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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2022, 02:37:31 pm »
Could be that they're looking to purchase a 2nd building/unit to let out?


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2022, 02:37:43 pm »

Okay, just noticed who OP was.


Haha, I wondered when DeFartino would try and derail another post.

Perhaps concentrate on basic grammar first.
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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2022, 02:40:05 pm »
Could be that they're looking to purchase a 2nd building/unit to let out?

Something like that. I, like many others, just like to peruse Craigslist.
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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2022, 02:46:34 pm »
Looking for a good deal on a 3/4 full tube of toothpaste?  :wink:


Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2022, 03:23:38 pm »
Haha, I wondered when DeFartino would try and derail another post.

Perhaps concentrate on basic grammar first.

You got me on the grammar. Thanks for pointing it out!


Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2022, 03:24:33 pm »
Could be that they're looking to purchase a 2nd building/unit to let out?
Odd thing to trash apartments in the class that they're trying to purchase to let out, on a site that would cater to the people they're trying to rent to.....

"Fast food is junk. Who would want to dine there?"
"What are you doing looking at fast food places, Mr. I'mTooGoodForFastFood?"
"Thinking about franchising a fast food joint."

Still doesn't address that we're talking basic housing for someone with lower-level income and trashing said housing is a bit of an odd flex.....
« Last Edit: March 07, 2022, 03:28:25 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2022, 03:59:36 pm »
Odd thing to trash apartments in the class that they're trying to purchase to let out, on a site that would cater to the people they're trying to rent to.....

"Fast food is junk. Who would want to dine there?"
"What are you doing looking at fast food places, Mr. I'mTooGoodForFastFood?"
"Thinking about franchising a fast food joint."

Still doesn't address that we're talking basic housing for someone with lower-level income and trashing said housing is a bit of an odd flex.....

Are you reaching at straws just to try and derail yet another post or are you
just dense? I think we are all agreed that the apartment is fine. It is the state
of the place that makes people wonder.

Please try and stay on the page. You are not eliciting laughter here, just groans.
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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2022, 06:19:05 pm »
Also, there's an odd subset of married expat that likes to brag about their apartment...which was enabled thanks to their Korean spouse being able to take out a loan+financial assistance from said spouse's family. Not to mention NOT getting fleeced by some landlord, again thanks to said Korean spouse. Just odd.

I feel some resentment there... Were you unable to get a mortgage? Were you ripped off by a landlord? You should blame the xenophobic pratices for that and not those that somehow managed to pass these barriers.
And you make it sound like getting a mortgage equates to free money and only the privileged ones can enjoy the benefits of it.
On the other hand, I know several people who could secure mortgage loans even though they aren't Korean citizens, and in some cases not even married.


Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2022, 07:18:38 pm »
It is the state of the place that makes people wonder.

Please try and stay on the page. You are not eliciting laughter here, just groans.
Odd thing when you derisively called it 'Dream Apartment', which no one, including the ad poster, said. You didn't post it as "Might wanna clean your place up first" or pointing out that they were an idiot for not cleaning beforehand. Then compared it to the apartment in Parasite, then went on a tangent about Korean interior design and furnishings.

I feel some resentment there... Were you unable to get a mortgage? Were you ripped off by a landlord? You should blame the xenophobic pratices for that and not those that somehow managed to pass these barriers.
And you make it sound like getting a mortgage equates to free money and only the privileged ones can enjoy the benefits of it.
On the other hand, I know several people who could secure mortgage loans even though they aren't Korean citizens, and in some cases not even married.

I'm just pointing out that someone taking a shot at someone on the lower-income level and living in poor housing while having some good fortune themselves might want to consider some humility.


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2022, 07:07:00 am »
If you don't like the the above apartment, you could opt
for this one instead.  Only 14,000,000/month with 300,000,000
key money.

https://seoul.craigslist.org/apa/d/luxury-apartment-with-the-best-view-in/7437312875.html


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2022, 07:23:45 am »
Also, there's an odd subset of married expat that likes to brag about their apartment...which was enabled thanks to their Korean spouse being able to take out a loan+financial assistance from said spouse's family. Not to mention NOT getting fleeced by some landlord, again thanks to said Korean spouse. Just odd.

