Housing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Solayce, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Velox

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    Haha, elevator commutes. #firstworldproblems

    Generally, I would think twice about a high-rise with dingy elevator(s) though.
     
  2. Utumno

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    nice condo bruh
     
  3. allanun

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    I can't even fathom the costs of owning a 500k to 800 k home in an expensive area. I purchased a foreclosed home in 2016 for 62 k and dumped about 10 k in repairs in to it. My house was built in 1957, but the house has a solid foundation mostly due to an old I-beam taken from the mines that spans my foundation with an additional brick structure supporting the I-beam to prevent foundation cracking. Housing costs have not been much because we have been able to learn how to repair many of the things that need to be fixed, such as changing light fixtures, toilets, replacing doors, and other minor tasks that needed attention. I feel my older home is in great condition, and was not deterred by the year. It really depends on what the previous owners did to maintain the home.

    Are there grants or assistance programs for people with your families circumstances that may assist in helping you get permanent placement? First time home buyers here can give you money toward a down payment that becomes yours if you live in the house 5-7 years. I also know there are grants for adaptive equipment and remodeling in Minnesota, though not sure on the income restrictions in receiving any of these types of assistance. Anyways good luck with your house hunt.
     
  4. Sear

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    Which can suck really hard if it's bad. There's a lot of perks to city living that I liked, though.

    I prefer walking or taking PT too. It's ironic that the viable "walking cities" are almost all in shitty northern climates where walking isn't ideal and you're wearing 19 layers of clothing so you can navigate through ice/rain 200 days out of the year. Meanwhile LA has perfect weather year-round and nobody gets out of their car there.
     
  5. Velox

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    LA was fucking 100F in October last I was there, so I don't know about "walking climate".

    Agree about the shortage of "walkable cities" in the US though. Texas I can understand, but Cali is pretty progressive in other aspects, so I don't understand why they don't at least have good public transportation. That is a basic requirements for non-car users to get around in big cities, and it mostly works well in European cities. SF was actually an outlier and pleasant surprise in that regard. Decent public transportation, and it's so condensed you can walk through much of it.

    Cali needs to invent fully autonomous convertibles, then I can almost forgive them.

    Miami Beach also has some good ideas with free bus lines, but it's a bit under-dimensioned and amateurish. It's like public transportation is an alien concept to US city planners. Maybe you just don't plan your cities to the same extent Europeans do.
     
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  6. vaedaen

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    lived in a nice condo in SF (with ex-wife) a while ago -- although it was nice and some of the home ownership headaches are not there, i just didn't like sharing walls/ceilings for various reasons.

    always nice being able to turn up the home theater system / guitar amp without really having to worry if you are bothering someone.
     
  7. Sear

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    I lived there for 6 years and it's basically sunny + 60-80 degrees year-round, so that must have been an anomaly. You couldn't ask for a better climate for walking, but instead ppl spend countless hours in their car stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic and pay for valet parking.
     
  8. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

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    Toronto has an underground tunnel system that allows to walk huge parts of the city indoors. There are really only a few days out of the year that the weather is a major issue (today being one of them). My main issue with the snow is that it trashes your shoes/clothes (from salt) unless you wear protective layers or winter-specific clothing moreso than the cold itself.

    And as bad as walking in shitty weather can be, driving in shitty weather is worse. So I’ll stay downtown in a condo.

    It’s also better for the environment, and I can pretend like that is a factor in my decision and feel superior. I love to do that.
     
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  9. Utumno

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    Says the dude who was balls-deep into crypto trading a few months ago
     
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  10. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

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    Are you suggesting I be moral when it’s inconveniant as well? I don’t agree with that at all.
     
  11. Utumno

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    Actually I just make incredibly hypocritical statements to make me feel superior. I love to do that.
     
  12. Sear

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    NOPE

    fuck that shit

    Maybe get a summer home up there or something, but I wore shorts yesterday and complained when I had to change into pants. This is a good first world problem to have.
     
  13. allanun

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  14. Velox

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    Aren't you in TX somewhere Sear? Isn't TX generally unbearably hot in the summer?
     
  15. Red

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    Dealing with heat is a whole lot easier. Fuck being freezing cold like that.
     
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  16. Sear

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    I dunno, I tolerate 95 degree weather better than 45 degree weather (much less sub-zero temps).

    Cold weather sucks for your skin and circulation. With little/no sunlight it just becomes depressing and uncomfortable to me.

    + fuck wearing clothes. Are there people who would rather be walking coat factories to shield against the face-biting cold wind instead of chilling by the pool with a mojito? They need to vacation south.
     
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  17. Red

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    Wind chill -65? Fuck that I will take my 62 with a light breeze while I wear a hoodie and jeans.
     
  19. Red

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    Donald is right we need more global warming

     
  20. allanun

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    This girl I went to high school with attempted some sort of throwing boiling water challenge. Posted pictures of burns on her face and upper back this AM.

    Honestly if it's above 10 degrees I don't even mind winter. I will regularly walk my dogs 2 to 3 miles in comfort. Soon as it drops below that fuck that.