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      11-26-2018, 02:17 PM   #2201
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I ordered new wipers for my car from amazon, and they came in a weird box. Taking the package in the front door dude asked me what it was, told him it was a wiper, he "reminded" me that working on my car was a $500 fine and changing the wipers would be considered "working" on my car.

So I drove all the way out to a nearby walmart, changed my wipers and the recirc motor for the AC, and came back... I'd like to be able to do minor stuff like this in my house. Not even mentioning an oil change which took an hour at a mechanic friend's shop and cost me $75 including the new filter... :I
wtf is sticking a ez-pass to the windshield working on your car too?
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Honestly I like the idea of owning a house because I want to be able to work on my car and I love having guests over but I'm like 99% sure I don't need to be married for that.
And I'm not too good with trusting people; I can just see that at some point I'll get used to the "comfort", she'll slip and that's that... Not looking forward to that yet hahah.


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Don't buy a house. You never really own anything. You'll pay taxes and all the money that you want to spend on your car you'll end up spending on your house. Unless you pay cash for your home, renting/leasing is not as bad as our society wants you to believe it is. You can rent a condo with a garage attached to work on your car and not be liable for all the little extra expenditures that come along with home ownership. I paid cash for my house 4 years ago and honestly wish that I hadn't I have no time for anything. In the spring it's landscaping, then mowing twice a week along with weed-eating, pruning, hedging, etc. In the fall/winter it's cleaning up leaves. Not to mention all the small little home repairs such as replacing light fixtures, water leaks, appliance failures/replacement. What I'm saving in rent/lease payments I'm paying for in repairs/up-keep. Owning a home and keeping it maintained is a full-time job in itself.
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wtf is sticking a ez-pass to the windshield working on your car too?
I was going to ask that. My friend got yelled at for airing her tires up outside her apartment once. Funny because I had to check the oil in my Jeep there once and the same guy didn't say shit to me.
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      11-26-2018, 02:24 PM   #2204
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That's what I love about having a house. I can wash an oil pan in my kitchen sink if I want, and nobody can say anything.




















Of course, I'm a neat freak so that would never happen... and why I installed a garage sink lol.
I need a garage sink badly. It's on my to-do list followed by new shingles, floors and remodeling bathrooms.
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      11-26-2018, 02:28 PM   #2205
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Don't buy a house. You never really own anything. You'll pay taxes and all the money that you want to spend on your car you'll end up spending on your house. Unless you pay cash for your home, renting/leasing is not as bad as our society wants you to believe it is. You can rent a condo with a garage attached to work on your car and not be liable for all the little extra expenditures that come along with home ownership. I paid cash for my house 4 years ago and honestly wish that I hadn't I have no time for anything. In the spring it's landscaping, then mowing twice a week along with weed-eating, pruning, hedging, etc. In the fall/winter it's cleaning up leaves. Not to mention all the small little home repairs such as replacing light fixtures, water leaks, appliance failures/replacement. What I'm saving in rent/lease payments I'm paying for in repairs/up-keep. Owning a home and keeping it maintained is a full-time job in itself.
This. I'm lucky in that I'm pretty handy and can fix stuff myself. I also got a good deal, but this is true. Owning a home in many areas also isn't the investment it once was. My parents have been in their current house 10 years in January. They could probably break even if they tried to sell their house right now. Luckily for me a friend will be renting soon, so that helps, and I enjoy working out in the yard, etc.
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Don't buy a house. You never really own anything. You'll pay taxes and all the money that you want to spend on your car you'll end up spending on your house. Unless you pay cash for your home, renting/leasing is not as bad as our society wants you to believe it is. You can rent a condo with a garage attached to work on your car and not be liable for all the little extra expenditures that come along with home ownership. I paid cash for my house 4 years ago and honestly wish that I hadn't I have no time for anything. In the spring it's landscaping, then mowing twice a week along with weed-eating, pruning, hedging, etc. In the fall/winter it's cleaning up leaves. Not to mention all the small little home repairs such as replacing light fixtures, water leaks, appliance failures/replacement. What I'm saving in rent/lease payments I'm paying for in repairs/up-keep. Owning a home and keeping it maintained is a full-time job in itself.
Depending on the location though, there is capital appreciation that far outstrips the costs of these minor repairs when you go to sell. That is something that you don't have renting.

I'm not keen on renting though - unless it is short term (ie. 1-2 years to figure out where you want to live / whether job will work out), then it makes sense.

We've had our house for 4 years now, and its probably worth about $300K more than what we purchased it for. We've probably spent about $60K over that period with the new roof, generator, and some minor stuff. So I'll take that any day of the week.
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      11-26-2018, 02:40 PM   #2207
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This. I'm lucky in that I'm pretty handy and can fix stuff myself. I also got a good deal, but this is true. Owning a home in many areas also isn't the investment it once was. My parents have been in their current house 10 years in January. They could probably break even if they tried to sell their house right now. Luckily for me a friend will be renting soon, so that helps, and I enjoy working out in the yard, etc.
I don't mind the yard work as long as I don't have other shit that I need to be doing. Between the house, the girlfriend and working 50+ hours/week and most recently started going to the gym, I have no time left in my day. It's almost comical that work has become my downtime.

