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Forum: USA
Mar 28th 2011, 12:32 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,036
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: What's your story?

Derrygal, I didn't criticize the UK, I just said hell I wouldn't go back, not unless I absolutely had to, I have no reason to. Both countries in my opinion have good and bad points. I lived near...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2011, 1:17 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,036
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: What's your story?

We have been here in GA 6 months and love it. Our story started 13 years ago! My now husband applied for his green card with his previous partner before he met me. His sister is a US citizen. Ten...
Forum: USA
Mar 26th 2011, 12:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: Getting money in place to buy a car

It was mainly £50 notes and I know cash doesn't have to clear!! I had a fit at the customer service rep but it fell on deaf ears! The teller didn't even know what UK currency was called, and she...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 5:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: If anyone new to US is looking for mortgage advice....

We rejected the FHA purely because we didn't want to go that route if we didn't have to. I apologize for the misleading sentence that implies we rejected it because we couldn't pay extra or fix the...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 4:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: If anyone new to US is looking for mortgage advice....

FatBrit my comment may well be a sweeping statement, but that's what we were told more than once, that we would only get approval via one of the large banks and that was the case, Some independents...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 2:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: If anyone new to US is looking for mortgage advice....

Actually TheBruge makes a good point, my post may appear a little worrying to some but it is an honest account of our experience and the process may vary state to state.

One thing I did forget to...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 1:30 am
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: North Georgia... anyone?

Hi Madelina, we have been here since September and have done so much in that time! Our green cards took 13 years ( we went the hubby has a sister in the US route!!) altogether, 10 years for the case...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 12:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: North Georgia... anyone?

Hi, I'm new to the forum and in the metro area in Roswell with my husband, we literally moved into our new house last week from a rental place. Lovin GA so far!!! Don't think Canton is too far from...
Forum: Meet-ups
Mar 25th 2011, 12:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: Moving from London to ATL in April.....

Hi Laura,

I live just outside Atlanta in Roswell. I'm probably a bit older than you (48!) but can give you some tips on Atlanta. First off do you drive? The traffic is something else! It's busy...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 12:27 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: Container shipping, sorry

We paid around £5k back in September and I can highly recommend the people we used, Palmers of Windsor, they operate nationwide and were fabulous. Our stuff was so well packed and transported from...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2011, 12:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jools-Ann

Re: Getting money in place to buy a car

We emigrated to GA in September. I brought £8000 cash for a car and then put it in my bank account here but had to wait 10 days for it to clear for some bizarre reason. You will need a bank account...
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2011, 6:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Jools-Ann

If anyone new to US is looking for mortgage advice....

come talk to me :) We moved to GA in September from the UK and have just successfully closed on a house purchase. But beware, to get a mortgage with no US credit history is long and drawn out and...
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