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Advice Please!!!

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by SICK, May 28, 2008.

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  1. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    Here is my situation.....i just moved with my wife and 4 month old son to Charlotte NC from Wellington Florida. on March 1st of this year. We planned on living with my 'rents and saving money, cause it is cheaper to live in nc rather than south fla.....(not terribly cheaper however)

    We miss home, my wife and i miss our friends, up here in NC we have NO ONE but my parents, and we were just rocked with the information that my 'rents are foreclosing on their home. So we have to A) stay with them and move into a rental somewhere up here in nc.....or B) move back to west palm, and move in with my buddy who has a lawyer dad and has some dough (so we wont worry about his end of rent)

    Up here it makes sense, because eventually when we get our own place it will be cheaper to rent.....however, its boring....honestly, i miss being able to just drive to marlins or dolphin games, or training camp, i graduated highschool in south florida, and have tons of friends and things to do there.....we are stuck in a bind.

    I will be able to transfer with my job to another one down there, and we can use our stimulus check to get us down there (gas wise) and we have a "rooms to go" card so we can get some furniture for the new digs, i just....dont know what to do?

    People (family) are telling us its horrible to live in west palm right now, but its horrible to live anywhere, gas prices are 3.90 here where i am, so its not a HUGE drop off from down there, plus we will be happier......and we just lived in west palm 2 months ago, we know what its like to live there.....how about some advice from my 'phin fan friends?

    Stay in NC shuffle around rental to rental with my big family and our baby, or go get our own place in WPB and make it work there?
     
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  2. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Come home buddy, we miss you! :tear:

    Seriously bro my lease is up next month and my girl and I are looking at places in Margate/Tamarac/Plantation. You can get a 2/2 for around 1200 in a decent neighborhood. Personally Id rather pay a little more for a better location. But thats obviously the choice you have in front of you.
     
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  3. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    West Palm has been big money in recent years but it's turned into a buyers market lately. That should reflect on the rental market as well.
     
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  4. Motion

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    Tough spot bro.

    I would do what is best for you and your immediate family. If you can easily transfer jobs and were happier in FLA then that sounds like the best option. Also sounds like your family would have more "space" that way. Good Luck with whatever you decide to do bro. :up:
     
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  5. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    live where you are happy.

    its so simple but so true.
     
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  6. quelonio

    quelonio Season Ticket Holder

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    I hate renting.... I really do. But even with that, I refuse to move to the cheaper areas because I enjoy where I am at. So I guess that what I am saying is that you should be where you are happy. But then again I don't have a family, so my advice is really null.
     
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  7. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    it seems everyone so far has the same opinion on the matter as i do.....i just miss being where i grew up, where i will bump into old friends at publix, and where i wont get lost if i make a wrong turn somewhere....i just feel out of my element here in charlotte, this is another world.....its just tough because its cheaper and with a 4 month old son, it makes things even more interesting! Anyone know a baby sitter? haha or a cheap day care down in south fla ?
     
  8. DonShula84

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    That would be my advice as well.
     
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  9. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    You can drop him off at Uncle HardKore's for a weekend. He'll be doin the Tomahawk Chop in no time :hi5:
     
  10. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    then the adoption papers would be in your mailbox that same day....cause i aint raisin no brave fan pssshhh :lol:
     
  11. texasPHINSfan

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    i'd rather pay more to live in a nicer area. family is nice, but you don't want to marry yourself to your parents location, especially given that their own situation is in flux.

    go back to SoFla. So you pay a tad more, but you'll be infinitely happier. :up:
     
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  12. SICK

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    cant agree enough here....its just more of a comfort thing, and my mind is more at ease knowing im living somehwere i am comfortable living...:up:
     
  13. Sethdaddy8

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    given the options: pay 1500 and live in south florida, or get paid 1500 to live in NC; i'd still go with south florida.:up:

    i think your choice is becoming clear. gotta have fun and enjoy where you're at man.
     
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  14. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I know a guy who has model trains and a lot of imitation crab!
     
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  15. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    LMAO!!!!! ill call him! :hi5:
     
  16. DrAstroZoom

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    If the cheaper cost of living is the only reason you're staying where you are, I don't know that that's enough reason to stay.
     
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  17. SICK

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    financially its the smartest thing, but emotionally, and happiness-wise we should be in west palm, where we have better access to everything, from miami, to orlando, our friends and where we grew up
     
  18. MelbournePhin

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    do what makes you happy. i personally would hate to live in s. fla
     
  19. HardKoreXXX

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    You're in the minority there bro. Why wouldnt you wanna live close to where the Phins play?!
     
  20. texasPHINSfan

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    i know a guy who has a van, free candy, and xbox. :up:
     
  21. MelbournePhin

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    traffic, housing prices, crappy sports radio :), i can get to the stadium in 2.5 hrs where i am
     
  22. Sethdaddy8

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    you dont like s. florida because of the TRAFFIC? my friend...you have no idea what traffic really is.
     
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  23. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    I'd rather drop dead than live in North Carolina. (no offense to you carolinians)

    I would move back here in a hurry.

    BTW...exhaust your options...foreclosure is only foreclosure when the property sells at teh courthouse.. try to pull a LTV loan and try to keep it at all costs.
     
  24. SICK

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    its not my house, its my parents, they have a court date next week......auction is the end of june :pity:
     
  25. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    When did you get an xbox? Sweet :hi5:
     
  26. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    The traffic doesnt suck in all of So. Fla, the housing prices suck everywhere, and yes I agree the sports radio is crappy but If you're a fan of the Panthers and Heat (like myself) in addition to the Phins you cant go wrong. I live right down the street from the Bank Atlantic Center and wouldnt trade it for Melbourne if you paid me (no offense) :wink2:
     
  27. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    the dolphins suck.
     
  28. The Rev

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    Sorry this is happening for you guys right now. You need to look at what is best for your wife and baby right now. Sometimes what we want and what we need are two different things. If renting gives you a place to live until things come around better then so be it. IMO.

    :wink2:
     
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  29. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    I'll see you in hell friend :pity:
     
  30. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Rev please edit Lucky's post or ban him... your call.
     
  31. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    now,now I'm not a jets nor phillies fan......
     
  32. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    he will do no such thing. rev is a closet bills fan after all............ he and clumpy are planning to overthrow thephins.com :shifty:
     
  33. alen1

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    If it was me picking, I take where I feel the most comfortable and feel at "home". You can live anywhere you like but if you don't feel comfortable at your location, its just not the same.
     
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  34. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    That explains why he adopted a kicker...it's all starting to make sense now....
     
  35. The Rev

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    No way, Lucky is my friend.

    ...on second thought... :shifty:

    two bans for the price of one, or do we give points for taking the thread off topic? :tongue2:
     
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  36. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    i think you should ban hardkore and make me an admin. Its the right thing to do......
     
  37. 124

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    Get your own place with your wife and kid and make it work man. First off, you're happier down there and in the end thats really what matters most. What makes you happy? If you're happy, money situations will not be as stressful on your shoulders, IMO. Head back down to WPB and enjoy your life. You only have one. :up:
     
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  38. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Only you could say the Phins suck on this board and get someone else banned for it... well you and Finsgirlie :shifty:
     
  39. like2god

    like2god Typical white person Luxury Box

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    Okay, I'm done....


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    Seriously, I have to compose myse.....


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    j/k I think Lucky would make a great adm......


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    Okay.......I'm finished
     
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  40. alen1

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    :lol:

    When I first read it, I got this: :eek:. Then I re-read it and thought to myself. This would be a :crapstrom:
     
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