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Old 08-11-2019, 02:38 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I believe the thread went dormant in March because of what he says "Last night we found a move-in ready home we like, so I'll have to pursue this option now too".

The earliest mention I find is https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post604065.

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The buyer negotiated to have the seller finish the home as part of the sales agreement, which is probably a wise move. I'll have to see if it actually was finished, as the seller was originally the one building the house but couldn't finish for some (probably financial) reason. The crazy thing is the sellers occupation is general contractor, so you'd think he'd know exactly what it takes to finish a house on budget and in time (and not be a sore thumb in the surrounding neighborhood).

Had to make the wife happy, so we moved into a house that needed nothing. It's still my preference to find value in something others don't desire and then make it into something desirable. Maybe next house.
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Else you could build something better than anything on the market. It's not rocket surgery.

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Had to make the wife happy, so we moved into a house that needed nothing....
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I am self-conscious to some degree about the monstrous size of the house we bought, but we've got someone living with us who needs a place to stay for now, and I will work towards more fully occupying the space; perhaps renting out the downstairs entirely if I can get the wife on board.

As it is I'm a miser when it comes to running the AC or heat, generally any wasteful thing. I've just been running the AC briefly in the evening before bed to help get the baby to sleep... and I need to fix the bedroom fan. I think the RC controller is not functioning correctly (pressing the remote buttons doesn't operate the light or fan).

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