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building a house

30 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

So the wife and I are looking at building a house... yeah, I know. 


We have the lot and it's been surveyed and we've been working with a guy designing our house plans and now we are shopping those out to builders.


Not looking at anything TOO extravagant but definitely not a shack either.  We'll have a main level and a walk-out basement (finished), probably 3000-3300 total square feet.


Anyone here built a home lately?  Material-wise we're looking at mainly some cedar shakes siding, stonework and maybe a little brick, hardwood floors (main level) with stamped concrete in the basement.  Three car garage (got to have a place for the boat) and nice fixtures...you get the idea.


We've got three builders working on some bids and should be hearing back within the next week or so.  Just wondering what to expect as far as price per square foot etc.  or any other hints you have (those who have been through it).



divorce law in NC-- division of property

25 June 2014 - 04:54 PM

Just wondering (this is not for me by the way-- I know I married out of my league and I ain't going anywhere).


I know NC is an equitable property state, which basically means at divorce everything is split fairly.


That being said, anyone know if it matters why the two are divorcing?


I have a friend who has made a very good living, good enough that his wife was able to retire early. Now she's hopped up on drugs and alcohol, been to rehab several times, and can't kick the habit. Doesn't seem to want to.  So he's going to look at his options.


Is she still going to get half his poo?


More teacher pay news

29 May 2014 - 04:30 PM



So basically the senate is hanging on to "we don't want teachers to have due process" even though the courts just ruled that taking it away was a no-no.  So they dangle this carrot out in front of the teachers saying you can have this big ol' raise but you have to give up career status (what some folks call tenure).



where can I listen to speakers?

06 March 2014 - 08:44 PM

Going to be building a house in the next year and am trying to piece together a nice little entertainment center.  Gonna buy a big-ass plasma tv, and I already have a good sub and receiver. I want to get some good bookshelf speakers for front speakers and another set for back (surround) speakers.


Would like to go to a place I can listen before I buy.  Is there anywhere in the Charlotte area like this? (Not the Bose store).



wireless surround rear speakers?

21 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

Anyone have any experience, recommendations?  I know wired > wireless but It looks like wireless is my best option due to layout of the room and other factors (wife).



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