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    I'm a New Home Owner!!

    Hey everyone. Seems like I'm joining the ranks with tons of other around here in terms of getting a new place. I closed on the 15th of December on my very own brand new home.

    It's a tri-level with a basement, so it's effectively considered a quad. 1800 square feet finished, with the lower level and basement unfinished. There's no garage yet (another way to save money). Once completely finished, I'll add on about another 1000 square feet to the livable area (not including basement).

    Plans for the new year are to get the driveway poured (concrete) asap, in the spring. Following that will be a detached garage, followed by finishing the lower level.

    This is what $190K (no money down) will get you in the Chicago Suburbs these days. Price has already started to go up on my model, and it was the cheapest one my developer offered. I did get a bunch of small options which add up quick.



    It's my first home, and definately a starter home. I'm not expecting to settle here, just using it to build up some equity. I'll be moving onto my next home in 2 - 3 years. Great thing about my place is that it's 100% BRAND NEW!



    1 Year warranty comes with the place too, which is nice. Before my new appliances were installed:





    This home would have been about $30k-$40k more if I had them finish the lower level and add their standard garage. Obviously I can do this for a lot cheaper.



    Sweat equity was done by me in order to cover the down payment (no money down). Put in a couple weekends and save thousands. So, this house is the reason the site hasn't been updated in a month (www.mobile-effects.com).

    So what do you guys think?
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    looks sweet! when are you gonna invite me over? ill bring an xbox or something if yo have a tv lol jp. what suburb did you get it in?
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    haha, that's cool. Who knows, maybe I'll opt to put a bar in the basement and have some car meets at my place. I'm in Joliet.
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    no way dude. im in orland. only like 15 minutes away! congrats on the new crib man!
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    Joliet is a nice area. I visit there every summer for the drags. I stay in Darien (sp?) and we have a blast. Chi Town is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much nicer than Detroit.

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    That's cool, I've been thinking about hosting a carputer meet at the raceway. Or, just meeting up at one of the main events at the raceway. That might be cool
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    sounds good. I will be in town June 10-12

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    W00T!!!!

    Congratulations, man. Isn't it the best and yet the scariest feeling when you're actually signing your life away? Anyway, I'm sure you'll be really happy there. How much land came with it?
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    thought you needed a 3rd boobie avatar in this thread!

    nice one bud. Looks sweet. Just wish we could get things for that money over here. My 1 bed flat cost me over $250k :s

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    nice digs, ya know, you can still get 2K square feet here for a hundred grand.
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