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francopoli  ·  151 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 19, 2018

If and when I ever decide to sell the place I am in now, it is going to take a year, and I might make 10% on it. Then again I am out in Banjostan, 30 minutes from work and on two acres.

The nice thing about Condos is that they sell quicker than homes. Younger people fed up with renting but not ready to do a ton of yardwork don't buy homes.

    Or if I can't plow or even walk up my own driveway?

I pay the older dude with a truck to plow my part of the street. I don't even live in a city so the county is like "lol fuck you' when it comes to services like that. You invest in an AWD car, or a truck if you are too far out.

Moving out is great if you hate crowds and hate people. If you rather do things like go out to eat, hang out in a bar, go to a show, EVERYTHING is a 20-30 minute drive. That gets very annoying quickly if you can't handle solitude.

WanderingEng  ·  151 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When I decide to sell my condo, I'm prepared to lose 20% to foster a fast sale. At that point it's loses/months I've lived there, and that calculation is much less than rent would have been.

I think condos can sell quickly, too, just based on price. Single and young, divorced parents, and retired people can live there more easily. There can be a lot of competition, though, since it's hard to stand out on anything other than price.

Distance to things might bother me. I like solitude six and a half days a week, but the other half day I like being five to fifteen minutes away from a wide variety of activities. And three days a week, I like that it's a short drive out of my way to work to two different coffee shops.