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Going back home - where will you live?

 
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When you go back home - where do you plan to live?
Back home with parents
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
In parents basement
44%
 44%  [ 12 ]
Parents bought me a house
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Buy a place (mortgage)
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Buy a place - cash
18%
 18%  [ 5 ]
Back to university
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Already have a house
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
rent
14%
 14%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 27

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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Going back home - where will you live? Reply with quote

Where are you going to live?

I had my eye on a nice penthouse in London, might have to downgrade a little now with the increasing house prices down south. Sad
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chrisinkorea2011



Joined: 16 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have my eye on a nice 4 bedroom house for under 120,000. Its near my parents because I want to take care of them and make sure they are relaxing in their older age.

Partial cash, partial mortage i suppose lol
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot to add to another part of your country, to another country period, to the moon, etc.

You know, you want to go home, but the economy sucks in your area. So, you move to another place where the economy is good. maybe, you'll decide to teach in another country to try something different. Maybe, you'll take up flying and go to the moon or do whatever.

For example, if I want to go to the maritimes, but the economy sucks @$$, I'll go to Calgary or something like that. The cost of living is higher, so you plan to save up 20 K to have as an emergency fund and to finance your move there.

You don't all have to live in your parents basement and then come limping back to Korea when the money you've saved has run out. If you know the economy is bad where you're from, there are other choices out there.
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J Rock



Joined: 17 Jan 2009
Location: The center of the Earth, Suji

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're thinking about going home in a year or so. We do have a good amount of money saved up and we probably could get our own place but I'm thinking we should live with my parents or my brothers family for awhile until I get squared away with a job.

Not looking forward to it but it's the safe way to play it.
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radish kimchi



Joined: 20 Mar 2014

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
there are other choices out there


Like what?
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Who's Your Daddy?



Joined: 30 May 2010
Location: Victoria, Canada.

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

radish kimchi wrote:
Quote:
there are other choices out there


Like what?


A van down by the river Laughing
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NohopeSeriously



Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Location: The Christian Right-Wing Educational Republic of Korea

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have a chance to stay in South Africa quasi-permanently if I have to. It's a 30% chance. I'm assisting South African workers (mostly colored or natives) working in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do as it's my main duty. If it happens, then I might just retire in Madagascar when I get old into my 50s.
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

radish kimchi wrote:
Quote:
there are other choices out there


Like what?


Like I said, move back to your home country and re locate to a part of the country where the jobs are. A google search will reveal which States or Provinces or Cities have low unemployment rates. (IE Calgary instead of Toronto. Saskatchewan instead of the Maritimes. Texas instead of California. The dakotas instead of West Virginia, etc)


I knew a couple of guys who came from high unemployment areas and ended up living in their parents basements having gone home and then came back to Korea. Chances are you left your local area for a reason. Why squander your savings living in the basement when you can use that to start a new life in other places. Maybe that way you won't have to come back here.
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Who's Your Daddy?



Joined: 30 May 2010
Location: Victoria, Canada.

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NohopeSeriously wrote:
I might have a chance to stay in South Africa quasi-permanently if I have to.


You want to move to South Africa? Where are you from? I think all the whites are trying to get out (to Australia, US, Canada, UK).
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's Your Daddy? wrote:
NohopeSeriously wrote:
I might have a chance to stay in South Africa quasi-permanently if I have to.


You want to move to South Africa? Where are you from? I think all the whites are trying to get out (to Australia, US, Canada, UK).


all the everyones are trying to get out of South Africa
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NohopeSeriously



Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Location: The Christian Right-Wing Educational Republic of Korea

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeoulNate wrote:
You want to move to South Africa? Where are you from? I think all the whites are trying to get out (to Australia, US, Canada, UK).


Seoul-born Korean-Canadian to be exact. But anyways. Whites, especially the ones with British heritage and the Jewish people, are moving out. White Afrikaaners are usually staying in South Africa albeit with a decreasing social influence. Afrikaaners consider Africa their home unlike the Brits.

But most people are forgetting that there are many Chinese and Indians moving to South Africa. It's getting very mixed.
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