Monday, May 08, 2006

Cleaning out the garage

I worked in the garage yesterday. Spend the morning emptying boxes of random junk, tossing crap into assorted piles for donation, recycling or dumping. By the way it is nice to be a homeowner: under the current tax code, homeowners usually qualify to reduce their tax bill by itemized deductions not only for the mortgage interest and property taxes they pay, but for charitable contributions too.

Throwing away old newspapers I found The Greater San Francisco/Silicon Valley Apartment Guide circa July 2000 with my marks on it during desperate apartment search back then. Most apartments marked as "not available", some marks as "very expensive" and remaining smaller part has price written for one bedroom apartment:

Mountain View - 670 sq. ft., $2,175
Mountain View - 820 sq. ft., $2,025
Mountain View - 660 sq. ft., $1,850, $250 to hold place on а waiting list
Mountain View - 560 sq. ft., $1,777
Mountain View - 680 sq. ft., $1,900
Santa Clara - 760 sq. ft., $1,905
Santa Clara - 740 sq. ft., $1,845
Santa Clara - 750 sq. ft., $1,795
Santa Clara - 780 sq. ft., $1,995
Santa Clara - 820 sq. ft., $2,050
Sunnyvale - 510 sq. ft., $1,805
Sunnyvale - 566 sq. ft., $1,880
Sunnyvale - 685 sq. ft., $1,900
Sunnyvale - 743 sq. ft., $1,877, $200 to hold place on а waiting list
Sunnyvale - 743 sq. ft., $1,850
Sunnyvale - 686 sq. ft., $2,095

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's way I bought the house. Back in 2000 I paid $1200 for shity one bedroom in sunnyvale.