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Piglet
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ISTM that there's a sort of half-way point with replacing kitchens and bathrooms or not. When we moved into the second house we bought, it was despite its avocado bathroom suite, but in the eight years we lived there, D. refused to replace it as it still worked.

Needless to say, it didn't add anything to the re-sale value of the house ... [Big Grin]

At some point in the future, we're likely to have to dispose of my dad's house, in which the kitchen and both bathrooms (one of which is - guess what? - avocado) really need to be replaced*, but will it be worth our while investing in the cost to make the place more sellable, or should we cut our losses and try and sell it "as-is"?

* most of the elements are at least forty years old, and the kitchen cabinets even older

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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As has been noted upthread, and as has been my experience, the new owner will rip it all out anyway. So you might as well pretty up the existing stuff as best you can (certainly it should all be spotlessly clean) and hope for the best.

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In my case it will not be rip out but replace. The house we hope to get has a smallish kitchen which is just fine with me, but previous owner for some reason required a very, very, very large refrigerator. Now mind you this is a very fine appliance with all the bells and whistles a refrigerator could have, but has the problem of being way to large to fit in the kitchen so they installed it in the living room.
As I do not wish to adorn my living room with a refrigerator I will be trading it in on a smaller model.
Yes, I find it very strange as the rest of the house seems normally laid out.

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Lothlorien
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Good advice Tukai. When divorce went through, I began considering what I would like in regard to features, location etc and price. When the house was sold, there was an extended settllement time of 12 instead of the usual 6 weeks. The price we obtained by agreeing to this was worth the wait. I looked around, checked sites etc and found this. The while block had been built as serviced apartments but each was being sold having been converted to strat titles.

Then came the hiccup. Our purchasers had bank problems and settlement was extended by two weeks. I told the manager of the company, an old family firm, what had happened. He repied that he had given his word and the place was mine. Being used to hearing scam stories, I was dubious but have since heard similar tales from others here.

It had all my requirements, location, transport, shops, size etcc. The kitchen needed a spruce up, and still does. The shower was over the bath where i would prefer a separate shower. I could change it but haven't as it is servicable. The units are quiet and well built. No gyprock, all brick or concrete blocks. One criterion was no western facing windows. I had lived with heat for many years. This faces north east. Even better is that in winter the sun is low enough to come into my lounge room till early afternoon. Visitors are surprised I have not had heater on. This alone has saved me money. In summer, the sun is higher and does not come in.

Rooms are a good size. When I bought it, balcony blind was replaced, a wardrobe was built in to second bedroom and the whole place was painted by vendor.

It has been a good buy, the block is well run and very quiet. I have fire escape and then a corridor on one side so it is extra quiet. The price was good and has allowed me to have money left over for helping others, donations etc and just generally to feel comfortable about life.

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I've always found the 'feel' of a place to be important. I don't totally let my heart rule my head, but if there is something that feels a bit 'off', I'm not keen. Our previous house was a wreck, bathroom and kitchen just about usable, polystyrene tiles on the ceiling, cork tiles on the wall, a seller that couldn't do decorating (paint on carpets and curtains, and a a wall that was mostly green apart from where he hadn't moved a bookcase so it was blue). There was something about the place that I liked though, and I could see it would look good when done up, which it did.
As for new kitchens and bathrooms. I'd much rather buy a place where they need to be replaced (though not right away) than one where they've just been put in. Ripping them out would be a waste, but only once have I moved somewhere where the kitchen was to my taste.

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Graven Image
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We spent the last two days cleaning the house from top to bottom. I clean each week but not windows and such. It is sparkling. I told Mr Image that we are not bathing, eating, or using the bathroom until the house sells.
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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:

At some point in the future, we're likely to have to dispose of my dad's house, in which the kitchen and both bathrooms (one of which is - guess what? - avocado) really need to be replaced*, but will it be worth our while investing in the cost to make the place more sellable, or should we cut our losses and try and sell it "as-is"?

* most of the elements are at least forty years old, and the kitchen cabinets even older

Consult a real estate agent. That sort of question depends utterly on where the place is, and what the market is like at that moment. They actually have an equation which tells you what percentage of a home improvement investment you are likely to get back at sale.

[ 03. September 2017, 00:02: Message edited by: Brenda Clough ]

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The Intrepid Mrs S
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We're going to have the same issue when the Dowager goes into care. The house is 50 years old, the bathroom and loo* are the same age and the kitchen a few years younger. So far, so 'you can replace all that'.

