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View Poll Results: What type of domicile?
Separate house 18 72.00%
Apartment 6 24.00%
Other 1 4.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'm talking about Californians aged 18-35. Would you rather an apartment/condo or a separate house? What about a townhouse?
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I've always lived in a house, never an apartment.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Done both. Never been as comfortable in apartments as I am in my rental house now.. it's like I don't even have neighbors.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Condo/Townhouse for me.

I don't like traditional stand alone houses very much; yards, drive ways, etc...I would prefer a high-rise, but it is easier with kids to live in a townhouse. I was raised in cities, so the "bee hive" doesn't bother me and I enjoy hearing my neighbors once in a while.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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house house house. I will GLADLY pay extra rent to have a yard, to NOT have stairs and to have a guaranteed place to park my car. I lived in a condo once for about a year and it was miserable.

Now, when I move back to Germany in a few years I will try my darndest to find a house, but it probably won't happen so it'll be back to an apartment
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: California
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I love owning a house, a back yard is very important to me and owning my own house is just something I have to have.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: RSM
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house. apartments and condos are for suckers.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Denver
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house. apartments and condos are for suckers.
Actually, considering the current housing fiasco, I think houses are for suckers .
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: RSM
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when was the last time an apt made you money? or allowed you to have a dire emergency credit line with massive potential? my aging grandparents had to tap their equity for some major health problems, something they could never have done in an apt.

hell, my grandparents pay less in mortgage on a 3bd 2bath house than i pay in rent on a 40y/o 2b apt with no a/c, single pane windows, and no insulation in the walls
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Denver
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when was the last time an apt made you money? or allowed you to have a dire emergency credit line with massive potential? my aging grandparents had to tap their equity for some major health problems, something they could never have done in an apt

I am not going to argue with you, I have owned 2 houses and made a lot of money off them. I prefer to buy/rent a townhouse and have all the amenities of city life, it has nothing to do with being a sucker.

But Apartments can SAVE you a lot of money, when you are paying 2500 a month for a place that would cost you 4000 a month...that's saving/making money. Also flexibility to move around and seek better paying jobs is making money.

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