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I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Boondock ()
Date: January 13, 2022 07:16PM

Housing is just so go damn expensive anywhere you go and I would literally rather be homeless than have a room mate. I’m also opposed to renting out a room or basement somewhere. I just can’t stand the thought of having a landlord or helping someone pay off their home. I can get a decent camper for under $30k. I just don’t know where I’d park it. This would at least help me save up for a condo.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Get a job ()
Date: January 13, 2022 07:27PM

It's NOVA. Get a damn job.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Boondock ()
Date: January 13, 2022 07:31PM

Get a job Wrote:
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> It's NOVA. Get a damn job.


I’ve got one, certs And a clearance yet I don’t make shit.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: VTHPP ()
Date: January 13, 2022 07:38PM

You gonna live in a van... down by the river?

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: to b njikkhgfv ()
Date: January 13, 2022 07:43PM

All newly built single family detached homes in this area cost no less than $1 million dollars. Newly built townhouses cost $600K+. Welcome to the overpriced area where dumbfucks are willing to pay the over priced prices.

I make $165K a year and there is no way I can buy a new house. Townhouse would cost me $3K a month in Mortgage alone.

Builders are gentrification this area. They will build a new house anywhere.
You ought to see the house that is being built at the intersection of Clifton Rd/Lee Hwy/Stringfellow Rd. The house is long but probably only 30 feet wide. It's ridiculous!

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Gekko ()
Date: January 13, 2022 08:07PM

This is actually a lot more common than you think, OP. I went to B school with a guy who works on Wall Street who’s currently living in a van (a tricked out one though) and rents out his penthouse in Williamsburg. Van cost him $60k fully loaded and he’s collecting $5k a month renting out his $1 mill+ pad.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Kasey Arnold ()
Date: January 13, 2022 08:14PM

to b njikkhgfv Wrote:
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> All newly built single family detached homes in
> this area cost no less than $1 million dollars.
> Newly built townhouses cost $600K+. Welcome to the
> overpriced area where dumbfucks are willing to pay
> the over priced prices.
>
> I make $165K a year and there is no way I can buy
> a new house. Townhouse would cost me $3K a month
> in Mortgage alone.
>
> Builders are gentrification this area. They will
> build a new house anywhere.
> You ought to see the house that is being built at
> the intersection of Clifton Rd/Lee
> Hwy/Stringfellow Rd. The house is long but
> probably only 30 feet wide. It's ridiculous!


It’s really not that difficult to buy in this area. You fucks don’t seem to grasp the concept of buying up. Buy a SFH/townhouse out somewhere like Quantico/Manassas etc, build liquidity then buy up.

This is of course a lot easier to do if you’ve got a high salary job and a second income like of a spouse, but you can swing it solo if you rent out a room or two. The kids these days are calling it “house hacking”.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: bad idea ()
Date: January 13, 2022 08:17PM

they all eventually end up in Slab City CA, year rounders.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: O brother where art thou ()
Date: January 13, 2022 08:25PM

Also where would you park it. You could set up shop at a national park for a day or two but then you’d have to move. Even then you’re going to catch shit from park rangers who aren’t going to understand what you’re trying to do.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: What? ()
Date: January 13, 2022 08:25PM

to b njikkhgfv Wrote:
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> All newly built single family detached homes in
> this area cost no less than $1 million dollars.
> Newly built townhouses cost $600K+. Welcome to the
> overpriced area where dumbfucks are willing to pay
> the over priced prices.
>
> I make $165K a year and there is no way I can buy
> a new house. Townhouse would cost me $3K a month
> in Mortgage alone.
>
> Builders are gentrification this area. They will
> build a new house anywhere.
> You ought to see the house that is being built at
> the intersection of Clifton Rd/Lee
> Hwy/Stringfellow Rd. The house is long but
> probably only 30 feet wide. It's ridiculous!


After taxes you take in about $10k a month so what the fuck are you doing with it that you can't spend $3k on a mortgage?

