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Cadence Eng

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I pay $2400 for a match box sized 1BHK in N San Jose. My lease is until Nov 2019 (like two months from now). I was hoping to buy a house but that's not happening and I don't want to get on another lease with the same apartment or a new one. What options do I have?

Best case scenario- I somehow manage to buy a house (I highly doubt) ?
Airbnb for several months???
Forget buying a house and stick to paying rent

I am the only occupant of my 1BHK.

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  • Concur / Eng Dr. Monkey
    Have you considered homelessness? It's increasingly popular in the Bay Area, and with good reason. Just find a good thick sweatshirt, and at least two pieces of corrugated cardboard for your pillow. Save your $2400/month, or do what many homeless do and blow it on drugs. Either way, you'll be on your way to home ownership in no time.
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    • Cadence / Eng
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      Cadence Eng

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      Is that what you do?
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  • LinkedIn ejejrn
    North San Jose have good size Apts around 700-800sq.ft for that price. How is that match box size?
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    • Cadence / Eng
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      Cadence Eng

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      550sq.ft
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    • LinkedIn ejejrn
      Then you didn't look around enough. I am staying in >800 Sq.ft with $2500.
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    • Cadence / Eng
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      Cadence Eng

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      When I got on to my lease in Feb, this was the only one available during my move out time.
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  • New / Eng stoffel
    Roommates. Many roommates.
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    • Cadence / Eng
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      Cadence Eng

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      You'd think I am exaggerating-

      1. Stayed at one place where the majority of the crowd was from one particular country (red flag I should have paid attention); one of the girls threatened to break my car if I didn't move it. Language/cultural issue; landlord from same country and didn't choose to act.

      2. Stayed with two guys thinking too many girls will have issues. One of the guys was into hookups and brought random weird women home and was shadey to me as well.

      3. Took a 1BHK to avoid all above drama.
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    • New / Eng stoffel
      🤭
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  • Lyft done2
    Wait for the quake
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  • LinkedIn / Eng iManager
    Look harder. You can get better options in that budget. Or a 2bhk with one roommate
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  • Google ShakeBake
    If your savings will put you at a down payment plus 6-12 months reserves in a matter of 1-3 months for your target area/home size, go Airbnb, crash on someone’s couch or live in your car (if you have gym/shower at work).

    If that timeframe is less than a year you could ask friends who own houses if they have open bedrooms.

    Otherwise just find another place to rent until you have the savings. Best time to buy is yesterday if you plan on staying there long term.
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  • Apple lnsktenf
    Find a monthly lease option.
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    • Cadence / Eng
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      Cadence Eng

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      Working out very very expensive (3300+)
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  • HPE hskebp
    Don’t buy yet
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