I like to talk about my apartment because it's awesome, and it's steps above anything I've managed to get for myself in the past (both in Korea and elsewhere).
Also, the fact that neither my SO nor I are Korean made the process a huge adventure, and parts of it (imho) are genuinely funny so it's a story I enjoy telling.

  Yes, there's a tiiiiiiiiiiny bit of a brag involved, I guess, but I think it's worth reminding people here that if one is planning on staying for longer than a year or two, it is absolutely worth moving out of one's comfort zone and looking for something other than school provided housing, or the typical ESL one-room suite. There are options available that made jeonses -- or even outright purchases -- attainable, and more rewarding financially than just renting some borderline slum one-room.


Consider it a PSA.  :azn:
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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2022, 07:26:54 am »
No one called it a dream apartment. Neither posting here nor in the ad. So I don't get where OP is coming from

i'd imagine it was a sarcastic quip, no need to take it so serious lol


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2022, 07:39:52 am »
If you don't like the the above apartment, you could opt
for this one instead.  Only 14,000,000/month with 300,000,000
key money.

https://seoul.craigslist.org/apa/d/luxury-apartment-with-the-best-view-in/7437312875.html


That's nothing. I bet this place doesn't have a bathroom as big as VanIslander did.


Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2022, 07:52:00 am »
If you don't like the the above apartment, you could opt
for this one instead.  Only 14,000,000/month with 300,000,000
key money.

https://seoul.craigslist.org/apa/d/luxury-apartment-with-the-best-view-in/7437312875.html




Umm, If you're going to make the view the main feature of a flat, it might be better to take the photos on a day with a bit less than the average amount of pollution.


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2022, 07:58:31 am »
Umm, If you're going to make the view the main feature of a flat, it might be better to take the photos on a day with a bit less than the average amount of pollution.

With that view, I'm not sure a clear day would help.  Unless you have a nice vista with Bukhansan or the the river there isn't much in the way of views in Seoul.  It can be an interesting city, but pretty, it ain't. 


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2022, 08:05:48 am »
Umm, If you're going to make the view the main feature of a flat, it might be better to take the photos on a day with a bit less than the average amount of pollution.

Actually, I was thinking the same thing. Both pics are meh. Apartments like these
are probably procured by companies for official use of guests, visiting corporate
execs etc.
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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2022, 08:30:51 am »
This just in. In case you are feeling a little tapped out paying 14M for
rent each month, this sofa/coffee table combo might be just your
thing. Both of these exquisite items finished in a landfill/local dump
motif.






https://seoul.craigslist.org/fuo/d/couch-tea-table/7451057795.html
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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2022, 08:35:50 am »
They even managed to nearly kill that pothos. They're well-nigh indestructible, so that's quite the accomplishment.


Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2022, 08:39:01 am »
Was about to comment on that poor plant but Kyndo beat me to it.

I have no idea how people aren't embarrassed posting pics of their trash and clutter. Even if you live in filth, it doesn't take much to toss everything but the items you want to sell out of frame. Benefit of a doubt, this person might be moving and has a very chaotic process, but that doesn't change the cake of dust I'm seeing all over.

I'm trying really hard not to judge because I don't know who this is and what they might be going through, but, personally, I wouldn't take anything this person is selling or even trying to give away because I'd be too afraid of the kind of shit that might be hiding in the cracks and crevices. That's the reality of sales and exchange.

I wonder if anyone ever seriously responds to posts like this one.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2022, 08:44:59 am by Chinguetti »


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Re: Dream Apartment
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2022, 08:48:41 am »
Was about to comment on that poor plant but Kyndo beat me to it.
With the amount of agreeing we've been doing lately, I'm beginning to suspect that you might owe me money.  :laugh: