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    Major buyer's remorse, sick to my stomach, looking for advise

    Thanks for the suggestions. Fake privacy bushes would be great if they existed. However, the only stuff I can find is too small (not high enough) or attaches to a fence which isn't allowed. If you know of anywhere I can get some fake 6 foot tall privacy bushes that would be great but I've...
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    Major buyer's remorse, sick to my stomach, looking for advise

    I did. The inspector said settling cracks are common in AZ. I agree it can be mitigated. He did mention the AC was old but didn't reference the noise in his report. He also missed the non functioning drip system control panel which I had to replace. Not to mention the non functioning...
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    Major buyer's remorse, sick to my stomach, looking for advise

    Sorry for the rant-like post. I do love AZ and the climate. Freeways are wide open and adequate to support the population, unlike Overpopularado. I just wish I chose a different house. Would a quieter variable-speed AC unit really make that much difference with noise if the unit is right...
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    Major buyer's remorse, sick to my stomach, looking for advise

    I just moved from a paid for house in the metro Denver area to a paid for house in the Phoenix area. I feel like I undersold my previous house (even though the appraisal didn't agree) and overpaid for my current house. Redfin says my house was worth some 30k more, at the time I sold it...
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    Hole near house

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    Hole near house

    Does anyone know how this might have happened? I'm in Colorado in the Denver area and wouldn't have thought an animal could have done this. My house was built in 1960. This hole is under my back patio (a concrete slab) right against the house. I have had issues with pooling water but this is...
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    Carpet soaked, now brown spots and foul smell

    Nestor and CyFree, thanks very much for the in depth responses. The smell was just getting worse and worse so I decided to remove the carpet. It is almost totally gone now. The carpet was still drenched underneath even though I thought it was drying out.
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    Carpet soaked, now brown spots and foul smell

    I accidentally left my front sprinklers running all night which resulted in the window well to the basement filling up with water. The water then leaked through the window and soaked part of the carpet. I put a fan on it and it's pretty much dry now after 2 days, but now there are brown spots...
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