A woman ‘evicted’ her roommate after buying it from her landlord is being praised online.
New homeowners shared guilt redditunder the username u/Tombanel, she asked: “What about AITA ‘kicking out’ my roommate after buying the condo we rented together?”
Readable post herewhich has garnered more than 8,000 upvotes since it was shared Wednesday, as it was revealed that she and roommate Kaitlyn rented a condo that was less than 600 square feet.
The 26-year-old revealed that Caitlin rents a large room in her condo, technically a lounge, but she has a smaller room.
A “condo” is short for condominium and is “part of a larger residential structure (although “single family condos” also exist) in which condominium residents typically share certain common areas and facilities with their neighbors. increase” Realtor.com.
This means that in addition to the mortgage, there are usually fees associated with upkeep and maintenance depending on the amenities available, which on average range from $100 to $700 per month, according to the site. be.
The homeowner did not specify where they are based, but the website GoBanking rate Analyzing the average cost of condominiums in various cities in the United States
Unsurprisingly, condos north of New York cost $621,572, while similarly popular Los Angeles costs $581,061.
But there are cheaper options in smaller towns, with condos in Louisville, Kentucky costing around $148,138, Memphis, Tennessee for $133,661, Mesa, Arizona for $164,896, and El Paso, Texas for just $104,761.
The U.S. housing market is highly competitive as mortgage rates rise and many buyers cut prices.
forbes “The cost of buying a single-family home jumped more than 20% nationwide in April from the same month last year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index.”
The chart below Statistashows US house prices
In the post, the Redditor said: 15% cheaper than market pricethat’s fine.
“I already gave her the security deposit. I will sign the paperwork in a few days. Then the condo will be mine three months from now.”
“After giving the landlord the security deposit, Caitlin was overjoyed. You can save money.”
“I don’t know where she got this from. I thought our landlord had already told her how long she had to move out, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.”
But she continued: I stay free because that’s what decent people do.
“Then she switched and started negotiating that I could rent a bigger room and she would stay in a smaller room, not care much, etc.
She admitted to feeling “guilty,” but thought, “Considering I have to move.”
“Maybe I should have told Kaitlyn before handing over the security deposit to my landlord. I feel sorry for her. I know she doesn’t make much, but at 26, I’m already living in a small room. I don’t want to, especially if I own a condo,” she added.
Her actions are corroborated online, as BlanquitaNJ1 wrote.
Equivalent Record-61 said: “Really? Besides, I thought she was going to keep the larger room! She then used it as a bargaining chip to the condo’s new owners. Tried… Great right! Youza!”
Newsweek I’ve reached out to u/Tombanel for comment.
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