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Old 03-17-2018, 06:37 AM
Location: SW Florida
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Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
I spent about $3,000 fixing up my little 1926 bungalow for sale - and $2,400 of that was a new roof, which was badly needed.

I fixed a few plumbing and electrical issues I'd been putting off, and replaced the kitchen floor, which I also had been putting off.

Otherwise, I cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned again.
You paid $2400 for a new roof?! Were you living in a dollhouse? I have a house that is 1176 sq. ft. and it cost me $8000 to replace the roof this past October.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:24 AM
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Originally Posted by AllisonHB View Post
Realtors are trying to sell something. 'Nuff said!
Yup. Photoshop and a certain amount of airbrushing have become the rule of the day, unfortunately.

I'm ok with it to a degree, but I've seen some listing photos so deceptive they've made me really angry. Last year I drove a few hours to look at one house that seemed perfect from the photos. when I got there, the walls and a few other features of the house had obviously been enhanced.

What a waste of time for everyone. I didn't buy the house, and in fact I noted the listing realtor's name and never looked at one of her properties again. Felt sorry for the seller, who had to leave so that I could view his house. Felt even sorrier for me, since I had to drive all the way there for nothing. So basically, lose-lose-lose.
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