BUT - for a large four-bedroom house, it needs at least an en-suite and possibly two, to be able to sell it as a family home. And there's no simple way of doing that.

It sits on a third of an acre in a quiet village cul-de-sac, which means the garden is way too big really, so the chances are that whoever bought it would either knock it down and put two or three houses in its place, or, at a minimum, demolish the garage and build another one it *its* place. And as an Attorney, I would need to maximise the return from the sale, so I have to consider all this - especially the effect on our dear friend, the neighbour next door.

What a pickle...

*Mercifully, both blue [Biased]

Mrs. S, confused [Confused]

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Graven Image
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Realtor came today and took pictures of our house. Still, and video inside, and then a drone airplane flying all around in the sky. Amazing. It keep the neighborhood children entertained for a good 30 minutes He was very nice and even let one of the children press the start button on the plane. Real Estate is nothing like I remember when last we sold a house.
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quote:
Originally posted by Graven Image:
Real Estate is nothing like I remember when last we sold a house.

When I bought my current house 13 years ago, the sellers' Realtor posted one very unflattering exterior picture of my house on the MLS* page. I was actually glad, because with decent pictures, someone might have bought it before I even knew it existed.

* MLS = Multiple Listing Service

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The English house selling system is broken - so many tales of chains which fall apart and so many tales of other countries which have a much better system.

Time for a radical overhaul methinks.

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Uncle Pete

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I have accepted a place at a retirement home. They made me an offer I could not refuse which lessens the impact of carrying a mortgage and condo fees and the rental costs, both.

Leaving in 3 weeks. I do thank the Ship for making me declutter ruthlessly for more than 10 years. Still a lot of stuff to shift though. Happily I have identified the furniture which I will be taking and know what is left.

I am slowly going mad.

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Uncle Pete [Votive]

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Pete:
I am slowly going mad.

Sounds like you are being very sensible to me. Knowing when the time is right to admit that you need to move on to a new stage, where you don't have to struggle on doing everything by yourself any more, is the sign of a strong mind, not a weak one. Kudos.

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Piglet
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What Chorister said. Good luck with the move, and health to enjoy the new place.

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Uncle Pete

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Packing truck day Sept 23 afternoon; physical moving day 24th, stuff in unit, and hotel for the night


On Monday the Eagle lands. New territory. Please pray for me.

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My mother (GRHS) was very reluctant about making the move that you're about to undertake, Uncle Pete. It was the best thing for her. It helped that she knew a number of people there (not that she socialised a great deal, but it made for a softer landing), but, nonetheless, she loved it. It was her idea all along, she said (HA!).

For the eagle [Votive]

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Uncle Pete, may your move go smoothly, and may you find your new home a joyful blessing. [Votive]
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quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Pete:
I have accepted a place at a retirement home. They made me an offer I could not refuse which lessens the impact of carrying a mortgage and condo fees and the rental costs, both.

Leaving in 3 weeks. I do thank the Ship for making me declutter ruthlessly for more than 10 years. Still a lot of stuff to shift though. Happily I have identified the furniture which I will be taking and know what is left.

I am slowly going mad.

Thoughts and prayers, Pete. It's a biggie for you.

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Zappa
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The lngest I've ever lived in a house is four and a bit years. But of course I have always (or at least since 1984) moved at the expense of others, so I feel a little guilty reading this. I have by my calculation moved house 28 times in my life, several of them international.

And there may be more.

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Zappa:
... I have by my calculation moved house 28 times in my life ...

Crikey - that boggles the mind.

I've moved five-and-a-half* times (the first was when I was not quite four years old, so possibly doesn't count), and honestly, if I never have to do it again, it'll be too soon. As the present château is all on one floor, with any luck it'll last us into our dotage.

* I reckon the move into and out of the flat in Fredericton when most of our stuff was in storage only counts as a half, as we didn't have much actual stuff to move. Mind you, what we did move had to go up and down four flights of stairs ... [Eek!]

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Hang onto those avocado bathroom suites, folks. Mid century is very 'in' - recycling the 70s is only just around the corner [Smile]

What is it with en-suite bathrooms? We've a 4 bed house with one bog and one bathroom. I did leave the loo on its own in the little room it's always been in; having a wife and two daughters, I didn't want to have to book a crap in around their lengthy ablutions.

I did wonder if some folks got really dirty in the bedroom to the point an en-suite was a necessity, but my imagination wasn't up to it.

