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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.

Let's say your buying a house for yourself. Do you go with a fixer-upper or a brand new house? Which do you prefer?

My Turn:

Even though I'm lazy and such, I think I would go with a fixer-upper. I want to take something old and make it brand spanking new.


Enjoy!!!
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Brand new if I'm living in it. Fixer-upper if I see potential significant resale value. I'm not particularly fond of houses older than it's municipal codes. There's more structural/internal and external/cosmetic renovation to deal with...which means, more money to spend.
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I'm actually about to move...
The flat is brand new... but my furniture is fixer upper. I love a project, but didn't have the money to invest in an older building. I'll take photographs of some bits when it's all over!
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I'd take whatever option will cost me less money in the long run.
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Depends on where it's at and the financial climate as well as property taxes. Thankfully, we get hydro power from the Grand Coulee Dam which powers most of the state passing on the savings to consumers.
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New, I can't deal with haunted houses
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"If the ladies don't find you handsome, make sure they at least find you handy" said the wise old man - so yeah, I love fixing stuff.

Brand new works for me as well - but I wouldn't throw a repairable item away without giving a shot at fixing it, just because it's not in mint condition anymore. Wear & tear only add character, be it man or machine!

My 2 cents.
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pandrasb wrote:

New, I can't deal with haunted houses


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New house for sure
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I love old houses, even better if it's haunted xD
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I like older houses, but I'd prefer an older house that doesn't really need much fixing up to start with.


But let's be honest, I don't really want to bother with house ownership at all, so my real preference is to stick with renting an apartment (or buying one if I got some windfall $$.)
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qualeshia3 wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

New, I can't deal with haunted houses




it's all fun and games till someone buys the next amityville horror house, then you can't resell

so to avoid that I'll go new
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The house I live in is a "fixer upper". It was built in 1936.It's alot more solid than the ones they're building today.
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pandrasb wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

New, I can't deal with haunted houses




it's all fun and games till someone buys the next amityville horror house, then you can't resell

so to avoid that I'll go new


Makes sense.
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New. I like new things.
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