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Old 08-25-2008, 06:41 AM
 
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My husband and I are planning a move to either Cincinnati OH or Sacramento CA. Cincinnati we have family there, but don't really want to move there. We were in the Folsom area in March and fell in love. He is a senior unix administrator. I have read that it is extremely hard to get a job in the Sacramento area. Is this true? I am a nurse and I don't think I will have much trouble finding a job - please correct me if I am wrong. Any suggestions on relocating and job searching would be SOOOOOO great!!! Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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A nurse won't have a job working anywhere. There are a bunch of hospital expansions going on in the central city: UC Davis, Mercy and Sutter all have multiple complexes. A skilled IT person who can market their skills can find work, but it doesn't pay as high as, say, the Bay Area (but, of course, the cost of living is much lower here.)

It's not extremely hard to get work here, no more than anywhere else these days. Getting work with the state is tough right now due to the hiring freeze, and the state is a major employer in Sacramento, but other than that people are still hiring, if you're competent you can get work.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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The UCD Health System in Sacramento (includes UC Davis Medical Center) is hiring. There are currently many nursing positions open. If you are interested, send me a private message and I'll send you the link to their website. They also have an Information Services Division that is responsible for computer networks and services for the Health System. Your husband could possibly find something there as well.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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Sounds like you know the area really well! Do you suggest moving and then finding a job or is it next to impossible to try to get a job first before moving out there? Do you know how much the property taxes are in Roseville vs. Folsom? How is commuting to Sacramento from these two areas? I really appreciate all your help!
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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Sounds like you know the area really well! Do you suggest moving and then finding a job or is it next to impossible to try to get a job first before moving out there? Do you know how much the property taxes are in Roseville vs. Folsom? How is commuting to Sacramento from these two areas? I really appreciate all your help!
I believe it would be relatively easy to find an nursing position here before you move if you are willing to travel here for interviews. Finding an I.T. job will be more difficult. If you have some money saved up and can afford to rely only on your nursing job income until your husband finds employment, you may want to consider that. I live in Citrus Heights which borders Roseville. I leave home around 6:15 to 6:20 am for my drive to work at UCD Medical Center in Sacramento and my drive averages 25 minutes. My drive home each day averages 40 minutes. Most of my commute is on the freeway.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Property taxes on a new home are going to be 1% of the purchase price plus any additional local bond issues and special assessments. In my area there are 3 school bond issues, a solid waste fee and a fire district assessment. Taxes end up being 1.135% of the purchase price.

The school district bonds could be different in parts of any city depending on where the property is actually located.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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Of course, if you worked at UCDMC, you could live in the Elmhurst, East Sacramento, Alhambra Triangle or Med Center neighborhoods and walk to work in a few minutes. With the current housing crisis, prices outside of the central city are dropping dramatically (they're only dropping moderately inside the central city) for some very cute homes. A lot of medical workers live in the neighborhood: I lived about half a mile from Sutter, my next door neighbor was a lab tech and a couple of surgeons lived around the corner. There aren't any Mello-Roos or other bond issue assessments in the area around UCDMC, other than the monthly trash/water/sewage bill which is around $60.

There are a lot of beautiful little bungalows and large historic homes nearby, price points vary widely. There are also some new developments going up in the neighborhood:

Welcome
Single-family homes, being developed by a doctor who lives in East Sac

http://www.tcresidential.com/homes/i...fice&value=106
These are either condos or apartments depending on who you ask, under construction.
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