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Old May 31st 2013, 11:37 pm
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Lots of threads on here with advice on relo packages from the uk to the us. Does anyone have any suggestions for what we should be asking for for a move within the states by an employer ( oh to tx).
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Same kind of stuff really.

Temp accommodation for a few weeks and/or deposit on rental or realtor fees for selling up and finding a place.

Pay for movers.

Tax prep help, especially if you're selling a house and/or dealing with getting a lump sum for relocating with two partial state filings.

Car costs - license/title/registration/plates/inspection/excise tax or whatever other costs related on getting your cars set up in the new state.
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Friend's nephew just did this on Monday. He was given a $35K relocation expense check to use as he saw fit. No negoitation on amount of vacation time or personal/sick leave though. He has to sell his home in NYS and buy again in VA.
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Originally Posted by MsElui View Post
Lots of threads on here with advice on relo packages from the uk to the us. Does anyone have any suggestions for what we should be asking for for a move within the states by an employer ( oh to tx).
We are going through this at the moment. New employer is paying for:
closing costs (but not real estate agent fees ) to sell our current house
closing costs on purchasing a new house providing we do it within a year
shipping two cars
packing and shipping household goods (plus up to 90 days of storage if we need)
30 days of temporary housing
flight for the whole family including pet

and that's about it. A better deal would be to pay for the real cost of selling a house but hubby is excited about the new job and move so I have to just go with the flow. We have been given a lump sum to cover things like rental cars until our own cars arrive in new state, excess baggage fees, connection fees for phone and internet and things, car registration and license etc. The new employer handed over the cash and is not asking for itemized billing on this but I am keeping a record since I am sure that there are tax consequences that will bite me come next April. This cash is in addition to them paying for the fees, shipping and flights listed above.

I should note that we are switching employers so new employer is footing the bill.

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Friend's nephew just did this on Monday. He was given a $35K relocation expense check to use as he saw fit. No negoitation on amount of vacation time or personal/sick leave though. He has to sell his home in NYS and buy again in VA.
That is so f-ing typical.
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Originally Posted by MsElui View Post
Lots of threads on here with advice on relo packages from the uk to the us. Does anyone have any suggestions for what we should be asking for for a move within the states by an employer ( oh to tx).
Oh no - you're not going to leave the great state of Ohio are you?
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Originally Posted by MsElui View Post
Lots of threads on here with advice on relo packages from the uk to the us. Does anyone have any suggestions for what we should be asking for for a move within the states by an employer ( oh to tx).
Woo-hoo, another Texas Brit!!

Where are you heading to in the big state?
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No idea, but good luck with the move.
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Woo-hoo, another Texas Brit!!

Where are you heading to in the big state?
Probably Houston, it seems they're all going there....
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When we moved from Indiana to South Carolina we got a small relocation package which covered u-haul truck, security deposit & 1 month rent on new place, cost of hotel in Tennessee that we stayed overnight in and days spent moving (we drove from IN to SC over 2 days) were given as a freebie and not taken from annual holiday allowance or as unpaid. It was with a different company too so a new job and they had just gone through the visa transfer process for us. We didn't get a big relocation package when we first came over from the UK so were not really expecting anything big when we moved within the US either. We are used to doing things on a tight budget.

Hope your move to Texas goes well. Where in Texas will you be moving to?
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Ask not what your company can do for you....ask what you can do for your company! You should be paying them for the privilege of moving to the greatest state in the union

Apart from the expenses as mentioned, I'd be having a wee look at cost of living differences. I was talking to a mom at school this week - they've recently moved down from NJ as a company move. She was saying how much cheaper a lot of things were here, but she found she was getting absolutely stiffed on a long term prescription that she used to pay $60/month for, and is now facing $1600/month. Same employer, same medical insurance company, different plan.....
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Apart from the expenses as mentioned, I'd be having a wee look at cost of living differences.
Most definitely do that. It's surprising how big these can get - I was talking to a potential employer in Seattle, WA recently and just the cost of living difference would have required a 20% salary hike.
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Most definitely do that. It's surprising how big these can get - I was talking to a potential employer in Seattle, WA recently and just the cost of living difference would have required a 20% salary hike.
Maybe 20% overall plus I suspect a big difference in cost of housing between Carson City and Seattle.
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The 20% were pretty much all housing, but that was obviously based on the usual "expense mix" - IIRC difference in housing costs alone was something like 50%-60%.

My wife nearly had to resuscitate me when I started looking at the cost of rental places.
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The 20% were pretty much all housing, but that was obviously based on the usual "expense mix" - IIRC difference in housing costs alone was something like 50%-60%.

My wife nearly had to resuscitate me when I started looking at the cost of rental places.
If you are looking at buying, it is probably 100% or more.
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