Just bought my first house!!! 56K warning!!! Big Pics!!!

allthatwhichis

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:eeksign: I think I'm finally growing up... :oops: I have a nice cozy and CHEAP living arraignment where I have a single wide mobile home on my parents' 6 acres. Well, they decided a few months ago that they are moving further into the forest, so I decided it was time to finally buy a house of my own... I guess it is about time considering I'll be turning... 3... I'll be graduating from my 20s in two weeks. :grin2:

After looking at two or three other places I found a nice 3/1 in an OK neighborhood that fit my budget. So after selling my singlewide I made an offer and just over 3 weeks later, I closed last Thursday. :clap: I took some pictures earlier today and figured I'd share.

Here is the front; it has two HUGE oak trees in the front.

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Here's the other tree... I like trees...

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There's a small wooded area that separates me from the road leading into the subdivision. This was a bonus for me since I just moved from the woods. This was like I kinda brought a little of it with me. There is a small wetland in there and on the 3 plots that boarder my property and the road. I was told it is a conservation area because of the wetland. I want to put a few walkway in for a nature walk. I also hope to see if one day I can purchase the other 3 lots.

Here's an overhead shot that shows my lot, and the three I hope to acquier in the future.

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Picture of the woods, and the fence posts I put in for the privacy fence to keep my cats and dog out of there.

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More posts, and my very own... Primestar pole... I used to install those things. There is about 80 to 120 lbs of concrete at the bottom of that beast.

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Back o the house...

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and again.

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Woods close up.

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And the side of the house that faces the woods. :grin2:

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I know, you're dying to see the inside...

Living Room and front entrance.

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Same room another angle...

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Same room just the kitchen entryway.

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Hallways are never photogenic...

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Kitchen with new ceramic tile...

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and new dishwasher, range, and microwave. Since when can metal go into a microwave? :huh2: This one has a metal rack in it and... I thought that was a no no...

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My future laser arena...

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The office where my girlfriend will manage our financial empire... :ironic:

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Our future bedroom, where I will manage her... :touche:

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and most important, the echo chamber where I will...:toilet: manage myself...

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I think I got a decent deal. Atleast with the way the market is. It appraised at 9K over what I paid and all the appliances, minus a fridge, are new, new roof, new AC, new water heater, and when I am done, a new fence. :grin2:

Now the down side is that I am and will be :broke: for a while. No more laser toys, or computer parts... :awman: but if anyone is feeling generous... :candle: I am setting up a fund for my 3... Graduating 20s and housewarming ILDA laser scanner... need. PM me for details. :lolsign: I haven't been able to talk my girlfriend into this last purchase, so I am pan handling ATM. I would like to impress all the kids in the neighborhood by having "Happy Halloween" written in laser on my ceiling or the wall when handing out candy. A nice Pink Floyd show would be cool for the House warming/graduation party. :grin2:
 
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Ras_Thavas

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Re: Just bought my first house!!!

Congragulations. It is the best investment you can ever make IMHO.
 

Diesel_Bomber

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Re: Just bought my first house!!!

First off, congratulations! Good job!

Second, PLEASE add a warning about all the pics! Some of us are handcuffed to dial up and I had to turn images off to load this page in less than half an hour. When I have more time I'll leave the images on and come back.

Congrats again, way to go!

:buddies:
 

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Re: Just bought my first house!!!

Very nice and Congratulations! I really enjoy your pictures and it looks like you have yourself a great place there. Enjoy.
 

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Looks like a nice place to hang the hat!! Congratulations! Owning and maintaining a home is a "hobby" in itself for sure!!
 

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Thanks!!! Warning added.

I hope to enjoy, after everything is moved, which'll be after the fence... Hmmm, enjoy huh... I should have paid someone to install the fence. That way I could enjoy sooner.

I may open a debate here. During college I had a Entertainment Law class where we had an accounting class, and the professor... heh, instructor that said he does not consider a house an asset. He saw it as a liability, unless you have multiple houses that are pulling in income. He said your house can be an asset once you have paid the mortgage off. I tend to agree with him, as I don't see any money coming in from this purchase but a WHOLE LOT going out. Not that I am not happy to have a house even if I will be paying for it for a long time. I'm just not sure I consider it oneof my current invesments. I guess it is all about perspective like the rest of life. :thinking:
 

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congrats on the house, a nice one to boot i must add! i love the big oakwood at the front, gives it a really nice homey feeling. I also love the fact that your house is perfect for playing around with lights outside! :grin2:

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Your house may not be an asset yet, but now you're building the all-important equity. Unless you plan on moving in a couple years it's a heckuva lot better than pi55ing the money away in rent.

Congrats on the new abode!
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I'd buy that house just because of that awesome tree in the front yard. Thats a great starter house. I wish i had the money to get into the real-estate market. Houses and taxes are absolutely ridiculous were I live. Everyone my age is moving off of long island because it is getting so ridiculous. Living on long island is like living in southern california with out the great weather. Everything is an absolut ripoff.
 

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Congratulations, it looks pretty nice. Now, spend some time figuring out where to hide if a big 'cain comes through and puts those oak trees in your living room.
 

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Lightmeup said:
Congratulations, it looks pretty nice. Now, spend some time figuring out where to hide if a big 'cain comes through and puts those oak trees in your living room.

BOOOO, HISSS, BAD lightmeup... :ohgeez: I actually love hurricanes but have not lost anything but work hours to them. :dedhorse: :grin2: If we get hit, we get hit... At least I will not be in the single wide tin can I am currently living in. Actually, I was planning on praying to the tree's spirit, and giving it thanks for falling the other way if it absolutly HAS to fall. :bumpit: If I'm lucky we won't see if that one gets answered.

Thanks again for the congrats!!! The trees were really a selling point, all except the big branch over the living room but I have yet to see 100% perfection in anything yet, so I am happy, so far. I should be moving in after the fence is up. Hopefully by next Monday. I start my vacation on Thursday. :rock: As long as there are no "big cains" this week... :eek:

No PMs for the scanner/graduation fund huh? :whistle: :lolsign:

ChocolateLab, you'd end up hating rain here... although if you decide to move, PM me, I know someone who breeds labs. :)
 

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Nice house! Did it come with the fluffy pooch? :grin2:

Congratulations on your new home. I wish you many happy years in it.
 

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Congrat's.. well done,
you now have joined the always empty wallet society :ohgeez:

looks a nice place there :goodjob:
 

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Conratulations and best of luck.

Reset the date on your camera to be correct, you're at least a few days off there dude. :awman:

Primestar pole with 80-120 pounds of concrete? Bah, my mailbox base is 210 pounds of concrete in the ground. :lolsign:
 
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