This reminds me of yet another money pit, repairing lawn mowers, weed-eaters, buying new equipment as the stuff you bought 2-3 years ago doesn't work anymore. I dropped $1800 this weekend on a new washer/dryer because the set I bought in 20013 no longer works. I would say "I remember when...." but that's only going to prove how damn old I am now.
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      11-26-2018, 02:43 PM   #2208
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Depending on the location though, there is capital appreciation that far outstrips the costs of these minor repairs when you go to sell. That is something that you don't have renting.

I'm not keen on renting though - unless it is short term (ie. 1-2 years to figure out where you want to live / whether job will work out), then it makes sense.

We've had our house for 4 years now, and its probably worth about $300K more than what we purchased it for. We've probably spent about $60K over that period with the new roof, generator, and some minor stuff. So I'll take that any day of the week.
I'm not discounting your point here. Mine has probably increased in value by $20k in the past 4 years. I still have much to do in order to get it either a.) where I want it or b.) we I need to get it to sell it and make a nice profit, sell and start life over again, still undecided. For a younger fellow though, I wouldn't recommend buying until one is fully seated in life.
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Oh sorry. I'll tell you what he wrote:

"I can't go on with Danyell because she found the shrine in my closet I have of my one true love, OnerDriver."

See, you can understand why he couldn't share this with you.
And neither of them are now around...have Onesy and Doc run off together?
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Oh sorry. I'll tell you what he wrote:

"I can't go on with Danyell because she found the shrine in my closet I have of my one true love, OnerDriver."

See, you can understand why he couldn't share this with you.
And neither of them are now around...have Onesy and Doc run off together?
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And we were here to see it blossom...

I’m getting emotional.
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Does this mean that all of you are going to stop talking to me once someone with more money starts talking to you?
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Does this mean that all of you are going to stop talking to me once someone with more money starts talking to you?
No, but we will only talk to you once the other asshole we were seeing has hurt us.
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No, but we will only talk to you once the other asshole we were seeing has hurt us.
You sir have a firm grasp of dating in the new world.

....and I will allow this as my confidence is incredibly low and I will take whatever I can get.....until a prettier girl with less self esteem comes along and then I shall ghost you.
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Does this mean that all of you are going to stop talking to me once someone with more money starts talking to you?
Not bad. Not bad at all sir.

I like how you picked a bar that was already set so low that we'd practically have to dig to get under it and set that forth as the standard of measurement by which you'll judge us.
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where is doc- danyell?
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where is doc- danyell?
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Not bad. Not bad at all sir.

I like how you picked a bar that was already set so low that we'd practically have to dig to get under it and set that forth as the standard of measurement by which you'll judge us.
No judgement passed here, just trying to understand the situation to better plan my next move as always.
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No judgement passed here, just trying to understand the situation to better plan my next move as always.
WHAT???

You mean you would leave us? Don't you dare. The various forum members that I like to banter with are the only reason I'm still around, because I certainly don't own a BMW anymore.
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WHAT???

You mean you would leave us? Don't you dare. The various forum members that I like to banter with are the only reason I'm still around, because I certainly don't own a BMW anymore.
Not at all. I plan to ditch my E93 next year and I will still be a part of the fam here. This place has become an integral part of my day. The banter here with some of the forum members is far more enjoyable than the dialogue with the people I spend my day with.
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Don't buy a house. You never really own anything. You'll pay taxes and all the money that you want to spend on your car you'll end up spending on your house. Unless you pay cash for your home, renting/leasing is not as bad as our society wants you to believe it is. You can rent a condo with a garage attached to work on your car and not be liable for all the little extra expenditures that come along with home ownership. I paid cash for my house 4 years ago and honestly wish that I hadn't I have no time for anything. In the spring it's landscaping, then mowing twice a week along with weed-eating, pruning, hedging, etc. In the fall/winter it's cleaning up leaves. Not to mention all the small little home repairs such as replacing light fixtures, water leaks, appliance failures/replacement. What I'm saving in rent/lease payments I'm paying for in repairs/up-keep. Owning a home and keeping it maintained is a full-time job in itself.
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WHAT???

You mean you would leave us? Don't you dare. The various forum members that I like to banter with are the only reason I'm still around, because I certainly don't own a BMW anymore.
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Not at all. I plan to ditch my E93 next year and I will still be a part of the fam here. This place has become an integral part of my day. The banter here with some of the forum members is far more enjoyable than the dialogue with the people I spend my day with.
same! I don't really "own and drive" a BMW except for maybe 4 months in a year tops, but im here daily...


I used to frequent tech forums but people there are SOOOOOOO petty it's insane, you can tell these people rarely amounted to anything other than having the newest cpu or the most amount of graphics cards... pretty annoying/disgusting group of people tbh.
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