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Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:33 pm
by Dog
AD wrote:I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:


But look at all that money you now have to, well, drink!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:17 pm
by AD
Cash is inherently worthless. You and I both know that.

I had defensible land....

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:41 pm
by Dog
Don’t look like it was quite so defensible to me.

:rimshot:

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:00 pm
by AD
:why:

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:59 pm
by vonbonds
AD wrote:I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:

Lucky

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:59 pm
by chicpea
AD wrote:I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:


If you are interested in learning more about the Homeowner's RRSP one-time withdrawal rules, please pm chicpea at your earliest convenience. However, I should point out before you write a flowery message that you do not qualify for this and will be penalized heavily should you attempt such a manoeuvre.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:08 pm
by AD
I used that to buy my first condo in 2004 Peez. But thank you.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:21 pm
by Craig
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BOiIgms0KgP71dQg1

I finally got around to cleaning off my back step to take a look at it. The eventual goal here is to slap some paint on it so it doesn't look like hell when I try to sell the place, but is there anything else I should do about the stuff in those pictures?

Obviously a little repointing is in order, as seen in picture 3. But should I do anything about those spalling bricks in picture 2?

Picture 4 shows a spot that some previous owned had covered in some sort of concrete over because the brick deteriorated. It fell out when I scraped the paint off. Should I just do the same? Is there some specific product I should get for that?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:30 pm
by Craig
I'm also contemplating reglazing my front windows, which is desperately needed. Anyone done that before? It sounds easy enough.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:52 pm
by clawfirst
Dont worry about specific products. Hide it like the guy before you and move(5 yrs after i told you to move) before the house falls down. That spalling is nothing compared to the damage to the subgrade clay double brick foundation.

Srsly move

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:55 pm
by Craig
Dude, I just said I'm working on moving. I'm asking you which product to use to hide it.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:01 pm
by clawfirst
Scrape the damage till you hit solid clay. Paint the concrete primer on. Use anything concrete. Paint.

Tuck point with mortar

Or do what the last guy did...spray foam and tuck point caulk...yeah...dont haggle. Move

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:03 pm
by clawfirst
The research i did on whether or not a portland based matters on the clay as opposed to an olde tymey mix was inconclusive

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:03 pm
by Dog
Are you going to coming fraud, greg?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:05 pm
by Craig
Dog wrote:Are you going to coming fraud, greg?


No, I'm going to do a shoddy job repairing a shoddy wall.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:06 pm
by Craig
Ugh, so much bullshit work to get this place ready to sell. I still haven't finished refinishing the stupid basement.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:06 pm
by Craig
Claw, come fix my shithole for cheap again.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:07 pm
by Craig
I also might need to replace my furnace! Yay!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:09 pm
by clawfirst
Craig wrote:Claw, come fix my shithole for cheap again.

It hurts my non existent soul to do so. But i can if i dont get a call monday. I also have pictures saved of all the other shit from back then stored away if you ever want em.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:12 pm
by Craig
Sure, sounds depressing!

....


That actually works for both!

All I really need right now is some trim done that I'm too chickenshit to try cutting myself. Plus the back stairs and the glazing. Oh, and replace the carpet on the basement stairs.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:18 pm
by Dog
Houses suck!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:20 pm
by Craig
I can even take time off work to do depressing house stuff with you, Claw. It'll be like the good old days when you still drank and smoked!

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:36 pm
by clawfirst
Ok ill let you know sunday night

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:14 pm
by Zardoz
I've done a lot of glazing. Its easy but takes some finesse. Let me know if you want tips.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:15 pm
by Zardoz
Probably nothing I know you cant find in a youtube video, but i did traditional glazing for a year in heritage restoration.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:15 pm
by AD
I don't own a house anymore... You guys are just rubbing it in aren't you. Pouring salt on my wounds.

You bastards.

:why:

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:16 pm
by Craig
If anything we're making you feel better.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm
by Craig
Zardoz wrote:I've done a lot of glazing. Its easy but takes some finesse. Let me know if you want tips.


It seems easy enough. Press it in, smooth it out, trim the remnants? The stuff comes off glass pretty easy while it's still fresh, right?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:19 pm
by Craig
My place is so janky it really doesn't have to be perfect looking or anything.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:47 pm
by MP
Screw raking joints and tuck pointing, just mix a bucket of parge and cover over the whole brick surface? It'll look great long enough for you to sell.

If you really want it to hold, fasten an expanded metal mesh to the brick prior to parging.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:50 pm
by clawfirst
It will be more work than sculpting a few bricks with polymer modified quickset and paint

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:34 pm
by MP
clawfirst wrote:It will be more work than sculpting a few bricks with polymer modified quickset and paint

Painted brick, especially given it's condition won't look very good. Granted parging is difficult to do well on the first try.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:24 pm
by clawfirst
Its already painted...he has to repaint it

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:09 pm
by mayoradamwest
Any suggestions for selling?

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:11 pm
by Boring Choice #2
Get the best price possible.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 pm
by clawfirst
mayoradamwest wrote:Any suggestions for selling?

Unless you diy there is zero return on reno.

Kitchens and washrooms have a 7ish year shelf life as "new".

Paint is as far as you should bother


Decks and landscaping are highest return.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:38 pm
by mayoradamwest
Boring Choice #2 wrote:Get the best price possible.


It’s this type of wisdom I was seeking.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:10 pm
by Craig
Remember that realtors have a fiscal incentive to get you to sell as fast as possible, not for the best price. When selling their own houses, they tend to stay on the market like three times as long as their clients, and get better prices.

Other than that I got nothing, because I'm stuck in the Toronto housing market which is a silly place where rules don't matter.

Re: Homeownership Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:06 pm
by Craig
Claw! Fix my house, Claw!