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Guess we're buyin' a house

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by hossthehermit, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. Pallet Pete

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    Congratulations Hoss that sounds like a real piece of heaven !!!

    Pete

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  2. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Congrats Hoss. Lookin forward to some pics of the new digs. (Although, I did love the views at your old place)
  3. jharkin

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    4.7 acres.... droools...


    er. I meant Congrats Hoss!
  4. bogydave

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    Great hoss. Almost 5 acres, some out buildings, stream, deer, apple trees, sounds great.
    If you go with a wood stove; 2 years gives you time to get the wood you'll need CSS & ready to burn :)
    Congratulations !!! Good luck!!
  5. Battenkiller

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    Yeah, my new place only came with 4.2... I'm jealous. :p

    Congrats, Hoss. Surprised the closing took so long, you were supposed to be closing before we did and we were in before Christmas. Anyway, feels great, don't it?

    Post pics so we can share in your... wait... I haven't done that yet myself. :red:
  6. firefighterjake

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    I was wondering how things were going Hoss . . . thanks for posting . . . and don't forget the photos of your new place and the views . . . and yes . . . I promise to not come visit you. ;)

    On my own part I think I've convinced the wife to move further north instead of south when I retire . . . she says we can move to The County . . . but only if the house has an indoor swimming pool.
  7. eclecticcottage

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    Check your local laws first. We couldn't find a place around here that would allow a "park model" home, and most especially not an older "mobel home", on a private lot. Before we bought the Cottage we were looking at land and wanted to put an older model trailer on it, and found they wouldn't meet fire codes anywhere around us. We also looked at new small "trailers", one that looked like a small log cabin, but because they were considered "park models", they weren't allowed either. Mobiles are meant to be movable, whereas a modular is not, so also keep that in mind (I've seen modulars for sale as to be moved from the property, but they really aren't made for that and it can cause problems).

    Our taxes aren't terrible considering what local taxes are (a bit over $2k) on the Cottage, but a new build down the street is about $8K (granted it's bigger, but not many people build a place under 1000 sq ft anymore). We looked at a place down the road, about 9 acres with a cheaply built house on it (newer, less than 20 years but no basement or central heat, 2 bedroom) and the taxes there are about $5,500 a year because of the age of the house. You can basically reno an interior with no permits and not change your taxes-but build a new place and look out, the tax man cometh.

    Congrats! It's a great feeling when you FINALLY can say it's YOURS. And glad you worked with a good title company. Forclosures can hide all sorts of crazy issues...
  8. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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  9. hossthehermit

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    Hoping to get up there this weekend, maybe get some pics, how come ya ain't gonna come visit?????
  10. hossthehermit

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    Yeah, the title company kept findin' issues, so I kept makin' Fannie postpone it. They were the ones in such a big hurry, obviously when they gave out the mortgage years ago, their title company did some pretty sloppy work. But it's apparently all straightened out now, and I ended up with an extra 45 feet of road frontage that Fannie had to buy. Your (and my) tax dollars at work.
  11. hossthehermit

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    Got up to the new place Sunday morning, found, walked, and refreshed the property lines, perfect weather for it, about 20 degrees, only a few inches of snow, sure gonna need some work, looking forward to it.

    Markin' lines

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    Lookin' down back

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    House from the road

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    Down by the stream

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    Uh oh, looks like the neighbors have been by

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    Lookin' at the house from down back

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  12. bogydave

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    Looks great.
    A little piece of "Heaven"
  13. GAMMA RAY

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    Awesome hoss....no friggin nosey neighbors to worry about.
    When's moving day...and how far ya moving?
  14. firefighterjake

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    Thanks for sharing . . . how many acres . . . or did you say already?
  15. eclecticcottage

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    Looks like a good place to start. It looks like it has a great view, might need a few trees taken down to really open it up. Doesn't look all that bad really, from what I can see the roof line still looks straight, no sags on the walls...seems like it's got good bones. LOVE the property.
  16. hossthehermit

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    Bogeydave, thanks, love it where we are now, just got so many people from away movin' in last few years, taxing me right out of town. Waterfront property on the coast ain't for workin' folks, no more.

    GAMMA, prob'ly be a couple years, I'm spoiled with my 10 mile round trip commute to work, up there would be 100. Gotta get this place sold, too, gonna start working at getting some stuff done up there this year, ol' gray mare wants to get a bunch of plants and stuff moved, etc.

    Just under 5 acres, Jake.

    Cottage, no way trees are coming down, got some brush to cut, thin some small stuff, that's it. House problems are fixable, just need to decide whether it's more efficient to renovate or demo and start from scratch.
  17. btuser

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    Looks like you've got a decent slope for the lot. Were the pics taken in the morning or pm? Southern exposure is good stuff.
  18. GAMMA RAY

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    So hoss....tell us about your "heating" situation in the new house......what's the deal?

    Inquiring minds wanna know..you still gonna heat with wood? :)
  19. hossthehermit

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    Pics were taken in the am, from the house to the stream slopes down to the SW

    There's an oil burner in the cellar, looks kinda old, gonna get taken out anyway. Chimney MAY, repeat MAY, be servicable, but any decisions on that are a ways down the road, we won't be spending cold months there until AT LEAST 2013-2014 season. Plan for what we will have is pellets for primary heat, small flat top wood unit for cooking and bachup heat.
  20. btuser

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    What's your finished square footage going to be? Is this going to be "the" house? My ideal empty nester is about 1000sqft- with a 5000ft garage.
  21. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Who knows? Hope is for around 6-700 sq. ft. , outbuildings, gardens, and another just like it in Ariz. or Nev. for the other 5-6 months each year. Summer, fall here, winter, spring there.
  22. GAMMA RAY

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    I would be happy with just 4 rooms....
    living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom....
    The less square footage, the less you have to clean dammit!
    I have a cousin that has a McMansion that is over 8000 square feet....I would not take that house if it was given to me.

    I prefer simple... :)
  23. btuser

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    My favorite house ever was a 300 sqft converted chicken shack. The owner was going to tear it down but he decided to rent it to us instead. Didn't hurt that it was 20' from the water's edge. It was so small that if we wanted to have company over for dinner we had to set up on the lawn.
  24. hossthehermit

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    Agreed, and kit., lr, and br really don't need walls between. Far as I'm concerned bathroom don't either, but ........
  25. GAMMA RAY

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    Actually I would be fine with one big room.....and maybes just a "lil privacy shade type thingy"for the bathroom. :smirk:
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