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Posted: 10/20/2007 7:12:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2007 8:20:23 AM EDT by hanau]
I just signed the papers on a foreclosed double wide that i won at an auction.

i signed the paper work Thursday night, and had it pretty much gutted by Friday afternoon.

tax value on the property is about $57,000. I payed $24,000 for it.
It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath sitting on a little more that a half acre with a 20x28 building.
I have some pictures of how it looked before i started the demo on it..

all new flooring all new drywall appliances cabinets, bathrooms. will be done hopefully first week of December. I will add new pictures after we get different stages done.

The future wood shop







Front of house





back


yard





Yard goes into the woods also


kitchen





living room






bedroom1





2




bathroom



master bath







master bed









thanks for looking
Link Posted: 10/20/2007 7:31:39 PM EDT
What are your plans for the place?
Link Posted: 10/20/2007 8:09:37 PM EDT
after the remodel is finished moving in it.
spent 10,000 for everything that we figured it needs.
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 1:30:32 PM EDT
That's pretty nice looking from the start, most of the forecloseures I have looked at are dumps and former crack dens.

Good Luck with the re-do and enjoy the new home.
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 1:37:00 PM EDT
Looks like that place will spiff right up. How much property did you get and where do you plan on putting the shooting range?

Wood shop looks pretty cool, kinda weird that it is up on blocks, frikken cool that it is powered though. Just need an old couch, beer fridge....wait a minute, is that A/c hanging off the front of it?....coooool...you got yourself a supreme "doghouse"...
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 4:08:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2007 4:11:55 PM EDT by hanau]
the front by the steps is washed out, that was from a few years with out gutters. i will be filling it in more next spring.

there is a little over a 1/2 acre. There is already a shooting range right next to the property that a friend of mine owns. It is about 133 yard and it is down in a small valley.

the building is on blocks due to the yard slopes down.
A/C already installed, but not really sure if it works. Has I think 100 amp serviced ran into it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 4:14:00 PM EDT
That my ARFCOM friend is what I call a "steal."
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 4:41:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silly_Look:
That my ARFCOM friend is what I call a "steal."


+1
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 4:53:56 PM EDT
I figgered the blocks were because of the slope, just not something I am used to seeing, but things are different up here with the freezing and stuff like that. Cool deal on the nearby range. Are you doing the remodel yourself? The house looks like it is begging for a huge deck.

I am jealous of the shop....I have one, but unfortunately it is also the garage and the wife has this incredible urge to park her rig in there and I can seem to make her see that my tinkering is of greater importance than her car being toasty warm.

Looks like you got a great deal. I can't wait to see the progress pics.
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 4:55:52 PM EDT
Heck, the former owners even left some of the appliances. Hopefully they did not dump a dead body in the septic system.

Tear out the carpet, new paint, an industrial cleaning job, and your are good to go
Link Posted: 10/21/2007 5:09:01 PM EDT
all new appliances have been order, new cabinets.

we started the gutting Thursday night and new subfloor down, new doors up.
block ton down for repair.













friends installing new motion light



drywallers should start this coming weekend.

this is part of the kitchen, they where chain smokers.

it wasn't from cooking if you look at where the cabinets where and not.

Link Posted: 10/21/2007 6:54:38 PM EDT
It looks like a moduler/pre-fab, not a double wide.

But you still got it for a steal!

Keep up with the pics!


Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 10/22/2007 5:54:36 AM EDT
VERY cool.

Keep the pics coming.
Link Posted: 10/22/2007 6:03:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2007 6:06:10 AM EDT
This thread is full of WIN.

Thanks for taking the time to post pics.
Link Posted: 10/22/2007 6:24:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2007 6:24:40 AM EDT by FatMan]
Wha the heck were they doing in the bedroom? That carpet is filthy!

