Monday, January 16, 2006

Things that you should know before relocating

If you are moving from one state to another state toyou may want to look up , a “Salary Calculator”. (I have one you can go to under Buyers on my home page) A salary calculator will take what you make in your city and state and tell you how much you will need to make in Oregon or SW Washington to be living at the same level you are currently used to. Let us say your company offers you a $20,000 raise to move to Oregon or SW Washington and work here. You and your family get really excited about the move until you get here and find out that you needed a $30,000 raise just to remain at the same level you were at in your previous state. But in some cases a $20,000 raise maybe equivalent to a $40,000 raise because the cost of living is so much cheaper here in Oregon. You just need to be careful and talk to a Realtor in Oregon / SW Washington to make sure that the offer from your company really is a good deal or not. In some cases we have people move from one state to Oregon or SW Washington and do very well. These people are able to sell their home in their state, buy a larger home here, and then still have enough to invest in a rental property as a security net for their future. Feel free to call me or e-mail anytime with questions or comments.

Todd Clark – broker
Kastings & Associates