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Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm

That house is epic. Love the look inside.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:13 pm

That house is badass. 8,712 sq. ft lot isn't small, although the :haus: is big so it takes up a good chunk of it. Looks like it has a yuuuuge carriage house in the back?

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm

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That house is badass. 8,712 sq. ft lot isn't small, although the :haus: is big so it takes up a good chunk of it. Looks like it has a yuuuuge carriage house in the back?
Yeah I can't tell what's going on in the back, another reason I'd like to see it just for :science:

I'm wondering if the quoted 4k square feet is including the second building, the photos don't seem to show a YUGE looking :haus: to me.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:43 pm

Detroit wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm
That house is epic. Love the look inside.
Dem pocket doors :drool:
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:39 pm

I'm about to embark on another reno, this time in the new :haus: prior to moving in. We have two weeks to tear out two levels of questionably cared for carpets and low grade builders strip flooring. Might as well :doit: before we put furniture in it. At this time 1990 sq ft of flooring will be $12/sqft (9US) installed which is really not bad at all. Same floor as our current place, 8" wide oak hand scraped planks in a light grayish wash and flat finish. All in about $18k, another 7k for refinishing the staircase/spindles, 4k for paint on the whole main floor and up to the landing and my office upstairs. Demo and disposal is 3k, 750 linear feet of baseboards and nosing to finish it all off. 33k US plus tax.

In other canadian news, here is the cheapest Toronto house available right now...

https://www.narcity.com/real-estate/ca/ ... ute-photos

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:26 am

Saw the spindles and posts for the staircase.. 5/7 design and prepainted which will save on all the painting costs. I'm sure that my GC will turn a bigger profit but he's still cheaper and better with a repeating weakness leaning towards holding timelines. Surely there will be disarray for a week or so. Also, I think this is all going into HELOC so :notsure: if we made the right choice, it is a yes... for now.

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:22 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/809- ... DXROBUh4I8

The pictures :lolol:
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Apex wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:22 pm
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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/809- ... DXROBUh4I8

The pictures :lolol:
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:lolol:
:lolol:
:dat:

Really epic old four square, built around the time my house was. I love four squares.

Too bad everyone who looks at the listing will have nightmares about the house before even looking at it.
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:lolol:
:dat:

Really epic old four square, built around the time my house was. I love four squares.

Too bad everyone who looks at the listing will have nightmares about the house before even looking at it.
Pretty nuts that that is $105K... that thing would be like $850K here.

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:dat:

Really epic old four square, built around the time my house was. I love four squares.

Too bad everyone who looks at the listing will have nightmares about the house before even looking at it.
Pretty nuts that that is $105K... that thing would be like $850K here.
It's in a pretty terrible area.
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CaleDeRoo wrote:
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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/809- ... DXROBUh4I8

The pictures :lolol:
This is fantastic.
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Haus :dill: closing in a few weeks :excited:

We are going to do Halloween in the new hood. House will be 50% renovated, so I'm not sure if we are going to be sleeping there yet. The drive to get the kids to school has been a consistent 20 min from my current place, but some routes are better then others. I think winter driving may be interesting in bad weather and I can see that 20 ballooning into 60 for my wife. I go then other way so not much changes except I get a scenic alternate to the largest highway in the country.

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am

New joint has a pool, and we don't take posession until the last week of October. We asked about closing the pool because nights are starting to get pretty cold and we might see some frost before we get in there. The answer we got back from the current owners through our realtor:

"It is our preference to have the new owners close the pool, for liability sake".

Hmm, WhAt shOuLd I DO?

Option A:
Fork out the $300 and get a guy to close it, making careful notes on what is being done and if there are any deficiencies that might come to light.

Option B:
Insist the current owners to close the pool since everyone I talked to who has one in this region has already closed theirs.

There are pros and cons to both options but I don't know what they all may be.

Does DFD have any insights to the dilemma? Am I :wrong: ? Did I make the :wasteful: move because I bought a place with a pool?

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CaleDeRoo wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:10 pm
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/809- ... DXROBUh4I8

The pictures :lolol:
:bruh:

Thats fucking hilarious. Its like they dont want to sell it.
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
New joint has a pool, and we don't take posession until the last week of October. We asked about closing the pool because nights are starting to get pretty cold and we might see some frost before we get in there. The answer we got back from the current owners through our realtor:

"It is our preference to have the new owners close the pool, for liability sake".

Hmm, WhAt shOuLd I DO?

Option A:
Fork out the $300 and get a guy to close it, making careful notes on what is being done and if there are any deficiencies that might come to light.

Option B:
Insist the current owners to close the pool since everyone I talked to who has one in this region has already closed theirs.

There are pros and cons to both options but I don't know what they all may be.

Does DFD have any insights to the dilemma? Am I :wrong: ? Did I make the :wasteful: move because I bought a place with a pool?
I rented a place in Miami with a pool, it was a lot of fun, but the owners handled pool care so not much to add here. I'd probably try to make them :doit: :iono: :scrooge:

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:08 pm

Tarspin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
New joint has a pool, and we don't take posession until the last week of October. We asked about closing the pool because nights are starting to get pretty cold and we might see some frost before we get in there. The answer we got back from the current owners through our realtor:

"It is our preference to have the new owners close the pool, for liability sake".