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Mark: I think it is the daily showering practice, versus the Saturday night bathtime. Everyone has to (a) remove all bodily oils and sweat, (b) replace the bodily oils and sweat with manufactured oils and sweat from small plastic bottle bottles.

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by mark_in_manchester:
... What is it with en-suite bathrooms? ...

I'm honestly not quite sure, but now that we've got one, I wouldn't be without it.

It wasn't a priority when we were house-hunting, although a second bathroom was (the shower-room just happens to be en suite). Our last house had a shower-room on one floor and a bathroom on another, and we got used to having his-and-hers - he likes baths and I like showers.

Until the mid/late 1990s, most ordinary three-bedroom houses in the UK didn't have a second loo, let alone an en suite. About that time, we added a downstairs loo (just loo and wash-basin - there wasn't room to add a shower) to the house we had in Belfast, and the bloke who installed it reckoned we'd added about £2,000 to the resale value of the house - for the expenditure of £450.

It seems to me that the more house-improvement/buying-selling programmes we watch (especially ones from this side of the Pond), the more we're going to expect en suite bathrooms as standard.

What I can't understand from such programmes is the number of people who will reject a house out-of-hand if the en suite bathroom doesn't have two wash-basins.

How many people - even the most devoted couples - both use the wash-basin at the same time????

[Confused]

[ 12. September 2017, 21:27: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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Moo

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quote:
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What I can't understand from such programmes is the number of people who will reject a house out-of-hand if the en suite bathroom doesn't have two wash-basins.

How many people - even the most devoted couples - both use the wash-basin at the same time????

I have always wondered about that.

Moo

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Graven Image
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Mr Image and I looked at 4 mobile homes today. We ended up finding one we could live with. It needs a few minor updates but all and all a snug little place. Wonders of wonders for a mobile home it has a fully fenced small back yard with small patio and little water fall. The one problem is the stand alone shower is small and Mr Image needs to be able to use a shower stool and sit down when he baths. We have decided to go with it anyway as the price is right and there is plenty of room to have a larger shower installed.
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Our new house is a mini-mobile, and while it wouldn't have been our first choice of house style, we're really pleased with it. It's very cleverly designed, and has everything we wanted, albeit in a relatively small space.

Wishing you and. Mr. Image all the best in your new place. [Smile]

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quote:
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Mr Image and I looked at 4 mobile homes today. We ended up finding one we could live with. It needs a few minor updates but all and all a snug little place. Wonders of wonders for a mobile home it has a fully fenced small back yard with small patio and little water fall. The one problem is the stand alone shower is small and Mr Image needs to be able to use a shower stool and sit down when he baths. We have decided to go with it anyway as the price is right and there is plenty of room to have a larger shower installed.

Sounds like a good find. Somewtimes a bit of compromise is needed, especially if you can see a way around things. I hope all goes well with this for you.

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Ensure: useful if you have children, since then you can potter in from the bath or shower to select clothing. No bathrobe called for,. Two basins are nice if you are a working couple, and both parties are having to get out the door to get to work at the same time. Also this allows a his-and-hers clutter arrangement; all his shaving gear stays over there and doesn't get mixed up with my materiel. He never accidentally brushes his teeth with the eye cream.
If you were refitting your bathroom in any way, consider installing grab rails, either for old age or simply for thet period of time when you have sprained your ankle. In a cold climate underfloor heating and heated towel racks are a luxury handed down from on high, although I warn you that the angels are not going to pay for it. But the essential in my book is the ventilation fan. No, a window that opens does not make an acceptable substitute if you life in a cold climate.

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[Ultra confused] $10,000 dollars worth of pest and water damage, and there may be more once they open the walls up. This did not include inspection of the roof.
Guess we will keep looking.

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Oh, that is a bit of a bummer, GI. Better to have found it before you signed any contracts though.

Better luck next time! [Votive]

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No, pest plus roof is a killer combination. You are well out of it.

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I did wonder if some folks got really dirty in the bedroom to the point an en-suite was a necessity, but my imagination wasn't up to it.
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I did wonder if some folks got really dirty in the bedroom to the point an en-suite was a necessity, but my imagination wasn't up to it.
Three words: Chocolate Body Paint
Three more words: too much information. [Snigger]

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Uncle Pete

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Lasat week in my home. Loading truck on Saturday. Moving to a hotel on Saturday late afternoon, and leaving on Sunday morning (me and my stuff, truck driven by my lovely Queen's Scout, William.

