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Old 10-28-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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I understand how you can fall in love with a house, especially if you're a first-time buyer. But if I were you, I would look at other homes and try to find one with gas heat, more modern appliances, a more open concept, etc.

I think your resources are a little slim to install gas, put in new appliances and open up the floor structurally. Plus, where is the oil tank? If it's buried, you'll pay $2,500 or more to have it abandoned or removed.

I would look around a little more before settling on this home.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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? If it's buried, you'll pay $2,500 or more to have it abandoned or removed.

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It costs less than $1000 to abandon a 500 gallon tank, but I agree resources seem stretched. Especially since there is usually stuff you weren't planning on that comes up once you sign those closing papers.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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1) Budget $7500-9000 which whould include a gas supply for a dryer and stove.

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Best of luck!
Make sure to have at least three quotes. In addition, some may suggest to keep the oil burner with a converted part (I don't recall what it is) if the oil burner is (relatively) new instead of a gas burner. That may save a little but I am not sure if it's worth it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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It looks like converting to gas is out of the question. I just called National Grid, and the home is 300 feet away from the main gas line. The first 100 feet is free, after that it would cost $20,000 for them to run a line, an then I would have to pay the $10000 plus to pay a contractor.

I would not be able to use a gas stove either, because we have no gas line..

Not alot of inventory in the farmingdale/bethpage areas, alot of the houses shown are in contract and/or are short sales.

Going to look in huntington station, and determine if maybe we could suck it up by using oil.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Only on Long Island do people think it's OK to pay near half a million for a house with a 60 year old range.
How about Hawaii? There are obviously reasons.
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