Monday, June 19, 2006

Should I stay or should I go?

I just came home to find a notice from the leasing office that my lease -- on the apartment with the mouse and the broken closet -- is up for renewal.

Of course, I've been too busy to really look for a place to buy, or even an alternative place to rent.

As far as I see it, here are the pros of moving:
  • Getting a bigger place
  • More closet space
  • Possible guest room/office
  • Hopefully, no rodents
  • Possibly home ownership

And here are the cons:
  • Stress of finding somewhere to move
  • Stress of packing
  • Stress of moving
  • Cost of moving
  • Higher cost of monthly housing payment
  • Likely less convenient to grocery store
  • Possibly, stress of home ownership
  • Fear of the unknown

Now I am stressed out.

Maybe I should stay put and wait for the bubble to burst.

5 comments:

mad said...

I heard it's a buyer's market on the East Coast. But being poor in math, I'm not exactly sure what that means. You did execute the mouse, though, right?

Justin S. said...

You already know my feelings on you getting a home theater. I mean, home.

DSL said...

I'm in a similar predicament. I keep extending the lease. I have to get off my ass and do some job and housing research.

Peter said...

You should buy a house with a grocery store underneath it.

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