International moves...BTDT?

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International moves...BTDT?
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Sat, 04-23-2011 - 8:18pm

We are possibly moving to London for DH's job at the end of the summer. Haven't decided to do this yet, but think it would be a great experience for the family. However, I have lots of questions.

Sell or rent our house here? We have an antique house that requires lots of maintenance. It has to be lived in, so leaving it vacant is out of the question. I'd hate to lose it, but I'd hate it worse if some renter didn't care for it properly.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 6:22am

or the risk of losing your stuff too...with one move, we got a couple wardrobe boxes by mistake, in it were what looked like some heirloom pieces, i had notified the mover of the mistake and hope it reached the family it belonged to.

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 7:59am

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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 11:20am

London is a great spot even without any weddings. The museums are good, there are lots of interesting bars, restaurants, galleries, theatres etc. Dd is really enjoying being there for all those reasons, and I am happy she gets to experience a civilized city.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 1:20pm

My personal experience was not a positive one. My parents emigrated from UK to US when I was 14. I hated the experience throughout my high school years. My older brother hated it as well, though my much younger sister seemed to adjust very easily.

I suppose it was different in the fact that we knew there was no home going back as a family. If offered your opportunity with my own family, I could not do it.

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