Thank you frozenstar, we have been looking at houses for about a year, and up until this one, the asking price was too high for the work to be done, or it was a good price, but someone elses dream home. We did not want to buy an exsisting home that didn't fit what we wanted. When we came across this, it was a good price, (basically we are paying for the land) we decided to go ffor it. The renovations are going to be alot of hard work, we have already had a few injuries, LOL. Steven's pry bar went through a wall too fast and came back and hit him in the forehead, I had to glue it..LOL. Also me a trash can full of wall board had some words as i was falling to the ground and it on top of me.. HAHA. We will be using the zip system I think for the roof. We will eventually go metal, but I think for now we will do shingle, cost wise it will be alittle less expensive and free up some money for other projects. Our main goal is to get the house weater proof, gut it, then start the inside. I agree with everyone about the basement, I think that will be done as we are doing floors.