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Well, to help you guys with this. I'll post pictures of the house. The owners [whom are going through a divorce] ask $150,000.00. The house is three years old and the last year, they only lived in the house on Saturdays. But the best part is the two enormus garage that is has. Yea, I know, a 30 year mortgage, everyone goes through these sometime in life. My old man id putting up the closer expencise [around 5,000.00 my be more :eek: ].

regarding my Turbo installation, well, i can still do it, next summer. :oops:
 

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Well, to help you guys with this. I'll post pictures of the house. The owners [whom are going through a divorce] ask $150,000.00. The house is three years old and the last year, they only lived in the house on Saturdays. But the best part is the two enormus garage that is has. Yea, I know, a 30 year mortgage, everyone goes through these sometime in life. My old man id putting up the closer expencise [around 5,000.00 my be more :eek: ].

regarding my Turbo installation, well, i can still do it, next summer. :oops:
What a coincidence, the same vale as the pile of parts you have in your garage, lol
 

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Most definitely our familiy's dream house!!! :D My wife and I have been saving for what seems to be ages to even buy a decent house here in Hawaii. :( Just to give you an idea, the AVERAGE price of a so-so house here in Hawaii is about $500,000 USD. :shock:

Hope you get the house of your dreams (especially the big garages); you'll definitely appreciate it later on. The turbo can always wait; and I am sure that if you miss this special opportunity, your wife will most likely have you sleeping in your RAV anyways. :lol:
 
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Thats a brainless one. The house.
Especially since you will have the garages to work on the RAV later...

After you figure in the tax benefits and stuff involved in owning the house, the mortgage payments aren't as horrendous as they sound. Then you factor in that you are actually paying yourself for the house (by gettting the equity) instead of paying rent to some landlord. If in a few years you decide to move, you get back the money you paid into your house (equity) instead of just hoping for your safety deposit back from the landlord...
 

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Definitely go for the home. What better way to show your love for the Rav than by gift wrapping it in its own dry and secure garage? :D I was in the same boat you were these past few months. Been crimping and saving just to make a big deposit on a new home in a few months. Don't have to worry much now though. All I can say is thank goodness for the governator of California and his support of Indian gaming casinos. :wink: :wink:
 

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Well guys, the bank came and saw the house. Like always, my old man was there. He told me that he prefer to give me my inheritance when he is still alive. So he can see his grandson, [who has his same name] grow. I took some pictures of the house. I'll post them on Monday. I took a very good look at the garage area. Great working area. It has the laundry, two medium size garages. And a small corner for, well, for stuff. Great place to put all my tools, jacks and hydraulic jack. A bunch of parts [as you guys already know]. Also, their is space for my computer repair shop [yea, I do that to :wink: just don't let uncle Sam know about it My best clients are teachers] Which means, I’ll have to put the turbo kit on hold juuussst a little longer. I guess you guys know which priorities are for me right now.

You never know. Maybe one of you guys might come to Puerto Rico. At least you can come and visited. I'll show you around the island. I know Checho will come and visit
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Go for the house! :D In addition to all the reasons mentioned above, to some of us the $150k sounds low, low, low, and your dad is willing to help out. What could be better? And with that garage you can do your laundry and fix or mod your RAV at the same time, rain or shine! :lol: 8)

Housing prices here in California are crazy. Houses I used to think were expensive at $400-$500k (US) are now selling for $700k to $1.1 million. My parents paid around $75k for our house back in 1965. Now it would sell for $1 mil. +. There's no way I could afford that. Heck, I can't even save up enough for a downpayment. :cry:
 

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Well Liz, as an ex resident of LA, I know what you mean. I lived in the Valley [Van Nuys]. I know what you mean. Housing in California is going off the roof. Lets not say anything regarding Earthquakes. I was also in the big one, Northridge. I was in the National Guard in the LA Riots also. I have more then enough reasons to stay in PR, for the time being. The old man is giving me the close expensise of the mortage, around 5 to 7K's. I'll post pictures tomorrow PM.

But anyway you look at it, their is nothing like Califormnia.
 

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Well guys, here it is. Small, but comparable. The garage is a good working place. I guess after buying it. I won’t have to hide my turbo parts any more.


From this angle, it looks small. But it is like a shoe box. Great cool air from the south Caribbean Sea.


Excellent working place for my RAV4. This is a shoot from the gazebo. Great place to have a party.


As you can see two garages with space for tools, hydraulic jacks, and towers. In the corner, it already has the hurricane aluminum window covers. Custom made for each door and window. It's for hurricane winds. It protected from flying derby. These are used a lot in Puerto Rico. It even has its own supply of fresh water 1,000 GALS. Just in case a Hurricane come and knocks the power out. We have water for about 2 weeks.

It also has three large rooms. One with a balcony, that's mine and my wife room. The other one for my son. And the third one as a music, computer, and reading room. Well guys, what do you think?

Oh yea, the rear tire cover is being re-painted. it will be re-installed, [i hope] this weekend. :)
 

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Over all condition is pretty good. It is three years old. The last year, it was only used on weekends. It looks small, but I'll take some shoots of the rest of it. Since the lady who is selling it is going through a divorce, I didn't like want to rub it in. That is her in the first picture. The best part it has some land in the rear so I will eventually expand the house. And who knows, maybe I'll do a swimming pool. Lets wait for the banks.
 

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BTW, it is solid Cement. No asbestos cement panel, no panels at all, Tropical blinds, a Gazebo, I can hook it up to my computer. What it does need is a motor to open the front gate. And, motion sensors for the outside lights. Anything moves in a specific area. The outside lights of the house light up. :wink:
 
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Great looking home Mensajero! :shock: 8) Like many said before, I'd take the house 7 days a week, and twice on Sunday! lol :lol: Think of it this way too, your son could one day have this home to call his own if he chooses. Something down the road to think about...ya' know... :wink:

Also, funny you mention visiting PR, my wife and I were thinking about heading your way next winter. It's not definite yet, but very likely. I should look you up! 8)
 
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