Housing

Does buying a house make you happy?

Apple nmgfd
6d

There are lot of people who are competing to buy a house in Bay Area. Given that there is some conflict whether buying house is better than stocks as an investment.

It looks that a lot of people are buying a house as stepping stone to make them happier. Did buying a house made you happier?

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  • Microsoft UMbR31
    I'm told a mortgage makes you love your job.
    6d0
  • Amazon tenders
    Instead of paying 2k/month in rent, now I pay 7k a month in a mortgage
    6d4
    • Qualcomm
      TcTcTc

      Qualcomm

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      why do you buy a $1.3M house? and there isn’t a decent place in the bay where you can rent for $2k per month.
      My mortgage is around $3k and is somewhat cheaper than what I used tp pay for renting a house.
      6d
    • Amazon tenders
      I have been saving up for down payment and lived in a shitty tiny place for 2k/month rent. Bought my house close to work and cut my commute time by 40 minutes
      6d
    • Qualcomm
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      is it worth it?
      6d
    • Amazon tenders
      For me it was, now I spend less time in Bay Area traffic and my house already appreciated 100k
      6d
  • Roku Mixi
    It didn’t make me happier but it made me more comfortable
    6d0
  • Indeed lissomjust
    It both made me happier and added significant additional headache.
    6d0
  • Bose bosebose
    My friend bought a house in smell pitas and 1. He didn’t like the smell so he hated it 2. He hated the commute 3. His wife got pregnant so he got stressed about mortgage . However 3-4 years later he says he is better off after buying it coz he can sell at a profit now
    6d2
    • MZ / OtherpXft40
      Smell pitas is right up there with Deadwood Shitty
      6d
    • Capital One Vfua50
      Milpitas , CA ? Smelly city of bay
      6d
  • Glooko / Otherdrditto
    Mortgage is 2x+ previous rent, but new neighborhood has more things to do and newer home is more comfortable than previous, older, apartment. And now we also have a garage to store our junk.
    6d0
  • It was great. Increased my commute by over an hour each way and finally gave me something to do in all my free time that I ever had in having to constantly fix broken shit.
    6d0
  • Twitch twitch
    Buying a primary 🏠 can't be compared with investing in stocks.
    6d0
  • Intel Voltran
    You will be happy after 15 years
    6d0
  • Netflix YSih44
    I don’t know about others, but for me buying a house had only 1 purpose, Improve my lifestyle. So I bought a nice house closer to work, bigger and I’m having a blast. Now my commute is a 15 min bike ride. As I’m single I rented a couple of rooms to some close friends and that helps me pay it. I would say buy if it will improve your life. Otherwise keep renting.
    6d2
    • Netflix / Eng
      011235

      NetflixEng

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      15mins from Netflix office, what area is this? If you change job won’t it make it very hard for commute?
      6d
    • Netflix Broccolis
      Probably Campbell
      5d
  • Workday realizm
    I am the first in my family history to own a single family home in the US. Did it make me happier? Well...I definitely feel like I’ve achieved a lifelong dream, I’ve wanted to live in a SFH with a back yard since I was a kid. I may not be “happier” day to day but that feeling of satisfaction/pride is priceless, at least to me.
    5d0

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