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Old 03-09-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Finland
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The Americans got Mexicans for that.
That's a good point. If I had a Mexican I'd get a bigger house for sure.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Just have a cleaning service come in twice a month if one is lazy.

The wife & I live in a very average 20 year old house here in Texas - about 200 sq. meters - on a 660 sq. meter lot. It's not difficult or that time consuming to maintain it, but I'm retired and have the time. We are quite comfortable here even though it is a suburbanized area. It's very affordable, being worth about $200,000.



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Old 03-09-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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The Americans got Mexicans for that.
They do the landscaping. its not that hard to clean a house
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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They do the landscaping. its not that hard to clean a house
Actually a white guy mows my yard.

I do the vacuuming & general cleaning inside the house. Wifie does the laundry & cooking (I wash the dishes).
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Finland
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If you are like 4 people in the family, why should you even need some 8 rooms? What's the point and what do you use the rooms for? Bigger couch, bigger bed? For what?
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Let's see....
Master bedroom
Guest bedroom
3rd bedroom used as an office with a couple exercise machines.
4th room is my "man cave" (Football watching room & library).
Family dining room (used for family gathering meals)
Living room
Kitchen
Breakfast/lunch dining.
2 car garage - wife's car & my Jeep.

In a few years we'll probably move to a retirement facility and downsize to 4 rooms.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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If you are like 4 people in the family, why should you even need some 8 rooms? What's the point and what do you use the rooms for? Bigger couch, bigger bed? For what?
8 bedroom homes start to get pretty spendy, most families probably have 3 to 5 bedroom homes.

if there is an extra room you can use it as a play room, guest room, office, whatever...

Bigger couch = more room to lounge, bigger bed so you can sprawl out in your sleep
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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This:

The EU is a dive unless you have a very high paid job or live in an undesirable area you can't live in any kind of luxury such as your own pool 2-3 car garage space it's a joke...it's not even comparable to the US.
If you want to love in any major city of any kind that your all raving about ala London, Paris, Rome, Madrid then expect to live in a shoebox. Large house in any of the cities your talking at about at least £€700k
Your other choice is to be a millionaire which in London will buy this beautiful place....
Which is why there is so much going on outside the home. Europeans don't hide inside their living room planted on the couch in front of the TV all day.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Finland
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You Americans blame us Northern Europeans to be unsocial, but you seem to be the unsocial ones as you have to have 56 rooms just to tolerate your family. My parents are comfortably upper middle class and they dine in the kitchen, and the dining room for holidays and parties is also the living room. My dad's office is a tiny former wardrobe hardly more than 20 sq ft.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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You Americans blame us Northern Europeans to be unsocial, but you seem to be the unsocial ones as you have to have 56 rooms just to tolerate your family. My parents are comfortably upper middle class and they dine in the kitchen, and the dining room for holidays and parties is also the living room. My dad's office is a tiny former wardrobe hardly more than 20 sq ft.
But a lot of our homes have open floor plans so the kitchen / dinning room and living room are sometimes all one big room
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