I'm a little late posting this week. I got caught up in various projects and am just now getting around to it. Demo is basically complete now, aside from the floors. Unfortunately, we got a lovely stop work notice on Friday. It seems that the policy around beginning demo prior to pulling a permit (that used to be allowed) has changed. So, we had to cease all work while we got our permit. That would usually be something that could be remedied in a day. However, in this case, we found out that we are indeed in a historical district. I looked up zoning prior to buying this house but the HPR designation (which I have always known to only mean horizontal property regime) can also mean Historical preservation. That means we have to leap over a couple of additional hurdles with the historical commission and they have to sign off on the plans before our permit will become official (we currently have a temporary permit). I reached out to couple of CAD people on fiverr.com and found one that can turn out the elevation drawings we need in just a couple of days. Success! For anyone who is not familiar with fiverr, it's a place where you can find freelancers to work on all kinds of projects and often for very inexpensive prices. I highly recommend looking there for projects that are beyond your skills. I, for example, cannot draw, like at all and I don't know anything about CAD. I use a software to layout interior floorpans and it could in theory produce the elevations I need, but I don't have the time or inclination to figure out how to make it do that. I'm happy to pay someone else to do that while I work on the things that I'm good at. Below are some pics of the fully demoed space, including the back of the roof that has been removed. Next week we'll start working on getting the upstairs rebuilt.
Our first property. A classic ranch.
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Hi. I'm Shannon. My sister Heather and I are business partners in the exciting world of real estate investing. We do this as we do everything, with style and a healthy dose of humor. Tune in here for a no holds barred account of all our shenanigans, the good, the bad, and the truly hilarious.
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