And so the journey to athe new shop begins.....#2

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 08-27-2010 05:22 AM 1094 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well today, we looked at a 2000 sq ft house with 7 bedrooms 3 baths an attached two car garage and a detached 3 car garage. Asking price…......Are you ready? $114,000….Trust me I’m serious. Tomorrow as soon as I know if everything is permitted, I make an offer and post my good faith money.

Let me say here and now….There is something wrong with this, but I haven’t found out what ….yet. There are 7 frigging doors leading out of the house and not one is set right. They are all 1/2 inch high at the bottom and you can see sunlight half way around the door. No A/C,Just two swamp coolers. The paper work says new but It is obvious that they have been up there for years.

To night I’m meeting with a contractor that owes me a few favors and see if he will do the inspection of the property for me. I would rather pay him than an inspector recommended by the realtor. The last time I used their man, it cost me $5000.00 for a new septic system.Staytuned

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#1 posted 08-27-2010 05:27 AM

Good luck!!!! Please keep us informed?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 08-27-2010 05:34 AM

Sounds more like a motel than a house, but best of luck in any case.
The 3-car might make it all worthwhile!

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 08-27-2010 05:37 AM

Hopefully it all works out. We bought our present house without and inspection (this was in the days when houses would sell before they were listed) as we were afraid of losing a rare chance at house we like and could afford. It turned out well for use, I hope you are equally successful.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 08-27-2010 06:56 AM


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#5 posted 08-27-2010 07:11 AM

Swamp coolers only get better with age, and you need good ventilation with them.LOL Hope there isn’t anything major going on sounds like a deal.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 08-27-2010 01:23 PM

i didn’t know they made new fixer-uppers .
big day today ,

any lemon trees in the yard ?

shop sounds good
just in time for the new saw .

best to you .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 08-27-2010 01:53 PM

Hi Rand;

I hooe it works out for you.


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#8 posted 08-27-2010 03:32 PM

Rand, holy smokes, I wouldnt be able to sleep until I get the offer in. Unbelievable. Not so much about the 7 bedrooms, but more for the 2 car attached and the 3 car unattached. I am drooling. God luck. I will say an extra prayer for you for good news on the inspection and getting the house.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 03:38 PM

There are a lot of advantages to a detached shop. Good luck and keep us posted.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#10 posted 08-27-2010 04:39 PM

Good luck I think every thing will go fine ( fingers crossed) . a little fixen can be a good thing at times makes it feel more like its you’res if you know what I mean….............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#11 posted 08-27-2010 07:44 PM

its sure sounds like a bargain
iether has the carpenter been drunk without a level and plump when he set those doors
or the foundation has sunk in one or two corners , lets hope its the first, I cross my fingers for you

donĀ“t have nightmare over it , there is other houses

take care

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#12 posted 08-27-2010 11:43 PM

You had me at 2 car attached garage AND 3 car detached garage. Please show us some pics.

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#13 posted 08-28-2010 01:17 AM

Sure glad my contractor buddy looked at this. Save me a lot of heart ache and money. The only way I could have come out on it is they would drop to 72k and I take out an FHA loan, then I could get an extra 35k to make repairs. So much for this one.

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#14 posted 08-28-2010 01:27 AM

Keep us inform.

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#15 posted 08-28-2010 04:52 AM

Good thing you found out before hand. Keep looking something will turn up!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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