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The Real Story of Mr House

Growing up properly as a property

By Ian FanPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
The Real Story of Mr House
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Once upon a time, two master developers came together and signed a joint venture (JV) for a beautiful plot of land. It was a flat and barren land void of hills, forests, and squatters.

The master developers nurtured the land, laid the foundations, and it began to take shape. They named the building: Mr House.

In one year, Mr House became a single-storey bungalow. Mr House was fed and filled with new furnitures and fittings.

Mr House was a growing baby and more space was needed for growth. He was undergoing constructive growth.

He was renovated and extended upwards within a year.

Mr House celebrated his second birthday as a double-storey bungalow.

At three years old, Mr House celebrated his third birthday as a three-storey bungalow.

Mr House celebrated his four years old birthday as a four-storey bungalow. He was an active bungalow with one lift. He was bursting with electric energy as the lift made him more efficient.

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Mr House celebrated his fifth birthday as an apartment.

As an apartment with facilities, Mr House has many new facilities — swimming pool, gym, playground, games room, etc.

Mr House continued to grow in wisdom and stature. As the years went by, more floors and layers were added. He was consistently growing upwards!

At 12 years old, Mr House was no longer considered an apartment; he became a condominium. He was now 12 storeys high!

As a condominium with facilities, Mr House has many old facilities — swimming pool, gym, playground, games room, etc.

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Mr House was facing puberty, period.

Mr House was in need of a face-lift. His one lift was insufficient. More lifts had to be added to facilitate the efficiency.

The facilities were needed to be up-to-date. The paint was cracking. There was an awful stench coming from the building.

For the next 5 years, Mr House underwent a makeover. New coat of paint was painted. The leaks and stench were repaired.

Mr House also continued to grow in height. Each year, a new floor was added.

At 17-storeys high, Mr House celebrated his 17th birthday.

At 17 years of age, Mr House wanted to become different from all the other condominiums in the neighbourhood. Mr House worked hard to improve himself.

Over the next four years, Mr House had a further upwards growth spurt.

Mr House celebrated his 21st birthday with three storeys of penthouses and a sky lounge at the top.

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Mr House had reached his height limit. He couldn’t grow any taller, but he could grow in quality. He underwent a transformation over the next 10 years.

At 30 years old, Mr House fully transited to a 21-storey office tower. He had a well maintained structure with a different look to him. Mr House had a glassy classy look. He looked elegant from the exterior and internally too.

As an office tower, Mr House, reflected upon himself. It was time to put his past behind. He was no longer the condominium it was; instead, he was now a new elegant office tower.

Even though he had reached his prime, he was not satisfied as an office tower itself. He desired to look bigger and better than before.

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He strived to develop himself the next 10 years. By the time he reached 40, he had become two interconnecting office towers.

He celebrated his 40th birthday as a towering corporate office block.

Then, he planned to expand himself for the long haul. He underwent a massive restructuring and renovation.

Since he could go no further up, he could only go further side ways. As the years went by, his sides took shape.

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At 50 years old, he celebrated his birthday as an integrated development of office towers and shopping mall.

Over the next two decades, Mr House — the integrated development — was in his golden years. He was the buzz of the town. He was an integrated development of connecting subways, highways, office towers, and a shopping mall.

However, as Mr House got older, it was getting costly to maintain the massive ageing integrated development. More and more shops and offices were abandoned. The walkways were void of people. The paint was chipping off. The pipes and air vents were infested with rats.

At 70 years of age, it was time to downgrade the development.

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Since then, as the years went, Mr House became shorter and smaller. From a massive and towering development he once was, he downsized to a museum.

In it, he showed off his glorious history and proud achievements.

Finally, at 99 years of age, he celebrated his last birthday as a beautiful serene memorial park. It had a flowery garden, a lake, and an open field with memories. Mr House breathed its last and went back to nature.

He lived a good, long property life.

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Going by the handles @foodyfans and @ipropfans, Ian shares about real estate, investing, finance, travel, food, and personal growth.

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