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Old 11-18-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I was surprised that Warrendale wasn't on that list. I lived there for about five years and, back then, it was a nice middle class area. In 1974 I paid $17,500 for a 3 BR 1 BA house with a big finished basement. I found the house online and last time it sold was for only $9,000. Most of the homes in the Warrendale area go for dirt cheap now. Not that $17,500 wasn't but...
First new house, 1963 in Bridgeport, NY cost $11,000. House was built on a slab, no basement. In the wintertime, the outside corners of the bedrooms had ice on them (even with the heat on).

 
Old 11-18-2015, 02:29 PM
 
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It was nice and chilly this morning. And sunny too. Perfect day. But then I did my usual Wednesday thing. Visit with family and see my mom. I wish my family didn't get on my nerves so much.

Takes me a while to decompress after I get home. Just older sisters. We are 180 degrees in the way we think, beliefs etc.

My mom was happy with the new clothes we purchased for her. But still need to find some shoes she can wear. She has hammer toes.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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I trust that everyday is enjoying their day.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Clark, so sad about your buddy's house. I'm sure it's pervasive around the whole country.
Not in my neighborhood. Real estate prices are hitting the stratosphere. A house very similar to mine (3 floors, 6 bedrooms, c.1900) less than a block up the street is listing at $585,000! It doesn't even have the original stained glass windows, fireplace mantels, pocket doors, etc. my c.1894 Victorian has! While it no one's business I paid $180,000 for mine in 2003 ... so it's tripled in price in 12 years.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I am finally getting rid this weekend of the modern glass top coffee table in my cozy front parlor. The present one is certainly not Victorian looking! A friend found me a more oval and slightly smaller - still glass top - but more vintage looking table with very fancy curved legs and antiqued bronze finished. The new table will be a better scale to the room.

Here's a picture of how the room looks presently. The antlers went up earlier this year.

Won't you please come over for some Earl Grey tea and scones?

 
Old 11-19-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I am finally getting rid this weekend of the modern glass top coffee table in my cozy front parlor. The present one is certainly not Victorian looking! A friend found me a more oval and slightly smaller - still glass top - but more vintage looking table with very fancy curved legs and antiqued bronze finished. The new table will be a better scale to the room.

Here's a picture of how the room looks presently. The antlers went up earlier this year.

Won't you please come over for some Earl Grey tea and scones?
Beautiful room. You should get someone to paint a mural inside your fireplace frame..logs and shooting flames around that vent.

Love scones. Every once in a while my supermarket gets some scones in that are to die for.
Today they had them..blueberry scones.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I trust that everyday is enjoying their day.
Hmmm, not really. Snowbound today. Blowing wind & a lot of snow. But the wind is the worst. I didn't dare go anywhere until the sidewalks are shoveled, scared of falling.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Beautiful room. You should get someone to paint a mural inside your fireplace frame..logs and shooting flames around that vent.
Of the three fireplaces in my house the other two are "real" (with fireboxes and chimneys) and this one is merely "ornamental" - it has a vent that hot air come out. It doesn't show in this rather blurry photo but below the mantel it is tiled with off white porcelain tiles lightly brushed with gold ... they were made by Minton in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 10:15 PM
 
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Of the three fireplaces in my house the other two are "real" (with fireboxes and chimneys) and this one is merely "ornamental" - it has a vent that hot air come out. It doesn't show in this rather blurry photo but below the mantel it is tiled with off white porcelain tiles lightly brushed with gold ... they were made by Minton in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Sounds lovely, and I bet it glows in the evening when it reflects the room's lighting!
 
Old 11-20-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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Not in my neighborhood. Real estate prices are hitting the stratosphere. A house very similar to mine (3 floors, 6 bedrooms, c.1900) less than a block up the street is listing at $585,000!
If you think that's stratospheric....

One bedroom, 800 square ft. condo units are going for $600k+ in my building in Miami Beach, and I'm not even in a building that is considered to be high end. A new building is going up about a mile or so north of me with units starting at $2,000,000!
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