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Buying a house

08-21-2010, 05:32 PM
I am buying a house that needs a bunch of work so I haven't had much time to spend on the welding forum. I am also stuck on dialup internet so using the internet is a real pain unless I drive to my parents place.



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08-21-2010, 07:21 PM
I think it needs 1 or 2 more windows.Just kidding. I see it has a basement.that's cool,I have always wanted a basement.where I live it's nice to have a safe place to run to because of hurricanes.

08-22-2010, 01:56 AM
Looks like a fun project, I'm jealous of your basement.

08-22-2010, 03:18 AM
Congratulations on the home purchase. I know what it feels like when you look at a house that needs work and you think to your self where to start. If I don't have to do another house remodel I'll die a happy man.

08-22-2010, 09:11 AM
Congratulations!! A Friend of mine bought a house in much worse shape than yours. He always said that he had a 30 year mortgage and 30 years to fix it up. The best of luck in your new home.

08-22-2010, 04:59 PM
The basement isn't a great basement but it works. There is a cement slab that I am looking forward to building a garage / shop on.

Right now I have all of the sideing torn off and I am working on replaceing a few rotten boards before I put on new siding.

---------- Post added at 06:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:35 PM ----------

\I know what it feels like when you look at a house that needs work and you think to your self where to start.

When I started I had like 5 or 6 different "first" things that I needed to do. I kept thinking first I need to plan every thing, then I though no first I need to find out what I have, first I need to .... first I need to ....


08-22-2010, 07:49 PM
Looks like you've got your hands full Eric but I'm sure it will look great when you are done with it.

08-23-2010, 05:02 AM
I installed floor covering,carpet,vinyl,tile,and hardwood floors for about 38 years.Retired from that and started doing home remodeling for a friend that needed some help.The remodeling job was the most gratifying work that I have done.It was so cool to take something that looked ruined,or was not even there anymore,and make it look brand new again.

08-23-2010, 06:48 AM
I have every thing planned out pretty soon the outside will start to look better once that is done I can start on the inside. It really needs new windows and insulation before winter so I am putting those on the top of my list. It is fun tearing stuff apart but it will be nice to building


08-24-2010, 10:21 AM
It looks like a solid house to start with, but I would be adding the garage to the slab first;) I'm too busy to even look at the moment, but next year, I'll join you in the madness;)


08-24-2010, 03:11 PM
Congrats on the house.
I too started out with a "fixer-upper". I'm still working on it 35+ years later. - But I love it, and ain't movin' anytime soon.
Don't feel overwhelmed - just keep at it.

Art R.

08-24-2010, 10:33 PM
my house was bought 15 years ago, it was the local "haunted mansion", today it's almost completely restored and the whole estate has tripled in value, even in today's econ.

my point is houses are real investments, will give you something to do as you live out your days, and will be rewarding in the end.

08-25-2010, 03:12 PM
I hope so. Now I need to decide if I am going put on an addition or leave the house the way it is.

I am also going to try and straighten the house a bit some things are a bit crooked. Not to bad but they would be nicer straighter.