The I need to buy a house thread

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Was going through photos like, yep, crashed on that couch.

But holy shit has it really been ten years since Ragnar?
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by brian » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:42 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Was going through photos like, yep, crashed on that couch.

But holy shit has it really been ten years since Ragnar?
I know, where did the time go?

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by tennbengal » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Gonna sell that swiftly.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Johnnie » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 pm

Signed the closing paperwork today. Feels good, man.

A pile of money in my bank account is far easier to deal with than tenants.

I hope your place gets under contract quick, Brian. Good luck!
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Post by Gunpowder » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:08 pm

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Nice looking place. I think HGTV shows based in the desert always had me picturing a ranch on a street full of identical ranches with a gravel front yard.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:23 am

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Signed the closing paperwork today. Feels good, man.

A pile of money in my bank account is far easier to deal with than tenants.

I hope your place gets under contract quick, Brian. Good luck!
Congratulations, Johnnie. That’s awesome.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:29 pm

Congrats, Johnnie!

And, Brian, have you ever heard this song? It's about pulling up stakes and moving to Mexico. This is Joe Ely's version of the song, written by Guy Clark.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by HaulCitgo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:38 pm

Yep congrats Johnnie. Was going to say youd better buy but sadly no one buying anymore.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by brian » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:56 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:29 pm
And, Brian, have you ever heard this song? It's about pulling up stakes and moving to Mexico. This is Joe Ely's version of the song, written by Guy Clark.
That's a good song.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Johnnie » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:18 pm

HaulCitgo wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Yep congrats Johnnie. Was going to say youd better buy but sadly no one buying anymore.
The really good part right now is that I don't need to.

I'll be in Korea, living in the dorms, in 17 days. I'll be there for a year. All the money earned in the transaction will sit in savings. Simultaneously, I'll be saving money in Korea and when I get back I'll have a real nice down payment. In the meantime, my wife will already be at my follow on location (Tucson) and has an apartment.

I'm in an incredibly envious position right now given circumstances in America and around the world.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by brian » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 pm

Got a cash offer at asking price tonight sight unseen. First viewings are tomorrow. This is crazy.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 pm

Hey now!

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by brian » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:29 pm

What this really means is that unless something crazy happens we’re gonna be living in Mexico January 2021.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by GoodKarma » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:24 pm

Nice. Kegerator must have sealed the deal.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Johnnie » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:36 am

brian wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Got a cash offer at asking price tonight sight unseen. First viewings are tomorrow. This is crazy.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:06 am

brian wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:29 pm
What this really means is that unless something crazy happens we’re gonna be living in Mexico January 2021.
That’s fantastic - except for who’s gonna comp me a hotel room now?
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:10 am

Nice news Brian.

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Post by BSF21 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:25 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:06 am
brian wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:29 pm
What this really means is that unless something crazy happens we’re gonna be living in Mexico January 2021.
That’s fantastic - except for who’s gonna comp me a hotel room now?
This is all I'm concerned about. What's the point in even going to Vegas now?
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Giff » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:39 am

We joke, but Vegas will definitely be way less fun now. But that's awesome Brian!
Muh.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:56 am

Damn, Rams Fanny is getting completely murdered in here. RF, I'm still reaching out to you if I'm out there next June for work.

Unrelated to that, but back on thread: I had 36 bags of leaves and pine needles get picked up yesterday.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Giff » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:58 am

Sorry, never met him and I apologize. Brian speaks good words, so I'll make a point to meet him next time I'm there.
Muh.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 am

Giff wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:58 am
Sorry, never met him and I apologize. Brian speaks good words, so I'll make a point to meet him next time I'm there.
I've never met him either (and I think I didn't reach out to him when I was last out there in '16, either), but it's on the to-do list for the next trip.

Now, to figure out when to go to Mexico to watch "The Room" with Brian...
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by brian » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:21 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 am
Giff wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:58 am
Sorry, never met him and I apologize. Brian speaks good words, so I'll make a point to meet him next time I'm there.
I've never met him either (and I think I didn't reach out to him when I was last out there in '16, either), but it's on the to-do list for the next trip.

Now, to figure out when to go to Mexico to watch "The Room" with Brian...
It’s probably better there.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:25 am

brian wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:21 am
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 am
Giff wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:58 am
Sorry, never met him and I apologize. Brian speaks good words, so I'll make a point to meet him next time I'm there.
I've never met him either (and I think I didn't reach out to him when I was last out there in '16, either), but it's on the to-do list for the next trip.

Now, to figure out when to go to Mexico to watch "The Room" with Brian...
It’s probably better there.
I expected "better drugs" would be a good stepping-off point.
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by The Sybian » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:48 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:56 am
I had 36 bags of leaves and pine needles get picked up yesterday.
Definitely missing having a yard backing onto woods and just blowing the leaves into the woods. When I finish tomorrow, I'm sure I'll have at least 20 bags, and my neighborhood doesn't get picked up for another 3 weeks. My shed is already stacked with leaf bags, and the leaves have barely started falling yet.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:11 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:25 am
brian wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:21 am
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 am
Giff wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:58 am
Sorry, never met him and I apologize. Brian speaks good words, so I'll make a point to meet him next time I'm there.
I've never met him either (and I think I didn't reach out to him when I was last out there in '16, either), but it's on the to-do list for the next trip.

