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Mortgage dilemma: seems like there is no optimal solution?

This was me a few months ago: Rent or sell my condo at a loss? Well, now I've decided to sell it. But have a question about what to do about my mortgage. [more inside]
posted by myorangesocks on Jun 26, 2014 - 1 answer

Money Pit 2: More Banks, Less Hanks.

Can someone explain to me how buying residential real estate in a major/expensive U.S. metropolitan area makes any sense whatsoever? I'm really not seeing it right now (and yet I would love to join the landed gentry). [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 4, 2011 - 45 answers

Should I buy a condo overseas?

Should I buy a condo overseas or live in the one my company provides? Special snowflake details within! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Chicago Housing Marklet

Just looking for some opinions on the housing market, specifically the condo market in Chicago. My husband and I are considering a purchase - we are renters now - before the tax incentives expire. We are living on a fixed income now. A longer term ARM, 7/1 or 10/1, seems to offer the best rates, but as we don't want to sink our whole nest egg into a down-payment, we are a little worried whether the market has really bottomed out and what will happen after all the incentives for first-time buyers disappear. We don't want to be upside down a year from now. ( housing market condo Chicago mortgage )
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Apr 22, 2010 - 10 answers

How feasible is renting out a condo while living in another city?

I am thinking about buying a specific apartment (condo) in Brooklyn, NY. For this question, let's assume that this apartment is a smart investment / better than renting, financially. While I don't have plans to leave New York in the immediate future, I'm not 100% committed to staying here, either. So my question is about contingencies: if I got this apartment, then in a few years needed to move to a different city, how much pain would I be bringing upon myself to keep the apartment and rent it out? [more inside]
posted by the jam on Mar 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Pay my mortgage for me while I'm gone.

If I move for 6 months to a year, what do I do with my condo? [more inside]
posted by milinar on Sep 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Buying a first residence in a major city: can it be done?

Buying a first residence in a major city: can it be done? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me learn to buy a house!

How did you learn how to buy a house? First-time homeowner needs some guidance. [more inside]
posted by sah on Nov 1, 2008 - 25 answers

Housing market crystal ball?

Is this the worst possible time to become first-time home owners in Portland, Ore., even though we found what looks like a pretty good deal on a condo? This sort of thing scares me, but we just found a place that we like and that seems very reasonably priced. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 2, 2007 - 26 answers

Overwhelmed by money (or the lack thereof)!

What questions do I ask when trying to get a mortgage? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

A giant upright ponzi scheme?

How do condo developers make their money? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Jan 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Social stigma in rich people's housing

Will a child face social stigma for living in a condo? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Apr 28, 2006 - 35 answers

Help Deciding on a Mortgage / Having my Loan Sold

MortgageFilter: I just purchased a unit in a 4-story, new construction, condo complex. My fiancee and I plan to be there between 3-5 years, so I'm interested in a 5/1, 7/1, or 10/1, just to be safe. 30-year fixed is okay too, but the chances of us staying there beyond 5 years is very unlikely. [MI] [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Oct 27, 2005 - 9 answers

Where should I look for my condo?

AskChicagoFilter: I want to buy a condo in Chicago. I want to be near a couple of specific things - what neighborhoods should I look at? Oh yeah, I'm not rich. [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Oct 20, 2005 - 9 answers

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