hits the area (i was in NJ during Irene and Sandy).

I think both of our jobs are pretty easy to find in any state and we've been working through the entire lockdown. Even if we don't move soon, we still want to know what areas to look in and what we can expect to pay for a mortgage. Ideally we would want to buy a house under $200,000. Delaware is small and close to my hometown so I don't care if it's north or south Delaware.
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Old 04-26-2020, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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What kind of jobs do you each have? You might want to start there before you consider housing areas. Salary ranges? That way we can let you know what you might be able to expect here.
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Old 05-02-2020, 01:41 PM
 
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With Irene and Sandy you may already be familiar with the rain/flood/wind effects of hurricanes so just wanted to mention if you're concerned about surge/coastal flooding from hurricanes the NHC offers official surge mapping here (change storm category to see diff water heights): https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Ma...935fad&entry=1
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:01 PM
 
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We moved from DE to TX just this past year. We have found housing cheaper in TX than DE. Depends of course on area in each state where you are looking. Although our property taxes are very high in TX, there is no income tax. We actually from a financial stand point come out better in TX.

May depend on your jobs and the salaries you make in each state which comes out better financially.
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:04 PM
 
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We moved from DE to TX just this past year. We have found housing cheaper in TX than DE. Depends of course on area in each state where you are looking. Although our property taxes are very high in TX, there is no income tax. We actually from a financial stand point come out better in TX.

May depend on your jobs and the salaries you make in each state which comes out better financially.

That's been my concern with Texas. I live in Austin and taxes around here are very high. Aren't taxes in Delaware very low?
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:38 PM
 
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Property taxes in DE are low, in comparison to many other states, and there is no sales tax. To compare DE to TX, you may want to play around with the calculators at https://smartasset.com/taxes/
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