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  1. paloma58

    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    We have a vacation home with an in ground pool. My grandfather put in the first version of the pool almost 60 years ago. It has ALWAYS had a fence, progressively higher as codes changed. Now six feet, plus lock on the gate. My father the lawyer used it as an example of an 'attractive nuisance' and said that legally, as long as you follow all the local laws/codes, anyone circumventing the fence would be trespassing and the owner would not be responsible for any tragedies. Tho, to hedge our bets, we have an additional insurance rider for the pool on our homeowner's insurance
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    Small Talk: Sell Hi

    Aguabella, your timing is perfect! The closing on my condo sale was this past Monday. No snags except my mortgage company misdated the payoff letter so they owe me some money when they refund what I have in escrow. Weird to realize I am no longer a city girl, but I will not miss the city problems. Overall, I was lucky. My buyer was responsible, has great credit and did everything in a timely manner. She even beat me to the gas and electric companies to change the service. I hope she has as great an experience living there as I did, while I enjoy all those lovely zeroes in my bank account!
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    Who's got questions?

    Yes, that was the 'code' before everyone became so fascinated with baby bump watch.....
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    Who's got questions?

    And,that far back, were pending pregnancies even announced? Wasn't it something along the lines of HRH so and so is withdrawing from public appearances for the next xx months? And then the birth would be announced?
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    Small Talk: Sell Hi

    Thanks, DTS!
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    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    My Shu...puma lions? Cannot be what I first thought, can it? Tho, the puma lions if actually puma/mountain lions, would certainly enough the chicken buffet... 1 My Shu...puma lions? Cannot be what I first thought, can it? Tho, the puma lions if actually puma/mountain lions, would certainly enough the chicken buffet... 1
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    Small Talk: Sell Hi

    Hi all ~~. Not sure where I posted originally, but I am the one who put her Chicago Lincoln Square condo up for sale in January. Happy to report I have a buyer and if there are no sunken obstacles, I will be mortgage free in about 6 weeks. It was an anxious time for me as quite a few of the people who viewed the property turned up their noses at my non central air and non in-unit laundry lovely vintage condo. The new owner seems lovely, if Google can be believed and I am showing my age when I say I am a bit disturbed how easy it is to find someone online. I hope all goes well and that she is as happy as I was, living there
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    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    That would have been a great question. I should have thought of it. He did say that talking about his cases is a help, but that he does not sleep well. He also said it took him 2 years to become a nicer person after retiring. His wife noticed it one day and brought it to his attention that he was back to the guy she used to know. The scene in City of Fear where he comes home covered in blood and scares the shit out of Kathy happened quite a few times. He said his dry cleaner hated him and he had a friend who sold suits and Joe would go at the end of each season and get a great deal on the suits that did not sell. He would buy a dozen at a time, knowing he would trash most of them. He said that is the reason Homicide cops wear cheap suits
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    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Am I the only one bothered by how different PW is on TV versus her blog. She was delightfully snarky when I first found her blog, and she is ghastly on her show. And then her blog had some recipe that she unapologetically dumped a can of cream of celery soup into something. What happened to making bechamel? It is not that hard. So much combining, so little cooking..sorry for the digression
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    House Hunters Renovation: Tool Time!

    Thanks, sheetmoss. I will tune in. Aguabella, my realtor did not think the appliances would be an issue, since everything I did was done with the style and tenor of the building. The stager also liked what I had done. I have never cleaned as much in my life. Fortunately, I have a wonderful, supportive Energizer Bunny of a sister who did 80% of the painting, etc. Every time she left my house, her car was full of stuff to go to the shelter, Amvets,etc. She'd hold something up and give me 10 seconds to close.... Keep, toss,donate. And I had to had to have a good reason for the keeps. I could not have done it w/o her. She is even storing stuff in her garage for me. She is a keeper. I just took her on a cruise to thank her!
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    House Hunters Renovation: Tool Time!

    No problem using my situation as an example. Yes, I did some reno/upgrades along the way. Kitchen and bath remodel. Place came w hardwood floors, replaced white appliances w new whie appliances and since the countertops I wanted I could only find in granite, a semi Holy Trinity. But I also kept in mind that the building is almost 100 years old, so stainless appliances were not even considered. And I hate stainless anyway. I really wish I could just pickup and relocate the unit....
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    House Hunters Renovation: Tool Time!

    I am trying to find the Chicago episode, especially since they were in Lincoln Square. I have lived there almost 20 years....actually just put my condo on the market. When I bought in 1996, the neighborhood was just starting to be renovated. Don't want to say gentrified, since LS was full of great homes, not exactly well tended - think gramma and gramps having lived in the house for 50 years. Anyway, my new condo (apt building conversion) fellow owners were laughed at by the long time neighbors, since we were 'overpaying'. Well, if I get my asking price, I will realize close to 200% profit. Not bragging, just confirming the area is hot I am trying to find the Chicago episode, especially since they were in Lincoln Square. I have lived there almost 20 years....actually just put my condo on the market. When I bought in 1996, the neighborhood was just starting to be renovated. Don't want to say gentrified, since LS was full of great homes, not exactly well tended - think gramma and gramps having lived in the house for 50 years. Anyway, my new condo (apt building conversion) fellow owners were laughed at by the long time neighbors, since we were 'overpaying'. Well, if I get my asking price, I will realize close to 200% profit. Not bragging, just confirming the area is hot
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    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Carl said he does not smoke IRL.
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    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Carl was responding to a question about how he got the part. Saw the casting notice and said his wife ultimately convinced him to make the drive to LA on the chance of being selected for the pilot. I wonder about the other candidates, since the Kenda portrayal you see is pretty much all Carl. Never seen him in anything else, but not stretching his abilities too much
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