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Production Home Help Needed

My husband and I are thinking about having a home built -- a production home -- in one of the many subdivisions in our growing area. We have purchased a home before (and sold it later; not in our current area) but it was older and had been flipped. What do we need to know about the production home process? [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on Mar 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Odd basement drainage feature?

We're thinking about making an offer on a house. However, it has an odd feature in the basement that may be related to drainage. Can anyone tell us what this might do or what could be behind the wall? Picture here - it's the 4" bumpout in the back left corner. [more inside]
posted by WowLookStars on Sep 30, 2012 - 11 answers

How does the property value really affect me?

Home value dropped - does it really matter? [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Jul 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Venus Fly Trapdoor

My friends and I are looking to move into this new place, and I can't help but feel there's something odd about the couple we're renting from... [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Jul 27, 2012 - 20 answers

What is a good plot size for a house

1. What is the plot size of a typical bungalow and a 2-storey house in Toronto? I am trying to be knowledgeable about this so I can compare different houses on the MLS site. [more inside]
posted by musicgold on Feb 26, 2012 - 9 answers

First time buyer. Are foreclosed homes cheaper?

Are foreclosed homes cheaper? And how would you go about buying your very first home? [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Jan 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Delay in getting home appraisal report

We're in contract to buy a house. It's taking forever to get an appraisal. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Oct 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Bait 'n Switch

I either need to drop it or get a lawyer. Tell me which one. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Aug 24, 2011 - 32 answers

If it's really "location, location, location," show me some locations.

Since Google Maps ended its real estate search function in February 2011, have any of you found a good replacement? I can't find anything like it. [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 18, 2011 - 13 answers

I will freak out if I actually have to write a $550k check.

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]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Mar 1, 2011 - 42 answers

Probate probate, who's got the probate?

Probate mysteries? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Feb 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheap and on the water

Where are the most inexpensive beachfront houses in the US/Canada? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Dec 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Fun With Real Estate Agents

I just learned that in NY State, real estate brokers are allowed to represent both buyer and seller. As a buyer, I don't want the seller's broker for my agent! But it may be too late.... [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 29, 2010 - 22 answers

Hey, I'm buying that house. Please stop changing it!

I made an offer to buy a house, it was accepted, contracts signed and earnest money paid. The sellers just changed the appearance of the house without any warning. Should I have been told about it beforehand? [more inside]
posted by Brody's chum on May 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Buying a house on a busy road

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 - 20 answers

What do you wish you would have known before you sold your house?

What do you wish you would have known before you sold your house? [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Jul 6, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I legally prevent the next owner of my house from tearing it down?

I will be moving on and selling my current house some time next year. In my neighborhood (mostly 1930's bungalows) a lot of similar houses have been purchased by developers, bulldozed, and replaced with McMansions far out of scale with the neighborhood. What can I legally do as part of the sale to prevent it from being Yet Another Teardown? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Jan 20, 2009 - 22 answers

If parent transfers house to me, how can I get mortgage tax deduction?

Can I get the mortgage tax deduction if a parent transfers their house to me and I begin paying the mortgage without going through an actual sale and real estate agent/commission process? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Oct 4, 2008 - 5 answers

have house, will travel

What are the legalities involved in buying a house and then dismantling and removing it? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Sep 28, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I get out of a listed house in order to sell it For Sale By Owner?

I have a rental house that I am selling. It has been listed with a Real Estate agent since Nov 07. Not one offer on it. Some people from my parent's church are interested in buying it, but they want to do it For Sale By Owner -no Real Estate Agents involved. My listing expires on Oct. 11. How long after the listing expires can I sell it on my own? Is there a grace period? Any ideas of how to cancel the listing beforehand? I don't want to lie, but I would rather sell to the church people for obvious reasons (more money for me, better deal for them, etc.). I am in GA.
posted by twistedmetal on Sep 2, 2008 - 23 answers

Calculating a House's Square Footage

When calculating a house's square footage, does one include screened-in outdoor porch areas (with unfinished floors and no heating or other amenities)? Does one include separate garages (with no heating or other amenties)? Basements? Also, is there a definitive source I can point to for justifying any inclusions/exclusions re: the above to those who might question? Thanks!
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 29, 2008 - 20 answers

what's a schedule a?

What the heck is a "Schedule A" in real estate? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for home on the WWW

My parents are looking for a place to retire in NE North Carolina (i.e. home). Mom asked me to help her search with internet (they have traveled down there several times) so they can narrow things down and get a better feel for the market. I have little idea where to even began searching. Suggestions?
posted by dawson on Apr 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Not all it's cracked up to be.

What is the best way to repair a home's foundation? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Mar 10, 2008 - 13 answers

I need to sell half a house to a family member, and I don't know how.

How do I sell half a house to my brother, who’s living there? My only sibling and I have inherited our late parents’ house as part of the estate. He’s currently living in it, and is happy to stay and is interested in buying my half out. I don’t want half the house; I do want the money. [more inside]
posted by Savannah on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

How to prep a houseto sell with no furniture?

What's the best way to prep a house for selling? [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Oct 31, 2006 - 24 answers

Looking for a place to get away

I'd like to buy an inexpensive, second home (a summer place) in either New Hampshire or Maine. Someplace we can go for vacations/weekends with the kids. But I have no idea how to go about finding such a place, or what options there are for paying for it. Any suggestions?
posted by GernBlandston on Jan 24, 2006 - 6 answers

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