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Pulling the trigger on repainting our building. Thank god for the HOA: we’re looking at >$40,000 and I’d hate to have to shell that out on my own. That’s for only 3 walls; we’re semi-detached.

Our building is about 3,500 square feet, in 3 units, so basically equivalent to a single large home. Maintenance costs on a large Victorian in SF are absolutely massive.

Meanwhile we all like to pretend that there’s nothing wrong with our foundation (which is literally crumbling away in places), because we don’t even know where to begin with that one.
 

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I am a bit confused, why is the painting cost so high? I have quotes for my house, 3200sq feet, single family home, and it also has 4 walls, but big and tall, and it is only 14k....

Are they replacing the clapboard too or something? Maybe I should become a san francisco painter in my returement
 

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I am a bit confused, why is the painting cost so high? I have quotes for my house, 3200sq feet, single family home, and it also has 4 walls, but big and tall, and it is only 14k....

Are they replacing the clapboard too or something? Maybe I should become a san francisco painter in my returement
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So, my rot disaster is not as bad as it could be. I had a good contractor who is a friend of mine go look at it and he said 10-15k, probably more like 10. The sellers agreed to cover 5k in closing costs to offset.

I actually plan on tearing out that whole bathroom and adding a bedroom/bathroom to that end, so I'll probably just close up the wall for a few months and pretend I don't know what's inside and then take care of it when I do the remodel.
 

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I am a bit confused, why is the painting cost so high? I have quotes for my house, 3200sq feet, single family home, and it also has 4 walls, but big and tall, and it is only 14k....

Are they replacing the clapboard too or something? Maybe I should become a san francisco painter in my returement
Victorian paint schemes involve multiple colors, lots of fine detail trim work, and in SF, likely a scaffold and netting. Atlas could murder out the paint and maybe save some money on this round, but the darker colors tend to have a shorter lifespan.
 

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I was looking at our HOA documents and it looks like someone faxed a copy to someone else then had them scan it in at such a shitty resolution. My lot has a special call out because it sits in 2 counties but I can't read a damned thing.
 

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Paid property taxes today. Not fun. Was grumbling to the Mrs. and she pointed out that given the price appreciation this year with the COVID exodus, we are probably still about 10% ahead of our carrying cost. Actual cash out the door still feels much realer than potential, unrecognized capital gains.
 

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If I had your money I'd throw mine away.
 

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