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  1. slipkid

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    shralp said:

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    slipkid said:  currently turning dark stained doors into white satin impervo. fukkin fail project.
    took a day off to start the master bath/bedroom doors (7 in total with the closet doors).
    spent two days with the primer. coworker tells me that tues when i go back "uh dude you can't spray primer in an HVLP gun. just roll it on, you have to sand it again anyways" fuk you.
    going to buy a $50 brush and foam rollers and experiment that way instead on backside of the closet doors.
    finally finished new exterior doors, new slider, new windows all around, and a professional exterior paint job going from horrendous green to a light light brown/grey.

     
    I've got some stained wood doors too, can't imagine painting them. When funds allow I am just going to have new doors installed. Prehung doors are cheap at Home Depot. Think they start at $49.
    Rad that you got so much done. Have any before and after pics?

     
    Yeah got a few picks but can't upload from work and i'll prob never log on here from home...
    we could have changed the doors outright and be done but we have all solid wood 6 panels. putting up hollow core doors didn't seem to jive, although we would get more of a contempoary look with a new style.
    i find it annoying that new homes around here sell for 400k plus and you are getting shit like hollow plastic doors and vinyl siding.

     
    Understandable. I would replace solid wood doors either. My house was built in 1952 so it doesn't have any nice old skool features like that.
    The appeal of a new home to me is better insulation and not having a fucking to do list that never ends.

     the to-do list will never end.

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    slipkid said:

    shralp said:

    slipkid said:

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    slipkid said:  currently turning dark stained doors into white satin impervo. fukkin fail project.
    took a day off to start the master bath/bedroom doors (7 in total with the closet doors).
    spent two days with the primer. coworker tells me that tues when i go back "uh dude you can't spray primer in an HVLP gun. just roll it on, you have to sand it again anyways" fuk you.
    going to buy a $50 brush and foam rollers and experiment that way instead on backside of the closet doors.
    finally finished new exterior doors, new slider, new windows all around, and a professional exterior paint job going from horrendous green to a light light brown/grey.

     
    I've got some stained wood doors too, can't imagine painting them. When funds allow I am just going to have new doors installed. Prehung doors are cheap at Home Depot. Think they start at $49.
    Rad that you got so much done. Have any before and after pics?

     
    Yeah got a few picks but can't upload from work and i'll prob never log on here from home...
    we could have changed the doors outright and be done but we have all solid wood 6 panels. putting up hollow core doors didn't seem to jive, although we would get more of a contempoary look with a new style.
    i find it annoying that new homes around here sell for 400k plus and you are getting shit like hollow plastic doors and vinyl siding.

     
    Understandable. I would replace solid wood doors either. My house was built in 1952 so it doesn't have any nice old skool features like that.
    The appeal of a new home to me is better insulation and not having a fucking to do list that never ends.

     the to-do list will never end.

     

    It's as sure as bickering with the wife.

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    I work in mortgages so, if anyone ever needs help let me know.

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    stealth said: I work in mortgages so, if anyone ever needs help let me know.

     what can you do for a 30 yr fixed with as little as possible fees, with mid credit ratings at 730/710 for a hubby and wife?

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     shralp what is the name/brand of that chocolate brown paint color?

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     My house is newer and the to do list never ends.

    Built my wood shed and loaded all the wood... now on to cleaning the gutters out...fucking leaves.

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    dasblunt said:  now on to cleaning the gutters out...fucking leaves.

     

    I love trees, but FUCK LEAVES!

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    contra said: shralp what is the name/brand of that chocolate brown paint color?

    IT is my opinion that Diamond Vogle is the ONLY brand of paint one should use. Get the permacryl, it's worth it. Goes on like glue, and the coverage, ohh the coverage.

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    shralp said:

    dasblunt said: now on to cleaning the gutters out...fucking leaves.

    I love trees, but FUCK LEAVES!

    Reminds me of a classic line. "why don't you make like a tree and get the hell out of here."

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    contra said:  shralp what is the name/brand of that chocolate brown paint color?

     

    Contra its called Dark Chocolate by Hershey.

    Actually, Chocolate Coco, by Behr Premium Plus in satin.  

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    Ever seen "the Money Pit"?

    Classic 1986 Tom Hanks. Funny movie pretty much epitomizes old home ownership.

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     thanks dood. the money pit made me regret home ownership!

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    shralp said:

    dasblunt said:  now on to cleaning the gutters out...fucking leaves.

     
    I love trees, but FUCK LEAVES!

     

    I'll see your leaves and raise you a million fucking apples.

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    It's a good color Contra. Let us know how it works OUT.

    I love this scene from the money pit:

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    paulg said:

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    dasblunt said:  now on to cleaning the gutters out...fucking leaves.

     
    I love trees, but FUCK LEAVES!

     
    I'll see your leaves and raise you a million fucking apples.

     

    Apples are bad. We used to have cherries that was bad, but a friend has bleak walnutz. Those things are the worst ever.

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     We're on the cusp of a full kitchen remodel, already have the cabinetry in the works, having the room measured for new floors on thursday and hopefully getting a plumber in to look at installing a dishwasher soon as well. I may try my hand at electricianing.....hopefully I don't die/burn the house down.

