(Closed) Condo, Townhome, Mobile Home, House, Trailer- What do you have and why?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee

@Tswife4ever:  We live in a duplex! I love it! We have lived in it for 3 years. Yes, we have one neighbor attached to us, but it is a brick wall and we can barely hear them. It is cheaper than renting a home, but a lot nicer than renting an apartment. We get a garage, back yard, more space and it feels more like a home. No people live above or below us and it is in a typical neighborhood.

When we purchase a home, I would even consider buying a duplex because of the potential income property that we could own along with it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

We own a house.  We thought that this was the ideal arrangement for raising a family.  Fenced in back yard and privacy really affirmed that it was the right choice for us.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Tswife4ever:  We are currently in an apartment. When we’re ready, and we’ve settled on an area we like, we’ll buy a house. We aren’t interested in HOA’s, so it makes the decision easy!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We own a condo.  Affordability being the only consideration, as Vancouver is ridiculously expensive.  Rated second most unaffordable real estate in the world, second only to Hong Kong.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

we live in what we would call an apartment but here they call it a condo. I’ve never really been clear on what a condo actually is.

but we have a big two bedroom apartment on the 26th floor of a 30 story building. we love it!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have a single family home. I like it because we are far enough from the neighbors that we can’t hear them or smell what they are cooking 🙂  I like having more space and that I can go upstairs if FH is watching TV and can watch or listen to something else or go to bed.

It’s snowy here so having covered/attached parking is awesome too.

But sometimes  I do miss the convenience of apartment living, ,having someone to fix everything and no yard work. I find that utilities and taxes are much more since moving here (not sure if you have to pay property tax with a condo?)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We rent a townhome right now and love it! When we go to buy, it will be a home, as I don’t want to be attached to a neighbor, want our own yard. Also hoa fees are usually ridiculously high for townhomes.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

we’re currently in an apartment, and will be moving back into my parents’ house to save money this fall (my parents have an in-law suite on their house). but within the next five years, we hope to be either in a condo/townhouse or a house. it all depends on how much we can save, and how quickly we can fix our credit. real estate isn’t affordable where i’m from and where we want to settle.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We rent a four bedroom house.  People think it’s silly that there’s just two of us living in here, but we have A LOT of stuff!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@polkadotgirl:  a condo you own, an apartment you rent but certain places like NYC they call them both apartments.  Here in Chicago its a condo if you own.

We own a condo downtown Chicago that we rent out.  It is in a new highrise that is gorgeous.  We never heard the neighbors there.  

Right now we are renting a townhouse in the suburbs.  We were looking into buying a single family home but had to move in quickly so that our Dirty Delete could go to school in the right school district.  We will start looking for a single family home soon.  More space and privacy.  Also the ability to host bigger parties.  

If you are planning on buying a place and having children at some point I highly suggest looking into the schools and school districts now.  We have some friends that now live two streets over from an amazing school district but their child has to go to the so-so one because of where they bought.  Just think ahead because if you buy you will be there for a while!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have an apt (as does most everyone in NYC) that we rent. We are hoping to buy it is as it is going through foreclosure with our landlord and it would be a great investment property. And, as momma says, “babies can sleep in a dresser drawer for the first year at least…”

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We own a house.   I love the privacy and having all the land I have.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I own a mobile home, but Fiance and I live in an apartment.

Personally, I LOVED my mobile home! It was like owning an apartment, and it was SO cheap! Lot rent+mortgage was less than 600/mo, and I lived in a VERY expensive park. They were end to end instead of side by side… They were like this – – – instead of l l l, and there were TONS of trees, so it really looked like a bunch of one-story ranches!

Now that we live in Massachusetts, I rent my mobile home out.

That being said, do NOT live in a cheap park. Between the drug problems and the domestic abuse, you will lose faith in humanity. Trust me.

I think, for a first home, a townhouse/duplex would be perfect!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@baletrina:  haha, ok thank you! so I guess to our landlady it’s a condo, to us it’s an apartment! in Australia lots of people own their apartments but we still don’t really call them condos.. most older australians call them units or flats though. I think Seinfeld and Friends made everyone start calling them apartments!

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