30.10.05

the houses


3012 Prentice Avenue in the lead so far...

14 rubber neckers:

fat little pug said...

looks very peachy!!! any pictures of the indside? (or of Candy Limehouse?) hee hee.

sweetviolet said...

it is peach. no bones about it. peach. i've added some inside pictures, per request. i will post a candy limehouse picture too! this one is a bit of a project (the floors need refinishing.) We shall see.

gone said...

I dig the primary colored walls, but where is the yellow room?

sweetviolet said...

the room that looks red is actually kind of salmon. or coral. something like that. we could always paint the bathroom yellow. at least you can't say it's dull.

ChiroMum said...

CBT took my colour comment! Don't forget to check out the neighbors...you wouldn't want to be near any apiaries!

WunEyedDog said...

I kind of like the idea of the project house. I'm all about finding out how cheap I can fix everything.

sweetviolet said...

chiro- well if people would OBEY THE ZONING LAWS...

birdy- candy's not sure if we can VA loan that house. we'll have to see.

ChiroMum said...

Good luck on the VA loan! Wuneye, fixing up cheap rocks!! Of course, give yourself PLENTY of time for projects...that way you don't rush into projects and spend too much.

fat little pug said...

What is WITH the color scheme. It looks like clowns lived there before, otherwise, very cute. Be very very careful about fixer uppers. Have you seen the the movie, "The Money Pit?" I suggest you watch it.

sweetviolet said...

we have already made several "money pit" references. i'm a big fan of the peach, but we ARE selling in 2 years or so, so its more important that OTHER people like the peach.

Melliferous Pants said...

Adorable!

Foreverdad said...

forget the colors, you can change that. location is the key. fixerupper is good if you can do the work. pay a little more than you can afford and make it work. You will be glad in 2 years when you got your money out of it. Also, buy the ugliest house in an area and fix it up. You will realize more on your appreciation. I know, I am a capitalist pig but you want to make money in 2 years not lose money....

sweetviolet said...

foreverdad-
thanks for the advice, since i'm sure you know what you're talking about better than all of us whippersnappers. it is in THE location...in fact THE street to make a quick buck in the turn around.

John said...

congrats on the house hunting! My wife and I still tour models just for fun (and interior design ideas).

Foreverdad is right on with his suggestion: location is KEY. The only stipulation I would add is to be also conscience of what I call the "value to cost" ratio. A good example is paint (extremely low cost, but high value due to the visual appeal).

 

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