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Old 03-09-2007, 05:44 PM   #76
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Yes, Atlantic, it does have a dial for slow speed and one for fast and also a lever for screwing and one for when I need to use it as a hammer drill.


Thanks digthisbigcrux. Actually, the equity that I added really came approx. 3 years ago when I (the contractor, actually) totally gutted the bungalow and added a second addition.
I bought the home, in 93 for $240,000.00.

If I had done nothing to it, I would have been able to sell it for
500,000.
But because of the new home I am now able to sell for over 1M.
(Mainly because of the location that I am located.)

Actually, by doing the basement, it really doesn't add much to the value.

More a labour of love for the kids.

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Yes, Atlantic, it does have a dial for slow speed and one for fast and also a lever for screwing and one for when I need to use it as a hammer drill.


Thanks digthisbigcrux. Actually, the equity that I added really came approx. 3 years ago when I (the contractor, actually) totally gutted the bungalow and added a second addition.
I bought the home, in 93 for $240,000.00.

If I had done nothing to it, I would have been able to sell it for
500,000.
But because of the new home I am now able to sell for over 1M.
(Mainly because of the location that I am located.)

Actually, by doing the basement, it really doesn't add much to the value.

More a labour of love for the kids.
Holy cow. You should go pro.

And you might want to think again about how much equity you basement remod will add - any time you add finished square footage to a house you defacto increase the value A LOT.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:00 PM   #78
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I think my home is valuable because of the location.
But of course, if I don't sell it and cash in, it may as well be worth nothing.

I don't plan on selling and moving. I really like where I am living.

(I keep telling my kids that this is not their inheritance, it is my retirement.)
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digthisbigcrux,

When you do renovations that are less than code, you actually take away from the value. vbmenu_register("postmenu_36437", true);
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:06 PM   #80
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Nice Work. Too bad about the water meter location. Do you have enough recptacles for future use? Also, whats with the plus strip next to the water heater?

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I can't believe you did all that work without a circular saw or a cordless drill! Not sure how much the drywall screwgun is, but my Dewalt 18V with a drywall attachment works great for drywall screws. I've had the drill for 10 years or so and it still works very well. Of course I'm not a contractor either.
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The plug strip next to the furnace is a temporary one put in as I did not have enough receptacles at that time, and have still not removed it, now that I have more receptacles.

Will be removing it. No longer need it there.
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Yes rb in va, I have done the work without a circular saw, (I have a compound saw for my 2X4s), and I have a hammer drill (electric) that I drill pilot holes with.

Not that difficult, (mind you it's been 5 months since I started framing and still not done) .
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Yes, too bad about my water meter.
I plan to put something in front of it, ie. book shelf or some other creative way to hide it.
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When you do renovations that are less than code, you actually take away from the value. vbmenu_register("postmenu_36437", true);

I Don't think so.
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I Don't think so.
Obviously, since that's what you've done.

However, when you blatantly cut corners in a "$1M" home, it certainly can't help the value.

One other question, is the bottom plate on the right side of the second picture pressure treated?
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Obviously, since that's what you've done.

However, when you blatantly cut corners in a "$1M" home, it certainly can't help the value.

One other question, is the bottom plate on the right side of the second picture pressure treated?


Yes, beer geek, all of my bottom plates are pressure treated.


I really don't think that not adding more receptacles is "cutting corners".
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What would you call doing less than the minimum required by code?
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I guess we should all envy you for doing everything to code.

Some of us, fall short of perfection.

(I better get my $1,000,000+ out now before my home is worth nothing).
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What if you do have to sell for whatever cause.Those Home Inspectors will zoom in on receptacle spacing and cause greif.Consider cost before boarding up V.after.

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