By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM
Good! Sure as **** as soon as you rent it something like a hot water heater or furnace would go :) Once you get a profesional inspection report, would also advise spending the money for an appraiser to see where you stand and talk to him or her that if you fixed this or that, what difference would it make in appraisal value Of course any sale would involve another apprasal and comps in the area but would help a lot of you had one already in terms of knowing what to ask for,
By beckysdad on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:12 PM
The agent must have painted a pretty bleak picture for the sale if they were that interested in renting. I think that's awesome news that you're headed to see your sister for the holiday. I know you want to see her and Chuck really deserves the time away. I'm sure he'll enjoy seeing her as well but just being out of town will be a great break. That's pretty smart having your cell phone number hidden from his siblings. I did go see the Hobbit today. It was quite good and seeing it in 3D added something to it as well. It took a little getting used to right at first. There were some scenes with falling debris that responded to 3D quite well.
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Now that I had a chance to ED. I would go for the sale as a fixer upper if need be. Just do the minmum needed to get a decent sale You do not want to get involved in a rental. For one thing, any probles will have to be handled by Chuck and renters will have no problem complaining about whatever isn;t working right ANd there likely will be problems. And the headache of rentals for tx purpose. Which is bad enough if jus one person owns it But tring to split everything so many ways. Who ges the tax write off?; any repair bills will also hae to be prorted to each person etc. ZenKitteh sez, get rid of it!
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM
Back to an earlier msg. We were worried about crowds also, but they had it showing in 3 different theaters,. One standard, one 3D and the IMAX That was at 10:15 and we practically had the theater to ourselves, Too early for a lot of people especially the kids that are on vacation now. So pick an early one and have a nice lunch after. I do get irrittated at all the dang commrcial they have now before the trailers and then finally the movie One could get there 15 minutes late and still see the movie
By beckysdad on Dec 19, 2014 at 7:34 AM
Interesting that a real estate agent would recommend something other than a sale. A display of something other than self-interest...it's a christmas miracle! The finance side of me would want to run the numbers to see what the return on investment would be on the cash flow of renting it against the anticipated proceeds. Of course there's always a spreadsheet answer and a real world answer. The hassle of Chuck having to rent it out would weigh heavily against whatever spreadsheet results there are. I wonder how BILIdaho would feel about the rental option if Chuck indicated he'd consider it so long as he was able to take 10% of the rent as his management fee like a professional manager would. choke...gasp...retch... you mean you won't do it for free? I'm going to slip off to see the Hobbit this morning in IMAX 3D like Syl did. It should be interesting.
By beckysdad on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM
No rain today but we'll get more overnight and tomorrow. I took advantage of the dry day to mow the lawns and get Becky out for a run over at the park. The park came after me getting my hair cut and a quick trip to the grocery store. We had the last day of school before vacation today. We did Khan for most of the period but reserved the last 10-15 minutes to show Becky videos. Totally plausible that Idaho hasn't heard back from the real estate agent as we know they're never anxious to get a listing. Grrr... While it would be best if everyone rowed in the same direction at least you're not getting everyone rowing in opposite directions. Someone is going to have to seize control of that to move things forward. The sad thing is once someone does the others will suddenly get passionate about it. At least that will flush out people's objections and ideas. I'd imagine selling the place is a somewhat daunting task so I can kinda understand the reluctance to wade in. Still, I'd think contacting an agent or two to devise a game plan shouldn't be THAT much trouble.
By Sylviag on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:06 AM
Forgot to thank you for your congrats! Woo Hoo! Never had 2 on the main FP at the same time. ED and I picture your visiting crew aimlessly dirifting around on a boat waving at people on the shore. Glad the $ convos hae been left behind I don't have much faith they will figure out the hosue - being in the middle of the lake and all. LOL Supposed to snow tonight so today wuld be the day to go out. When Bryan gets up (yes he is still in bed ) I am hoping to convince him to go to an early showing of the 3D IMAX movie of the last Hobbit installment and then out to a late lunch.
By beckysdad on Dec 18, 2014 at 5:42 AM
I meant Christmas invasion but perhaps that's even optimistic. I can only hope that somehow the siblings find a way to row in the same direction. Determining what that direction ought to be can't be easy. Have they been in contact with a realtor to offer some guidance? Yeah, I thought by telling Mom not to open those packages that I was covered but she's so firmly rooted in running everything there I should have anticipated this. I'm not faulting her as she's really had to step up and has done a great job handling everything. It's still manageable but her plate is full. Toasted turkey and swiss sounds pretty good, especially on a chilly night. The chicken turned out quite well. It was the juiciest and most evenly done chicken I've cooked. The skin could have been just a tad crispier but it all worked well. The last of my cookies were consumed on Tuesday night...way yummy. What a great treat.
By beckysdad on Dec 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM
I was thinking this morning that the upside to your situation is that this is likely the last time you'll have to put up with the in-law invasion. Were you worried when you put that term in your search engine? It's on the grill now. I got a late start as my to do list was different than I expected. Dad and I wrapped presents for Mom. Only two of three of them did she see in advance. I told her and told Dad that she wasn't to open packages because we ordered stuff on-line. Dad forgot that instruction...and that we even bought stuff. So Mom saw her ornament and two knives. But the mugs with the great-granddaughters on there will be a surprise. Sigh...The ornament turned out well. So Dad and I sat down to wrap gifts. I did the wrapping he made out the tags. I looked after two and saw that they said to Mom from Dave...rather than Dad....again sigh...it's all fixed up now though. Next year we'll have them shipped to my place instead. What did you scrounge up for dinner?
By beckysdad on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM
No need to build a raft of my own but I'm keeping Noah on speed dial. There are rumors he's been spotted in the neighborhood. Yeah, we're having record setting rain and we almost have an idea what other folks deal with regularly. It's given me new perspective. I've long had the fantasy of living in Western Oregon between Eugene and Grants Pass somewhere. I know all about the rain there and always felt that rain doesn't bother me. Of course that might be because I don't experience it on a regular basis. They get between 2 and three times as much rain as here and have the about that same multiple of rainy days. This brief period of wetness we have here gives me a greater appreciation for what it means living there. Of course they get incredibly green and lush landscapes to go along with it. I figure it's worth it. That's good that the phone calls have turned more towards productive topics that might actually move things forward. They're still likely plenty frustrating though. One added benefit to wrapping up the estate is I suspect that will dramatically decrease the number of visits. That has its own motivations. I will visit the folks this afternoon. I'm going to spatchcock a chicken and use a charcoal grill to cook it this time. I tried that on a turkey with mixed results. It should work much better with a chicken as the size will be much more conducive to that approach.
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