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My other hobby...for now.

So I bought a house before it went to tax sale on the very inexpensive side. (Some of you East and West Coast folks would be crying if I told you.

She is on a half acre just adjacent to a golf course....to which that is another hobby of mine.

Rock I know is in a similar boat so I thought I would post up what I will be spending my extra time on.









I am currently pulling all of the sub floor out so I have a nice flat surface to work with to lay porcelain tile.

New HVAC system will be delivered in about a week and I will get it installed shortly along with the new roof. ( I will not be replacing the roof.)

She has good bones but needs some help to which I will be supplying.



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On a slab or does it have a basement ? Whats the sq footage ?3 bedrooms I presume / Congrats

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Its on a 5 block crawl space. Three bedroom and just shy of 1,500 square feet. 2.5 car garage and on a 1/2 acre corner lot. This is my home base retirement home.

A bit further from Indy but at night, I hear only the occasional air traffic and the sprinkler system on the golf course.



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My other hobby...for now.

Very nice indeed!!! And yes, your purchase price versus mine is outrageous but hopefully my cards will play out well in 3yrs.

I'll snap a few more war-zone photos later as I just completed our kitchen demo (and I'm now likely infected with asbestos )

Good luck on your project and I'll race you to the finish line

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Good luck on your project and I'll race you to the finish line
You too! That race thing ain't happenin'.... My perfectionist ways are getting in the way of quick progress.



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You too! That race thing ain't happenin'.... My perfectionist ways are getting in the way of quick progress.

I know, just said that because I'm on a very tight schedule.

Here is a shot of tearing down all the drop ceiling
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I'll snap a few tomorrow of the gutting of the kitchen.

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Oooh paneling too.....I think you topped me there.

What is above the drop ceilings? Is it solid?


This will definitely be a time sucker for sure.



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That is the basement, the house is a ranch with a basement.

Paneling is everywhere (upper level and lower).

Under the drop ceiling was this, it is the subfloor/original hardwood floors.
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I also have a mix match of plaster (with trace amounts of asbestos), drywall, and wall paper throughout.

I'm demoing and using a small crew for misc workings. Gutting and updating a 100yr old home is on a whole new level for me.

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It took our carpenter / builder & his son + myself 9 months to make our (250 year old) home habitable, replacing ceilings, floors and walls in most rooms. Don't under estimate the time & money it takes to do these things. Multiply estimates by 2 to 3 times!

The other thing you'll find is that progress really slows when the house becomes comfortable and projects that aren't essential take much longer to complete!

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That is the basement, the house is a ranch with a basement.

Paneling is everywhere (upper level and lower).

Under the drop ceiling was this, it is the subfloor/original hardwood floors.
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I also have a mix match of plaster (with trace amounts of asbestos), drywall, and wall paper throughout.

I'm demoing and using a small crew for misc workings. Gutting and updating a 100yr old home is on a whole new level for me.
My first house was a 1868 model Solid house but man did the termites love that native timber they Used to build it.
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It took our carpenter / builder & his son + myself 9 months to make our (250 year old) home habitable, replacing ceilings, floors and walls in most rooms. Don't under estimate the time & money it takes to do these things. Multiply estimates by 2 to 3 times!

The other thing you'll find is that progress really slows when the house becomes comfortable and projects that aren't essential take much longer to complete!
I and my family are doing this so, Maybe extra for parts but labor may cost me an extra bar b que. Or two

You have to use your resources and stay optimistic here....I could have bought a nice sister for the 03 for what I paid for just appliance



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