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BigJ

I'm just about that action Boss.
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Nice lot! .38 acres is humongous. Can we say riding lawnmower?


That house would be worth a fortune in western washington.
 

Battle Pope

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That's a pretty good price for what you're getting. A couple years ago, you could get into a house like that for 150-180k here. Damn californians moving up here and driving the prices up.
 

Drake

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That is a damn nice lookin house though. Two car garage = shizzop. Do it, do it now. Good luck with the house shopping B.
 

posol

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the lot isn't huge... .3-.5 is average i'd say. my parents house is .27, and its really not that big.

i think the thign i like most about the house, is that it apepars to be set back from the street. i've always liked the "big" front yard look.
2-car garage is a must for me. frankly, i really want a 3 (2 for cars, 1 for tools/lift :p ) later down the road, i can always expand that garage and add a workshop off the back or something if i want to.

the kicker for me is the HUGE family room adittion. thats a huge room. and with walk-out to the patio-- can you say perfect entertainment house?

a 30-yr at like 6% is going to be about 1400/month if i put 5k down. my old man already told me he'd throw me some cash to help on the DP... and hes good about shit like that, so coming up with 20k for a DP won't be a problem. if i put 20k down, it comes up to like 1300/month

i don't think i can afford it though.

take home = 2300/month
sti + insurnace payments for all cars = 750/month
mortgage = 1300/month
insurance/utilities = 300/month probably.

and im already in the whole $50/month... and i haven't eaten, bought gas, or any furinture...

:(

damnit.
 

posol

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maybe i should sell the sti and buy a reliable cheaper car... like a 2.5 RS or something for 10k...
bah, i don't want to do that either.

part time job at night? doing what? waiting tables? even if i make 300 more a month doing that, its really not even worth it. i'll have no time to do anything-- nor ENJOY the house cuz all im doing is sleeping in it.

ask for a raise? kinda hard now... we're in our slow season, and the money just isn't coming in. even if i get a 5k bump, thats still only like 250 more a month take home. :(
 

reckedracing

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either look for a cheaper house (preferably not yellow)

or look for a better job...

the only down side to buying a house in your position now is what if jobs go to shit in your area and you need to relocate for decent or better pay...

option 3 - start tuning/swapping on the side, it'll beat waiting tables...

tuning = fairly easy work, good money, and fun :D
 

posol

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Originally posted by Battle Pope+Jun 16 2005, 01:12 PM-->
Sounds like you kinda screwed yourself buying an STi. Now you're kinda locked in till it's paid for.
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another option i just thought of, was to take the 20k DP money, get one of those no money down loans, and apply the 20k towards the sti. that would leave me about a year of payments left.

hrm... now i'm thinking of ways to make some money quick.
Casino run anyoone?

or, does anyone want to hold a $100 buy in hold'em game? I kick-ass at hold'em :p

reckedracing
@Jun 16 2005, 01:15 PM
either look for a cheaper house (preferably not yellow)

or look for a better job...

the only down side to buying a house in your position now is what if jobs go to shit in your area and you need to relocate for decent or better pay...

option 3 - start tuning/swapping on the side, it'll beat waiting tables...

tuning = fairly easy work, good money, and fun :D
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but yellow is fast :p

i could care less about the color... i'm not a bitch.
better job... kinda hard. i look all the time, and frankly, i'm making more money where i am now than other places are offering.

if jobs go to shit, i get a new job. i'm 20 min from hartford.... theres 1234123112 jobs there. i might have to take some classes to learn some new shit, but there will always be a job in doing what i do around here.


tuning... maybe. i'm still toying around with it, and i'm not ready to do it for hire yet. there's a lot to learn still. i got my buddies turbo zc running 3412312 times better than it was on the hack with turbo edit, spooling like 1000 rpms sooner and everything. but we haven't done any full throttle runs yuet-- just part throttle, under 4k stuff. frankly, thats the hard stuff anyway. Just haven't had time to finish him up. I'm tuning him for free cuz a, hes a freind, and b- he owns ajscaraudio.com :p so what goes around comes around.

swaps... ehh... no thanks. i'm down for doing them from time to time, but i'm no mechanic. that, and customers are always a pain in the ass.
 

brc80

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B, if you need numbers ran or some questions answered I can do loans in all states so if you want to hit me up.
 

corvetteguy

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Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Jun 16 2005, 12:11 PM
maybe i should sell the sti and buy a reliable cheaper car... like a 2.5 RS or something for 10k...
bah, i don't want to do that either.

part time job at night? doing what? waiting tables? even if i make 300 more a month doing that, its really not even worth it. i'll have no time to do anything-- nor ENJOY the house cuz all im doing is sleeping in it.

ask for a raise? kinda hard now... we're in our slow season, and the money just isn't coming in. even if i get a 5k bump, thats still only like 250 more a month take home. :(
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Learn VB dude......Discover Re is hiring VB6 programmers statring at 65k/yr...they are located in Farmington.......
 

