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Nov
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comment How do I safely place an extension ladder on an uneven surface?
While the last homeowner told us he did it from the roof, the pitch is steep enough that it's actually more comfortable going up the ladder (although there is a section of the house where a deck makes it only about a 7 foot climb to the roof).
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Nov
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comment How do I safely place an extension ladder on an uneven surface?
@Tester101 - maybe I should ask a separate question, but I'd love to hear why (we actually ended up doing it by hand)
Nov
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comment How do I safely place an extension ladder on an uneven surface?
@DA01 - all the neighbors have leaf blowers (it's a very wooded neighborhood), so I'm not sure that using rakes on the leaves and our hands to scoop junk out of the gutters will make us better neighbors in this case.
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Mar
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comment Adding Insulation to Exterior Walls
Thanks @ChrisF. I did more research and learned that there is 1" of furring between the concrete and the plaster - not sure if that is enough of a cavity. I'll look forward to the inspection for more info.
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accepted Where do I begin finding estimates for problems with my potential first home?
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comment Where do I begin finding estimates for problems with my potential first home?
this particular realtor is fairly trustworthy (actively points out flaws in houses so that we don't go throwing away our money, found most of the issues in the list above and isn't pushing us to make an offer at all), but in general I understand your point.
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comment Where do I begin finding estimates for problems with my potential first home?
@Joe - unlike any other agent I've met, this Realtor is interested in getting us a house where our money is wisely spent, so I'm not too concerned about his motives (family friend). What I'm trying to find out now is the repair costs so, if we so choose, we can offer budget - repair costs (our closing costs are separate in my budgeting mind, as I've got a bunch of little funds that won't go into down payment) as the house price. I need to know how to get the repair cost estimate. That's the point of this question. Thanks!
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Aug
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comment Where do I begin finding estimates for problems with my potential first home?
@Tester101 - thanks. I assume a home inspector turns up the "not allowed to live here" problems?
Aug
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comment Where do I begin finding estimates for problems with my potential first home?
@auujay - my Realtor has done that with one buyer he's worked with. He said it back-fired in that someone else put in a contract before the inspection. Some form of contingency like you mentioned might be an option, though.
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