Moving overseas

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bigato
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Re: Moving overseas

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I’d go now, you probably will have some time to figure the moving process. Just make sure you rent the new place before you let go of the current. You may be able to do it via Internet nowadays, or maybe it’s also a good chance to do some networking inside the company. Talk to your new future colleagues and ask around, maybe one of them can even help. Anyway you don’t need to rent the perfect place right away; just find something good enough and once there you will have time to find better accommodations. Don’t let this slip by out of fear or you’ll regret it. It sounds like a really great opportunity that may answer some of the points you raised before here in your journal. I’m excited by these news, rooting for you here!!!

thrifty++
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Thanks Bigato and Chenda. Ideally what I would like to is to have both a modest little home in NZ and a nice place in my other country (since its so much cheaper). Then I can flit back and forth. I think moving to another city in NZ will help achieve that goal in the medium term. Its helpful for me to have something in NZ as a base as its much easier for me to earn money here and I have lots of friends here - in all the main cities. So its good to be able to come back when I need to and have somewhere to go

ertyu
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I agree with @bigato, move within NZ. Don't hesitate to spend money if it makes the move sane and expedient. Savings will be made up in cost of living reductions later. I also agree with have the new place lined up before you need to move out of the old one. While getting sick is possible, the earlier you get the move done, the safer you are because the disease is less spread. Another thing that people don't necessarily realize is, corona is SLOW. It's what makes it a bitch to contain - positive people have enough energy to frolic and go out. For a person in their 30s-40s, for instance, it's about a week to get symptoms proper for most people, then a week of mild symptoms through which most people can work, and it's only then that the disease figures whether it's gonna resolve or take a turn for the worse. Even if the disease does take a turn for the worse, you'll have your new place lined up and someone would have moved your shit there. As I wager you'll likely survive this, the worst case scenario appears to be coming home from the hospital to a bunch of unpacked boxes.

That said, I get where you're coming from. There is so little actual information about what the disease is like for most people that the uncertainty almost makes it worse when it comes to anxiety. The progress of the disease that I have talked about above comes from something posted on r/coronavirus which tries to keep the information legit.

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Re: Moving overseas

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My early retirement was based on NOT buying a second home or cabin. I would have had to work much longer to do so.

thrifty++
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Thanks Ertyu. - yes I think its probably best not to let the virus take over long term decisions and being careful around getting a new house and having to leave old house timing would be wise.

@sky - I get what you are saying. But wherever I am not living I am likely to rent out as an investment property. Its likely that I will rent out the NZ property mid 2021 and shift to my other country and not likely return to the NZ property unless I really need to come back here to earn money at some point. A bit of a security as such.

Seppia
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Re: Moving overseas

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I'm 100% with bigato on this.
Make the move now, just take some extra precautions and don't hesitate to spend a little more in order to be "safe".
NZ is about the best place you want to be (excluding some VERY remote areas) to bug out this virus thing

Jean
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I'de make thé move to.

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Bankai
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One thing to consider especially in times like this is your social network. Do you have any friends or family in the new city or close proximity to it? Would you be leaving anyone close to you who is vulnerable on their own? If you decide to stay through the pandemic in your current city to help out/get help from your social network, how likely it is that another opportunity to relocate will appear soon? If you knew for sure that there would be another opportunity to relocate within, say, 6-12 months, would you rather stay where you are until the virus is resolved?

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Alice_AU
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Re: Moving overseas

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Congratulations on the work transfer! If it takes you away from the most expensive cities might be a really good outcome...

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Re: Moving overseas

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Im feeling a huge craving to batten down the hatches and stay put and do nothing and change nothing. With the virus going on, fears of getting struck sick in the midst of moving cities, with my net worth collapsing and being much poorer, needing to spend a shit tonne of money to move - especially if I am doing it safely, with all this talk that we are at the beginning of the next recession, with us heading into winter here arrgh! The timing of this opportunity f**ing sucks!

@bankai - I have two friends in the other city. A very limited social network. The social network is very much primarily where I am now. In terms of the opportunity coming up again, I guess its possible but very hard to say when. Could be two years could be three years. Who knows for sure. I would really rather stay here until we hit about October, once we are out of winter and on the way into summer and the virus should be on its way out by then. Who knows I wouldn't be surprised if my work puts on a hiring freeze with everything going on so it may not eventuate anyway

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