Do you live in your own house or in a rented house?

@codris (783)
Italy
January 3, 2010 6:08am CST
hi there people, i live in my fother's house, he has 2 houses, or better, flats, this one where i live, and the other big flat on the top floor of this building. my sister live in a flat with only two rooms and she pay about 1000 $ every month. it's a good thing to have live in a propriety house, you can do what you want and you don't need to pay the rent, that is so high here. And What about you? Do you live in your own house? is your propriety or you live in a rented house? Thank you for your responses :)
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
16 Jan 10
Hi, codris. I live in an rented apartment. I would like to have my own home someday. We live in a building, where it is up to 6 to eight apartments in one whole building.
• Indonesia
16 Jan 10
Well since i am not married yet, and my office is quite near where i stayed ( about 40 minutes to 90 minutes from home, depending on the traffic ) , so i live in my parent house. My Father own the house, so we don't need to paid anything every month, expect a tax that we paid yearly. Well i am glad our family have our own house, but still, it my family house, i my self don;t have the money to bought home for now.
@Mebgem (131)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
I live in our own house and its our own property, however me and sister also rent a place near our workplace since it will take us about an hour 1/2 to get to our offices, but if the traffic is heavy, we would need to endure 2 1/2 hours of traffic. That is why we decided to just rent a place near our offices. It is just a small room and the rent is really cheap that's why we grab it and it is just a 10-15 minute ride from our offices. But now that I already resigned, I do not share any rent anymore with my sister but she still lets me stay there sometimes. =) I totally agree that it is very expensive to rent a place to live in. I think for those who are planning to start their own family or just want to leave their homes, find a house that is rent to own. at least even though you are paying for the rent monthly after sometime it will still be yours and you do not really need to save a lot of money first before you can buy your own house, you can do it in installment.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I own my homes, but not the land under them, so there are monthly fees, but not as much as it would cost to rent a home.
@StevenZhu (198)
• China
4 Jan 10
No complain about living in my house/apartment is more convenient than a rented house/apartment. I have rented apartments for several years because I couldn't afford a apartment even how I tried my best. I have to keep my furniture size and quantity to fit the rented apartment because it is just small, and also I can't decorate the apartment for it doesn't belong to me. The most terrible thing is to move an new location, that means I have to spend a lot of time to pack my stuffs and hire some ones to help me transform these packages and furniture, in the new apartment it's necessary to clean first and then place the stuffs at right places. I was tired to move and dream to have an apartment belong to me, that's a big project.
• China
4 Jan 10
well i live in the apartment which is supported by our company , it'a a really small home. it's not a house. my department is with two rooms and a kitchen and a guest room and a bath room , and i live with a girl . fortunately,only we two live in this small house ,in other department there are three or four people living together . i want to buy a house ,if i have one i will fit up my house seriously.
• Brazil
3 Jan 10
I live in a rented house, with my parents and my sister. I don't know how much my father pays for the rent, but it isn't too much. It's a good house, with 3 rooms. Mymother like to take care of the garden, so it's beautiful.
@smileonstar (4014)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hello, I own a home and it is a good thing to have your own home. you can do anything you want and plant or remodel the house. I used to rent and it was so hard to do anything, even car parking... The rent here in california is also expensive... One main thing is too expensive to live in California: COST OF LIVING
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
3 Jan 10
I live in a garden cottage, as it is too expensive the buy a house here. I really adore my landlord and his family. We were lucky to get this place. We pay R2200 south african, water and electricity included. It is not bad. Try and stay in your father's flat as long as possible, as life and housing is very expensive.
• Romania
3 Jan 10
When I was young I lived in a rented flat, but in time I had bought it. Now I live to in mother's house because our house is in construction. We hope we'll move till spring.
• India
3 Jan 10
I am lucky to have a home constructed by my father for me.Now a days tt is very difficult to give rent for house every month.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
3 Jan 10
I currently live in a rented house with my friends. I prefer to have my own house with my favorite decoration. Live with my wife and children. The house not need big but comfortable. Have a nice day.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
3 Jan 10
I live in my own house. The house is duplex one with a hall and partitioned kitchen downstairs and two rooms upstairs. As you said I am not answerable to any one. But all the problems like plumbing, electric problem and repairs are to be attended to by me only. This is a head ache for me.
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
Hi there codris! I still live with my parents. We own the house. The other portions of this big house are being rented by our tenants. When my parents will leave for the US, the house will be very big for me and my younger sister.
@inlaviola (241)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 10
i n my family still rent house. and i n my family must pay per-year. i hope in this year i can buy house for my family
3 Jan 10
I live in a rented house with my boyfriend, I think personally rented is better because if anything goes wrong then the owner must fix it (if it wasn't your fault) although I do not like the feeling of living in someone elses house, We're moving at the end of the month to another private rented house which used to be my uncles but the owner is of no relation I would probably feel more comfortable if I owned my own house, but it costs too much so I guess I'm happy to rent. My rent is roughly about £450 british money..
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
I currently live with my in-laws due to an unfortunate event 2 and a half years back. I was supposed to have my own place but something bad happened to my helper thus I was forced to live here. Father and mother-in law plus the younger brother of my hubby. So far it's all good but of course I am still wishing to have my own place soon.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
3 Jan 10
i like to live in my owned house,i have this feeling of family and make me comfortable,although i live alone in a rented house for several years and i decorate with my room,but i am afraid of loneness and i hope that someone can communicate with me and care me.not alone stay in a rented house.
@kafueenu (1073)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
In the Philippines, living outside the house or getting one's own place is not common for young people. Most kids get their own place after they get married. And that is an evidence of strong family ties in our country.
• Indonesia
3 Jan 10
I live in my own house. Luckly I also have more than enough free land if I need a new house. I guess I have to tanks my ancestor for that. All people around here live in their own house and have a free extra land. Life here is not too hard, since nature it self still in a good shape. We still can colect lumber to make fire for cooking, and we rarely use a gas. So we can use the money to others things.