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SaigonGal
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Old 05-16-2016 , 04:50 PM     SaigonGal est dconnect  search   Quote  
Remember I mentioned that one of the VPs did an episode for a HGTV tv show? That few episodes didn't do so well. A few months ago, he changed the direction of the tv show. He has a talent for restoring old homes to its original state with a little bit of modern touch. Well, since the first episode of the new show aired, he got really good ratings. They just signed him for 12 episodes = 12 houses. This is really his passion. So now he's a consultant/part-time at the company and his full time job is to do the tv show. How cool is that?

I also found out that a few years ago, he bought a $2M house, fix it up and sold it for $7.5M.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 01:02 AM     tash est dconnect  search   Quote  
I like Flip or Flop show. I often think of myself as home decor designer extraordinaire but no one has realized my talent yet
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Old 05-17-2016 , 01:10 AM     AnhCung est dconnect  search   Quote  
What's the name of his show? I'm planning on re-doing my house. can use some inspiration.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 01:15 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
tash can show me your talent I was working on the old heater last week that has been disconnected so I removed and tried to fix the wall but no idea what to do next. Maybe you can give me some ideas






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Old 05-17-2016 , 02:55 AM     ii2404 est dconnect  search   Quote  
your house seems like an endless project. is it a money pitt?
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Old 05-17-2016 , 03:29 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Not really a money pit, it's where I plan to move back for retirement. Nothing has done to interior for the last 20 years, so it's good time to start every weekend until finish, maybe couple years project Cheap property tax
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Old 05-17-2016 , 04:08 AM     tash est dconnect  search   Quote  
I need an open concept area to decorate. I cannot work with a space like that. Just buy a new house
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Old 05-17-2016 , 04:34 AM     ii2404 est dconnect  search   Quote  
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Not really a money pit, it's where I plan to move back for retirement. Nothing has done to interior for the last 20 years, so it's good time to start every weekend until finish, maybe couple years project Cheap property tax
how much is cheap property tax? did you get a good price for this house? Looks like you have to gut every area of the house.

Thats the part i worry about when buying an older home. Gotta fix every thing to tailor to my style. and the fact i'm not a handyman like you, i'll have to hire contractors. then it'll end up costing a lot more than a new house.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 04:36 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
$90k - 1500 sq ft with a lot 15000 so the tax around $1300


It's original Gas Heater that I am disconnected and removed since no longer use. So what can I do with the wall after remove the air vents

Before


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Old 05-17-2016 , 04:46 AM     AnhCung est dconnect  search   Quote  
I would give my right arm for a $1300 property tax.
In Texas I am paying 3.4% of the value each year.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 04:52 AM     ii2404 est dconnect  search   Quote  
What a deal. I need to learn from you. buy a 90K house and hire you to fix it. save so much money.

can you remove the wall to open up the area? or is the wall for structural support? it's hard to say what to do with it when we can't see the whole picture.

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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:04 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
AnhCung, you guys don't pay state tax that's why the property tax is high.

ii2404, wow I never thought about it. I can reinforce the structure if remove the wall. Let me check with my mom to see if she likes that. It's actually a hall way to the kitchen from all bedrooms
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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:19 AM     LinhXa est dconnect  search   Quote  
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I would give my right arm for a $1300 property tax.
In Texas I am paying 3.4% of the value each year.
nhà texit thì nên mua nhà cheap mà ở thôi .. mua nhà xịn thì state nó dớt hết về property tax ...


bác alash ... that a gut job ... dục hết rồi làm lại từ đầu with an open concept plan ...

rất thích cái old hard wood floor .. keep this only ...
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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:33 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Just talked to my mom about the idea but she said "keep the wall so we can close the door when cooking, no bad smell go to the bedrooms

LinhXa I expect no body will pay attention to this area so planning to cut a sheetrock and patch it I like the old house, this was built in 1960 so you know all the wood was great. I was surprise the original wood has no damage after I removed the carpet.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:39 AM     LinhXa est dconnect  search   Quote  
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Just talked to my mom about the idea but she said "keep the wall so we can close the door when cooking, no bad smell go to the bedrooms

