Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:43 am

Well... a couple months ago I was referred to a Crane 404 located in Hanover Ma. by this board which I quickly scooped up, the owner expressed how much he loved the stove for so many years and I asked why he was selling it then, he answered that he was moving and was preparing the house for sale :eek2: (for those who don't know... Im a realtor :D )... within the next few days I had the house listed and within a couple weeks had it sold and it just closed yesterday. It so happens this mans family had rented my dad his first building long ago in Braintree and we became pretty good friends over the course of the last few months. He happens to be moving to Virginia and buying a land, farm, air strip ability, etc. but for the time being he rented a nice spread from a kind Amish person (actually Mennonite, im not sure the differences) and he now has an outdoor boiler to learn about :lol:

This guy is one of those old timers who's been working and doing everything from the age of 2 (a mans man). Builds houses, airplanes (worked on Jimmy Buffets Wigen), everything he owns he paid for and worked for, everything that brakes he fixes himself (from his airplanes to houses to motorcycles to trucks), he uses his word instead of signed papers, even in retirement he works 24/7 doing something or other, etc.etc. A great human being that im very lucky to have met and know (Virginia just got VERY VERY LUCKY!)

Just wanted to thank the forum again for everything... DC
dcrane
 
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:32 am

great story guy!
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: theo On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:20 am

Are the houses really starting to sell again ? I see so many up for sale, they just seem to sit on the market
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:57 am

theo wrote:Are the houses really starting to sell again ? I see so many up for sale, they just seem to sit on the market


In MA they are... its really dependent on proper "real" advise, any house WILL sell in any market at any time (the trick is proper pricing, proper preparing and proper marketing), In recent years these things are sometimes hampered by the fact that people were "upside down" so it was just wasn't possible without 3rd party approval's or what we call "short sales" , that's been getting a lot better over the last 12 months!

I'm sure this trend is happening everywhere to one degree or another (at least I hope it is), the owner of that house in Hanover sold for $500k and I'm sure he will be able to buy a pretty nice spread in Virginia next spring. (he is going to rent @$500 per month to get the "lay of the land" and learn the area a bit before purchasing). I know he likes the people down their and likes the area and because he owns his own plane and has a pilot's lic. he can get to many places from that area very swiftly as he wishes. Maybe he will join the board after he gets set up down their :clap:
dcrane
 
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:07 am

Hey dc, he sounds like an old version of you:) Mennonites will drive regular vehicles, use power tools, (their own) have elec at home, etc. Just a more modernized off shoot of the Amish
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:Hey dc, he sounds like an old version of you:) Mennonites will drive regular vehicles, use power tools, (their own) have elec at home, etc. Just a more modernized off shoot of the Amish


Do they still paint everything Black to shun the "shiney" stuff as it goes against their belief?

I remember visiting family back in the early 80's and drove over to Lancaster Co. and saw lots O" Black Out Cars. Sprayed over the hub caps, bumpers , antennas etc.
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:17 pm

Where's my commission? :lol:
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Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:22 pm

True Amish don't have any cars, trucks, antennas, etc--2 Real different worlds--BUT--the Amish are often hired by Mennonites on building projects & transport them to & from--Amish will use power tools if the property owner has them available on site--they don't own any--where as Mennonites do.I don't think the Mennonites are real big on painting chrome & the likes black anymore.
Ed.A wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Hey dc, he sounds like an old version of you:) Mennonites will drive regular vehicles, use power tools, (their own) have elec at home, etc. Just a more modernized off shoot of the Amish


Do they still paint everything Black to shun the "shiney" stuff as it goes against their belief?

I remember visiting family back in the early 80's and drove over to Lancaster Co. and saw lots O" Black Out Cars. Sprayed over the hub caps, bumpers , antennas etc.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Another Great Nepa Forum Story...

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:31 pm

Thanks for sharing the story!
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