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    Re: Becoming Husband = Turning Into A House

    Bought a house in 2003. Modest location. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on top. Basement converted into a 1,000 foot bonus room with a full kitchen and a wet bar (two side-by-side sinks). Separate washer/dryer/storage room. Idea was I could rent out the bottom floor as a studio apartment.
    Never did, but I paid it off in less than 5 years. Felt like I was being ripped off by interest charges. Yeah, MGTOW spending habits, there.

    Rented out the first house to help pay for the second house. Something nicer, better neighborhood, so close to work, I could take naps at lunch time, 8 minute commute.

    I don't have much of a lawn. I don't want to mess with fuel/carburetors/sparkplugs of gas mowers. Got a small (18") electric mower whose power packs are two motorcycle batteries. Rechargeable batt packs can be topped off in 12 hours. Depending on the length of the grass, how short I want it, and how dry it is, I can mow the whole yard in 3 batt packs. Of course, I poop out after two, so I get a second session the next day. That is a good thing. For me, it is exercise and very relaxing.

    I agree with the others. Renting is funding someone else's retirement plan. It is good to have a base. If you have a base, you are free to travel and come and go as you see fit. It is also a place to have all your preps and store all your toys/hobbies.
    An escort is a woman you occasionally financially support only when she has sex with you.

    A date is a woman you occasionally financially support in the hope she will have sex with you.

    A wife is a woman you constantly financially support even when she is not having sex with you.

    An ex-wife is a woman you constantly financially support with alimony so she can have sex......with someone else.

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    Re: Becoming Husband = Turning Into A House

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    Bought a house in 2003. I paid it off in less than 5 years. Felt like I was being ripped off by interest charges.
    My dad bought the house I "now own" in June 2003 and back then interest rates were historically low. If I remember correctly, interest rates on a home mortgage was about 2% then. He spent $235,000 about back then and it shouldn't take much left at this point to finish paying it off after 19 years of payments plus what I'm inheriting.
    It's a man's world and we need to take it by the throat and make it give us what we desire.

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    Re: Becoming Husband = Turning Into A House

    Iíve traveled all over the world and simply donít need to do so much anymore. My house is 90% of what I need. The other 10% is nearby ( bike trails, a couple restaurants, ski hill ). Wherever you go there you are.

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    Re: Becoming Husband = Turning Into A House

    Home ownership isn't for everyone...depends on your lifestyle.
    I personally prefer to own...nice having a base to come home to,
    plus being able to do what I want to the place...something you can't do as a renter.

    I have 20 wooded acres on a dead-end road and my closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away.
    Needless to say, peace and quiet very much appeals to me.
    Also close to town...2-4 miles to pretty much anything.

    Only drawback is the 1 acre lawn...takes a good part of the day to mow plus trim weeds,
    and might I forget: plowing snow...I do more of that than lawn mowing.
    Fortunately, the grass doesn't grow very quickly and I can get away with
    mowing 4-5 times a summer(3 weeks to a month in between).
    As for snow, got 13" yesterday BTW.
    Hopefully it'll melt off by the end of the week as it's supposed to warm up for the 3rd Indian summer this year.
    But I digress.

    Aiming to have it paid off within the next 3 years, then the money saved from the payment will go to retirement.

    Just my $0.02.
    As MGTOW, resistance to the collective is NOT futile.
    Don't let yourself be assimilated and become a mindless zombie supporting and submitting to any woman.
    They will ultimately destroy you.

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    Re: Becoming Husband = Turning Into A House

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwoodsHermit View Post
    Home ownership isn't for everyone...depends on your lifestyle.
    I personally prefer to own...nice having a base to come home to,
    plus being able to do what I want to the place...something you can't do as a renter.

    I have 20 wooded acres on a dead-end road and my closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away.
    Needless to say, peace and quiet very much appeals to me.
    Also close to town...2-4 miles to pretty much anything.

    Only drawback is the 1 acre lawn...takes a good part of the day to mow plus trim weeds,
    and might I forget: plowing snow...I do more of that than lawn mowing.
    Fortunately, the grass doesn't grow very quickly and I can get away with
    mowing 4-5 times a summer(3 weeks to a month in between).
    As for snow, got 13" yesterday BTW.
    Hopefully it'll melt off by the end of the week as it's supposed to warm up for the 3rd Indian summer this year.
    But I digress.

    Aiming to have it paid off within the next 3 years, then the money saved from the payment will go to retirement.

    Just my $0.02.
    Yea bro, southerners don't tremble every time the polar vortex weakens and sends us record snow, record cold and everything north of the arctic circle has to offer.

    You can try, but you can't get them to believe or comprehend 70 mph steady winds with gusts to 90 and being blown across stripped clean blue ice with rocks and gravel following you! Not to mention way below freezing and you only have minutes to ski to a lower elevation or beyond the ridge, where all the rocks, gravel, sticks, leaves, and snow settles.

    Mt. Washington is the focal point of 3 different weather machines that converge in one place making it the windiest place on earth! Anything in the tristate area above 2,000 ft., is also negatively effected this way. They're little mountains, but they're the most inhospitable mountains on planet earth!

    I feel for you guys in the upper Midwest, we get your frigid cold leftovers at TERMINAL VILOCITY!

    Bundle up, boys, it's gonna be a long cold endless winter.


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    Re: Becoming Husband = Turning Into A House

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Yea bro, southerners don't tremble every time the polar vortex weakens and sends us record snow, record cold and everything north of the arctic circle has to offer.

    You can try, but you can't get them to believe or comprehend 70 mph steady winds with gusts to 90 and being blown across stripped clean blue ice with rocks and gravel following you! Not to mention way below freezing and you only have minutes to ski to a lower elevation or beyond the ridge, where all the rocks, gravel, sticks, leaves, and snow settles.

    Mt. Washington is the focal point of 3 different weather machines that converge in one place making it the windiest place on earth! Anything in the tristate area above 2,000 ft., is also negatively effected this way. They're little mountains, but they're the most inhospitable mountains on planet earth!

    I feel for you guys in the upper Midwest, we get your frigid cold leftovers at TERMINAL VILOCITY!


    Where I'm at, we get about 1/2 the wind...mostly coming off Lake Superior,
    and average 200+- inches of snow, though when I was a kid back in the 70s, 300 was more normal.

    The weather you get is partially the result of these systems recharging themselves over the Great Lakes,
    plus the Noreasters your area is (in)famous for.

    Where I'm at, we get hammered with snow while you get pummeled.
    I've seen the pictures of the Northeast in the aftermath of one of your storms...makes one of my blizzards look like child's play.

    Thank goodness for heavy equipment.
    As MGTOW, resistance to the collective is NOT futile.
    Don't let yourself be assimilated and become a mindless zombie supporting and submitting to any woman.
    They will ultimately destroy you.


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