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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:43 pm

No, I mean I'll have to spend some money before the sale that I was hoping not too. Mainly the roof. I'm told it'll get me more after the sale than I invest but primarily helps the house sell quicker.
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Post by wayno » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:22 pm

I understand, clean it up to the point the new owner will not have to do anything except move in.
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:38 am

Semi assembling this for the swap meet. Basically just rounding up all the parts.

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Post by Taterhead » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:38 am

I gave the buyer of our house $1500 off the price of the purchase for them to get the roof replaced. I know what you mean about temporarily expensive. I'm about $2200 over budget so far and still hemorrhaging.

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:36 am

So, in spite of lots of attention, many compliments, and even a few guys telling me that I had the 2 best deals they'd seen all day, I didn't sell the car or motorcycle. It was just a shitty selling year. I'll give CL a shot next week.

We've been packing and moving stuff from the house to the garage and will be picking up a truck later today. Spent a few hours yesterday finishing some trim work. Moved a bunch of furniture. Had a pre-sale home inspection done. Met with a couple painters. Talking to a texture guy today as well a roofer. I'm just running out of time and will have to hire out a bunch of work, which is killing me because I hate spending money. All of this is happening way more rapidly than I had anticipated.

TW200 is going on the moving truck later today. I'm waiting on a special puller for Project Zero so I can finish putting it back together. '35 pickup/parts are going to Idaho on a trailer tomorrow (if I can get it on the trailer). Realtor want's both shops completely cleaned out so my brother has gotten the paint shop almost done. I've got a lot of work ahead of me.
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Post by flatcat19 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:53 am

Yikes. GL.

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Post by Laecaon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:51 pm

Sounds like a ton of work.

Got some changes going on at my house too, lots of work.

So what is your realtor estimating the property at? $500k?

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:13 am

Depending on how things look after all the work is done, somewhere north of that. Obviously, I'm pushing for the high end -- realtor isn't as optimistic. My brother's house sold for $550 last fall. Almost the identical house, but one more bedroom, on the same size lot built by the same builder 1/2 mile from me. Was on a well and septic, needed a ton of work and had a smaller shop. It actually showed up in the CMA she prepared. Mine will have a new roof, paint inside and out, new flooring, newer kitchen, remodeled bathrooms and laundry room. Plus I'll have way nicer landscaping and I've got nicer out buildings. At first I was planning to take all the lighting and ventilation from the paint shop but now I'm probably only taking the compressor. In the other shop I'll leave everything with an option to buy the hoist, otherwise I'll probably take it with me.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:23 am

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:34 pm

Picked up a Cyclerack and installed it today. These are made about 20 minutes from here.

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Post by flatcat19 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:59 pm

Give notice yet?

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:52 pm

Haven't been back yet. Still in Idaho.
Spent some time this afternoon with the guy I'm hoping to replace for the new gig though. He didn't have any local jobs to schedule while I was here so we went over crash data retrieval on my mom's new Camry. He had a job in North Dakota last week related to a complaint about a gear selector knob on a Ram. Looks like it'll be an interesting job if it all goes as planned.
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Post by izzo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:39 pm

Man. So it's happening. Sucks you'll be leaving.

What work do you have left to do on the house? Let me know, and if there is something I could do maybe I can do it a little cheaper than someone else. It'll help me out getting some cash in my pocket and save some for yours. I won't sign up for a job I can't do and Dick it up.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:55 pm

What's left to do? Only almost everything. I've got pretty much everything scheduled though. Wall repair and texture guy finished up yesterday. Painter starts inside Monday morning. Roofers are about 2 weeks out. Then the painter comes back to do the exterior then new gutters go up. We're picking out flooring and buying fixtures and lighting tomorrow. Have a guy scheduled for next week to clear out a slow drain in the laundry room. I'll be doing some work in the attic and crawl space along with landscaping work and pressure washing.
I wasn't expecting to have to do anywhere near this much work. I honestly thought that the value was in the land but the realtor thinks otherwise. Not sure I agree but she's the pro so I'm going to defer to her at this point. House should be pretty nice when we move out though. Don't much care what the next owner does with it as long as the check clears.
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Re: Projects from THE COMPOUND!

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:23 am

Man that's a lot of shit to do. Sounds like you have it under control though. I assume it won't be on the market until it's all done?

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:54 am

It is a lot of shit to do. And it's killing me to pay other people to do it but the truth is I can't do it all.
Planning to list in about a month. The odd thing is that the realtor is primarily focused on the house. All the subs who have come out to do estimates or do work have all been commenting on the lot and shops. Go figure.
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Post by Laecaon » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 pm

Maybe because to them, they can do the work themselves and would prefer a slight fixer. But finding a shop and a lot that size, good luck.

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:44 am

Yeah, it's weird. I'm curious to see what kind of interest it gets when it's listed. Until then, keep my head down and work.

Trying to get the bastard bike back on the road.

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Post by Eagle_Adam » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:44 pm

Damn man, sad to see you go :/

But I hope you the best in your travels and home sale!
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Post by Eagle_Adam » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:45 pm

If I can help at all txt me, you've helped me plenty of times and I'd like to return the favor b4 you head east
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