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House #31 – SOLD

House #31: Final Analysis

June 22, 2012

The Puzzle House has been sold, and from a pure profit perspective, this has been our most profitable project to date (see all numbers below)… This was a big renovation that we almost backed out of several times; ultimately, our GC and structural engineer convinced us that the structural issues (and other issues) in this […]

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House #31: Budget Recap

June 18, 2012

We are getting ready to close on the sale of The Puzzle House this week, and I’ve finally received all the final invoices and receipts from this rehab to determine where we stand on budget (see final numbers broken-down below). This project was a bit different than most of our others, in that we used […]

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House #31: 2nd Contract

May 23, 2012

Wow, I didn’t even have time to post about the fact that the first contract on The Puzzle House fell through, and now I’m posting about our second contract… First things first — the original buyer seemed very gung-ho on the house, set up her inspection immediately, had her inspection (which went great) and then […]

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House #31: Two Offers / 1st Contract

May 17, 2012

We received two offers on The Puzzle House yesterday, and there may be a third one coming today… The first offer we received was great — full-price, NACA buyer, looking to close quickly. The second offer comes with a funny story… We had received a phone call from the buyer’s agent earlier in the day, […]

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House #31: On The Market / Pics

May 4, 2012

It took several weeks longer than expected, but The Puzzle House is finally on the market… I haven’t gotten all the final invoices for the renovation work, so I don’t know where we came in on our budget (it looks like we’re going to be about 2-4% over budget on this one), but the renovation […]

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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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House #31: Back to Work (Pics)

March 8, 2012

After a slow start on The Puzzle House, we’ve passed all our preliminary inspections, we’ve gotten the utilities on, and we’re now starting to make some real progress… Here’s an update on our progress, with some pictures: All demo has been completed. We’ve torn out the plywood “faux foundation” that the previous owners installed and […]

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House #31: Slow Progress

March 4, 2012

We’ve already lost much of the first two weeks of work at The Puzzle House, mainly due to difficulty getting the utilities on… When I called to get the power turned on the day of closing, I was told that — because the electricity had been off for nearly two years — I needed to […]

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House #31: Budget / Schedule

February 20, 2012

We started work on The Puzzle House this morning, and spent a good couple hours with our contractors making final decisions on things like kitchen layout, flooring finishes, moving walls, etc (here are some of the other things we’re up against as well). They should be finishing up demo today and starting to dig the […]

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