(Closed) How “permanent” are you?

posted 10 years ago in Home
  • poll: How permanent are you in your residence?
    We plan to move (or moved) immediately after the wedding : (24 votes)
    17 %
    We will move 1-3 years after the wedding : (65 votes)
    45 %
    We will move 3+ years after the wedding : (20 votes)
    14 %
    We plan on staying in the immediate area we live in for the long haul : (35 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    My husband works for the Federal Government and his job requires that he take a new assignment every 2-3 years. We are nearing the end of our tour in Chicago and will relocate to DC in April.

    After that, we will have to move overseas. I look forward to the opportunity to see the world on the government’s dime. Luckily we are in agreement about not wanting children so we can move wherever our hearts desire.

    The major drawback is that my career does not allow me to work overseas. I am exploring my options however. We plan on purchasing a house in DC when we get there and holding on to it over the years, as we will have many assignments there over time.

    Post # 4
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We live in the Bay Area (San Jose) and we plan on staying around here.  Our dream is to live in Santa Clara, and we’ve been waiting for the right house for at least a year now.  With the drop in prices, we have a better chance of getting something now, but still we don’t own our own home yet.  We life in my FIL’s original house and the pressure is on to move out, but we can’t seem to get an offer accepted for find a house worth putting an offer on.  Either way, we don’t plan on going very far at all.

    Post # 5
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    We rent a place in Manhattan for now.  We’ll have to figure out where we want to live before we take any next steps (buying/moving).

    Post # 6
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    We are definitely not permanent… I LOVE living in D.C. and would stay here forever (been here going on 8 years), but my husband is only doing his intern year here and will be moving to Philly in June for the rest of his residency.  I have another 2-3 years to go before I finish my Ph.D., so we’ll have at least 2 years of a long-distance marriage, but whenever I finish I’ll move up to him, since he has 5 years of residency and then another year for fellowship, all in Philadelphia.  We will wind up settling down wherever I can find a job — I’m in oncology research, and would like to go into industry, so if I work in NYC we’ll live in Jersey, if I work for AstraZenica in Delaware, we’ll live on the PA/DE border, etc.

    Post # 7
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We were planning on moving just outside of Chicago mid 2010, but I was recently laid off. So as of now it looks as if we may be moving just after the wedding (May 09)! We are also looking into moving to New Mexico depending on the job market and what we can find. At this point, the only thing I know for sure is that we are moving somewhere within the next year or 2! 🙂

    Post # 8
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We rent in NYC now too. We plan to buy an apartment in the next year or so and staying here for a minimum of 5 years, if not longer.

     DH’s parents live in HK and his dad is constantly hinting for us to move back. In fact, he really wants us to move to China because that’s where he believes there will be a lot of growth for the finance industry.

    Post # 9
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

    We currently live in Dallas and have plans to move to Boston within the next few years, and then after that we have no idea. The plan is that we will eventually end up in Europe somewhere though, possibly Poland. We plan on having lots of kids and I don’t even want to think about the hooros of moving them around the world!

    Post # 10
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We’re definitely not permanent in Seattle.  We want to go home to California!  I lived in Davis for 10 yr Peng, and that is one of the places we’re considering now.  It’s a great place to raise a family, I’m just dreading going back to 100+ degree summers!

    Post # 12
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    Long haul! We’re in the midst of a nearly 100K remodel (this remodel is our first, we’re hoping to do 2 phases in the next 5 years) and bought in this neighborhood because we’re:

    In an arts-heavy area

    On the cusp of a Big 10 university and about 15 other great colleges (and I’m in grad school)

    Great family-friendly neighborhood

    Great pre-k-12 schools in this city, as well as tons of developed parks

    Just minutes from a major downtown

    We love where we live! 


    Post # 13
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I just bought a house and my fiance will be moving in with me at the time of the wedding. I imagine we might move to a bigger place someday but for now it’s wonderful!

    Post # 14
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    We are looking at buying a house this summer — about 9 months after our wedding.  We want to buy before we start a family.  I’m not going to write all of the details here, so if you are interested you can to to my blog.  http://calioc.blogspot.com/2008/12/knot-nest-egg.html

    Post # 15
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    Pengy, I’m in the same boat as you. Fiance and I bought a condo a lil’ less than 2 years ago. And while it’s great for us now, the two bedroom condo will be real tight once the kiddies come along (mind you Fiance already has a 4 year old, whom have every weekend). Our goal now is to save $$ for our next house….well once we’ve paid off the wedding.  We’ll ‘prolly stay in the same area for now since Mr. Sushi does have his lil’ boy to think about, but eventually we do want to leave the state. That might not happen for another 10 years or so though.

    Post # 16
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

    Mr. Powder Puff and I are planning to move right before the wedding, if not sooner. We love Chicago, but we would like to buy a house, and that just ain’t gonna happen here! Plus I’d like to be closer to my mom when I start having babies. 🙂 So we’re packing up and moving back to Michigan.

    I’m also attending grad school in the fall, in Michigan, so we’ll HAVE to move no later than August.

    I’m looking forward to it! Mmm… having a driveway and garage, washer and dryer, more space. Hooray!

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