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Ivan Reyes
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Sarah Jane Dean commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"First of all, you are wished a speedy recovery from the surgery. About the neighborhood, we had a similiar experience as urban pioneers in Allentown, pa. We were able to bond with some of the older residents, and they were glad to see new people…"
Jul 13, 2010
Ivan Reyes commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"Well its been a little slow going after having to go in for back surgery. First thing will be to put a tarp on the front portion of the house. This weekend we'll be boarding up the 1st floor windows and puuting the tarp on. The house is in…"
Jul 13, 2010
Sarah Jane Dean commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"Well, how is the project going, we are all waiting to see what you 2 have been up to ?? Please dont wait untill it's done to let us see. Wishing you smooth sailing !"
Jul 1, 2010
Clare Alexander commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"What neighborhood is your house in? I used to live in Birmingham, on Southside...I remember there being two white houses across from Rhodes Park in similar condition, and I always wished someone would swoop in and save them. I don't think this…"
Jul 1, 2010
Red Queen commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"Wow! Your house has so much potential - best of luck with your renovation! It looks like a lot of work, but a lot of fun to make this place your own. Keep us posted!! -Carrie"
Jun 30, 2010
Catherine Brooks commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"Regardless if you do the demo yourselves or hire a contractor, use lead-safe work practices with all that old lead paint! It is dangerous work. Read www.epa.gov/lead. EPA now has a law requiring contractors to be RRP Certified (Renovation, Repair,…"
Jun 18, 2010
Martin commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"good luck and keep us posted!! The house looks like it will be great when you are done. We have been working on ours for over a year now, and still haven't fully moved in yet :)"
Jun 12, 2010
Sarah Jane Dean commented on Ivan Reyes's blog post Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.
"Wow what an interesting house with huge potential !!! I'm sure you will make it amazing. Good luck and keep us all posted !!!"
Jun 4, 2010
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Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.

So my partner and I just bought this 100 year old four-square house in Birmingham Alabama. It might be older because we saw some records that stated it was built in 1905. Anyhow, we've been living here for about 3 years now (originally from NY) and this is one of the first old houses we saw in this transitioning neighborhood.Well now its ours...and now the fun begins. It was built by the prominent owner of the Alabama Coffin and Casket Company (this reno should be very interesting). It's a big…See More
Jun 1, 2010
Ivan Reyes posted a blog post

Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.

So my partner and I just bought this 100 year old four-square house in Birmingham Alabama. It might be older because we saw some records that stated it was built in 1905. Anyhow, we've been living here for about 3 years now (originally from NY) and this is one of the first old houses we saw in this transitioning neighborhood.Well now its ours...and now the fun begins. It was built by the prominent owner of the Alabama Coffin and Casket Company (this reno should be very interesting). It's a big…See More
Jun 1, 2010

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Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.

So my partner and I just bought this 100 year old four-square house in Birmingham Alabama. It might be older because we saw some records that stated it was built in 1905. Anyhow, we've been living here for about 3 years now (originally from NY) and this is one of the first old houses we saw in this transitioning neighborhood.



Well now its ours...and now the fun begins. It was built by the prominent owner of the Alabama Coffin and Casket Company (this reno should be very interesting).… Continue

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