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Old 07-23-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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my house search is finally over, although i still need to sell my car to cut the bills down...

anyways, its actually a townouse in northfield mn, but its alot nicer than most of the townhouses in the area. its a rambler with a full basement (finished) that is right around 2300-2400 sq feet. (most are 1200-1600 around here) 2 car garage, and the deck overlooks a small pond with walking trails.

i got a really good deal on it because its a forclosure. but the wierd thing about it, is its in mint condition, better than all the lived in places i looked at. last year before it forclosed it was on the market for about a month for 190k, but i got it this year for 165k. a similiar rambler thats actually a little smaller (but 5 years newer, mines a 83) just sold for 198k. the only thing this place needs is a little updating like appliances, light fixtures and paint. but as it sits now its in good condition, it was just a elderly couple that owned it before, so they painted it ugly colors inside.

my closing is supposed to be september 1st....so i dont have any pics to share, but ill post when i move in, got to take some before and afters


oh, and the best part, i just went to bestbuy and bought a 65" mitsubishi tv for $1799, $70 rebate and 24 months no intrest......ive already got a huge 7.1 surround sound system with a 500watt rms jbl studio series sub...this will be the utimate bachelor pad
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Congrats!!!!

Should have a mini-meet over there sometime !
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ill even have a bonneville soon....i got to fix one thing on the alero, take the stereo out then put it up for sale. then im buying my dads 93 ssei for cheap.
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That'* a good choice in car....
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A house, a bonne and a big screen tv, life is tough :P

Good on ya Mikey and good luck with your new home
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Congrats Mikey...good luck with the house, I just bought a place too, so I understand the trials and tribulations..but the payoff is worth it

What happened with the Alero?...maybe shoulda kept the Aurora?
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Grats on the "New" crib...........

Nate says he will bring all of the beer for the next Mn mini meet......
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Grats on the "New" crib...........

Nate says he will bring all of the beer for the next Mn mini meet......
Ya Gordy'* load will be right behind me LOL
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Congrats Mikey...good luck with the house, I just bought a place too, so I understand the trials and tribulations..but the payoff is worth it

What happened with the Alero?...maybe shoulda kept the Aurora?
i know the lady i sold the aurora too, and the guy she sold the aurora to about 3 months ago....im extremely glad i sold it when i did. its had about 6k in repairs since then, at least. can you believe the rear cradle broke on the passenger side?? when they blew a head gasket they didn't have the block timeserted, just threw a new gasket in, so it "looses" anti freeze like crazy, the engines about done....there are TONS of things that broke

alero'* running fine, han't had any real problems with it in the year i had it, just want to cut down the bills. alero'* definatly quicker off the line, but not nearly as much on the highway.
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