I currently work as a nanny in the California Bay Area and take home about $600 - $700 a week after taxes. Boyfriend and I very recently decided to attempt to start saving for a down payment on a house, but continuing our lives in California is totally unreasonable for us--it would probably take at least 10 years! We're both very interested in the Portland area of Oregon, and discovered that housing there would be way more within our reach. We were thinking about saving as much as we can here for the next year or two, and then moving there, finding jobs, and renting temporarily until we finish saving. My question is this: will I be able to find a well-paying nanny job in Oregon? I'm not worried so much about making as much as I am here, as from what I can tell and from what I know about California, our cost of living is quite a bit higher here. I just want to move there feeling confident that I can, first of all, find a job, period, and second of all, find a job where I will feel confident in my ability to put away money to continue our path to home ownership. So are any of you ISYN nannies Oregon nannies, or nannies who know something about Oregon? Even if it's not information specifically about the Portland area, I'd love any advice you can give me! Thanks!
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