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House #43 – SOLD

House #43: Final Analysis

January 5, 2014

We closed on the sale of The Tear-Down House today… This was our first new construction project with another good friend/investor in Atlanta, and was a learning experience for both of us (more for me than him :). While I wasn’t in town for much of this project, my partner did an awesome job keeping […]

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Update for 1/3/2014

January 3, 2014

I’m still not getting as much time to blog as I’d like, but I plan to start doing a lot more writing and content creation over the next couple months, so stay tuned! In the meantime, now that we’re in the start of a new year, I thought I’d give an update on each of […]

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House #43: Inspection/Appraisal

December 17, 2013

The buyers for The Tear-Down House have completed their inspections and the inspection report was short and clean. There were a bunch of little items — paint touch-ups, windows painted shut, some caulking needed, some debris in the back yard, a light not working, etc — and only one major item. The major item is […]

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House #43: First Contract

December 6, 2013

The Tear-Down House has been listed for a couple months, and we’ve dropped the price a couple times (we couldn’t determine exactly where the value should fall, so we started pretty high, and slowly came down from there). Certainly, the time of year has contributed to the fact that we weren’t able to get a […]

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House #43: Final Budget

November 16, 2013

We finished construction of The Tear-Down House (our new construction project in Atlanta) about two months ago. Ultimately, the house ended up being 2672 square feet of finished space, which was a good bit bigger than we had originally designed and anticipated. But, our final cost on this one ended up surprising both my partner […]

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House #43: Staging Pictures

October 14, 2013

We just finished up our first new construction project! Here are some staging pictures: THE TEAR-DOWN HOUSE: STAGING PICTURES Next week, I’ll post our final budget numbers…

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House #43: Project Diary

June 6, 2013

I’ve decided to create a day-by-day “diary” of The Tear-Down House project…it contains every detail of the project in a day-by-day format, including links to schedules, budgets, pictures, videos, bids, invoices, etc. In order to get it in front of the widest audience, I’m doing it via a thread on If you’re interested in […]

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House #43: Preliminary Budget

January 27, 2013

The Tear-Down House is certainly going to be a learning experience for my partner and myself. While we’ve both done some major rehabs (and he has his General Contractors license), this will be the first time for either of us that we’ll basically be building new construction. Pretty much the only things that won’t be […]

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House #43: The Tear-Down House

January 6, 2013

We’re not normally ones to partner on local deals and we’ve never been interested in venturing to downtown Atlanta, but a good friend and investor-colleague of ours asked if we wanted join him in big project that could likely end up as a tear-down/rebuild in downtown Atlanta, and for some reason, we said yes… 🙂 […]

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