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Moving, moving

Arianna

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Today the rankings to determine those who have obtained public housing have been published, and we're in the first 7 places (the ones eligible to obtain a house with reduced rent)

 

So we're going to move sometime before the end of the year (the rankings are subject to a 30-day grace period in case of mistakes, and then the municipality has 5 months to allot the apartments).

 

happy as shizzle you guise

 

(view from the west-north-west)

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Looks like a nice community. I live in a smaller community too, and it is awesome. :D

 

That said... your system seems weird. Why are there queues to apply for public housing? Or, more precisely, what is public housing? o.O

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Looks like a nice community. I live in a smaller community too, and it is awesome. :D

It is! Sant'Orsola has more or less 1100 inhabitants, subdivided into many very small hamlets along with the two "main" ones (Tadesia and Pintarei) and the nearby Mala. I can't count all the times I went trekking on the mountains around there. :)

 

(/me dies when living outside a bustling city)

Depends on what you mean by "bustling city"; I live in a town of 8500 and it seems large as fudge to me :P

 

That said... your system seems weird. Why are there queues to apply for public housing? Or, more precisely, what is public housing? o.O

Public housing is, basically, public administrations renting affordable homes to the general public. Of course, there is also the private housing market (where we're renting from presently).

 

There are two public housing systems, continuous (queue-based) and "single-shot" - we used the latter, in this case. The procedure is:

- local community publishes notice of X apartments to rent (seven, in this case)

- person must obtain his family ICEF index (index of economic evaluation; basically your income, weighted for number of family members, properties, necessary expenses, and such) and file an application, where other factors are counted in (for instance, the period of residence in the province, whether there are children in the household, etc.)

- within 60 days from the end of the application period, a ranking is published - the first (seven, in this case) have the right to lease one of the dwellings up for rent.

 

It's simpler than it looks, really. The continuous one is a bit more complicated and geared towards low income families.

 

In case you're thinking public housing means bloody large tenements, I present a public housing development in my hometown (one I've lived in, no less :P)

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Oh, I thought you were actually buying a place, and that was why I was confused by public housing.

 

Things get different if it is regarding rent, although that seems rather unpredictable to me. What if the government asks you to leave? :o

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Oh, I thought you were actually buying a place, and that was why I was confused by public housing.

 

Things get different if it is regarding rent, although that seems rather unpredictable to me. What if the government asks you to leave? :o

They can't - or rather, not any more than a private owner can. In this case, I could be asked to leave only if I overshot the maximum income allowed for public housing; in that case, since the ceiling is rather high, I'll tell you what, leaving would be a very minor problem. :P

 

A private owner has the right to ask you to live within 6 months if he intends to use the house himself or for a strict relative; the government doesn't have relatives. My grandfather, for instance, has been living in (two, different) publicly-rented houses since 1966.

 

We're not considering buying a house at the moment (nor do we plan to in the future, barring circumstances); renting is more than good enough, especially given that there few fixed things in our life as of now :P

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Hah, very different for me. I am looking ahead and trying to save up the 15% needed in personal funds for a house loan.

 

I almost got enough to take a loan to buy a house for 400,000 Euro, but.. there is no rush into buying a house. I have no clue where I will live 5 years from now, anyway, so hardly wise to buy a house. :P

 

If we actually had a system like that, I would be pretty interested in such an arrangement, though rto my knowledge, we do not have such a system here in the outskirts. 6 years in a city was way too much for me. All the noise and stress really started getting on my nerves, especially compared with a peaceful countryside. I got a great job too, so I am unwilling to uproot myself and find a new job and a new place to live. :P

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buy a house for 400,000 Euro
fourhundredthousandwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt

 

Ok, I know prices in Norway are ridiculous because you're drenched in oil, but shizzle :blink: With 400k one can buy a 140m2 house right outside the city centre, or a 250+m2 house if one's willing to go 15 kilometres out :blink:

 

