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« Reply #6220 on: July 11, 2017, 03:17:05 PM »
I hate you Hangul Word Processor. Why would you split a word down the middle at the end of a line?

Nobody wri
tes like thi
s!!

Why?!? I'd be hard pressed to find another text input field with the same flaw. Hell, this frickin minimal Quick Reply field on this half-ass coded website does it properly. Why can't you!?!??!

I ha
te this to
o but is it bec
ause Hangul auto
matically groups its
elf? I have no id
ea

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« Reply #6221 on: July 11, 2017, 04:07:57 PM »
I hate you Hangul Word Processor. Why would you split a word down the middle at the end of a line?
Nobody wri
tes like thi
s!!
Why?!? I'd be hard pressed to find another text input field with the same flaw. Hell, this frickin minimal Quick Reply field on this half-ass coded website does it properly. Why can't you!?!??!
My stude
nts do th
is and its
so annoy
ing
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Korean writing doesn't have any real line-break conventions, especially not when it comes to breaking a line in the middle of a word. The way Hangul is written, and line break naturally happens at the end of a syllable. Because of this, students have no reason to think that there are actual rules dictating how lines words should be partitioned when using the Roman Alphabet. There are a few fun lesson plans on Waygook that involve syllables and hyphenation.

I suspect the same reason is true why the programme-that-shall-not-be-named does't have scripting for breaking up words -- nobody ever bothered to put them in, and when somebody finally brought it up, the coding was already fossilized and it was just too much effort to add it in.
   I mean, who else but Koreans ever use it, and how many of those Koreans care or even know about English word-splitting conventions?

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« Reply #6222 on: July 11, 2017, 04:25:29 PM »
I hate you Hangul Word Processor. Why would you split a word down the middle at the end of a line?

Nobody wri
tes like thi
s!!

Why?!? I'd be hard pressed to find another text input field with the same flaw. Hell, this frickin minimal Quick Reply field on this half-ass coded website does it properly. Why can't you!?!??!

I think it's because in Korean texts, it's considered acceptable and not odd to do that (i.e. split a word down the middle at the end of a line).

For example:
안녕하
세요.
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« Reply #6223 on: July 11, 2017, 09:09:47 PM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

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« Reply #6224 on: July 11, 2017, 09:24:50 PM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.
Don't beat yourself up over it.
If you make money on your home (on paper), you can only turn that into cash if you move somewhere cheaper.

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« Reply #6225 on: July 11, 2017, 10:20:58 PM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

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« Reply #6226 on: July 11, 2017, 10:40:28 PM »
With 240,000,000 KRW, with that kind of capital you would be able to easily buy a 500,000,000+ home, so I don't follow why you would simply park that money.

What was the upside/downside?

If you wanted to remain in your current place, why not take out a 90,000,000 note, which would only be 37% of value.

Surely, you could easily find a bank that would do that, no?

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« Reply #6227 on: July 11, 2017, 10:57:51 PM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

I think the actual cost to buy was 250 million (yeah, Jeonse was almost the same) but we were not looking to buy at that time. Since then lots of new developments have popped up in our area and more are being built, which I guess are driving up prices.

Edit: Not Seoul but Anyang area of Gyeonggi.
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« Reply #6228 on: July 11, 2017, 11:02:14 PM »
With 240,000,000 KRW, with that kind of capital you would be able to easily buy a 500,000,000+ home, so I don't follow why you would simply park that money.

What was the upside/downside?

If you wanted to remain in your current place, why not take out a 90,000,000 note, which would only be 37% of value.

Surely, you could easily find a bank that would do that, no?

We are not that rich and most of our Jeonse is through bank loans. It's a gamble to park your money in an area that you hope will rise in value. Our apartment is at least 20 years old but prices seem to keep rising.

Yeah, it would be "easy" to increase the loan from the bank but we could move into an area 15 minutes away for the same 평 size and far less price than the 330 million our apartment is going for now.

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« Reply #6229 on: July 12, 2017, 08:09:42 AM »
Day 3 of my strict diet.

I'm hangry and hate everyone and everything.  :cry: :cry: :cry:

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« Reply #6230 on: July 12, 2017, 08:20:48 AM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

my god .... you paid 240 mil for jeonse?

putting that money in index funds - which usually average 7-8% per year - would have netted you a return on investment of around 17 to 19 million Won. per year.

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« Reply #6231 on: July 12, 2017, 08:33:08 AM »
You gotta live somewhere, Kobayashi. Plus, the money's on loan for a specific purpose. That probably would have violated the terms of the loan to invest the money.

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« Reply #6232 on: July 12, 2017, 08:41:36 AM »
yeah i know. of course you can't take out 240 mil in loans from the bank and just invest it.

i was using it more as an illustration of how much the jeonse system can be a rip-off.

