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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:53 PM

I got to give away a home Saturday

Things just kind of fell in place. I was going to buy this nice trailer and rent it out. I was apprehensive because of my health and I would have to do what work it needed. So I talked to a friend in Nevada with end stage bone cancer for his opinion and we just bullshitted.. Well a week later a lady called and said that my friend had told HER about the home and we talked. Well she is 58 years old and has been living in a 10' X 20' storage shed all winter in Montana. With no indoor water and a wood stove. Plus she was baby sitting her granddaughter while he daughter was attending nursing school 4 days a week. So I contacted the guy I was thinking about buying it from and told him I wasn't interested but I knew a lady that was. I told him if she could sell a horse she could afford maybe a couple grand for the trailer. But I also told him about her living in a shack all winter and how hard she has had it and if it were me personally I would just give her the home. He said he thought it would do his heart to some good that day and agreed. She was robbed last year by a fly by night who was supposed to build her a small cabin cabin. He took 30 grand cash and disappeared. In all reality it didn't cost any of us to help this lady other than a few phone calls and being in the right place at the right time. P.S. there are thousands of pieces of property USABLE AND EMPTY in Montana but the property owners don't want the hassle to rent, so they sit and the mice love it.

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Reply I got to give away a home Saturday (Original post)
sorefeet Mar 2016 OP
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #1
sorefeet Mar 2016 #2
KamaAina Mar 2016 #3
sorefeet Mar 2016 #5
KamaAina Mar 2016 #6
sorefeet Mar 2016 #9
sorefeet Mar 2016 #4
dorkzilla Mar 2016 #7
Liberal Jesus Freak Mar 2016 #8
sorefeet Mar 2016 #11
Ilsa Mar 2016 #10
sorefeet Mar 2016 #12
panader0 Mar 2016 #13
ms liberty Mar 2016 #14
redruddyred Mar 2016 #15
UTUSN Mar 2016 #16
eridani Mar 2016 #17
sorefeet Mar 2016 #18
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2016 #19

Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:55 PM

1. What a wonderful thing to do!


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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:59 PM

2. It was a lot of fun

I talked to her today and she said it didn't sink in until she got back to the storage shed and thought about it. She had a fear that she would be in the shack till she died.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:01 PM

3. Wow! Might there be a way for someone to master-lease them and then rent them out

 

at affordable rates? And does this situation exist in other Western states or is it unique to Montana?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:08 PM

5. This is a huge pet peave of mine

The homes, the trailers, the lots that sit empty just blow my mind. Homeless need them. Renters that are paying insane rent prices could get for discount for fixing them up. There are so many options to house people.

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Response to sorefeet (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:09 PM

6. Isn't Montana pretty purplish?

 

Might they not be able to figure out a way to give these owners tax incentives for renting the places out?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:17 PM

9. You would think

There are six homes or pieces of property within a stones throw from my place, been empty for years. One sat for 3 years then greed got them 750 a month which is bull shit. Most of these people who own these properties are well off at the least.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:03 PM

4. This thing is a monster

compared to what she was in. 16 x 80, with a shower and a garden tub. All oak and nice kitchen.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:02 PM

7. Yay, sorefeet!

Good for you!!!! What a wonderful thing you did - and the trailer's owner as well!!

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:10 PM

8. You...

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:28 PM

11. You folks would love this gal. All 90 pounds of her.

cowgirl who has worked her ass off all her life and really needed a break. Has all summer to get this thing ready for next winter.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:23 PM

10. You probably restored their hope in humanity.

I can imagine how cynical that family might be after such a horrible experience. How sad that law enforcement couldn't help them.

Blessings on you.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:34 PM

12. I guess after a certain length

of time the law will take over. But right now it seems the guy fled the state. So she is just screwed.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:03 PM

13. Well that's a great story with a happy ending

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:31 PM

14. K&R

What a wonderful thing to be a part of!

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:50 PM

15. i hear the same abt manhattan...

 

too bad these real estate investors aren't nearly as groovy as yourself

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:34 PM

16. I gave 1 away & losing LOTS/cash #2 - to get rid of jerk neighbors & environmentalize the community

Flippers & slumlords were taking over the neighborhood

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:38 AM

17. Good for you!!! n/t

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 07:28 AM

18. Rent has become a rackett

just like the rest of America. I remember a formula of one week pay for one month rent when I was young. Now it's easily double that.
But rather than try and fix the housing problem our politicians in this state would rather waste their time and tax payer dollar ending the medical marijuana program for the sick.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 02:43 PM

19. Good on you

 

I can understand the reluctance to rent, though. With renting comes renters.

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