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House #29 – SOLD

House #29: Final Analysis

May 31, 2012

The Ticket House has been sold…and I’ve more than recoup the cost of the speeding ticket I received while pulling into the subdivision to view the house for the first time… This was an easy project and a great experiment for us. First, it was outside of our typical purchase area (about 30 minutes from […]

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House #29: Budget Recap

May 18, 2012

The Ticket House is under contract to sell for the second time, and we’re hopeful that this one should close relatively close to on-schedule (end of May). The first appraisal for this one came in at the contract price, so that’s great news! The mortgage broker is hopeful that we won’t need a second appraisal, […]

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House #29: Second Contract

April 26, 2012

As I suspected might happen, The Ticket House buyers ended up not being able to get their financing and the contract fell through at the end of last week… We immediately put the property back on the market, dropped the price by $5000 (to the price where it was previously under contract) and reached out […]

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Update for 4/19/2012

April 19, 2012

I’ve spent much of the past week trying to clean up this site after getting hacked. Nothing you likely would have noticed unless you did a Google search for something on the site, in which case you would have seen links and content for prescription medications instead of my real estate content! I couldn’t figure […]

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Update for 4/8/2012

April 8, 2012

Things have been tremendously busy the past few weeks, which is why the posting has dropped off, but I wanted to give an overview of where we stand with all our current projects: House #28: The Full House The Full House is now more than 2 weeks past the contractual closing date, and while we’re […]

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Lots of Inspections

March 29, 2012

Our buyers have already had inspections on three of our houses this week: 1. The Full House is scheduled to close on Friday and underwriting came back a couple days ago and flagged the fact that the buyer never did an inspection. Unfortunately, FHA requires inspections, so this was something that needed to be taken […]

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House #29: Two Offers / Contract

March 20, 2012

The Ticket House has been on the market for several weeks, and while we’d gotten quite a few showings, nobody was interested enough to make an offer. But, that changed over the weekend, as we got two offers yesterday, and the property is now under contract… One of the offers was near full price, and […]

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House #29: Final Pictures

February 29, 2012

We’ve had so many houses going on that I haven’t provided much of an update on The Ticket House, which is already finished renovations and has been on the market for about a week now… We stayed on budget and the house turned out great…here are some final STAGING pictures of the house: The Ticket […]

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House #29: Preliminary Budget

January 31, 2012

We just purchased The Ticket House yesterday, and rehab is starting tomorrow… Here are my estimates for this project: We’ve already gotten a few of the bids on the project, so I expect that it shouldn’t be too difficult to hit these estimates. The only major surprise I’d be concerned about is the HVAC system…it […]

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House #29: The Ticket House

January 26, 2012

It’s been a long while since we put a new house under contract, but with about 20 offers in over the past two weeks, it was inevitable that we’d get at least a couple… This one is going to be called The Ticket House, given that I got a speeding ticket while entering the subdivision […]

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