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My house is listed for sale! -- Update: sold!
« on: August 01, 2016, 01:22:26 PM »
After several months of working 20-40 hours a week on my old house, it is finally "done" and listed for sale.  My daughter moved out of it in April, and it has taken over my life since then as I finished the work needed to list it.  I have worked on it intermittently while she lived there, but with it empty it was time for the final push to get it ready.

http://www.century21.com/property/3722-mateo-pl-orange-park-fl-32065-C2125307868

Over the past 3 years since we moved out of this house, I have redone nearly everything other than the basic brick, block and truss structure.  I did literally every piece of work in, on and around the house other than some drywall finish and texturing ceilings, carpet installation, and the A/C replacement.

A (not so) short list of things I did:

Gutted master bath to studs and concrete, new shower pan from scratch, extensive tile work (shower, walls, floor), fixture replacement.

Gutted kitchen to studs and concrete slab, removed a wall and overhead soffit.  Bought and reworked used cabinets, including making the sink base, doors, etc. from scratch.  Cut, seamed and installed granite and butcher block countertops.  New tile floor.

Stripped old roof, replaced about half of the sheeting, patched extensive sections of sub-fascia and soffit, replaced one gable end sheathing, installed new fascia, and installed new metal roof.

Pressure washed, sanded/brushed/repaired, and painted entire exterior (block, gables, soffit, fascia)

New A/C unit, re-wrapped insulation and repaired joints on ducting in the attic.

New garage door.

New front windows (Not as big of a pain as I thought it'd be with a brick and block house.  I did have to do a bunch of drywall work inside and make new window sills.)

Stripped dining room paneling, repaired faulty wiring in walls, widened doorway to living room, and hung new drywall.  Installed all new finish trim.

Sanded, repaired, and painted entire interior (ceilings after texture, walls, baseboard, trim)

New carpet in bedrooms, new laminate in dining room.

Took down all doors, interior and exterior, repaired, painted, and re-hung.

New ceiling fans, some lights, a new dish washer.

Demolished and removed part of a brick planter in front of the house.  3 trees, 7000 lbs. of brick, and a day with a stump grinder.  That wasn't fun.

Resodded part of the yard, brought in a cubic yard of topsoil, another cubic yard of mulch, a few vincas and grass for the planter.

Whew.. I'm tired after listing all of that, never mind the work itself!  It is still a 40 year old house in a LCOL area and I have to resist wanting to "fix" more stuff, but I think it turned out well.

Hoping it'll go quickly; it's had several showings already in its first 3-4 days on MLS. 
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 07:15:27 AM by kendallf »

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Re: My house is listed for sale!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 01:28:46 PM »
Badass, GLWS!!

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Re: My house is listed for sale!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 01:35:59 PM »
looks really good!  We have the same yellow bath tub in our house.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 06:17:03 PM »
looks really good!  We have the same yellow bath tub in our house.

Haha!  I think they called that "harvest gold" in the 70s.  It was in good shape so I left it.  :-)

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 07:07:16 AM »
Awesome!  I love the red door and the neat pattern of the entryway tiles.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 06:41:46 AM »
Awesome!  I love the red door and the neat pattern of the entryway tiles.

That door is at least 30 years old, but I took the glass and moldings off, sanded it and sprayed it with a high gloss enamel, and I think it turned out great!  I did that hall tile years ago, and spent a few days cutting all of those diagonals, as well as the green accent tiles (I cut them down to 6" squares from 12" tiles).  I enjoy tile work.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 07:22:21 AM »
Thought I'd update this post; the house sold and we closed last week. 

My rough estimate for my costs and eventual profit from renovation:

The house was in rough shape initially.  A couple of houses in similar condition in the neighborhood were short sales or repos at ~$60-70k.  I put $24k into it over the past two years, along with a TON of labor.  It sold for $141k, near the top of anything sold in that neighborhood recently.  Sweat equity is real!

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 08:26:08 AM »
Congratulations