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Old 07-16-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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Hi, I am intrested in two units in the same very nice gated condo complex here in Northern Va. I have already been offered a lease on one and the other kind of popped up right after that one and now here I am with two lease offers at the same time. I have told the second person that I am not sure what to do and she is giving me until Wednesday to decide (the other one is too, though I havent told her about the other unit yet, it wasnt even in question when I applied).. my question is.. The first condo is about 900 sq. foot and is on the top floor it has open cathedrial ceilings, hardwood floors in the living room and granite in the kitchen the other unit is very similiar in style except it dosnt have the loft or high ceilings. I like both units but I keep thinking about the loft unit more and more. The price difference is $150.. ($1250 for the one w/loft $1100 for one w/o) it dosnt seem like a lot but then I think about how that $150 can be used to pay my other monthly bills. What would you do? I am a single guy the units are one bedrooms. Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It is only worth the extra money if you will use it. It's like asking is a 2 bedroom worth it over a 1 bedroom. Only if the second bedroom gets used.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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Can you comfortably afford the more expensive one?
Do you have an idea of how you will use the loft?
Do you mind paying more to heat the room with the high ceiling?

It's hard to say whether it's worth $150 (plus extra heating expense). To one person, $150 is a lot of money. To another, it isn't.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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Can you comfortably afford the more expensive one? Yes but it would be nice to pay a rent closer to what I currently pay ($1025)
Do you have an idea of how you will use the loft? Yes, my family all live out of town and when they come to visit it would be nice to have a space for them so we wont feel so cramped, also would be nice to have for when friends come over as well.
Do you mind paying more to heat the room with the high ceiling? Havent really thought about that

It's hard to say whether it's worth $150 (plus extra heating expense). To one person, $150 is a lot of money. To another, it isn't.

Thanks for the feedback! : )
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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It is for me because I'm in a studio and the loft is my bedroom. If I had a 1 bedroom, I probably wouldn't care about the loft.
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, California
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Hi, I am intrested in two units in the same very nice gated condo complex here in Northern Va. I have already been offered a lease on one and the other kind of popped up right after that one and now here I am with two lease offers at the same time. I have told the second person that I am not sure what to do and she is giving me until Wednesday to decide (the other one is too, though I havent told her about the other unit yet, it wasnt even in question when I applied).. my question is.. The first condo is about 900 sq. foot and is on the top floor it has open cathedrial ceilings, hardwood floors in the living room and granite in the kitchen the other unit is very similiar in style except it dosnt have the loft or high ceilings. I like both units but I keep thinking about the loft unit more and more. The price difference is $150.. ($1250 for the one w/loft $1100 for one w/o) it dosnt seem like a lot but then I think about how that $150 can be used to pay my other monthly bills. What would you do? I am a single guy the units are one bedrooms. Thanks!
To be quite honest, if you like them about the same and they are about the same square footage, I would go with the less expensive one. Is a loft really worth 1,850.00 over the course of a year?
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