Do you have your own house or you have rent one?

Romania
July 27, 2009 4:02pm CST
People like to have theirs own home, is normal, but is so hard sometimes, houses are so expensive in those days. Do you stay with your parents, or have your own home or just you rent one? How much cost a house in your country? A simple house, not one very big?
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@psphacker (1054)
• United States
27 Jul 09
No I do not have my own house I live with mother and she does not own the house were I stay at she pays the rent for the whole year.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Paying rent for a whole year is a good idea. I love not having a house payment, and I'm sure it's a similar relief with having rent paid up for a year.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I rent an apartment right now, and have actually for the past 6 years. I often dream of owning my own place someday, but sometimes it just sems like an impossibility. My parents never owned their own home either, infact they still rent. In the are where i live, a normal, averge sized hom is probably going to run in the range of 75 to 100 thousand dollars. And that is assuming you arne't looking at any of the lakefront or ocean front properties or big cities.
@Porcospino (28540)
• Denmark
27 Jul 09
My husband and I live in a house that we have rented. We used to live in an apartment and last year we decided to find something bigger. We were planning on buying a house instead of renting one, but we couldn't find a house that we wanted to buy. There were plenty of houses for sale, but some of them were too expensive and some of them needed a lot of renovation and we couldn't afford that either, so we ended up renting a place instead of buying one. We would still like to buy a house one day, but we need to save up a lot of money first.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I live with my mother in her house. I moved back home after being very ill. Now I stay because she needs the help. I have never owned my own home, but have rented apartments and houses. Here in the USA it depends on what state you live in and what part of that state you live in.. lol Houses in the least expensive areas can begin around 50,000.00 but that is limited usually to very small towns without much opportunity for jobs close by. I live in Mass. and the average house for the state in our capital : Currently the average price for a single family home is $485, 000. The average price for condominiums is $680,000. The overall price range for housing in Boston is dramatic as the cheapest home is $60,000 while the most expensive estate is priced at $13 million. This is where I live: As of 2009, Bridgewater's population is 6,758 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.47 percent. We have a rather large population of college students at Bridgewater State College, I don't believe that the students from outside Bridgewater are counted in this census even though they may live in Bridgewater while attending school. Thus making the population appear much higher that it is for permanent residents. The median home cost in Bridgewater is $253,340. Home appreciation the last year has been -7.50 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Bridgewater's cost of living is 14.93% Higher than the U.S. average. Hope this helps, Mari
@blueunicorn (2408)
• United States
27 Jul 09
My husband and I, plus our two kids live in a small townhouse. It is around 900 square feet, which is pretty small. However, it is paid off completely, and we own it. The security we have in not having a house payment is definitely worth the inconvinience of small spaces. We have all learned how to get along in the year and a half we have been here. A two story townhouse in my area is going for around $40,000 right now, but it was about three times that 3 years ago.
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• Suzhou, China
20 Jul 13
I buy an apartment,not a house.It has 75 m2,and costs $ 120,000.My city is Suzhou,China.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
I stayed with my mum and other siblings in the house. However I do own a unit some time ago, and now sold it for good. Just can't stand the tenant taking advantage of not paying me rental on time. A simple house in my country will cost in the approx of 150K for approx 1,200sf built up, double storey, and in the outskirt of the city. Don't even think of living in the city, as even an apartment is costing sky price..
• United States
28 Jul 09
Right now I'm a college student so I'm at that half-n-half stage. During the summer I stay at my parents home. Now where we live in Central/Northern Virginia a 3-4 bedroom house tends to run you around 300-400,000 or so before the big housing problems hit. Now while I'm in school I live in a 2 bedroom townhouse that is a decent size right new campus and since its in Southern Virginia it is only costing us $800 a month and then roughly for electric and other bills $100-175 a month depending on whether its summer/winter. But once I graduate I plan to move back in with my parents since they don't need the house to themselves and its better for me to live there while I'm paying off student loans than trying to find another place to live and barely being able to afford everything I need. Plus I can help them out partially with bills.
@osris61 (107)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Hi, I rent, I never wanted to own a home. I just get that urge to move every so often. To have something different, new surroundings.
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
I am living with my mom. This is my parents' house. My work place is only around 15 minutes away from this home, why bother rent one. I help out by paying some of the bills. Besides, I think I use electricity the most (it's this computer, I use it a lot). It's normal if I am the one that pay. I do plan on owning my own house. Even if I don't stay there, I can make it as an asset.