LinhXa I expect no body will pay attention to this area so planning to cut a sheetrock and patch it I like the old house, this was built in 1960 so you know all the wood was great. I was surprise the original wood has no damage after I removed the carpet.
ohh this is your mom's house huh .. nếu dị thì nên làm lại hết sheetrock (WTF we cali call this dry walls man ) ... i used to own a 1964 house and the wood is still so damn good compare to today's house .. wood back there were aged and with lot of oil in them; thus, the wood turn dark .. unlike today's wood all white and soft ..

seem like a range style 60's home with kitchen in the front .. and living room facing the garden ...
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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:44 AM     SaigonGal est dconnect  search   Quote  
Alas - anh mua nha` $90K for 1500 sq ft la` na(m 1900 ho^`i` ddo' ha? Mua 20 nam roi bay gio cu~ng chua xua xong ha?

AC - it's called Restored. But they aired only 1 episode so far. They are in the process of filming now.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:48 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
kitchen in front and all bed in the back. It's actually my house but let them stay so I can stop by weekend for food

I went to artic to check out, sure do all the truss has oil, solid, and dark.

I think you can call either one. I believe in the old time, we called sheetrock Don't use all the time so I can't remember what to call it.

SaigonGal , mua để ở thôi, đâu có hư gì phải xửa, nhưng bây giờ có tiền hong biết làm gì,nên tân trang nó lai trước khi về ở thê 20 năm nữa Năm 2012 mua nhà cở này cũng có khoảng $100k-$130k thôi

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Old 05-17-2016 , 05:53 AM     LinhXa est dconnect  search   Quote  
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kitchen in front and all bed in the back

I went to artic to check out, sure do all the truss has oil, solid, and dark.

I think you can call either one. I believe in the old time, we called sheetrock Don't use all the time so I can't remember what to call it.

SaigonGal , mua để ở thôi, đâu có hư gì phải xửa, nhưng bây giờ có tiền hong biết làm gì,nên tân trang nó lai trước khi về ở thê 20 năm nữa Năm 2012 mua nhà cở này cũng có khoảng $100k-$130k thôi
wow .. I'm good man ... nhà nay là raised foundation ... cho nên không lên lầu được ...

Ohhh có thay ông nước (copper pipes) chưa .. hay vẫn còn xai pipes cũ ...

nhà này xửal lịa thì giá bao nhiêu dị bác alash ??

Ở socal ~ 500K


In ~ 5 more yrs ... plan to retire and looking for a big land property in the bad school neighborhood ..small house but big land để retire ... tính kiếm ở inland SD và northen LA like venture county ...

chỗ bác alash thì .. chắc là nóng lắm ...

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Old 05-17-2016 , 06:05 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
For Sactown is around $250K now. The summer is hot but the winter last longer than in South Cal. Sometimes we still wear the jacket over here but South Cal bận quần tọt áo thung đi tỉnh queo

We don't like 2 stories over here. Single story is better and easy to fix. Old pipes So in the winter, cost a lot of elect. for heat. I pumped 20 bags more of insulation in the attic up to 12", it did help and installed solar fan on the roof that does pretty well in the summer.

With 1500 sq ft lot, I can parcel the property to build another house but they asked for 15k just do the lot parcel so I cancelled.

There is really nothing to fix except I want to repaint inside after 20 years.

If you want big lot and small house, you have to look in the old area but some are not cheap.
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Old 05-17-2016 , 04:03 PM     càchua est dconnect  search   Quote  
[QUOTE=Alashikata;11796513]$90k - 1500 sq ft with a lot 15000 so the tax around $1300


I thought houses in CA are very expensive. Surprised to hear you can get a house with that price there. Where city is it in anh Alash? What is the average temp in the winter? And how hot does it get in the summer? Neu mà nhà con có gia này, mình làm neighbor nha
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