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    Offer accepted

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by wordwizard, Dec 7, 2007.

    Well I put an offer in on a house and after a bit of back and forth counter offers they accepted. I recieve ownership on March 1st. Yay

    It is an old old house that needs a lot of renovations, but am very excited about the 2.7 acres it is on.

    yay!
     
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    Woot! Congratulations wordwizard :D How are house prices over the pond? As astronomical as they are here?
     
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    Hey congratulations on your new debt - err, ah HOUSE, I meant HOUSE! :)

    That's wonderful news.

    Quite a week - Reviewer status AND a house contract. :D
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Its good news all round.

    I hope its all you expect it to be. ;)
     
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    Congrats Darling, I am glad you got it. And I'm loving the brown hair ;)
    Heather
     
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    happy house-warming!... i've been to vancouver island and it's one of the prettiest places on the planet... can't have been cheap to get a sizable house and that much land, though... i've remodeled 7 homes of my own, so know you've a tough but very satisfying road ahead... post a picture of your new digs, willya, so we can see the before, before you get going on the 'after'?...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Congratulations, and if you don't mind posting pics that sounds like a nice idea :)
     
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    Pics is a very good idea. I'm dreading trying to afford to buy a house... Bloody house prices keep going up... :(
     
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    Equity is a wonderful thing. :)
     
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    Good for you. When will we get pics?
     
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    hahaha Pics will come soon. I dont get ownership till march, and that is only if inspections go well. Prices are crazy here. We got a good deal and it is still crazy high. we got 2.7 acres with a fixer upper, for 300 thousand. ouch. Lovin how much leand we got though. I will get pictures off the internet to show you what I got myself into hahaha.
     
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    Oh wow! Congratulations! The inside looks amazing! Especially the bathroom! Is that a big shower?! Wow. Then got to the outside of the house and it's like; naaaah that's not hte outside?! But hey, it looks great! And lots of space! To build a pool, a grannyflat for all your mates at WF to come and crash for the night.... a great BBQ entertaining area... Oh the ideas!
     
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    haah the funniest thing is everyone likes the inside but I like the outside way better. I am not a fan of the inside. The furniture is from the renters that live there now, and I cannot wait to rip out a few walls and the carpeting and fake wood. Plus I want a clubfoot bath tub hahaha.
    yes we need to build a guesthouse and bbq parties will be happening during the summer for sure.
     
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    That bath sounds nice! Can't wait to see final results in.... How many years?!
     
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    Woot! Looks great :D So wordwizard's gonna be hosting a WF house party then :p

    And 300 thousand dollars? That's what, about £150,000? That's really quite good, considering we paid £400,000 (~$800,000 CAD) for a four-bedroom detatched, with nothing like 2.7 acres :p
     
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    Wow, the house looks stunning WordWizard, like something out of a postcard. We have boring houses where I live, nothing that looks as cute as yours. :)
     
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    awe thanks guys.
    The house only has 2.5 bedrooms. We are taking out the one bedroom, and making the one large bedroom into two.
    It will take about 1 year to renovate but then we are going to re asses the house, and remortgage, then build new house in teh back and rent out the front.

    I think we are going to add a bedroom on og a guess house, not sure yet
    We are also going to do a wrap around porch, and make the front entrance into one big main one with double wide doors. hmmm maybe this will take way longer than a year hahah because we also need to build a huge shop. One year for the insides anyways.
    Hopefully very thing goes well with the inspections because the deal doesnt go through unless inspecions turn out ok and if soemthng isnt ok we have to bicker back and forth over who is going to pay to fix it. cross fingers ppl
     
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    The inside looks great. The outside looks weathered, but I don't see any sagging, so the frame looks solid. And it's nice and secluded-looking.

    Looks like a great deal. Congratulations!
     
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    not to shabby a deal. just hope everything goes smoothly.
     
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    Well I hope everything goes well with the renvations. I would love to buy a house and do it all up some day, make it your own.
     
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    Too true.
     
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    Wow, that actually looks really nice, kind of 'quaint'. And the surroundings look beautiful as well.

    This is why I want to go to Canada! :D
     
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    yup I just love Canada.
     

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