Airjockie

Watanabe Whore!!!
you always left my house with less money than when you came at the cards....I can bluff like a mad Tyte Texan!!! :ph34r:



The STI can always get hit by someone....in a freak accidnt...your insurance would cover it...the car gets paid off, you get what you paid for so far...and buy a small truck...and then go from there for the house's down payment.... ;)


I got a Jeep that is crashable..... ;)


:ph34r:
 

posol

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lmao. no no no. if anything, i'll make sure it gets "stolen" and then i'll part it out. lol

damn, i got lojack though :( they'll find me. lol

gotta strip the car first, find the lojack box... throw it on a boat, or strap it to a deer in the woods or some shit. lol

but thats not happeneing. cuz i DONT HAVE A HOUSE TO DO IT AT!!! lol

more so, i really want to keep the car.

clayton, playing for pocket change is one thing-- playing with real chips with a buy-in, and knowing that theres a lot on the line, you end up playing different.

VB... eek. i hate vb. lol. i mean, i know the basics of it, but i don't think i'd enjoy life doing it for a living.

is that where you work now scott?
 

Airjockie

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:) then let's play.....

I got 1K burning in my wallet for a truck.....been there for 3 weeks.... :ph34r:

Plus my YTD on the pay passed 40K's last night... :) I love the overtime... :worthy:

But going a month..doing 7 day weeks is burning me out again :(
 

adnoh

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B, There is no money to be made off of that home.

Do yourself a favour and look into a new development. I mean brand new...like no grass yet. Look to spend around $160-$180K.

Stay at the home for 4-5 years...work & save.

After 4-5 years, pending on the condition of the CT market, turn around and sell the home for $275-300K+

This is what we did. Bought a brand new home for $255K, squatted for 6 years, and just sold the thing last month for $448K. We made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a stoopid amount of time.

Hell, as soon as our subdivision had sod layed and some minor landscaping, our house went up in value by $75K...no joke. Within one year.

Buy new. Wait. Price goes up after development has finished. Sell home. Collect profit. Put towards new home. Keep Sti :)

Just do your homework. Take into account what the CT market has to offer. Research recent trends and property values. Keep an eye on the market. And most important, be smart.
 

posol

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Originally posted by adnoh@Jun 16 2005, 02:10 PM
B, There is no money to be made off of that home.

Do yourself a favour and look into a new development. I mean brand new...like no grass yet. Look to spend around $160-$180K.


lmmfao. you're kidding right?

new developments START around 350k-500k.

not happening.

i can't get an 1890's vitorian for 160k. this is not east bumfuck.

Stay at the home for 4-5 years...work & save.

After 4-5 years, pending on the condition of the CT market, turn around and sell the home for $275-300K+


5 years ago, this would have been the case. but then a bunch of towelhead fuck faces decided to drunk-drive some planes into a couple buildings, and everyone and their mother bought houses.

This is what we did. Bought a brand new home for $255K, squatted for 6 years, and just sold the thing last month for $448K. We made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a stoopid amount of time.


and now is the time to sell-- i agree. but freankly, its leveling off lately down here. had a huge rise recently in the past 5 years, and now its plateued. not sure where its going.

Hell, as soon as our subdivision had sod layed and some minor landscaping, our house went up in value by $75K...no joke. Within one year.

Buy new. Wait. Price goes up after development has finished. Sell home. Collect profit. Put towards new home. Keep Sti :)



perhaps canada has different values... but there is no way im buying a new home. land alone is about 45k per 10th acre in a desired new development. its nuts.

Just do your homework. Take into account what the CT market has to offer. Research recent trends and property values. Keep an eye on the market. And most important, be smart.
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i have been.... and its going no where better fast. thats why im 25 and still live at home like a douche bag.

its time to step up and move on.
 
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