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Old 10-15-2007, 01:27 AM   #21
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A far cry from the 1bedroom condo scott just bought. $120k is amazing for that house. Just shows you though how inflated the price on them can be. The materials and labor to make them doesn't really change much from coast to coast I would venture.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:22 AM   #22
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Very very nice indeed !!
You'd pay about 350,000 euros ($496,211) here in Ireland for a place about less than half the width of your garage
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:37 AM   #23
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amazing, i do consider moving to texas for that reason, i wouldn't even have to work, i'd let the girlfriend do it all!
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:07 AM   #24
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congrats- smart move, home ownership. And now you've got a paint booth (garage) in addition to your car wash.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:52 AM   #25
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i've been looking for a garage with a house attached to it as well, still not much luck
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:15 AM   #26
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I think my rent is like 3x your house payment. but then I have a view of the capitol building and washington monument from my street.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:38 AM   #27
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but then I have a view of the capitol building and washington monument from my street.
Thats a good thing?
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #28
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Maybe if you have a sniper rifle? :P
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:12 PM   #29
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still a ban on guns here in the district...

and yeah it's a good thing. the capitol and monuments are gorgeous buildings. I can't say the same for all the people in them (cough W cough) but giant marble structures are cool.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:23 PM   #30
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Congrats and nice looking house. There's nothing like washing your car in your own driveway.

I'm in the process of building our house. We bought this lot last April and soon there will be a house somewhere in those trees.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:29 PM   #31
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Hot damn. I thought property was cheap here in SC. Our 1800sq ft. was $144k

Congrats on the house. Feels good to be a homeowner
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:49 AM   #32
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can I come over? lulz
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First order of business before you pile all your **** in the garage. Epoxy the floor. I just did it in mine but I had to prep my floor because the house is 8 years old now. Got up all the coolant/oil stains. It really classes up the garage.

So lemme guess. The pool room and garage are yours and the wife gets the rest of the house? That's the arrangement I have. I get to customized the basement and garage and the wife can do what she wants with the rest of the house.

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Old 10-16-2007, 09:41 AM   #34
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dude here in ok you would get 6,000 less sq ft than that. nice house,
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:15 PM   #35
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First order of business before you pile all your **** in the garage. Epoxy the floor. I just did it in mine but I had to prep my floor because the house is 8 years old now. Got up all the coolant/oil stains. It really classes up the garage.

So lemme guess. The pool room and garage are yours and the wife gets the rest of the house? That's the arrangement I have. I get to customized the basement and garage and the wife can do what she wants with the rest of the house.

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I don't play pool much, that is the wife's. I get the garage and the upstairs game room.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:52 PM   #36
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congrats on the house. killer bargain. we've been looking as well. in decents parts of LA, that house is about 700K +/-. but again, i have no idea where Arlington, TX is...
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It's about time I sell my overpriced (but nice) house here in the inflated MD-DC market, buy something like ray_sir_6 in a different area, retire and have some fun with the left over money.

Hard to believe the untapped real estate market bargains in different areas of the country.

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:41 AM   #38
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2500 sqft for 122k = < $50/sqft very good buy. new construction on a 1/4 acre lot in town here runs about 100 to 120 per sqft depending on trim level.
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not to bash ray sir 6 or his housing choice (since I dont know where it is), but is it still a bargain if it's not in a nice location?

I mean crap you can buy a 200k house in DC if you dont mind living between crack ****** and their dealers.
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not to bash ray sir 6 or his housing choice (since I dont know where it is), but is it still a bargain if it's not in a nice location?

I mean crap you can buy a 200k house in DC if you dont mind living between crack ****** and their dealers.
This is a nice place. It's in a very low crime area, plus just north of Mansfield, which is one of the new "Richie Rich" cities, and one of the fastest growing cities in the area. Doubled it's population in the last 10 yrs, plus has the best (and newest) school district in the metroplex, which our house is in that district, so my daughter will be going there.

We could have gotten a house this size for $98k if we wanted to live in the bad part of Arlington, and put bars on all our windows.
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