House Hunt: April 2008 Archives

Contractors

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We have it limited to three contractors (possible four) for our house renovation. We have:


  • The Jenson Brothers (Did some work for a partner)

  • Willy Arroyo (The husband of a co-worker of Kristen)

  • P and P builders (Just got them today :))

  • The Levine group (maybe if they get back to us)

Now they have till next Friday to get us their estimates...

House Pictures

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Here are some pictures from the inside of our house.

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Looking from the front of the house to the back.

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Where the Kitchen and 1/2 bath are going to be.

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Hole in the 2nd floor floor where the old bathroom was.

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Hole in the 1st floor floor where the bathroom was, plus a door!!

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Back of the house.

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Looking toward the front.

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Stairs to the 2nd floor.

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2nd floor looking front.

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2nd floor looking back.

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Hole in the 2nd floor floor for the old bathroom, looking down to the 1st floor.

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From the back of the 2nd floor looking front.

We bought a house!

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Well, the house hunt is over for now. We put an offer in last night and have hammered out a deal this afternoon. Now we just have to get a few contractors to bid on the place so it can be repaired, then we can actually get our loan.

I only have a pic of the front right now so that is all I can post. I will put more as I get them.

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It is the cream one in the middle.

Well, I guess I will put the first attempts at floor plans here as well.
First Floor:
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Second Floor:
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And Possible third Floor (if we can afford to build it because it does not exist):
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General Contractors

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My big task this week is to find a general contractor to come look at a house we (Kristen and I) are attempting to buy. The house is located in a great location, about 2-3 blocks from the Columbia Heights metro and all the new shops they are putting in.

We want to get a contractor for the parts that I cannot do which is primarily the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. We might also add a 3rd story so they would help with framing that and enclosing it.

So far I have called about 12 different contractors. They all range from being very nice to over bearing. One that gave me a ball park was waaaaay expensive. But I do have a meeting with another one in a few days so hopefully they will be more promising.

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