- Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 21:54
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This is the first house I ever ripped apart and really put back together. We bought this in spring 2004. My wife and I owned the duplex next door at 165 Poplar and always wanted to have 163 as well.
I noticed one day that some guys were in the house, cleaning it out. So I popped in and got the owners name and number. Not long after that we put in a cash offer at 130k with a 5 day closing and locked it up.
This place was a mess! I was in over my head but I knew that I would be able to pull it off with Brennan’s help. I took this house down to the four walls and basically started over. This was my first introduction to designing a home.
My right hand man Jacinto and I worked on this house for 4 months straight. We did all the carpentry in the house and brought in subs for the electrical, HVAC and plumbing. We put a total of 100k into construction. We then turned around and re-financed the home to a 30 yr. mortgage and rented it out. This was a rental property until 2010. We sold this property for 325k to a 33 year old who owns a HVAC company. He is now a friend of mine and works on projects that we are currently doing!