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Old 02-27-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I'm moving to Guam without a pre-visit. I have a job on Anderson AFB and need to know what areas to look at for a house. I want a single family residence that is in a nice neighborhood where I can feel safe. I don't have kids so schools are not really an issue.

I've seen Talofofo and Yigo on the internet....any other suggestions. I can afford the 2000 to 2800 range for rent.

Thanks
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:30 AM
 
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For that you could rent a house. Since you'll be working up at Anderson AFB I suggest you live somewhere centrally located Talofofo is definitely far....by Guam standards. It'll take about an hour or so to get to work if you choose to live down that way. You may want to look into places in Tamuning, Tumon, Maite. There are a lot of new apartments and condos going up so I'm sure you won't have a hard time finding a place. Especially with your budget.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Thank you very much...I'll start narrowing the search.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:03 AM
 
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Will be moving to Guam soon. We have four kids ages, 13, 11, 8, and 6. Where is the best place to live? Considering the school location for kids. My husband will be working near ITC Bldg. Is public school okay? What is the best public school?
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Nanjing, China
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Default Should we move to Guam?

My wife and I are 3 1/2 years from retirement. Our total retirement income will be approximately $4,000 of which I only want to spend about half on living expenses.

We have:

No kids in school so I really don't care what the schools are like.

Both native born US Citizens and don't mind multicultural areas. We are currently teachers in China and will continue doing that until we retire.

I am a US Treasury Department licensed Enrolled Agent so I would set up a small business doing tax returns and light level accounting work.

Since our kids are all grown, we don't need a huge house. At my age I don't even want a huge house. 3 Bedrooms is fine, 2 baths. Budget $75,000 so a Manufactured home is fine. No Community Associations. No Neighbor Nazis. We had our fill of them when we lived in Arizona.

I speak Spanish as well as English (and Japanese and Mandarin).

Wife is a teacher with 25+ years experience and is NOT looking to work - at all,but may be willing to do some volunteer work.

I like salt water fishing. She likes coffee Klotches. (yes, we are both Jewish).

OK, convince me that Guam is the place to retire to and where.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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My wife and I are 3 1/2 years from retirement. Our total retirement income will be approximately $4,000 of which I only want to spend about half on living expenses.

We have:

No kids in school so I really don't care what the schools are like.

Both native born US Citizens and don't mind multicultural areas. We are currently teachers in China and will continue doing that until we retire.

I am a US Treasury Department licensed Enrolled Agent so I would set up a small business doing tax returns and light level accounting work.

Since our kids are all grown, we don't need a huge house. At my age I don't even want a huge house. 3 Bedrooms is fine, 2 baths. Budget $75,000 so a Manufactured home is fine. No Community Associations. No Neighbor Nazis. We had our fill of them when we lived in Arizona.

I speak Spanish as well as English (and Japanese and Mandarin).

Wife is a teacher with 25+ years experience and is NOT looking to work - at all,but may be willing to do some volunteer work.

I like salt water fishing. She likes coffee Klotches. (yes, we are both Jewish).

OK, convince me that Guam is the place to retire to and where.
When was the last time you visited Guam? It might be a little difficult to find a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house or condo there for under $100,000 as long as the plans for the U.S. military buildup there persist.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Since our kids are all grown, we don't need a huge house. At my age I don't even want a huge house. 3 Bedrooms is fine, 2 baths. Budget $75,000 so a Manufactured home is fine. No Community Associations. No Neighbor Nazis. We had our fill of them when we lived in Arizona.

OK, convince me that Guam is the place to retire to and where.
By manufactured home, are you suggesting a prefab or mobile home? You are aware that Guam does get the occasional hit from a typhoon?
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