10:36AM | 01/12/14
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Hi all, I purchased a home about 1100 sq ft. built in (1974). I haven't much, if any knowledge as to how to go about in restoring it. I have uploaded some photos to give an idea as to my current (situation). From the looks of things, it needs (EVERYTHING) done to it. I am uncertain as to what should I place focus on first as I am planning to repair on a (month to month) bases as finances become available. Any advice would be greatly appreciated where expense estimates and repairs of top priority is concerned. I have experience in the (minors) as I call it such as, flooring, dry wall repair, and painting. This homes (if you will) foundation has a (crawl space) and from what I can tell with an untrained eye, the wall makes up pretty much the entire living room area has become detached and the roof has sank. Check photos uploaded for a better idea. I apologize in advance for such a lengthy post and forgive me for lack of knowledge or structure of how posting may work. I am new to this as well..


10:43AM | 01/12/14
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12:48PM | 01/12/14
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Did you really buy this house or is this a joke? I can only imagine what the rest of the house looks like if an entire wall is sitting like that. Im guessing the home has been abandoned for quite some time and the elements have taken their toll on the structure. I would walk around and get a good idea of the extent of the damage before deciding where to start. A structural issue such as the front wall being detached and the roof structure compromised requires more work than the average "DIY'er" is safe doing.


01:56PM | 01/12/14
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Yes, it was sorta a "get your foot in the door" buy. The owners around it all own horses/stables and it is on an acre of land. I paid ($3,750) for it and brought the taxes up to date on it. Homes in the area similar to this one appraise at $50k+ so I didn't view it as a bad investment. I had a pretty good idea what I was getting my hands into but no idea where to start. Do you have an email I could forward a better look of the house to and could you tell me if you think it is best to demolish it or is it something worth fixing? It hasnt been occupied for 9 years.. The owner was a carpenter who passed before he could begin repairs and its been downhill since.


11:38AM | 01/14/14
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Pictures are so small there hard to see much.
What condition is the foundation in?
May be able to at least reuse that and have an excavator load the rest into a pile and burn or have it hauled away.


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