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I closed on my first home on Thursday! #4480394
08/06/17 02:24 AM
08/06/17 02:24 AM
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FL, USA
gregk24 Offline OP
gregk24  Offline OP
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I closed on my first home this past Thursday, it's a 1959 rancher on a corner lot. We have the living room, kitchen, laundry room and dining room set up at this point. Looking forward to doing a little landscaping as well.




2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480396
08/06/17 02:27 AM
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'Stralia
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'Stralia
Congratz...we are moving up at the end of the month.

Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480404
08/06/17 03:07 AM
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Lakeside, CA
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Lakeside, CA
Congrats, I love Ranch style houses


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480418
08/06/17 03:53 AM
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Tn.
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Nice place, now the yard work begins................enjoy


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480428
08/06/17 04:22 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Kendall, FL
Wonderful news Greg! CONGRATS!


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480431
08/06/17 04:27 AM
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NY
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Nice, what part of Florida is that? I like the looks of the trees.


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480452
08/06/17 06:14 AM
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Get into the attic, and check it's closed to any varmint, and there are open vents allowing air in under outside eaves, and out the top somehow. I see no vents on front. Water and moisture is your enemy.

Oh, and get a good riding mower; you'll need it.

Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480454
08/06/17 06:17 AM
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Congratulations!

Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480457
08/06/17 06:24 AM
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Florida
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Florida
Congrats, we are closing on our first house this coming Thursday.

Last edited by laserred96gt; 08/06/17 06:25 AM.

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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480460
08/06/17 06:37 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Now the fun begins. You discover little things that you did not notice when you inspected the house.

I have made a list of various things I wanted to change when I have first bought a house. Half were not done when I sold the house.

Last edited by Donald; 08/06/17 06:37 AM.

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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480461
08/06/17 06:41 AM
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Congrats. Good looking home there.




Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: 40w8] #4480473
08/06/17 07:06 AM
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NC
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Originally Posted By: 40w8
Get into the attic, and check it's closed to any varmint, and there are open vents allowing air in under outside eaves, and out the top somehow. I see no vents on front. Water and moisture is your enemy.

Oh, and get a good riding mower; you'll need it.


Watch out for snakes! I have replaced rotten wood more than one time on a roof, and discovered shed snake skins. Snakes give me the heebie-jeebies.


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480475
08/06/17 07:10 AM
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New England
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I'm sorry, you have my sympathies.


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480481
08/06/17 07:20 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
FlyNavyP3 Offline
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Jacksonville, FL
Congratulations. I also love ranch style houses. My first and current home is also a ranch in Florida. My cooling bills are significantly less than my friends with similar sized two story houses. I also appreciate not having to go up or down stairs all the time.


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Re: I closed on my first home on Thursday! [Re: gregk24] #4480485
08/06/17 07:24 AM
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Central Maryland
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Congratulations!

Looks like those bushes need a bit of trimming... (just yanking your chain). smile

Make lists and keep records of everything. In 10 years you'll be like "I just fixed that last year" and when you look at your records, it'll be 8 years ago!


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