Would You Tackle A Whole House Renovation?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Well I am pretty sure my daughter and her husband are not going to go the whole house renovation route now that they have had time to really think about this. They are looking at several homes that have been renovated already and are even considering building a new home since they found some lots for sale in some neighborhoods they are interested in. Honestly, I am praying they don't add anymore stress to their lives and just buy a home that is move in ready! :)
     
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    If I knew what I know now, the housing market was like it is now where you can buy a home for nearly nothing, and had the credit history for the cashflow I would. Even then I would be careful not to get in too overwhelming of a renovation.
     
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    I tackle small jobs of electrical-plumbing and the like but as once said, " A man's gotta know his limitations" and they change with age. Now if it's a big job I pay cash where I can...or...:);) move.
     
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    And the end of the story is: My daughter and her husband have picked out their new home here in Louisiana and it is just a few minutes from my Honey and me so I am thrilled with their choice. :) While they won't have to renovate their new home, it has been completely renovated by a contractor who builds new homes. The inspection checked out just fine and on June 30th my daughter and her husband will close on their new home and will be official residents of Lafayette, LA once again.

    And I am so happy about about this that my heart sometimes feels like it's just going to burst with joy! :p
     
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    I am so sad for my daughter and her family right now. They were going to close on their new home over here on June 30th but a few days ago they were still waiting for the seller to fax them some important papers...and he never did. Then he told them he does not have one of the very important ones. He knew this the whole time and yet was not honest about this. So now they are not going to buy the house and we are scrambling to find them a short term rental here so they will not have to be cooped up in other family members homes. :( I have found some cute cottages for short term rental and a few small apartment complexes with this too. But they shouldn't have had to go through this..and that seller should have never lied.
     
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    That is too bad, Babs; but possibly it could be a blessing in disguise. If this storm brings a lot of flooding like that one last year did that ruined your other daughter's home, then it might be a good thing that they are just renting and not buying a new home.
    That would be even worse, to just buy a home and then be flooded out. Hopefully, you ill not get that kind of flooding, and will find a rental for them, and just the right home will come along, or this one will be ready to close for them.
     
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    Very disappointing for you and your daughter and her husband. Gladly though it was all on the seller.
     
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    Good things come to those who wait. This will be my daughter and her family's new home. It is on almost a half acre of property, in the school district they wanted for their children and has the large square footage they wanted too. The house had been inspected and they close on Sept. 1st. And the best part of all is that they are basically down the street from me! :)

    Oh I almost forgot...it has never flooded and is not in a flood zone area. :)
     
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    I think it's beautiful too @Frank Sanoica. This is just a tiny part of the back yard which has lots of beautiful landscaping and shade trees. Now our Family will have 3 beautiful and big enough places to have our Family Get Togethers at. :)
     
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    sharp looking ranch there
     
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