Subject: roll roof
Is that the bitumen type where all you need for the application is a blowtorch?
Subject: Re: roll roof
Hmm ... perhaps it was a mistake letting my four year old daughter select the paint colors for our house:
(If you can't see the picture, go to http://7.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ktlticvNHl1qz5bxlo1_500.jpg )
heh heh heh
Dirty little Hello Kitty.
My family is finally thinking about buying a house.
Of course, I've never done anything like this before and have no experience about it, so I am asking the UCG community.
What should I ask about? What should I look for?
I remember once a neighbor of my parents telling me to check the basement for radon, but that's only one thing when there must be tons of things to think about.
What are some of the important ones?
<rant rant rant>
hm? I should ask that in the Rant room? I was wondering where to post it, but.. rant?
no. I'm just ranting about the fact that people leave and say they'll be back and then one day it's a whole bunch of years later and they're still not back and they're buying a house and I miss the hell out of you.
Yeah, I did say that. You're right. But look at the bright side, if I buy a house, we'll for SURE buy a house that has at least TWO bathrooms and then when you come to visit you can use our bathroom comfortably without feeling crowded and uncomfortable about the other people who are in the bathroom with you at the same time.
Anyway, we could theoretically one day sell the house and use the money to buy in Israel. Theoretically. If I ever want to move to Israel again.
I have one thing to tell you. I was looking at high schools here. One of the super fancy ones (haredi, of course) that has an excellent reputation... $6000, including dorms.
that's *before* you start talking scholarships.
non-residential are around $3K
In the mean time we want to move into a bigger place now, and we're not ready to move to Israel now, and we're thinking to buy here. Doesn't mean we'll be here forever, I'm not really in love with Monsey either, and the older I get the more I want to move somewhere with a warmer climate. So, maybe Israel.
btw, I've been reading a lot on the diff between renting and buying...
here's an article:
There's a link to a New York Times site that helps calculate the cost of buying vs renting over time.
worth looking at before you sink money into a house... I know you're an accountant and all but still.
A friend of ours will look at it tomorrow and tell us what he thinks.
The inspector will go over lots of different things ... the foundation will be inspected for stability, wood will be inspected for evidence of termite damange, they'll check the wiring and the plumbing and the general safety of the house, they'll tell you how long it will be before you can expect to have to spend money replacing things like the roof, the furnace, etc.
It's money well spent. And that's coming from someone who is both handy and frugal.