Bought my first house (woohoo finally)

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love the tile everywhere

its what Im doing on my first floor......................tile in every single room
I find it a bit hard and noisy but that's already compensated with the sound dampening ceiling plates. It's also super easy to clean with a hard floor cleaner, so overall I'm happy with it too. I really love how easy the house is to clean.

Should the house ever be flooded the damage will be minimal with the brick wall on the inside and the heated and tiled floor in the whole house. The sewage is also separated into plumbing and surface water. So flooding won't force water into the house through the drains.
 
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I find it a bit hard and noisy but that's already compensated with the sound dampening ceiling plates. It's also super easy to clean with a hard floor cleaner, so overall I'm happy with it too. I really love how easy the house is to clean.

Should the house ever be flooded the damage will be minimal with the brick wall on the inside and the heated and tiled floor in the whole house. The sewage is also separated into plumbing and surface water. So flooding won't force water into the house through the drains.
ya,the cleaning and durability is what Im after....................tiled the back two bedrooms and hall and kitchen and dining room so far..............got a bathroom and living room and third bedroom on the dround floor to go

the master suite is the whole upstairs and its already wood in the bedroom/lounge half and tile in the bathroom so Im just going to refinish the wood [eventaually] and retile the bathroom with the same stuff as Ive got elsewhere...........

got a few throw rugs and a couple big orientals for the larger spaces..................

I love the look and the functionality........
 
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Haggis

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Why does it seem like every single house in Scandinavia is 100% offwhite/eggshell/cream all throughout the interior, @plankton? It seems a strong theme. I asked my ex, she said it's not so. But clearly, it IS so! :bart

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Why does it seem like every single house in Scandinavia is 100% offwhite/eggshell/cream all throughout the interior, @plankton? It seems a strong theme. I asked my ex, she said it's not so. But clearly, it IS so! :bart

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Almost all rented apartments have white walls. You can have them painted but you must return them in white when moving out, which can mean extra coats of paint to cover up colorful walls. Most people leave them white and that probably carries over into home ownership. I had som kind of reddish color that was all the rage at one point but when that fashion trend ended it just looked dated. White for walls are like black for clothing. It never completely misses the mark
 
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Why does it seem like every single house in Scandinavia is 100% offwhite/eggshell/cream all throughout the interior, @plankton? It seems a strong theme. I asked my ex, she said it's not so. But clearly, it IS so! :bart

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I've done a lot of painting in my time, both interior and exterior. When I was painting large apartment complexes with a company I was working for, all the interior jobs were stark white ceilings, slightly off-white walls in flat interior paint and semi-gloss trim of the same color. We'd get paint by the 5 gallon buckets and go from one apartment to the other without having to clean up equipment between jobs except at days end.

The thing with white or very light colored walls is the ease of painting. Covering a dark color means using a primer to help ease the darkness of the color and then probably still needing 2 coats to cover completely.
 
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Every time I see this thread bumped into reminded how drab and shite housing is in the UK in comparison.
 
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Every time I see this thread bumped into reminded how drab and shite housing is in the UK in comparison.
To be fair, I've been looking at newer houses only because I don't have the energy to go and fix stuff. I could easily find much cheaper houses
 
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@plankton you disappointing son of a BITCH. I was so excited when I saw this thread bumped. Was ready to buy you one of those celebrity messages. Goddamnit
I found a house and have agreed on a price and transfer date.



Right now I'm fighting with the banks to finance it. My bank is cheap but conservative as fuck. If it doesn't fit into their spreadsheet assumptions they don't approve it. They want me to put aside $200 a month for repairs on a 2 yrs old house which puts me just under their limit for disposable income. So I'm talking to other banks right now. Should have an answer by Friday from the first bank I talked to and I got 2 more lined up if necessary.
 
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I found a house and have agreed on a price and transfer date. Right now I'm fighting with the banks to finance it. My bank is cheap but conservative as fuck. If it doesn't fit into their spreadsheet assumptions they don't approve it. They want me to put aside $200 a month for repairs on a 2 yrs old house which puts me just under their limit for disposable income. So I'm talking to other banks right now. Should have an answer by Friday from the first bank I talked to and I got 2 more lined up if necessary.
You need me to talk to these motherfuckers? I feel like we need CHB to roll up heavy on em. Ali was still fighting when we started all this.
 
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You need me to talk to these motherfuckers? I feel like we need CHB to roll up heavy on em. Ali was still fighting when we started all this.
Nah, my budget is solid. Just need to talk to someone that isn't strictly a form filler and can make a judgement call. Even my current bank admitted that the house budget was solid and posed zero risk. It's just that they set fixed cost on expenditures without assessing whether or not they reflect the real costs
 

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I've done a lot of painting in my time, both interior and exterior. When I was painting large apartment complexes with a company I was working for, all the interior jobs were stark white ceilings, slightly off-white walls in flat interior paint and semi-gloss trim of the same color. We'd get paint by the 5 gallon buckets and go from one apartment to the other without having to clean up equipment between jobs except at days end.
:thumbsup

The thing with white or very light colored walls is the ease of painting. Covering a dark color means using a primer to help ease the darkness of the color and then probably still needing 2 coats to cover completely.
But that's irrelevant if nobody ever paints any of the fucking walls to start with! :lol:

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I would have thought houses would cost more....
I think those houses would cost 25% more in the suburbs of most cities with a population of under 75.000 and then rise drastically in larger cities. Copenhagen suburbs would be around 150% to 200% more.
 
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I think those houses would cost 25% more in the suburbs of most cities with a population of under 75.000 and then rise drastically in larger cities. Copenhagen suburbs would be around 150% to 200% more.
We looked at houses in Copenhagen when we started looking towards moving overseas and yeaaaa. Them some prices right there.
 
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I found a house and have agreed on a price and transfer date.
Congratulations, Plankton !

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You're only two and a half hours from Copenhagen.


Now, take a week or two of a rest, maybe get moved in, and then...

Start looking for your next pad for when you 'move up.'


Judging by how long it took you to find this house, you need to get started on the next one...

Right away.
 
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Got a offer on a mortgage from a bank and have a meeting with another bank on Tuesday. So I got finance secured. It's ridiculous that my soon to be former bank couldn't approve a mortgage, I'm fucking putting in a 48% down payment. Anyway things are moving forward. Should be settled and signed within 2 weeks. Moving in date is March 1st 2021.
 
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Got a offer on a mortgage from a bank and have a meeting with another bank on Tuesday. So I got finance secured. It's ridiculous that my soon to be former bank couldn't approve a mortgage, I'm fucking putting in a 48% down payment. Anyway things are moving forward. Should be settled and signed within 2 weeks. Moving in date is March 1st 2021.
You magnificent son of a BITCH. Not gonna pop the champagne until you are moved in, but congrats
 
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