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Karin1982, Both Buyer and Seller in Atlanta, GA

How much money do I need to save up to relocate out of state without a job? I'm single and I'll be driving my car which is currently

Asked by Karin1982, Atlanta, GA Wed Apr 7, 2010

insured. I will be relocating to the Metro Atlanta area not further than about 30 minutes from Atlanta.

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I made a similar move, 18 years ago!!! Packed my bags, said so long to the family, and drove south! I didn't know anyone, had never been here and didn't have a job! (What was I thinking?)

I stayed in some extended stay hotels and signed up with a temp agency. I can't really recall how long I went without a job, but if I had to guess, it was probably 2 months.

I did do some research before I left (Massachuiestts by the way) and sought the services of a roommate finder. Obviously having a job and a place to live would have been more responsible but I have to say, I love the fact that I had that experience and an adventure to share with people like you!

I can send you some helpful websites that I use for people relocating to the area. And of course, if you would like to talk with me in person, I am happy to share more tales from my trip!

All the best. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Stacy Carter
aka - Northern Transplant
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Hi, thanks for the great suggestions. I want to relocate to ATLAnta from Boston. I would be happy to talk to you more about your experiences in moving to ATL.
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I would say 1 year's salary. Plus, I would have a back up plan. Where are you going to go after you spend your entire year's salary in about 9 months. Your profile says you are a "seller" and a "buyer". You will need a lot of cash to buy something if you don't have a job. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you.
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I think Stacey has given an excellent answer to your question. Keep in mind that jobs are a bit more difficult to find, except for possible part-time work in the current economy!

I'm a little puzzled in that you recently asked about buying a multi-family property and then a personal home.
Perhaps and likely you have funds set aside for that purpose and merely need to save some extra cash for the move and temporary housing until a good job is secured.

You sent me an e-mail and asked me to call, but I did not get you phone number. Feel free to contact me for a friendly no-hassle discussion.

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