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I currently live in a nice condo, but have neighbors on both sides. This condo is also very cheap for the area. We lucked out in finding it.

I just got a UXL-18/CV5000 a little while ago, and also have plans for building SEOS kits.

We’re looking at a detached home tonight that probably won’t be as nice, and where the rent is 33% more expensive, just so I can turn the speakers/sub up. I have even had to resort to telling my GF that I will buy her a puppy if she goes along with it.

Am I crazy?
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No. Being stuck in close proximity to neighbors is a bane... Sure your specific reason may be considered eccentric by a "normal" person, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with having the desire to be able to live as you please, without having to take people outside of your house into consideration when you do something inside of your house.
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Well if it's in your budget, then not a big issue. That being said, to pay 33% more for something not as nice isn't something I would do.

I lived in apartments for quite a while, but never had an issue with my theater system and my neighbors. They could hear it too, but I had them over for a few movies, so they never complained. They still haven't found the one's that did complain. tongue.gif

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Well if it's in your budget, then not a big issue. That being said, to pay 33% more for something not as nice isn't something I would do.

I lived in apartments for quite a while, but never had an issue with my theater system and my neighbors. They could hear it too, but I had them over for a few movies, so they never complained. They still haven't found the one's that did complain. tongue.gif



It's in our budget, and may be just as 'nice'. Who knows. I'll find out here in a little while. I guess I just have low expectations after the last place we saw. It had a "vacation rental" unit in the basement that they neglected to tell us about until we were checking it out in person. What a joke. lol
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The puppy is a 10-15 year commitment. Choose wisely.

You can't break the neighbors.
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1. Puppies are awesome.

2. Even neighbors you get along with can be annoying to live near. I feel better in a house where I can do whatever I want and no one's there to make me feel like I am probably bothering them.
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Puppies are fun.

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It's in our budget, and may be just as 'nice'. Who knows. I'll find out here in a little while. I guess I just have low expectations after the last place we saw. It had a "vacation rental" unit in the basement that they neglected to tell us about until we were checking it out in person. What a joke. lol
What a PITA. What else were they not going to tell you until the last minute.

Good luck with the next one.

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I've got an 8 month old pup right now and she is awesome. At least your GF didn't ask for a child, now those aren't worth it. Hehe

I personally now that I have lived in both would always prefer a detached home vs an apartment. It gives you space to stretch your legs, and not run into people when you don't necessarily want to. Now that you have mentioned the dog, you're going to have to get one anyway now. Having a detached residence with possibly a little yardspace is going to be better in this case without a doubt.

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beastaudio: In a sense, this thread is entirely related to DIY audio. Or, at least the ability to freely practice it ( what is this, a cult?). So, in that regard, you are still on topic.
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Haha, I was just messin' Speakers have First Amendment rights too btw assuming they are domiciled in the US, and no one should take that right away, neighbors included. If you install two gallerhorns and their stuff starts falling off the walls, then IMO, they just shouldn't put anything back up on the walls or suffer the consequences.

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You are completely sane. If you enjoy audio at reasonably high levels, choosing a home that allows you to do so is part of your system.

Witness - my $53,000 stereo. $3,000 for equipment, and $50,000 for the empty lot that serves as buffer between me and my neighbor tongue.gif

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I have one house close to me and those people do not live there full time. Only down for two or three days at a time and only four or five times a year at the most. Many times I do not see them for six months or more. My house is the roof that is completely surrounded by trees. I never have to worry about playing anything to loud for the neighbors, just the wife and as long as she is not in the room, the only limit is how loud I want to go. smile.gif

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12 boat slips for two houses. Ballin' out Mike! I like it!!!

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12 boat slips for two houses. Ballin' out Mike! I like it!!!

The second and third one from the end (ones with boat lifts are mine. The rest are neighbors. I have five houses (including mine) on my street. Our house is the only full time resident. Four of the five have slips. The rest are from the next neighborhood over. They have to walk on the Corp's property to get there. They can't have slips closer to them, because of a distance limit to the beach. They just have to walk a ways. smile.gif

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This thread is now about uploading satellite photos of where you live/how close your neighbors are. lol



This is where I currently live. Note that there are multiple neighbors on both sides.


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I just got a UXL-18/CV5000 a little while ago, and also have plans for building SEOS kits.
We’re looking at a detached home tonight that probably won’t be as nice, and where the rent is 33% more expensive, just so I can turn the speakers/sub up.
Am I crazy?

Yes, you are crazy.

