Tuesday, February 12, 2008

As If I Needed Another Reason

Today I found out that my maintenance fees for my apartment have doubled.

Yup. Instead of paying $282 a month for NOTHING (which I already thought was high) now I pay $543.

FIVE HUNDRED AND FOURTY-THREE DOLLARS A MONTH for a tiny pool that is only open 3 months of the year, elevators that don't work, a very unsafe and unsecure building and a central heating system that leaves a layer of dust all over my place.

ON TOP OF THE FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE I PAY IN MORTGAGES.

That means I am paying well over a $1000 a month for 430 tiny square feet.

Now I mean business. Since I co-own the place with my dad, I just emailed him the facts. If this doesn't sway him to sell, I don't know what will. Aside from the fact that the small yellow house in front of me has been bought by a real estate company and they are planning to build an 18-storey highrise there by next year which will COMPLETELY BLOCK THE SEA VIEW FROM MY APARTMENT - actually, all views and even the roof deck will be affected since my building is about 5 floors lower than the proposed one.

I

AM

SO

OUT

OF

HERE

5 comments:

Tawcan said...

Sell the place. For $1000/month you can find pretty decent places in Vancouver.

Kass said...

What! That is insane!! How can they justify doubling your maintenance fees? Were there any reasons for it? That's nuts!

Maybe you should consider getting a place with Mike..*smirks*

Vegas Princess said...

Oh man, get out of these ASAP. That is just waaayyyyy too much!

Karinaxoxo said...

i, touch wood, have never had to move house (well not move ALL of my stuff out anyways!) i'm glad my parents build the same house they live in and have since i was born!!!

Steph said...

Yup. Time to move on my sweet.