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Old 04-17-2014, 05:41 PM  
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I am new to house repair circuit. My boyfriend and I decided that we were going to get an investment property. Now we are *almost* the proud owners of a 1940's duplex. Each unit is very small and in need of some TLC. I would love to get some ideas about what we should/could do with the space. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.


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Welcome to the site: Good move if you have the skills and ambition. Hope you are having a good inspection.


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Congratulations on the "almost" new house ... Big step for you and a boyfriend ...

Anyway, there is probably not a single question you could ask that cannot be answered here. Really. If it is too difficult, these guys will just lie and make it up.

Seriously, describe your problem carefully. No question is too silly, really. Provide good detailed pics. And follow the Facebook protocol to use "Like" when people honestly try to help you.

Hmmm ... 1940's house? Testing for lead paint and asbestos? Just asking ...
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As Mr. Villa said, pics are always helpful in describing problems.
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And watch for the shower to get very hot if someone flushes the toilet.
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Congratulations on the "almost" new house ... Big step for you and a boyfriend ...

Anyway, there is probably not a single question you could ask that cannot be answered here. Really. If it is too difficult, these guys will just lie and make it up.

Seriously, describe your problem carefully. No question is too silly, really. Provide good detailed pics. And follow the Facebook protocol to use "Like" when people honestly try to help you.

Hmmm ... 1940's house? Testing for lead paint and asbestos? Just asking ...
Yes it is a big step for us.. The fixer-upper duplex is my idea, but his money. So, this is really HIS project. :-D Hopefully, the next one will be mine.
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Welcome to the site: Good move if you have the skills and ambition. Hope you are having a good inspection.
Ambition.... check! Skills..... ummmm, yeah..... we'll soon find out. :-)
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Think you may want to post this somewhere where more people will see it. You are replying to my "Hello" post.
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Find someone that does fireplaces and have tyhat looked at, it looks a little diy.


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