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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-09-2011, 10:04 AM
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Posted By eds
Thanks, guys. I'll check the codes, but I don't...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-09-2011, 05:45 AM
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Posted By eds
Yeah, I guess I should just start looking at the...

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 might...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-08-2011, 09:18 AM
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Posted By eds
More good comments. Thanks. First off. Why...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-08-2011, 06:33 AM
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Posted By eds
Hey, no sweat - and thanks for the response. ...

Hey, no sweat - and thanks for the response. Like I said, I'm just trying to start figuring out my options. And I will look into the factors you raise.

A little more background (in the hopes it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-07-2011, 10:58 AM
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Posted By eds
Add on or tear down?

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-16-2009, 07:36 AM
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Posted By eds
Thanks. I'm not a huge fan of inspectors. I...

Thanks. I'm not a huge fan of inspectors. I mean, I know they are better than nothing, but I dislike their express disclaimer of liability for basically anything in their reports. In many...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-14-2009, 11:55 AM
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Posted By eds
Thanks a million, guys! I would have posted...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-14-2009, 07:18 AM
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Posted By eds
Forgot one relevant factor. The structure is...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-13-2009, 02:53 PM
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Posted By eds
Problem cutting through exterior wall?

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...
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