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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary
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Hi everyone, 

 

We are in a special situation since we live on the Island of Guam and planning on moving to somewhere cheaper to live in the mainland. This tiny island feels really isolated. Our diplomas are in the IT and Accounting field and hopefully we can find a job quite fast anywhere with those qualifications. We are looking to buy a house rather than renting so we are looking for for some affordable options (ideally below $150k). Definitely somewhere near by a bigger city. Please help to find a nice place for us since this country is huge and frankly we don't even know where to start looking.

 

What do you think is a good, safe, affordable place to live in the mainland?

Should I worry about anything if I would move somewhere as a green card holder?

 

Thank you for your opinions!

Daniel

 

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4 hours ago, jeszy said:

Hi everyone, 

 

We are in a special situation since we live on the Island of Guam and planning on moving to somewhere cheaper to live in the mainland. This tiny island feels really isolated. Our diplomas are in the IT and Accounting field and hopefully we can find a job quite fast anywhere with those qualifications. We are looking to buy a house rather than renting so we are looking for for some affordable options (ideally below $150k). Definitely somewhere near by a bigger city. Please help to find a nice place for us since this country is huge and frankly we don't even know where to start looking.

 

What do you think is a good, safe, affordable place to live in the mainland?

Should I worry about anything if I would move somewhere as a green card holder?

 

Thank you for your opinions!

Daniel

 

It all depends on where you end up finding a job and how much salary are you getting. In major cities, you have more chances of finding a job and they pay more, but cost of living is more expensive which means expensive house. With coronavirus and record number of unemployment, my focus would definitely be finding a job first regardless of where you find it instead of focusing on an area where your options would be limited.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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I would imagine with that price point many States would be ineligible, certainly Colorado would.


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As mentioned you can certainly buy a cheaper home, but chances of having a good job there may be slim.  In the Denver metro area i think you can buy a small appt or a mobile home for that price in some questionable neighbourhoods. But some places may have larger apartments for that or even detached houses.  Find the area, look for jobs, see if you can afford.

 

After 4 years my husband was happy to move from Guam but he does miss the weather and golfing. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Look around Texas.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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That price for a house rules out the entire West Coast.  Depending on your IT background, you may be able to land a job with a substantial salary though.  My son had multiple 6-figure job offers after graduating with a CS degree in 2018.  I am not sure, going forward, how COVID will impact the industry.

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