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Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins Issues surrounding the retrogression of the priority dates for the various employment based categories

View Poll Results: People without Greencards: Is your house buying decision tied to your getting the GC?
no. I have not bought a house, but dont intend to even with GC 24 4.83%
no. I have already bought a house, even without GC 247 49.70%
yes, I will buy a house within 6 months of getting my GC 120 24.14%
yes, I will only buy a house sometime after 6 months of getting my GC 76 15.29%
GC is not tied to my home buying decision. I am waiting for other reasons. 30 6.04%
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have seen many people (maybe rightly so) tie their house-buying decision to getting a GC. Here's a poll to see where IV'ites stand on this
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Default I am not sure what is the objective of this poll...

What do you want infer from the statistics and how is this going to help any body
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What do you want infer from the statistics and how is this going to help any body
I have heard a lot from Americans something like "what do you worry? you are here". Such polls can show how having or not having GC significantly influences peoples lives even if one doesn't plan to move or change jobs after getting GC and his/her spouse has EAD.
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I think you should add another option

no, I intend to buy a house in the next year or so, irrespective of my GC situation
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Only after EAD you have more secured situaton. If your skills are not easily placeable on H1 its safer to wait for EAD, before you buy home .
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I could not put it better than the way bestia did (post #3 on same thread):

I have heard a lot from Americans something like "what do you worry? you are here". Such polls can show how having or not having GC significantly influences peoples lives even if one doesn't plan to move or change jobs after getting GC and his/her spouse has EAD.
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I bought a home last year at a time when I believed that even applying for the 485 application was a good 2-3 years away. Only remorse is that I could have had a better deal if I had waited 6 months or so.

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have seen many people (maybe rightly so) tie their house-buying decision to getting a GC. Here's a poll to see where IV'ites stand on this
GC has nothing to do with buying a new house. If you don't get the GC, you can simply sell the house and walk away from USA. Having a GC increases your financial capacity is just a myth Most importantly, I lost 210K due to this myth.

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GC has nothing to do with buying a new house. If you don't get the GC, you can simply sell the house and walk away from USA. Having a GC increases your financial capacity is just a myth
You are so wrong !! GC increases your financial capacity immensely. I am positive that once I have GC I can get a decent raise in my salary which I haven't gotten in a few years. As a matter of fact I had to refuse a sweet offer from a hot pre-IPO company just because I didn't have GC.
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GC has nothing to do with buying a new house. If you don't get the GC, you can simply sell the house and walk away from USA. Having a GC increases your financial capacity is just a myth
LOL. you think it's that easy? have you ever been involved in that process? In LA just buying and selling the house costs about $50k. So, if you bought a house for 800,000 and sold it for 800,000 - you lost 50,000.

I'm not even touching the "myth" sentence, as I would expect flood of responses.. or maybe not - people are already tired of explaining how much GC is holding their lives.
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LOL. you think it's that easy? have you ever been involved in that process?
Please read my response again, bestia.
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You are so wrong !! GC increases your financial capacity immensely. I am positive that once I have GC I can get a decent raise in my salary which I haven't gotten in a few years. As a matter of fact I had to refuse a sweet offer from a hot pre-IPO company just because I didn't have GC.
Does 'not having a GC' prevent you from buying a new house--which is the primary question?:-)

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I am positive that once I have GC I can get a decent raise in my salary which I haven't gotten in a few years.
Well, it looks like someone is cheating you. You don't need a GC to get your pay hike.:-)
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Does 'not having a GC' prevent you from buying a new house--which is the primary question?:-)
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You are so wrong !! GC increases your financial capacity immensely. I am positive that once I have GC I can get a decent raise in my salary which I haven't gotten in a few years. As a matter of fact I had to refuse a sweet offer from a hot pre-IPO company just because I didn't have GC.
I think it is your choice. Actually some people opt to accept new offers and move-on. Anyway.... you can keep the priority date... and it is just a matter of few months now to get to the same stage as what you are now.... even after a new job and LC/140/already-filed-485(replace140). Others opt to wait.
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