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Is this a fair price for new windows?

Looking at getting new windows in our house. Replacing 20 windows, got a quote of about $22,000. Had sticker shock but then looked at details, now wondering if it's a fair price. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Feb 18, 2014 - 23 answers

Can I buy my parents' house in a way that makes financial sense?

My parents have always struggled financially, living under crippling debt and never able to have an income able to match the bills, the biggest of which is their mortgage. I hate to see how difficult this situation is for my dad, and I want to help out for the sake of his stress level, and also because once he retires in a few years the math truly does not work out in their favor. I've been thinking of buying some land anyway, so I'm wondering if there is any feasible way to make this work for both my parents and me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2013 - 20 answers

Please help me go from "under contract" to mortage-holder

I am trying to purchase a foreclosed house with a homepath loan, but I do not qualify for a homepath loan despite excellent credit. Apparently a conventional loan will not work for the current condition of the home. Can you help me sort out my options in Virginia? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Mar 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Should I purchase a house?

Am I crazy to want to purchase a house? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Help an apt dweller cope with a house.

American homeowners, please help a lifelong apartment dweller figure out the basics about running an actual house. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Apr 25, 2010 - 20 answers

Unexpected expenses of property purchase and ownership

Long time renter, first time buyer. What am I forgetting to budget for? When you bought a house, what expenses took you by surprise? How much of a cash and credit reserve should I keep available for the first six months? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Apr 12, 2010 - 23 answers

Why do I feel so weird about owning this home?

Why do I feel so weird about owning this home? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Jul 8, 2009 - 53 answers

IRA For First Home Purchase

I want to buy my first house AND not owe any Federal taxes for 2007...Traditional IRA Perhaps? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 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

Why do the lightbulbs in my office burn out all the time?

Why would the lightbulbs burn out much more frequently in one room of my house? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Capital gains relief

TaxFilter: Do I meet the "unforeseen circumstances" requirement of the Taxpayers Relief Act for capital gains on my house? [more inside]
posted by knave on Mar 30, 2005 - 2 answers

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