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I wish I was allowed to own chickens frown.gif
post #1487 of 2443
Do they eat scorpions?
post #1488 of 2443
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Seller lied on the disclosure statement and didn't check the scorpion box. I'm averaging one in the house per month.

Also I hate owning a home and wish I had actually given it some thought before buying. Huge mistake, now I'm stuck for a while.

call a real exterminator if you hate them so much.
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The house hate is unrelated to the scorpions.I'm not in a position in my life that I should have bought a house, but I gave it near zero thought before doing so. My mistake. These are just an annoyance.
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Do they eat scorpions?

Yup, and crickets, which are scorpion food.
post #1490 of 2443
If you hate owning a house then consider selling it, even if it means somewhat of a loss. You will have a lot of out of pocket expenses just owning it much less maintaining it. The RE market has been on an increase nationwide but in a year or two when interest rates rise, then what will it be worth? How hard will it be to resell?
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Scorpions aren't the worst thing (unless you have an infant). I had them in my house in TX and a guy came out and compressed dust into the walls for about $150 and they were all dead within a week or so. If you want it done right, hire someone who does it for a living. I battled them for almost a year before giving in.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

The house hate is unrelated to the scorpions.I'm not in a position in my life that I should have bought a house, but I gave it near zero thought before doing so. My mistake. These are just an annoyance.
Yup, and crickets, which are scorpion food.

 

How do you make a decision to buy a house, if it is with a mortgage, without giving it some thought?  

post #1493 of 2443

The "scorpion box"?

 

lefty 

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

I wish I was allowed to own chickens frown.gif

If you own the home, can't you decide for yourself?
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

If you own the home, can't you decide for yourself?

I think some areas have ordinances against roosters. However, as long as you have hens (for eggs, I assume), you should be fine. This is the case where I am as my wife at one point thought about raising a few chickens for eggs.
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No hens in my city.
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Deal closed today, title was recorded!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Now I am teh poorz. Well, not quite yet, but we've got a lot of things on our shopping list in the next few weeks/months.

The roof is not quite done yet as the gutters are not installed. I called escrow and they are holding a portion of the proceeds to pay the roofer upon completion.

Making the big move on Saturday, but taking over fragile/weird stuff all week. In the process of getting new utilities set up/cancelling old ones. Hopefully getting a washer and dryer tonight.

Going to do a few things before we move in - shelf liners etc. Also ripping up the industrial/commercial carpet and vinyl flooring in parts of the house - oak underneath!

Seller is to install some new windows within 15 days of close, and put up a fence within 30 days of close.
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

If you own the home, can't you decide for yourself?

Hardly.

Most neighborhoods (not just those with associations) and cities have rules regarding everything from chickens to keeping bees to paint colors, fencing, solar power...
No - owning your house seldom affords you the freedom you infer.
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Hardly.

Most neighborhoods (not just those with associations) and cities have rules regarding everything from chickens to keeping bees to paint colors, fencing, solar power...
No - owning your house seldom affords you the freedom you infer.

If it didn't work out with my current house, I would have considered buying in the county north of where I am, which is considered rural, and looked into a USDA loan. Nice option for avoiding PMI for those with less than 20% down, lower taxes, and fewer ordinances.
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

Deal closed today, title was recorded!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Now I am teh poorz. Well, not quite yet, but we've got a lot of things on our shopping list in the next few weeks/months.

The roof is not quite done yet as the gutters are not installed. I called escrow and they are holding a portion of the proceeds to pay the roofer upon completion.

Making the big move on Saturday, but taking over fragile/weird stuff all week. In the process of getting new utilities set up/cancelling old ones. Hopefully getting a washer and dryer tonight.

Going to do a few things before we move in - shelf liners etc. Also ripping up the industrial/commercial carpet and vinyl flooring in parts of the house - oak underneath!

Seller is to install some new windows within 15 days of close, and put up a fence within 30 days of close.

The day I closed my balls were aching. Never felt so poor in my life.
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