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how to fix this ceiling

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by samiam, 5th Aug, 2016.

  1. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    Ha, love it :cool:
    How long is a piece of string :confused:

    Ok, sorry, had to do it:)

    Love the house, wish I had the dollars for it, REALLY o_O Want dibs on it (even with the railway out back)
    So much potential to return to former glory/flip ;)


    Yes, bathroom has a distinct lack of ventilation, sugar soap, and paint with mould resistant paint.
    (Doesn't help that the occupants have had no regard for keeping the water "in the Bath" :mad:)

    Lounge/other room corner, am guessing leaking valley between front gables = roof repair.

    In general though, I'd say the whole place suffers badly from a lack of ventilation under the house :rolleyes:
     
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  3. samiam

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    Thanks! I am thinking of roof leakage in the lounge room. Backing rails is no go for me but yes it's got potentials
     
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    Mine's 6m, not sure about yours ;)

    Is there a picture missing as a demonstration of what we're talking about?
    Could be as easy as scraping back the paint. Maybe replacing the gyprock in the ceiling. If there's a leak, that's another issue to consider.
     
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    Whoa 6m :confused:
    Mine is no where near that :(
    #compensate/for inadequacy :rolleyes:


    Click the "spoiler: here" link in the OP
    Links to auction page.

    Get it for 300 or less, then repair or reno
    There are several other houses in the street same side for sale into the 400s, the one with the "so called unit" doesn't even have a side drive !
    Next st over they are 500 and up (renovated)
    Makes this a good buy
     
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    My thoughts exactly! It's not worth it if it's too much over 300, numbers make sense at sub 300 but won't get that. B&P could identify more? But who's going to pay B&P for this :rolleyes:
     
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    Could be a good buy, but block is only 438m2.
    How big are the blocks the next street over?
     
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    I really like the location of the wood burning stove/heater :p
    Much thought went into that :D
     
  9. samiam

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    @Stoffo - it went at $375! I didn't bid but just watching. Gee I don't think they will make much profit...
     
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    :eek:
    Must be someone looking to OO, and reno when they can.
    Auctions can go either way.
    Generally i try to avoid them ;)
    Go in early and make a low ball offer (in this case 300):cool:
    Then if still required go back with an offer toward the profit limit (say $320k ):rolleyes:
    Otherwise walk.....:p
    There is probably still a good marging in it for a hands on renovator with local contacts to live in reno, looking at the area, there is some money to be made if the market steadies.
    (but too far away for me currently)
     
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    How big is the ceiling that needs repairing ?
     
  12. Tim86

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    That would be from a leaking roof.

    Would need to see roof to figure out cost of repair.
     
  13. Azazel

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    That's what I was thinking.
    You might fix the ceiling up, but have it happen again over time when there's a lot of rain.
     
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  14. islawright

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    Definitely a roof issue. Our property in Darwin looked almost identical when we bought it. Great location, and good price sealed the deal for us. One mistake - bad roof repair estimate. We thought it would be a quick repair, ended up cashing out 100 Kermits. So even if you are just window shopping I suggest doing some roof repair calculations, it can influence your final decision quite a lot.
     
  15. Joynz

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    Do you mean the repair cost $100,000?