September 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home

 

Yet another of New England’s early saltbox homes has recently been condemned to teardown in the name of commercialism and historically insensitive…

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Added by John Poole on September 26, 2012 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Is it possible to get another mortgage to buy a house while giving your old house on rent?

The old house owners are planning to apply for another mortgage loan in order to invest in real estate to secure their financial future. They are skeptical whether they can get another mortgage in order to buy a new house while giving their primary home on rent. It is possible to get another mortgage to buy a second home. However, the eligibility criteria set by the mortgage industry to buy a second home is difficult to qualify. You need to provide evidence of your finances in order to prove…

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Added by George Alford on September 25, 2012 at 1:32am — No Comments

What are the steps to change the basement of my old house?

The basements of old houses are often found to be damaged and in this scenario the home owners look for different ways to remodel the basement of their house. Try to focus on the structural problems of the basement in your home. If you fix up the home’s foundation, then it can be beneficial for the house in the long run. You can hire an architect in order to fix the problems of your basement in your home, as it may require detail planning. Therefore, a strong foundation of the house can…

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Added by George Alford on September 20, 2012 at 11:41pm — No Comments

House style

Picture%202.pngWhat do you think is the style of my Victorian house?

Most say it is in the Gothic Victorian style due to the arched windows and front double door and the quoins in the corners.

Added by gary minnick on September 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Knowing the intricacies of buying an old house

The old houses in the neighborhood have seen a sudden increase in demand. They have never been counted among the desirables until a few years ago. Well, things have changed a lot. The old houses that have been lying in neglect for years have managed to draw people’s attention. You can always choose to buy an old house. There’s nothing in this world that will compare to having a magnificent old house as your home.

The inner picture

Don’t let the charms of an old…

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Added by George Alford on September 13, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

Andrew J Kuykendall Home

Looking for someone to purchase and restore this historic four on four greek revival home in Southern Illinois.

Needs some foundation work on west wall, otherwise lathe plaster needs gutted and ready for a restoration.  Reasonably priced at $32,500.  Sits on beautiful half acre lot two blocks from courthouse square.…

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Added by Faith L Haney on September 13, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments

Rebuilding and remodeling your home in the right way

Rebuilding and remodeling your home can help you a lot with improving the value of the home. There are different things too, which you will be required to consider. Other than checking the different home builder guide tips available, you will also be required to consider your affordability. You may have to take out a loan, in order to remodel or rebuild your home. There are various options with regards to this too. If you cannot…

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Added by George Alford on September 12, 2012 at 1:09am — No Comments

First time home buyers: Few important considerations

Everybody has a coveted dream to have their own home. However, under the present fiscal circumstances, turning your dream into reality isn’t an effortless job. For first time home buyers, purchasing a house could be a challenging task, especially because it's alluring to simply go with the very first house that falls in your budget. Buying a home is a fiscal commitment that necessitates a lot of groundwork. Ahead of fixing an appointment with a seller or mortgage lender, prepare a list of…

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Added by George Alford on September 10, 2012 at 12:56am — No Comments

1917 Toilet still up for grabs FREE. Southern Maine

 

I have a simple white Portland Maine toilet that would match your typical claw foot tub and 2 faucet sink from the early 1900's. The potty uses all standard parts and was working when I replaced it with an extended bowl. I had put a gallon jug of water in the tank to save water. The offset is 2 inches farther out than standard, but there is some room for adjustment by replacing the goose neck with a different piece.

Call Lyn at 207-604-0335

Added by lyn joy on September 1, 2012 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

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