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Too Much House?

Topic closed. 40 replies. Last post 1 month ago by savagegoose.

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Would you buy a decaying mansion with your winnings?

If the price is right. [ 3 ]  [5.88%]
Sure always wanted one. [ 3 ]  [5.88%]
Rather have brand new. [ 24 ]  [47.06%]
Depends on how much I won. [ 5 ]  [9.80%]
No way it's full of spiders. [ 5 ]  [9.80%]
Could be fun to own. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
Would like to expore it not own it. [ 3 ]  [5.88%]
Rather buy a abandon bunker. [ 4 ]  [7.84%]
Rather buy an abandon cruise ship. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
Rather buy more lottery tickets. [ 2 ]  [3.92%]
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Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: November 16, 2016, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

Think I'll go for a penthouse in a high rise instead.

    Unluckyone's avatar - lib

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    Posted: November 17, 2016, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

    Think I'll go for a penthouse in a high rise instead.

    With a major jackpot win you could afford the best of both worlds, a penthouse and a mansion.

      Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: November 18, 2016, 4:30 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.

      Sounds like a nice secluded area! With that much land, you'll undoubtedly get a heads up warning about any uninvited gues from your surveillance system.

        Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: November 18, 2016, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

        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.

        I agree with you, location does indeed take precedent. I would never want a gorgeous home if it was located in or next to crime ridden neighborhood no matter the price.

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          Posted: November 18, 2016, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

          Sounds like a nice secluded area! With that much land, you'll undoubtedly get a heads up warning about any uninvited gues from your surveillance system.

          LOL.

          Well, it IS secluded. But... it's basically scrub brush, rocks, and not much else. They show pictures of wildlife like deer. Frankly, it's so far out in the middle of nowhere nobody in their right mind would be there, including guests, invited or uninvited.

          I guess that's why it's attractive to me. No people.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

            bobby623's avatar - abstract
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            Posted: November 28, 2016, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

            I would move to a small community in the Northwest -  maybe Vancouver Island.
            If I was a big jackpot winner having a lot of publicity, I might have to seek seclusion.
            I doubt I would have to deal with beggars.
            The fact that a 'rich guy' has moved into the area would prompt some initial discussions but most people would
            just keep doing what they need to do to survive.
            Yes, it rains a lot, but dealing with changing weather patterns would be appreciated by someone who has lived
            in a hot and dry area on the edge of a West Texas desert for a long time.
            Ah - isn't being human and able to dream big dreams a great experience!

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              Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

              I would buy a 6 to 10,0000 sq foot house that I don't have to re-design. I might have to do the kitchen and bathrooms.

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                Posted: December 7, 2016, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                I would buy a 6 to 10,0000 sq foot house that I don't have to re-design. I might have to do the kitchen and bathrooms.

                I really like the mansions that have the two story foyer with curved floating staircase on each side to the second floor balcony you can look down from on the huge Christmas tree placed below.   

                BobP

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                  Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                  I really like the mansions that have the two story foyer with curved floating staircase on each side to the second floor balcony you can look down from on the huge Christmas tree placed below.   

                  BobP

                  Young gold diggers love them high, steep stairs, too. Very accident prone those stairs.

                   

                  Nolege is power.

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                    Posted: December 10, 2016, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                    "I'll drink gallons of Scotch whiskey and eat lobster and snails. I'll get some women, scantily clad and smart, to help me spend the dough. I'm getting a big cabin cruiser, buckets of cold beer, a case of potato chips and a gross of stink bait, and I'm going catfishing. If I get too drunk to fish, that's OK!"  By JEFF LANGLEY

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                      Posted: December 10, 2016, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                       They're called money pits for a reason.
                      Remember in faulty towers, the old guy the major?   that'll be me. checking my stocks daily in the paper, over a scotch. when I get bored of the scenery its off to another hotel in some other holiday resort town.   I have watched a few mansion restorations shows on TV ; cant say it looks attractive to me. A world cruise could pay for itself;  with income earned through investments  and  lack of money pits to blow money on, while trapped on a boat.

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