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July 2nd, 2012, 06:41 AM
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If you could buy any house you wanted, would you buy a fixer upper to make yours or a turn key ready to live in house?
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July 2nd, 2012, 07:24 AM
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A slight fixer-upper (not like it needs to be gutted). But I would also have to have, as part of my wish, my husband temporarily transformed to be the kind of guy who could finish a project in a timely manner. Because in real life, if we bought a fixer-upper, it would NEVER get done, lol!
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July 2nd, 2012, 09:10 AM
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I would love a fixer upper. A nice old farm house on lots of land, but the farm still being close to a city of sorts. I would live in it as we fixed it up. I'm very indecisive about what I really want because I tend to want an in town, then a farm house haha.
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July 2nd, 2012, 09:59 AM
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ehh, I want a turn key ready to live in house.
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Honestly, Id rather have one that is just ready to be lived in and I could paint at my leisure.
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July 2nd, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Turn key ready but a old farmhouse style to my liking.

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July 2nd, 2012, 12:32 PM
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turn key ready for sure!
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July 2nd, 2012, 04:00 PM
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ehh, I want a turn key ready to live in house.
Yes! We had 2 fixer uppers, they were a royal pain in the butt! Our next house will be ready to move in.
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July 2nd, 2012, 04:05 PM
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A minor fixer-upper. I don't mind having to put in new carpet or paint the walls. Even new window covering and light fixtures would be ok. I don't want to have to do anything major.
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July 2nd, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Fixer upper with only cosmetics needed? Is that an option?

Although we bought one we thought just needed cosmetic updating (they had already done the floors, but had a thing for awful wallpaper) and we've already replaced all the toilets (2/3 broke!), several doors to the outside (termite issue), some windows (old seals let go), the water heater let go last week, we found an ant infestation this weekend which will require replacing another door....

so I'm pretty much ready to say turn-key for our next house! We've been here for 10 months. Something new all the time!
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July 3rd, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Turn key. And that's what we did, i don't think i have the patience for a fixer upper
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July 3rd, 2012, 11:04 AM
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I wouldn't mind a minor fixer-upper. It would depend on what needed to be done, how much of a break in price it would be to have to do things ourselves, how much property it was one, how old it is, how well-built it is (I think that's my biggest thing - a lot of modern houses are mostly pretty, but there's no real craftmanship anymore).
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July 4th, 2012, 09:29 PM
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we bought a fixer upper. some days i wish i had a move in ready new place but i also like the history of this place. its over 150 years old
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July 5th, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Turn Key - Honestly having done the fixer upper, it was a monstrous pain in the butt, and I have learned that even the cosmetic changes are hiding bigger problems.

This was basically move in ready - except the colour are horrendous. Painting it is even a bigger more expensive chore than it should be. Next one, I hope is move in ready - no changes required!
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July 5th, 2012, 09:34 PM
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What about a third option? I'd like to have one built. But not by us, by a reputable construction company lol. So by the time we moved in it would be the turn-key option, and we wouldn't even have to paint or anything because it would be to our specifications already.
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