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Well, I got beat out, and they accepted someone else's offer. This house is in Nottingham, I knew it would go quick, I was the 5th offer and I offered full asking price, so someone must have come over the top of me. The search continues.

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Stop all this home buying man and grow roots. Dont you know that it is beneficial to the economy to buy buy buy ;)

What major streets runs near there?

That house was between Mason and Fry rd. in Katy. About a 1/2 mile from I-10.

Now, I have found another. What do y'all think? A real fixer-upper. I have the know-how and the technology, I can put it back together.

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That house was between Mason and Fry rd. in Katy. About a 1/2 mile from I-10.

Now, I have found another. What do y'all think? A real fixer-upper. I have the know-how and the technology, I can put it back together.

I like the setting of that house....the trees are nice, and the house blends into the landscape well...of course it doesn't hurt that it is partly covered with the landscape. :D

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I like it.

Wish I could say as much for the neighbor's turquoise garage doors.

Well, I was really scared about that also until I saw it first hand this morning. That blue is not as obnoxious as the pics might suggest. It is more towards a regular blue, it is just whoever took these pics has a crappy camera. I didn't take the photos. :closedeyes:

The photos don't show, but there is about a 100 year old Oak tree in the back and about the same year Maple in the side yard.

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I like the 2nd one better actually...

and did that first one actually have ornate crown moulding and rosettes on the window casings?!?? Ugh...

The second one is a horror story, what I thought to be about a $10k rehab is actually about a $60k rehab. It would be cheaper to demo and build a new one just like it.

The Quest continues.

btw, yes, you saw the casing correctly Idogg. You know how it goes, Caulk and paint make a carpenter what he ain't.

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Ok, back on this topic again, the house hunting has gone extrememly well, and I found a fixer-upper, with a pool, in my second choice of neighborhoods here in Katy. Gonna take about $10k after I close to get it where I want. Nice little 70's ranch style, which I will turn into a Mod-ish type with Bermuda shutters, and such.

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Picture sage green and steel grey green for trim, with black Bermuda shutters. It is gonna be beautiful, and in 5 years CHA-CHING !$!$!

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good luck with the house

are you cha-ching-ing for flip/resale?

does anyone buy a house to actually live in these days?! :rolleyes:

I will be living in this house until I want to trade up.

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I will be living in this house until I want to trade up.

TJ, all of these little jewels your finding make me want to sell my house. Actually I've got a five year plan to, but need to hold on about two more years. Hopefully interest rates don't get to high by then.

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^The trick to buying a house is finding the worst one in the best neighborhood, and spend the little extra making the updates needed, and then after you have lived in it awhile, make your money and do it all over again.

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^The trick to buying a house is finding the worst one in the best neighborhood, and spend the little extra making the updates needed, and then after you have lived in it awhile, make your money and do it all over again.

Well, good news.......good news. I have found my next home and they have accepted the offer. Now how am I gonna pay for it ?

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HEE HEE! Sev, believe it or not, I stepped into a timewarp when I walked into that house. That is ORIGINAL 1979 SHAG carpet, in pristine condition. I am not kidding. The house is meticulously kept. I just dropped the earnest money and the $100 to the seller in case I flake, but that ain't happenin'. I cannot wait. New House, meet your new wood floors.

On a cul-de-sac, with a pool, zero paint or foundation work needed. Lush landscaping. TODAY......DAY......DAY, I FEEL........EEL........EEL, LIKE THE LUCKIEST MAN...........MAN.........MAN, IN THE WORLD........ORLD........ORLD !

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Congratulatons man! :D I have to admit I'm jealous over the pool and atrium!

Thanks brotha ! After the 20th house we looked at, we finally found the right one. My wife saw it the day before yesterday at 4am when she was up with our newborn, we did a driveby at 9am, saw the house at 11am and had the bid in at 12:30pm. I was getting a little nervous at this point, because someone had come in with a cash offer, but apparently it was really lowball. But a prayer had produced a sign. My realtor's boyfriend is very very good friends with the neighbors, who are in fact very good friends with the owner. My realtor's boyfriend vouched for me and BOOM, the house is ours. :wub:

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Just a quick update for everyone. I close on Friday, talk about excitement. No foundation problems AT ALL. I gotta put a few collars around the rafters where they meet the beam, about $150 bucks, add a couple of gutters, and install the jacuzzi tub for two in the master bath, and I am all set.

btw, Sub, that there is a HEATED pool, I got giddy when I found that out. I am STOKED !

Thanks to everyone that congratulated me, this is the 3rd house I've owned, and my wife says it may be the last, I then asked her about our retirement home in Lake Tahoe, and she said "like you are gonna be able to retire." <_<

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Just a quick update for everyone. I close on Friday, talk about excitement. No foundation problems AT ALL. I gotta put a few collars around the rafters where they meet the beam, about $150 bucks, add a couple of gutters, and install the jacuzzi tub for two in the master bath, and I am all set.

btw, Sub, that there is a HEATED pool, I got giddy when I found that out. I am STOKED !

Thanks to everyone that congratulated me, this is the 3rd house I've owned, and my wife says it may be the last, I then asked her about our retirement home in Lake Tahoe, and she said "like you are gonna be able to retire." <_<

Hey TJones, want to buy my house so I can finally move to Houston, its only 30min to Tahoe Incline Village and 15min to Mt Rose to Ski.

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Hey TJones, want to buy my house so I can finally move to Houston, its only 30min to Tahoe Incline Village and 15min to Mt Rose to Ski.

How far from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ?

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Squaw Valley is 1hr away, over the I 80 into California, same for Alpine. An hour is as far as you need to go for any skiing, there as so many places within that drive time. Really it would be quicker but the winding mountain roads you know.

Oh I know ! I've nearly gone off of a couple of those curves Xmas of '85 AND '87. :o

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Congrats TJ! Before you install a Jacuzzi int the bathroom, you might want to look into air tubs. They have no pipes to clog, feel WAYYYYYYY better than a whirlpool type and your wife can do mud baths, oatmeal, oils or whatever in them. I love mine! It's by Bain Ultra.

Dennis

Thank You Mr. Dennis, I most certainly WILL look into that, what's the cost difference ? The whirlpools I have been looking at go for about $1000 to $1200. I need a 6' with about a 21" deep and at least 32" to 36" wide.

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Thank You Mr. Dennis, I most certainly WILL look into that, what's the cost difference ? The whirlpools I have been looking at go for about $1000 to $1200. I need a 6' with about a 21" deep and at least 32" to 36" wide.

How about adding a spa to the pool area? Since your pool is already heated? I have a whirlpool bath in my bathroom and a spa by my pool -- I use the spa probably 10:1 over the tub. In the winter, when it's 40 degrees, my wife and I turn the spa up to 102 and pop open champagne. It's the best.

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How about adding a spa to the pool area? Since your pool is already heated? I have a whirlpool bath in my bathroom and a spa by my pool -- I use the spa probably 10:1 over the tub. In the winter, when it's 40 degrees, my wife and I turn the spa up to 102 and pop open champagne. It's the best.

That may be the way to go, but a little more expensive me thinks. I will look into both.

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