Last Activity:03-10-2011 6:43 AM
Posted in thread: Add on or tear down? on 03-09-2011 at 10:04 AM
Thanks, guys. I'll check the codes, but I don't think we'll have a big problem with teardown.
Our desires are for a realtively modest house on a larger lot, so we won't have the issue of
wanting to bu...
Posted in thread: Add on or tear down? on 03-09-2011 at 05:45 AM
Yeah, I guess I should just start looking at the best priced houses as teardowns. I just
wondered, because sometimes I see these MAJOR redos which look so nice... And I thought if it
Posted in thread: Add on or tear down? on 03-08-2011 at 09:18 AM
More good comments. Thanks.First off. Why move at all? Assess what your needs are. You say
downsize. Do you need the difference in price from what you have to what you may end up with
(if any differen...
Posted in thread: Add on or tear down? on 03-08-2011 at 06:33 AM
Boy you ask a lot of questions, I think you have to go down the road a while before you can
answer you own questions. ...I haven't made any easier sorry.Hey, no sweat - and thanks for the
Posted in thread: Add on or tear down? on 03-07-2011 at 10:58 AM
Hi, all!My wife and I live in the Chicago suburbs. Our kids are out of the house and we are
thinking about moving/downsizing, and I was hoping you would be willing to engage me in some
discussion of s...
Posted in thread: Problem cutting through exterior wall? on 01-16-2009 at 07:36 AM
It's definitely a great idea to have a contractor walk through the house with you. . . . If you
hire an experience contractor he/she may see things the inspector has missed or reinforce
things the ins...
Posted in thread: Problem cutting through exterior wall? on 01-14-2009 at 11:55 AM
Thanks a million, guys!I would have posted a link to exterior pics, but am unable to as a
newbie.Your posts give me some good ideas of things to look for when/if we look at this house.
I can imagine m...
Posted in thread: Problem cutting through exterior wall? on 01-14-2009 at 07:18 AM
Forgot one relevant factor. The structure is woodframe rather than brick, which I suspect would
make piercing the exterior wall simpler. It was built @ 1915.
Posted in thread: Problem cutting through exterior wall? on 01-13-2009 at 02:53 PM
We wouldn't be DIY this, but I was hoping someone might be able to let me know if this is
doable.My wife and I are wondering whether a particular house might serve our purposes with a
couple of change...
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