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Old 06-16-2010, 01:55 AM   #41
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:42 AM   #42
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I probably moved about 12 times in college and the first few years after. DW and I have now been in the same house for 28 years and plan to stay indefinitely.
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:51 AM   #43
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Let's see:

1. Parent's first home (-1972ish)
2. Parent's second home(1972-1986)
3. Boarding school in the UK (June 1986-July 1988, but came home on holidays)
4. First college apartment -- (July 1988- sometime in 1990) shared with sister
5. Second college apartment -- (1990-early 1993) shared with sister
6. House built jointly with sister (early 1993- late 1996)
7. First apartment with DH ( most of 1996/97, but I was overseas most of this time)
8. Second apartment with DH ( march 1997- Aug 1999, DH found it and moved while I was still overseas)
9. Employer-provided housing following cross-country relocation (Sept 1999-July 2000)
10. Own co-op (July 2000-Feb 2003) kept most of our stuff there for almost 1 year before we decided to sell)
11. First rental apartment at overseas assignment (Feb 2002-November 2002)
12. Second rental apartment at overseas assignment (November 2002-June 2005)
13. Third rental apartment at overseas assignment (June 2005-June 2007)
14. House-sit following relocation to current city (July 2007)
15. Rental apartment in current city (August 2007-May 2009)
16. Own condo in current city (June 2009-present)

I'm actually surprised that it adds up to so many places, and I didn't include several interim housing solutions I had while overseas doing language study/research between 1991-1999, since those never involved moving all my stuff but rather just some suitcases and shipping a box or two of books.

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:05 AM   #44
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I lost count...think it is about 22 or 23. Next move is back to the states in '12. After that, plan to live in the dream home until we can no longer care for it, then move to a small townhome in our twilight years. So, just a couple to go. Our home in the states is furnished, and all our furniture here has seen better days, so mostly it will be family keepsakes and momentos from 14 years of living and working here. The rest will be tossed out.

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:08 AM   #45
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Since moving out on my own after college, I've lived in 3 places, all of them in the same city and just a few miles apart. I've been in this house for 19 years. I expect to move one more time - waiting for SO to retire so we can get the heck out of this congested area, move someplace quieter, and downsize.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:02 AM   #46
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... I didn't include several interim housing solutions I had while overseas doing language study/research between 1991-1999...
Oh yea. Including relocating for work in the summer during school, I would have to add 7 to the previous total of 8. All before age 26.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:06 AM   #47
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My parents moved right after I was born so I don't remember the first house. Moved again at age 6 when my brother was born. I lived there until college and marriage and then DH and I had a tiny/cheap 1 bedroom apt for 7 years until we bought our current home. Next month it will be 27 years that we've been here.

We like the house and the area. We plan on staying here for a long time.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:57 AM   #48
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22 times, 18 times between age 18-23 (the things I did to get through undergrad debt free...). Luckily that is all done and I should only have to move 3-4 more times during the rest of my life.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #49
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11 times since college - all transfers.
BUT....... next Friday we close on our final (??) home. First non-transfer movie in 30 years - boy! miss Mega-Corp handling the packing/loading and moving details and costs!. This is where we will live after retiring, so we're really excited.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:29 AM   #50
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Moved 8 times thus far and one more move when I ER in 2014; that should be it. I did not count any in-town moves in these 8.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #51
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:04 PM   #52
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On my own, six times -- but the last move was 1984. As a kid we moved 4 times.

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Old 06-18-2010, 10:48 PM   #53
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My parents had 2 homes in my childhood. So, that's 1 move.

While in college, lived in 2 different homes. That's 2 moves.

As home owner, have bought only 2 homes. That's 2 more moves.

There's a vacation home, but of course that does not count.

Been living in present home for 22 years. May just die here.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #54
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One of the requirements for applying for Permanent Residency in Canada (previously known as Landed Immigrancy) is to supply an accurate list of places one has lived since the age of 18--including dates and postal codes.

I am 62+. I have been in the Army and worked on three continents. I gave up counting at 25 places, some of which are gone (urban renewal, etc.). Holy cow! A friend told me all they really want is the last five years with accuracy. I might be able to do that.
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One of the requirements for applying for Permanent Residency in Canada (previously known as Landed Immigrancy) is to supply an accurate list of places one has lived since the age of 18--including dates and postal codes.

I am 62+. I have been in the Army and worked on three continents. I gave up counting at 25 places, some of which are gone (urban renewal, etc.). Holy cow! A friend told me all they really want is the last five years with accuracy. I might be able to do that.
Yes you can leave out big parts of the deep history. just account for all the time in fewer locations. Same applies on the pension application forms.......
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:09 PM   #56
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Spent the passed 20 years more or less in the same place.

Now I'm moving weekly . . . sometimes two or three times a week.
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5 moves since I was 6. My family bought the house I live in in 1957 and I bought it from my parents in 1977.

Anyone else have the same house for 33 years? We did renovate it and lived a few year in another house.
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3 times before age 18, 15 more until 2006.

Since then, same house but a different location every week or so. Full-time RVers................
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Anyone else have the same house for 33 years? We did renovate it and lived a few year in another house.
My brother lived at home all his life. Parents bought the house in June 1937 preconstruction and in June 1938 just before brother was born. After Dad died in 2000, he took possession. In July 2009, bro died unexpectedly and I was faced with disposing of the possessions acquired over the course of 71 years. From 2000 miles away, I took a trip and got it done in 10 days.

Mom had died in 1970, so much of the interior of the house was from the 60s.
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