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apartment or house? [May. 4th, 2002|11:29 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
lingerd totally totally rocks. i can't believe it's not more popular.

god i'm glad i made this site sometimes:
http://www.livejournal.com/talkpost.bml?journal=leiah&itemid=180144

went out to dinner downtown with parents, and checkin' out apartments. but not sure what I want to do: cool apartment, or home loan. an apartment is just throwing away money, and it's more furniture i have to move when i move out one day. it'd make sense just to get the house as soon as possible. it ain't gonna be a great house, but as long as i get one that's easily resellable, i could upgrade later using all the money i've already put into it as a down payment on the next one.

in any case, i'll go check out apartments tomorrow again, and see if i fall in love with anything. i might do an apartment for ~6 months or something, and start the house thing after that.
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From: ex_debgirl0
2002-05-04 11:35 pm (UTC)

RE: leiah

she a potential love interest?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-04 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: leiah

Oh, of course.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2002-05-04 11:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-04 11:41 pm (UTC)
That refers to Brad Whitaker, not me. :)

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[User Picture]From: eli
2002-05-04 11:38 pm (UTC)

Neither

Problem with an Apartment, you feel like you're wasting money, you're wasting money

Problem with a house. Once you buy a house you're more likely to settle. Which, isn't always a good thing to do if you're young...gotta get out and see the world or some bullshit like that. So....if you buy one...just keep in mind that you want to sell it right back to somebody for more.

This is at least what I've heard from people who've been in your same situation.

My advice...just by a fucking apartment complex. Then you don't gotta pay to live there, and you're still making money on it. Shit that's what I'd do :-)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-04 11:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Neither

I can still travel if I have a house.

Not like I have a strict job.

House would just be base. ;)
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2002-05-04 11:55 pm (UTC)

move down here and buy a house

with a guest house, let me rent it out for cheap till i have the down payment for my house!@$!@$@#!#$!$#! its a good idea! :oP
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-05-05 12:20 am (UTC)
i'm writing a paper about marcus garvey and listening to bob marley and talking about babylon and i feel dangerous.

Why would anyone write a paper about Marcus Garvey?

"Marcus Garvey was born. Marcus Garvey proposed stupid ideas about a seperate state for African-Americans only. Marcus Garvey died."
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[User Picture]From: madshrubbery
2002-05-05 02:11 am (UTC)
That's plagiarism. I used that in 4th grade, dammit!
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[User Picture]From: shortypoke
2002-05-05 12:55 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm Kenji and I'm with Student Painters. The most important thing when buying a house is to protect and beautify your wood. I know from experience that people do a cheap paint job when selling, so I highly recommend that you hire me to paint your house. The right way. Here is my card, and I will be giving you a call so that we can set up an estimate. It was nice meeting you, and I look forward to doing a great job painting your house this summer.
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From: selfsufficience
2002-05-05 12:59 am (UTC)
are you really doing student painters??


i have been considering that. do you like?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-05 01:45 pm (UTC)
Probably not. :P

P.S. I can use my "professional" picture too!
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[User Picture]From: marcuso
2002-05-05 04:45 am (UTC)

No house

Are you a fucking idiot?!?!

Don't even think about buying a house. You don't have any idea what kind of responsibility home-ownership is. If you really want to be a bitch to your bank, get a condo. Then you don't have to do anything but keep up the interior. A much better solution.... Give me a holler if you are not convinced.
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[User Picture]From: meg58
2002-05-05 10:27 am (UTC)
I thought the same things myself 5 years ago when looking into getting my first place. So 5 years later, here I am in the same apartment complex and almost insane from it.
Dont rent if you can avoid it. It is a waste of money. If you cant avoid it, well, join the rest of us doing nothing but complaining about the fat lady upstairs running on her tredmill at 4am.
And get renters insurance. I cannot stress how important it is. And I didnt learn that lesson till a fire took my old building down last year. Its cheap compared to the expense of a disaster. I pay about 180 a year for 25 g's of coverage.
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