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« Reply #6233 on: July 12, 2017, 08:48:22 AM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

my god .... you paid 240 mil for jeonse?

putting that money in index funds - which usually average 7-8% per year - would have netted you a return on investment of around 17 to 19 million Won. per year.

Am I wrong in thinking that jeonse is usually paid using a bank loan? Me and my husband have a jeonse apartment for 190 million in Busan. We paid a 40 mill deposit and the rest is a loan that we pay interest on (a few hundred k per month). We will repay the loan when we leave the apartment and get the jeonse back. In my experience it's an awesome win-win way for everyone - I get a sweet apartment for 350k "rent" every month, the landlord invests the jeonse to get interest, and the bank gets to reap interest on a relatively low-risk loan. Wish they had this system back in the states.

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« Reply #6234 on: July 12, 2017, 08:50:19 AM »
Do you mind posting some pictures of what 330,000,0000 gets you in the outskirts of Seoul.  I've been to Anyang, some parts are nice, but other are shitholes and filthy.  Just wondering if 330,000,000 gets you into the nicer areas.  Cheers.

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« Reply #6235 on: July 12, 2017, 09:11:51 AM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

my god .... you paid 240 mil for jeonse?

putting that money in index funds - which usually average 7-8% per year - would have netted you a return on investment of around 17 to 19 million Won. per year.

Am I wrong in thinking that jeonse is usually paid using a bank loan? Me and my husband have a jeonse apartment for 190 million in Busan. We paid a 40 mill deposit and the rest is a loan that we pay interest on (a few hundred k per month). We will repay the loan when we leave the apartment and get the jeonse back. In my experience it's an awesome win-win way for everyone - I get a sweet apartment for 350k "rent" every month, the landlord invests the jeonse to get interest, and the bank gets to reap interest on a relatively low-risk loan. Wish they had this system back in the states.

Similar to us. 50 million was our own money. 190 million on loans. We pay 500k in monthly interest back to the bank. It is a nice system but also one that could come down like a house of cards.

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« Reply #6236 on: July 12, 2017, 09:19:11 AM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

my god .... you paid 240 mil for jeonse?

putting that money in index funds - which usually average 7-8% per year - would have netted you a return on investment of around 17 to 19 million Won. per year.

Am I wrong in thinking that jeonse is usually paid using a bank loan? Me and my husband have a jeonse apartment for 190 million in Busan. We paid a 40 mill deposit and the rest is a loan that we pay interest on (a few hundred k per month). We will repay the loan when we leave the apartment and get the jeonse back. In my experience it's an awesome win-win way for everyone - I get a sweet apartment for 350k "rent" every month, the landlord invests the jeonse to get interest, and the bank gets to reap interest on a relatively low-risk loan. Wish they had this system back in the states.

When we had a 40 000 000 won 'weolse' a couple of years ago to get a 34 pyeong, the bank did an 'interest only' loan for 32 000 000 won and we stumped up the 8 000 000 won.  That was only for a year, and then we got another place the same size, for the same 'interest only' for another year.  Then in the new city next to ours, a brand new apartment of the same size and 'weolse' was going for just 10 000 000 won.  We snapped that up.  But this time we paid with only our money.  I think the 'interest only' we paid was 70 000 won a month.  But now we have no monthly to pay, which feels nicer.

My wife kind of complained recently because her friends bought their houses, we don't live in Seoul, we're in Chungnam.  I mean we're talking Central Seoul and 600 000 000+ won in Ahyeon and Dongdaemun and they have jobs for Samsung and as Dongdaemun night market retailers so are raking it in. They have really nice apartments but that kind of outlay for 20-24 pyeong or so, doesn't seem worth it.
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« Reply #6237 on: July 12, 2017, 09:49:55 AM »
Wow.

The numbers being thrown around are crazy.

Where have I been?

The standard used to be 10,000,000 KRW for every 100,000 KRW in rent.

Meaning, if the place had 100,000,000 deposit only option, you could substitute monthly for whatever portion of the deposit you didn't have.  If you only had 10,000,000 down, you would pay 900,000 a month in rent, or 50,000,000 down and 500,000 a month, etc.

I'm more than a little shocked by what I am hearing, as it sounds like some users are saying, given my example,  one could actually put down 100,000,000 deposit only option that was simply secured via the bank and only pay 200,000-300,000 a month on a place that we pay $1,000 a month to live in.

(scratching head)  You guys can't be serious.

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« Reply #6238 on: July 12, 2017, 09:55:06 AM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

my god .... you paid 240 mil for jeonse?

putting that money in index funds - which usually average 7-8% per year - would have netted you a return on investment of around 17 to 19 million Won. per year.

