Post # 1
I had originally bought a total fixer-upper outright in cash thinking i would have time before the wedding. It was gutted. Well it turns out we dont have the money for it. So i gave it to my dad to use for his rentals since he has more money than i do, and i bought my new beauty! $500 total. And if i didnt mind bumpy floors, its livable! However, i do mind, so me and my FI are going to rip out the old particleboard and lay down new plywood, new tongue-and-groove hardwood, and do some painting, install beadboard in the kitchen, and we have to pay for a water main, but after that we can move in! We will be in before Christmas!
Post # 3
… you purchased a House for $500?
Five hundred dollars? Is that a typo?
If it isn’t, man, is Canada expensive compared to Texas!
Post # 5
Wait, 500 dollars??? And you just gave your other one to your dad? I am really confused by this post, can you explain a little further? I mean, congrats though!!
Post # 6
Really isnt any other explanation. The guy i bought it from thought it was a total waste and only meant for scrapping. Well, its not. Not by a long shot. He charged me $500, no typo. I paid $1500 for the other one, but i just dont have the money to fix it up before the wedding. I do have the money to fix this one up, so it will be our home. I saw no reason to keep the gutted one, my dad can put cheapo materials into it and rent it out, whereas i want the good stuff. Im not happy with plain wood paneling and carpet.
Post # 7
Wow, I am in awe. I would love to see pictures.
Post # 8
Its small enough that cleaning it after working all day wont kill me. Its 990 Sq Ft, 2 bed 2 bath, split floor plan, both walkin closets, needs a little work but its gorgeous to me. Right now, the master bedroom, living room, hallways, and littler bedroom is carpeted in a light grey color; the kitchen is orange linoleum; the bathrooms are this nasty shade of yellow lineoleum. Yuck! Plus seven windows are broken out, so the rain has caused the floors to swell and bow up like little hills.
After we finish it, the living room, kitchen, hallways, and bedrooms will have mahogany wood floors, white paneled walls. The bathrooms will be black and white tile with ivory wallpaper, and the closets will keep the greyish carpet. We have one of each type, a stand up shower stall, a normal bathtub, and a garden tub. The master has this really big vanity, and the front door and door leading into the master bath are framed with stained glass. The living room has exposed wood beams, and a builtin tv stand, and the kitchen has a built in pantry with a bar. I love it!
the best part is, i own it! No rent, no mortgage, nobody can take it from me!
I gotta go out there tonight and take some pictures, ill post them tomorrow. I just had to tell someone besides my family!
Post # 9
Who sells a house for $500? Unreal. But that’s awesome for you! Congrats!
Post # 10
How awesome!! I cannot believe it was $500!! That’s great.
Post # 11
Is it a mobile home? That is the only way I could think of that you were able to get it for such a low price. Congratulations on your home!
Post # 12
…seriously?? thats insane! Is it a dollhouse? lol…I need to see pics! Congrats.
Post # 13
A house for $500? Like an actually structure and the deed to the land?
Post # 14
Wow! I really want to see pictures of a $500 house! Impressive deal!!
Post # 15
sorry, i was moving some flooring into it tonight that my Fiance got for us, and ran out of daylight to take photos, so itll be tomorrow night. But yeah, its a mobile home, the land it is sitting on now is in hawk to a finance company so we werent allowed to build on it. Like i said, the previous owner had his son and his life partner living in it, and they decided it was too hot without a central ac, so they moved out and the father decided the house was a total waste and decided to scrap it. I wanted materials, so i bought it. I couldnt believe how good of shape it was in! The ride over here broke 2 light fixtures but that is easily fixed. the main damage is the windows and floors, so we will definitely be in by christmas. i am so excited! My dad is acting like a kid on christmas morning with my old gutted junk house, lol
Post # 16
ETA: found the new thread!