I’ve been thinking a lot about moving to Vancouver. I even got a book about relocating to Vancouver, but now I’m pretty discouraged. Home prices in Vancouver are very expensive and I don’t want to go back to renting again after owning a condo for almost 5 years. I also found out that mortgage interest isn’t deductable in Canada like it is in the US.
Home prices are very low here and it’s very difficult to sell, so I’ll probably rent out my condo. Unfortunately that would eliminate my homestead exemption so my property tax will go up a lot. With the high prices in Vancouver, I doubt if I’d be able to find anything as nice as where I live now.
However, my employer offered to help pay my moving expenses and help me get a visa. It will still be a huge project, with all of my furniture, clutter, and two cats. I really love Vancouver but I dread actually moving, so this is a tough decision for me.
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