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Inquire with the landlord about switching to a month-to-month lease, meaning you wouldn't have to renew for an entire year. It's been a while since I was a renter but I recall most apartment leases I've had in my life being for a one-year term for the first year, then month to month after that. You say you're a good tenant and he's a reasonable landlord, he ...


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There should be no difference in Federal taxes. You will have to file a federal W-4 with a new employer. You will want to do everything you can to make it clear to New York that you have moved. Register the cars, get drivers licenses, and register to vote in Maryland. Close all the bank accounts in New York, and open accounts in MD. A big mistake that ...


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Read your lease. It may already have a provision that it switches to month to month automatically after the lease term expires. I've had a few leases like that in the (distant) past. If that's the case, then you don't really have to do anything.


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Auto insurance prices vary heavily between regions/states of the US, as the laws and regulations not only differ but so do the rate of claims and losses, nature of competition in each market, etc. The only way to define a good rate or a bad rate is to get competing quotes from other companies. With the internet this has become much easier and less time ...


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Your current assets are small compared to what you can expect to earn in a lifetime and compared to what you will need for retirement. Fortunately, you are young and have decades more to save. Many people are in something like your situation of starting out, say with a graduate degree, in their late 20s or early 30s, but with no savings at all and perhaps ...


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I was in a similar situation a couple of years ago, I was working abroad and didn't know when I would have to leave the country. My landlord made me sign a one-year lease and agreed that I could transfer the lease to a new tenant for the remainder of the lease. This is called a sublease. His only condition was that the new tenant would be approved by the ...


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I have done this before (move to another state). Federal taxes will be the same. State taxes will be divided up between the two states dependent on the time you were in each. For example if you were in Utah for 3 months from January before you moved, and then you were in Kentucky for 9 months, then you would pay 3 months worth of Utah taxes and 9 months ...


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If you register your vehicle(s) within 60 days of moving to Maryland and can prove that you paid 6% or more in sales tax to the state where you bought the vehicle(s), then you owe $100 tax. Otherwise, you owe 6% or the difference between the 6% and what you actually paid in sales tax based on the NADA value. Found at Motor Car Tag and Title: The State of ...


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My advice would be to ask about switching to a month-to-month. Be prepared for a significant difference in the cost per month. In a recent lease the switch to month-to-month after the initial lease period resulted in a 15% higher rent amount compared with the 12 month extension rate. If you know that you will be in the place less than the break even point, ...


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It's something that needs careful planning. Do you know anything whatsoever about the market for your profession in Canada or New Zealand? Any idea how difficult it is to get a work visa? Any idea what happens to your pension rights in the UK? Before I moved, I had six job interviews in my pocket, and one of them turned into a job. So be prepared, and have ...


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The deposit is for the case that you leave the apartment in bad conditions. Therefore you cannot just assume that you will get everything back. Talk to your landlord, let him confirm that everything is OK with the apartment (to get your deposit back) and ask him to pay your remaining rent with the deposit.


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The National Association of Realtors has published guidance for its members at https://www.nar.realtor/coronavirus. That's probably the nearest you'll get to a set of national guidelines. The rules and regulation for real estate transactions vary from state to state


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As others have mentioned, a month-to-month agreement is the typical and likely solution. Another option may be to get a normal lease but with a provision for early termination. When I was looking to buy a house years ago I was in a similar situation where my lease would be up in a couple months but I couldn't guarantee finding and closing on a home in that ...


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Some thoughts that came into my mind when reading your post - hopefully, some of them are beneficial to you; First of all, compared to others who start into their career and might plan to go abroad you have a more solid financial background - e.g. you have an 80k loan but a house, while others have no house but a student loan. So, that's definitely an ...


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