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Old 09-23-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Two new HVAC systems $16500
New wood floor for family room $5000
New pump for pool $500 I installed it myself
Had Family room painted for $900.
$3000 for yard and pool service.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:38 PM
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Location: Tucson Arizona
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We bought an older home that had been flipped. Fortunately, we had a good inspector and negotiated $5k off for things they should have done but didn't.

We've spent the 5 grand already: electrician, plumber, mason, bobcat driver.

Next year, we'll consider the fun stuff like decks and bathroom remodeling.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I had put in new LED walkway lights about 14 months ago. We had a lightning strike a few weeks ago, probably less that 50 ft from them. It fried all but one of them. Then I discovered the LEDs were hardwired to the fixture, could not be replaced so I had to trash the whole string, buy new and set and wire them. The news ones have replaceable LEDs (or quartz halogen if I choose) and a lifetime warranty on the fixtures.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:11 PM
 
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Nothing big ticket this year but I did swap out a 10 year old disposal for $100.

Roof is probably a 40K expense in the next 3-5 years. Budgeting for that.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Nothing big ticket this year but I did swap out a 10 year old disposal for $100.

Roof is probably a 40K expense in the next 3-5 years. Budgeting for that.
That seems awfully steep for a roof (no pun intended). Is it a huge house? Ours is 3,800 sq. ft. (two stories) and a few years ago, we got prices ranging from 12,000 to 32,000. We ended up, after checking references, using a guy who came in at 13,500. That included stripping all old shingles, applying new 25 year shingles, replacing individual vents with ridge vents, replacing 5, 4x8 sheets of plywood and replacing 4 skylights.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Gutters $1000
New Impact Windows - $9800
Still need 4 interior doors - price with labor approximately $1,200.
Still need sprinkler system - haven't gotten quotes yet.
Need some shade trees - At least $500
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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That seems awfully steep for a roof (no pun intended). Is it a huge house? Ours is 3,800 sq. ft. (two stories) and a few years ago, we got prices ranging from 12,000 to 32,000. We ended up, after checking references, using a guy who came in at 13,500. That included stripping all old shingles, applying new 25 year shingles, replacing individual vents with ridge vents, replacing 5, 4x8 sheets of plywood and replacing 4 skylights.
Not shingles, concrete tiles (in a hurricane zone) and the house is bigger than yours. I didn't even price the gutters yet. A neighbor went 30K deep in copper gutters, it looks cool but I'm not spending that!
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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In the past 12 months ... tree trimming...removal of several large limbs and thinning out of the tree. 500.00
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:53 AM
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Replaced:
Two worn out smoke detectors and added two more for the bedrooms. $40
Two sets of sliding cabinet doors. Neither of which could be repaired. $285 (custom built)
Two leaking faucets along with some plumbing issues. $100
More Cosmetic:
Painting kitchen cabinets/hinges along with replacing missing/random trim pieces. $60
Paint the front door twice after the HOA decided to paint the door without informing me. $20
Painted bathroom cabinets/hinges along with repairing broken cabinet door. $30
Replacing both of the toilets. $70 (replacing with newer used toilets)
New tile and baseboard in kitchen and entry. $225
Total: $830 so far.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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This year we had some planned expenses/upgrades, and some unplanned ones.


Planned:


$22k Patio/pool overhaul. We extended our patio, resurfaced the existing patio, and redid the coping and mastic around the pool. Drained the pool and resurfaced it with pebble tec, retiled and refaced the waterfall feature.


$2k Landscaping. Pulled out 5 dying Red Tip Photinias and replanted 5 Hollies (I forget which kind.)



Unplanned:


One of our A/C units had several issues this year. First the blower motor went out and we had to recharge the system with freon ($1000). Then, our freon leak suddenly became much worse than we had known... it was losing about 2 lbs a year, but this summer it started losing about 2lbs a week. The condensor was bad, had to have the entire unit replaced ($2000) and more freon added. It cost more because we were under a rush, as we were leaving on vacation in a matter of days and we didn't want our remaining A/C units struggling to keep up with cooling the whole house instead of just their zones.


I'm not counting things like yard service or miscellaneous little things that pop up from time to time. We had one of our GFCI outlets go out, had to swap in a new one, etc.
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