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Old 11-05-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Just because you don't live in a newer building doesn't mean you're living in a slum
Many newer units are built with ever-greater expediency and cheap quality, in a singular effort to maximize profits, as opposed to providing the best living space one can create. The fact that an older place is still standing and in decent condition is often testimony to its construction.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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Many newer units are built with ever-greater expediency and cheap quality, in a singular effort to maximize profits, as opposed to providing the best living space one can create. The fact that an older place is still standing and in decent condition is often testimony to its construction.
Exactly. I live in an older building...and I can't tell you how many people have said to me when we're walking up to my building "Oh, you live here?!!"

I don't have any amenities (no dishwasher, no laundry on site, not enough electrical outlets, etc...that last one is the only one that annoys me)....yet it is soooo nice to live in a building that has some soul to it. And I also have good construction quality, so I don't need to turn on the heat right away when it starts getting cold. No air conditioning, but even though I'm on the 2nd floor, I really don't need it unless it's 95 or hotter. The rent here is a lot cheaper than in those new buildings in cookie cutter complexes and the landlord doesn't jack it up mercilessly as they do in most other places.
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