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Home Is Where The Heart Is!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I've been living away from my hometown of St. Louis, MO for longer than the time I've spent being born and raised here! I have missed my family and friends, the holidays, unexpected get togethers, birthdays and celebrations. I'm here now for the holidays and getting a nostalgic whim to relocate back here, get a job and make up for lost times. Finding a job may be the challenge as I have family and friends who will allow me to cohabitate with them for a minute, or a long as it takes. I currently have a job and a house; being single and unattached makes it that much more desirable. Just wanting to here some ideas, advice and suggestions to the Spark family on how they would approach such a situation, thanx! emoticon
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  • SUNSET09
    Thank you all for your input as it is another way of looking at the situation. Allow me to answer a few of them to enlighten you further about my situation. I joined the Air Force which is one of the reasons why I moved away, in addition I enjoy traveling, visiting and living in places I would have never had the opportunity nor the funds. Came here as one of my choices and ended up with good opportunities. I share my house with my daughter and she can help in paying the mortgage. I've never had a problem relocating, quite a social butterfly and have no problems meeting new people. My initial thought is to stay with relatives to get the feel of being back home and have a job before I arrive. I can retire next year which again, allows me the flexibility to relocate. emoticon
    4219 days ago
    You have to do what your heart tells you!
    4220 days ago
    all the previous posters raised some good questions and had some saged advice..
    it's hard making new connections and developing new relationships-keep in mind that coming back home won't turn back the clock-
    what's the housing market like where you are now? would you take a loss by selling now? can you financially afford to make the move? are there jobs here for you that you would be happy doing? have you developed any friendships where you are now?
    all questions to ponder, but only you have the answers-remember, where one door closes, another usually opens
    4221 days ago
    Is it the best time to be relocating with the economy the way it is and jobs hard to find? Good advice has been given to you by others and I agree with them. During these times I would not make any quick is hard to find a job and it is hard to sell houses right now.
    4221 days ago
    Why did you move away? Are those reasons still valid. Make no big changes that will weaken your position. You have a house. Is the right time to sell in your area. Do not buy another home until this one is sold in any case. emoticon
    4221 days ago

    Some times we have to bite the bullet and move in with our family in order to get grounded again. It may allow you to find a job before you get to the point of financial ruin. Only you will know when the time is right for you, or what you need to do yourself..
    Good luck with you decisions


    4221 days ago
    I know that you maybe homesick for family and friends but right now you have a job a home. I would stay with that until you can be sure you have a job in your hometown or near there. I would also give this information to my daughter if she was living in another city or town. My daughter just found out that she may be getting her hours cut or loosing her job again. I told her that she had to do what is best for her and even it that means that she has to find a job in some other town or state. I know that you will make the decision that is right for you.
    4221 days ago
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