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So.........

I have worked my butt off most of my adult life and been able to take care of my mom and my dad. I have built a business and been successful in doing so. I have reinvested in my business to grow it since 2007. I now have an opportunity to buy a home for the first time.

I am in escrow on the worst home in the worst condition in a great neighborhood close to my work.  Is has appraised (unbelievable) for more than what we are buying it for. The but is..... Its basically uninhabitable. Its the eye sore of the neighborhood. 

We will have to move into it at some point, most likely sooner than later to use the current rent funds towards the home.

My plan is to do the tear out of all the drywall, flooring, kitchen etc. Prep the home for a plumber to replumb  in (PEX) and an electrician as the home is wired with aluminum wire and breakers.  I plan on pulling permits for everything. I need to keep the costs as manageable as possible. 

So thats the "what up" with my post.

I dont ask for help. I always give the help. I am going to need some help.

This isnt a flip for us. This will be our home.

LMK if you know a guy, have some guys, if your that guy.

Home is in Costa Mesa.

 

I figure this will take us a year to complete. 

 

Thank you in advance.

 

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29 minutes ago, TheLatinLover said:

Offer RT Knox-JW private jet flights, $500/hr, with full benefits and I’m in.

I think he's pulling all the drywall out, not just the bottom 2 feet....

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10 minutes ago, Realbadlarry said:

I think he's pulling all the drywall out, not just the bottom 2 feet....

You want a taste baldlarry?

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Have you thought about barter work...you probably know a bunch of guys in your business that run those types of businesses....

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Congrats on the purchase!

Give me a call if you get stuck for some kind of trade Erik. I can probably find you what you need. 

Have you had a good home inspector or somebody with good building knowledge put eyes on it to ID any possible surprises beyond what already sounds like a ton of work?

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Just now, Realbadlarry said:

Have you thought about barter work...you probably know a bunch of guys in your business that run those types of businesses....

I have been asking for sure just haven't landed anything yet.

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15 minutes ago, Spize909 said:

Congrats on the purchase!

Give me a call if you get stuck for some kind of trade Erik. I can probably find you what you need. 

Have you had a good home inspector or somebody with good building knowledge put eyes on it to ID any possible surprises beyond what already sounds like a ton of work?

Yes, the home inspection has been done and showed us the plumbing issues and the aluminum wiring issues.  I expect to find some water damage in a wall next to the back slider.  

Home has it's original wood shake roof from 1970 as well. 

Lots to do consider and do .

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Congrats. Hope the neighbors are reasonable and understand the oncoming construction that will increase their property values in the long run. Be cool to take some before, during, and after pics.  Fun fun fun.

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22 minutes ago, basketcase said:

Congrats. Hope the neighbors are reasonable and understand the oncoming construction that will increase their property values in the long run. Be cool to take some before, during, and after pics.  Fun fun fun.

Met the neighbor next door. They are very happy we are moving in.  They know it will get worse before it gets better.

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Congrats GM.  If you were in AZ we found a couple of guys that do it all...

I was asked if they used chalk lines to set our tile.  The answer is no, they use a laser...

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Finally you've become someone! Attaboy GM. Peace

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@Grease Monkey lets see some before pictures

 

7 hours ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

The answer is no, they use a laser...

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I am down for what ever skills I can offer..

 

I will be down there next week, let's look at is and come up with a plan of action

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If I can make a suggestion / Do the Garage  FIRST

I mean / Lights / Finish / Tools / Everything!!!  It makes EVERYTHING else go 10X smoother!!!!

People rarely do this but  having the tools / garage and workshop done makes all the stuff you do go soo much easier!!!

Have @Stugots do the floor!!!! 100% a game changer!!!!

 

My 2 cents

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I am a  Licensed  general contractor In Costa Mesa. I can take a look and help you out with trades / labor as needed. I will send you a Dm.

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Congratulations. 
I can help with the demo. I have my own sledge hammer and will wear my “work “ flip flops. 

