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venividivicibj

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Heard a stat on bloomberg that 30%+ of people have lived in their houses for more than 20 years - up from about 15% 10 years ago. People just aren't selling.

From ~a year ago: Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin.
 

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This is definitely me today.

The upstairs bathroom vanity had gross pitted chrome hardware. Yesterday I finally got around to replacing it with satin nickel hardware to match the rest of the fixtures. It is making me unreasonably happy (even happier than replacing the showerhead which was a plastic Home Depot special and nearly worthless).

Maybe it's a matter of getting the old homeowner's stink off the place.
Nice. Funny how the little cosmetic items can go a long way. They add up too...

I like the previous owners of my place less and less. Pretty sure 2 owners ago a lot of good quality updates were done and the last owners did nothing positive over 15 year period.
 

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I don't care what anyone else thinks, this is just quality outside-the-box problem solving right here.
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I mean, to be fair, depending on height or some sort of disability preventing bending over, this is not that bad of a solution
 

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Heard a stat on bloomberg that 30%+ of people have lived in their houses for more than 20 years - up from about 15% 10 years ago. People just aren't selling.

From ~a year ago: Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin.
I wonder how much of it is that fact that a lot of urban areas are starting to really fill in, making moving out to new builds less appealing.

I've been looking at houses in my area basically since we moved in. I haven't seen a single property that wouldn't make some pretty serious compromises (and our current place is far from perfect). A lot more money, further away, whatever. It makes more sense to just do a serious renovation if we really want to upgrade.
 

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i guess they just built around the old toilet? i wonder if you have to flush in series
 

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I love this one. It's like it was done specifically to drive someone with OCD spiralling into madness.
I should get a picture of my uncle's kitchen. The previous owners installed a bunch of pot lights in a long galley style kitchen, but absolutely none of them line up.

It's maddening.
 

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