Now, to figure out when to go to Mexico to watch "The Room" with Brian...
It’s probably better there.
I expected "better drugs" would be a good stepping-off point.
I met him. But was on some 6am to afternoon to 4am drunken ncaa tournament high so can't say I was a great visitor. Met Brian and another one of you guys too but vegas man... So can't remember.

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Post by A_B » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:01 pm

Probably the ninja.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:38 am

The Sybian wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:48 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:56 am
I had 36 bags of leaves and pine needles get picked up yesterday.
Definitely missing having a yard backing onto woods and just blowing the leaves into the woods. When I finish tomorrow, I'm sure I'll have at least 20 bags, and my neighborhood doesn't get picked up for another 3 weeks. My shed is already stacked with leaf bags, and the leaves have barely started falling yet.
There were 11 bags on the front porch and over 20 in the garage. My wife will get to resume parking in the garage after the socially-distanced birthday party wraps up in the garage tomorrow.
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Post by cerrano » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:06 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:38 am
The Sybian wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:48 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:56 am
I had 36 bags of leaves and pine needles get picked up yesterday.
Definitely missing having a yard backing onto woods and just blowing the leaves into the woods. When I finish tomorrow, I'm sure I'll have at least 20 bags, and my neighborhood doesn't get picked up for another 3 weeks. My shed is already stacked with leaf bags, and the leaves have barely started falling yet.
There were 11 bags on the front porch and over 20 in the garage. My wife will get to resume parking in the garage after the socially-distanced birthday party wraps up in the garage tomorrow.
I feel lucky to live in a town that allows you to drag your leaves out to street for pick up, no bagging required. Tarps are our friends!
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Post by HaulCitgo » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:26 pm

That is the world's greatest invention. Wife's mother has that and just blowing them into the curb saves hours.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:30 pm

Having a 0.10-acre lot with no trees helps keep the raking to a minimum.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by HaulCitgo » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:46 pm

But when do you get to buy a lawn tractor?

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Post by brian » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:58 pm

Ended the weekend with 24 showings and 4 offers. Might have another one trickle in tonight (we told everyone we would evaluate offers on Monday.)

Someone came in $15,000 over asking price though with a contingency on their house selling (it's a few days into escrow). So we're going to roll the dice with that one. The offer was so high they are going to cover the difference if it doesn't appraise for $375K.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:12 pm

brian wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Ended the weekend with 24 showings and 4 offers. Might have another one trickle in tonight (we told everyone we would evaluate offers on Monday.)

Someone came in $15,000 over asking price though with a contingency on their house selling (it's a few days into escrow). So we're going to roll the dice with that one. The offer was so high they are going to cover the difference if it doesn't appraise for $375K.
1. That’s fantastic.
2. You clearly should’ve asked $30K more.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Johnnie » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:25 pm

That's awesome. Good shit.
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Post by Shirley » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:50 am

Very cool, Brian. That's the reward for choosing wisely when you bought the house to begin with.

As for leaves, I'm very glad that my yard is mostly wooded, so I can just blow that shit into the woods
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:15 pm

cerrano wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:06 pm


I feel lucky to live in a town that allows you to drag your leaves out to street for pick up, no bagging required. Tarps are our friends!

I get the extra slap in the face of living a block away from the border, and the neighboring town allows you to pile the leaves in the street for pickup. So I get to drive around leaf mounds and have to bag. I condense the crap out of bags to pack in as much as possible to. I was driving my son nuts because he doesn't weigh enough to push down the leaves. I'm over 30 bags and my shed is packed like a Tetris board. Still two more weeks until they pick up bags on my street, and I haven't touched the leaves in the mulched sections or side of my house yet. Gotta be another 10-15 bags there.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:55 pm

I am a strong proponent of the strategy of mulching leaves multiple times before finally bagging them when the trees are bare
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Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Post by Johnnie » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:29 pm

My military friend who just moved to Las Vegas from Japan put an offer on your house, Brian.

You didn't pick her offer because obviously you hate the troops.
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Post by brian » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Johnnie wrote:
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My military friend who just moved to Las Vegas from Japan put an offer on your house, Brian.

You didn't pick her offer because obviously you hate the troops.
Oh, fuck - no way! Hell, if I had known that last night I would have at least given her a chance to counter. Was it the offer that was a VA loan, I'm guessing? (we only had one that was VA). She might not want to hear this, but if the people that offered $15K more than asking didn't get involved we would have gone with hers. If she doesn't find anything in the next week or two and this deal gets fucked up somehow, our realtor will want to get in touch with her.

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