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If a paint color needs to be changed they'll walk away rather than do it themselves or even hire it done. I imagine anyone old enough to be on this board has done their share of painting or remodeling after they bought a house. This generation doesn't seem to want to invest any sweat equity.

That is certainly a shame that they don't want to do it themselves, but I think the older generation (myself included) needs to get used to the idea that that is the way the world is turning now. These are the people who are or soon will be running the country. They have different views and values and that's just the way it is.

We can sit back and harrumph and spit out "kids these days" and "get off my lawn," but that isn't going to change reality. Your parents probably sniped, "Kids these days," as well, and it didn't change a thing.

Take down the wallpaper and paint the walls. It's not a big deal, and it'll make a world of difference in how they see the house. I'm not sure I'd have estimates available for replacing the carpet with wood.

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