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7 reasons not to move when retiring....or to move
US News via Yahoo ^ | 1/23/2014 | Emily Brandon

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:45:16 AM PST by rstrahan

. It might seem fun to move to a new place in retirement that has nice weather, more leisure activities or a significantly lower cost of living. But there are also many drawbacks of moving away from your friends, family and support system. Most people don't relocate in retirement, and those who do tend to move only very short distances. Just 6 percent of those age 60 and older changed residences between 2008 and 2012, and more than half of the people who traded places stayed within the same county, according to Census Bureau data. Here's why you may not be better off if you move to a new place in retirement:

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: retirement
Thoughts: 1 - you sell your home, buy a cheaper home and have no mortgage and money in your pocket. 2 - If moving to an area with a high number of retirees, you can find the same services there. 3- Social Network? most of us don't know our neighbors. 4 - Family? Most people seldom hear from the family members anyway. 5 - Memories? You still have them, but you can't live on memories. Go make new ones. 6 - you modified the home...or you didnt. You can do it again or find one that fits your needs. 7- You like your neighborhood. This might be a good one but neighborhoods change. Besides do you really want to freeze your fanny off every winter or enjoy a beach and a pina colida? No contest.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:45:16 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: rstrahan

>>>> Just 6 percent of those age 60 and older changed residences between 2008 and 2012

2008 to 2012 time frame would be bad to based the article on.

Multiple ‘Recovery Summer’ notwithstanding .....


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:49:56 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: rstrahan

You’re comments are right on. The original article had all of the financial gravitas of most Yahoo! finance recommendations. :/


3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:51:48 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: rstrahan

You are right about all of that. I sold my home of 20+ years and moved into a home that is smaller but paid for and much less in property taxes(14,000 vs 4800). In terms of memories you are right, those are right where they belong, in my soul. NO need to be attached to materials.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:52:08 AM PST by LumberJack53213
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To: rstrahan

We left our families in Seattle in 2011 for central KY. Love it here, though I don’t see my 20-something daughters as often as I’d like, but their life is their life and mine is mine. Now, if they gave me grandchildren it would be much more difficult.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:56:29 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: rstrahan

Stay away from those nice places! Those are strictly for the limousine liberals.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:59:49 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Retirement is the perfect time to escape from a LIB/DIM area to a more Conservative one. There is a real world and friendly people beyond the LIB/DIM-poisoned areas.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 10:03:30 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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8 posted on 01/23/2014 10:05:42 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rstrahan
I think I'll be abandoning Massachusetts for low-tax New Hampshire for the warmer months and being in Florida for the colder.
9 posted on 01/23/2014 10:10:57 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: rstrahan

I escaped from NY in 2000 when I retired and relocated to the beautiful bayou state of Louisiana. I also left a blue state for a red state.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 10:19:14 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: cuban leaf
I couldn't leave totally my children...as it is now, they live on about a 6 hr drive away, far enough for them to have some privacy, as us too, and close enough to visit....

we won't move anytime soon...hubby just had a big shop built, and he himself built a very professional meat shop and walk in cooler inside the bigger shop.....then of course is that little nusense called a "job" which believe me, we are thankful for...

11 posted on 01/23/2014 10:21:59 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: cherry

Well, we are now about 7 hours from our grandkids and moving here is what has allowed me to be able to build a shop in the first place. ;)

We’ve gone from the land of 6,000 square foot lots to a 32 acre farm with woods and a 100 year old 40x60 barn. I’ll be adding shops and other out buildings as time permits and need arises. We had to move out here to do it.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 10:31:33 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: hal ogen
"You may all go to Hell. I shall go to Texas." - Davy Crockett

I escaped to freedom in the West...
Berlin2 photo Berlin-Wall-Escape-500x375-1.jpg
13 posted on 01/23/2014 10:32:29 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: LumberJack53213

FYI If you’re in California and 55 or over.

You can sell your home and buy one for less and transfer your property taxes, if you move within or too one of the southern Cal coastal counties, ex: San Diego.

Propositions 60 and 90.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 10:34:33 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: rstrahan
Here's one reason I should move ASAP that trumps them all...

I live in Massachusetts.

Beat that one Emily.

15 posted on 01/23/2014 10:36:21 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: rstrahan

retirement?? no money to retire.. I will work until I am forced to leave my position...at that point, I will most definately leave California, for affordable areas.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 10:41:27 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: NY Cajun; hal ogen
"I escaped from NY in 2000 when I retired and relocated to the beautiful bayou state of Louisiana. I also left a blue state for a red state."

