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Sanity check my co-op inspection.

I just had an engineer inspect the co-op we put an offer in for, contingent on a satisfactory inspection. I don't know anything at all about repairs (so we'd contract out for anything big) so help me figure out if any of the stuff below is possibly a huge dealbreaker. [more inside]
posted by griphus on May 30, 2014 - 25 answers

Ethical 30-year fixed co-op mortgage in NYC?

NYC MortgageFilter. We want an affordable 30 yr fixed 80% LTV co-op loan that underwrites quickly - but! With either ethical considerations or portfolio from a local lender. Need reccs. for lenders and especially loan officers please; or really savvy NYC mortgage brokers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Navigating moving and real estate- New York City style

We are currently in the process of selling a co-op in Brooklyn and purchasing another co-op in Brooklyn. How do people pull this off without ending up temporarily homeless? Really NYC-specific stuff under the fold, so recent NYC real estate experience would be best. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Jul 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Check for a long-closed probate

How do we cash a check for a dead relative whose probate we closed several years ago? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Jun 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me plan a kitchen renovation in Brooklyn.

I just bought a 1 bedroom co-op in Brooklyn. I want to gut the kitchen. I have 30k. Is this possible? Can you recommend an architect? Share your story? [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking on Apr 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Insurance Brokers in NYC

Seeking insurance broker recommendations for a new family in NYC. Co-op, Auto, and now with progeny, Life. Obviously want a person/office that we can trust, and will look out for our interests in the long haul. We live in Queens, and work in Manhattan. Bonus question: are any brokers fee-based, or do all work on commission-type arrangements?
posted by Oddly on Feb 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Online games for two

What are some good online two player games? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Oct 13, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I gracefully wrap up my co-op internship?

I'm finishing up at a co-op internship in two weeks. I'm a bit nervous about the wrap-up. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Aug 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Help us write our co-op application letter

We are applying to co-op housing: Please help us write an appropriate (and awesome!) cover letter for our application! [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find an RPG that my partner and I can play co-op by tonight!

Help me find a PC-based RPG that my partner and I can play co-op by tonight! [more inside]
posted by hought20 on Jul 17, 2012 - 13 answers

What's my little bite of the Big Apple worth?

Need to get a NYC co-op appraised - couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by Wylie Kyoto on Jul 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How to be an ethical landlord?

I am buying my first house and my friends will live there with me. What is the ethical way to decide what to charge in rent? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on Jun 20, 2012 - 38 answers

Game recommendations for Xbox 360 over System Link?

Game recommendations for Xbox 360 over System Link? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Mar 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Fun little games for LDR.

Internet interactivity for long-distance relationship; games for non-gamer girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Sep 11, 2011 - 21 answers

**** banks

I have a UK Cooperative bank visa debit card. Recently I was unable to make a purchase on-line so I phoned the store and was told the card is a 'visa electron' not a visa debit card, even though it clearly says it's a visa debit on my card. what is going on? [more inside]
posted by randomizer on Jul 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Is FSBO worth it for a Manhattan co-op?

Is FSBO worth it for a Manhattan co-op? [more inside]
posted by sunflower16 on Apr 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Networking for Success

networking filter: My university organizes a lot of networking/recruiting sessions for the upcoming co-op term. Teach me to make the best of these sessions! [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 answers

In search of a multiplayer PS3 FPS

Can you recommend multiplayer co-op shooter games for PS3? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Feb 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find a TV documetnary on a self-building housing co-operative in the UK

I'm after a documentary I once saw about a self-building housing co-operative in the UK—or more information about the programmes. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Dec 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Co-op fail?

Co-op question. We contributed $400 (fully vested!) to a food co-op that may never happen. It hasn't been able to secure funding through a USDA loan, or by any other method. It's been about four years. Can I take an income tax deduction?
posted by fixedgear on Nov 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Garbage goes in the chute, not on the floor and walls

Any tips on how to improve cleanliness of garbage rooms in NYC co-op? [more inside]
posted by Majorita on Oct 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Community Design Resources

Good online or print resources for community design? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Oct 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Non-profit payment service

I am working with a non-profit co-op that would like to take payments from its members online. However, the co-op is not a 501(c)(3) organization, but has a very small budget and can't afford to shell out for a merchant account and all the associated widgets. They already tried PayPal and their account got "restricted" there because PayPal wants a 501(c)(3) letter. Are there any other choices? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on May 26, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I buy a co-op if no one finances them in Nebraska?

How do you get financing for a co-op when (according to my mortgage banker) no one finances them in Nebraska? [more inside]
posted by Prairie on Apr 11, 2010 - 7 answers

need ideas to help change no-pets rule in co-op apartment building

Need to butter-up the board of directors in my co-op in order to allow pets (cats in particular). They are strict- 2 grand penalty leading to eviction if they find you break their no-pets rule. Any tips? thanks! [more inside]
posted by dentro on Apr 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Best route to a nicer future

I'm about to finish second year of Software Engineering at my mid-tier Canadian university and have no intention of continuing any further. I'd like to transfer into one of the more prestigious colleges in the US, although getting in seems like a complete crapshoot given my current circumstances. What course of action can I take in the coming months that would greatly increase my chances of being accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Ideas for a housewide party

I am a college student living in a co-op (house with 38 people). I need to arrange a party; preferably a costume party. The themes I have come up with so far are: 1) Time Traveler's Ball 2) Alice in Wonderland 3)Mad Science Night Question: What are good ideas for entertainment/activites for those themes? [more inside]
posted by Mayhembob on Sep 9, 2009 - 10 answers

English as a foreign language.

What's the best way to teach conversational English to a Polish person with currently only very minimal English skills? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jun 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Co-op letter writing help

I need to write a friend a recommendation letter for a co-op where he is trying to buy an apartment here in NYC. I've never done this before. What kinds of things should I say in the letter besides the usual "I've known him for ten years and he's a stand up guy" sort of thing?
posted by josher71 on Jan 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Does anyone have experience in starting a co-op?

How do I start a grocery co-op? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Oct 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Is there profit to being a non-profit?(???)

An individual looking to buy a multi-family home to create a low rent situation for several artists. Is there a benefit to becoming a non-profit? Is there money to help support this venture that I should be chasing after? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Is my neighbor's second bathroom going to make my building crumble?

What are the risks associated with adding a second bathroom to an old apartment building not necessarily "wired" for the task? [more inside]
posted by waterbottle on Apr 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Creating a custom search engine from a set of bookmarks?

Trying to turn a set of bookmarks (del.icio.us) into a custom search engine. [more inside]
posted by imposster on Dec 12, 2006 - 8 answers

The down-low on co-ops.

Help my younger sister decide whether or not to buy a co-op apartment. There's some [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me find co-op housing in Chicago

Looking for co-op housing in Chicago. Does any one have any suggestions? Even better if the co-op is run by graduate students but it is not a necessity. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jul 24, 2006 - 11 answers

co-op lan games for the pc

Inspired by this thread; what are some good networkable co-op PC games for 4-6 players? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jan 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Co-op questions

Tell me about your co-op housing experiences... [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Aug 25, 2005 - 6 answers

Why should I shop for groceries at a co-op?

Why should one shop for groceries at a co-op that sells local and organic foods, especially since it's more expensive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2005 - 21 answers

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