Hmm, WhAt shOuLd I DO?

Option A:
Fork out the $300 and get a guy to close it, making careful notes on what is being done and if there are any deficiencies that might come to light.

Option B:
Insist the current owners to close the pool since everyone I talked to who has one in this region has already closed theirs.

There are pros and cons to both options but I don't know what they all may be.

Does DFD have any insights to the dilemma? Am I :wrong: ? Did I make the :wasteful: move because I bought a place with a pool?
Are current owners holding liability of any issues with freezing and the pool remaining open until new owners take possession?

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Tarspin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
New joint has a pool, and we don't take posession until the last week of October. We asked about closing the pool because nights are starting to get pretty cold and we might see some frost before we get in there. The answer we got back from the current owners through our realtor:

"It is our preference to have the new owners close the pool, for liability sake".

Hmm, WhAt shOuLd I DO?

Option A:
Fork out the $300 and get a guy to close it, making careful notes on what is being done and if there are any deficiencies that might come to light.

Option B:
Insist the current owners to close the pool since everyone I talked to who has one in this region has already closed theirs.

There are pros and cons to both options but I don't know what they all may be.

Does DFD have any insights to the dilemma? Am I :wrong: ? Did I make the :wasteful: move because I bought a place with a pool?
The issues comes to reason for taking/delaying possession. Ive always had a very clear cut "here are keys, its your issue now" approach to buying AND selling. This should be spelled out clearly if both parties are mutally benefiting from the delay of taking possession.

When does it come to your liability on insurance? If they are still liable for the house and are living in it, they are liable for basic upkeep and preventative winterizing. I am also clueless on "closing in the pool". I figured up there you'd have a permanent cover made to fit the pool and would install it when it got cold. Do they really have a new cover made every year??
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dubshow wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:14 pm
Tarspin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
New joint has a pool, and we don't take posession until the last week of October. We asked about closing the pool because nights are starting to get pretty cold and we might see some frost before we get in there. The answer we got back from the current owners through our realtor:

"It is our preference to have the new owners close the pool, for liability sake".

Hmm, WhAt shOuLd I DO?

Option A:
Fork out the $300 and get a guy to close it, making careful notes on what is being done and if there are any deficiencies that might come to light.

Option B:
Insist the current owners to close the pool since everyone I talked to who has one in this region has already closed theirs.

There are pros and cons to both options but I don't know what they all may be.

Does DFD have any insights to the dilemma? Am I :wrong: ? Did I make the :wasteful: move because I bought a place with a pool?
The issues comes to reason for taking/delaying possession. Ive always had a very clear cut "here are keys, its your issue now" approach to buying AND selling. This should be spelled out clearly if both parties are mutally benefiting from the delay of taking possession.

When does it come to your liability on insurance? If they are still liable for the house and are living in it, they are liable for basic upkeep and preventative winterizing. I am also clueless on "closing in the pool". I figured up there you'd have a permanent cover made to fit the pool and would install it when it got cold. Do they really have a new cover made every year??
I think there are chemicals to add and things as well as just covering, to stabilize and prevent freezing.

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:05 pm

Tarspin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
New joint has a pool, and we don't take posession until the last week of October. We asked about closing the pool because nights are starting to get pretty cold and we might see some frost before we get in there. The answer we got back from the current owners through our realtor:

"It is our preference to have the new owners close the pool, for liability sake".

Hmm, WhAt shOuLd I DO?

Option A:
Fork out the $300 and get a guy to close it, making careful notes on what is being done and if there are any deficiencies that might come to light.

Option B:
Insist the current owners to close the pool since everyone I talked to who has one in this region has already closed theirs.

There are pros and cons to both options but I don't know what they all may be.

Does DFD have any insights to the dilemma? Am I :wrong: ? Did I make the :wasteful: move because I bought a place with a pool?
In your climate? Get them to do it. Closing is in late October....

It's.
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:40 pm

Fax is right, the owners are just being cheap. They're liable for any repairs and upkeep until the date of possession. The only reason they suggest we close the pool is so that we know that there's nothing wrong with the pool at the time of closing.

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:42 pm

I think the total cost for closing a pool is $300 they drain the majority of the water and blow out all the pipes so that nothing freezes inside them. All the filters are drained as while I guess, and yeah some sort of chemicals are added.

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:47 pm

All the people I talked to with pools have already closed them. I don't think the owners of the house are going to close that pool at all, so I guess I'm closing it on the last week of October. Bunch of fucking idiots

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All the people I talked to with pools have already closed them. I don't think the owners of the house are going to close that pool at all, so I guess I'm closing it on the last week of October. Bunch of fucking idiots
If it freezes before you take possession of it they will be very much liable. I'd have your agent clarify that with their agent.

The chance of it going full freeze mode is also very low as long as the water is circulated this early in the year. The house must stay in the condition from when you put a contract on it, though. Thats the entire point of a final walk through before keys are handed over.
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