Wait...maybe I don't want to know.
Link Posted: 10/22/2007 6:40:43 AM EDT
dogs and cats we had to repair the sub floor. so we fix the floor and recovered it all.
But it was all nasty.
Link Posted: 10/23/2007 4:35:09 AM EDT
The underside of the workshop looks like a great "skunk hut".
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 5:39:37 AM EDT
What part of NC are you in?
Good looking place too, lot of potential-
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 5:44:25 AM EDT
Thomasville area.
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 6:02:08 AM EDT
What are your plans for the foundation?

I live in a manufactured house, and plan on jacking it up, splitting it, and building a basement below it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 7:16:06 AM EDT
just going to put the block back and put some type of stone on it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 9:32:57 AM EDT
Wow, that's awesome... I wish I could get something like that around here for less than 400k

I think the place will look great by the time you're done.

Link Posted: 10/24/2007 9:40:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 10:12:16 AM EDT
Good stuff! I just wish I knew how to do all that.
Link Posted: 10/24/2007 8:10:02 PM EDT
Had Sears come by today and give me a quote for new windows, They wanted almost $8500 dollars for 9 windows installed. I about fell over think i can do all of them for about $1500.

found someone who will put them in for $60 a window.

may have to put off most of them except the fout front window, three of them a broken.
Link Posted: 10/25/2007 5:04:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
Had Sears come by today and give me a quote for new windows, They wanted almost $8500 dollars for 9 windows installed. I about fell over think i can do all of them for about $1500.

found someone who will put them in for $60 a window.

may have to put off most of them except the fout front window, three of them a broken.


Check out your local "Window World" or some such. The guys here will replace any window with a vinyl double hung, tilt-in to clean, for $90 installed per window. We use them here and are very happy. I pay a little more for upgraded glass and additional outside trim work. I've done my own replacement windows and will never do them myself again.

Here's how they look on the front of my house:


Haven't done the bay window in the addition yet.
Link Posted: 10/25/2007 5:42:42 AM EDT
do you remember how much your first floor windows cost per window?

just got back from lowes and a vinyl insulated window that tilts is about $100, and i can get them put in for about $60.
Link Posted: 10/25/2007 8:41:12 AM EDT
When I first bought my 50 year old house, I almost got suckered by home show window guys.
They came out for a quote and came up with a number of 33K!! (but 10% off if I signed a contract that night) I told him to get out and nearly threw him out. I have a view home with really big windows, but that's just not right.

Hopefully I'll get the windows swapped out this year. my biggest windows at 6X9 and two are 6X7
Link Posted: 10/25/2007 9:17:48 AM EDT
up here I could not buy somethign like that for under $100,000


it should clean up real nice, you are a lucky man
Link Posted: 11/5/2007 9:13:32 AM EDT
some progress photos



































Link Posted: 11/5/2007 11:57:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
do you remember how much your first floor windows cost per window?

just got back from lowes and a vinyl insulated window that tilts is about $100, and i can get them put in for about $60.

It was under $200 per window, but I upgraded to argon filled, triple glazed, etc. and had them cap the outside trim in vinyl. Guaranteed for life, even against glass breakage.

They've done almost every room in the house. I believe that they still advertise with a flyer in the Sunday Supplement of the paper.

Link Posted: 11/5/2007 12:45:04 PM EDT
I would love to be able to find something like that for that price and rent it out.
Link Posted: 11/5/2007 8:13:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FatMan:

Originally Posted By hanau:
do you remember how much your first floor windows cost per window?

just got back from lowes and a vinyl insulated window that tilts is about $100, and i can get them put in for about $60.

It was under $200 per window, but I upgraded to argon filled, triple glazed, etc. and had them cap the outside trim in vinyl. Guaranteed for life, even against glass breakage.

They've done almost every room in the house. I believe that they still advertise with a flyer in the Sunday Supplement of the paper.



