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How do I help someone Overseas build credit in the US?

How do I build someone's credit while they are overseas and not a US citizen? I am getting married to someone who is Japanese (in about 5 months) and lives in Japan right now. Because I know we will one day want to buy a house, I want to start building her credit as soon as possible because I know that it is easier to get a loan with two people signing instead of one. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Mar 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Time to buy a house!

I have a newly good income, a very tiny (yes, I mean very tiny) beginning of a savings account, shitty credit, a little (in the hundreds) debt and I want to buy a house. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Rent vs. Buy: Retiree edition!

Single retiree is selling a big paid-off house and asked me and huzzeh for help deciding whether or not it makes sense to rent an apartment or buy a condo. What questions should we consider to help make this decision? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Apr 18, 2013 - 17 answers

Buying a car right before buying a house

How much of a bad idea is buying a car a month or so before buying a house? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Feb 18, 2013 - 21 answers

I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents. It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent."

I'm about to come into a large sum of money (in the $300-$500k range). I've never had a large sum of money. Looking for advice on what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 - 32 answers

Buy A House With Cash

My wife and I are buying a house in Austin, Texas ( Steiner Ranch ). We are trying to figure out how we want to finance it. We have the means to pay for the house with cash. We are being offered a mortgage at 3.6%. The cost of the house would represent about 50% of our net worth. The other 50% is fairly liquid, with an even spread between 401k, index funds, 529's, and cash. Should we do it? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 11, 2012 - 25 answers

Home-Not-So-Sweet-Home

My boyfriend wants to buy a house. I don't. How do we work through this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 48 answers

Refinance as an IT Contractor?

How do I go about refinancing my house as an IT contractor? [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Separation within a marital residence: is it doable?

I think I need a break in my marriage. I've been a lot of emotional pain, and his behavior is making it worse and worse. However, we'd so damn poor that we couldn't even afford to physically separate. What's the likelihood of a separation within a marital residence actually working out? Have you tried it? What happened? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 - 22 answers

What's a semi-easy way to earn money online?

What's a semi-easy way to earn money online? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 19, 2010 - 12 answers

$30k: real estate or stocks?

I will receive $30k (canadian) as an inheritance. I'd like to invest it to start getting some revenue out of it. I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 15 answers

How to get money to improve home

What are my options for borrowing money for home improvement? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Now that I'm out, she's keeping the cash!

My landlord won't give me my deposit back. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Sep 12, 2007 - 20 answers

How To Save Money

Car Insurance + Home Owners Insurance = Saving $$ ? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Aug 16, 2007 - 9 answers

How Much Will It Cost???

How Much to Replace Copper Gas Lines in a small house? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Aug 7, 2007 - 14 answers

What work-at-home things are available that aren't scams?

Is there any sort of part time work that I can do from home in my spare time that I can actually make money at? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on May 21, 2007 - 17 answers

How can I crack the whip / get my realtor to move my property?

My realtor has gone from a proactive go-getter to a neglectful, smarmy do nothing. I need to sell my condo (I know the market is bad) but it's a nice place in great condition and priced in line with others in the market. How can I get it to move quicker? [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Apr 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Can this happen in bankruptcy?

If 2nd Mortgage gets discharged in bankruptcy, can payment still be made to keep home? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jan 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Flood Insurance Question

My house recently flooded. Fortunately, we have flood insurance. Our adjuster claimed that we needed to remove our floors (hardwood and tile) throughout the house and replace. Our contractor (who I trust) said that's not necessary, that only re-finishing is required. Because of the discrepancy, I stand to pocket a chunk of change on the deal. [more inside]
posted by space2k on Apr 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Best place to keep money in the short-term?

My husband and I will, with any luck, be buying a house next year. What should we do with our money in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 10 answers

I want to live in a house!

How does anyone afford growing up? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Oct 20, 2005 - 53 answers

What are the advantages/disadvantages to buying a home through an attorney rather than a realtor?

Buying a home without a realtor. My landlord wants to sell the place I am living in (he lives in the lower, me the upper) because he is using the money to buy a business. He wants to sell quickly as the business loan is contingent on his sale of the home. The only catch is that he wants to forgo using a realtor by using an attorney instead. Has anyone here ever bought a home this way? What are the advantages/disadvantages on my end? Any common mistakes to avoid?
posted by sharksandwich on May 5, 2004 - 16 answers

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