Hello! We're buying a house from very nice sellers in San Diego County, California. A requirement of our agreement is that they provide Section 1 termite clearance. Their termite inspection recommended tenting, but the sellers want to go with spot treatment instead because of the risk to plants around the house. I don't think I care as long as Section 1 is cleared, but am I setting myself up to have to tent the house later? The seller indicated that he would be willing to tent if we feel strongly about doing it. [more inside]
I want to buy the house I'm renting. How do I even start? [more inside]
Seeking advice on how to prepare for making an offer on a house that's not on the market. That our friends rent. [more inside]
How much of a bad idea is buying a car a month or so before buying a house? [more inside]
How much cash do you actually have to part with when buying a house? How many other fees and charges are there on top of the down payment? [more inside]
After all this I might go live in a tent on the beach... [more inside]
Indiana Real Estate - can you recommend any real estate professionals (buyer's agent, good inspector, or lawyer)? [more inside]
What is one to expect after buying a house? [more inside]
Buying a house before starting a new job? [more inside]
What would be a fair way for my dad and I to buy a rental property, if he is providing the down payment? [more inside]
Short on closing costs. We're bidding on a house, have the 20% deposit, but are short on closing costs (by about 10k). Some options are out; for example I cannot take another loan until we have signed. A friend has suggested that we ask the seller to pay the costs and then we pay more for the house. Has anyone done this? Thanks! [more inside]
Buying a house soon: is it better to pay down my credit card partially, or pay off a small personal loan?
Buying a house soon: is it better to pay down my credit card partially, or pay off a small personal loan? [more inside]
After 14 years living in our small farm house a once-agricultural town in Connecticut our family has had to move on. Despite the markets leaning we did make a profit and would like to reinvest it as quickly as possible. As far as what we desire out of a location, we wouldn't like to go any farther north but have no real desire to stay in the state and would consider moving out of New England for the right reasons. [more inside]
I'm considering buying a house on the southwestern coast of Michigan on Lake Michigan - New Buffalo, Saugatuck, Coloma, Union Pier, Douglas, Holland , etc. - which would be the best place to buy -pro's and con's of each community.
I'm interested in stories about living in apartments where something bad has happened. Apartments with gnarly histories. Murders, suicides, 'haunted' apartments, whatever. Did it affect the value? Did you learn about it only later? Did you hire an exorcist? Did a new paint job suffice? etc. Anyone have such stories, or know of such?
Looking to buy a new bed... and software to help me rearrange my house. [MI] [more inside]