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Spending my time house hunting instead of coding and slowly losing the will to live. If you’re looking to rent, do not consider Ireland – it’s a absolute and depressing mess.

(And a big thank you to our lovely current landlord of three years for deciding to sell the place first chance he got right after lockdown ended. What a champ!)

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* an absolute and depressing mess, even

(You know I’m upset when my proofreading flies out the window.)

@aral I hear you. Private renting is a mess. We have been fortunate to get into housing association affordable rent 6 years ago now. Although affordable in Winchester is not actually affordable. We maybe in a position to buy somewhere soon which I am very keen to manage but this is only due to the sale of the one home anyone in my family owns - very hard position to be in. Money goes to money etc etc. Capitalism boo. Reading Less is More really interesting on rise of ownership etc

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The best of luck finding something nice w/o much drama!

@aral bet you have thought of living in the balkans!

@aral hey, where are you thinking of settling? If it's in East Anglia (Cambridgeshire/Essex/Norfolk/Suffolk) then DM as I can probably help on the research side.

@ldexterldesign Thanks, that’s very kind of you but we’re staying in Ireland :)

@aral I hear you. This is not a situation specific only to Ireland. In my home country, majority of ppl are home buyers but due to this cultural trend in combination with lack of new building (+extreme bureaucracy) drives prices up. Prices go up for properties and these are ofc reflected in rent prices. Most of government-owned housing was privatized during 90s. There is currently no way rents/prices will stop going up.

ro its everywhere the same… (contains wikipedia nsfw art) 

@aral Bro, It's everywhere the same. People can't move due to high rents. And folks who want to move are stuck in circumstances which they ain't happy bout.

Capitalism eats like Chronos(i.e., Saturn) its own children.

If one would have to depict capitalism in an allegorical sense, this would be the perfect way to do so(IMHO)

(NSFW Art)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_D

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