I'm moving 27 kilometres away, not THAT far away :P

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Yuanrang, on , said:

 

buy a house for 400,000 Euro

fourhundredthousandwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt

 

Ok, I know prices in Norway are ridiculous because you're drenched in oil, but shizzle :blink: With 400k one can buy a 140m2 house right outside the city centre, or a 250+m2 house if one's willing to go 15 kilometres out :blink:

it all depends on the state of said house really

 

it's easy here to find a 200k house in the city where I live but you'll have to spend the same amount on making it a good house or get your hands dirty yourself for the following couple of years

(or have a lower standard)

 

400k for house + serious rework is a normal price

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Arianna, on , said:

 

Yuanrang, on , said:

 

buy a house for 400,000 Euro

fourhundredthousandwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt

 

Ok, I know prices in Norway are ridiculous because you're drenched in oil, but shizzle :blink: With 400k one can buy a 140m2 house right outside the city centre, or a 250+m2 house if one's willing to go 15 kilometres out :blink:

it all depends on the state of said house really

 

it's easy here to find a 200k house in the city where I live but you'll have to spend the same amount on making it a good house or get your hands dirty yourself for the following couple of years

(or have a lower standard)

 

400k for house + serious rework is a normal price

 

Note to self: commence harvesting people's kidneys to buy a house in Belgium and/or Norway

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Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

Arianna, on , said:

 

Yuanrang, on , said:

 

buy a house for 400,000 Euro

fourhundredthousandwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt

 

Ok, I know prices in Norway are ridiculous because you're drenched in oil, but shizzle :blink: With 400k one can buy a 140m2 house right outside the city centre, or a 250+m2 house if one's willing to go 15 kilometres out :blink:

it all depends on the state of said house really

 

it's easy here to find a 200k house in the city where I live but you'll have to spend the same amount on making it a good house or get your hands dirty yourself for the following couple of years

(or have a lower standard)

 

400k for house + serious rework is a normal price

 

Note to self: commence harvesting people's kidneys to buy a house in Belgium and/or Norway

 

for reference: a new 100m² apartment is about 250k

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Arianna, on , said:

 

Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

Arianna, on , said:

 

Yuanrang, on , said:

 

buy a house for 400,000 Euro

fourhundredthousandwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt

 

Ok, I know prices in Norway are ridiculous because you're drenched in oil, but shizzle :blink: With 400k one can buy a 140m2 house right outside the city centre, or a 250+m2 house if one's willing to go 15 kilometres out :blink:

it all depends on the state of said house really

 

it's easy here to find a 200k house in the city where I live but you'll have to spend the same amount on making it a good house or get your hands dirty yourself for the following couple of years

(or have a lower standard)

 

400k for house + serious rework is a normal price

 

Note to self: commence harvesting people's kidneys to buy a house in Belgium and/or Norway

 

for reference: a new 100m² apartment is about 250k

what is this i don't even

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Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

Arianna, on , said:

 

Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

Arianna, on , said:

 

Yuanrang, on , said:

 

buy a house for 400,000 Euro

fourhundredthousandwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt

 

Ok, I know prices in Norway are ridiculous because you're drenched in oil, but shizzle :blink: With 400k one can buy a 140m2 house right outside the city centre, or a 250+m2 house if one's willing to go 15 kilometres out :blink:

it all depends on the state of said house really

 

it's easy here to find a 200k house in the city where I live but you'll have to spend the same amount on making it a good house or get your hands dirty yourself for the following couple of years

(or have a lower standard)

 

400k for house + serious rework is a normal price

 

Note to self: commence harvesting people's kidneys to buy a house in Belgium and/or Norway

 

for reference: a new 100m² apartment is about 250k

what is this i don't even

 

there is a reason why so many people here buy vacation houses in Spain or Italy since they are dirt cheap ;p

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I was not saying I was going to spend 400,000 Euro on a house. I am saying I can, if I want to. :P

