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How do you house, brah?

Own it
25
66%
Rent it
8
21%
:crang: in mom's basement
3
8%
:dong: grabbing frat house
1
3%
At school
0
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I'm nomadic
1
3%
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Desertbreh wrote:
troyguitar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:25 pm
Counting the beans makes for an easy decision. It's 100% stupid to buy anything here now, because we could use that money to buy a place somewhere we actually want to live.
Yes, but my point is that certain elements of happiness are somewhat quantifiable. And in the great scheme of things, $50K is not that much, especially if we're spreading that out over 5 years or so. Not sure what your master plan is on leaving NY.
$50k today is a ton. I was :wrong: to assert earlier that it really isn't. That's ~25% of our "worth" right now. It's retiring at least 2 years earlier or buying a much nicer place if we can ever get out of this hell hole.

Buying a cool (non-appreciating) place now is essentially buying a small amount of happiness now at the cost of a larger amount of happiness later. It's the classic spend vs save argument, nothing more.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:37 pm

troyguitar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Bender wrote:
A home is a place to live. It's NOT an investment. Overtime it will keep up with inflation at best. I'll lose less but it's just a roof that I like.
Easy to say when your house is appreciating anyway.
Appreciation only exists when you sell.

Until then, you might as well measure your net worth in valve stem caps.
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:59 pm

Zillon wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:37 pm
troyguitar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Easy to say when your house is appreciating anyway.
Appreciation only exists when you sell.

Until then, you might as well measure your net worth in valve stem caps.
Bottle caps.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:16 pm

Zillon wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:37 pm
troyguitar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Easy to say when your house is appreciating anyway.
Appreciation only exists when you sell.

Until then, you might as well measure your net worth in valve stem caps.
I just ran over and crushed one of mine after I forgot to put it back on the last time I checked my tar pressures. Guess I'm only worth 75% of what I thought I was. :(
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 pm

Zillon wrote:
troyguitar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Easy to say when your house is appreciating anyway.
Appreciation only exists when you sell.

Until then, you might as well measure your net worth in valve stem caps.
If you plan to die in your house then feel free to ignore it, but I sure as fuck hope/plan to live anywhere but here ASAP and probably move at least two more times after that. Appreciation is a yuuuge factor in where I might end up.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 pm

Apex wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Zillon wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:37 pm


Appreciation only exists when you sell.

Until then, you might as well measure your net worth in valve stem caps.
Bottle caps.
Shit, I've been stockpiling the wrong caps this whole time? :doomed:
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:43 pm

Zillon wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 pm
Apex wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:59 pm


Bottle caps.
Shit, I've been stockpiling the wrong caps this whole time? :doomed:
:rage:
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