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Bought my first house

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by NikkorTheMonk, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. NikkorTheMonk

    NikkorTheMonk Registered User

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    We sign the paperwork next Friday and take the keys. Feelin' a little woozy here, I need to take a knee.
     
  2. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    You're buying at what we all hope is the bottom off the market.

    Good luck, bro.

    Sent from my fucking phone, so I'm going to misspell shit.
     
  3. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Shit will start breaking in 5....4....3....2....

    :D
     
  4. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    THE DAY of settlement the screen door fell off side of my house its been going down hill ever since
     
  5. JimsInfectedEye

    JimsInfectedEye That's very hurtful, sir.

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    Congrats on the purchase. Hopefully you're a handy fella.
     
  6. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Yup. ONE month after buying, found termites in the basement. Took down sheetrock in the room to find a nice crack in the foundation wall. Good luck! :)
     
  7. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    Congratulations... welcome to Hell.

    Fucking water heater is doing that thing again where it cycles through the light-off cycle four times and then locks down and throws out an error code.

    A cold shower after a 6 mile run in the freezing cold this morning... just what I was looking forward too.

    Houses... fucking money pits.
     
  8. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Lol... we had a relay issue with our water heater last winter, due to the flood that we had just before buying the house. Rusted the relay to shit, and it bit the dust. 120 v AC, all the plumbing supply houses had was 24vDC. Poor wife decided to try to fix it herself. Killed the power, unscrewed and unplugged the original relay, plugged in the new one, and flipped the switch. Poof, ran for 1/10th of a second & melted real nice.

    Finally found a place online that had refurbs, bought one, all is now good, but it was a learning experience.

    Yay money pit!

    Until you actually sign on the dotted line, it's not too late to go buy a nice condo somewhere.... :)
     
  9. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Indeed they are but it's still better than renting and paying

    someone else's mortgage. Good luck with it.

    I'm a couple of years away from being paid off.
     
  10. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    True dat. I kid, of course. I love my house, issues and all. Love coming home and knowing this is mine. (At least, mine and the banks, but eh.)
     
  11. NikkorTheMonk

    NikkorTheMonk Registered User

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    4.25% for 30 year, fixed rate. 1 owner house. We inspected the shit out of that house. Failed radon, he's splitting the cost of remediation. Almost all houses fail it though. The kitchen is right out of 1972 and hurts to look at. One of the odd things is there is no door from inside the house to the attached garage. you have to walk out a side door from the garage, then about 8 steps along the outside walkway to the mudroom which leads into the kitchen. Home inspector gave it a solid A and said it would have gotten a A+ had it not had the kitchen from hell. The stove has simulated wood grain plastic accents that matched the dishwasher. I cant even begin to describe how ugly that kitchen is. Cool thing: It has a lundry chute from the master bedroom through the floor to the washroom.
     
  12. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    I will refrain from repeating my dissertation about home inspectors.

    Our house was the same way, kitchen from hell. Rest of house was updated, but kitchen was not. The upside was we got to do it the way we wanted.
     
  13. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Boats are worse...
     
  14. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    The house I'm in now has an upstairs laundry... fucking rules. Schlepping laundry baskets up and down stairs always seemed retarded to me.

    The washer sits in a little plastic basin thing that has a drain pipe that sticks right out of the side of the house... so if the washer ever springs a leak or overflows, the water goes into the basin, then right out the drain pipe and waters my tomatoes.

    Sweet.

    My house is new construction, 4 years old, and I'm the original owner... but even new construction has it's headaches.
     
  15. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    It's better to have a friend who owns a boat than to own a boat.
     
  16. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Bust Out Another Thousand
     
  17. BeerBelly

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    Tell me about it
     
  18. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    My brother in law has 8 for some reason... a big ass one that is docked at the yacht club and 7 other ones of varying sizes in storage all over the North Shore of the Baferston area... one is bad enough I could not imagine maintaining 8.

    He can prob afford it as his wife does commercial real estate and he does ethical hacking for certain umm entities...

    My chick wants to get one... and I said sure as long it is a canoe... with perhaps a trolling motor and that is it... I have enough shit here to maintain as it is.
     
  19. BeerBelly

    BeerBelly Banned

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    8????

    bullshit

    nobody has 8 boats, that's just stupid
     
  20. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    We rented a place that had two washing machines... actually quite handy well if you live with a female...
     
  21. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Well this is what he told us... my chick has seen two of his boats... some 20' bow rider and a 38' fishing boat with a pulpit, flying bridge etc... I think he uses the two in the water and the rest are in storage.
     
  22. Janeyakimoto

    Janeyakimoto New Wackbag

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    Wish you the best of luck. It looks like you got in at the right time.
     
  23. BeerBelly

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    What a nice first post,

    such the a diplomat!
     
  24. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    Yep. I loved the thought of buying a brand new house. But the one thing I learned is to pay attention to what the builders are doing. My house was so fucked up, that they ran a hot water line to my backyard spigot...meanwhile, my kitchen sink had no hot water. My neighbors were complaining about the constant smell of marijuana when they were building the houses. The house is still standing though after 6 years with a just a few issues here and there. I think the biggest problem I've had is the air handler upstairs...which seems to crap out 2-3 times a year.
     
  25. Dicktator

    Dicktator Frozen Meatbals 4life

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    Last night we had to sleep with an electric heater in the bedroom . House has 2 furnaces one for downstairs and one for upstairs. Went up to go to bed last night and it was cold.

    Good luck.
     

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