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Rais

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What area you moving too. The only correct answer is Florida btw
Lived in Florida for 34 years before I moved to LA. Lived in north Orlando and still own half a house I grew up in there. I’m done with heat and humidity. If I had never met my wife I would still be living there though.
 
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Does Moglyzoke Moogleman Moglyzoke Moogleman work for Opendoor? Sounds like his strategy :trollface:
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Sanrith Descartes

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i registered as a republican before i even got my learners permit, of course this is nyc where most dont even get a license, ha.
I actually registered Democrat originally, but this was late, 70's post-Vietnam War/Jimmy Crater stagflation. I shifted to GOP for the '84 election and never looked back.
 

Lanx

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i think i'm a 2.35er or 2.25er

this whole week my wife talking to a friend they moved from 1part in dc to another part, and going from a 2200sq ft house to 4k sqft, 2.5m on 6% lulz

theyre having so many marriage issues cuz of the house, theyve gone to email only w/ each other lulz, wtf

i haven't looked at their house yet but theyre paying 500$ for lawncare alone, that doesn't sound right, their previous was a townhouse w/ zero yard, so they have no experience and no equipment, but 500$ sounds excessive

then they just cancelled cuz they had it for only 2months, and she said it was cuz summer is over and i said "but fall is here and i'm sure they have trees, if they can't take care of a lawn, they sure as hell can't take care of leaves" (to my wife)
 

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I’m in the 3% club 😪 closed in Dec 2021 after rates had started to rise a bit. Paying 5400/mo for mortgage plus tax but don’t mind too much cause I am hoping we live here for a good 25 years as I can’t see ever having a need to upgrade.

my rule on houses has always been not to buy more than we could afford on one salary since it really reduces stress. I know we are lucky to be able to do that but people who over extend for a McMansion just always seem to be super stressed and I know a lot of people like that.
 
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Sanrith Descartes

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I’m in the 3% club 😪 closed in Dec 2021 after rates had started to rise a bit. Paying 5400/mo for mortgage plus tax but don’t mind too much cause I am hoping we live here for a good 25 years as I can’t see ever having a need to upgrade.

my rule on houses has always been not to buy more than we could afford on one salary since it really reduces stress. I know we are lucky to be able to do that but people who over extend for a McMansion just always seem to be super stressed and I know a lot of people like that.
I have had big houses and small houses. I prefer smaller over bigger but the biggest lot I can grab. Giant houses just get filled with shit you dont need and never get rid of because its in a room someplace. Smaller houses force you to dump shit occasionally.

My house is only about 1300 sq ft (plus basement) but sits on about a quarter acre. Out back is a big deck, big entertaining area and the dogs still have a ton of room to call their own. Also due to my house being built in the 20's and they didnt build giant rooms a century ago.
 
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i haven't looked at their house yet but theyre paying 500$ for lawncare alone, that doesn't sound right, their previous was a townhouse w/ zero yard, so they have no experience and no equipment, but 500$ sounds excessive
if several acres or many things upkeep (trees/hedges/flowers) it can get high quickly.
 

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Also due to my house being built in the 20's and they didnt build giant rooms a century ago.
lulz, you see that window, it's not a closet, this was my bklyn room
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that my mom repurposed into a walkin closet.
built in the 30s, entire block is like this, my wifes old home in queens had this tiny room too, can barely fit a twin size bed
 

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i think i'm a 2.35er or 2.25er

this whole week my wife talking to a friend they moved from 1part in dc to another part, and going from a 2200sq ft house to 4k sqft, 2.5m on 6% lulz

theyre having so many marriage issues cuz of the house, theyve gone to email only w/ each other lulz, wtf

i haven't looked at their house yet but theyre paying 500$ for lawncare alone, that doesn't sound right, their previous was a townhouse w/ zero yard, so they have no experience and no equipment, but 500$ sounds excessive

then they just cancelled cuz they had it for only 2months, and she said it was cuz summer is over and i said "but fall is here and i'm sure they have trees, if they can't take care of a lawn, they sure as hell can't take care of leaves" (to my wife)
Refinanced August 2021 at 1.99%. It wasn’t some grand master move on my part. It was the advice from my hot Vietnamese mortgage broker that told me the time was right.
 
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Sanrith Descartes

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lulz, you see that window, it's not a closet, this was my bklyn room
3d122cfe70eb0e15040f960dd262b97c.jpg

that my mom repurposed into a walkin closet.
built in the 30s, entire block is like this, my wifes old home in queens had this tiny room too, can barely fit a twin size bed
Yep, our rooms are tiny. They didnt have no 80" flatscreens to move aboit the house back then. And dont even get me started on Dormers.
 

Sanrith Descartes

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man if your house is from the 20s, are you using steam for heat then?
Built in 1926. The wood is stronger than steel its so old. At some point someone put in an oil tank in the basement with a boiler so we have baseboard steam radiators.