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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 02, 2003
Posted at 07:27 PM

Spent Saturday tooling around town. Gonna buy myself a house. Just me. No help from tycoon grandparents or a sugar mama or the state lotto. Nope. Just me. Hard-earned shit. All from graphic design! Anyhoo, much pride is felt as these feet step out in search of a plot of land of our own. Scary, but exciting.

Lots to choose from. Fixer-uppers, shitholes, prefabs, townhomes, condos, cutsie little single family joints, etc. My price range should allow for soemthing good. My hope is to have an office to set up my desk, keeping design/art separate from where one might eat a meal or watch some tube. I’d like that office to have a door too. A yard sounds okay, but isn’t high on the list. No shrubs. Portland is a breeding ground for mass foliage. Not for me. I’d keep things clean and tidy. Just grass.

Much hope is felt on the DDC Factory Floor.

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Speaking of prefabs, an old family friend just purchased one and they love it. Also it was a little easier on there wallets. Just a little tip I thought I would share with ya.

Posted by: -=CLEMENS=- on 11/02/03 at 11:31 PM

Happy house hunting dude.
Wish we were in your shoes.
Good Luck!

Posted by: Jerms on 11/03/03 at 9:32 AM

I’d definitely opt for the beautiful “home” about 10 miles outside of town in some gated cul-de-sac development called “Whispering Meadowes” or “Hunter’s Ridge Pointe;” a 3-car garage, cheap vinyl siding, nice 1/4 acre of golf green lawn, neighbors you’ll never meet, thousands more houses/lots as far as the eye can see, with ample strip malls, outlet stores and Wal Marts only a short car trip away.

Either that or a brand new tasteless cookie-cutter “luxury condo” in the hottest gentrifying part of town, preferably in a formerly-impoverished neighborhood. Must have a tack-on balcony, ample parking, and a Starbucks close at hand.

Just kidding, get a goddamn fixer-upper or a cute little house in a good old neighborhood in town. You’re a man, don’t let us down and buy some shitbox eyesore banality.

Posted by: Give Me 40 Acres Chmiel on 11/03/03 at 10:43 AM

A tip about prefabs (if you are really talking about manufactured homes) – sure they might seem like a great deal, but as a structure they’re pretty inferior, and as an investment, they DEPRECIATE. Or so I’m told.

It’s always better to buy quality.

Posted by: f5 on 11/03/03 at 11:09 AM

Aaron, I will kill you if you buy into some fucking god-awful Pre-fab pile of shit with vinyl siding. I don’t care how “easy on the wallet” they are or whatever. They are bullshit. They are anti-american. They are craftless, soul-less piles of dogshit and crappy mechanized carpentry.

Buy a real house. Fuck it. I will come out to portland and fix that shit up. Talk to Berling…. I’m a fuck’n pro.

Posted by: Renovaton Guro Ryno on 11/03/03 at 11:35 AM

Well, for once Ryan speaks the words I wanted to post here…….

no prefab……no manufactured homes…..

you get what you pay for…..go for some quality, as it will pay off in the long run (or short run)….you don’t want to get tied into a depreciation situation; you worked too hard for that money.



Posted by: mamma d. on 11/03/03 at 12:29 PM

Aaron, listen to ya mamma. She raised you right.

(Sorry for the potty-mouth, Mrs. D……. I’m a horrible influence on your wonderful boy)

Posted by: Ryan on 11/03/03 at 4:10 PM

If you find a home you are interested in-make sure you inquire about past homeowners insurance claims. Depending on the past claims and other factors, you may have a hard time getting insurance, something that will be required by your mortgage company. I am assuming you will have a mortgage, unless Daddy Big Bucks takes care of his little boy. Let me know if you have any questions.

Posted by: Good Neighbor Agent on 11/04/03 at 6:21 AM

Ok Ok, get a real house. Just thought I would throw that thought out, and now I have to throw it away. Sorry Ryan, I know its not the real thing and a good American deserves the real thing, Hand built with pride. As of this moment I am taking back my statement about the Prefab.

I apologize to any I may of offended.

Posted by: Clemens on 11/04/03 at 12:55 PM

Don’t worry, Clemens. As long as your name’s not Roger, I’ve got no beef with ya. ‘S all good.

Posted by: ryno on 11/04/03 at 7:22 PM

Nope, not Roger just Ryan. hahaha

Posted by: clemens(RYAN) on 11/04/03 at 8:02 PM