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     We had a late freeze the year before last and my apple tree produced zero apples last summer....it's making up for it this year. I swear, that tree is trying to kill me and destroy my house.

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    paulg said:  We're on the cusp of a full kitchen remodel, already have the cabinetry in the works, having the room measured for new floors on thursday and hopefully getting a plumber in to look at installing a dishwasher soon as well. I may try my hand at electricianing.....hopefully I don't die/burn the house down.

     

    Mega PM's to Suz will help. We are lucky to have her.

    Cut the apple tree down and plan a nice evergreen or something.

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     ahh the money pit, i forgot about that money, fucking hilarious

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    paulg said:  We're on the cusp of a full kitchen remodel, already have the cabinetry in the works, having the room measured for new floors on thursday and hopefully getting a plumber in to look at installing a dishwasher soon as well. I may try my hand at electricianing.....hopefully I don't die/burn the house down.

     
    Mega PM's to Suz will help. We are lucky to have her.
    Cut the apple tree down and plan a nice evergreen or something.

     

    The tree is most certainly coming down this winter. At first I thought it was cool, the field behind my house, actually the whole area I live in was an old apple orchard (and by old I mean...my house was built in '35) and this is an original apple tree from that orchard. It's probably the only one left but FUCK that tree, it's days are numbered.

    I have a couple of local resources for electricianeering advice but I may hit up Suz if I have some unaddressed issues

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    Cool that the tree has history, but it doesn't sound like a good fit for you. Maybe try pruning the fuck out of it? Or plant something else that will give beauty and be lower maintenance.

    I have a small simple yard. It has two mature trees. One is a 25 ft high dark purple Crimson King or Schwedleri maple and the other is a salmon colored dogwood. The purple maple give mega good shade but has a lot of big leaves. The dogwood has great spring color blossoms, and the leaves are small and blow into the neighbors yard. I pulled an overgrown evergreen bush out of the backyard a year ago and plan on replacing it with something fast growing that will give good shade.

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     i love dogwoodz. i want to put a couple aspens in our backyard

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    stealth said: I work in mortgages so, if anyone ever needs help let me know.

     what can you do for a 30 yr fixed with as little as possible fees, with mid credit ratings at 730/710 for a hubby and wife?

     

    Depending on your equity position and loan size you're gonna be low to mid 5% range.

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    stealth said: I work in mortgages so, if anyone ever needs help let me know.

     what can you do for a 30 yr fixed with as little as possible fees, with mid credit ratings at 730/710 for a hubby and wife?

     
    Depending on your equity position and loan size you're gonna be low to mid 5% range.

     hmmm, equity position is now 20-25%. current rate is 6%.
    still not worth the refi

    may just do teh ING Direct 5/1 arm at 4% APR. gives us a monster chance to prepay over the next 5 years.

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    Slip, my wife and I refied with a 15 yr mtg and got down to 4.625% last Feb. Our credit ratings were mid 700's. You might be able to get a better rate with 15 yr and not pay much more per month.

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    General question for those who have made their first home purchase... how long did you have to work until you had enough saved up for your downpayment?

    I've been out of school since May 08... got my first real job in Dec 08... & probably won't have enough for a decent down payment until April 010.... Paying rent feels similar to burning money... I'm looking forward to haveing a money pit I can call my own.

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    my wife and i had enough saved within 6 months of when i started work. but obviously it will depend on income/expenses, lifestyle, size of down payment, and how much of a savings you intend to keep on top of the down payment.

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    lhoosh said: General question for those who have made their first home purchase... how long did you have to work until you had enough saved up for your downpayment?
    I've been out of school since May 08... got my first real job in Dec 08... & probably won't have enough for a decent down payment until April 010.... Paying rent feels similar to burning money... I'm looking forward to haveing a money pit I can call my own.

    Rent is not always throwing away money, there are a lot of factors to consider. Find an online mortgage calculator to get started.

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    lhoosh said: General question for those who have made their first home purchase... how long did you have to work until you had enough saved up for your downpayment?
    I've been out of school since May 08... got my first real job in Dec 08... & probably won't have enough for a decent down payment until April 010.... Paying rent feels similar to burning money... I'm looking forward to haveing a money pit I can call my own.

     current $8,000 hoem buyers credit extended till June 2010.
    thats a decent down payment on a small condo in some areas.

    In detroit that buys a house.

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    blutters said:

    lhoosh said: General question for those who have made their first home purchase... how long did you have to work until you had enough saved up for your downpayment?
    I've been out of school since May 08... got my first real job in Dec 08... & probably won't have enough for a decent down payment until April 010.... Paying rent feels similar to burning money... I'm looking forward to haveing a money pit I can call my own.

    Rent is not always throwing away money, there are a lot of factors to consider. Find an online mortgage calculator to get started.

     Truth, I was 32 when I finally bought a pad.
    Rented for eons some cheap some pricier places, but a lot of flexability in lifestyle.

    very important when you are right out of school too.

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