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

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  1. arrdub

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    this has me triggered. Hundreds of thousands invested sight unseen… trusting the judgment of a realtor who is paid on commission for the closing of the transaction? I am not cut out for this world.
     
  2. Name P. Redacted

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    Ok boomer let’s get you to bed.
     
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  3. arrdub

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    But it’s trusting a realtor

    and a home inspector!

    I thought we held these truths to be self evident
     
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  4. Name P. Redacted

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    You tried to buy a house lately? The market changed. FWIW my realtor advised against a couple of houses that were higher priced so not all of them are solely focused on the highest commission.
     
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  5. Clown Baby

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    I bought a house site unseen and it ended up being Jim Davis’ house

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  6. ned's head

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    Even seeing a house is pretty worthless. You get a 30 minute walkthrough to see what's on the surface and then you either immediately pull the trigger or let someone else overpay
     
  7. comrade static

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    totally disagree with seeing a house in person being worthless. Layout and current condition of the house relative to your level of acceptability is important to most people.

    I looked at a house last week for a rental property and I’m glad I did bc I didn’t end up making an offer. If I would have based it upon the pictures I 100% would have made an offer and from what I understand I think I would have won the bid over others.
     
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  8. AptosDuck

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    In this market you could have sold it next week for a profit
     
  9. comrade static

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  10. ned's head

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    You're right - it's not worthless. What I'm saying is that the delta between a quick in-person walkthrough and a virtual tour/zoom isn't significant in this market. There just isn't room for a lot of nitpicking pre-inspection.
     
  11. bigred77

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    Are you proud to be from Muskogee?
     
  12. ned's head

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    Who wouldn't be? The airmen should make everyone proud
     
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  13. comrade static

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    I think you are thinking of the Tuskegee airmen, which has nothing to do with Muskogee.
     
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  14. comrade static

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    Pride is somewhat overrated.
     
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  15. ned's head

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  16. Willpépé

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    That and I have the mechanical/handyman knowledge of most advanced toddlers. I’ve gotten better since I’ve owned homes but unless you have some contractor knowledge or if you’ve built homes, you don’t know what you don’t know. Even if you do know something is wrong there’s little to no chance you have any idea the cost to fix it. So I do understand your initial point.

    Now, about the airmen.
     
  17. Boo MFer!

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    Got our fence installed yesterday. Weird how defining the space makes it seem/feel larger.

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  18. You

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    That’s a lovely space
     
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  19. Willpépé

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    Looks nice and it will keep them gators out the yard.
     
  20. Boo MFer!

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    If I really wanted to keep them out, I’d sprinkle a powdery white substance and call it a goal line! Lol!

    No, but for real, snakes are the bigger concern. And a fence doesn’t help with that. :donotwant:
     
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  21. Boo MFer!

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    Thank You.
     
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  22. Barves2125

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    Lay some rope down. Snakes hate rope and won't cross it.

    This isn't true.
     
  23. a.tramp

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    Get a pet mongoose, duh.
     
  24. bigred77

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    Horses
     
  25. Snakes

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    Call me old fashioned but I’m doing a walk through before buying a damn house. Can’t tell you how many houses I fell in love with on Zillow before realizing it fucking sucked once spending five minutes in it.
     
  26. kinghill

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    OK, BOOMER!

    hyuck hyuck hyuck
     
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  27. Matt Foley

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    You joke, but lime should do the trick.
     
  28. Boo MFer!

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    I’m with you but understand why someone might skip it, given the sellers’ market we’re in.
     
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  29. Boo MFer!

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    For snakes?
     
  30. Matt Foley

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    That’s the rumor
     
  31. mb711

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    Are wood fences a thing down there?
     
  32. Boo MFer!

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    They are, and I’d prefer one, but my HOA only allows the black wrought iron.
     
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  33. mb711

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    Gotcha, looks nice
     
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  34. bigred77

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    I think that says a lot about your area and HOA
     
  35. bigred77

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    Good things I mean
     
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  36. ned's head

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    We about to go big game hunting, boys. Some large animal pooped on the house and managed to bypass the fascia. Must have been ass to brick

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  37. Harry Twatter

    Harry Twatter Brooks was here

    You got bums or construction workers around?
     
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  38. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Your home buying experience appears to be, by all accounts, an absolute nightmare.
     
  39. Willpépé

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  40. a.tramp

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    Hate to break it to you but that is just your neighbor Randy. He just occasionally drinks a little too much.
     
  41. Willpépé

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    Fucking Randy got another case of White Claws.
     
  42. Boo MFer!

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    Sounds like his posting history!

    I’m drunk but fuck Ned, he sucks.
     
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  43. ned's head

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    It's been real bad, my man. It's an old house and it's like nothing broke for any of the prior owners, which is wild since everything is held together by bubble gum and scotch tape. I do think it'll be good after throwing more money at it than I originally anticipated.
     
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  44. AptosDuck

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    I preferred it before the edit
     
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  45. Open Carry

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    Same. My expected 30k in repairs has turned into an estimated 100k in less than two weeks of homeownership. I also share the blame as scope creep has turned what should have been a relatively simple kitchen remodel into siding replacement, new windows, flooring, an addition, roof insulation, etc.
     
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  46. Duck70

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    lol around here we call that the Eugene Splat.

    It's just bums shitting ass to wall, no reason to worry.
     
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  47. ned's head

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    Some good news there is most all of that seems like it will have some improvements that you'll enjoy every day. The ones that hurt me are the fixes that you neee, but don't see - running dedicated outlets, fixing vents, etc.

    ETA - did my tree trimmers shit on my house? Like on the actual brick? What in the world
     
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  48. Barves2125

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    You're going to need to go get a porta potty to leave outside your house forever and you'll be set.
     
  49. ned's head

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    And deprive my house of the one thing it's truly good at? I don't think so pal
     
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  50. Andy Reocho

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    Finally got our pool right. The tree overhanging it has some oil on its petals that mess with the color a lot. Have a good Sunday y’all :beerchug:

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