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mr beauxjangles

Member Since 18 Feb 2009
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Homeowners: Give Me (First-Time Homebuyer) Your Advice

17 September 2014 - 07:32 AM

So, my wife and I finally cleared the final hurdle in the purchase of our first home and will close in mid-October. I am 32 and have been ready for this for quite a while (meaning tired of not gaining equity), but the wife and I both still have a little lingering feeling of being unprepared in some regards. I'm sure this is normal to some degree. I'd like to think we are pretty smart people but the homebuying process has helped reinforce just how little I know about things like plumbing, circuitry, structural engineering, etc. My father didn't teach me this stuff, and my father-in-law is bringing me along whenever an opportunity presents itself. My wife and I know that there will always be something to do on the house, especially since we purchased a bungalow that was built in 1928 (recently remodeled, new roof, new electrical, etc. but still old as dirt).


So, this is where I ask the homeowners of the Huddle to give me their advice. I don't need advice about the buying process (we're through all that mess) but would appreciate any advice you have about being a smart homeowner - home maintenance, preventative maintenance, keeping those costs down, and generally speaking just little tips and crap that I've probably never even considered as things that I need to know as a homeowner.


And in the process of giving advice, please do your best to not scare the crap out of me! I feel like ever since we started this process my friends have all suddenly turned into "Don't do it, homeownership sucks, just keep renting!" mode.


Thanks in advance, Huddle.

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso (EPL promo)

08 August 2014 - 01:03 PM

New bit from Jason Sudeikis as his character Ted Lasso, promoting the upcoming EPL season on NBC. In case you didn't see the original, watch it first (second video below):



"We Stand United" - new chant for USMNT

03 June 2014 - 09:44 AM

Okay, this is awesome. Same guy that developed the Real Salt Lake chant apparently.




What soccer websites do you visit for news, rumors, stats, etc?

03 June 2014 - 07:59 AM

I don't spend as much time as I used to online tracking news, rumors, etc, but I still visit Ives Galarcep's site pretty regularly for US-related news, and still probably spend too much time tracking player values and other stuff on Transfermarkt. Occasionally check the Daily Mail (trash, I know) and Sky Sports for EPL stuff, usually on game day. Statto for basic stats and analysis. I don't play fantasy soccer, so I'm sure there are lots of good sites out there with stats and player ratings that I've never visited.


So...where do y'all go for all things soccer?

San Juan/Puerto Rico

20 May 2014 - 08:44 AM

Just scheduled a last minute trip with the wifey for our anniversary. We'll be staying in San Juan (Carolina) near Old San Juan. Anyone been? Any recommendations - food in particular but also sights and other recommendations would be appreciated. We're winging it and don't have much time for research.