As they say, "Bloom where you're planted".
Many have learned their lesson after moving into an area with a booming economy
only to loose their job and properly value when the economy tanks. Families do
not recover from an experience like this.It used to be that high
growth areas eventually reached a stable plateau. Now, they peak then fall into
decline. The worst hit areas in the last recession were the ones that had
experienced the highest growth.
Two days ago DN posted about the large number of people "fleeing" states
- ( tried to link the article, but DN comment system doesn't allow ) - now
an article that states the opposite. Which is it?
Poqui, You are so right. We have lived all over the country. Some places just
didn't do it for us. We could not feel at home no matter what. Others
places seemed to be waiting with open arms. And it had nothing to do with the
physical beauty or area attractions. Everybody has to find that place that they
can call home -- and it may take a move or two.
Hearing stories like this, makes me happy.Because neiborhoods have been
falling apart from people never staying put.
The old glib saying, "It's cheaper to move than pay the rent" is no
longer true, what with mortgages exceeding the net value of the house and the
reality that after a job move, comes the layoff in a strange place without
backup resources and nowhere else to go but the poor house.
@Pragmatic - I totally understand where you are coming from. A place is more
than physical surroundings, it has to connect to you somehow. I lived in the
Northwest for many, many years and it is gorgeous, but I just could not connect
with it. I quit trying to fight it and then moved to Utah where we have found
that connection we were seeking. Neither my wife or I are from here but we have
found our home. I hope you find a place that will speak to your soul that you
can call home.
And now for the REAL reason fewer are relocation - they're underwater on
their mortgages and can't move. And nowadays very few companies will buy
your house as part of a relo package. People aren't relocating because
financially there's no upside to relocating like there has been in the
Moving is "loosing"? Don't you mean "losing"? Looser, I
mean, *loser* mistake.
I am sorry to hear that your experience has not been as positive as you would
have liked. I moved here three years ago and am thoroughly enjoy the
experience. Utah politics do drive me around the bend at times but, overall, it
has been a good play for me and my family. Good luck to you.
I relocated to Utah a few years ago. Biggest mistake of my life. I am looking
forward to relocating back to where I came from. Please don't take this
comment personal those of you who love living in Utah. Through this process I
have really learned what is important to me and what I need in my life. I love
visiting Utah; I just don't like living in Utah.