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Where to live in the Capital Region (upstate NY)?

We may be moving to upstate NY, and would like advice about where to live. We're looking for an apartment right now, but would hopefully be looking for a house at some point. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Aug 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Details on how to buy a condo/co-op real estate: The Dummies Version

Filter: NYC version or competitive real estate market. I am trying to understand the time table for each step of the process. [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on May 12, 2014 - 11 answers

Finding an apartment without the nasty trash compactor odors

This is a question about NYC real estate, specifically about a building maintenance issue. After many years of renting, I am in the market for a co-op apartment in the five boroughs of NYC. There is a problem with my current building that I am willing to tolerate as a tenant that would be a complete deal-breaker as an owner The issue is this: [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 6, 2014 - 6 answers

how to move?!?

After 17 years, I'm leaving my beloved Brooklyn apartment for my NEW beloved Brooklyn apartment. Hooray! Except - how on earth do you do this? Please share any advice, tips, motivational thoughts, etc for any and all aspects of how to undertake the process of moving. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Mar 15, 2014 - 18 answers

Brooklyn MeFites: please help us find a co-op aprt in Kensington/Ditmas

We have a buyer for our current co-op, which means we really need to get a move on finding a co-op to move to in Kensington or Ditmas Park. Brooklyn (or nyc) MeFites, help us out here. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Jul 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for a rental agent in San Francisco

I am looking for a rental agent in San Francisco, but I'm confused about how they work. I am looking for the equivalent of a realtor -- someone who has access to all the listings, and will show me various properties (regardless of who owns them) until I find one I like. Does this exist for renting, and do you have any recommendations for someone who does this work? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 18, 2013 - 7 answers

What projects can we do ourselves now to help sell an apartment next spring?

My boyfriend and I will be putting his Co-op in brooklyn on the market early next year. We want to sell it quickly- what are the winter projects we can take on now to help move it this spring? [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Home is where the 'for sale' sign is.

My flat has been on the market forever, and nothing has worked out. Advice and encouragement requested. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Sep 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Finding Home, Avoiding Scammers: Craigslist Edition

How do I avoid Craigslist real-estate shysters? Added wrinkle: long-distance. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jul 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Bedbug, bedbug, whatcha gonna do?

NYC filter: How does the bedbug disclosure law end up playing out when one is looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Jul 23, 2012 - 7 answers

First time investment property

What do I need to know about building new multifamily homes and renting them out? Where can I learn about it? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Short term rental of apartment

I have an apartment that I'm not using. Is there any way I can monetize this? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Sep 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Advice for finding good sublet->rental on E/F train in manhattan.

NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Advice on buying an apartment in London

I'm a 23 year old EU citizen who will be starting 5 years of medical studies at King's College London in September. My parents are interested in buying a flat for me instead of renting. I have no idea where to start! [more inside]
posted by snoogles on May 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Like window shopping, but with real estate.

What new condo or apartment developments can we go look at in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Advice for screening a foreign renter

I own a condo in northern Virginia that I have been renting out for a few years and I have an applicant to move in...from overseas. He is post-doc at a government agency that has a two year appointment. What kinds of information should I gather to screen him as a tenant? And how do I deal with the broken lease from the previous tenant? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Mar 8, 2011 - 5 answers

There is also El Capitan and Sir Galahad

Is there some kind of zoning ordiance in Seattle that all apartment buildings with above a certain number of units must have a name? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jan 12, 2011 - 18 answers

Do I sell my inherited co-op?

Do I sell my inherited co-op? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jun 29, 2010 - 30 answers

Is it a mistake to buy an HDFC coop apartment in Brooklyn?

I'm strongly considering putting in a offer on an income-restricted HDFC coop apartment in Brooklyn. I just straddle the income limits for 2009, but am well below it for 2006, 2007, and 2008, and the agent has assured me that won't be a problem, given the board an lawyer for this building (meeting the spirit of the regulations, if not the letter). I can afford to put down a large enough down payment so my monthly costs end up being slightly less than what my rent is now (with significantly more stability in cost from year to year). So I'm pretty sure this makes sense for me, but my only question is: is this a mistake in terms of eventually reselling the place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find a belltower to live in.

