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Old 06-30-2012, 08:10 PM
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My cousin and his wife did that awhile ago. The bought a big Victorian in PA at a bargain. Matched the original wallpaper, woodwork, even duplicated the roof slates, modernized the heating system and new plumbing...did an incredible job in the end.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:53 PM
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My current house is older (1865) but I like the location of this one much better Plus, 7 bedrooms and a bit more land....AND close to the ocean!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:47 AM
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Wow that is so cheap. You can't buy a shack in California for $50k.

Maybe it's haunted? o.O it looks haunted, to me. lolz! I like the looks of old victorians but I'm paranoid that they're haunted. I hate creaky, old smelling houses.

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:43 AM
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I Love houses like that! Even if the do need ALOT of work and updates.

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Maybe it's haunted? o.O it looks haunted, to me. lolz! I like the looks of old victorians but I'm paranoid that they're haunted. I hate creaky, old smelling houses.
Nah, it just needs alot of work. If I saw correctly roof wasn't really isolated. I doubt there was much isolation if any. ^^ It'd probs need new windows and stuff like that =/

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:28 AM
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I love homes that are made out of pure stained wood with no paint. They look really nice after they've aged a few years too.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:43 AM
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i love old homes, i like working on them, I like looking at them. That said, if it has fallen into disrepair, and even ones that have been fairly well maintained, they usually cost a lot more than your average home to maintain. Just your normal things like heating and cooling are often very much more and most people don't have huge families anymore.

a seven bedroom house, while nice, usually results in a lot of rooms being used for "storage" for a 3 member family. Toss in some problems with electrical, structural, foundational? Replacing windows in a home like that could easily result in a bill more than the original purchase price.

They dont' have duct work for modern conveniences like AC and a lot of times their old radiant heating systems need repair, which involves rippout out ceilings, walls and flooring to replace and repair. I'd hate to have to insulate that place and once you start digging in homes that are even 20 years old you find other problems that need to be addressed. Digging in 100 year old homes brings a lot more surprises. Many of them still have asbestos wrapped pipes you have to deal with.

But if you have the money, they are big, they are grand and certainly unique.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:29 PM
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I want to go to there.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:43 PM
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I don't think I can practice in Canada, but wow, is that ever cheap. The place looks beautiful.

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