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  1. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I'll be ok to skip that one.
     
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  2. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I got my coils from MFS today. They have very fast shipping:)
     
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  3. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's a terrible feeling losing money on real estate but it sounds like you should take the deal. My father bought his house during a bubble and when he passed we had to just turn it back over to the bank. We couldn't even sell it for enough to pay the realtor fees.
     
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  4. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
    Planet Earth
    I'm also trying to sell a house, and then soon a 3rd property. Our house in MN is just not selling, people for some reason are scared of the foundation.. all it needs is the house to be leveled out with some jacks, it's over 100 year old building. Historic actually, as it's the original townhall. It's on bedrock, it really can't get any more solid of a foundation. Our dummy realtor isn't conveying this properly, or doing a very good job in general. Probably will sell this ourself. I can't wait to be down to just one property, way less headaches and heartaches. Buying and selling properties is a headache, no wonder people are living voluntarily in vans and RVs.
     
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  5. rosesense

    rosesense ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2010
    TN
    I hear you. I have never lost money on a property before. I paid 130 for one sold for 245. Another historic type I paid 120 and sold for 265.First house I ever bought cost 19k and sold for 42. Guess I will just take the loss even though it is a chunk out of retirement funds.
     
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  6. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    Is everyone moving? Wife and I are putting our house up for rent in March and moving to Bentonville Arkansas. I hope my experience is better than my friend had renting out his house. The renters poured quick set cement down all the toilets when they left.
     
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  7. rosesense

    rosesense ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    TN
    I could have rented my Ky property several times but I don't want that headache again. The buyer originally wanted to rent and she owns 5 horses, some goats, chickens and dogs. Property is only 1 1/4 acre. Geez. I am not renting to anyone with animals and I love animals.
     
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  8. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    What!!
     
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  9. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
    Planet Earth
    If someone did that to me, that would earn them a one way ticket out on our boat with cement shoes!
    We moved from Minnesota to Texas, and then I took a job and bought a house in Michigan. The MN house we've rented out, but recent astronomical rise in property taxes and a forced upgrade on a septic system has forced our hand. It was a tourist town and we pretty much got forced out of their with insane cost of living and terrible wages. My house in Michigan I'm keeping indefinitely, it's also a historic house in a very nice small town(although not without its quirks) that was and is in great shape. The market is so so low here that my house will always be affordable, even after a refinance. I bought this house cheaper than many spend on vehicles! The TX residence is just a recipe for headaches, being in an association with a terrible president and managers.. and dealing with hurricanes, proximity to Mexico and cartel/drug crimes, double murders right down the road.. yeah, time to sell. Was good while it lasted.. kind of. I'm still going to visit the area after the fact.
     
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  10. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    New Hampshire
    That's awful
     
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  11. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well, if you weren't renting it then it was just costing you money in taxes etc. so you're better off selling for a loss and getting out from under.
     
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  12. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    OMG did you try to prosecute them? That is an EXPENSIVE fix.

    Yeah, the husband was having a meltdown about renting and all, and I just very calmly told him with the proceeds from the house, we shall buy land and when our lease here is up, we can get a pod for our stuff, and an RV for the land I just would like to time it is going into summer, not winter. We don't need that much stuff, we want and RV for when we retire, it's not THAT hard, and it's our property so we can wash the clothes well, somewhere, and like hang them to dry.

    Lots of creative stuff you can do, and in some case you can actually put your land up (if you own it, which we will) as a deposit which will be (in our case) like, easy to do and then we mortgage a manufactured home. I happen to like them if they are big enough and not junk.

    LOL I am the real estate goddess and I have consulted my runes on MANY an occasion, and I will be telling the realtor the house stays on the market for at least 10 days for the bidding war. It will happen. I chose this house (I always choose them as I am the real estate goddess) and we are going to double our money AT LEAST. Well maybe less with what we put into it. But it's all gonna work out FINE.

    Anna
     
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  13. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    CHORES TIME AND LEAVING THE HOUSE now.

    About an hour late, not too bad for me, LOL. I guess i'll be back, husband not coming means less cleaning but a little more residual anxiety. Dude.

    Life. Sigh. LOL

    Anna
     
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  14. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    So anyway, as I mentioned a few weeks ago I tweaked Fran's Strawberry Biscuit recipe. I really liked the flavor but I wanted to see what it tasted like with less base and a stronger strawberry presence. Fran's recipe is 66/34 (non-strawberry/strawberry). I tweaked it so it was 40/60. Same ratios between non-strawberry flavors and same ratios between the two strawberry flavors...just less of the non-strawberry flavors and more of the strawberry flavors, that's all. Overall flavor content was also kept the same (10.25%). So I'm vaping both the original and the tweak. Surprisingly, it did not move near as much as I thought it would. By making the strawberry content go from 34% to 60% of the flavor content I thought I would make it disgustingly too strawberryish. Not the case. It definitely moved it just not as much as I thought it would. I still think it was a good tweak for me, however. I also mixed three ratios between but I don't see any reason to sample them given the 40/60 is working for me. So, here are the two recipes in the event anyone wants to try the tweaked version. Fran's is plenty good enough as it is so this tweak will be marginal toward less base and more strawberry. It certainly does not change the essence of this flavor. I didn't want it to because Fran's recipe was a winner to begin with.

    Fran's Strawberry Biscuit

    NY Cheesecake (CAP) 3%
    Juicy Strawberry (FA) 2.5%
    Cereal 27 (CAP) 1%
    Creme Fresh (FA) 1%
    Strawberry Ripe (TFA) 1%
    Vanilla Custard (CAP) 1%
    Biscuit (INW) 0.75%

    Bronze's Tweak

    Juicy Strawberry (FA) 4.40%
    NY Cheesecake (CAP) 1.80%
    Strawberry Ripe (TFA) 1.75%
    Cereal 27 (CAP) 0.60%
    Creme Fresh (FA) 0.60%
    Vanilla Custard (CAP) 0.60%
    Biscuit (INW) 0.50%
     
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  15. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I do hope you are getting ready for the return to work:) Gotta keep that anxiety level down as much as possible.
     
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  16. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    New Hampshire
    Hope that tweak works good for you:)
     
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  17. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    So far so good. Most of the fruit flavors I tried in the past were very good but had very little endurance for me. I'd vape them for an hour and I'd had enough of them. And I think the reason is because they were basically fruit only, no base. Seems for me I have to have some kind of base flavor to give it some heft, depth, and weight. That's what SB does. On the other extreme, I'm not a "cakey" person at all. So somewhere in the middle of all that there has to be a sweet spot (not just for me but for all of us). It's just a matter of finding it. I think for me, I'm more favorable to a slight top note bias. I wish it were the other way around because I think I would open up to more flavors. But it is what it is.
     
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  18. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
    Planet Earth
    Looks like I need to make a BCF order in the coming weeks, need just a few of those. Looks delish!
     
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  19. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Turned out to be a popular recipe. Like it a lot myself.
     
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  20. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    I thought everyone here has made Fran's Strawberry Biscuit. :)

    I don't know if you'd prefer my tweak over Fran's recipe but if you don't you can always convert it back to Fran's and not waste anything. Truthfully, if you like one the other one will be vapeable. They're really not that far apart.
     
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