How about I say, getting a house will not be a problem. This is not myself living in big city area for 1st time. I have lived in NY for 5 yrs and I understand the subway and bart ride.
its just that central valley is not much of happening place reg jobs, weather or vacation places. it feels like central valley is cheap in housing but here also a decent house in good neighborhood in clovis or north fresno is around 250,000 or above because as Fresno and bakersfield are gang areas, professsionals always want to live in safe areas. If I buy 30-40 yrs old house in bay area at or around 300,000, in Hercules, Pinole, Fremont or union city, rentwise it would have more return in future.
If I buy house at 250,000 in Clovis or Fresno then it would not rent out at money to even out my mortgage. Why anybody would rent out my house at $2000 when they can get two blocks down house at $1500.
In east bay area, the rent for houses starts over $2000.
If I stay at my present job and if they lay-me-off next year then it would be so hard to find another decent paying job soon. LTC has never been my cup of tea. If I go to bay area, even if I loose my job, I would still have option of applying to 10-20 hospitals in the area.
BTW, I am finishing my MSN this year.
I am trying to open up so I can get more feedback.