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I was not saying I was going to spend 400,000 Euro on a house. I am saying I can, if I want to. :P

why would you spend such an amount on a house indeed if you could also spend it on a sweet Italian Ferrari and support the Italian economy at the same time

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Yuanrang, on , said:

 

I was not saying I was going to spend 400,000 Euro on a house. I am saying I can, if I want to. :P

why would you spend such an amount on a house indeed if you could also spend it on a sweet Italian Ferrari and support the Italian economy at the same time

I don't know if you can mount snow tires on a Ferrari. Snowchains definitely not, no clue about tires, let me check

 

EDIT: yes there are winter tires you can fit, but meh

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Yuanrang, on , said:

 

I was not saying I was going to spend 400,000 Euro on a house. I am saying I can, if I want to. :P

why would you spend such an amount on a house indeed if you could also spend it on a sweet Italian Ferrari and support the Italian economy at the same time

 

Well, I would ideally want a new/brand new house, meaning I would actually have to pay for quite a bit. Anyway, the entire moving thing is a few years down the line. It is not just my decision to make, and quite frankly, I am in no rush either.

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Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

Yuanrang, on , said:

 

I was not saying I was going to spend 400,000 Euro on a house. I am saying I can, if I want to. :P

why would you spend such an amount on a house indeed if you could also spend it on a sweet Italian Ferrari and support the Italian economy at the same time

 

Well, I would ideally want a new/brand new house, meaning I would actually have to pay for quite a bit. Anyway, the entire moving thing is a few years down the line. It is not just my decision to make, and quite frankly, I am in no rush either.

 

Oh come on, half the fun of life is in doing things in a rush! Buy a house in Finland! Shoot the neighbours! Get my name tattooed on your back!

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Get my name tattooed on your back!

A tramp stamp is when you put a tattoo on a trampy-ish location, not when you tattoo the name of a tramp on your body. :P

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Arianna, on , said:

 

Get my name tattooed on your back!

A tramp stamp is when you put a tattoo on a trampy-ish location, not when you tattoo the name of a tramp on your body. :P

Ooooooooh SNAP

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(should I mention that Lady and the Tramp contains the first case of sex outside marriage in a Disney cartoon, in 1955?)

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...but yeah, not really ready to settle down. I usually do rather well in saving a large portion of my salary, so I am not too fuzzed. I have more pressing priorities, at the moment. I have not stepped onto a plane for 10 years due to an extreme case of fear of flying. This Summer, I intend to remedy that, but... damn, a plane trip seems far more intimidating than settling down and growing old. Guess I really am past my youth. :xd:

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Yuanrang, on , said:

 

Guess I really am past my youth. :xd:

Aren't we all. :D

 

I was shopping for curtains the other day. I feel your pain.

 

Grats on house Dani! :yay:

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Arianna, on , said:

 

Yuanrang, on , said:

 

Guess I really am past my youth. :xd:

Aren't we all. :D

 

I was shopping for curtains the other day. I feel your pain.

 

Grats on house Dani! :yay:

 

Do they match the carpet now?

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...but yeah, not really ready to settle down. I usually do rather well in saving a large portion of my salary, so I am not too fuzzed. I have more pressing priorities, at the moment. I have not stepped onto a plane for 10 years due to an extreme case of fear of flying. This Summer, I intend to remedy that, but... damn, a plane trip seems far more intimidating than settling down and growing old. Guess I really am past my youth. :xd:

so when can we expect wee little yuan's? ;)

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Yuanrang, on , said:

 

...but yeah, not really ready to settle down. I usually do rather well in saving a large portion of my salary, so I am not too fuzzed. I have more pressing priorities, at the moment. I have not stepped onto a plane for 10 years due to an extreme case of fear of flying. This Summer, I intend to remedy that, but... damn, a plane trip seems far more intimidating than settling down and growing old. Guess I really am past my youth. :xd:

so when can we expect wee little yuan's? ;)

 

itty bitty adorably verbose mini-Yuans :wub:

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