minivan_racer
minivan_racer UltraDork
6/3/17 9:46 p.m.

On Marjorie Ct no less.

I'll be posting about what we do. The house was built in 1996 and we bought it from the original owner and it pretty much hasn't been updated ever.

These are pics from the listing, I'll update them with my pictures after the weekend.

Needless to say it is dated and we are planning on doing some things before we move, but the bulk of it will be done in the next year or more. I'll be filling the lack of car things with house things for the next few months and documenting everything I can here.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
6/3/17 9:53 p.m.

congrats

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
6/3/17 10:38 p.m.

House schmouse, where are the garage pictures?
I do love house threads........

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds Dork
6/3/17 10:39 p.m.

Congratulations!

bastomatic
bastomatic UltraDork
6/4/17 7:26 a.m.

Well done. Looks like it's got great potential

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
6/4/17 9:04 a.m.

Keep the shower curtain

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
6/4/17 9:39 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair:

Yeah that thing rocks!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
6/4/17 9:44 a.m.
AngryCorvair wrote: Keep the shower curtain

And if you don't, Dibs on that shower curtain!

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
6/4/17 9:59 a.m.

Keep it. Really ties the room together.

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UltraDork
6/5/17 7:51 a.m.
bastomatic wrote: Well done. Looks like it's got great potential

Potential aka the previous owner moved in when it was built in 1996 and never updated anything.

mazdeuce wrote: House schmouse, where are the garage pictures? I do love house threads........

The garage has been full of their stuff, it's 18.7' by 24' attached.

As for the shower curtain, I'm sure they are taking it, they already took down the wagon wheel chandelier out of the kitchen.

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UltraDork
6/5/17 12:41 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: Keep it. Really ties the room together.

I told my wife a famous person told us to keep the shower curtain and she wasn't amused.

Furious_E
Furious_E Dork
6/5/17 3:55 p.m.

I am pretty sure the house my best friend lived in growing up had literally those exact same cabinets. Would have been built within probably a year or two of yours.

Good luck!

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UltraDork
6/7/17 8:31 a.m.

They left the shower curtain.... and a giant hole in the carpet they were hiding with their couch.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi PowerDork
6/7/17 4:04 p.m.
minivan_racer wrote: They left the shower curtain.... and a giant hole in the carpet they were hiding with their couch.

That sounds about right.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
6/7/17 5:18 p.m.
minivan_racer wrote: They left the shower curtain.... and a giant hole in the carpet they were hiding with their couch.

Merica! Id argue deception due to non disclosure.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
6/7/17 6:09 p.m.
minivan_racer wrote:
mazdeuce wrote: Keep it. Really ties the room together.

I told my wife a famous person told us to keep the shower curtain and she wasn't amused.

Every time you take a shower, think of my approval.

Hopefully they had the couch in a logical spot, because it sounds to me like that's where yours is going.

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UberDork
6/28/17 2:58 p.m.

Things I've found so far:

A dead mouse, his house, and the rest of it's family, also dead. They made their home on top of the dishwasher.

A spot that had been urinated on so many times by what I assume was one of their dogs that the subfloor has to be replaced in that spot. I was able to push a hole in the osb without much effort.

There was a reason they had the place dimly lit, almost every wall has drywall damage.

They had the tension rod for the shower curtain so tight the wall has dents.

They never, ever, cleaned anything. Years of cigarette tar and dust forms a sticky mess.

Nobody will care about car guy stuff, a guy a few doors down has a 2 stroke saab on jackstands in his drive.

I have pictures, but don't have them handy, no internet at the house yet.

RedGT
RedGT HalfDork
6/28/17 3:48 p.m.

I'll add another "yeah that sounds about right". Much like cars, unless you're buying at a very premium premium price point you'd better assume you're going to find undisclosed issues, whether intentional or not. We bought our house like our cars, dirt cheap enough that the surprises were no big deal.

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UberDork
6/28/17 6:59 p.m.

So far we've been blessed with quite a bit of good also. We were left with no fridge, a stove with non functional oven and the aforementioned dishwasher also non-op. (All disclosed)

My wife asked on facebook for anyone to let us know about a cheap fridge and an old neighbor gave us theirs as they were moving.

We found a stove on Craigslist for 40 bucks and a dishwasher for free.

We've spent time at our local re-store and found a used cast iron double bowl sink for $30. And, I found a corner cabinet on CL for free also.

That leaves us with just needing new counters for $100 at Menards and flooring and it will be fully functional and none of the previous owner's gunk will be left.

We've also already got painting underway and the flooring for the rest of the house is waiting for the paint to be done.

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