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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  1009 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 13, 2016

Do not compete.


This is not your game. You cannot afford to get good. You want a dwelling, not an investment. You do not have access to the resources the other players do. Your goals are different. Your wishes are different. You are a mark among the whales and they will scoop you up like so much krill.

You know what no one is competing for? Undeveloped land. I mean, yeah - stuff that can be subdivided is in stupid territory right now but if I recall correctly, there is no reason you need to live in or near a major city. Not only that, but you have an unparalleled work ethic and a preposterous amount of patience. Houses can be built cheaply if you're patient and doing your own work. Find a place you love and make it your own. NOBODY is competing against you in that game.

user-inactivated  ·  1009 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've lightly entertained the idea of just buying a piece of land and building a two bedroom, brick ranch with a slab foundation. That idea seems intimidating as fuck though.

oyster  ·  1009 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is insane how much farther your money will go living just outside a city as opposed to living in one even if you don't build the house yourself. You can get a nice old home in good shape with a ton of land for what some people pay for a concrete shell in town where I live.

lm  ·  1008 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Even renting, this is true. I'm living on 3.5 acres with a house and barn for what I was paying for a one bedroom apartment with a one car garage in town.

oyster  ·  1008 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yup I mean I could see how it would be hard for people to adapt after living somewhere with everything close by but once you get used to it it's not that bad.

kleinbl00  ·  1009 days ago  ·  link  ·