House Hunt: April 2008 Archives


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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.

Looking from the front of the house to the back.

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

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

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

Back of the house.

Looking toward the front.

Stairs to the 2nd floor.

2nd floor looking front.

2nd floor looking back.

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

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.


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:
1st floor.jpg

Second Floor:
2nd floor.jpg

And Possible third Floor (if we can afford to build it because it does not exist):
3rd floor.jpg

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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