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This story seems relevant:

My wife and I got into an argument about how to calculate how much money we invested in the house before we sold it. In my mind, doing things that I used, wanted, and fully depreciated shouldn't count. For example, I always replace toilets day one. ALWAYS. I like a particular style, height, and comfort level while the kids are at the pool and I always buy the exact same toilet (Kohler Cimaron. I have bought a grand total of 11 over 3 houses, and will be buying 3 more as soon as the new one closes)

She thinks that is a capital improvement, I think it is a cost of living. We got into an argument, I suggested we write into the contract that we get to take the toilets with us to which she replied with an eyeroll and a "God you irritate me somedays. You are such an ass" and the conversation ended

I feel like I won, but leave it to you, the Jury
Thinking of idfnl bragging about his bidets
 

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Toto > Kohler.

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Looking to buy my first house. I'm intending on renting it out and living elsewhere. Going to offer cash. Any general advice? Things I should ask the realtor when I see it in person? How much under asking price is acceptable to offer?
 

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Looking to buy my first house. I'm intending on renting it out and living elsewhere. Going to offer cash. Any general advice? Things I should ask the realtor when I see it in person? How much under asking price is acceptable to offer?
If you’re going to be making a huge cash investment in a RE market, you should know the answer to these questions. Like, personally and intimately.
 

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Depending on your market you might need to ask, "How much over asking price is acceptable to offer?"
 

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That is fair. But can one on this forum really be bragging about a 199 dollar toilet from lowes?
Maybe. But that brag post has to include Tom Ford toilet paper (or maybe just reusable toilet paper made from Tom Ford shirts).
 

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When we sold our house, we thought about our "return" from purchase to sales price. Mixed in there were wear and tear items that I wouldn't count against such as new HVAC, repiping, and other items. It is just the cost of owning the home.

You get to understand what people value when selling a house and it is never what you thought people would look at. Random scuff mark on the floor? Someone will care. Lighting in a certain room? Some people won't notice unless you point it out.
 

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