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Old 06-23-2007, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Kernersville NC
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My husband and I, along with our two year old daughter is trying to relocate to the DC Metro area from Winston Salem NC, the only thing is, we don't have any family or people we know from there. My family is from NYC, and his is from NC. So we wanted to live somewhere in between. How do we relocate? And what would be some good spots, We don't have much money...Any suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:17 AM
 
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My husband and I, along with our two year old daughter is trying to relocate to the DC Metro area from Winston Salem NC, the only thing is, we don't have any family or people we know from there. My family is from NYC, and his is from NC. So we wanted to live somewhere in between. How do we relocate? And what would be some good spots, We don't have much money...Any suggestions?

Can you provide commitment to housing/lease range??? Commute Tolerance????? Kind of neighborhoods your looking for???? Ideal community???? I can give a ton of recommendations but I need more info....
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Kernersville NC
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I wouldn't mind a little commute, the kind of neighborhoods that I am looking for would be one that is affordable. I don't want to live in gang land territory, if there is any, I really would love to find a place to rent for no more than $800, but who am I kidding right. I don't mind a nice commute. This will be like a stepping stone for us. We just want to get into the DC METRO area and get a job. Being from NYC I know about how hard it is to make it on a salary of only 35k. So struggling wouldn't be nothing new to us. The hard part is not having any contacts or people in the area that can help me make this transition.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Well just be open minded and flexible. 800 won't get you far in DC. That might put you in a shaky neighborhood. I would recommend the Baltimore/Richmond Va regions if you wanna hover around that price range and still be reasonably close to NY.... Area's you might wanna check out Waldorf/Charles County/La Plata-Upper Marlboro-Bowie-Laurel MD...Baltimore County.....
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Kernersville NC
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These sound real good, I don't know about Richmond, but the others sound great, so mostly, you would say that, living in Maryland is cheaper? How is Baltimore County?
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Kernersville NC
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What about the rental homes in these areas, is it better to rent a house or an apartment? Would it be impossible to find a place for rent for say $600 or $700?
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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What about the rental homes in these areas, is it better to rent a house or an apartment? Would it be impossible to find a place for rent for say $600 or $700?
600-700 is doable if you're sharing a house with someone but for a family, you won't find anything in that range unless you're living in a run down shack. Sorry, but housing is just one of those things that you have to put at least half your budget into to get a halfway decent (and large enough) place. My boyfriend was up here two weeks ago looking for an apt for just himself and the cheapest place we found was 460 for 1 bedroom in a basement and a shared bathroom. I would really reconsider moving to NoVA/DC if you can't put down at least 900 for an apartment.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Kernersville NC
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Thanks everyone for helping me with my move, hopefully things will go smoothly.
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