Studio vs. 1-bedroom for young single male

Dec 1, 2019 33 Comments

Assuming both are in your budget, which do you go for?

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  • Netflix the.oa
    If you cook. Expect to have ladies or guests over, get the 1 bedroom. People don’t need to be sitting on your bed because there’s no room for real furniture.

    Life is just better this way.
    Dec 1, 2019 0
  • Intel aaa@@@
    If you cook please get a 1 bedroom and keep out the food smell from your clothes. I find it disturbing whenever I have to talk to a coworker those clothes smell like their food
    Dec 1, 2019 3
    • Curry?
      Dec 2, 2019
    • Oracle pzd
      Mostly spices. Wife cooks at home.
      Dec 2, 2019
  • Uber vKnI52
    Look at Mr Moneybags here with his own place.
    Dec 1, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng
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    You planning on bringing anyone back to your place for bang bang boom boom then 1br is better
    Dec 1, 2019 2
    • Google 0071
      meh by the time they agree to come over, that won't change much...
      Dec 1, 2019
    • Oracle pzd
      Somehow I find myself agreeing with you both
      Dec 1, 2019
  • Adobe A.Soprano
    1br appreciates better than a studio. I think it makes more sense if the difference between the mortgages is less than $500 / month
    Dec 1, 2019 2
    • Apple carmax
      I think OP is planning to rent not buy
      Dec 1, 2019
    • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
      Where do you live that you can afford to buy?
      Dec 1, 2019
  • Huawei / Eng RustyCafe
    Surprised no one is talking about renting a single room in a shared house. That's the option I'm going with and the option iv always went with
    Dec 15, 2019 8
    • Got it! :)
      Dec 15, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng xgIO00
      What about if you want to bring somebody got a night? Or bring your parents for a visit
      Dec 23, 2019
  • Credit Karma bollywood
    Studio vs 1 bedroom isn’t the only dimension. Location, how nice the apartment is, amenities etc etc.
    Dec 1, 2019 0
  • Google 0071
    you can go one step forward and live in an rv.
    Dec 1, 2019 0
  • Lockheed Martin Schz
    In Silicon Valley, you are probably saving an extra $12k a year by going Studio vs 1BR. Even with a modest 5% yield, adjusted for inflation (say 2.5%), that is $34k by the time you retire. That is your retirement car. Make it 7% and it becomes $64k... save man, save.
    Dec 1, 2019 2
    • Facebook 👑KingOfMPK
      OP
      Usually the difference is about $500/mo. The problem is the small studio space can be debilitating and a 1-bedroom could help one thrive and earn more TC.
      Dec 1, 2019
    • Uber NDTj32
      Guess it depends on the person, but my building the difference is about $1-1.2k between studio and 1br. Unless you have alot of stuff, studio is plenty, otherwise you're just gonna fill it with crap you probably dont need as well.
      Dec 1, 2019
  • Apple
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    Spittoon of Upper Mgmt
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    The bigger the better. In Bay Area you get all the money back when you sell the house - because of appreciation - so you might as well live comfortably. I have never heard anyone selling the house for a lower price than they bought it for in Bay Area.
    Dec 1, 2019 3
    • Apple
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      Given the number of companies in Bay Area, and the scarcity of land this would always be the case.
      Dec 1, 2019
    • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
      There is plenty of land available; its use is just restricted by zoning laws. If the laws change in the next 30 years and they start building high density housing, prices will crash. There's also the chance of a dotcom crash, or of remote work becoming more prevalent, or a big earthquake destroying a bunch of housing which gets rebuilt at a higher density, or any number of other things that could negatively affect prices
      Dec 1, 2019

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