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Well Crap

I live in Brooklyn with my wife. We were planning on moving to New Jersey to buy a house, and we found a lovely place, made an offer that was accepted, and started visualizing ourselves in this beautiful new house...and then the other shoe dropped. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2013 - 46 answers

Two houses, one lot

I've noticed something kind of unusual in many of the residential houses in San Francisco. Often times there's a primary residence facing the street (for example a three-story Victorian) and then a second, more modern building in the back yard (like a one- or two-story cottage). There's a second street number and usually a little gate to access the back building. It seems like a different family occupies the back unit than the front unit (and the front unit is sometimes further subdivided into what I assume are condos). A bunch of naive questions: [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 7, 2013 - 19 answers

What neighborhood should we explore in Seattle?

Seattle neighborhood recommendations. More inside. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 22, 2012 - 18 answers

I feel like the prettiest girl at the prom!

What's the nicest possible rejection text I can send to the people I don't pick to be my new housemate? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Feb 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Will not signing an addendum jeopardize the purchase of my house?

Is it normal for an escrow company to request addition of an addendum AFTER all the papers have been signed but before officially closing? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Aug 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Same-sex Split

My same-sex partner and I have separated (to my shock and opposition) after a few years of hard financial times. While I am holding out hope that she will come to her senses, I need help deciding on what to do (especially regarding our house) in case we can't resolve our issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego.

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego. He has been there for years, but he wants to scale down from 5 total roommates (including him) to 3 total roommates, including him. In order to scale down like this, he'll have to charge at least $1000 per roommate. Then each person will have tons of space. He wants roommates that are very nice, honest, and super-clean. Is this do-able? What can he do (he's in no position to make any major home improvements) to make it more likely that he'll find what he's looking for within a reasonable period of time?
posted by SociologistTina on Jan 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I avoid signing a year-long lease in DC? Can I?

Should I avoid signing a year-long lease for a room in a group house or shared apartment? Is it reasonable to hold out for month-to-month rent, or will I end up with slim pickings? (I am looking in the DC area) [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I hurry up and get a mortgage while I still have a 'good' job?

Should I try to get a mortgage and buy a house before I leave my corporate-type job for a low and unreliably-paying creative one? Or is it possible I'll be able to do those things afterwards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Renting a house 101

How do I rent a house (in Madison, WI)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I buy a home in the next month to take advantage of the first time homeowner's tax credit?

Should I buy a home in the next month to take advantage of the first time homeowner's tax credit? [more inside]
posted by stubblemaker on Apr 1, 2010 - 19 answers

shouldn't a vacant lot be buildable?

Are there un-buildable lots? I have read up on a similar question but that was about how expensive the known-to-be-buildable lots are. My question is if I see a lot listed that is "virgin" vacant never had a srtucture on it, how likely is it that no one could build on it? [more inside]
posted by markhu on Dec 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Oh give me land, lots of land under LA skies above...

Say I want to buy some cheap land in the Los Angeles area: where would I find such a listing online? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Can we afford this $445,000 house? How can you tell?

Can we afford this house in California (just an example)? What "rules of thumb" or other measures should I use to determine what is "affordable"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Short sale? Walk away? Run?

My wife and I need to get out of our house ASAP for reasons both financial and mental-health-related. I've been told we may need to look into a short sale, but researching the process is making my head explode. What, if any, are our options? (more inside, obviously) [more inside]
posted by anthom on Apr 15, 2009 - 16 answers

I'm cute, buy the house

Why do realtor often put their picture on "for sale" sign?
posted by racingjs on Dec 10, 2008 - 20 answers

____ is a privilege, not a right!

What are some LESS obvious things that can disqualify someone from obtaning a job, car, or an apartment? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Sep 2, 2008 - 27 answers

Do I want to live in Daddy Day Care?

What sort of agreements should I make or information should I consider before moving into an apartment that would be used as a daycare during the day when my roommate and I aren't around? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 20, 2008 - 34 answers

How low an offer should I take for my house?

How low an offer should I take for my house? [more inside]
posted by Mom on Jul 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Buying through Redfin - does anyone have first-hand experiences they could share?

Buying through Redfin - does anyone have first-hand experiences they could share? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Mar 26, 2008 - 3 answers

What should I know about buying a house in Japan?

Calling all Japan MeFites as well as you real estate mavens...I'm thinking of buying a house here in Tokyo, and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Moving somewhere affordable!

Can I sell my place if I'm on a repayment plan for its mortgage? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Feb 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Anyone got a two bed/one bath in san diego for rent?!?!

Renting - It's been a while and I'm afraid we're gonna look bad on paper. Mid/late twenty year olds (one a musician) without a huge amount of $$ or history - are we screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2007 - 13 answers

Do you have to make mortgage payments for the deceased?

Someone died. Does her family have to keep paying the mortgage payments? Does interest keep accruing? Can they rent it out during this period? There was no will. (This is in California.) [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jul 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Prefab pros and cons?

Pre-fab cabins and houses...can you tell me your positive and negative stories? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 21, 2006 - 9 answers

We just moved into a rental house, and found the place filthy! What do we do?

We just moved into a rental house, and found the place filthy! What do we do? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jul 31, 2006 - 15 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

Is it cheaper to buy a house or build one from scratch?

Is it cheaper to buy a house or build one from scratch? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Nov 14, 2005 - 18 answers

Road to Nowhere

My SO's long-held family house looks like it will soon have a 6 lane highway built through it. Is there anything that can be done or said that could have a bearing on the route? (MI) [more inside]
posted by figment on Nov 22, 2004 - 14 answers

Seeking recommendations for gay-friendly community with affordable homes & good schools in CA

RealEstateFilter Any recommendations for a gay-friendly community in California where three bedroom single-family houses with reliable broadband access can still be found for <$125k in a safe, good school district?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Jul 31, 2004 - 23 answers

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