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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2755 days ago 711 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a good one for you home re-modelers out there.
My Son recently talked to a friend of his from Minneapolis. He bought a fixer upper home that he planned on reselling. He invested a lot of his sweat, time, and money into it.
He had recently sold the home, and about a week after selling it, he happened to drive past the old place, & to his astonishment, the house was no longer there.
The people who purchased it, demolished it to build a new home.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2755 days ago

I donated a small end table to a charity auction. They put a lamp on it and sold both for $10.00. I dread walking into a thrift store and seeing a piece I built buried under boxes of old cloths.

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Obi

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#2 posted 2755 days ago

One man’s treasure is another man’s trash. That’s how you get a Sam Maloof Rocker for $50.00. Customer buys it for $8,000.00, then passes away. Stupid … I mean, uninformed survivors don’t know what it is, and sell it fo $50.00 at a garage sale.

To get a “Dennis Mitchell” original with a cheap lamp on it for $10.00, what a deal.

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Karson

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#3 posted 2754 days ago

Yes Dennis, I hope you autographed it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Don

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#4 posted 2754 days ago

Even worse – I sold a home in Canada in 1988 for CDN$450,000. In 1989 the same home with no improvements sold for CDN$1.2 million.

How do you think that this made me feel?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Don

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#5 posted 2754 days ago

But here’s the rest of the story.

This home was in Vancouver’s highest priced community, but just 50 yards away was a railway track that had once been an interurban tram line. It was only used a couple of times each week to move small trains from the city center to the south of the city – this never bothered us in the least.

When we sold, there was a proposal that had been in place for a few years to upgrade the line to light rapid transit elevated mono rail.

Shortly after we sold, the lobbying of the ‘connected’ citizens of this upper class community was successful in getting the government to declare the rail right-of-way as ‘strip park’.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2754 days ago

So now the poor guy that has the house now, owns a $2 million home.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#7 posted 2754 days ago

Probably. As we Aussies say “Goodonya, Mate!”

It makes an interesting conversation piece, but I really am not fussed about it. What I never had I didn’t lose. There are many things in life that could have been different – but it’s absolutely pointless going there.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2754 days ago

That’s water over the dam. SHUDDA-CUDDA-DUNDAT-DIDDAT

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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