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Josephus wrote:they could replace the cord...
heck, YOU could replace the cord.



she's been trying to "cut the cord" on her two kids for years, it may be too hard to switch paradigms.

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Good evening, everyone.



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pooflady wrote:.



Aren't you too old for a period?

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dontwantaname wrote:Aren't you too old for a period?



Actually, I was looking for you because I wanted you to ask your husband something, but then I figured it out.



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pooflady wrote:Actually, I was looking for you because I wanted you to ask your husband something, but then I figured it out.



He is asleep already.


edit: no, not yet, I hear walking.

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The house on the block that sold last year is for sale again.

The guy bought it for $320,000. The lowest a house has sold for in years. It was an unimproved house with the original owner. House built in the early 50's.

The new owner did nothing. Just had a cleaning crew come in. NO updates at all.
Put the house up for rent and a nice family with 2 little kids moved in.
The family did yard work and since the guy was a plumber, they did some improvements for free, because the owner never sent anyone to do repairs.

Now, less than a year later, the house is for sale.......for 140 grand more than the owner paid!
The renter didn't do a hundred grand worth of improvements. He cut back shrubs and got things working.

Right now you can get a very livable house for that much money. This is a total handy man special.

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dontwantaname wrote:The house on the block that sold last year is for sale again.

The guy bought it for $320,000. The lowest a house has sold for in years. It was an unimproved house with the original owner. House built in the early 50's.

The new owner did nothing. Just had a cleaning crew come in. NO updates at all.
Put the house up for rent and a nice family with 2 little kids moved in.
The family did yard work and since the guy was a plumber, they did some improvements for free, because the owner never sent anyone to do repairs.

Now, less than a year later, the house is for sale.......for 140 grand more than the owner paid!
The renter didn't do a hundred grand worth of improvements. He cut back shrubs and got things working.

Right now you can get a very livable house for that much money. This is a total handy man special.



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Iceback wrote:There's no harm in asking...



Guy is nuts.


How is fil?

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Iceback wrote:There's no harm in asking...



True, I just hope he isn't disappointed. I hope he gave the tenants discounted rent!

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dontwantaname wrote:Guy is nuts.


How is fil?



I think most people who try to get rich quick in real estate are nuts, but apparently it succeeds enough and some people think that they are the savior of society(yes I actually had someone say that to me - that normal people shouldn't be allowed to own houses so that the real estate investors could have them). Unfortunately, our new landlord is a get rich quick with no work kind of guy.....

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KtCallista wrote:True, I just hope he isn't disappointed. I hope he gave the tenants discounted rent!



The guy is greedy as all heck.
From what I hear he is an awful landlord.
Bought the house dirt cheap and somehow wants to flip it at a HUGE profit in a market where if he got the same money, he would be lucky.

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dontwantaname wrote:The guy is greedy as all heck.
From what I hear he is an awful landlord.
Bought the house dirt cheap and somehow wants to flip it at a HUGE profit in a market where if he got the same money, he would be lucky.



All you can do is hope nobody wants it.



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dontwantaname wrote:The guy is greedy as all heck.
From what I hear he is an awful landlord.
Bought the house dirt cheap and somehow wants to flip it at a HUGE profit in a market where if he got the same money, he would be lucky.



We have two kinds of landlords here and if the house/apartment is old enough it's really easy to tell which one you are dealing with.

Type 1 treats the apartments as "supplemental income" or as a business. These guys keep their places up and are very choosy about who they rent to and they tend to have absurdly restrictive contracts (I saw one that required the use of floor guards for any chair with wheels, ie no wheels in contact with the carpet).

Type 2 is the get rich from real estate kind. They don't care who you are or what you do, as long as they can rerent as soon as you are out and often will "find extra fees" if you don't find them a new tenant when you leave. They won't fix anything as long as they can get away with it, but they also don't care what you do as long as the cops don't get in their face about it. Their places are death traps on good days.

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You forgot the guys renting part of the house they live in.
They want rent, but no noise or evidence anyone is in the house.
We looked at a nice apt when we were getting married, in a house that had the owner living in it.
She didn't want anyone using the shower, because the tile would get wet
All blinds in the house had to be the same. Open or closed, all the same.
Both sets of parents told us to run!
That landlord would have imploded the first time we turned on the stereo.

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dontwantaname wrote:You forgot the guys renting part of the house they live in.
They want rent, but no noise or evidence anyone is in the house.
We looked at a nice apt when we were getting married, in a house that had the owner living in it.
She didn't want anyone using the shower, because the tile would get wet
All blinds in the house had to be the same. Open or closed, all the same.
Both sets of parents told us to run!
That landlord would have imploded the first time we turned on the stereo.



