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24-07-2016, 08:22 PM
RE: Sometimes karma is a bitch...
(24-07-2016 05:52 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(24-07-2016 11:56 AM)Dom Wrote:  I had paid off the old house. I wanted a smaller one, and picking up and moving was a hassle, expensive and I didn't want to leave anyway. Selling the old house to salvage and building a new one was cheaper than selling the old one, buying a new one, and moving.

I am super happy with that decision. My house feels spacious, has a small foot print, and it's wonderfully functional. It has all the creature comforts and then some. A lot of things that are super expensive in a re-model are much more affordable in a new build, like heated floors, electrical capacity and set-up, gas/electric choices and lots of stuff. And, of course, the location is exactly where I want it to be.

Salvage- meaning that someone jacked it up off the foundation and relocated it? If so, that is very cool, a win-win situation.

Yep, they carted the whole thing off in pieces. Was too big to just move. But everything was salvaged, I got some money for it and they got a good deal, they had the land already. Everyone happy.

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24-07-2016, 10:40 PM
RE: Sometimes karma is a bitch...
(24-07-2016 08:22 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(24-07-2016 05:52 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Salvage- meaning that someone jacked it up off the foundation and relocated it? If so, that is very cool, a win-win situation.

Yep, they carted the whole thing off in pieces. Was too big to just move. But everything was salvaged, I got some money for it and they got a good deal, they had the land already. Everyone happy.

Including me. I like the idea that a home (especially one of local architectural value) can be moved somewhere and reused, as opposed to just wrecking it into pieces and putting it in a landfill. We have kitchen cabinets purchased from a local ReStore Habitat for Humanity store. 1/10th the price of new. Old school- the current style is painted, and we bought some really nice birch units. One of these days I'll take some pics. Don't hold your breath, my camera and skills stink.
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