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Offline Delo

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Re: I'm bidding on a house! Bar?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2012, 11:36:52 AM »
The wonder wash machine is interesting.   Good luck with the purchase. The house projects never end.

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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2012, 12:03:03 PM »
First things first:  Title check.
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2012, 12:38:41 PM »

I can't deny that could have happened.  But generally, if the "little rural city" doesn't have a name, it's a bit more difficult to buy into the story.  Most days "back in high school" feels more like "back before running water" to me. 

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Just sayin', there's horrible places everywhere.  Could live in Cumberland instead of here and it'd probably be a lot nicer.

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2012, 01:53:31 PM »
defensible second floor irrelevant if people are bombing the place.
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2012, 02:19:34 PM »
Or attacking from the roof.
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2012, 05:42:58 PM »
I picked my neighborhood carefully. There are 4 law enforcement officers living within a block or two that I know of and a countless number of retired military. ;)

Needless to say there isn't very much graffiti and what does get tagged is painted over almost immediately. Very quiet. Kids playing outside. Well kept yards and houses.

I must say BFI that the pics of the multiplex you're trying to buy into looks a little scary. The price is good but I'd look very carefully at everything especially your neighbors. If they wear their pants around their knees I'd look elsewhere because they will be nothing but trouble to you.



Talk about wildlife! Where there is one there are hundreds you don't see. Since Animal Control will only rent traps I bought my own. When the population density, noise and spraying gets too bad I trap and bring in the offenders. Haven't made much of a dent in their numbers since they breed constantly. My neighbor has offered a $5 bounty per feline.

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2012, 06:56:50 PM »
Good luck but it looks pretty dicey to me.

Can you rent it instead?  If it last sold for 3k, and now it is selling for 47k, what is your upside here?  How much more do you think it can increase? 


In case anyone missed it, this is the end cap house.  Looks like it is a touch burned up, very likely meth and or crack production.  Might want to consider the toxic properties of a meth lab explosion and whats left behind.  Then again, might want to re-consider the neighborhood that produces crack houses and meth fires and the need to consider "defensiveness" of the property. 




by the way, the second floor siding and valley flashing of every dwelling in this picture are in bad shape.  Very very likely to have systemic wood rot behind that. 


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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2012, 07:27:40 PM »
The worst year of my fifty on this planet was spent living in a building(renting, nevermind buying) where a neighbor could fall asleep with a cigarette and burn YOUR s*** up. Single family dwellings before and evermore...
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2012, 08:13:22 PM »
Reading through this thread is just another reason I'm happy to live in Iowa, I guess.  I've honestly never considered "defensibility" as a feature when buying a home.   ::)

........because nobody has jobs because they're all high on meth all the time.  Drugs are really, really bad and drug addictions suck.

When I was in high school, I lived with my parents.  I went so far as to poison the air in my room to keep my mom out.  She couldn't come upstairs at all for a while and my dad made me stop.

Reminds me of an old joke-

Q: Why did the hippie move to Eugene?
A: He heard there weren't any jobs


It's "interesting" when BFI participates in his own threads.  A defensible $47K crib next to a burnt out 'nother crib looks just about right.  A lil solar heat, some fancy swords and you're good to go

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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2012, 09:08:41 PM »
Dang!  You guys are making me wonder about the wisdom of living in Hawaii...   

The moat is only 2,340 miles wide.   8)
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »

Reminds me of an old joke-

Q: Why did the hippie move to Eugene?
A: He heard there weren't any jobs

...said the guy from Boring?    ;D
JK, I grew up in Eugene so I had to step up.
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2012, 07:28:40 AM »
I picked my neighborhood carefully. There are 4 law enforcement officers living within a block or two that I know of and a countless number of retired military. ;)


and yet people continue to use your driveway.   ;D
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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2012, 10:04:53 AM »
I picked my neighborhood carefully. There are 4 law enforcement officers living within a block or two that I know of and a countless number of retired military. ;)


and yet people continue to use your driveway.   ;D

The cone is doing its job! Not one dastardly driver since it was placed out there. A few patrol cars have slowed down when passing by but that's not necessarily a bad thing is it?
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2012, 10:56:11 AM »

Reminds me of an old joke-

Q: Why did the hippie move to Eugene?
A: He heard there weren't any jobs


...said the guy from Boring?    ;D
JK, I grew up in Eugene so I had to step up.

I lived in Eugene as well.

Boring has become a sister city with Dull, Scotland.  They recently proclaimed August 9th a Dull and Boring day for the ages.
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2012, 10:57:45 AM »

Reminds me of an old joke-

Q: Why did the hippie move to Eugene?
A: He heard there weren't any jobs


...said the guy from Boring?    ;D
JK, I grew up in Eugene so I had to step up.

I lived in Eugene as well.

Boring has become a sister city with Dull, Scotland.  They recently proclaimed August 9th a Dull and Boring day for the ages.
;D ;D awesome
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