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Old 07-02-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Ugly homes

Iím partial to brick/brownstones though, just more timeless than vinyl also more historic details

Me too. I grew up in an 1873, brick row home. I hated to sell it after my parents died but sister was greedy for the money (not much)
I considered, unwisely, to live there (Allentown, PA) but partner, wisely, had none of it.
I knew every nut and bolt in that house and could have afforded to live there for near peanuts.
I particularly missed the wonderful garden with soil so good I could grow ANYTHING.


An advantage of a brick row home is that heat lost by one is gained by another. The City had just put in new sewers, water-lines and sidewalks.


Back a little ways, the Times was touting Plainfield as the next middle class Gay Mecca. We went out to look at some lovely VIctorians, but they were all immense wooden firetraps. So I hightailed my way right back.


When I see wood homes, I see fire, termites and carpenter ants.

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Old 07-02-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Me too. I grew up in an 1873, brick row home. I hated to sell it after my parents died but sister was greedy for the money (not much)
I considered, unwisely, to live there (Allentown, PA) but partner, wisely, had none of it.
I knew every nut and bolt in that house and could have afforded to live there for near peanuts.
I particularly missed the wonderful garden with soil so good I could grow ANYTHING.


An advantage of a brick row home is that heat lost by one is gained by another. The City had just put in new sewers, water-lines and sidewalks.


Back a little ways, the Times was touting Plainfield as the next middle class Gay Mecca. We went out to look at some lovely VIctorians, but they were all immense wooden firetraps. So I hightailed my way right back.


When I see wood homes, I see fire, termites and carpenter ants.
That's too bad about Allentown. Things are cheap there and the city's actually growing in population while crime rates have been going down. It might even get commuter rail to New York City in your lifetime.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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That's too bad about Allentown. Things are cheap there and the city's actually growing in population while crime rates have been going down. It might even get commuter rail to New York City in your lifetime.
Aa far as rents go, it looks like they're around that of Philly. I would rather just move to Philly because of that
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Aa far as rents go, it looks like they're around that of Philly. I would rather just move to Philly because of that
Didnít know thatóthatís crazy. Though in his situation, he was inheriting a home.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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Didnít know thatóthatís crazy. Though in his situation, he was inheriting a home.
I did mean at the lower end, though. Philly has more luxury stuff of course but the price floor looks similar.
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Aa far as rents go, it looks like they're around that of Philly.t

No WAY.
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