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Old 01-10-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I don't know if this is the appropriate place to share this, but I wanted to announce my new blog "housecrazy".

Although the blog is specifically about houses (and my house addiction), I thought it might be of interest to folks here on the Colorado forum because most (if not all) of the houses I have and will feature are in various parts of Colorado.

So if you enjoy houses and enjoy peeping around Colorado, give it a look-see:
housecrazy

-Sarah
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Couldn't sell it, insurance fraud? RP
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Couldn't sell it, insurance fraud? RP
The correct term is "urban renewal."

If I read the story correctly, someone had bought the house after Sarah's bid was rejected, so I'm not sure it was arson/fraud. Authorities said it was faulty wiring, which is why I'd be leery of any house that is old, modified or out in rural areas. Many handymen do all sort of things that are not code-worthy and many codes have been added and/or updated since those older ones were built.

Here in COLO SPGS, in the Black Forest area, there are lots of older homes that were added on to over the years, often by homeowners doing the work on the cheap, and you never know what you're going to find if you open up the walls in some of these places, i.e., not structurally sound, dangerous wiring, no insulation, etc.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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Mfbe wrote:
you never know what you're going to find if you open up the walls in some of these places
And if yer really lucky, maybe a bag full of $100 bills or a couple of gold bars!

It happens....after my aunt passed on back in the 90s, they found a shoe box containing $38,000 in $100 bills in a cubby hole in one of her closets. When the dust settled, I received a check for $1000.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Mfbe wrote:
you never know what you're going to find if you open up the walls in some of these places
And if yer really lucky, maybe a bag full of $100 bills or a couple of gold bars!

It happens....after my aunt passed on back in the 90s, they found a shoe box containing $38,000 in $100 bills in a cubby hole in one of her closets. When the dust settled, I received a check for $1000.
Only $1k? Did you pizz her off or sumptin?

A lot of folks lost their money in bank collapses during the Great Depression and never trusted banks again, despite the FDIC guarantees. When my sister bought a house in the late 1970's from one such old guy, he insisted on full cash at the settlement table....didn't trust banks.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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MFBE wrote:
Only $1k? Did you pizz her off or sumptin?
I think it was split into equal shares for her remaining brothers and sisters, then at their discretion, some or all of their share could be passed down to their kids. I was thrilled with the $1,000 that came my way!
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Couldn't sell it, insurance fraud? RP
It burned AFTER it was sold - the new owners had only been it in for about a year.

btw, I just added a new post featuring some Old Colorado City houses!
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