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StarCruncher

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Postby StarCruncher » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:34 am

CountD is right. Foundation issues = walk away, unless the current owner is willing to pay for the fixes (the cost of which should be determined by a third/neutral party).
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Chesscub

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Postby Chesscub » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:37 am

outsider wrote:CountD is right. Foundation issues = walk away, unless the current owner is willing to pay for the fixes (the cost of which should be determined by a third/neutral party).


Run, run far away.
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:01 am

something better will come along, you don't want to mess with foundation issues.
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CountD

Undead Member

Postby CountD » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:22 am

I've learned a lot about home improvement lately. Not as much of an interior designer as Royce or n e thing, but I have my projects.
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StarCruncher

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Postby StarCruncher » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:40 am

I have to get two pines cut down. 60' fuckers right beside a power line.
It's going to cost me $$$$ :smt013
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CountD

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Postby CountD » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:43 am

outsider wrote:I have to get two pines cut down. 60' fuckers right beside a power line.
It's going to cost me $$$$ :smt013

Dear Outsider,

shop around, ask neighbors. sink a copper nail in those ****ers!

Personally, I love big pines but they drip sap and drop cones, so they obviously gotsta go.

Forever,

Count
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CountD

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Postby CountD » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:44 am

We have all Japanese Maples (of different varieties) on our property. Easy peasy.
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StarCruncher

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Postby StarCruncher » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:46 am

CountD wrote:Dear Outsider,

shop around, ask neighbors. sink a copper nail in those ****ers!

Personally, I love big pines but they drip sap and drop cones, so they obviously gotsta go.

Forever,

Count
Oh, I got hooked up from a flandscape contractor's friend, so I'm actually getting a deal. If I had called a random tree service, it would have cost me significantly more. Still, it sucks to spend a grand on getting a dead tree and a dying tree cut down.
And a copper penny isn't an option - they're both tall enough that they could fall on someone else's house, not just my own.
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CountD

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Postby CountD » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:49 am

outsider wrote:Oh, I got hooked up from a flandscape contractor's friend, so I'm actually getting a deal. If I had called a random tree service, it would have cost me significantly more. Still, it sucks to spend a grand on getting a dead tree and a dying tree cut down.
And a copper penny isn't an option - they're both tall enough that they could fall on someone else's house, not just my own.


a grand huh? that still seems steep. here they get like 400.00 a tree for ones that size.

yeah, don't use the 'trick' then.
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StarCruncher

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Postby StarCruncher » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:55 am

CountD wrote:
a grand huh? that still seems steep. here they get like 400.00 a tree for ones that size.

yeah, don't use the 'trick' then.
Typical price for a tree that tall (60' high, 18" diameter) can range from $600 - $1100 each. Add on that a power line runs right beside it, and it's nutty expensive because he has to cut it down from the top, instead of just felling it.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:08 pm

What does the copper nail do?

I got a property tax bill.

The worst was the land transfer tax I had to pay when I bought my condo. I didn't realize that a box in the sky counts as "land".
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:14 pm

The seller has agreed to fix all the issues per our inspection, but the problem is they want to wait until the week prior to closing to do it. To me, that's a huge risk and I don't feel comfortable with that. It just seems shady (especially when you add on the wanting to rush to close and the previous buyers backing out for some reason).

The other issue is my apartment lease runs out on 6/30 and they've already rented it out to someone else. I'm trying to work with them on getting an extension, but we're not sure how that will go.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:16 pm

Again, have you spoken with your real estate agent and/or lawyer?
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syxxpakk

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Postby syxxpakk » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:19 pm

No lawyer. I have expressed my concern to the realtor though.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:28 pm

Hear them out. If your agent is a mutual agent (represents you both), be a bit more skeptical.

Again, if you're still troubled by this then pull out. There will be other houses. You guys can always find a temporary solution to your living problem easily, even if it means renting a small place short term and tossing your shit in storage.

If it's any consolation, I've been dealing with future accommodation BS all week too and losing sleep over it.

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