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]
Does my painful chest cough have anything to do with likely exposure to mold during my previous living arrangement? [more inside]
Househeatingfilter: Saladpants is a city boy from major east coast city, who recently moved to smaller west coast city, Portland, OR. He and Mrs. Saladpants are looking at a house which, while only 15 minutes from downtown, is essentially out in the country. This means that the house has no gas line running to it and no sewer either. In this particular house, the Saladpantses have two potential heating options: Propane or Electric. They have no experience with either, and are uncertain as to which is better. They seek opinions, wisdom and experiences of fellow mefites. [more inside]
We just bough our first home and need advice on ways to thank those that helped us get through the process smoothly. [more inside]
I want to buy a house. I have 20 grand but bad credit and a long term boyfriend with no money and good credit. What is the best option? [more inside]
I hate doing the laundry...help me minimize the number of articles of clothing I have to wash, please!
Is there a way to effectively, efficiently, and economically wash your laundry that keeps piling up at the end of the week from daily workouts? [more inside]
i am sure this is an easy problem: i have a problem on XP with my new wireless router. my laptop connects to it, but i cannot put in my user details for the adsl service. i used to log in through the lan port and put in a pwd and user. how do i get the system to prompt for the pwd? [more inside]
How do i get photos to unstick to the glass in picture frames? [more inside]
My wife would like to demolish two 28'l x 2.5'w x 4"d concrete sidewalk tomorrow. She went and talked to Home Depot about renting an electric jackhammer per the recommendation of a buddy who will be helping her. When talking to the tool rental guy*, he suggested that she think about a demolition hammer but in reading their site the breaker seems like a better bet. She really wants to be the one to do this and she is small framed which may be the reason for the demo hammer recommendation. I suspect that it will end up being me doing the work after she realizes how jarring it will be so her doing the work should probably not be a factor. Does anyone have any experiences that would point us to one or the other? * Tool rental guy is apparently a Hilti guy who is onsite at this home depot and the demo hammer is a Hilti too.
We are replacing a section of our white wood picket fence that someone's car hit and want to give the whole thing another coat of paint while we're at it so that the new section will blend in with the old section. What do we need to do? [more inside]
How does one monitor the Housing Market of Southern California? [more inside]
What sort of speakers/setup should I go with for my home theater? [more inside]
Is there anything like FlyLady but for people who actually work outside the home? Lazy 20-something couple is looking for help keeping our apartment from being a sty. [more inside]
Should I buy a laser printer or an inkjet for my home office? [more inside]
How and where do I do online promotion my neighborhood's historic home tour quickly and on the cheap? (In Phoenix, AZ) [more inside]
What's minimal but sufficient equipment for a home gym? [more inside]
We've recently moved into a house where the previous owners removed all of the rain gutters from the roof. We've more recently had new gutters installed(bye-bye, tax refund!) except for one particular spot at the corner of a very steep valley where two edges meet. Is there a way to collect water at a spot like this? [more inside]
What questions do I ask when trying to get a mortgage? [more inside]
How do I fix my wiring/electrical problem that just started occurring? [more inside]
I punched a hole in the drywall on my apartment. I probably should be asking about managing my anger, but instead I need advice about fixing the hole. [more inside]
San Francisco home decor Question. -I am looking for a unique home decor in San Francisco where I can find original window dressing (curtains). [more inside]
I have a dual sink with a disposal, and something is causing the water to back up into the other sink. [more inside]
How do I get my Home Folder back on my Mac? It is running OSX 10.4.8. I went to drag it over to the app "Back Up" and it smoked out on me. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back in the left hand column of the finder? [more inside]
I love Aquafina bottled water. There's something in it that makes it taste much different than other bottled waters. Still, it gets expensive. What's in it that makes it taste so nice and can I make my own at home? [more inside]
My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
My wife and I put in an offer on a house for $187,000, which was accepted by the sellers. However, the inspector found a major problem that will cost about $22,000 to fix. What's a fair counter-offer given this problem? [more inside]
Looking to buy my first home theater system. Seems most systems come with a DVD/CD player. Thing is, I already have a Sony DVP-NS975P DVD player which I am more than happy with. The DVD player has HDMI output and I would also like to run my Xbox 360 (HDMI) through the receiver. Any recommendations in the sub-$1000 range?
What color should I paint a yoga/exercise studio? [more inside]
How do I remove a recessed toilet paper holder? [more inside]
Homeowner blogs? [more inside]
Insurance filter Umbrella insurance - good for them or good for you? [more inside]
can you recommend a good home security / alarm company? [more inside]
Remodel Filter: Looking for scrap granite / mica countertops for some home remodel projects - or how to go about begging for them. [more inside]
We have some wooden curtain poles on which the wooden rings move really smoothly, but also have a couple where the curtains "judder" and sometimes stick quite badly when pulling them open or closed. How can I get the non-compliant curtains to move smoothly?
When friends with whom you don't usually spend time in close quarters come for a brief stay at your house, what things should you change about your everyday, hanging-around the house behavior? [more inside]
Help me secure my home! I need input on a safe and a security system. [more inside]
Help me budget for buying our first home. [more inside]
If 2nd Mortgage gets discharged in bankruptcy, can payment still be made to keep home? [more inside]
How do we figure out whether we're financially and emotionally ready to buy our first home? We have a really good handle on what we can afford, which neighborhoods we like best, what houses are going for. We've read "Home Buying for Dummies." We've saved up an OK chunk of cash. But my husband and I are both worried, and for different reasons. [more inside]
Because the bottom of my fiberglass shower is totally flat, the water doesn't drain down and so mildew builds up at triple the frequency. Short of replacing the shower, how can I create the effect of a downsloping shower floor?
I would like to work part time from home, earn a reasonable wage (at least $10/hour and preferably more), have some job security, and if possible set my own hours. Is that realistic? And how can I do it? [more inside]
Do you worry about how clean your home is when people visit? Do you notice imperfect cleaning at others' homes? [more inside]
[BedroomRockStarFilter] How do I start making music on my PC? [more inside]
Does anyone have an opinion on home warranties? [more inside]
What is the best home theatre system for us? [more inside]
I need help redecorating my house. I am going for the "Eastern" and contemporary look (Indian/ Middle Eastern/ Asian decor mixed with West Elm-ish contemporary style). I want to have Buddha statues, silk fabric for the window curtains, silk throw pillows, artificial plants and etc. [more inside]
Absence makes the heart grow fonder-filter: next year, I shall be starting a new job which involves spending a significant amount of time away from my wife. As in opposite coasts of the continent separated. I’m setting up some things to help us stay connected (setting up skype with video, a slingbox so we can watch TV together, a webcam so she can keep an eye on me, that sort of thing), but what other simple, practical things can we do to stay connected? How have you handled this?
Hotel/Home for the Holidays? My girlfriend and I are facing a major dilemma in visiting her home town for Christmas: Stay at her parents house or stay in a hotel. Any advice or past experiences would be most appreciated. Much much [more inside]
I purchased my first house about 1 month ago. It's not in a desirable neighborhood but OK - today I saw just a few houses down from mine that the city sheriff put big orange notices on the doors of 9 homes saying vacant or uninhabitable...should i be concerned about this? [more inside]
How can I locate a retailer to purchase this product not sold in the U.S.? [more inside]