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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    So, Tornado Sirens went off in the City of Ames yesterday afternoon and immediately as the City of Ames' sirens went off, Jack Trice's tornado siren/warning message came across the speakers.

    Good...
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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    By per diem you mean liquidated damages? Per diem would be the Contractor's Responsibility for their workers...not the University's.

    If I remember correctly, the Liquidated Damages was $200,000...
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    Re: Utilities in Ankeny

    Sounds like a lot of CF'ers are living in the Otter Creek Development and that's awesome! We are waiting for Final Plat Approval on 49th Street before we start building and it seems to drag...
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    Re: Utilities in Ankeny

    Send me a PM and I'll hit you up.

    Are you looking at 49th street?
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    VIS Roofing out of Marshalltown
    Bakeris Roofing out of Des Moines
    Central States Roofing out of Ames
    Academy Roofing out of Des Moines


    I have worked with VIS, Central States, and Academy on...
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    Re: New Homes: Walk-Out Ranch vs Two-Story?

    We decided on two-story vs. ranch because we wanted 4 bedrooms and we wanted those bedrooms on a floor different than the main living areas. Also, everyone says you get more SF for the price and...
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    Re: Interior painting cost

    Yeah and paint is not includes in the above figures...labor only
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    Re: Interior painting cost

    $125 is a good number for a standard bedroom...bigger bedrooms such as master's bedrooms could be $150-$175 per room depending on amount of cutting required. Small bathrooms $75-$100 because a lot...
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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    I saw it at Bungie's coffee shop getting gas and donuts...should be back tomorrow AM
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    Re: Any concrete experts onboard?

    I would say the $105/CY of concrete would be fairly accurate for concrete in the Des Moines Metro. Also, depending on size of load they will charge a trip fee ($50) if it's below 1 or 2 CY of...
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    Re: Utilities in Ankeny

    I have a call in to the guy that responded to me to discuss the Time of Day program in further detail and will report back any new info.
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    Re: Utilities in Ankeny

    Got a response from Consumers Energy:

    "There are many variables to consider when a new home has no history. Number of family members, insulation, orientation, type of heating and cooling, window U...
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    Re: Utilities in Ankeny

    We are building in Northeast Ankeny (NE 49th Street) and looks like we will end up in the Consumers Co-Op Service Area. Our house will be a little over 2,000SF so would it be safe to assume the...
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    Re: Lot Type - Walk-Out, Daylight, Flat

    We opted for blue cushions instead of red; other than that...pretty close
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    Re: Lot Type - Walk-Out, Daylight, Flat

    I agree wholeheartedly on what you are saying, our realtor has even said the same thing on numerous occasions. We are building this house with the assumption that it will suit all of our future...
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    Re: Lot Type - Walk-Out, Daylight, Flat

    In-laws have a flat lot and while the basement is small it is usable but doesn't have that inviting/open feel to it.

    Dad has a daylight and that would be our 2nd option after walk-out.
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    Re: Lot Type - Walk-Out, Daylight, Flat

    $6k is just the difference in lot price; there is $7k add from base house price for added siding, sliding door, patio, windows, etc.
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    Re: Lot Type - Walk-Out, Daylight, Flat

    We won't be finishing the basement right away but there will be a point in time in a few years that I'd like to finish it out where the walk-out would become preferred and more usable.
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    Lot Type - Walk-Out, Daylight, Flat

    Fanatics,

    Our family will be building a house this summer and we are currently debating between Walk-Out, Daylight, or Flat lot.

    Wanted to get a feel for everyone's pros & cons of the various...
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    Re: Random thoughts III

    Who did you finance through and did you do a 45 day lock?
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