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View Poll Results: Crappy house in close in an exciting area, or perfect house in the middle of nowhere?
Crappy house in exciting area 12 60.00%
Perfect house in the middle of nowhere 6 30.00%
I'm not sure 2 10.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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This is something I've always thought about..

Would you rather live in an expensive, crappy apartment/condo/house that is in close proximity to things you enjoy, or would you live in an affordable, dream house that's in the middle of nowhere?


I think I would live in a crappy apartment if it was just me, because I would be out a lot more than enjoying my house. However, if I had a family, I would probably choose the perfect house.

What about you?
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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I will take the crappy apartment. Id rather enjoy my life outside my house, as long as I dont sleep with mice in my bed when I get home! The fun would be worth the money relative to its crappy-ness to me.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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House. Definitely a house. I hate apartments because of noisy neighbors and those horrid white walls.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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How 'bout a great house in a great area?
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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I would always take a shack in a great location (for me) over a mansion in a crap location (again, crap by my definition).

And family makes it even more so. In fact, we recently moved into a small house in a great location -- we could have gotten a much nicer house in some nondescript place, but that wasn't even a thought for us. We have a 5-month old, and we want to share all our favorite activities with him as he grows up at our new location.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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How 'bout a great house in a great area?
We should all be so lucky!

Seriously, I read the original question as asking, would I downgrade my house to live in a great location, or would I downgrade my location to get a great house? To me, it's a relative question, as opposed to intrinsically "great" or "crappy".
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Definitely a crappy house in an exciting area. No sense in stayin indoors all the time when the exciting world is right outside.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:02 PM
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Crappy apartment in a decent area?

Sounds like how I've lived for most of the past 15 years (okay, not all the areas were 'decent')
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:36 AM
 
Location: yeah
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I'll take a crappy house in which to live, but a nice one for vacationing.
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