Home Buyin/Maintenance Thread - Where most of us are 30ish but act 47. Oh, and fuck home inspectors

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  1. The Blackfish

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    So my side by side refrigerator/freezer goes out intermittently. I will go to work in the morning and everything is frozen in the freezer, when I arrive home everything is half thawed. I can unplug it and plug it back in and it will start cooling again. The condenser and evaporator fans are running and my condenser coils are clean.

    I’m thinking my defrost thermostat is malfunctioning. That logically makes sense to me and some research seems to back me up. Thoughts?
     
  2. a.tramp

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    My old fridge had a drip tray at the bottom that had to be cleaned out every couple years or this would happen.
     
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  3. The Blackfish

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    Mine has one of these. Please help me understand how the drip tray could cause this to happen
     
  4. a.tramp

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    Mine had condensing lines and what not associated with it and if it was full, would not work properly. Idk the exact details. I googled the issue with my model of frig, that came up as a suggestion. I did it and it fixed it.
     
  5. NDfanPSUgrad

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    So we don’t have any Alexa or Google Home. Is there a preference or suggestion?
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    Looked at mine and it was empty, unfortunately not my problem. Thanks for the help though
     
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  7. bigred77

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    I have Alexa and really like it, they seem to be running ahead in the race
     
  8. The Blackfish

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    I have Google Home and really like it, they seem to be running ahead in the race
     
  9. gopack2104

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  11. arrdub

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    Tie ballgame!
     
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  12. NDfanPSUgrad

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    This is not helping. I really don’t want either but I feel like it makes sense. I do have some lifx lights that would be nice if they were voice controlled. Plus we do have a ton of movies for my daughter on amazon prime. She can navigate the controllers but it would be need for her to be able to put a movie on.
     
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  13. Wallcoq

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    I’d wait, space is going to evolve massively in the next few years. It’s kind of Wild West territory now. Unless you see something for a price point that is a no brainer.
     
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  14. EMAW FC

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  15. THF

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    Anyone ever seen something like this? I need to find/build something like this for a corner cabinet I have.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Russellin4885

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    Posted a little while back but am building a covered screened in porch. Getting close to where I'll be working on the ceiling with recessed lights, fans, etc. Am thinking I want to put some in ceiling speakers in that I can play music on when having parties/people over and can also run for the tv out there. Anyone have any thought's or recommendations? Haven't looked too much into it yet but was just thinking of some standard speakers and wire them to a basic receiver that I can have under the tv. Don't love the idea of having a receiver out there though as I am going to have a TCL roku tv and didn't want to have anything under the tv and wanted that area to look "clean".
     
  17. Baron

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    What’s the difference between Ring, Ring 2 and Ring Pro?
     
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  19. DriveByBBQ

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    Quick survey; What % of the purchase price did you put down on your home?
     
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  20. Baron

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  21. bigred77

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    Zero
     
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  22. TYdeFan05

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    65%
     
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  23. Toast

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    Hey a.tramp how's the reno going?
     
  24. Louis Holth

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    20%
     
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  25. a.tramp

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    Waiting for the proper vent hood to come in and will be done basically.
     
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  26. The Banks

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  27. Duck70

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    10%
     
  28. NoNatty

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    3.5.
     
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  29. billdozer

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    30%
     
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  30. Boo MFer!

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    69%
     
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  31. a.tramp

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  32. Wallcoq

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    40%
     
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  33. buy_dont_lease

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    5%, but that was only because we wanted to pay cash for renovations. Total expenditure of down payment and renovations was 22% of purchase price. Also the loan has a 20 year term.
     
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  34. Bruce Bowen

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    100% Straight cash homie

    10%
     
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  35. PAHokieinRVA

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    15% on the loan Andy had to make up difference between appraisal and purchase price. Total I think was a little under 20%
     
  36. NoNatty

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    nice.
     
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  37. CF3234

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    putting down 20%. avoid Mortgage insurance at all costs.
     
  38. Druce

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    :facepalm:
     
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  39. Pharm

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    Pmi isn't necessarily a bad thing right?
     
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  40. CF3234

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    feel free to educate me. I'm just going off what the accountant fiance is saying. I will readily admit this isn't my area of expertise.
     
  41. Bruce Bowen

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    My Pmi is somewhere around $30 a month. Another 10% to save that wasn't worth it for my situation.
     
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  42. CF3234

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    ours was quoted at like $450ish
     
  43. The Blackfish

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    Per month??
     
  44. CF3234

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    yup
     
  45. Boo MFer!

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    PMI is usually 0.5-1% of the loan, so a $450 monthly payment isn’t THAT crazy.
     
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  46. Druce

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    Who is your loan officer? Thats asinine. I've gone on PMI rants itt before, but to keep it short every situation is different. There aren't, however, many situations where I think it makes sense to sacrifice liquidity when you don't have to. Look into LPMI, which is lender paid, and you get a slightly higher interest rate, or first time home buyer programs. It should never be $450/mo for PMI.
     
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  47. Druce

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    Most of the time .25 - .3% coverage is required. First time home buyer programs can get to as low as .12%
     
  48. Pharm

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    Mine is 41 dollars a month.
     
  49. The Blackfish

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    I don't even remember what mine was. I'm not sure why I came off as so incredulous.