They fall under those categories. A lot of the older houses here have apartments in the basement. We looked at several, some really good, some really extreme like you mentioned. Most are Type 1s with really nice places just wanting extra income, while maintaining the places really well and building equity in them.

I was playing a brain game (like I sometimes do on my blog) and was thinking what the world would look like if you couldn't rent to anyone without a permanent address for more than a year. Would that actually open up lower cost housing in more places or would people just apartment hop and things stay as inaccessible? Here we have a huge gap between rentals and houses, rentals are small and prolific, but houses tend to be really large and require large downpayments that are inaccessible for anyone less than a University Professor (college town, not a great variety of jobs)... as a result a lot of people rent. Most rentals are tailored for college students, but because houses are expensive for the avg pay rate, many families have to rent a place 50-75% smaller than what is available for sale and pay 75% of what those bigger houses cost in a mortgage (ie they get ripped off) and they don't build any equity so they have nothing to fall back on in an emergency.

anyway, it was just a brain game for ways to get builders and developers to see the permanent small house market.... but maybe there isn't one, who knows, I guess.

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dontwantaname wrote:Guy is nuts.


How is fil?



He had some physio today so he feels like progress is being made.

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Iceback wrote:He had some physio today so he feels like progress is being made.



Yay! That feeling of progress is twice as powerful as any exercise! I'm so happy he's on the mend!

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dontwantaname wrote:The guy is greedy as all heck.
From what I hear he is an awful landlord.
Bought the house dirt cheap and somehow wants to flip it at a HUGE profit in a market where if he got the same money, he would be lucky.



If he succeeds it brings you house value up.

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KtCallista wrote:Yay! That feeling of progress is twice as powerful as any exercise! I'm so happy he's on the mend!



As long as he keeps in possitive spirits I'll think he'll do fine.
The Dr. warned they'll be ups and downs the thing he has to remember it trends upwards.

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Iceback wrote:As long as he keeps in possitive spirits I'll think he'll do fine.



I agree! It's nice to have good news.

I'm really amazed at how well my dad is doing with working nights full time and daily chemotherapy. He got a new CPAP and that added quality sleep seems to be offsetting any tiredness from the radiation. I'm so amazed. I feel so guilty living so far away at times like this, but things are going smoothly.

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Iceback wrote:As long as he keeps in possitive spirits I'll think he'll do fine.
The Dr. warned they'll be ups and downs the thing he has to remember it trends upwards.



Glad to hear he's doing well. Does he get cranky?



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Night all. Tomorrow.



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pooflady wrote:Night all. Tomorrow.



What???

Why????


Me too.



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pooflady wrote:Glad to hear he's doing well. Does he get cranky?



I haven't asked my mom, but I think the answer would be no more than usual ;)

He is working a lot of days off and actually got recognized for putting 9.5 hours in on a night off.

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dontwantaname wrote:What???

Why????


Me too.



Fine whatever, I guess I'll see if Orc wants to load Castle or Eureka or something (apparently they loaded 3 new episodes of Eureka)

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Good morning all.
KtC- Good to hear your dad is doing well!

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Mornin', folks.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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Good morning everybody!

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Morning!

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Morning

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morning.

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available at a local estate sale:

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Good morning all. Great pic of the boy, Joe. Great costume.

Are you going to buy the lady?

It's finally quiet here now that all the insurance people have left. Almost too quiet. Lol

And it's happy nappy Wednesday. Although its kinda morphed into early bedtime Wednesday.



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Good morning.
It's okay to nap in the morning, isn't it?



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Josephus wrote:available at a local estate sale:



Did you buy her?

Josephus wrote:morning.



He looks good!

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pooflady wrote:Good morning.
It's okay to nap in the morning, isn't it?



Yes.



The roof guys came without a piece of soffit, so he had to go back to the shop.
I showed the guy what needed to be done. You would think they would have a piece in the truck. Gotta go looking and see if it is different on every house.

Rusty is not happy with the ladder and the hammering.

This is just the repair, it shouldn't take long.


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Dang!! It's after noon o'clock (here) already!!!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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Good afternoon!

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AZGman wrote:Dang!! It's after noon o'clock (here) already!!!



Dang afternoon to you too.



Roofers are gone. Nothing can move into my attic for the winter.
Hopefully nobody did already.

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Mavyn wrote:Good afternoon!



I'm still clinging to the illusions it is morning here.

I'm just hanging out, really.
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