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(Marketwatch)   Home Depot posts higher third quarter earnings on the news that if you own a home you still can't afford a contractor to fix it   (marketwatch.com) divider line 11
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2012-11-13 10:06:24 AM
As a contractor, I'm not exactly getting a kick out of this....
 
2012-11-13 10:07:12 AM
I own a housing-crisis foreclosure, and I go to HD at least once a week.
 
2012-11-13 10:09:14 AM
Commas, how do they work?
 
2012-11-13 11:08:53 AM

YixilTesiphon: I own a housing-crisis foreclosure, and I go to HD at least once a week.


me too! I just closed on halloween! it's a hoot. got a steal.
 
2012-11-13 11:14:24 AM

SuperT: YixilTesiphon: I own a housing-crisis foreclosure, and I go to HD at least once a week.

me too! I just closed on halloween! it's a hoot. got a steal.


I got mine in February. Sure there's only subfloor in the kitchen and den (re-floored the front hall and office already), but I got a huge house in a great location for
We were very excited when we pulled up the disgusting carpets and most of them had hardwoods underneath.

Be prepared, by the way, for every single one of your plumbing fixtures to break within the first few months.
 
2012-11-13 11:29:28 AM
In the last two years, we've had major water damage repaired, a new roof, and new windows installed, all at very good prices. Most contractors are willing to reduce their margins to keep their crews working.

Just a recommendation to everyone who buys a foreclosure: Get the sewer lines cleaned out! All of them. If a house has set for a while, the crud in the lines dries out. When you start using the facilities again, the crud will flake off and block the lines. Learned that a long time and several houses ago.
 
2012-11-13 01:39:04 PM
If you own a house, you should probably be doing most of the routine repair work yourself anyway. If you want somebody else handling things, you're better off in an apartment.
 
2012-11-13 03:14:53 PM

YixilTesiphon: SuperT: YixilTesiphon: I own a housing-crisis foreclosure, and I go to HD at least once a week.

me too! I just closed on halloween! it's a hoot. got a steal.

I got mine in February. Sure there's only subfloor in the kitchen and den (re-floored the front hall and office already), but I got a huge house in a great location for
We were very excited when we pulled up the disgusting carpets and most of them had hardwoods underneath.

Be prepared, by the way, for every single one of your plumbing fixtures to break within the first few months.


mine was done. the kitchen had been rehabed (new floor, new appliances, new sink) both bathrooms had too. it was perfectly livable day 1. had been forclosed on and empty for 2 years, and no one had raided the copper or anything (in the downtown cincinnati area).

The only things for me to fix are the doors (paid for, happening soon) some "not exactly to code" redone plumbing, and age related cosmetic issues (built in 1888, so the horse hair plaster has some cracks in it)
 
2012-11-13 04:05:33 PM
All it takes to be a contractor in PA is $50 and proof of liability insurance.

I'm putting on an addition on my house and since I don't have the time anymore, I've hired a contractor to do the shell and get it weather proof... I'll be doing the electrical, heating, plumbing and air conditioning... I can pretty much do it better and more efficient than the pros.
 
2012-11-14 07:35:43 AM
Don't shop at HD because the CEO is a prick. He makes the Koch brothers look like kitten patting, dog kissing, unicorn loving socialists.
 
2012-11-14 08:20:09 AM

Biness: Commas, how do they work?


Let's eat Grandma!
 
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