July 17th, 2002

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01:12 am - Went looking at houses today...
I've been thinking of buying a house again. Mostly I am just tired of paying way too much money to someone else for basically doing nothing and getting nothing in return. I mean, sure I get shelter, but I could get shelter in a place I was buying for ultimately less money.

Here are the places I drove by today: (warning images open new windows)

fixer upper

yuppie suburban

I need to make appointments with realtor's to see both places, but what's immediately clear is that the fixer upper would be a much nicer place if I had the time and motivation to put a whole lot of work into it. On the other hand the yuppie suburban looks about ready to move into now. They're in almost the same neighborhood (the yuppie is in a slightly better location) and about the same price (an extra $5K for the yuppie).

I'm definitely gonna have to think about this. Opinions?

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[User Picture]From: jetgrrl01 Date: July 17th, 2002 - 06:21 am (Link)
With no other info but the photos of the outside, I'd say the fixer-upper has more character. But I think I might like it better because there is more area taken up by windows in the front than there is in the brick one. I like windows. But it would really depend on what's inside. How big is the kitchen, how much closet space, all that good stuff...
[User Picture]From: wuttd Date: July 17th, 2002 - 03:15 pm (Link)
I think the trick is to find landlords who actually will do something. Then you can think of the place your living in as essentially disposable (or atleast under the care of someone else), and after the lease is up and you've made a sufficient mess of the place, you can move!

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