Cross country trepidation
January 28, 2012 3:07 PM Subscribe
What should I know about Corvallis Oregon before accepting an offer to work there?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (14 answers total)
I'm interviewing next week with a lab at OSU. It's a great opportunity, but it's an open question whether I accept the offer, because the absolute lowest end of the stated range looks to be a step down from what I'm making now.
What I don't have yet is the threshold number where no turns to "yes." The interview and trip next week will help doublecheck some of the line items on the annual budgets I've constructed, but I'd like to hear from the locals what things someone from out of state might not consider.
So far I've figured out the Oregon income tax rate and the lack of sales tax. I figured out my car insurance would double, but I don't know how auto property tax is figured. My housing budget for a single apartment dwelling professional is estimated at 750, not clear if that's under or over the current market or if the flooding has damaged the rental market. And that there's a lot of mefites in town / state =)
So what apartments should I avoid / look at, how much should I really expect to spend, and what myths in my head should be dispelled about Oregon and Corvallis? What should I take a look at in town while I'm there next week?