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Old Aug 22, 06, 10:33 am
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco
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Originally Posted by onefreetraveler
Now, my employer pays for all my travel expenses and at $200 per night, the monthly hotel expense will be a minimum of $2000.

I wonder if I could convince them to reimburse me for a portion of my mortgage at a discounted rate of $100 per night....
This sounds kind of risky, as you might be locking yourself into this job--particularly as the real estate market declines you might not be able to sell.

My employer offers a mortgage subsidy (basically they lend me the money at a much lower-than-market rate), but I have no intention of using the benefit until I'm absolutely sure I want to stay there for at least 5 years. (I'm also happily watching San Francisco real estate prices slowly decline...)

Why don't you ask if they would just rent an apartment for you? Same convenience, much less risk, and probably much less tax liability.
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