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Re: OT: Roofing suggestions?

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Russ from MN

03-05-2013 07:51:21
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Cheap shingles might not last 10 years! I think a good roof helps sell a house, I would probably go with steel but it depends on the house and neighborhood.




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IaLeo

03-05-2013 09:30:34
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 Re: OT: Roofing suggestions? in reply to Russ from MN, 03-05-2013 07:51:21  
I lived that experience. In '72 I had Certanteed 30 year shingles put on a new 2nd story urban home and when I sold it in 2005, there was no issue about the roof. Never leaked, not leaking then, all shingles in place, with decent grit covering. So I had the same brand 30 year put on this new rural home and in about 10 years they started curling, fracturing, but not leaking yet. I agree with others that a good looking newer roof sells the house but there is a limit somewhere to providing some one else a bargain when you have the buyer, real estate agent, lender and occasionally the inspectors working against one's pocket book.

Yes I am having a steel "shingle" quoted, probably with the revered, pricey standing seam metal.

This roof will be a highly visible "curb appeal" on this particular house and it will look like yet another machine shed, pole building or "tarted"-up old house....not that attractive IMO I might just put aside some money for a new roof for the buyer, that way I will kill two birds with one bale of hay....giving them essentially the money down to buy...if only I could keep that cash away from the real estate agents take..we would both win.

Leo

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Ron-MO

03-05-2013 11:23:30
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 Re: OT: Roofing suggestions? in reply to IaLeo, 03-05-2013 09:30:34  
My opinion - sell yourself, and keep the real estate agents out of it if you can. But I know it all depends on the area, and market. I have lived both scenarios......one where I listed with a real estate agent, and they sold the house easily in a month for asking price, then another where it sat listed for about 2 years, mostly because there was no market, and the real estate agents refused to lower their commissions to help sell. I ended up letting listing expire, then selling myself for a little less money, but was still a hard sell due to the area it was in (an hour from everywhere).

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Chris(WA)

03-05-2013 07:58:13
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 Re: OT: Roofing suggestions? in reply to Russ from MN, 03-05-2013 07:51:21  
I'm with Russ on buying the good roof. I would not consider a house with an iffy roof without making the seller replace it. Most lenders won't. Even if your paperwork says it was replaced 10 years ago, it still has to pass inspection. Way cheaper to spend a little now than have to do it all over again in 10!



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