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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

Renter's Insurance in California?

Renter's Insurance in California? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Have some spare money, should we buy a condo to offer as rent?

Married, and have some savings. Does it make sense buying a condo just for giving it out as rental? Caveat - I may have to sell it off in about 3-4 years though so I'm wondering whether it'll all be worth it. [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Jul 31, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I swap my house in Spain for a cabin in the States?

Are there any home exchange websites specifically for rustic cabin-type dwellings? Looking to swap my place in Spain for something in the states. [more inside]
posted by maca on Mar 16, 2012 - 1 answer

What do I need to know about buying vs renting?

Teach-Me-About-Renting-Vs-Buying Filter: I'm in my mid-20s and have been in my "grown up job" for about a year now, and it's about time to get my own place. What do I need to know, beyond just comparing rent and mortgage payments? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Feb 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Is there a way to be notified if a specific house comes up for rent again?

Is there a way to find out who own's a house? There was a house for rent about a year ago that my girlfriend and I liked the look/price of a lot, but it got filled before we sought any information. Is there some way to be notified if this house comes up for rent again without knocking on the door and asking the renters? My apologies if this is an obvious thing most adults know.
posted by Corduroy on Oct 17, 2011 - 6 answers

How to keep a Room

I will have to be out of town for a few months. How can I persuade my landlord to keep my room at very small or no charge for four months until I come back? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Feb 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Cost effective way to rent a pickup truck for a month?

What is the most cost effective way to rent a pickup truck for a month? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Choose the form of the (real estate / finance) Destructor!

Our house in the Chicago suburbs has been on the market for a year, and isn't selling. Should we drop the price till it hurts even more, or try to rent it out and hope the housing market doesn't fall even more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Buy Or Rent a Home

Should mid-sixties semi-retirees buy a condo or rent a house? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Mar 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Congratulations, give us all your money!

Surprise! I'm a new renter. I wasn't expecting the opportunity, but a house is up for rent on the block where I work and they informally accepted my bid. With a deadline. What now? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Nov 4, 2009 - 21 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

Is it better to buy a house or rent a place, considering the current economy?

Is it better to buy a house or rent a place, considering the current economy? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Oct 19, 2008 - 17 answers

Skyscraper living

Do people still live in The Sears tower in chicago? or any other skyscapers? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 27, 2008 - 20 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

Cost ratio of mortgage payment vs. rent?

When you made the jump from paying the rent to paying a mortgage, what was the ratio? [more inside]
posted by woj on Oct 6, 2006 - 36 answers

Should we stay or should we go?

I'm considering selling my house and moving back into an apartment. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Jul 21, 2006 - 17 answers

Renting out your own home whilst overseas?

Ever rented out your home so you could flee the country? [more inside]
posted by globetrotter30 on Mar 14, 2006 - 12 answers

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