I just bought a 100 yr old house and have a pile of projects to do. I’ve already done a few small things.
I’m suprised to see there is not much discussion on Home projects. I think it would be a great chance for some more knowledgable people to give advice.
I’m realizing that nothing goes as planned and even the few “easy” projects Ive done so far actually turned out to be a fair amount more difficult.
I could start with a glass block window taht I put in my basement, and the foundational grading that I am currently doing. And plenty of pics too.
What do you guys think? [/quote]
Why did you buy a project home?
any home is a project home unless you get something tiny, far out (rural), or spend more money than I could afford.[/quote]
That is entirely dependent on where you live.
I have built new
I have bought old
I have bought within 10 years built
An older home is way more of a project, some people like to do the work. Just curious as to why you were taking on this endeavor [/quote]
I wanted to live in St.Paul (Flexibility for commute for switching jobs in the next couple of yrs)
therefore most houses are old, in my price range.
The bulk of the work has been done (i.e. kitchen, carpet,flooring)
Wahts left were smaller projects that I thougth were perfect for a young guy like me to roll up my sleeves, and learn some things.
My GFs friends bought a model home built in 2006…EEEWW, I hate cookiecutter shit, and even they have a few projects to do.
My house is a big opportunity to invest (i think). It went on the market on a saturday, I looked at it on that sunday. First offer in on monday morning, two other offes came in later on that monday.[/quote]
Makes sense, the house we built was a custom home. There is always work with a home, I know you are just starting out in your career. That was why I was wondering why you would take this on at this point. But sounds like you found a good deal. Good luck sir. I hope the best for you.