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BLHTAZ

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    http://www.bteventures.com

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    Orlando, FL
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    Jeeps - Trucks - Computers

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  1. Hey y'all... :waving: I know it has been a LONG time since I have been here, and unfortunately I am no longer a Comanche owner. I hope you can bear with me and possibly help out here. I am doing all I can to spread the word and help my friend and coworker, Naishma, and her baby, SadéLiz (pronounced shaw-day-leez). SadéLiz was born with a cancerous tumor that was nearly 4.5" in diameter and weighed nearly a pound. Please visit the GoFundMe page I have set up for the whole story and updates. She is currently in the third and final round of chemo, but things are not going as well as hoped for. ANY donation amount is greatly appreciated!! PLEASE, at minimum, go to the page and share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc... I would also ask that when you share it, use the hashtag - #helpsadeliz Thank you for any and all help.
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    Electrical Manual

    I have received a couple messages lately that the link to the .PDF was broken. I believe I have it fixed, but if the original "click on the logo" trick is still showing only a picture, here is the direct link: http://www.bteventures.com//mj1988electricalmanual.pdf
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    names

    I have lurked from time to time, but yeah, I have not been around much in a while. :cheers:
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    names

    We call ours Joe, but that is short for Mighty Joe. My wife loved that movie and it is the first thing she thought of when I brought the "MJ" home.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    Yep...we tried hard to avoid short-sales. I have two friends that bought short-sale houses and both of them waited 3-4 months for a response to offers and then it took nearly a year before they finally got to closing. I was told by our Realtor that FHA/VA lenders will not approve a loan on a house that is not move-in ready...or incredibly close to it. He said the Safe, Sound, and Secure are three primary requirements to even hope for approval. This is why we were happy to find a house that is a straight sale and is currently occupied. We had an inspection last Saturday, and everything went very well except for an active termite colony being found in the kitchen bay window area. They are on the outside only and the seller is paying to have them taken care of this week. The property will be treated and we will sign a contract with the pest control company to pay $150 a year and they will check it and treat it once a year and include a $250,000 damage repair guarantee.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    Wow...that is interesting. There are so many rules and hoops to jump through any more. I can't believe what we are going through to be able to use my VA benefits.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    Thanks Pete. We got a terrific deal on it, too! The owner passed away, the house was paid off, and the children did not want to keep it up as they do not live in the area and it has been rented for quite some time. The current tennant decided to move to NC and they do not want to deal with the house any more.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    Glad to hear you found something that you are interested in. :cheers: We finally found one as well and have an excepted contract and deposit on it. It is a 3/2, 1550 sq ft, custom built pool with 3 waterfalls, 1.7 acres, completely move-in ready, and a 2 Jeep garage. Here are a couple pics... ...and a couple videos - be sure to right-click the video and select open in new window or tab.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    Hey Pete...it's going OK right now. We found a house that we really like, FINALLY, so we will be signing the offer on it today and see what happens.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    My experience with VA was much better in the pre-approval part. I sent them a ton of info, as you have described, and they emailed a letter of pre-approval to me and our agent within 2 hours...and this was at 6:00 p.m.. We keep having the same issues with the houses, though; either it is a great house but in the wrong place or the property is too small, the price is out of line and the seeler won't play, or it needs too much work to qualify for VA financing. VA is tough in that respect, if a house needs more than just some minor cosmetic repairs, they will not approve it. FHA is similar but not quite as strict. Keep your head up, brother...the right one is out there. :cheers:
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    CC Discount on Hell Creek Kits and Springs

    No one will regret buying from Tom! I got one of the first sets of MJ springs he ever produced a few years ago and they are still doing great. Only had one small issue in the beginning, they used poly bushing that sqeaked horribly, but Tom immediately sent me the appropriate rubber bushings at no cost to me to fix the problem.
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    House Hunting is Hard Work

    I don't have good news for you either, unfortunatley. We are working with VA financing to buy a house right now. We are also still in the looking phase, and have been getting extremely irritated, frustrated, and disappointed in the process. The VA mortgage process does require all of the paperwork and BS noted in previous postings as we have had to jump through many hoops and provide a lot of paperwork just for pre-qualification. We have been looking for nearly 5 months now and still have no solid hopes for what we want. We made one offer a while back, but the seller was quite unreasonable in his asking price and would not move much. We are being quite picky in what we get, as we realize--at our age--this will likely be the house we live the rest of our lives in. I feel your pain. Best of luck to you and keep us posted on your progress.
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    Jeeper ingenuity or Redneck...??

    He is, unfortunately, still crippled, but happy and hopping like all the rest.
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    Jeeper ingenuity or Redneck...??

    Yep, I have done that one before too :thumbsup:
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    Jeeper ingenuity or Redneck...??

    As long as they are spay/neutered, they are quite easy to litter train. Rabbits are very clean critters and only make messes to mark territory, but when fixed, they have no need to do so. Most of them are very friendly and love attention.
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