Your comments, plus hal ogen's, are right where my mind is. Hoping to retire in 10-12 years or so and move south...RED STATE is the #1 criteria, followed by climate, taxation, cost of living, etc. Have thought of South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, Bama (but for some reason never Louisiana).

Would love to hear any thoughts on these or other states either by post or private message. Thanks!

17 posted on 01/23/2014 11:09:35 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: NY Cajun

If you don’t mind I would like to know what part of Louisiana.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 11:14:48 AM PST by angcat
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To: rstrahan

Left Mexifornia for Arizona in 1994 and have never looked back!!!


19 posted on 01/23/2014 11:17:46 AM PST by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: angcat

Check out the home prices in Gonzales, La. Shocking!


20 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:10 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: hal ogen

Moving from Blue to Red is the only plan that makes sense, IMO, especially if you can get other associated benefits like tax relief in various forms. Just remember to leave any vestiges of Blue thinking behind when making the move and lose the following phrase from your lexicon: “Back in XX, we did it another way.” That’s probably why it sucks back in XX and why you wanted to move.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 11:28:03 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: rstrahan

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22 posted on 01/23/2014 11:35:09 AM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: cuban leaf

I lived my whole life in or around Kansas City but traveled full time the last decade. Have a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks (central Missouri), and have kept it.

However, work presented a chance to move to Arizona two years before retirement and we did it. Now my prinicple residence is in a state with lots of retired people and retirement amenities with wonderful weather. I still have a vacation place in Missouri to take a break from the July heat out here when I need a change of climate.

My nine grandkids are scattered across the east coast and upper great lakes so I was already 10 hour minimum away and if we want to get together where they can reach us in a ten to fifteen hour drive we can do it at the Lake.

My travel had broken a lot of my regular social circle already but I will have friends I will miss. I will be forced to make a lot of new freinds, but that isn’t a bad skill set to freshen up.

It will be in the mid fifties Friday evening after work, I will turn the spa heater on in my back yard before I climb in. In the move I bought big warm robes for trip back into the house. I think I am going to like retirement in 2015.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 11:41:16 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: rstrahan

We’re having a short period of warmth in the northwest and the mountains, but don’t be fooled. This is the end of the solar maximum in this extended minimum.

3 to 9 years from now, we’re going to see cold that we’ve never seen before in the northwest and on the Rockies. Things are going to break. Heating will be extremely expensive. Propane will stop producing pressure for heating and generators, when temperatures drop to near -44, Fahrenheit. There will be many roads uncleared in winter, with layers of ice that vehicles will drive onto, then sink (government costs, equipment failures, overwhelming, extreme weather, high ice banks next to roads, quickly catching high drifts with every wind).

If you’re in the north or among the peaks, move. Find a place far enough south for warmth and continued life. Ignore real estate interests on weather patterns.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 11:53:18 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Nice..
this would be my speed.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/43164-Cypress-Bend-Dr_Gonzales_LA_70737_M75523-52565?row=112&source=web


25 posted on 01/23/2014 12:12:38 PM PST by angcat
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Can’t find a fault there!!!


26 posted on 01/23/2014 12:22:28 PM PST by ontap
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To: rstrahan
Very insightful comments you made at the end. I always felt it was kind of sad to see grandparents give up a nice retirement so they could be near the family. A family that typically does not appreciate them, considers them a burden and hits them up for money or for free babysitting and whatnot (because they have nothing better to do!).

My wife and I are at the point where our children are grown up and on their own and we plan to be moving to another part of the country later this year. Time to make new memories - not relive old ones! We are letting our children live their own lives.

Yes, we will still see them on holidays and vacations and that will be enough!

27 posted on 01/23/2014 12:37:40 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: hal ogen

So true and now its even a survival issue. Who knows what is to come. Nothing good thats for sure.

Tucked up in a nice little retreat in the mountains with gardens, chickens and alternative electrical system beats family, friends and social services. When the SHTF our family will be at the front gate with their empty rice bag and their 100 LB dog. :-)


28 posted on 01/23/2014 12:41:17 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rstrahan

With jet travel today, you are no more than 5 hours away coast to coast in the lower 48.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 12:44:45 PM PST by Mashood
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To: angcat

Lafayette, heart of Cajun country, the nicest people on earth. Far enough away from the decadence of New Orleans and everybody’s polite.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 1:20:38 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: Mich Patriot

Texas and Florida have no income tax. You can’t get more red than Texas, even with that saddle sore called Austin sittin on there butt.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 1:22:21 PM PST by NY Cajun
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