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    We'll be out of here as soon as our new house is finished. Sooner if a bunch of cash falls from the sky.

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    In your estimation do you consider the house being built as eventually raising or lowering the value of the house you are currently living in?
    If you think it will go down it might be time to try and make a quick sale
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    The owners said it would make our place worth a lot more. Since the empty hole lowered the values, we can only hope the price goes up.

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    They're still working and it's getting dark, so I just took a snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    The owners said it would make our place worth a lot more. Since the empty hole lowered the values, we can only hope the price goes up.
    "The owners said. . ."; well, that is certainly reassuring. Can they predict weather, Lotto numbers, inflation rates or cost of living too? Rarely will over built custom work [usually not in keeping with local architecture] create an increase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    "The owners said. . ."; well, that is certainly reassuring. Can they predict weather, Lotto numbers, inflation rates or cost of living too? Rarely will over built custom work [usually not in keeping with local architecture] create an increase.
    Unless the area is already strictly custom built homes then by filling a vacant lot which was in all likely hood had been poorly kept then a new addition might in time help property values in a minor way.
    But other than removing a detractor of a vacant lot I wouldn't expect a significant increase. What it will cause though if tighter scrutiny by a perspective buyer for even the most minor of repairs to be done before they or a loan institution inspector will sign off on any home being sold in the area.
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    Ran into a neighbor, she said they can hear the music and singing in their house across the street with all the doors and windows closed. She thinks an empty lot would look better than what this is turning into.

    Here's today's video + some stills.

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    No drone video today, just slides. I added music to bounce it up a bit.


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    I was on the roof cleaning off all the bits of our tree they cut down to make the house. So, these are manual drone pictures...me humming while snapping pictures with my cell phone. I normally don't carry it but haven't been discussing doors with our Russian people so took it with me.

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    I am wondering why there is no seismic hardware in the construction of that house.

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