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

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  1. CF3234

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    Each area has a different market. Asking someone else in a different market if you did it right won't really help you. In SFL everyone lists their homes for obscene prices then takes an offer that is well under asking.
     
  2. hipsterjoe

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    here everything was going for 10-15% over list price
     
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  3. ned's head

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    They have to fix a leak on the main pump, an actuator that goes from the pool to spa mode, and reconnect the water feature pump that was disconnected and ensure it isn't leaking. The last one is the wildcard, because the inspector said that things aren't usually disconnected unless there's a problem
     
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  4. a.tramp

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    Yeah, the last one is the only one that would concern me. Am I mistaken or are you in the DFW area? Or were you at one time?
     
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  5. goblue31602

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    Yeah unhooking a water feature because you felt like it doesn't sound very plausible. I think it's safe to assume there was some sort of issue.
     
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  6. ned's head

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    Yeah, we're moving to plano. The inspector gave us a worst case scenario number that isn't outrageous, but we've rolled over to the sellers at every turn and have decided to mount a stand :laugh:
     
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  7. a.tramp

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    Pm me pics of the pump leak, water feature pump, and water feature if you have them. You know a guy that will point you in the right direction.
     
  8. texasraider

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    I used to disconnect my water feature in the winter because the dumbasses that designed the pool didn't include a shut off valve for it.

    also your mom loves my water feature
     
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  9. ned's head

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    I'm afraid the inspector didn't take any. I will reach out if we get the house and need to do some work. Does your company do regular cleanings, too?
     
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  10. a.tramp

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    I do not do weekly maintenance/cleaning, just equipment issues. What part of Plano, I do know some peeps that I trust up there for pool cleaning.
     
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  11. ned's head

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    That would be great. It'll be just east of the tollway and between park and parker
     
  12. THF

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    Priced too low imhv
     
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  13. THF

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    That’s a great area. I am not far from you. If a.tramp can’t help, I have a guy I trust in the area I can refer you to if you would like.
     
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  14. Baron

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    nope, just how hot the market is here. it's actually pretty mind blowing how fast homes are selling.
     
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  15. pez

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    Yep way too specific. When we bought our last house, standard asking was 10% under. When we sold 3 years later, we got over asking with multiple offers in 24 hours. It’s so specific to market and can vary in just a short amount of time
     
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  16. Bruce Bowen

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    Right near Whiskey Cake :lick:
     
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  17. a.tramp

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    All of his available money is gonna be spent by his wife across the tollway at the mall or at Legacy West.
     
  18. Baron

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    or on a.tramp's meat :gfa:
     
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  19. THF

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    And that Meso Maya they put in at Park and Preston....
     
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  20. THF

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    I just wanted to use “imhv” to show I am a TMB og.
     
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  21. ned's head

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    And my favorite dfw spec's :ohgosh:
     
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  22. Doug

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    2nd quote - $6k. whoo boy.

    The 1st guy worked for a family friend and they were happy, I spent more time with the 2nd guy and like him - but have to go with the first quote here. Fuck this is going to be a lot of money.
     
  23. colonel_forbin

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    What neighborhood?
     
  24. LeVar Burton

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    In Madison in a subdivision off Hughes. More house and yard for $$$.

    5 offers in one day. Probably should have offered higher and will be kind of bummed when I find out I lost out on it over 2 or 3K.
     
  25. thunderstruck

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    Madison? Embarrassing....

    kidding, hope it works out
     
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  26. southlick

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    • Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
    • Sale is valid from 4/4/19 through 4/17/19 or while supplies last.
     
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  27. tigr2ndbase

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    We’re going to have a window over the bathtub that looks into the neighbors living room windows. Wife is looking at the frosted film to go over it. Anyone used that or have suggestions to create some privacy? Shutters, blinds, or curtains are out.
     
  28. Wallcoq

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    Get a few suction cup dildos to block any potentially compromising angles. I suggest white, black and Latino so they don’t think you’re racist. Good luck.
     
  29. kentucky_dawg

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    nm
     
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  30. bigred77

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    Whaaaaa?
     
  31. kentucky_dawg

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    Wrong thread.
     
  32. ned's head

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    You could go a couple of ways. What are her measurements?
     
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  33. The Hebrew Husker

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    I feel like every aspect of my house is some rogue shit I’ve never seen, and it gives me anxiety combined with feeling like an absolute idiot haha
     
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  34. One Two

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    I've got an area of concrete drain/gutter to the side of my driveway. It's old and cracked up/missing some pieces. Can I just pressure wash and add concrete over the top of the existing gutter or do I need to break the entire old stuff up and start over?
     
  35. Matt Foley

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    I’m finishing up my master remodel in the next week and we have a small window that we will be using textured film on.

    I’ll let you know how it ends up.
     
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  36. The Hebrew Husker

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    I can take a picture tomorrow but is there any reason my house would have vents that appear to be permanently shut?

    It seems most of the vents are in the floor, not the baseboard, but flat on the floor. Most of them have these vents that seem to be easily removable and also permanently closed with no way to open it. Almost like the previous guy put these in to keep air flowing in certain rooms.
     
  37. Wallcoq

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    I am still trying to determine how air flows within my house. I have no idea how or why certain seemingly inconsequential actions move the air. Main advice being if you remove them, don't throw them out.
     
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  38. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah for now I will leave them in. It’s just bizarre to feel like there’s maybe two “normal” vents in the whole house.

    It’s also been like 55 since I closed so I haven’t really had air or heat on obviously.
     
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  39. Wallcoq

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    That's my battle, I have a pellet stove for the winter. Oil backup, but I don't use it.
     
  40. bigred77

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    Dude, I've worked in construction for 20 years and I feel this way about 90% of the issues around my house
     
  41. Owsley

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    Becoming a first-time homeowner next week. Can’t wait to ask a bunch of stupid questions itt.
     
  42. The Banks

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    How are the vents permanently closed with no way to open?
     
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  43. The Hebrew Husker

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    They seriously look like they’re “fake” like they just popped them in to fill the hole in the floor. They are metal like a normal vent, but then there’s what appears to be a plastic part that blocks it and there’s no lever to open/close.
     
  44. The Hebrew Husker

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    They might be these “decor grates” which appear to have some kind of filter on them.
     
  45. LeVar Burton

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    I’m a homeowner...:ballin: :rain:


    :lurk: :huh: :ohnoes::ohshit:
     
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  46. NoNatty

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    Came home from vacation to my piece of shit Samsung French door ice maker being a solid block of ice.

    After some internet searching, I spent an hour with a blow dryer defrosting it last night.
     
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  47. hipsterjoe

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    has anyone ever done a backsplash over an existing backsplash
     
  48. One Two

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    This sounds like a bad idea
     
  49. One Two

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    hipsterjoe is taking down the existing backsplash not an option or just something you don't want to deal with?
     
  50. The Hebrew Husker

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    Update finally figured these POS out