My friends are crying all over me. A tea party on last Saturday afternoon to say bye helped but made me realise how much I will miss my home and my life for the last 45 years here in Ottawa.

[Tear]

Ah, well - on to the next step!

[Votive]

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Good luck with all the last minute packing Uncle Pete. How far away from your friends are you moving? I hope it isn't too far so you can still meet up from time to time.
It seems such a sensible if hard thing to do.

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About 500 kilometers, Sarasa, and Toronto to get through before heading to Guelph. 6-7 hours.
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I hope everything goes smoothly, Pete. It seems to me that 6-7 hours is, in Canadian terms, almost next door*. [Big Grin]

Several people have said to us that now we're on the mainland, we're but a hop, skip and jump from all sorts of exciting places - 10 hours from Boston, 6 from Quebec and so on. We're compiling a bucket-list ... [Smile]

* It's the same length of drive it would be from Edinburgh to the very north tip of Scotland and the Orkney ferry. In the UK that would be regarded as quite a jaunt, but it's not really.

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Best wises for your move Uncle Pete. I hope it goes smoothly for you.

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Best wishes for the move Uncle Pete, that is a move and a half. Since returning to London in the mid-eighties the longest move I've had was this one, which was thireen miles. The previous one was about three miles and the one before that about 500 yards.

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500 yards? Seems hardly worth moving ... [Big Grin]

Ours have (all but one, which was about 13 miles) been quite large: about 500 miles and two stretches of water from Orkney to Northern Ireland, then across the Atlantic to Newfoundland*, then another 1000 miles or so (again across a stretch of water) to New Brunswick. As I may have said up-thread, if I never have to do it again, it'll be too soon. [Big Grin]

* Our belongings took the scenic route:
Belfast -> Rotterdam -> New York -> Halifax (where it was held up by a hurricane) -> St. John's

[ 20. September 2017, 18:54: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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Piglet said:
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500 yards? Seems hardly worth moving ... [Big Grin]

We moved from a pretty awful one bed to a lovey three bed arts and crafts flat so it was worth it. We would have lived there a lot longer if we hadn't had a noisy downstairs neighbour and a son that had a tricky journey to secondary school. Oh, and we got drunk one lunch time and went into an estate agent.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sarasa:
... we got drunk one lunch time and went into an estate agent.

[Killing me] [Eek!] [Killing me]

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We've so far bought four houses, over about 40-some years, and never had to pay any of our own costs [Eek!] ah, the joy of company-funded house moves!

So if this next one comes off it's likely to be extreeeeemely painful in terms of stamp duty, estate agents' fees, solicitors' costs [Help]

Mrs. S, wondering if it's all worth it

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Down here, vendor pays agents' fee, called commission here. There is a set scale of percentages but often a lower rate, especially on an expensive house can be wangled. Stamp duty is paid by purchaser on the sale price. That is also set on the price. All houses are expensive in Sydney. Median price is regularly reported as having risen again.

[ 21. September 2017, 22:22: Message edited by: Lothlorien ]

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Best wishes on your move Pete. It's a big one when you've lived in one place for a long time; and it is the people. May you form new connections with some others, and touch them with your charm, wit and goodness.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lothlorien:
Down here, vendor pays agents' fee ...

I was massively relieved to find that we only had to pay the agent who was selling our house (no matter that she was only able to get half of what the rateable value was [Mad] ) and that we wouldn't have to fork out again as buyers.

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Uncle Pete

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Ottawa has been my beloved home for 44 years. My friends are here. This building has been my home for 29 years (Two different units - 1 for 4 years, this one for 25 years. [Tear]

Southwestern Ontario has been my home for 6 very happy years. (1967-1973) The next generation of my family has gravitated there for the most part.

I never thought I would leave Ottawa. Yet last night was my last sleep in my home, today I load the truck, tomorrow morning, I leave Ottawa.

A new adventure, you might say. A new stage. So why am I teary, why am I sad and wondering if this is the right choice? [Confused] [Help]

[Waterworks] See you on Wednesday.

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Uprooting yourself is always a two-edged sword, and the longer you were in the place you're leaving, the harder it is.

Hoping that the next stage of your life will be a happy, exciting one and your move goes smoothly.

[Votive]

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Sarasa
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Here's to a great new life in a new place Uncle Pete. Hope the move goes as smoothly as these things can and that nothing gets broken on the way.

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