I live in Vancouver and I'll be looking to buy a condo this year somewhere in Coquitlam or New Westminster. I've never bought a place before and have literally no idea what I'm doing.
I'm told a Mortgage Broker is my best bet but how do I choose the right one for me? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro
on Jan 2, 2014 -
Filtering through lenders for a mortgage in a home building situation. [more inside]
posted by phox
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Do you think that buying a house right now is a good move or is it extremely risky? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Aug 26, 2011 -
Are we entitled to our deposit for a house we put an offer on but canceled the sale due to the electrical wiring? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Jul 8, 2011 -
Under 30 with a 16-month-old. Getting $750k from insurance settlement. Have $65k in a money market from previous settlement, $10k in my Roth IRA, and $13k in my 16-month-old's 529. Should I pay cash for a house? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 24, 2010 -
I have been trying to buy a house in the inner-west in Sydney, Australia for several months. Contrary to what's going on in the rest of the world, Oz houses are effing crazy high and have jumped between $20-$100k (esp in my area) in the past year. I have found a good house for a price I can do - but it's on a fairly busy road. Would you want to go to there? [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Oct 13, 2009 -
How do we make the most strategically sound offer on a house, and how to best estimate the monthly costs (mortgage+taxes+insurance+PMI)? [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla
on Mar 29, 2009 -
I will be vacating my house for a few months over the winter. Aside from some house plants there will be nothing organic in the house to worry about. I was planning on turning the heat down to near 40.
The house is not particularly well insulated so, if we get a serious cold snap,which is entirely likely,I would like to be prepared. I was thinking of turning off the water from the basement so the pipes will be empty,therefore not freeze.
Is there any danger in this?
Have you any other suggestions?
posted by citybuddha
on Jan 2, 2008 -
What is involved in running for a seat in the House? Right now there is an uncontested seat in my district, (AR-03) Arkansas, going to Boozman (R). He has a lot of financial backing and and a solid religious support base but he is also batshit insane. I am a 32 year old network/computer specialist that works for the university with no previous political experience, I am pretty good organizer and a fair public speaker and would do well on web activism. but I am not sure if this would even make a difference in a real congressional race as I have no $$$, if there was another candidate I would support them, but this guy is running unopposed so somebody should do something!
posted by los pijamas del gato
on Mar 21, 2006 -