5.07.2008

Living Quarters

I've been spending lots of time thinking out on our balcony (ahem... fire escape) the past couple days. As we think about buying a home, a debate is raging in my head: apartment or house? I'm fearing that our choice is going to define parts of me that I'm not ready to set in stone. Then again, it might just open some doors to parts I never knew were there.

15 comments:

maritza said...

Whichever you choose (apartment or house), good luck!

pricklypearbloom said...

Whichever you choose, I'm sure that it will be the right decision. Owning a house opened up some doors for me that I didn't think existed, but it's been so wonderful. I never knew I wanted to dig in the dirt and sit in a yard until I had one. But it's so wonderful.

ambika said...

I only now just got my first case of house envy (my friends have all been sporadically dropping out of renting over the last few years.)

Given our amazing apartment and reasonable rent (and the somehow still insane housing market here), buying isn't something the boyfriend and I are currently contemplating so it caught me off guard to find myself envious for the 1st time!

Good luck with whichever option you choose. I'm sure the place will look fantastic regardless!

OfTroy said...

it used to be, that the average american family that owned a home, moved about every 7 years..
--apartment dwelling habits were skewed by factors like rent control.

what ever you decide, it's carved in sand stone.. not granite.

i am on my 3 home (2 houses/1 apartment) that i own, (and there are 3 apartments (rentals) in my adult past. --which is about 1 move every 6.5 years.. (after the age of 18)
Ok so all my moves have been inside of NYC...(and i am anything but average!)

Chickenbells said...

Well, House = Yard = different avenue for creativity

Apartment = no yard = more time for creativity that you already enjoy

house on hill road said...

you will know it when you see it. i've never been much of an apartment girl - all the ones i lived in were full of roommates and mess. this house is our fourth - and final.

anna/village vegan said...

As a soon-to-be college grad, partments are going to be in my future for a long, long time, I suspect, so no words of wisdom here. But good luck with whatever you choose!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I'm a house person... but hey, that's just me. I love to garden + have a yard to hang out in. When that special house or apartment pops up, you'll know. (because you'll be obsessed!)Wishing you luck!

amandajean said...

good luck with your decision. and i know how hard that debate can be, having just been through it.

andrea (scout) said...

um. yes. when the crazy thinking takes over, you know who to call. i'm your girl.

Jules said...

My husband and I are in a fantastic apartment that I love but we recently entertained the idea of buying a place - it made me nervous and unsure for some crazy reason...I totally get what you mean by it defining parts of you that you're not ready to set in stone! Good luck in whatever you decide :) P.S. great blog!

ease between notches said...

It's all an adventure and nothing is ever really set in stone. It's fun to explore the possibilities and see where they take you, and if you just stay open and listen to your heart, you'll know when you find the right place.

And did you know that your cinnebar necklace was on the front page of etsy yesterday? Made me so happy to see it! (was very early edt)

Esti said...

I wish you luck! I hope you find what you are really looking for. :)

shy_smiley said...

Sounds like you're settling in Portland then? I've loved owning my homes and have felt more at ease in my own home than in the apartments or houses we've rented. We're in our second house, have been for 8 years now, and I'm content here. It's the only house Jack has ever known.

Elaine said...

Perhaps the price will decide for you, condo or house. Prices are shocking. I was just looking in my neighborhood. Just curious. What a shocker.