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Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:43 pm

Over the summer my partner and I bought a house.

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Her first, my second. Three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 2200ish square feet in the Parker Lane neighborhood about 4.5 miles from the city center. The house was built in 1963 and was a flip. We bought it completely renovated.

We're pretty happy; it is a beautiful place in a great location with a high probability of the neighborhood value going up. It has not come without frustration, however, as the company that renovated the place seemed to have spent very little of the supposed $125k they put into the house on quality labor. I am betting they got a lot of work done by picking up folks from the Home Depot about 1 mile from the house. Fuck that nonsense though because most of it is fixable in a straightforward fashion and none of it is near emergency level of need. We're enjoying that homeowner life by spending silly amounts of money on furniture and enjoying having a place to call ours.

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:40 pm

stripethree wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Over the summer my partner and I bought a house.

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Her first, my second. Three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 2200ish square feet in the Parker Lane neighborhood about 4.5 miles from the city center. The house was built in 1963 and was a flip. We bought it completely renovated.

We're pretty happy; it is a beautiful place in a great location with a high probability of the neighborhood value going up. It has not come without frustration, however, as the company that renovated the place seemed to have spent very little of the supposed $125k they put into the house on quality labor. I am betting they got a lot of work done by picking up folks from the Home Depot about 1 mile from the house. Fuck that nonsense though because most of it is fixable in a straightforward fashion and none of it is near emergency level of need. We're enjoying that homeowner life by spending silly amounts of money on furniture and enjoying having a place to call ours.
Austin has some :neat: places.

The interior looks :tits:

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:57 pm

Damn the inside looks niiiiiiiiiice. Perfect for R/C car drifting

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CaleDeRoo wrote:
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Damn the inside looks niiiiiiiiiice. Perfect for R/C car drifting
Man, hobbies from a past life.

I've got so much R/C shit to get rid of.
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Zillon wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:58 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Damn the inside looks niiiiiiiiiice. Perfect for R/C car drifting
Man, hobbies from a past life.

I've got so much R/C shit to get rid of.
R/C shit is so cool, but I can't put that much time/money into it.

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Man, hobbies from a past life.

I've got so much R/C shit to get rid of.
R/C shit is so cool, but I can't put that much time/money into it.
I used to work at a couple hobby shops and I raced indoor onroad cars for several years, plus dabbled in scale 4WD stuff and a few other cars. Still have the Tamiya stuff - 2 M03L MINI Coopers and a Tamiya Pajero, and I also have a barely recognizable Traxxas Rustler that doesn't have much left on it in terms of stock parts.
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:47 pm

The open space interior and no carpet anywhere were big selling points. I'm pretty happy with the garage set up as well, just need some lighting improvements. I had the floors epoxy coated before we moved in.


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:neat:
welcome back
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:19 pm

Oh nice! I love the epoxy floors! Does the final coat contain sand to keep the surface from getting slick? How much? I likey!

Great looking place sir!

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Tarspin wrote:Oh nice! I love the epoxy floors! Does the final coat contain sand to keep the surface from getting slick? How much? I likey!

Great looking place sir!
Thanks! Yes it has color chips to make it less slippy and to the break up the expanse of gray. It was about $2k to have done. Four coats including clear. I had this done on the 3-car garage in my AZ house and I pretty much never want to own a home again without this.


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