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Wed, 13 Oct 2004

Update windows again, everyone


Microsoft released several updates for their Windows and Office products yesterday. Get the critical updates at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

-Ketil



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Ketil's home buyers' guide


I have been researching a lot of the currently popular tv shows on getting the most for your home when you sell it. Based on this I have developed a simple guide for home buyers. In fact, this guide is so simple it only has a single point:

1) NEVER EVER BUY A HOME THAT IS STYLISHLY FURNISHED, FRESHLY PAINTED AND OTHERWISE SPOTLESS.

Why do I say this? As they keep saying in these TV shows (and this I believe): "New tiles in the bathroom can cost 1800 pounds, but can add 20% value to your apartment". Do you want to pay 1800 pounds or the 20% extra for the apartment? The same goes for new layers of paint, some fancy temporary furniture, and a bit of decluttering.

It's all about seeing potential. Almost everything they do in these apartments is to make the place look bigger. If you're too daft to see the real size of the place, BRING A TAPE MEASURE!

-Ketil

PS, the people they pull in to look at the apartments before and after, what a bunch of suckers! In general, they like to go "pooh, yuck, this is disgusting, I could never live here" before the place is redone, and after they go "wow, what a transformation, I could really see myself living here." Perhaps these people want to give me a few thousand pounds as well?



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