Not for buying the UXL/CV and moving to play louder (what is this? wink.gif ), but rather, for wanting to pay for someone else's mortgage with a 33% increase!
I'd rather see you land an unbacked LOC (prime+1), just don't tell the bank about what it's actually for; then use that as a down payment on a house (of another bank). If you do go that way, it's best when you can delay a year (or more) so that the transactions don't look associated together.
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I remember those apartment days in 2000-2001.... painful. Every time the volume went above conversation level I'd hear my upstairs neighbor stomping on her floor. That was the biggest reason I hated not having a house. Now I don't know what I would do if I lost the ability to go as loud as I want anytime I want, even in the middle of the night. Of course I don't often do that but it's so nice to know that you can.

That said, don't rent. Suck it up and wait until you've saved enough for a down payment on a house it will be sooooo worth it in the long run.
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This thread is now about uploading satellite photos of where you live/how close your neighbors are. lol



This is where I currently live. Note that there are multiple neighbors on both sides.



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That said, don't rent. Suck it up and wait until you've saved enough for a down payment on a house it will be sooooo worth it in the long run.

Exactly. I "didn't" lose $23,000 this year; and increased my disposable income by $8000 per year, and additionally I increased my gross worth by almost $1 million this year; and I plan to increase this by 66% over the next 10 years, and additionally quadruple my net worth over that time.

How?
By simply NOT renting. That's how expensive renting is.
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I have to stay at this job for one more year. After that, we plan on moving to a town where the housing is cheaper and the jobs pay more. At that point we will buy a house. It's not like I plan on being a renter for the rest of my life (I'm only 24).
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Kudos at 24 man, you have time. The sooner the better. I am 30 and a proud home-loan owner for 3 years now, and I am still the only of my local friends that have bought a home. It's truly sad.
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Well, I've only been out of college for 2 years. I landed a job immediately in my field of choice that did not require any experience, but which was in a vacation/resort town. I don't plan on being here longer than I have to. The rent is too damn high (lol), and the jobs don't pay that well.

I am going to get 3 years of experience here and then will try and get a better paying job in the town where I plan on living for the foreseeable future.
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My current house only has 1 neighbor and he's a good dude. I live in a culdesac and am on the end, there are 10 houses in there. I'm on the street side (which sucks but not having another neighbor is sweet) and the neighbor I do have owns " the video re-fit shop" that fixes TV and electronics, that part is good. He says he can hear me when I'm pumping movies but doesn't care, says it doesn't bother him at all.

My new place that we are trying to build has been quite the clusterfu$#. We bought 2 lots and have permission to build in the middle of the 2 once the area we bought in gets stated. It's been almost 2 years and they are still fighting red tape to start in our area. It's very close to the point where we will just get out money back (written in out purchase agreement) and look at something else but the house planned is going to be way to sweet to give up on. Fully built HT room 20 x 24 x 12, 4 car garage, a 80 x 60 shop, pool deck etc and I'd have no neighbors behind me. I'm still hopeful but I guess we'll see how it goes.
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Kudos at 24 man, you have time. The sooner the better. I am 30 and a proud home-loan owner for 3 years now, and I am still the only of my local friends that have bought a home. It's truly sad.

I agree, don't waste the money on renting if you do not have to. Built my first house when I was 27. I am a little older than you, so now days no mortgage. smile.gif

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Well, crazy or not- it's happening. We'll be moving in to this place in a couple weeks. The part circled in blue will be my new game room. It's this huge (compared to what I have currently, anyway) addition to the house that I guess can't technically be considered a bedroom.

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Buying a house is great, as long as the timing is right for both you and the market. Living in Las Vegas (ground zero for the housing bust), I know a lot of people (a lot) who have approached economic ruin when the market collapsed. Certainly, times are better now than the were a few years ago; but the long held belief that buying a home is always the right decision has been proven wrong in a big way. Don't feel bad for renting until you know you have the right job in the right place.
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Buying a house is great, as long as the timing is right for both you and the market. Living in Las Vegas (ground zero for the housing bust), I know a lot of people (a lot) who have approached economic ruin when the market collapsed. Certainly, times are better now than the were a few years ago; but the long held belief that buying a home is always the right decision has been proven wrong in a big way. Don't feel bad for renting until you know you have the right job in the right place.
Vegas properties are rather inexpensive right now, but if anyone payed attention to what was going on with the casino's they would have realized the market was in trouble. I personally do not see that area as a good investment.

When I bought my house, I bought during the crash and I bought a bank owned home. I've had the house estimated by two separate companies and each has come up with a figure of more than twice what I payed. I had a good real estate agent. I wanted to look at all homes, but he insisted we only look at foreclosure's or bank owned properties. If you're handy, it might be worth looking at homes that just need a face lift, they tend to be better deals.

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