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

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  1. a.tramp

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    Presenting a better target for my nosy and strapped neighbors imo.
     
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  3. Duck70

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    Most likely all of the 5k could be DIY'ed. Probably some of the plumbing as well.
     
  4. texasraider

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  6. Funshot Residue

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    Open Carry
    How many windows? Aside from structural failures and bad roofs, windows are possibly a good reason to walk.
    Even good vinyl replacments are expensive.
     
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  7. AptosDuck

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    We replaced all of our cheap single-pane windows with wood framed double pane Eagle windows (now a division of Andersen) between 2005 and 2008. 25 windows, averaged around $500/ea. Dining room slider and back room french doors were a couple grand each IIRC
     
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  8. ned's head

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    I've seen standard double panes priced at around $1k installed in dfw recently
     
  9. Snakes

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    FWIW I got a Nest/Yale lock at my old house and it sucked. Quit working with the nest app a few days after install and boomers could never figure out the code.
     
  10. lfriend

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    No kidding. The one I have for tomorrow better be that fucking picky.
     
  11. a.tramp

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    Ya’ll absolutely love inspectors until they pick apart your ratchet-ass houses you are selling, don’t you?!
     
  12. Open Carry

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    The windows aren’t bad. The thermal scan came back showing no leaks. They’re just old and rotting. I’d expect $8-10k to replace them and the surrounding wood.
     
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  13. AptosDuck

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    I tend to fix shit in my house as if I'm going to be putting it on the market within a year, even if I never do
     
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  14. Open Carry

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    Sent an amendment for seller to cover closing costs and purchase a one year warranty for the hvac.
    :yolo:
     
  15. Open Carry

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    Can I buy your house
     
  16. AptosDuck

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    Do you have $2M
     
  17. Open Carry

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    I’ll give you $200k and a zj
     
  18. AptosDuck

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    I admire your pluck
     
  19. pperc

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    Your agent doesn’t give you a 1 year home warranty for free?
     
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  20. Bishop

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    Be careful on that warranty doesn't cover alot. I'd pay $100 to have someone come inspect it for you.
     
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  21. Open Carry

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    That isn’t a no

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  22. Open Carry

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    I don’t really care about the warranty. It’s a bargaining chip so they give me max closing costs. I expect the hvac will need to be replaced within a couple years.
     
  23. Funshot Residue

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    Good luck, I'd expect more.
     
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  24. Funshot Residue

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    We do Andersen double hung pocket windows for $1000 ea on average. Windows and doors go up 2-5% per year, and more in the current market.
     
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  25. Andy Reocho

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    Well, me and my wife signed today for our first home. Still blown away by how insane the house market is right now.
     
  26. Doc Louis

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    It's definitely a buyer's market

    I mean if you're buying and like competing with investment groups and people with way more money than you'd think someone would have for a house you're looking for
     
  27. bigred77

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    Guy I work with just sold his house for a "lot more than they paid" and bought a big ass rv and is moving his family of 4 into it with the plan being to wait till things settle down then buying another home having made lots of money

    Am I crazy to think the prices arnt coming back down ?
     
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  28. Tommy Jefferson

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    So he made a profit then invested it into a depreciating asset?

    No, you’re not the crazy one.
     
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  29. PAHokie

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    Prices may come down, but not until rates come up. That guy is dumb.
     
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  30. goblue31602

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    Seems like most people believe they will come back down a little, but not to where they were before. Considering the depreciation on an RV and the fact that he'll probably buy at a higher interest rate, I can't imagine he's going to see massive profit from this move.
     
  31. PAHokie

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    Selling right now only gives you good profit if you downsize. It also would work if you had a place to move to. I would love to sell my place at $125k more than I paid and $200k more than I owe, but the only area I would want to move to is crazy expensive and I’m pretty sure I want to build or major renovate the next place I live whenever that time comes.
     
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  32. Houndster

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    It would suck to be one of those kids, he’ll probably cave in less than a year
     
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  33. lfriend

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    I'm sure that he never thought of the fact that he bought an RV at an inflated price.
     
  34. leroi

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    No, it's not crazy. The fundamentals are there to support high prices, unlike the previous run-up in 2006.

    http://www.freddiemac.com/research/insight/20210507_housing_supply.page

     
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  36. ned's head

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    Spoke with my old neighbor the other day who said she was thinking about selling into the wild market, but she has a lake house that they could live in until things settle. That's the only feasible option imo, but even then you may still have issues in dallas because more people are moving in than out and inventory isn't going to improve
     
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  37. Open Carry

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    Good analysis. One of the big issues I’ve personally experienced is the lack of entry level homes, which is supported by the data referenced in that article. I’ve been interested in houses and haven’t even been able to get a showing because they booked immediately. Houses in my area above $400k are sitting on the market for weeks while sub-$300k houses are on for two days. Boomers fucked us again.
     
  38. leroi

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    My home was built in 1960, and it would be illegal to build it now.

    You can drive through any downtown in America and probably 2/3 of the existing structures would be illegal under existing development rules.
     
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  39. Open Carry

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    The house I’m under contract for was built in 1949. It needs a lot.
     
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  40. leroi

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    You're just buying a house with no land?

    I guess things are more desperate than I realized
     
  41. ButchCassidy

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    God damnit, leroi

    Our house was built in the 60s. We go back and forth about selling, but I'm afraid an inspector will find so much wrong with it.

    Luckily, my FIL really wants the house, so we already have a buyer when we do decide to sell.
     
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  42. NineteenNine

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    Interesting quirk of our new house discovered yesterday, BFF and I are out on the deck taking a break from unpacking and we hear this *wooosh* of water nearby. Thinking that’s pretty odd in the forests of Arizona currently we go to investigate. Turns out our washing machine isn’t hooked up to the septic and is literally just dumping out of a pipe onto the ground down the slope from the house. :laugh: that can’t remotely be up to code. Thinking about adding a second septic or something to remedy this.
     
  43. NineteenNine

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    Side note: all unpacking is is wandering around looking for the box cutter for 10 minutes at a time.
     
  44. ned's head

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    I would love for someone to explain why some exterior door handlesets have a bottom hole at 8" and others at 8 3/4". Other than to just piss me off.

    Eta: schlage apparently uses an adjustable bottom hole. That's more than I can say about my wife!
     
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  45. lfriend

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    Inspection came back good overall today. As long as the appraisal looks good I think we are set to move in the shitty summer heat. Woo.
     
  46. Open Carry

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    Seller agreed to full closing costs and the home warranty
    :smugdog:
     
  47. bigred77

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    It's actually perfectly legal in some places
     
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  48. Doc Louis

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    How nice is the RV? And how did he talk his wife into going along with it?
     
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  49. AptosDuck

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    Sounds like a primitive gray water system

    Drought is going to be bad in CA this year, lots of people are going to be using gray water for toilet flushing and garden watering. I just put ten gallons of shower water on my front yard plants

    In other news, the contractor/plumber I trust says that my leaking water heater will probably have to be cut apart in order to be removed, and replaced with a tankless model. Would prefer to go electric, but that would require rewiring and I'm not sure there are viable electric options to support 4-5 adults in the house
     
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  50. bigred77

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    I dont think she's very smart
     
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