They gave me a quote for 3500 for 10 windows. I am going to get the front windows that are broken fix first. Than next summer get the other 6 fix. The 4 windows on the front was right at 1500.
Link Posted: 11/5/2007 8:13:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FatMan:

Originally Posted By hanau:
do you remember how much your first floor windows cost per window?

just got back from lowes and a vinyl insulated window that tilts is about $100, and i can get them put in for about $60.

It was under $200 per window, but I upgraded to argon filled, triple glazed, etc. and had them cap the outside trim in vinyl. Guaranteed for life, even against glass breakage.

They've done almost every room in the house. I believe that they still advertise with a flyer in the Sunday Supplement of the paper.



They gave me a quote for 3500 for 10 windows. I am going to get the front windows that are broken fix first. Than next summer get the other 6 fix. The 4 windows on the front was right at 1500.
Link Posted: 11/6/2007 3:46:41 AM EDT
Awesome progress. Thanks for the update.
Link Posted: 11/7/2007 6:49:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
Awesome progress. Thanks for the update.


+1 Been following this thread since it was started.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 4:51:30 PM EDT
OST for more photos and update. This is going to get good.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 7:55:09 PM EDT
the second coat of mud went on the walls today. They should be done this weekend and primer and painting time will start.

Forgot that all of the brush clearing took about 3 days and gave ma about 20 feet wide and 100 feet long more yard.on the front side.

On the side of the house I gained about 10 feet by 50 feet of yard.

The brush covered i don't know how many years worth of trash. Found a old mount dew glass bottle still full of Mt Dew.

Got it all cleaned up and buried it. In and area that is not usable. But it was all done by Hand It would of been about 2 pick up trucks full and still have one more area that would be about another truck load.

The brush would of filled at least 3 full size dump trucks. Still have one more brush pile.To move and buried. We have a burning ban right know or it all would been burnt.
Link Posted: 11/11/2007 7:15:08 PM EDT
congrats, it is looking really good.
Link Posted: 11/11/2007 7:15:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2007 7:15:27 PM EDT by bigscrun]
Link Posted: 11/12/2007 4:53:43 PM EDT
ost
Link Posted: 11/22/2007 11:50:41 AM EDT
Got the walls painted, some cabinets installed and all outlets and switch and covers replaced.

starting to look like a house instead of a double wide.



















Link Posted: 11/24/2007 10:41:41 AM EDT
Looks good. That wallpaper had to go.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 1:52:34 PM EDT
Looking good. The color choice is very nice.

I'd consider putting a real deck on the back. Those trailer steps make it look like what it is....a trailer.

I'm real good at spending other people's money!!


Looks like you are doing things right otherwise. I hate the panelling in most homes like you have. Since you have gotten rid of it, the dry wall looks good.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 2:12:17 PM EDT
NIIIIICE.

Link Posted: 11/24/2007 2:46:03 PM EDT
You have the beginning of what could be an OUTSTANDING man-cave.

I think it needs a stripper pole (I like to call them roof supports) and a bar.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 5:44:44 PM EDT
Great color you chose. The cabinets look great against it. Watching the updates to see what you've accomplished next is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 6:20:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2007 6:21:22 PM EDT by hanau]
thanks all
I will have more pictures tomorrow after we clean it up some.
Put vinyl in bathrooms and laundry room.
Got all the interior doors in.
Base board started to go down.
bathroom cabinets in.
Have to get a new bath faucet since the one i bought wouldn't fit because had to change the drain around some so it would fit.

It is a pain in the ass to find mobile home parts at home depot and lowes. Have to figure out ways to get real house stuff to fit. Mainly plumbing supplies.

Had to cut an inch of every door and casing then mill the cut piece off so it would fit in the bottom of the doors and reattached it.

Going Monday to check on a butcher block counter top.
12 ft long, hopefully they still have it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 6:36:49 PM EDT
Great approach and a nice find!

When you work hard you deserve some degree of success, well done.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 9:49:21 AM EDT
some more progress

Butcher block counter tops. paid $400 for 15 ft x 25 inches.





learn to hate crown molding











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