I can’t take it anymore. The nightmares are continuing and I’m starting to have very dark thoughts about the flipper. I also know a lot about him, including where he lives, only 2 miles from my house. I take my mental health very seriously, so I have started seeing a therapist. The medical insurance from my new job doesn’t cover all of it, so I’m paying the remainder out of pocket. In a way, these costs are just more damages caused by the flipper.
With no financing available, we can’t fix the lower level anytime soon. Since we’re short on storage space, we’re forced to find low-cost efficiencies on the main level.
Installing this closet organizer was a cheap solution for one of the bedrooms.
It has been 2 years since the flipper sold us our house.
Repairs have STOPPED because we reached our credit limit months ago.
Apart from dealing with the house problems, we’ve also endured some unforeseen life events, including major medical bills, employment changes, and the loss of a vehicle we cannot afford to replace.
Our current strategy is to:
- Continue paying-down the remaining -$11,285.14 in credit card debt used for previous repairs.
- Make small improvements to maximize our limited space on the main level.
- Actively pursue legal changes to prevent predatory remodeling and offer recourse for victims.
At present, the house still needs the following major repairs and recovery work, in order of priority:
- Yard grading and drainage systems (to prevent more flooding). Estimated $8,000
- Drain tile and sump pump installation (to prevent more flooding). Estimated $6,000
- Concrete excavation and repairs to basement floor and front entryway stoop (to prevent more flooding and erosion). Estimated $5,000
- Lower-level bathroom reconstruction. Estimated $8,000
- Lower-level finishing (drywall, carpeting, paint, trim, fixtures, etc.) Estimated $4,000
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Still looking for cheap ways to economize on limited storage space, we decide to make use of the wasted space on one of the garage walls.
This shelving made floor space for our bicycles, one of which is used for our work commute.