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#109113 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 23 February 2018 - 09:48 AM

And.... the seller of our new home accepted our request for concession on some of the required repairs. 




#109083 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 21 February 2018 - 11:43 PM

So, the buyer did their inspection on our current home today and this evening they accepted the property. So one way or the other we're moving.


For the new home, our option period ends Friday.  We have a few things to discuss but I think it's going to happen!

#109051 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 19 February 2018 - 08:37 PM

The house needs some updating, particularly on the electrical system and windows (original windows, mostly painted shut), but overall it's in good shape for a house 60+ years old.

#109038 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 19 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

The inspection on the house we're selling was supposed to be last week but the inspector didn't show.  They've got it rescheduled for this Wednesday.  At that point we should know whether they're going to try to lower their offer (the house is as-is, so we won't be doing any repairs, but I fully expect them to try to cut things back a bit.  A little is okay, a lot will sink the deal).


Meanwhile, the inspection on our new place is this afternoon (fingers crossed all around).

#109010 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 16 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

Well, let's see if we do better this time.  Our offer was accepted.  Pending inspections (the buyer hasn't inspected my house yet!) and financing, we will be living in South Hills come March.

#108980 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 15 February 2018 - 08:31 PM

We put an offer on another house tonight. Let's see if it gets accepted.

#108942 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 13 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

We just found a house that, while a bit smaller than we want, is next door to a friend of mine, and across the street from another friend.  Interesting....

#108940 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 13 February 2018 - 01:01 PM

Looked at four homes Monday night.  Two have potential, but my wife likes one and I like the other and I don't think we will agree on either one.


We have another half dozen or so to look at.  One is a bit above our price target but the location is fantastic, right in town.  It's been on the market a while so maybe they will consider negotiating the price.  Another isn't in our desired location, but is a bit closer for my bicycle rides (1-2 miles closer to ride starts), is a mile from my son's apartment, and a mile and a half to the CTP which would be good for my wife's commute.  It looks to be in good shape, has a nice covered back patio, and is a little bigger than the one we turned down.


I'm hoping we can see both tonight.


I'd like to get back on track by the end of the week.

#108904 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 11 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

Inspection of the new place Monday morning.

#108809 Camp Bowie & Clayton

Posted by Doohickie on 08 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

An update.  Construction has started at this site.  I believe a new restaurant. But someone correct me if that is not the case.

It is still a RaceTrac.  They have a sign on the corner with a rendering.


RaceTrac serves food, right?  :ninja:

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#108803 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 08 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

Oh, and that also means we're moving out of Jungusland and into Zedahville.  ;)

#108799 Go North, Young Man

Posted by Doohickie on 08 February 2018 - 09:20 AM

Disclaimer:  I'm not really young.


We bought our home south Ft Worth/North Crowley suburban sprawl 20 years ago when we returned to Ft Worth.  It's been okay living here, but virtually everything we do (and all the bike rides I make) take us north of I-20.  We've talked about selling the place and moving north for almost ten years, and we're finally pulling the trigger.


We'll be signing paperwork in the next day or so to sell our house and buy another home about 4 miles north in the South Hills area, near Westcreek Drive.


We're kind of excited.  The new home is smaller than our old one (we want to downsize now that our sons are grown).  It will be a little more expensive than our old home though, because we're selling our current place "as-is".  One of the reasons we've hung onto it this long is that it needs updating and we just haven't gotten around to that.  The new home is already updated.  So the basic exchange is that we're paying the extra money to *not* have to put up with the hassle and dust of renovating our current place, and we end up much closer to the things we like to do. 


The new place is right along some of the bike routes I've used over the years, so I've been through this area at all times of day.  It's a pretty quiet neighborhood.

#108754 2315 N. Main

Posted by Doohickie on 06 February 2018 - 08:12 AM

The renderings are absurd:  Too many sports cars, not enough pickup trucks.

#108741 Hospitality Industry Trending Toward Infill Historic Remodels

Posted by Doohickie on 05 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

There simply must be an interesting story behind the original building of the Forest Park Tower right? It seems so odd "isolated" where it is.


As I recall, an early oil baron built it as an investment (supposedly) so that his wife wouldn't be suspicious, with the real reason being that his mistress lived there (along with the mistresses of other wealthy dudes).

#108728 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by Doohickie on 02 February 2018 - 10:26 PM

There are two places I think a monorail would be feasible:


1- TEX Rail's North Side station to the Stockyards


2- TEX Rail's Beach Street station to the Mercantile area, if a developer were to build a large office building along 35.


Years ago, I envisioned a monorail connecting a redeveloped Gateway Park to downtown. Years later, I think such a line would be too expensive and serve too few riders.


Although I think a monorail between TEX Rail and the Stockyards would be feasible, I'd rather see a streetcar do the same thing, then continue down North Main into downtown.


You forgot the monorail from the Stockyards to the new DreamVision theme park.