Do you have your own place?
September 4, 2010 9:34pm CST
Funny thing my own place came about in a very sudden way. Just this Monday, I went out looking for a place for rent or for sale. With a friend, we looked all morning in the streets of Quezon City. These streets have names starting in "scout" for the reason that it came from boy scouts who was killed in a plane crash years ago. I found one in Scout Rallos Extension. It is a condo unit. I looked inside the unit. I liked it. I made arrangements with the owner. Tuesday I was texting the owner not to give the unit to someone else. Wednesday noon I went there again to sign in on the contract and for the initial payment. Thursday, I packed my clothes for the "move in" scheduled on Saturday. Friday, I went there again and found that the unit was being cleaned by the building maintenance guy. I gave that guy a can of Baygon so that he can spray it after he clean the unit. Yesterday, I moved in and last night I slept in the unit for the first time. Also, last Thursday I went to a mall and bought some furniture and appliance. Delivery of the appliances will be this noon. I'll add an image of the unit next time. So, do you have your own place? Is it a house for rent? Your own? Apartment? Bed space? Condo unit?
• United States
7 Sep 10
Two and a half years ago my husband and I got a home of our own for the first time. We were supposed to close on it in November, but the seller of the house had a lot of things going on that really slowed down the amount of time that it took to close the contract. So, we were finally able to close on the house on the 12th of February in the following year. We, well I guess the bank, own it, and we really couldn't be happier. It really is nice for everyone in our family to have a little place of their own.
5 Sep 10
Oh you must have a good paying job to afford this. Let's face it nothing is cheap nowadays and condo units can be very expensive if you just have a regular paying job. If your income is like 15,000-20,000 it still is very pricey to live in a condo. A condo unit can cost 10,000 above plus the monthly maintenance they charge. I have lived in an apartment before but I have friends to share it with...we just have separate rooms. Even an apartment costs a lot. Now I am back home with family and for a change it feels great not to pay for rent however there are downside of living with the family again after you have been on your own for some time. If I may ask did you but the condo or just rent it?
5 Sep 10
The house (apartment) where i am staying is 70 years old and my grandparents, parents and now myself have been here ever since.I was born here and have now spent 65 years of my life at this place. It is located in a very good locality with schools, colleges, markets,shops, movie theaters,etc all situated at a walking distance. My house abuts a Hindu temple and i can view the proccedings from my balcony.Its on the main road and yet is very quiet and peaceful.My house is really a 2 bedroom apt but since it is spacious i have converted it into a 3 bedroom apt.I am paying a very nominal rent of about 7 dollars.However since it is quite old and yet in a sturdy and strong condition there are plans to break it down and redevelop it into a highrise apt building.If this is done i would become the owner and i would get extra area which would make it even more spacious.I don`t know when this will take place but it will be in the next 3 years or so.
• United States
5 Sep 10
Yes, Me and my girlfriend bought a house together. The thing is, It took me a long time to meet someone. Very long time. At 41,42,43 I was still living at home. When it goes that long, you just think it's not going to happen. At 44, I met someone. So all of a sudden, I wasgetting approved for a mortgage, going house hunting. We found one. I still remember there was no furniture or anything in it I was here getting the painting done and even with no furniture or bed, I just wanted to sleep on the floor on my own house. But I went back home because my alarm clock was there and I had to go to work. Wasn't that first night in your own place great? Congratulations.