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My new house in Butte Montana

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  1. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I've looked at over 50 properties in the last 3 weeks and this is what I have decided on. I made an offer of $125,000.00 (so freaking cheap!!!) on this 830 square foot home built in 1925. It has been gutted and redone with new siding, roof, kitchen, bath, bull-nosed corners and awesome garage. Its well insulated and has had a year around average utility bill of $127.00 per month. The biggest bedroom will accommodate a king size bed the other can easily do a queen size. There is no basement but it does have a 500 square foot cellar. The garage is insulated and heated, nice landscaping with drive through access for a large motor home. The cost is so low I will not have to sell my lake property in Washington.

    If the home inspection goes well, I will close on August 28th. :)

    My new Casa de Butte

    Edit: I don't know how to post frames - the house is on page 2 listed for $127,500.00.





     
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  2. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Looks nice and homey for sure. Im moving in.
     
  3. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    what is the difference between a basement and a cellar?
     
  4. Emkay3

    Emkay3 Chimp

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    Great looking house. Seems like a steal for that price
     
  5. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Congrats, she's a butte.


    :rimshot:
     
  6. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    $125k will buy you three outdoor parking spaces out here.
    sigh.

    best of luck!
     
  7. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Basements are good places for paneling and cellars are good for hiding bodies.
     
  8. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Cellars have dirt floors, basements are usually poured concrete. Cellars are not considered living space, basements are. You tend to find more cellars in dryer climates.
     
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  9. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Sweet deal! Where are you putting the stripper pole?
     
  10. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    $125K might let you LOOK at 3 parking spaces here.
     
  11. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's a very clean house.


    Is it haunted?
     
  12. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Most houses of this size go for a lot less - I'm paying a premium because its all been redone, new electrical, new copper plumbing and new hot water heating system.

    You can actually buy a 3000 square foot house in a nice area for $150,000.00 but the winters here are pretty cold. $500.00 heat bills are common.
     
  13. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    No, just some odd mounds of dirt in the cellar...
     
  14. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    For 125K you get slapped for looking at three parking spaces here...:nopity:

    Nice house you have though...
     
  15. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Just curious...what are you doin for a living in Butte?

    I wish ya' luck...and help build TONS of new local singletrack...that is the BEST way to become a 'respected local'.

    (seriously...figure out the local trail scene, and THEN offer to help, humbly)
     
  16. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    I think 125k gets you a trailer home here in Bozeman. hmmpffffffff
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Sweet new house! It looks bigger than 830 sq. ft.
     
  18. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I think the garage may be bigger... there is a 1/2 bath and heat in the garage so I think it's considered living space. :)
     
  19. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Excellent! Congratulations! Two car garage...nice. Is the entire lot fenced in? If so, I'd like to bring my dog over to do some laps. k thx.
     
  20. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    There are more houses than people in Butte :biggrin:
     
  21. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Yes - the entire yard (except back parking area) is fenced in, mostly to keep animals out, many dogs could jump it easily if lured by a tasty postal worker.
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    cool!

    there is a guest room for us RM'ers, yes?
     
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    congrats !
     
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    WOW! That is a really nice place :)

    How do the wages there compare with the local housing market? I'm ready for a change.
     
  25. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    My dog would be more interested in the neighbor's cat...she doesn't want to eat it, but rather just shake the life out of it.
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Looks good!


    How the riding ?
     
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    Nice place!
     
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    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    congrats but butte?
     
  29. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

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    There's a Butte County in Idaho. Their high school mascot is the pirates.

    Hee Hee. Butte Pirates.
     
  30. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  31. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    So is the ROTC called the Rump Rangers ?
     
  32. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

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    Good questions. Can you imagine all the possibilities that rival schools have to make fun of you when you're the Butte Pirates! :pirate2:
     
  33. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    The post game showers must make for some nervous freshman.
     
  34. manimal

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    nice find SM. :thumb:

    and i paid $127k for my house here in NC....2400 sqft on 1 acre :D Cali is WAAAAY overrated!
     
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    House butteful?
     
  36. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    Your a Buttant now, congrats.
     
  37. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I guess you are now a

    Butte Monkey:bonk:
     
  38. johnbryanpeters

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    Or a Butteation? Butteant?
     
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    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    A place like that in our area would go for $400-$600k, EASY.

    I want to vomit.

    P.S. Nice home!
     
  40. Montana rider

    Montana rider Monkey

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    I've always been curious about living in Anaconda (as opposed to Butte), as it appears to have more (ATV) trails...

    PS. There's a reason it's cheaper to live in Butte than other places