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Well, I discovered this thread, so I figure I'll post some pics of my shack. :D

Some of these are before the house was completed, or just afterwards, with no furniture.

Into the kitchen...


The 2-story foyer...


An empty kitchen...


Our puny fridge that ain't big enough for squat...


Our music room, which has since had received the addition of two more guitars...


Four of the five guitars...

1994 Fender Telecaster Plus (USA-Made)


1980s BC Rich Mockingbird (N.J. Series)


1990s Epiphone Shadow Six acoustic


And this is my latest project, which I have dubbed the "Galaxy" because of its "Star" design. This guitar is all custom, and the parts were manufactured by Warmoth. For the gory details (and there are many...), feel free to PM me.


And I have no idea what happened to the few exterior photos I had uploaded to the computer. I guess I'll have to post'em later. :Disgus:
 

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:congrats: Very nice place you got there, you look a little concerned over the refrigerator though :D . Looking forward to the outside pics too :fing32: .


:thanku: for sharing with us !
 

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:congrats: Very nice place you got there, you look a little concerned over the refrigerator though :D . Looking forward to the outside pics too :fing32: .


:thanku: for sharing with us !
Of course I'm concerned with the fridge! A fatboy has to eat! :00000060:
 

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Nice place!
 

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Thanks! Nice mortgage payment to go along with it! :hide:

Now, here's the kicker...

My wife and I were living in a townhouse in Frederick, Maryland, and it was about 1800 sq ft, and had a lawn small enough to weed-whack within about 15 minutes; front and back yards.

So, we move out here to good ol' West Virginia, settle in a 5100 sq ft home (with finished basement, but basement's not finished...) which is sitting on a half-acre lot, and our property taxes are about the same. :eek:mg:

Yeah...that's what I said..."go figure..."
 

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We must have been neighbors. I can't be happier to have gotten out of there even if I still have to visit each day for work.
Join the club. By the time we got around to moving out, we were the only ones speaking English. I'll bet if I called Immigration, we'd have been the only people left living in the neighborhood.

We lived off of Ballenger Creek Parkway. It WAS nice when we moved in...
 

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Nice Shack!
 

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Thanks! Nice mortgage payment to go along with it! :hide:

Now, here's the kicker...

My wife and I were living in a townhouse in Frederick, Maryland, and it was about 1800 sq ft, and had a lawn small enough to weed-whack within about 15 minutes; front and back yards.

So, we move out here to good ol' West Virginia, settle in a 5100 sq ft home (with finished basement, but basement's not finished...) which is sitting on a half-acre lot, and our property taxes are about the same. :eek:mg:

Yeah...that's what I said..."go figure..."
nice house, i have a about 1800sq ft house sitting on 1 acre ... 7400$ property tax ... its not even that nice of an area. :Disgus:
 

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nice house, i have a about 1800sq ft house sitting on 1 acre ... 7400$ property tax ... its not even that nice of an area. :Disgus:
:eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg:

I thought that I was paying a bit much for my area! On just a shade under 10 acres, 2.5 of them for the primary residence, another 2.5 agricultural (hay field), and just over 4.6 a combination of agricultural and rental, I am paying about $1700.

I had heard that property taxes in the north east were astronomical, but I just would never have dreamed that they were like that!

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:eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg:

I thought that I was paying a bit much for my area! On just a shade under 10 acres, 2.5 of them for the primary residence, another 2.5 agricultural (hay field), and just over 4.6 a combination of agricultural and rental, I am paying about $1700.

I had heard that property taxes in the north east were astronomical, but I just would never have dreamed that they were like that!

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we are in the process of disputing this amount

.... funny thing is it was a foreclosure and we paid like 150k less than the previous sale .... and it appraised for only 20k more than what we paid.

so essentially its worth 130k less than what the town has tax figured at.

heres the kicker ..... just got a letter from the town saying the property value has gone UP :00000060: :duh:

.... lord grant me the strength ... :i_praying
 

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we are in the process of disputing this amount

.... funny thing is it was a foreclosure and we paid like 150k less than the previous sale .... and it appraised for only 20k more than what we paid.

so essentially its worth 130k less than what the town has tax figured at.

heres the kicker ..... just got a letter from the town saying the property value has gone UP :00000060: :duh:

.... lord grant me the strength ... :i_praying
I don't blame you. Now that you mention it, I need to have mine looked at again since the housing market has gone into the tank.
 

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Nice shack ya got there. If that's a shack in your area, what do the big houses look like?:eek:mg:

Nice guitars, too. I used to make specialized machines for luthiers (guitar makers), including Benedetto and Buscarino, two of the leaders in really high-end jazz guitars. They've let me play guitars that cost as much as my first house!
 

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Very nice place.
Yep, your fridge stood out the most. All that nice cabinetry and maybe 19CuFt there? Oh well, Sears has appliance sales all the time.

I moved down to Spotsylvania to avoid the beltway prices, and though I certainly am not wishing this on you, the property taxes will catch up in a few years like they have on me. Since 2000, the county figures the value of my house has tripled, and jacked the tax rate to boot.
 

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Looks good! Nice you have a lot of room. Few of us might want to stay after the MTF Summer Cookout!
 
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