For Great Justice

This Too Shall Pass

Housing pros and cons

Posted on February 15, 2009
Categories: VancouverTags: #housing, #Vancouver

So. For like the last year, I’ve been saying that I should move. But I’ve been pretty slack about getting off my tail and finding a new place. Here’s why and why I don’t want to leave:

Pros Cons
Close to work Far away from most of my friends.
Awesome neighbourhood Just slightly too far from Skytrain, adding an extra bus ride to my commute whenever I go out.
Lots of cheap restaurants in the area. I don’t have enough room for all my stuff.
Decent rent Sliding door for the balcony doesn’t close.
Can just walk everywhere. Really crappy insulation.
It’s where all my stuff is


Here’s roughly what I’m looking for And desirables
Close to Skytrain. Ensuite washer-and-dryer.
Bigger. Visitor parking.
Roughly equivalent or slightly more expensive rent. Decent neighbourhood.

As an alternative, I could stay here. My complaints about space could be solved by better shelving. I’m out of room for furniture, but I could get new stuff to make more effective use of space. But why should I buy furniture especially for this apartment when I don’t know how long I’ll be living here?