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Too Much House?

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Would you buy a decaying mansion with your winnings?

If the price is right. [ 3 ]  [6.12%]
Sure always wanted one. [ 3 ]  [6.12%]
Rather have brand new. [ 24 ]  [48.98%]
Depends on how much I won. [ 4 ]  [8.16%]
No way it's full of spiders. [ 5 ]  [10.20%]
Could be fun to own. [ 1 ]  [2.04%]
Would like to expore it not own it. [ 3 ]  [6.12%]
Rather buy a abandon bunker. [ 3 ]  [6.12%]
Rather buy an abandon cruise ship. [ 1 ]  [2.04%]
Rather buy more lottery tickets. [ 2 ]  [4.08%]
Total Valid Votes [ 49 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  

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Posted: November 13, 2016, 7:25 am - IP Logged

Gives New Meaning To: Move In Condition!

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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    Posted: November 13, 2016, 8:25 am - IP Logged

    I rather not have more headaches. On the other hand, if the price was right, I might have the Property Brothers buy,redo, and sell it for me for a profit.

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      Posted: November 13, 2016, 8:35 am - IP Logged

      A commenter on another forum posted that her brother bought a Detroit fixer upper. When he found a number of hook ups to his electricity, he disconnected them. Someone then came over and shot him.  I think he was shot in the leg but it hit a major artery and he suffered a stroke in the ambulance. He is now paralysed on one side of his body, very depressed, cant return to the house he bought and cant sell it. Mad

      If I won a jackpot, I would buy a house that needed no work. I have better things to do with my time.  Wink

      I agree, not worth your time or life renovating ANY kind of property in a crime, ridden city where vandalism and theft is second nature for many of the residents. I have seen some of these neighborhoods and no way in hell would I even purchase property there. 

      Like others have mentioned, location takes precedent over any kind of home. I would much rather have the worse house in a highly desirable neighborhood than a dream home in a neighborhood in which I may get shot just walking out my home.

        Raven62's avatar - binary
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        A commenter on another forum posted that her brother bought a Detroit fixer upper. When he found a number of hook ups to his electricity, he disconnected them. Someone then came over and shot him.  I think he was shot in the leg but it hit a major artery and he suffered a stroke in the ambulance. He is now paralysed on one side of his body, very depressed, cant return to the house he bought and cant sell it. Mad

        If I won a jackpot, I would buy a house that needed no work. I have better things to do with my time.  Wink

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: November 13, 2016, 9:17 am - IP Logged

          I have my CCP and pray to God that none of these violent protestors even think of attacking me for minding my own business. One or two of them I would try to fight off but a gang of them would force me to use other means.

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            Posted: November 13, 2016, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

            Zombies are easy to defeat, you just surround your property with a row of exercise treadmills all facing inwards...

            Pure Genius !!! I can picture them using that as a gag scene on Z-Nation.  But whatcha gonna do when they fill up the treadmills?

            BobP

            Zombies zombies whatcha gonna do when they come for you?  Dead

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              Posted: November 13, 2016, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

              I keep trying to talk my wife into buying 100 acres in the Guadalupe Mtns east of El Paso and moving there to get away from the crazies in the Metroplex, if I ever win.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                Posted: November 13, 2016, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                I rather buying brand new is my vote.

                I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                  I voted  brand new, as that's closest to what I want. But really, I don't want to be the first owner. 5 to 15 years old would be fine. Let someone else work out any new construction bugs and have the landscaping mature and grow in somewhat.

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                    I voted  brand new, as that's closest to what I want. But really, I don't want to be the first owner. 5 to 15 years old would be fine. Let someone else work out any new construction bugs and have the landscaping mature and grow in somewhat.

                    With a jackpot win, you could easily have your dream home built from scratch while letting the landscape mature before you even decide to move in. In terms of construction bugs, a house manager could address any and all issues while "breaking in" the home.

                    Never attempt to maintain a lifestyle you can't afford.

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                      Posted: November 14, 2016, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                      no desire to pile on the headaches with a moneypit.

                      "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                        Posted: November 15, 2016, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                        no desire to pile on the headaches with a moneypit.

                        I know, it's so hard to choose between black mold and Chinese drywall.  With new there is little chance of hidden doors and secret places to discover.  Having ten pounds in a seven pound place I'm lured by more rooms then I could ever fill at the current rate.  Not a horder, can you really have too many books and cats, more like a herder with a ton of lottery stuff.

                        BobP

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                          Posted: November 16, 2016, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                          This abandon mansion would not only make the Adams family feel at home, they left the RR in the garage!

                          http://www.funnyfailsvideos.com/abandoned-millionairess-family-mansion/


                          If you like an ocean view, fishing, house number two on this list of mansions for sale is a must own at a very low price, what's more, no lawn to mow !!!

                          http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/09/07/diy-historic-abandoned-homes-for-sale/

                          The above also has a link near the top of the page to something like 100 old mansions for sale, one for 50k in Georgia though I doubt I'd get used to no AC.  Wanting one of these after winning the lottery wouldn't be a problem, picking which one could take years. 

                          BobP

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                            This abandon mansion would not only make the Adams family feel at home, they left the RR in the garage!

                            http://www.funnyfailsvideos.com/abandoned-millionairess-family-mansion/


                            If you like an ocean view, fishing, house number two on this list of mansions for sale is a must own at a very low price, what's more, no lawn to mow !!!

                            http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/09/07/diy-historic-abandoned-homes-for-sale/

                            The above also has a link near the top of the page to something like 100 old mansions for sale, one for 50k in Georgia though I doubt I'd get used to no AC.  Wanting one of these after winning the lottery wouldn't be a problem, picking which one could take years. 

                            BobP

                            Wow that mansion ...... that could be beautiful again with a lottery win lol.  You can tell it was really something in its time, sad shape it is in now.  Kind of eery, the family walked out and never looked back, time standing still.

                            I agree making a choice of one in particular would be a problem.  I love the queen anne victorians.  Sometimes I feel I was born in the wrong century lol.

                            Thanks for the post!

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                              Wow that mansion ...... that could be beautiful again with a lottery win lol.  You can tell it was really something in its time, sad shape it is in now.  Kind of eery, the family walked out and never looked back, time standing still.

                              I agree making a choice of one in particular would be a problem.  I love the queen anne victorians.  Sometimes I feel I was born in the wrong century lol.

                              Thanks for the post!

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