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$15 grand on something you can't see. We are getting out sill work done under the house. Some of it was so bad that some of the 6"x6" sills were reduced to 2x6 by rot and termites. Never buy an old house, Grasshopper.
 

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Ha, good luck.

I hope you left enough in the budget for marriage counseling.
 

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Sorry. I hate renovations when you feel like you are actually getting something more when it is all done. I really hate them when they are just to maintain the structure.
 
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Here is them working on the floors and then the result. I know I am getting old when my new floors get me sexually aroused.
 

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Here is them working on the floors and then the result. I know I am getting old when my new floors get me sexually aroused.
Well it is a helluva nice floor. Didja slide across it in your socks yet?
 

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$15 grand on something you can't see. We are getting out sill work done under the house. Some of it was so bad that some of the 6"x6" sills were reduced to 2x6 by rot and termites. Never buy an old house, Grasshopper.
where the heck were you 17 years ago when I bought my grand mothers house, that no one had worked on in twenty years. we are in the second year of the remodel and it seems like there's no light at the end of the tunnel just a giant pile of receipts for all the money we've spent.
 
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I can't remember their name but it is a company that the folks who did our shoring and are also doing the siding referred us to. I can find out for you if you like?

Seventeen years ago I was a "This Old House" junkie wondering when I was going to buy my own old house. Damn you Bob Vila. It does help that my neighborhood became a historic district just after I bought the house and Katrina helped as well with some rebuilding cash and not flooding me amking my my area a good place to live.

If I fetch $195/sq foot, Killah, I have more than tripled what I payed for it (the new floors are only in the great room however). After all is said and done we put an additional $50K into it. Still a bargain. $140K for a $280k house.

I am ususlly a financial basketcase, but I hit the lottery on this one.
 
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Before and After (When we bought It)

The picture on the left is what it looked like when the flipper we bought it from the HDLC. Notice the house on the right, that house is now my driveway.

The Picture on the right is what it looked like a week before we bought it. The terra-cotta paint that the flipper used had not been exposed as bad watered down Green Project paint yet ( it would take about a year to discover that).
 

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Got the house reappraised for the refi. It came back today.

$270,000. Party on Garth!

Now I get my driveway and hang out garden! I am really psyched!
 
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