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Thread: Switching from a traditional home to townhouse or condo ?

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    Switching from a traditional home to townhouse or condo ?

    Anyone ever done it?
    Thoughts/regrets?

    I figured eventually as I got older this would be the direction I would go in...but never this early. The time 'wasted' on maintaining a traditional property just doesn't seem worth it to me anymore.

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    I've thought about downsizing next year, after my son graduates HS...double college tuition thoughts give me the ****s.

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    I dont want to downsize on the square footage...just work and maintenance. If anything I may need more room. But my lot configuration makes expansion difficult.

    That, plus we both hate our ****ing house.

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4055022]I dont want to downsize on the square footage...just work and maintenance. If anything I may need more room. But my lot configuration makes expansion difficult.

    That, plus we both hate our ****ing house.[/QUOTE]
    the only thing about condos is make sure you get a yard, I couldn't imagine not having one.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;4055024]the only thing about condos is make sure you get a yard, I couldn't imagine not having one.[/QUOTE]

    End unit, definitely. I hate people and I hate neighbors, which is why this decision is a hard one for me.

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4055027]I hate people and I hate neighbors, which is why this decision is a hard one for me.[/QUOTE]

    Is Timmy's mountain retreat on the market?

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    [QUOTE=quantum;4055038]Is Timmy's mountain retreat on the market?[/QUOTE]

    That is definitely more my style (sans dirt floor) but the wife wont go for that.

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4055027]End unit, definitely.[B]I hate people and I hate neighbors, [/B] which is why this decision is a hard one for me.[/QUOTE]

    ahhh thus the affinity for Rage faces!!!

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    one old job I was at a client and old lady locked in a cruise rate of 1k a week, 52K a year for the rest of her life. She sold her home and put it in bonds that generated well in excess of 52K interest and instructed Financial advisor to pay the cruise bill.

    think about it, no mortgage, maint, re taxes, food, electricity, gas, oil, car bills etc.

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    [QUOTE=quantum;4055038]Is Timmy's mountain retreat on the market?[/QUOTE]

    I have neighbors about 125 yards on each side through the trees. I can't hear them or see them, but if I yelled they'd be over. One got two new roosters who scream 24/7, somethings wrong with them mentally. I don't deal with them anymore.

    I guarantee you we'll be hearing about Fish's new neighbors. He'll be tied with FF2 as Hampurite most likely to drop dead of a hard attack at any moment.

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    [QUOTE=Alkrotraz;4055063]one old job I was at a client and old lady locked in a cruise rate of 1k a week, 52K a year for the rest of her life. She sold her home and put it in bonds that generated well in excess of 52K interest and instructed Financial advisor to pay the cruise bill.

    think about it, no mortgage, maint, re taxes, food, electricity, gas, oil, car bills etc.[/QUOTE]

    whoa

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4055048] (sans dirt floor) [/QUOTE]

    please, no fiction. i have a multitude of truths that can provide hampur folly.
    wood floors, I can supply pictures to doubters.

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;4055060]ahhh thus the affinity for Rage faces!!![/QUOTE]

    Not that big a secret, really...

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4055064]He'll be tied with FF2 as Hampurite most likely to drop dead of a hard attack at any moment.[/QUOTE]

    WTF, :confused: my numbers have been looking good!

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    What's the difference? They're all particle board and cheap plastic

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4055027]End unit, definitely. I hate people and I hate neighbors, which is why this decision is a hard one for me.[/QUOTE]

    Friend of mine lives in a nice unit...we can hear his neighbors have sex and even take a pi$$.;)

    Both my kids moved out and I think deeply about this move. I need a 2800 sq ft house????

    Let us know what you decide.

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4055085]What's the difference? They're all particle board and cheap plastic[/QUOTE]

    That's my line :D


    Fish. Don't do it. Condo/townhouses are only slightly better than a double wide. I've worked in hundreds of them. Their usually built by slammasters.

    If you don't mind me asking...why do you f*cking hate your house? Location?

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4055112]That's my line :D


    Fish. Don't do it. Condo/townhouses are only slightly better than a double wide. I've worked in hundreds of them. Their usually built by slammasters.

    If you don't mind me asking...why do you f*cking hate your house? Location?[/QUOTE]

    Built in 1972 by contractors I can only assume were on a combination of PCP, LSD, and qualuudes.
    Overwhelmed by repairs and potential upgrades.
    Aluminum wiring. Original windows and siding. POS furnace.
    Original kitchen and bathrooms.
    Half of my back yard is boulders. The other half is not level and covered in moss.
    The threat of bears is imminent. Any attempt at landscaping is immediately devoured by the rogue deer population.

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4055112]That's my line :D


    Fish. Don't do it. Condo/townhouses are only slightly better than a double wide. I've worked in hundreds of them. [B]Their usually built by slammasters[/B].
    [/QUOTE]

    Nailed it. Condos, townhouses, whatever you want to call them, are built by people who don't give a flying fvck about the people who will eventually live there. Built with the cheapest materials and the cheapest labor.

    I wouldnt buy a condo.

    If yardwork is getting you down, pay a neighborhood kid $25 to cut your lawn for you and do some gardening.

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    [QUOTE=Big L;4055123]If yardwork is getting you down, pay a neighborhood kid $25 to cut your lawn for you and do some gardening.[/QUOTE]
    good point, I have not done yardwork at my house since 1991 lol

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