Friday, August 24, 2007

Finished (and available for rent!) by the beginning of August

Yeah right. I don't remember exactly when I wrote that, but it seems like a long time ago. To be fair, we didn't set the house (for a variety of reasons) until about a month after we were originally intending. But we're still a bit off from being done. Now we have to figure out whether it's worth paying some trades to get in and get it done faster (drywall, painting, etc. - things that we can do ourselves but will take us a lot longer than it would take pros) and start renting it, or save the money and finish it ourselves over the next month or so but forego some rental income. The trick is leaf season, usually at its peak right around the beginning of October. Another option we've been thinking about is renting it as a 1BR until we get the basement done (the top floor is finished), but that doesn't seem like the ideal experience for a renter.

Anyway, I've been getting a lot of inquiries about when we'll be ready. I'm putting together a mailing list; if you'd like to be on it drop me a note (lostrivermodern AT gmail DOT com). I'll send out some more info as soon as we have a better idea of exactly when we'll begin doing business.

Oh - we got our domain name purchased and hope to have our real website up soon (though it would be nice if that website could have pics of a finished house...).

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