A&P Project on my house (just sharing. Anyone else working?)

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Got a heck of a deal on a house from a family member. I dont know how it goes in other states, but my fiance and I were able to get this house at 80% of what it's tax assessed value was while getting a 20% gift of equity from the relative.

    Effectively, if the house was assessed at 100k, we only had to get a mortgage for 80k which leaves us with 20k in equity already in the house.

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  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    looks much better. amazing what a coat of paint and flooring/carpet can do.
     
  3. adamlewis88

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    Haha tell me about it.

    Unfortunately, paint and carpet isnt going to take care of this...

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    The tile was sagging so I busted it out to make sure it wasnt the wall. Thankfully it wasnt.
     
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    congrats man, new home crew signing in :h5:
     
  5. adamlewis88

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    Pictures WRU?
     
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    Sorry for the crap pics, and shit everywhere. We're still unpacking :wtc:.

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    you could do a lot more with some color bro. all white would make me on edge. id feel like i was always waiting for something. lol
     
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    dudes got his tv, what looks like to be an xbox 360 set all wired up ready to go with the lawn chair sitting in front of it while the entire house is still boxes and a mess. looks like you're priorities are in order my man. :h5:

    house is looking pretty nice. it'll come along , just may take some time :bigthumb:
     
  9. OlafBeserka

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    Damn I wish they sold houses here for 100k.

    tits I love the color of your wood flooring
     
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    Nice house!
     
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    I just threw 100 out there for ease of numbers and percents. :hs:
     
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    tits, your wood floors are awesome
     
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    I can't wait to own a house. I like how both of your houses have a lot of light. adamlewis - taking down/painting that wood paneling and getting the wood floors is :bowdown:

    Tits - what kind of wood floors are those? Very nice, esp. for CA. Business must be good?
     
  14. OlafBeserka

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    What happened to ace3? after he got his house hes been MIA
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    he's still climbing the ladder up do the front door :mamoru: the builder didn't realize a midget was moving in
     
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    Nice house adamlewis88! I always like to see progress pics! Keep us updated. :)

    Was going to say the same thing. I like that floor dude!
     
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    Awesome.

    I can't wait to get my own place, but I dont see that happening in the near future.

    The hardwood looks great. I wont have anything but hardwood/tile in my house.
     
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    i like the upstairs carpet too. shit that doesnt need to vacuumed all the time to look decent.
     
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    Haha we carpeted the stairs because we wanted the bottom level to be carpeted. Since it is very expensive to refinish hardwood stairs, we just decided to let the carpet go all the way up the stairs.
     
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    And thanks for all the kind words. Its not ideal for us but it was too good of a deal to pass up. We plan to fix it up and sell it in a couple years for a good profit.
     
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    Congrats homies.
     
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    awesome work adamlewis! You doing all of the work yourself?

    I'm in the middle of some crazy projects on my house right now. No pics though because it looks like a train wreck.

    Gutted the whole 2nd floor, added a master bedroom, walk in closet, 3 skylights, a master bathroom outta nowhere with a tile shower and a steam jet, along with all new electric, plumbing, insulation, blah blah blah.

    Doing all of the work myself though, so it's slow going.
     
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    Doing it all yourself > *

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    Im doing all the demo work haha. Ill be doing all the tile work myself too.
    I didnt sand those floors though because Ive read way too many horror stories about people ruining them and I didnt install the carpet because I wanted it to look nice haha.

    Done all the painting though. Going to redo the kitchen myself as well. The only other thing Im not going to do myself is plumbing. I dont want to take chances with that.
     
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    plumbing isn't that bad... I bought and read a book, and so far have done all of the following:

    cut my main 4" cast iron waste stack to install a Y for the new bathroom.
    run 4" from the basement to the 2nd floor.
    run 2" for the shower and sink.
    run a new vent to the roof
    run pex water lines from the basement to the sink, shower and toilet.


    (keep in mind none of this is operational yet, but it's all run and been tested for leaks.)

    I was terrified of it until I started reading up on it. It's really not as scary as it seems...

    I should actually be finished with the plumbing and be ready to put the new subfloor in the new bathroom this weekend...

    THEN i'll get excited.
     

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