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Old 10-03-2008
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Icon10 Alon's house project log - Lots of pics!

I recently transferred to Cal State Long beach to study business management and marketing. As I began to look for housing for the next few years, my parents and I decided that it would be best to purchase a house that I will be able to live in, and have room mates to help pay the mortgage. I am VERY fortunate to have this opportunity, so if you have anything negative to say about that... please refrain.

I received the keys to the house today on 10/2/08.

Specs:
-3 bedroom
-2 bath
-2 car detached garage
-64 feet of RV parking between garage door and gate
-1528 sq ft on an 8,200 sq foot lot
-built in 1955

The house will be getting the following done within the next few weeks/months (I'm sure there is more I forgot):
-Dual pane vinyl windows
-Granite counter tops
-Tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms
-Refinished cabinets and hardwood floors
-New shower/tubs/completely overhauled bathrooms
-New carpet in bedrooms
-All new light fixtures and ceiling fans
-Recessed lighting
-New electrical outlets and switches
-New appliances
-Backyard concrete demolition...some grass is going in.
-Paint inside and out
-New fencing
-Landscaping
-New sliding door to backyard
-New kitchen door to the side yard and new front door
-New doors and casings in bedrooms
-Crown molding and 4" baseboards throughout

I am going to do as much work as I can on the house, but since I am in school right now and working weekends we will be hiring out the major construction. My brother and I will be moving in at the end of october, so the house must be livable by then.

I will keep this thread updated with progress as I am VERY excited to be getting a place of my own for the next few years.

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Nice man, I wish I could afford something like that.

Whats with the thing around the house, it kinda looks like a tent.
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NICE HOUSE!!!! I love the panel ceiling!! That's a nice find, so whats up with the circus tent? Congrats, ever think of a french door instead of a sliding glass door,I hated the sliding glass door at my old house...
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Looks like a solid project house, good luck with it, they sure are a lot of work!
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It's a fume tent. The place is being smoke bombed. It kills ants, roaches, silver fish, basically any insects living in the walls/floors/ceiling....pretty much the entire house.
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Ah welcome to the world of home ownership. I have things I planned to do 3 years ago when I bought this place that I still haven't done.
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except for the carpet, it didnt look that bad as is, for college kids
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looks good Alon!!
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sweet man.... thats great you guys found a house. Looks pretty good to. good luck with it man
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Very nice man! So when is the party???

And shouldn't the stripper pole be inside???
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nice place man, congrats... im loving that separate garage
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Sweet man, that thing will be really nice when you get done.
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except for the carpet, it didnt look that bad as is, for college kids
There is alot you cant really see. The linoleum in the bathrooms and kitchen is coming up. There is subfloor damage in the master bathroom. The walls in the main bathroom at just drywall, so that needs to be taken care of. We are building the house like its an investment to sell in the next few years.

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NICE HOUSE!!!! I love the panel ceiling!! That's a nice find, so whats up with the circus tent? Congrats, ever think of a french door instead of a sliding glass door,I hated the sliding glass door at my old house...
Why did you hate the slider? The french doors are about $1500 more and I'm not sure it is really worth it.

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Ah welcome to the world of home ownership. I have things I planned to do 3 years ago when I bought this place that I still haven't done.
Well since I am not footing the bill...hopefully we can get most of what we need done. If this was MY house that I was paying for, most of the projects would take a long time. Since it is an investment property that i will be living in, hopefully we get everything done rather quickly.

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Very nice man! So when is the party???

And shouldn't the stripper pole be inside???
Stripper pole will be moved

Party...few of us might be playing some beer pong next saturday, but the house will already be torn up/under construction so we'll see.
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My personal opinion.... In my experience cheap or expensive they never seal real well (might not matter in your climate area), ants and bugs seem to get through them more readily... When crud gets in the sliding tracks they door can be a PITA to get to slide easily... The locks are mostly a joke and can be popped with hand tools on most, yea you can kick a door in but thats MUCH louder! Then again they are probably nicer in warmer climates, being in N. Ga it can get really cold in the winter so I just didn't like them... and HOLY CRAP 1500 for a french door... SHEESH!!
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Congrats man,very nice home....i always loved remodeling making it your own. Have fun with it.
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Very cool man! Where abouts is it? The neighborhood looks familiar.
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Very cool! Has a lot of potential, I'm excited for you! I had the awesome opportunity to buy a house and have roommates cover my mortgage... All I do is pay my share of the utilities and upkeep the place... I totally get that it's all very exciting!! Good luck!
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Very cool man! Where abouts is it? The neighborhood looks familiar.
Right off the 405 at bellflower, just south of the freeway near the airport.
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very cool Alon, congrats!


leave the bathroom exactly how it is, lol... that linoleum is awesome, lol.
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Party...few of us might be playing some beer pong next saturday, but the house will already be torn up/under construction so we'll see.
On our house we flip we always have party's in the when there under construction. You be surprised how much work drunk people get done on taring out walls ect. They can't make a bigger mess then there already is also. One night the girls decided to paint walls drunk and know that was a site to see in the morning....
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Wow good luck on the house man. Right now is the best time to buy!
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my folks considered the same thing then my dad decided **** it youre on your own imma pay off my own damn house i dont need two
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Ordered the windows/sliding door today! Tomorrow I'll be doing some gardening and meeting with contractors.
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gardening? Be sure to thank nor cal for your water.
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gardening? Be sure to thank nor cal for your water.
Yes... I need to tear out some trees, trim bushes. But I'll be sure to think of norcal when I go get a drink of water.

Figured I'd throw this up here... I tore out this palm tree last thursday. I was going to just rip it out with the truck but only had some weak rope, tow straps were all 45 min away and i wanted that tree out.

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