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Nick's house build thread

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by get_nick, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    So I had the house shopping thread http://hondaswap.com/threads/house-shopping-ugh.528724/ and I finally closed on April 29th. We haven't moved in yet because as part of the negotiations we had to give them 45 days of "rent back". Basically let them live there, for free, for 45 days. They are moving out Saturday. :D

    Here are the pictures from the original listing, this is all their shit.

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    2 years of manufacturer warranty left
    1900 sq. ft.
    4 bedroom
    3 bath

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  2. reckedracing

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    nice house! congrats.
    did you get a good deal? or did you have to offer over asking price to finally lock one in?
     
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    good deal man, you will enjoy it.

    now, time to buy a lawn mower, shovel, rake, etc etc and 3432434 other things that you didn't know you needed once you own a house :D
     
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    D16Civic Matt

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    From the looks of the "lawn" he could probably get by with a weed whacker lol.

    Congrats though, looks really nice.
     
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    Hell a 19" electric lawnmower would be perfect for that lawn. Congrats man, looks awesome. Love those kitchen countertops.
     
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    a reel mower would be fine

    nice place... :thumbup:
     
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    Nice work! Where at?
     
  8. get_nick

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    Surprisingly got it for $500 over ask. The worst part of the deal was the 45 days we had to let the previous family live in for free.

    Crazy update after we bought. The family that owns the house that we share a backyard fence with posted their house on May 24th. They pulled it off the market as sold on may 26th. o_O Waiting to see the price.

    Ya, Home Depot is less than a mile away.
    Thank you. Previous owners had a reel mower. probably what we'll get too.

    West Seattle. Just about few miles from work. Work is at the very top next to the space needle.
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  9. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    oh, and sorry for the messed up pictures and duplicates. there's something wrong with the file upload and/or my computer.
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  10. hondarin

    hondarin Please enter a value using 50 characters or fewer. VIP

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    Since we're upping the ante, I reckon you could get it done with a nice pair of garden shears :laugh:

    The place looks really nice though! Worlds better than those $300,000, 1100 sq ft knockdowns you were looking at.
     
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    :( i was being serious

    i like the idea of a reel mower for small yards like that, especially with the houses in such close proximity to each other
    from the pics it looks like you could get the whole backyard done in less than 6 passes with another 3 or 4 in the front sections... that's gunna take maybe 10 minutes

    they are just about silent... so you can mow when ever is convenient for you without pissing off neighbors
    they are cheap
    they have very low running cost... keep the gears clean and greased, sharpen/adjust the blades once in a while
     
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    wish i had a yard that small sometimes.

    congrats, place looks awesome.
     
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    Nice house. Get that pellet grill we talked about and I'll come up and show you how its done! Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats and nice house.

    As far as a reel mower goes the Fiskars one is really good. When I blew up my last mower the wife really wanted the reel mower so we got one with her being the one that would mow the lawn the most. Then she got pregnant so that ended and I got a gas mower. The reel mower would be great for a lawn like yours as long as you do not let the grass get too long.
     
  15. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Yeah, we're totally getting a reel mower. no way we are going to need an engine powered mower. I've used them before, they are pretty nifty. way better than the one from 1960 i used on my grandma's lawn as a kid.
     
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    yup, working on it. also trying to get the house ready to possibly host the draft this year. we'll need to find a new spot.
     
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    Nice place! I can't get over how close the houses are together, but I guess that's how your market is. If you picked up that house/lot, and tossed it into urban/suburban MD, it'd be an easy 600k+.

    Reel mowers give such a good cut too... They actually SLICE the grass from both sides, so it feels nice on your bare feet, and you probably don't have fire ants to deal with either.

    I really dig the floors.

    How is the HOA? Get the front windows tinted professionally, you'll be amazed at how much nicer everything "feels" after you get it done.
     
  18. get_nick

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    HOA is $90/month. Doesn't cover nearly as much as you would expect it to.

    Thanks for the tip on the window tint. It gets crazy hot in the front two bedrooms.

    Last night was the first night in the new house. I'll have to post some pictures soon.
     
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    Check the airflow in the vents in those rooms. It looks like one bedroom is above the garage, and the vent might be heated by the garage air. A simple fix is to break open the ceiling in the garage and put a duct fan with a pressure switch in.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Good to know. That room is crazy hot. It's going to be the "media" room. Pics when finished. :D
     
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