OT - Selling my non-McMansion
peter at bowenfamily.org
Sun Jun 29 12:43:54 MDT 2008
I've been relocated back to California and have to sell my home.
I've tried to sell it over the last couple of months or so using the
standard process, and it's not sold yet, so I'll try it here. It was
valued as high as $425K, but in this market, I'm asking $369.9K and
considering all offers. Description follows:
It has two drops into almost every room - pretty much all drops have
2-Cat-5 2-Cat-3 2-Coax.
It has excellent wireless properties as I was able to get 5 bars
everywhere in the house using my hacked WRT-54G and then a netgear when
my wife said that the "wireless plant" had to be downsized
It is wired for both satellite and cable although I've been on cable
as that made it easy for my mythTV server.
There is a tech-cave in the basement (where else would the tech cave
It has a maker-sized workshop in the over-sized garage so that you
can make stuff and still get your cars in the garage.
It has over-sized electrical everywhere with panels in all the right
It has daisy-chained water heaters so that it is REALLY hard to run
out of hot water.
It has tubular sunlights in the master closet and laundry so that
you can use less electricity.
It is fully irrigated so that your plants will grow while you're on
vacation, in the middle of a big project, or if you're just too lazy...
er busy to remember to water the plants.
It has a garden which is also irrigated (great for growing your own
food and "staying off the grid", being environmentally friendly, saving
gas picking up last minute broccoli.) ;)
It is very low maintenance with 30 year shingles, vinyl double
windows, vinyl fence, aluminum soffit, etc. I just painted the deck, so
you're covered there for a few years there.
It has a big yard and play set, which great for getting rid of the
kids for coding marathons, apologizing to the wife after a long coding
session, or just getting some peace.
It has two sheds - One is a garden shed with workbench, and the
other is AWESOME for storing old hardware that should have been
sold/given away a long time ago. For marital harmony, I suggest saving
some room for baby clothes that should have been sold/given away a long
Hardwood, tile and carpet - Nobody is going to be asking you to
replace worn out vinyl. :)
It faces West so that house shades the back yard in the evenings -
great for summer BBQs
It's in PG in "Stadium Seating" - It has an awesome view!
It is pretty close to the Lindon Tech Center, Canyon Park, and
Riverwoods. It also has a pretty straight shot to/from the freeway.
There are a bunch of other computer guys in the neighborhood. Good
for networking, LAN parties, and commiserating.
There is a kitchenette and bathroom in the basement in close
vicinity to the tech cave and server.. err utility room.
I kept the "do-it-yourself" to a minimum leaving most of the work to
I'm throwing in a home warranty for your piece of mind. (If you
don't care, I'll pass on the savings :)
It comes with it's own domain and wiki. (pghouse.info)
I was part of the implementation team, so I can answer all of your
If you're sold, there are some marital harmony items too...
It has a very efficient newly updated kitchen w/ brand new stainless
appliances and granite counters. (Lots of cupboard space!)
It has new carpet and the wood floors are recently refinished.
It has a central vacuum with built in dustpans in the kitchen and
The Master bedroom is HUGE and has a view of the valley.
It has an upstairs laundry with both gas and electric.
It has four bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms in the basement.
The basement ~could~ be a mother-in-law apartment, teen suite, or
The master has a very large closet and a full bath with separate
jetted tub and shower. (Since everyone asks, the tub does fit two people
- helpful after multi-day coding sessions)
It has a separate living room which is good for those visits on the
last Sunday of the month.
It has about 3300 square feet of living space
It has a big yard, with a stream on the side under old growth trees.
It has mature fruit trees.
It is near walking trails.
It is on a quiet cul-de-sac.
You can get more information at http://www.pghouse.info. If it
looks good, you'll probably will want to bring the domestic unit by to
see it. For that you'll need to ping Shari Dixon, as she's helping me
sell it - her phone number is 801-369-8225. We're already relocated,
so we're motivated. :) (Did I mention that we're considering all offers?)
If you have any other questions or flames, please do it off the list
as I already feel bad for posting mostly off-topic. If you want to
publicly humiliate me, I guess that's hard to do off list, but please
keep it to a minimum. :)
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