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Sat, Sep. 2nd, 2006, 11:42 am

me and the roommate have the whole "if you're planning to move, give ample warning" arrangement. well, i just got "ample warning" that she'll be looking to buy her own apartment early next spring. it's totally okay - i don't know that i want to still be sharing an apartment as i'm closing in on being thrity, and i've known for a long time that she's been wanting to buy her own place... it's just, ugh. hahaha.

so, my options are: 1) find a new roommate next spring, which... don't at all feel like because i've had too many, 2) try and trade this apartment for a smaller apartment, 3) look around just in general at things that might magically become available to rent which is so not going to happen, 4) buy my own place.

i think option number 2 is my preferred route to go. preferrably a 2-room apartment, but i'm pretty sure i won't exactly be able to be picky, and a 1,5 or 1 room thingy would also suffice as long as it's properly laid out.

gabi is lobbying for me trying to buy my own place. i.... really don't know that i want to. actually, i don't even know that i could, i have a gigantic student loan that i think would put a stop to such plans. i don't know. me, owning my own place? it's just.. i don't know. hahaha. i mean, i'd love to have my own place and get to make big decisions for it, but i still can't figure out if stockholm is where i want to seriously stay for a long time.

eh. i guess i have about 6-7 months to figure things out. right now i'm showing gabi tons upons tons of rockstar supernova music videos. :)

Sat, Sep. 2nd, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC)

I'm all for renting. Maintenance free. :)

Sat, Sep. 2nd, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
somabish: :)

i'm all for renting, too. however, it's a really, really, REALLY tough market when it comes to stockholm. i hope that i can maybe trade our lease for a proper rental when the time comes, but even 6-8 months ahead i'm dreading it.

meh. i have all fall and winter to investigate. at least i'm in the official rental "queue" for stockholm, but only as of a couple of months. whenever i apply to something, i will be beat by anybody who has been in line longer than me... and there are people who have been in the line since they were born, racking up years for that one time when they finally decide they want an apartment.

eh, somehow, it should be fine. i'm just so terrible at apartment-hunting. i lucked out with this one in the most incredible way - i can only hope something bizarre happens to help me out once again next spring.

that said... it will be cool if i can finally have my very own apartment, regardless how small (as long as i can make rent). for the most part, it's been okay sharing space with gabi, but i hate that we haven't really done anything with most of the apartment because our taste is so different and neither can override the other, nor agree on anything.

here's hoping my next move becomes a proper, long-term move. i'm sick of packing up my things every year, roughly - it's been a long decade, moving wise...

Sat, Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)

buying is a good investment, but if you're not sure if you're going to want to stay there for a while then it's probably not a good idea, at least not if you don't want to get caught up in the property chain just yet.

good luck figuring it out!