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Old 04-05-2007, 04:41 PM
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The Misses and I are looking for a country retreat. Something with a little bit of land so our neighbors are NOT right on top of us, something with a good sized out building or two, something preferably in a ranch style home (I really don't have the knees for climbing floor to floor) and I would like a full basement.

I'd prefer the house to be in better shape then the out buildings, but I am flexible, I feel I can build or fix anything. Outside of those basic requirements the Misses drive to work is running into a hours drive now and it's only getting worse as more people move out of the Toronto area. Which has a definite down side to it, our property prices are quickly extending them self we outside our price range! We don't have the money for a 7- $800,000 property at our age!

So in my travels I've ran across three winner properties with two being in the past 5 months that had some serious potential for some serious equity gains if I put 100k a lot of work into them.

The one below just sold this morning at $418k and it sat on approx. 38 acres in an excellent area! The problem with the house was it was falling down and it was right on top of the roadway. My plan on this particular property was to drop another 100 - 150 into it by lifting the house up and move it back in off the road by 3- 4 hundred feet and plop it on a new foundation, then install a new bed and proper services, add a new wing to the structure w/ garage and landscaping.......my numbers said I should have been able to make a very comfortable 3 to 400k....................but all for not - DRATZ I could have really used that money to buy something that was more to my liking!!!

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Old 04-05-2007, 04:57 PM
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Garret - Do we assume you want to stay in the GL area? If not, I have this place for sale: http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/rfs/301559252.html Note: The advert calls it a "lake" - a gross exaggeration - The "Lake" is about 50-acres of surface area. If however you are into flying, the community does have it's own private airfield (decomposed granite runway).

The property is in Aguanga CA, near Idyllwild - Kind of a long tow to the GLs
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:13 PM
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What so I / we can live right in the heart of Chupacabra country........not on your life!

Yes we would like to to stay in the Golden Horseshoe region of the Great Lakes.....at least till the Misses retires in about 10 years.

Nice looking place by-the-way!
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My plan on this particular property was to drop another 100 - 150 into it by lifting the house up and move it back in off the road by 3- 4 hundred feet and plop it on a new foundation, then install a new bed and proper services, add a new wing to the structure w/ garage and landscaping.......my numbers said I should have been able to make a very comfortable 3 to 400k....................but all for not - DRATZ I could have really used that money to buy something that was more to my liking!!!
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I would take a bulldozer to a house before I went through all of that work.
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At retirement turn your present place into cash, move to Tennessee buy a farm, build a big boat barn. With the huge amount of money you will have left over buy a big boat. Enjoy the real friendly people here.

We moved here from California 2 ½ years ago, only regret, should have done it 20 years sooner.



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Old 04-05-2007, 11:50 PM
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Yah I hear yah Dave, just I don't have that kind of money to start from scratch...........and I don't think the mothers of my three daughters are going to let me take out second mortgages on their places...or are those my places?

When I said the house was falling down, really it's only that far right hand wall which is partially sheltered by that tree out front. It currently is on about a 20° inwards. That wing of the house has a single bay garage door you can just see which leads into an indoor pool. Because there is no water in the pool, the exterior wall of the house is only 3' away from the pool and the drainage outside on that side of the house is terrible everything is collapsing in! I figured if I moved the house I was going to knock that pool section off and just move the house, which shows no signs for foundation or exterior siding cracks. In place of the pool I would have built the extension and garage.

Ohhh, and actually I was right in there for converting the place over to forced air from electric.....not to long ago I converted a 5 level side split from hydro to F. A., so I know exactly what is involved in that upgrade! Either way it's all for not....I guess I'll have to save my skills for the next dumper that comes along Cheap! The sad part is we are coming across all kinds of dumpers, just the sellers still want the world and the first born for them! (we are now targeting these properties and we are starting to serious entertain the idea of me building)
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Ray, you know your words really aren't that far off! Believe me, I've thought about it more then once!
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Oh, Garett - QUITCHER WHININ'~!! You're just bent cuz you ain't got the hoochies to sell from up thar and buy down here in TEXAS~ There's a GORGEOUS place (50 acres) directly behind me and Daddy'O AND right across the street from Welder. Now, what more could you ask for!???

Com'on DOWN~!!!
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