Investigating a New York City (Brooklyn) real estate fantasy: I sometimes dream of finding an odd space -- a small garage, a storefront, a storage building -- and fixing it up into livable space. I see examples around town of people who have done this. I've heard friend-of-friend stories. But I have no idea how one finds non-apartment real estate sale listings in Brooklyn (or non-new-obnoxious-condo listings, for that matter). Putting aside zoning issues and the like -- where could I start investigating? Craigslist/Streeteasy/Trulia don't seem to help.
posted by the jam on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Apartment buying: because college housing is expensive.

I'm thinking of buying a cheap multi-bedroom apartment in the Chicago Hyde Park/north Woodlawn area to move into next year. I've never done anything like this before. Please give advice on how to search for and screen apartments and, if I went through with this, on the responsibilities I would face as resident and landlord. [more inside]
posted by flawsekno on Jan 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Lease AFTER moving in?

New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Are leases transferrable from one landlord to another?

The owners of my apartment building have turned control of the building over from the extremely reputable apartment management company that I signed a lease with to a much less reputable company. Am I legally bound to continue honoring the lease? Since my earlier question, I've done research into the law and my specific lease. My recourse isn't obvious to me. What to do? (Arlington County, VA) [more inside]
posted by charmston on Jun 20, 2009 - 8 answers

F*%$ing agent

ChicagoApartmentFilter: What leasing agent/company/broker/other should we use for finding an apartment in Chicago? Any other tips or tricks we should be aware of? What we're looking for below the jump. [more inside]
posted by ohio on Jun 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Are lease contracts transferrable?

The owners of my apartment building have turned control of the building over from the extremely reputable apartment management company that I signed a lease with to a much less reputable company. Am I legally bound to continue honoring the lease? (Arlington County, VA) [more inside]
posted by charmston on Jun 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Headed for Castroville...

Where do people in San Antonio look for furnished, short-term rentals, sublets, or house shares? I am looking for a ten-week rental in western San Antonio or Castroville, TX. Craigslist is crammed full of realtor spam, and there are no separate "by-owner" listings. The San Antonio paper is full of realtor spam as well. Castroville-specific information would be spectacular.
posted by jennyjenny on Mar 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Finding the elusive, decent Brooklyn apartment?

How do you find a better-than-decent apartment in Brooklyn without having to spend two weeks working on it full-time, and without paying a ridiculous broker's fee? [more inside]
posted by condorman on Aug 14, 2008 - 13 answers

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

How do I choose which apartment to rent?

Help me choose between two apartments for rent, and decide if I would like living in a highrise in the city centre. [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on May 15, 2007 - 15 answers

Step-by-step apartment hunting in NYC

TOTALLY clueless here. Can someone give me step-by-step directions for getting a good deal on an apartment in New York City (preferably with a timetable of when each step should be accomplished relative to "move in day")? [more inside]
posted by liberalintellect on May 2, 2007 - 22 answers

NYC broker recommendations

NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I buy a condo conversion?

I'm thinking of buying a condo that was converted from an apartment; am I going to regret it? [more inside]
posted by bbuda on Sep 8, 2006 - 15 answers

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment?

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 8, 2006 - 14 answers

plumb dumb housing aplomb

De-leaded Apartments in Boston: What's the Scoop? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Jan 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Bad Apartments

I'm interested in stories about living in apartments where something bad has happened. Apartments with gnarly histories. Murders, suicides, 'haunted' apartments, whatever. Did it affect the value? Did you learn about it only later? Did you hire an exorcist? Did a new paint job suffice? etc. Anyone have such stories, or know of such?
posted by Hobbacocka on Feb 6, 2005 - 16 answers

What's the best way to find an apartment in NYC?

NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 10, 2004 - 37 answers

Unusual Housing in Toronto

HovelFilter
I was thinking about buying a place to hang my hat, but I'm not sure what's right for me (Let's all go inside, shall we?) [more inside]
posted by Capn on Jul 7, 2004 - 8 answers

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