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I hear original shake single roof and immediately think termites. (I hope it's not skip sheathing underneath there)

When you're ready to tackle that project (fumigation), give me a shout, I'll get you hooked up.👍

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7 hours ago, LegitDuner said:

I hear original shake single roof and immediately think termites. (I hope it's not skip sheathing underneath there)

When you're ready to tackle that project (fumigation), give me a shout, I'll get you hooked up.👍

It is skip sheathing. The roof is going to be expensive and should be the first thing we do. We are not in a fire zone so we are lucky enough to get home owners ins. But the roof is shot. We closed the garage door and made it dark. Took a look from the inside up at the roof during the day and it was like seeing stars at night. Hundreds of holes.

There is some termite damage at some exposed rafters. Mostly corners. But that's what we can see.  It's a 1970 built home and is one of the reasons we are going to dive in. 

Sweat equity.

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Funny enough, the home inspection team said I should stack and bundle the shakes from the roof and sell them. I can't imagine 50 year old shake shingles being valuable. 

Enlighten me on this if you know.

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42 minutes ago, Grease Monkey said:

Funny enough, the home inspection team said I should stack and bundle the shakes from the roof and sell them. I can't imagine 50 year old shake shingles being valuable. 

Enlighten me on this if you know.

you'd be surprised what people buy and what they use that stuff for.

there's a place here in okc that builds these brackets to keep your wood gate from sagging. I needed about 6 and when i went to pick them up, they had hundreds and hundreds of old crappy fence panels. they found a use for the old weathered wood, picture frames, no cost in material and sell them like crazy online.

they have a team that does nothing but tear them apart and cut them to size. but he said they have had to pay for them before when supply kinda ran out just to keep up with demand.

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6 hours ago, Grease Monkey said:

It is skip sheathing. The roof is going to be expensive and should be the first thing we do. We are not in a fire zone so we are lucky enough to get home owners ins. But the roof is shot. We closed the garage door and made it dark. Took a look from the inside up at the roof during the day and it was like seeing stars at night. Hundreds of holes.

There is some termite damage at some exposed rafters. Mostly corners. But that's what we can see.  It's a 1970 built home and is one of the reasons we are going to dive in. 

Sweat equity.

Ohh man. That's a bummer but at least you know what you're getting in to. Depending on what roof you put on it'll be 20-25k on the lower end.. at least here in San Diego.I 'd bring a demo crew in to strip it and then let the roofers have it from there. I don't ever hear about people recycling shingle roofs but then again I hardly run into them anymore. Might be worth putting a feeler out and see if someone will come strip it for the wood!!

If you do end up wanting to do a fumigation, do it after every last piece of new wood is in that house, including cabinets. New lumber these days is full of wood pests now, they don't kiln dry them anymore.

 Sounds like a fun project, I would take a house like that any day of the week for the right price. I inspect so many flipper houses and know that they're going to be doing major repairs in the next 5 years. Lipstick on a pig is an understatement on some of these things.

Get'er done!! 👍

 

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1 hour ago, LegitDuner said:

Ohh man. That's a bummer but at least you know what you're getting in to. Depending on what roof you put on it'll be 20-25k on the lower end.. at least here in San Diego.I 'd bring a demo crew in to strip it and then let the roofers have it from there. I don't ever hear about people recycling shingle roofs but then again I hardly run into them anymore. Might be worth putting a feeler out and see if someone will come strip it for the wood!!

If you do end up wanting to do a fumigation, do it after every last piece of new wood is in that house, including cabinets. New lumber these days is full of wood pests now, they don't kiln dry them anymore.

 Sounds like a fun project, I would take a house like that any day of the week for the right price. I inspect so many flipper houses and know that they're going to be doing major repairs in the next 5 years. Lipstick on a pig is an understatement on some of these things.

Get'er done!! 👍

 

I would never buy a flip house for that very reason. Flippers are more focused on trendy cosmetics like a fancy faucet, tile backsplash or “Luxury” vinyl plank flooring, but all the cheaper stuff, not the good stuff. But then they leave crappy windows, poor insulation, epoxy coat the fiberglass tub that will come off in a year. If a flipper puts a roof on, its going to be the cheapest lowest quality material they can get. Total lipstick on a Pig! 

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