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Old 05-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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no HOA here thankfully.
Once all the major upgrades and repairs etc are done I will likely do the rest on my own.
So far Its needed a new dishwasher, (installed and old one hauled away) for $550

New Insulation, air sealing, attic venting, insulation repairs, $1150

New Gutters $590

I was expecting about $2000-2500 in modifications after moving in so we're right about on track.

I just didn't have the time to do all those on my own.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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Oh, you're from Texas.

I find in my extensive house buying from all over the country, the houses in Texas are much more worn and outdated than other states. Guess it accounts for the lower house prices.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:22 PM   #18
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Just a thought one the hose bib issue check for a shutoff valve it might just need to be turned on. We can always hope for the simple fix.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #19
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As long as the floor has not rotted around the toilets, and all they need is new wax rings and tightening down, you are looking at maybe $15 for parts. Defer major stuff and do it one bit at a time. Roofs, doors and Windows along with electrical & plumbing always get highest priority, unless it is stuff that you can do to knock off on your Honeydo list, like the outside faucet, disposor, toilets, sink drain, do it and you do not need a plumber, just your own intuition.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:15 PM   #20
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Oh, you're from Texas.

I find in my extensive house buying from all over the country, the houses in Texas are much more worn and outdated than other states. Guess it accounts for the lower house prices.
Yeah, we got a steal on this house, mortgage/taxes/insurance all together amount to just over $800 a month for 3bed 2 bath on .17 acres. Not bad. Cheaper than the rent for the 2 bed 2 bath apartment we moved from.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #21
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Well I wish you all the best.

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