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As of today, I'm a proud new owner of a 1-bedroom flat

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Mar17swgirl, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    :D

    Reconstruction, here I come. :cool:
     
  2. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  3. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    i own a bedroom that isn't flat. much more useful than what you have.
     
  4. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Once it's refurbished I'll post photos. ;)
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Until Hayes becomes President.
     
  6. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    When is the house warming party?
     
  7. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Congrats!

    Reconstruction or decorating?
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    :(
     
  9. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Both, actually. It's an old flat (cca 40 years) that was never refurbished (apart from the windows, the previous owners had them changed about 8 years ago) - the bathroom and toilet, which are in the middle of the flat, have just plastic walls, so we'll be taking those down and building them with proper bricks so that the interior can be tiled. The floors in the hall, kitchen, bathroom and toilet will need to be re-tiled as well. The flat will also need new plastering and complete new cabling for electricity, so that it meets the new norms.

    And plus all the furniture and appliances.

    Will be fun. :p
     
  10. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Congratulations
     
  11. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Sounds like a lot of work too, but you can fix things just how you like them. :)
     
  12. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I lol'd
     
  13. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I will be over in like 3 years.
     
  14. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Movin on up?
     
  15. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    To the east side?

    Finally got a piece of the pie?
     
  16. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That was precisely my goal - to buy an older flat in its original state and refurbish it - because new flats are still horribly overpriced, and with renovated older flats you never know what's the quality of the work, and it might not be to my tastes, etc. This way I get to choose how it will look like. :)

    My Dad (whom I dubbed my construction overseer and technical consultant :p) is estimating the works taking cca 4-6 weeks, so if everything goes well, I could move there by the end of February (I'm still currently living in a flatshare).
     
  17. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    You have to give us plenty of advance warning, you know, to buy tickets and such.
     
  18. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good luck with the flat. I remember how excited I was to get the keys to my 2 bedroom flat as it was my first bought home. (I'd rented before moving to the UK). I was lucky as mine was in pretty good shape. It just needed painting as the previous owners had a 'pink' fetish and I can't stand pink. (You'll never know aching arms til you try to paint a pink textured ceiling white. And it was just a hallway!)
    And quite a few years later I'm still here..
     
  19. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Congrats Mar! :D
     
  20. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Nice one.

    I need a place of my own soon, but even renting is difficult to afford at the moment even if I had full-time work. Plus no-one is cool enough to share with me :p
     
  21. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congratulations! Maybe a group of us can visit you at your new place and have a couch pass out on us again. :p
     
  22. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Current progress: the bureaucracy is pretty much done (registering with the electricity supplier, having the gas supply shut down because I won't be needing it, registering with the housing bureau that takes care of all the blocks of flats and supplies water and central heating, registering with the magistrate for the property tax and garbage disposal, filing the announcement that I will be doing some small construction...).

    Now I'm arguing with my parents re: how my new bathroom and toilet will look and what kind of doors I'll be having. Mum is being irritatingly illogical when it comes to technical solutions and is refusing to listen to my and my Dad's rational arguments. Grr. :p (We HAVE reached acceptable solution, though, so that's great.)

    My Dad went to see the flat yesterday with a friend of his who is a certified electrician and will be doing all the cabling from scratch (the old cabling is 40 years old and doesn't meet the new norms).

    Things are looking good! :)
     
  23. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Make sure you get a nice fat Internet connection. ;)
     
  24. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    square footage?
    City?
     
  25. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Just out of sheer curiosity, how many gypsies do you think you could cram in that space?