Am I wrong in thinking that jeonse is usually paid using a bank loan? Me and my husband have a jeonse apartment for 190 million in Busan. We paid a 40 mill deposit and the rest is a loan that we pay interest on (a few hundred k per month). We will repay the loan when we leave the apartment and get the jeonse back. In my experience it's an awesome win-win way for everyone - I get a sweet apartment for 350k "rent" every month, the landlord invests the jeonse to get interest, and the bank gets to reap interest on a relatively low-risk loan. Wish they had this system back in the states.

When we had a 40 000 000 won 'weolse' a couple of years ago to get a 34 pyeong, the bank did an 'interest only' loan for 32 000 000 won and we stumped up the 8 000 000 won.  That was only for a year, and then we got another place the same size, for the same 'interest only' for another year.  Then in the new city next to ours, a brand new apartment of the same size and 'weolse' was going for just 10 000 000 won.  We snapped that up.  But this time we paid with only our money.  I think the 'interest only' we paid was 70 000 won a month.  But now we have no monthly to pay, which feels nicer.

My wife kind of complained recently because her friends bought their houses, we don't live in Seoul, we're in Chungnam.  I mean we're talking Central Seoul and 600 000 000+ won in Ahyeon and Dongdaemun and they have jobs for Samsung and as Dongdaemun night market retailers so are raking it in. They have really nice apartments but that kind of outlay for 20-24 pyeong or so, doesn't seem worth it.

What do you mean weolse was 10,000,000?  Is that the deposit and then you pay monthly rent? You said, "you have no monthly to pay"..   

So Seoul is 600 milly for 700 square feet of characterless apartment block?  Guess I'll just live in a villa style place and keep stacking money until I can escape this overpriced jungle.

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« Reply #6239 on: July 12, 2017, 10:08:55 AM »
We've been doing Jeonse in our current place for 3 years now (contract ending next March) and heard today that the Landlady who bought it 1 year ago wants to sell up.

We moved in paying 240 million. The Landlady after we were there for 2 years sold it on and we stayed on as tenants to the new Landlady but our Jeonse increased to 290 million. Now, she wants to sell it for 330 million. Absolutely maddening prices!

Totally gutted that we didn't buy the place rather than taking out Jeonse as 240 million seems like a steal now. Would have made almost 100 million profit.

You paid 240 million for jeonse but you had the option to buy for the same amount. I don't quite understand, but that is an insane amount. Curious if this is in Seoul, some other metropolis, or a smaller area?

my god .... you paid 240 mil for jeonse?

putting that money in index funds - which usually average 7-8% per year - would have netted you a return on investment of around 17 to 19 million Won. per year.

Am I wrong in thinking that jeonse is usually paid using a bank loan? Me and my husband have a jeonse apartment for 190 million in Busan. We paid a 40 mill deposit and the rest is a loan that we pay interest on (a few hundred k per month). We will repay the loan when we leave the apartment and get the jeonse back. In my experience it's an awesome win-win way for everyone - I get a sweet apartment for 350k "rent" every month, the landlord invests the jeonse to get interest, and the bank gets to reap interest on a relatively low-risk loan. Wish they had this system back in the states.

When we had a 40 000 000 won 'weolse' a couple of years ago to get a 34 pyeong, the bank did an 'interest only' loan for 32 000 000 won and we stumped up the 8 000 000 won.  That was only for a year, and then we got another place the same size, for the same 'interest only' for another year.  Then in the new city next to ours, a brand new apartment of the same size and 'weolse' was going for just 10 000 000 won.  We snapped that up.  But this time we paid with only our money.  I think the 'interest only' we paid was 70 000 won a month.  But now we have no monthly to pay, which feels nicer.

My wife kind of complained recently because her friends bought their houses, we don't live in Seoul, we're in Chungnam.  I mean we're talking Central Seoul and 600 000 000+ won in Ahyeon and Dongdaemun and they have jobs for Samsung and as Dongdaemun night market retailers so are raking it in. They have really nice apartments but that kind of outlay for 20-24 pyeong or so, doesn't seem worth it.

What do you mean weolse was 10,000,000?  Is that the deposit and then you pay monthly rent? You said, "you have no monthly to pay"..   

So Seoul is 600 milly for 700 square feet of characterless apartment block?  Guess I'll just live in a villa style place and keep stacking money until I can escape this overpriced jungle.

When we had the 40 000 000 won deposit apartment we paid 500 000 won every month.   Expensive, but at that time there was no other options. Now in our 10 000 000 won deposit apartment we only pay 400 000 won, because it is a new city and there are loads of apartments.  The one we live in now was selling for about 1.4 billion originally.  When the Seoul friends come to stay they love it because we are 15th floor and have a view of the mountains from the living room.  No chance of a view like that in Seoul, unless you pay serious money.