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Forum: USA
Mar 20th 2019, 12:10 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,695
Posted By Perky74

Re: First time expat move from London to NY

So did you make a choice? We are just about to head back to the UK after 2 years living in Summit New Jersey. Would have loved to stay longer but another job opportunity came our way. The life of an...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2017, 4:12 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By Perky74

Re: UK remortgage while living in the US

:goodpost::fingerscrossed:
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2017, 3:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By Perky74

Re: UK remortgage while living in the US

Thanks for this. I thought I was going mad!! We've got about 50% equity in both properties and a decent salary and want to borrow more than 100k but the lowest interest rate we can find that will...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2017, 1:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By Perky74

UK remortgage while living in the US

Hi all
We rented out our house in the UK when we moved to the US in April. Our mortgage has now come up for renewal and we are looking to move it onto a buy to let mortgage. We are really...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2017, 12:52 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,221
Posted By Perky74

Re: JFK - Time at Security when going through on a visa

When we arrived in the US for the first time with 2 kids in tow and our brand new visas, it took us 2.5 hours to get through immigration at JFK- welcome to America!! The queue was massive. The 2nd...
Forum: USA
Apr 7th 2017, 2:33 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,219
Posted By Perky74

Re: Second thoughts.

We moved here on Tuesday this week after an 8 month lead time. It was exhausting packing up and moving - and felt very overwhelming at times especially as my husband was already in the US so I was...
Forum: USA
Apr 7th 2017, 2:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Perky74

Re: International Auto Source

We've ordered from IAS too following advice from on here. Waiting for our delivery of a Ford Explorer in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to not having to catch an Uber to the supermarket! :lol:
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2017, 7:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Perky74

Re: Immunisations for school....is it ethical?

That's helpful thanks - so I could stand my ground with a doctors note. I'm with you - I strongly believe in vaccinating your children (my SIL has not and its a point of contention for us!) If I...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2017, 6:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Perky74

Re: Immunisations for school....is it ethical?

Hi there

It was the GPs surgery in the UK that said it wouldn't be ethical to immunise a child who had already been immunised, regardless of the age that they had the last booster....but the...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2017, 1:54 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Perky74

Immunisations for school....is it ethical?

Hi All

Lots of posts from me at the moment - you can tell our move is just a few weeks away!!

So my kids new school in the US is asking for the final doses of MMR, polio AND tetanus,...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2017, 1:45 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,911
Posted By Perky74

Re: 7 or 8 seater SUV- any recommendations?

OK this has been brilliant. Thanks so much everyone. I'm definitely not keen on a mini van so I think that the Ford Explorer or the Expedition will be top of our list. Definitely need an SUV for all...
Forum: USA
Feb 18th 2017, 1:43 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,911
Posted By Perky74

7 or 8 seater SUV- any recommendations?

Hi all

I am due to chat to International Autosource on Tuesday about sourcing a car for us for when we arrive in April. We want a 7 or 8 seater SUV so that we can ferry about kids and skis and...
Forum: USA
Feb 18th 2017, 1:28 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,168
Posted By Perky74

Re: Setting up home in Summit NJ

Thanks everyone! Verizon it is!
Forum: USA
Feb 16th 2017, 9:47 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,168
Posted By Perky74

Re: Setting up home in Summit NJ

Great! Thanks olly.
Forum: USA
Feb 16th 2017, 9:37 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,168
Posted By Perky74

Re: Setting up home in Summit NJ

Great thanks. Any opinions on At&T??
Forum: USA
Feb 16th 2017, 9:26 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,168
Posted By Perky74

Re: Setting up home in Summit NJ

Thanks so much everyone for all your responses and advice. Im in NYC at the moment with the kids and have spent a couple of days in Summit looking at the new house and also the new school. We're...
Forum: USA
Feb 9th 2017, 7:16 am
Replies: 54
Views: 5,168
Posted By Perky74

Setting up home in Summit NJ

Hi everyone
Our move is getting closer. Just 7 weeks to go now. We have found a lovely house in Summit NJ and signed the lease. We are in NJ for half term so will go shopping and exploring. We will...
Feb 5th 2017, 8:58 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to New Jersey in May!!

Hi Josiesjourney

We are a couple of months ahead of you....we are moving to NJ in April from Sussex in the UK. We have 2 children aged 6 and 8 and a 2 year old dog (my 3rd baby!) As we are on the...
Forum: USA
Feb 3rd 2017, 7:25 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

Yes I've heard great things about queens and Brooklyn too.
Forum: USA
Feb 3rd 2017, 7:24 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

Thanks so much. Any idea how I can search her posts to find the Summit / Manhattan related ones? Not very good at this kind of stuff.
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2017, 4:09 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

Thanks so much everyone. Really useful advice. We have opted for a cheaper and slightly smaller house in Summit and agreed the lease today. It's in the right catchment area for an excellent school...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2017, 1:56 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

Thanks everyone for your insight and advice. That's really helpful. I certainly think we are going to have to go through a period of adjustment until we get a handle on all the costs. Fortunately my...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2017, 11:55 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

Ok thanks that's really helpful and gives a clearer picture
The more I've been looking the more I realise how much higher accommodation costs are in the US. My husband would like us to buy in a year...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2017, 11:34 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Re: Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

That's a great idea and I understand what you men's and if I was looking to buy a bigger house in the UK that is what I would do but I have no idea what a weeks shopping costs, how much it costs to...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2017, 8:57 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Perky74

Moving to NY (NJ)- advice on rent as % of salary

Hi everyone

The kids and I are moving to NY in a couple of months for my husbands job. He is already there and living in an appartment in Manhattan til we arrive in April. I have already been out...
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