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    Bought our first House

    Well, it looks like we've pretty much bought our first house. After an inspection report that detailed out nearly $70K in repairs, we were able to work something out with the seller. And most of the repairs (Roof, Retaining Wall, Foundation Underpin) can be done after close, but prior to our move-in...

    Good news is that after WAY too much research, while money might be tight with all the required repairs (and extra loans it will require) for the first few years, when we sell the house, that $70K should yield a nice return... Unless the market crashes again... Or further, or ... whatever... Sh!t. Now I need a drink.

    Well, here's to a Bank owning your soul! Prost!

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    congrats!
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
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    Congrats, and hopefully the renos/fixes go reasonably smoothly
    Len

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    Good for you, Ben.

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats, don't worry about the "worries". It is a natural reaction to the first big buy.
    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away you silly man or I shall taunt you a second time!

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    congrats Ben!
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    Congrats Ben - there's no place like a home you own.

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    Congrats Ben!
    "This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.. Beer!" -Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck

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    Congratulations! Being a homeowner can be a real joy....best of luck to you and yours in your new home.
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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