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Remember Your Long-Term Goals

It's best to look ahead when short-term location opportunities arise.

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Keep your long-range plan in mind, even when short-termadvantages make a location look extremely attractive. A great dealon a place you're likely to outgrow in a few years may notreally be such a great deal. Similarly, if the area shows evidenceof pending decline, think about whether you really want to belocated there in five years.

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