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Old 01-07-2009, 10:10 PM   #31
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Echo AMD. Did he consider this finished? I mean there's crappy work like the floors in general and then there is just plain negligence like the rest of the work. I guarantee you that just about anybody on this board who has ever picked up a paint brush or hammer could do better than that. I thought he just f'ed your floors up, which for the inexperienced is pretty common and fixable. But the rest of the work...just wow.


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Old 01-07-2009, 10:49 PM   #32
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Right now we're just mad at ourselves for not checking this guy out properly beforehand, and I think we're embarrassed that someone hosed us like this. But as I've said earlier we have a guy that's going get set it straight for us. Anyone ever see the show 'Holmes on Homes'? This is what the contractor we hired for the kitchen is like. He takes great pride in his work and he genuinely wants to help us out and get this fixed and done right. So we're in good hands now, but this was a tough lesson to learn.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:01 PM   #33
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Man, the person who recommended him should at the very least get verbally assaulted. You don't do what they did to your worst enemy. Did your neighbor hate your guts or something?
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:05 PM   #34
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I really don't know what went wrong because the neighbor's floors are fine.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:52 AM   #35
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BTW a suit will be paid out by insurance, so DEF take him to court.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #36
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One of the many fallouts from the housing bubble is that a lot of people who really should be sweeping up on a construction site or digging ditches wound up owning their own businesses and some of them actually made money for a while. Party's over now, though.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:33 AM   #37
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Well at least this story has a happy ending:

Here's our newly remodeled kitchen, we took out a wall and opened it up and basically had it gutted. Everything is new.

I'll get some pics of the rest of the place up soon, including the hardwoods that had to be re-finished. They look great now.
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Well at least this story has a happy ending:

Here's our newly remodeled kitchen, we took out a wall and opened it up and basically had it gutted. Everything is new.

I'll get some pics of the rest of the place up soon, including the hardwoods that had to be re-finished. They look great now.
Looks Great Matty!
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Well at least this story has a happy ending:

Here's our newly remodeled kitchen, we took out a wall and opened it up and basically had it gutted. Everything is new.

I'll get some pics of the rest of the place up soon, including the hardwoods that had to be re-finished. They look great now.
I really like the small tile backsplash, that's a really nice touch. Glad it worked out.
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I really like the small tile backsplash, that's a really nice touch. Glad it worked out.
thanks, hate to pat myself on the back but I picked out the backsplash. That was pretty much my only contribution to the kitchen lol. The wife handled the rest and I just agreed with her.
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Looks good Matty. My wife and I are pondering the french door fridge...
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Looks good Matty. My wife and I are pondering the french door fridge...

Definatly the way to go. Way more room then a side by side. I love it!!
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No kidding. At the risk of sounding like a major asshole and taking this thread in a totally different direction, I'm pretty glad to see a lot of things happening in the economy right now.

Seeing someone who made less than I did, with worse credit than me, acquire the financing to buy a much bigger house than I had always pissed me off. A big part of me is glad to see it turning around, because now there's some justice in the financial system again.
except the asshole that sold them terrible loans made bank and on top of that, I'm paying for it anyways due to some fat bank bailouts with low accountability or tracking on the cash flow.

and now I can't re-finance without putting massive points even though my credit score is over 800, I've never had a late payment, I've got lots of equity and cash assets, plenty of insurance and a guaranteed job.

so I'm paying for the people that couldn't afford their houses and now I also get to pay more for mine and lose value as well.

real win-win.
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except the asshole that sold them terrible loans made bank and on top of that, I'm paying for it anyways due to some fat bank bailouts with low accountability or tracking on the cash flow.

and now I can't re-finance without putting massive points even though my credit score is over 800, I've never had a late payment, I've got lots of equity and cash assets, plenty of insurance and a guaranteed job.

so I'm paying for the people that couldn't afford their houses and now I also get to pay more for mine and lose value as well.

real win-win.
I hear you man when we bought our house in 2005 we had a budget of $250 that is what we could afford. the bank approved us for $500K, many people bought homes they could not afford. they were like will if the bank says I can get a $500k loan I must be able to afford it.

Hopefully Obama throws us a lifeline because as usually it is the guy who is trying to do the right thing that ends being screwed.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #45
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I hear you man when we bought our house in 2005 we had a budget of $250 that is what we could afford. the bank approved us for $500K, many people bought homes they could not afford. they were like will if the bank says I can get a $500k loan I must be able to afford it.

Hopefully Obama throws us a lifeline because as usually it is the guy who is trying to do the right thing that ends being screwed.
What do you need a lifeline for if you bought a house you can afford? I'm confused.
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