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dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 19 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

we got in the sunday times today

nothing in quotes is sd's words and they were economical with the truth on the money stuff but they did use a nice selfie of em in overalls

dont waste £2.75 i will sort some decent snaps and a how to guide.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 19 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i recon the money numbers mentioned are a bit confusing , the reality was a little more complex and required a serious interest free cash loan for a year and a decent gift in knowledge, goodwill, labour and materials.
that probably would add about £25k to the costs mentioned in the paper for anyone paying for that stuff.

fair enough the company came up with refurbishment based finance to about half the knackered condition auction value of the house at a cost but there is a lot more to such an operation than a few quid

if my initial assessment had been badly wrong it could have been really bad

the inexperienced reading it might get badly caught out, i knew roughly what we needed to do in ten mins not everyone would have that resource.

anyone considering this route into owning a house should start by recruiting trusted experts in broken houses before they look at an estate agents website or try poking about in the bushes looking for a proper wreck.
and they will need some domestic time /skills to keep the costs down to a sensible level

they do have a nice house though

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 19 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Really looking forward to seeing it DPack.

Surely, a news paper reporting wrong facts? Piers Morgan will be turning in his grave.

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