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I have decided...

I am going to move house.

Now to anyone who knows how much I like this place, this will come as a bit of a surprise. I originally had no intentions of moving for the next five to ten years, but...

I have changed my mind.

First reason is my health. This house is too cold in winter, and too hot in summer, aggravating my back in both seasons. This means that the only time my back has a rest is spring and autumn, and we don't really get much of that here.

Secondly is money. $300 a week is too much to be paying for me on my own. While I can afford it (and have for a while) I'd rather not. There is a lot of other things I would rather spend my money on.

Thirdly is that this house needs help. It's old, and parts of it are falling apart. While it's nothing major, to get everything fixed would probably result in a rent increase. There are also issues in that there is no under cover parking, no bathtub, the electrical system is basic (and only just able to cope with me), etc.

So, I'm on the lookout.

I was going to say that I don't like units, but I've had a bit of a reconsider about it. One of the things I thought I didn't like about units was that I have found that you tend to not know your neighbours in units where as you do in a house with a real neighbourhood, but I'm not so sure about that. I have no idea who any of my neighbours are, but that might be the fact that all my neighbours are blocks of units, and mostly Asian uni students who don't speak English. Plus I did get along well with one of the neighbours on the last block of units I was in.

I think my issue with units is two-fold. Hearing the neighbours through the walls I can't stand, and I would want an outside area of some sort (balcony, back yard, etc) that's accessible from the place.

I would like polished wooden floor, near the city (Milton to Indooroopilly area, or Kelvin Grove area perhaps) and I want to be able to have pets.

Please excuse me. I am rambling. I get like this at time. I have decided I have fallen into a rut, and I need to get out of it. Moving is the first step.

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mareth_redorb
Sep. 20th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
AJ, if the housing market in Brisbane is anything like the housing market in Melbourne, if you can afford $300 a week you could afford to be buying a house instead of renting.
illdrinn
Sep. 20th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC)
Holy hell boy what must you earn? Between $300 rent and $100+ for lite 'n' easy each week you must have hefty outgoings!!
greenglowgrrl
Sep. 20th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
Wow! I really love that house, but I do worry about you burning to death from an electrical fault.

And mareth is right. You could buy. Then you could do whatever you want with it.

You could buy the house next door to me! Then when you wanted to go home from our loud parties, you could ring up and tell us to shut-up or you'll call the police.
paradigmshifty
Sep. 20th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
My place will be on the market soon - either rent or buy :-)

I know it's a lot further out than you would normally want, but have a think about it. I'm fairly certain that we could come to a very good arrangement that will save you and I money and trouble.
halloranelder
Sep. 20th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
I am having a think about it.

The only problem is location.

While it would be a great place to live I'm not sure if I could cope with living out there. One of my biggest problems is that if I don't have decent regular social contact, I will tend to stagnate and rot. Living that far out would mean that I wouldn't get the "drop by" traffic I currently get.

However, considering that the only "drop by" traffic I currently get are you, Kolya and Scott, that may not be an issue.

If I did I would be renting, not buying (I will explain this fully a bit later). The questions that come to mind are:

How much?
When?
What conditions (if any)?
Do you have a problem with indoor pets (I want cats, and the cats I'm thinking of getting are indoor only).

Currently I am thinking that it actually might be a good idea, at least for a little while. If I find it doesn't work I can always move again later.

Hmm... Thinking...
paradigmshifty
Sep. 20th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
I will call you this evening. I think this is better handled that way.
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