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Yogi Bear ()
Date: January 13, 2022 08:57PM

Boondock Wrote:
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> Housing is just so go damn expensive anywhere you
> go and I would literally rather be homeless than
> have a room mate. I’m also opposed to renting
> out a room or basement somewhere. I just can’t
> stand the thought of having a landlord or helping
> someone pay off their home. I can get a decent
> camper for under $30k. I just don’t know where
> I’d park it. This would at least help me save up
> for a condo.


Around 1990 there were people camping at Burke Lake for a week then because of the 7 day camping limit they camped at Lake Fairfax, then back to Burke Lake after a week.
It's a great idea if your not planning on staying in the area for years and want to save loads of money.
I lived in a camper during the great recession. Did it for a couple years. It got old after a while but jobs were real scarce and there was no better option

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: not on the streets ()
Date: January 13, 2022 09:06PM

O brother where art thou Wrote:
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> Also where would you park it. You could set up
> shop at a national park for a day or two but then
> you’d have to move. Even then you’re going to
> catch shit from park rangers who aren’t going to
> understand what you’re trying to do.


Although you have that right, don't park it on the street in front of nice homes. Unless you got a 360 camera on it. Get all kinds of nasty messages. No bull. especially if the van is like 60ish

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: No regrets ()
Date: January 13, 2022 09:25PM

If I could get a do over I would've stayed single and never had kids. I'd be a vagabond. I had a friend in college who had a VW campervan and he'd travel from town to town. He'd get a job for a couple months and move on. He ended up staying in our college town for over a year and then one day just packed up and left. I think his name was Trey. Anywho, there are campgrounds around where you can stay with electric, water and sewer. Or you can get a job that requires travel and instead of using your perdiem on a hotel just keep it and spend it on hookers and cocaine.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: just like ()
Date: January 13, 2022 09:58PM

No regrets Wrote:
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> If I could get a do over I would've stayed single
> and never had kids. I'd be a vagabond. I had a
> friend in college who had a VW campervan and he'd
> travel from town to town. He'd get a job for a
> couple months and move on. He ended up staying in
> our college town for over a year and then one day
> just packed up and left. I think his name was
> Trey. Anywho, there are campgrounds around where
> you can stay with electric, water and sewer. Or
> you can get a job that requires travel and instead
> of using your perdiem on a hotel just keep it and
> spend it on hookers and cocaine.


Easy Rider. 1960s movie about 2 pushers who sell a big score of heroin to the rich guy, played by Phil Spector and just quit and drop out. All heros of that era.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: judgement day ()
Date: January 13, 2022 10:26PM

Sit tight and ride it out till the next housing bust. People say it won't happen, but it is coming. We are due for a major correction in the housing market, though it'll be different than 08. It won't be sub prime mortgages that burst the bubble but the over abundance of "luxury" homes and apartments. There are only so many people with the income to buy them and they aren't the same attractive investment investment firms and foreigners once thought they were.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: OTA TV viewer ()
Date: January 13, 2022 11:35PM

Boondock Wrote:
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> I just don’t know where
> I’d park it.


In a Walmart parking lot. They won't bother you.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: zillow for retards ()
Date: January 13, 2022 11:43PM

plenty of single family housing even closer in suburbs for 500 to 650k

glad i never payed that much but claiming nothing under 1 million is stupid talk

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: when no one is looking ()
Date: January 14, 2022 01:39AM

You will have to poo in plastic bags and sneak them out into trashcans.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Lived in a E-350 for 2 years ()
Date: January 14, 2022 06:34AM

when no one is looking Wrote:
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> You will have to poo in plastic bags and sneak
> them out into trashcans.

The best bet is to join a couple of gyms, they have showers and shitters available for their clients. It is nice to get a little workout every day as living in a van can get your muscles all cramped up.

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Re: I’m thinking about moving in to a camper or van to live in
Posted by: Fuck that shit.. literally ()
Date: January 14, 2022 06:36AM

when no one is looking Wrote:
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> You will have to poo in plastic bags and sneak
> them out into trashcans.


Throw them shits out anywhere

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