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So what kinda house would you buy??

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20,000sf is huge.  Think about your utilities for that house.

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    20,000sf is huge.  Think about your utilities for that house.

    Yeah Im wondering what the upkeep for these big houses you guys are wanting costs.

    Light bill

    housekeeper (20k sq ft you know you aint cleaning your own house)

    gardner

    pool boy and pool maintainence

    HOA fees (can't escape those)

    You need to factor all that and more in when you see these big houses. dont get the MC Hammer syndrome LOL

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      Only thing I don't know is the utilities cost. I plan on not living like a rich person.


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        Only thing I don't know is the utilities cost. I plan on not living like a rich person.

        Keep everything off cept the fridge and a couple lites, cost bout $35 monff.

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          Crazy

          thats an awfully small place for  $4.5 million

          try this place and its only $749k

          Looks like something from American Horror Story (season 2).

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            My daughter wants a bigger house.

            Found a nice one online so we may have to get her one when she turns 3.

             

             

             

            awwwwww

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              Looks like something from American Horror Story (season 2).

              MJ is selling his old place for $16 mil.

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                I like very modern design so I would have to gut any house I bought probably. I like the high end condo look but on one floor and with a nice yard.  Of course, my 2nd home in Paris will be very traditional Parisian and I will even have mini-chandeliers in the bathrooms!

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                  Turn-key sounds like the best because dealing with renovations and builders can be a nightmare.  Been there, done that, no more thank you!

                  I'd not want anything too grand or posh though because that's not the way I am. 

                  Single-storey, overlooking some sort of natural or green space (i.e., golf course, wilderness, ocean, lake, etc.).  I love wood so the house would have lots of that - solid wood floors & doors, lots of wood mouldings and wooden framed windows - all clear stained, not painted.  Tall ceilings, lots of windows, plantation shutters, pool, wood-fired pizza oven outside, 2-car garage, big workshop for hubby, a kitchen big enough to have a large table in it because I don't like formal dining rooms, big fireplaces in the living/family room and kitchen, ensuite bathrooms & walk-in closets in all 3 bedrooms.

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                    Looks like something from American Horror Story (season 2).

                    ROFLMAO .... you really crack me up

                    actually I'm not going to buy that place nore anything remotely that large nore fright filled

                    besides as I've often teased with a few here I couldn't imagine spending more then $550k

                    for my fully loaded dream house

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                      Turn-key sounds like the best because dealing with renovations and builders can be a nightmare.  Been there, done that, no more thank you!

                      I'd not want anything too grand or posh though because that's not the way I am. 

                      Single-storey, overlooking some sort of natural or green space (i.e., golf course, wilderness, ocean, lake, etc.).  I love wood so the house would have lots of that - solid wood floors & doors, lots of wood mouldings and wooden framed windows - all clear stained, not painted.  Tall ceilings, lots of windows, plantation shutters, pool, wood-fired pizza oven outside, 2-car garage, big workshop for hubby, a kitchen big enough to have a large table in it because I don't like formal dining rooms, big fireplaces in the living/family room and kitchen, ensuite bathrooms & walk-in closets in all 3 bedrooms.

                      I feel the same way sometimes ......

                      but then near as I can figure thars no such critter as a turn key house

                      as for dealing with contractors and renovation work ...... yes it can be a PIA

                      but assuming you've done your homework,hired the right crew and watch them like a hawk

                      it shouldn't be that much of a problem

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                        I feel the same way sometimes ......

                        but then near as I can figure thars no such critter as a turn key house

                        as for dealing with contractors and renovation work ...... yes it can be a PIA

                        but assuming you've done your homework,hired the right crew and watch them like a hawk

                        it shouldn't be that much of a problem

                        Yeah, that's what I figured too, that my dream house wouldn't exist in any existing, turn-key property.  So I'd have to give in and get some renovations done.  There's always some "surprise" that comes up though.  In the 3 renos we did, there always was something unexpected which meant delays and extra expense.  But then again, what am I thinking? ... as a JP winner, it wouldn't be as big a deal since the budget wouldn't be so tight and I wouldn't have to live in the nightmare as I could afford to live elsewhere while it was being done.  So, no worries afterall Big Smile

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                          I tried to post a link to a home I would definatly buy if I hit for more than 60 million net, but got a warning about trying to post a link. The home goes for about 5,750,000 and it's in Georgia. I've always wanted a home with about 20,000 s.f for me and my family. I've heard that you should spend no more than 10% of your net on a home so that's what i'm going to go by. If I happen to hit for over 200 million net like that woman in florida then maybe 10-15 million wouldn't seem to bad.

                          If it's the one on Stroup Rd in Roswell, GA, I have it as my dream house too. And as a transplant from FL, GA utilities are ridiculously cheap by comparison. not to mention a house that size in S. FL would be about triple the amount so I consider it like a wholesale price. $$/sf is a steal.

                          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                          The odds are about the same.

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                            Yeah, that's what I figured too, that my dream house wouldn't exist in any existing, turn-key property.  So I'd have to give in and get some renovations done.  There's always some "surprise" that comes up though.  In the 3 renos we did, there always was something unexpected which meant delays and extra expense.  But then again, what am I thinking? ... as a JP winner, it wouldn't be as big a deal since the budget wouldn't be so tight and I wouldn't have to live in the nightmare as I could afford to live elsewhere while it was being done.  So, no worries afterall Big Smile

                            It would be worth it to get your own vision into it!

                            J'aime La France.

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                              Posted: January 30, 2014, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                              In some parts of the country, $550,000 gets you a small townhouse/condo (1500-1600 sq. ft if you are lucky).

                              J'aime La France.