single with girlfriend, great job, no kids. 3200 sq ft house or 2000 sq foot townhome

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    looking to move to a new place and i'm not sure which route to go. looked at a gorgeous 3200 square foot single family home, four levels, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, nice part of town with a bike trail literally just off the back yard.

    also considering a 2000 square foot two level townhouse, two units (side by side) per building, new and nice neighborhood with same bike trail just behind it. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, master suite. $110,000 cheaper than the single family house.

    not sure i want to tend to all the lawn care, snow removal, and maintenance of a single family home. not sure if i want to risk getting a loud neighbor in the townhouse. it's a high end townhouse so presumably that would sort out the riff raff, but still.

    what would you do and why?

    any of you hate owning a single family home? i asked my siblings and they were all in the "go with the townhouse" route. said houses are money pits that suck up all your free time and money, even though they love their homes.
     
  2. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    This is a totally pretentious thread. You should be ashamed.
     
  3. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    it's totally genuine and not intended to be pretentious. looked at the house yesterday and looking at the townhouse on wednesday after work. might need to move fast so i came to the best advice givers i know. you faggitz.
     
  4. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    Done both...single family home now....would never go.back
     
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    listen to your siblings.
     
  6. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    for real? why is it that much better to go single family?
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    Is the single in a gated community?
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;q-RLqLx1iYI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-RLqLx1iYI[/video]
     
  9. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i trust them a lot and i don't think they'd steer me wrong. me brother and i are a lot alike and my sisters know me very well, so i trust they're thoughts and opinions on this one.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    No HOA for starters
     
  11. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    single fam fo' a young Dink with the possibility of little Dink's in the future.
     
  12. zingger

    zingger Judge and jury Gold

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    Although I agree with Swedish John I have 3 acres with a few out buildings and a big house in rural NJ. I used to love it but now the yard work is a burden and a half. If I had to do it all over again I'd buy a smaller home with much less property.
     
  13. ralphberries

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    You still hittin the spic?
     
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  14. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    no, but it's in a very nice part of town. totally residential with single family homes all around. they'd probably hate that they're putting up townhouses across from them, but i don't care about those fuckers. the one i'm looking at is an end unit next to a large free lot with a pond on it and a beautiful modern home on the other side of that lot. there's a nursery behind the townhome and a bike trail cuts across it. it's pretty much perfect for me/us. but that single family home was tits.
     
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    and they know better what you can afford and how much room you need.



    sipawitz knows nothing.
     
  16. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    :yes:
     
  17. Diogenes1

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    move close to AG, he says he is on millionaire's row.
     
  18. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    Go with tha grey one...
     
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    I work in all kinds of houses and townhouses/condos. In general, single family homes are built better.
     
  20. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

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    yeah. so with no HOA some hillbilly can buy next to you and fill up his yard with rusty vehicles and cook meth.